The Grace Filled Christmas Blog Tour Is Here!!! Toot Toot!!!

I’m thrilled to be kicking off the first annual Grace Filled Christmas Blog Tour, sponsored by the Grace Awards…expanding the tent pegs of Christian literature!!! This tour will feature scores of talented Christian fiction writers.

~~ And now please take a look at the novels I’m presents for Christmas/New Year reads and gifts.

BURNING HEARTS ~ First in the Sanctuary Point Series

Historical Murder Mystery with romance, mid-1940s ~ Sweet romance, sophisticated themes presented tastefully

Can a sheltered young seamstress, disillusioned by the horrors of WWII, escape an arsonist/murderer who has killed her employer and mentor, while trying to decide if she can trust the dashing war hero who’s ridden into town on his Harley—who some say is the murderer?

Erica Brogna’s parents doted on her and taught her to think for herself. Many boys she grew up with had fallen in the WWII, shaking her childhood faith. In rides a handsome stranger, at the hour of her most desperate need. A woman who is her close friend and mentor is trapped in a burning house. After making an unsuccessful rescue attempt, Erica stands by as this man rushes into the inferno and carries her friend’s lifeless body out.

Lorne Kincade can’t out run his past on his Harley Davidson WLA, the civilian model of the motorcycle he rode in the war. He’s tried. He’s been a vagabond biker in the year since the war ended. His Uncle Ivar bequeathed him a ramshackle cottage in Sanctuary Point, on the Great South Bay of Long Island, NY and now he’d like to hope for a future again, repair the miniscule place, and settle down. The only problem is, a young woman with hair the color of mink is starting to get under his skin and that’s the last thing he needs.

~~ Finaled in 2011 Grace Awards Romance/Historical Romance category

What makes BURNING HEARTS perfect for Christmas reading and gifting?

BURNING HEARTS is a classic murder mystery set in the nostalgia of the 1940s. There’s plenty of suspense and twists and turns galore to the plot. The hero and heroine are young lovers who will grab your heart. This is a great read when you want to get away from the rush of holiday activities, or to give to that special person you love. Mystery readers of all ages will love this story.

Amazon/Kindle. http://is.gd/HOm6pj

Barnes and Noble/Nook. http://is.gd/xxE60B

GOODBYE NOEL, Second in the Sanctuary Point Series

Historical Murder Mystery with romance, mid-1940s ~Sweet romance, warm intimacy, sophisticated themes presented tastefully.

The first body is found under a trimmed Christmas tree, the second as they ring in the New Year (1947), the third goes head long out a window. Will a young pediatric nurse determined to make it on her own be able to care for an infant whose mother was murdered and escape the killer who has struck again? Can she trust the stalwart village detective with her life and her heart as he works to catch this killer before somebody else dies?

Pediatric nurse, Katrina Lenart, grew up strong willed and independent minded, while sharing her mother’s flair for high fashion. When the police chief gives her an orphaned baby to care for, her maternal instincts take over and she’s willing to fight anyone who might not have the infant’s best interests at heart, even the man she’s growing to love. After an attempt is made to kidnap the baby, she and the resolute village detective team up and do some sleuthing, undercover at a cult as well as at a fancy ball.

Detective Ian Daltry is a widower with a child and is not interested in a new love. Hunting a killer who stops at nothing has placed him in the position where he must protect a beautiful young woman he’s drawn to. Is there’s something he’s overlooked in analyzing the case? Will he find out what that is before this ruthless murderer kills someone he loves?

~~ Won the 2011 Grace Awards Mystery/Thriller/Romantic Suspense category

What makes GOODBYE NOEL the for Christmas reading and gifting?

GOODBYE NOEL is sent in 1946 at Christmas and as the New Year is ringing in. The story transports you to the warmth and cheer of Christmas in the 1940s as families cooked, baked, and gathered around the hearth. Of course, there’s also a thrilling murder mystery and you’ll be pulled right in following the clues. This is a wonderful Christmas/New Years themed story for mystery lovers of all ages.

Amazon/Kindle. http://is.gd/pIyeXn

Barnes and Noble/Nook.  http://is.gd/gLdCaB

PERILOUS SHADOWS, Third in the Sanctuary Point series

Historical Murder Mystery with romance, late-1940s ~ Sweet romance, warm intimacy, sophisticated themes presented tastefully

Pioneer newspaper woman Kiera Devane is on a mission to prove a woman can do a man’s job, as she hunts a young coed’s killer? Ace radio broadcaster Argus Nye lost one love to a murderous fiend and his pulse races as he tries to protect Kiera from herself as much as from this killer.

Kiera was doted upon by loving parent, but they were killed when she was a girl and she was shipped off to live with a socialite aunt who had little time for her. In her aunt’s house, she learned life could be cold and cruel. As a result, she grew up to be an independent and demanding professional woman.

Argus Nye, still bereft from the loss of his first love, can’t understand why this female reporter is mesmerizing him. As she takes chances with her life trying to catch a killer, he’s determined to protect her.

What makes PERILOUS SHADOWS perfect for Christmas reading and gifting?

If you’re a lover of psychological thrillers, PERILOUS SHADOWS is right for you at any time of year and certainly at Christmas. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and follow the clues. I’ll bet the ending will be a total surprise. Perfect for any mystery reader who prides themselves on being able to figure out the ending. You won’t on this one!

Amazon/Kindle. http://is.gd/0ZaXUf

Barnes and Noble/Nook. http://is.gd/RJF2zy

The Grace Filled Christmas Blog Tour runs through to December 22nd. Don’t forget to check out all the other authors on the tour. Below is a link telling you who all the authors on the tour are and what dates they will be on their own blog sharing about their novels.

http://graceawardsdotorg.wordpress.com/grace-filled-christmas-blog-tour-2012/

Wishing all my readers a blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy Ne Year!!!

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About NikeChillemi

Nike Chillemi has been called a crime fictionista due to her passion for crime fiction. She writes literature that reads like pulp fiction. She likes her bad guys really bad, and her good guys smarter and better. She is the founder and chair of the Grace Awards, a member of ACFW. She has judged numerous literary awards including the Grace Awards, Carol Awards, Inspy Awards, and the Eric Hoffer Awards. View all posts by NikeChillemi

17 responses to “The Grace Filled Christmas Blog Tour Is Here!!! Toot Toot!!!

  • Suzanne D Williams

    Sounds like great stuff, Nike. The 1940s era always reminds me of my Grandmother. When she passed away, I became a huge 1940s era music fan.

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    • NikeChillemi

      I actually wrote my grandmother into BURNING HEARTS and didn’t realize it. When I was in edits I realized that Mrs. Brogna was my paternal grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and baker and she’d tease my father just the way Mrs. B teases Erica and Willie.

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  • Naomi Musch

    What a great kick-off to the tour! I’m behind, Nike. I’ve only gotten to read book one. I will have to get Goodbye Noel (which I think is a terrific title, btw) on my holiday/winter reading list. Sounds like a great read to get me in the Christmas “swing” (note the clever pun on 1940s music. Haha!).
    God bless~

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    • NikeChillemi

      Naomi, I’m having fun with this blog tour. Then, Christmas is my favorite time of year and I always have a line up of Christmas reads. I like to take time off from the hustle and bustle and relax with a great novel. Luv your take off on the swing era. Very clever!!!

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  • Sabrena

    Oooh! I’d love to sink my teeth into those!

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  • Tammy Doherty

    I loved every one of these novels! A special plug for PERILOUS SHADOWS – – I had the pleasure of critiquing and letting Nike bounce some ideas off me. So I technically knew “who dunit” but the end still took me by surprise. Nike got me so wrapped up in all the clues (many of them red herrings excellently executed!) that I forgot who the real culprit was until the end.

    These 3 are Must Reads as far as I’m concerned, and wonderful gift ideas for any mystery lovers on your list!

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  • Tracy Krauss

    Wonderful kick off to the tour, Nike! I’ve read all three and the certainly live up to all the praise they have been receiving. For those who haven’t read any of Nike’s work, this Christmas is the perfect time. Also, my thoughts go out ot you and all those who are still reeling from Storm Sandy

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  • Barbara E Brink (@BarbaraEBrink)

    Loved Burning Hearts! Now I need to find time to read your other two. Great start to the blog tour!

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  • marcydyer

    All of these books are great. What a great kick off to the tour. If you know someone who hasn’t read any of Nike’s books, buy them for Christmas – what an awesome present!

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  • Carole Towriss

    Thanks for getting the tour started, Nike!

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  • Meg Moseley

    Ooh, I love novels set in the WWII era and thereabouts! They sound great!

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  • NikeChillemi

    Sabrena, I’m so glad you’re interested in my novels. I hope you get one and start on the Sanctuary Point adventure. My readers tell me they fall in love with the village residents.

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  • sharon

    I love the 40’s era, especially since I was a volunteer on a WWII ship in the 90’s. I’m looking forward to reading your books, Nike!

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  • sunflower05

    Haven’t had time to read Nike’s latest, but I did read her first two and really enjoyed them both. Blessings for sweet success. BJ Robinson

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  • Amanda Stephan

    Nike, your book sounds great! Thank you for sharing it with us here. I really enjoy murder mysteries – and this one sounds like a great read!

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  • Jean Thompson Kinsey

    I’ve had the pleasure of critiquing these novels, and enjoyed them tremendously.. It was hard waiting for the next chapter.

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