The MacGregor Legacy - From Scotland to the Carolinas

(Book 1 - For Love or Loyalty) (Book 2 - For Love or Country) (Book 3 - For Love or Liberty)

Path of Freedom, Quilts of Love series

1858 North Carolina - When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple..

Highland Sanctuary, (Highland series - Book 2)

1477 Scotland - A chieftain heir is hired to restore Briagh Castle and discovers a hidden village of outcasts who have created their own private sanctuary from the world.

Highland Blessings, (Book 1 - Highland series)

1473 Scotland - The story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise to his dying father.

Awakened Redemption (Inspirational Regency)

1815 England - A story that pierces the heart and captures the Regency era.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Upcoming: Editor, Rachel Burkot from LIH

On Wednesday, October 5th, Steeple Hill's Love Inspired Historical Editor, Rachel Burkot, will be on my blog. She'll be discussing the kinds of inspirational historicals they are looking to acquire from new authors. Don't miss it!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Word of Inspiration: The Promise Is for All of Us

"For the promise that He would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but the righteousness of faith." (Romans 4:13)

When God promised Abraham that he would have a son and God would establish a covenant with him and his descendants, he wasn't just referring to the physical descendants, the Jews. God was talking about us, the gentiles, anyone in the world regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, and gender who is willing to be adopted as God's spiritual child. The promise, Jesus Christ and the salvation He brings to us, is ours if we will receive it!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Highland Blessings a Free Kindle Download

#christianfiction #kindle
Beginning today and a for a limited time, Highland Blessings is available as a free download on Amazon's Kindle. This is an historical Christian fiction novel. To download, go here!

Bryce MacPhearson, a highland warrior, kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father. While Akira’s strength in the Lord becomes a witness to Bryce, she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment when he forces her to wed him, hoping to end a half-century-old feud between their clans. While Akira begins to forgive, and Bryce learns to trust, a series of murders leaves a trail of unanswered questions, confusion, and a legacy of hate that once again rises between their families. Clearly, a traitor is in their midst. Now the one man Akira loves no longer trusts her, and her own life is in danger. Can Bryce look beyond his pain and seek the truth? Will Akira discover the threat against her before it’s too late? How will God turn a simple promise into bountiful Highland blessings?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Highland Sanctuary Book Launch Contest

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

To celebrate the launch of my new novel, Highland Sanctuary, I'm hosting a contest for a limited time beginning September 26, 2011 at 8AM (EST) and ending October 9, 2011 at 11PM (EST). All rules of entry must be followed as stated below.
 
Note: Photos may not include exact prizes as some items were not yet in my possession when I took the photos.


PRIZES

3 participants will win a $10 Gift Card to their choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


 


2 participants will win a $10 Gift Card from Chick-Fil-A.




1 participant will win a tote bag with the following books: A Mile From Sunday by Jo Kadlecek, Leaper by Geoffrey Wood, Mysterious Ways by Terry W. Burns, Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor.




1 participant will win a coffee mug with assorted coffee and the following books: New Testament (Common English Bible Translation), Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate, A Touch of Grace by Laura Snelling, Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor.


 

1 participant will win a tote bag with the following books: The Call of Zulina by Kay Marshall Strom, In the Shadow of Lions by Ginger Garrett, To Die For by Sandra Byrd, Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor.



1 participant will win a coffee mug with assorted coffee and the following books: Ransome's Honor by Kaye Dacus, Freedom's Crossroad (3 in 1 collection) by Ramona K. Cecil, Silver Mountains (3 in 1 collection) by Pamela Griffin, Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor.

 


1 participant will win a stationary packet and the following books: A Cousin's Promise by Wanda E. Brustetter, When the Morning Comes and When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall, Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor.



1 participant will win a tote bag and the following books: With Endless Sight by Allison Pittman, Just Jane by Nancy Moser, Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist, Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor. 





HOW TO ENTER

Mandatory Requirements:
Participants must leave a comment on Jennifer’s Blog with their name (first and last), listing each completed entry on which locations for verification purposes. If you are uncomfortable leaving a comment with your full name, please leave a comment letting me know you plan to send me a private email at jt4novels@yahoo.com with your full name and list of entries. (Please Note: Simply leaving a basic comment will not enter you into the contest.) 

Participants will receive:
1 Entry for following Jennifer’s Blog via Blogger or Google (http://jenniferswriting.blogspot.com)

1 Entry for following Jennifer on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/jt4novels)

1 Entry for following Jennifer on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/jenniferhudsontaylor)


Optional Requirements:
Participants who may already follow Jennifer's Blog, Twitter & FB accounts and new followers, may receive additional entries by doing the following:

2 Entries for retweeting the following phrase exactly as it is on your Twitter page, once.

2 Entries for posting the following phrase on your Facebook page or profile, once.

            Please cut and paste this phrase exactly as is in either a tweet or on a facebook post (ONLY ONCE, please.):

#HighlandSanctuary Contest Book Launch.  Free gift cards Amazon/B&N/Chick-Fil-A. #JenniferHudsonTaylor Click here: http://bit.ly/mfjYex

3 Entries if you blog about the Highland Sanctuary Book Launch Contest and include a link to this page.

3 Entries if you sign up for Jennifer's Quarterly Newsletter, here: http://bit.ly/fY9EY7.

(PLEASE NOTE: It is mandatory that you leave a comment with a link on author Jennifer Hudson Taylor’s blog in order for the entries to be counted and verified, as well as distinguished from those who just happen upon the site or social media pages and who did not arrive due to the promotion of this contest).

SELECTION OF WINNER
Winners will be drawn at random.  The number of times a person may enter depends on the number of mandatory and optional requirements they succeed in achieving.  Chances of winning will also depend on the number people who enter the contest.
Winners will be announced on Jennifer's Blog at http://jenniferswriting.blogspot.com on Friday, October 14, 2011. All winners must respond within 7 days of announcement of winners by contacting Jennifer at jt4novels@yahoo.com with mailing address with "Highland Sanctuary Contest" typed in the subject line. If a winner does not respond in this time frame, they forfeit their win, and we will announce a new winner, who will also have 7 days to respond. 
Please read ALL Official Contest Rules here

Friday, September 23, 2011

Catching Up with My Readers & Some Exciting News!

First, I want to thank everyone for your prayers during the loss of my father-in-law last week. Your support and faith during a time when our family was grieving is greatly appreciated. We miss Winston, but we know he's in a better place, and we are learning to cope. Next month when his birthday rolls around will be a little hard. He and I often celebrated our birthdays together since his was on Halloween and mine is the day before. 

Now, for some upcoming good news! Highland Sanctuary releases in 2 weeks. I'm very excited to share with you that RT Book Reviews gave it 4 1/2 stars

Today is the first day of Autumn! My favorite season. This weekend my family will enjoy the fall by attempting to find our way through a corn maize. In a few weeks I'll attend the Renaissance Faire where I'll be signing books and wearing my 15th century highland gown. How do you plan to celebrate fall? 

On Monday, my newsletter will go out, you can subscribe to it in the gray box on the left side of my blog. Each quarter I produce a newsletter and draw a winner from the list of new subscribers who will have a choice of a signed copy of one of my books. The winner will be announced in the newsletter.

Also on Monday, my Highland Sanctuary Book Launch Contest begins! It will continue for 2 weeks and there will be lots of ways to enter the contest and win free gifts. This means there will be several winners! Gifts include free books (not just mine), tote bags, coffee mugs, assorted coffee, stationary, as well as Amazon, B&N and Chick-Fil-A gift cards. Details will be in Monday's blog post. Don't miss it!


If you're in the Greensboro area of North Carolina, I'll be at Barnes & Noble at Friendly Shopping Center on Saturday, Oct 8th (3-5 pm). I'll be signing copies of my books, offering a Q&A, and holding a drawing for a free basket of goodies, but you have to be present to win. We'll give out tickets as you enter the store for the drawing.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Word of Inspiration: Trust in the Lord

"Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies." (Psalm 40:4)

It is so tempting to believe in the things we see, especially when our circumstances surround us like steep mountains on all sides and we feel trapped with no way out. We forget that God is our deliverer. No mountain or obstacle is too great for Him. The just walk by faith, not by sight. Trust in the Lord when you can't see over the walls, the mountains, and the obstacles surrounding you. Close your eyes to the bad images, your ears to the negative words of others, and call out to the Lord for deliverance, for He alone is able to save you from your troubles.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Word of Inspiration: Shelter Me, Lord

"For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever. I will trust to the shelter of Your wings." (Psalm 61:3-4)

Even when we don't know it, God is sheltering us from the worst. He sends the Holy Spirit as a comfort to us in the midst of our trials and sorrow. It may look like the enemy is attacking from every direction, but God has put boundaries upon him just as He has the ocean. There may be storms and the tide may rise, but it will never flood the earth again. The enemy cannot overtake you. Know that YOU belong to GOD!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Highland Sanctuary Blog Tour

Today is the first day of the blog tour for Highland Sanctuary! Stop by and join in on the fun. 

Blog Stops:
Sept. 14, 2011 AJ Hawke Inspirational Writing

Sept. 15, 2011 A Day in the Life of a Wife Mom and Author Blog

Sept. 16, 2011 Quintessentially Quilly

Sept. 19, 2011 Faith Chats Blog 

Sept. 20, 2011  Living Water Fiction Blog

Sept. 21, 2011 Creative Madness Blog

Sept. 22, 2011 Sharon's Garden of Books

Sept. 23, 2011 Reviews By Molly

Sept. 27, 2011 Katieslegacy Blog

Sept. 27, 2011 A Christian Writer's World Blog

Sept. 29, 2011 Tracy Riva Books & Reviews

Sept 30, 2011 Black n' Gold Girl's Book Spot

Oct. 3, 2011 By Grace Alone Blog

Oct. 4, 2011 Edgy Inspirational Blog

Oct. 6, 2011 Write of Passage Blog

Oct. 7, 2011 Beverly's Bookshelf

Oct 10, 2011 Margaret's Blog 

Oct. 10, 2011 K. Dawn Byrd Blog

Oct. 11, 2011 Daysong Reflections Blog

Oct 12, 2011, Living Faith in the Real World Blog

Oct. 13, 2011 The Twinners Blog

Oct. 17, 2011 Valentine at Carabosse's Library

Oct. 20, 2011 Reviews by Jane 

Oct. 21, 2011 Inkslinger Blog

Oct. 24, 2011, Bibliophile's Retreat Blog

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Word of Inspiration: Lord, Teach Me Your Will

"Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness" (Psalm 143:10)

How often have you decided to do something and prayed for God to bless it and help you in the effort? If we're praying for Him to bless our efforts, then we've already decided what we're going to do. We didn't ask Him if it was His will. We didn't WAIT for the answer. Sometimes we think we're seeing signs for the correct direction, but there is a part of us that secretly hopes for a particular direction and we justify it through signs and circumstances. Our justifying habits can give us a false sense of peace about a decision. The best thing we can do is WAIT. God's answer will come.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Word of Inspiration: Fill Up the Tablet of Your Heart

"Let not mercy and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man." (Proverbs 3:3-4)

It isn't so much the memorization of scriptures that will help us, but the knowledge of what those scriptures mean as we safeguard them in our hearts. There are many scriptures that I cannot quote word for word, and I may not remember which book or chapter in which they're located. Yet, when I'm in despair, my heart is aching, and I'm grieving and crying out to my Lord, those words will come to me out of the depths of my soul and I KNOW that I KNOW that I KNOW them. This is what I believe God means when He says write them on the tablet of your heart.

Don't feel bad if you can't memorize scripture, keep reading His word. Each time you read it, God is writing and imprinting His words onto your heart and making that imprint deeper and deeper until it is branded inside your soul. You may not be able to recall it in a casual conversation, but when you NEED it most, His word will be there to comfort you.