Saturday, December 15, 2012

ANGELS WITH CELLPHONES, WHITE COATS AND TOOLBELTS


Congratulations to "Sandra G" and "Julie O", the winners in Autumn's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Tis the season to rejoice and count your blessings, and for that reason I’m stepping back from talking specifically about romantic suspense.

I am blessed. There is no doubt in my mind that I am. Some of my family and friends who know my beyond-hectic life might think I’m crazy making that statement, but it’s true. It’s true because of the many angels that touched my heart this past year. They held me up through some very difficult times, and made me snort when I didn’t think I had a chuckle in me. Because of them, I’ve never felt like I was walking this rocky path alone.

Among the angels who’ve touched my family’s lives are of all the doctors and nurses of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and the John Morgan Cancer Center that have helped both my husband and my father in their battles with cancer. They are truly God sent. They’ve given us precious time together for which we are eternally grateful.
Another angel repaired our water pump during frightful, frigid weather—with wind gusts that cut through the heaviest of winter wear. He worked tirelessly to pull the old pump and replaced, so we would have water and thus heat.

Angels are all around us. Recalling my loss of heat brought the recent hurricane Sandy to mind. I live in the northeast and thankfully was spared Sandy’s wrath. Every emergency responder who helped those affected by the hurricane are angels. We usually don’t think of angels with chainsaws, picks and shovels, but the men and women who worked to bring some normality to the millions certainly are. Along with the many who donated materials, funds and blood. We really do live during a wonderful time and in a wonderful country.

Now, some might argue that the angels I mentioned above are not angels. They’re people who receive payment for the job they perform. I’ll argue that they are, despite their pay, because without them, what a hell our lives would be. The fact they work tirelessly to help others, often putting their own lives on hold, and do so with compassion confirms their status.
I will forever be grateful for the friendship and love of my angels. Look around this holiday season and rejoice. God has blessed you too. Take the time to breath and filled your soul with the true meaning of Christmas. Say thank you, Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to angels and, when appropriate, give a hug.

Now, in honor of my husband and father who continue their battle, I would love to gift digital copies (from Amazon or B&N) of my new Christmas story PERFECT and of In The Presence Of Evil, which has a Christmas setting, to two commenters who’ll share why they feel blessed.  The first name drawn will receive PERFECT. The second will receive IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL.  Please leave your email address.

Happy Holidays!
Autumn Jordon

IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL
     Lucky, an angel comes back to town when a Russian mafia hit-man frames Gina Rizzo for the murder of her boss. Her only hope to stay out of jail is to accept the help of the man who broke her heart years ago.
     Staring death in the eye is easier for Marine Cole Hanson than facing the woman who stole his soul and then betrayed him. However, when Cole sees Gina in handcuffs, old feelings flare and even though he doesn’t trust her with his heart, he willingly steps up as her alibi.
    Gina’s life is threatened and staying alive while tracking a murder depends on whether Gina and Cole can trust each other again. If they do, will their rekindled love be their demise?


PERFECT, a heart-warming holiday read.

Dylan Kincaid totally screwed up Thanksgiving and now he’s faced with Christmas. Thrown into the frightening role of both mother and father while his brother and sister-in-law are off serving their country, all Dylan wants is to make Christmas perfect for his two nieces. But time is running out.
Down on her luck Charleston, S.C. restaurateur, Darcy Witherspoon is licking a wounded ego when she arrives in Black Moose, VT and meets the handsome Maple tree farmer. Wanting a happy holiday herself, she teams up with Dylan to make a perfect Christmas.
Neither is interested in a holiday affair, but the magic of Christmas has something more everlasting in store for the couple. An absolutely perfect love!
B&N 

BIO:
Autumn Jordon is published in both romantic suspense and romantic contemporary. Her first release ‘His Witness To Evil’ was a 2009 Golden Heart® finalist and also won the 2010 Golden Leaf for ‘Best First Book’. Recently, she added a Christmas story, PERFECT, to her growing list.
Taking events from life, twisting them and adding strong heroines and delicious heroes is the recipe she uses for her award-winning novels.  She is living her dream as a full-time writer with her own hero in the shadows of the Blue Appalachian Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania.  Visit her at www.autumnjordon.com.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Dec. 15th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.



20 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, Autumn. I'm blessed in so many ways-- a loving group of furkids, a wonderful husband, and great family. And health! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to everyone.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your blessings, Rachael. It sounds like you are so loved. Happy Holidays to you all.

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  2. Awesome words you speak Autumn. Each day there is something that always reminds us to be grateful of the people in our lives - whether they are the people that are happily doing their jobs and doing them well or people you choose to have in your life...be grateful they are there. Whether I win a copy or not...can't wait to read your books. You have been in my TBR pile for a while...just not enough hours in a day.

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    1. Laurie, I sounds like you're a person who is surrounded by angels and I'm sure they appreciate you too. Thank you for the kind words and enjoy the holidays!

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  3. Speaking of cancers... 'round this time three years ago, a couple of months shy of my 25th birthday I was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma (the most common kind of thyroid cancer). Thankfully, it was a very early stage cancer and noninvasive, so a thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine treatment took care of it and I've lived my life without issues (save for frequent bloodwork and daily doses of thyroid hormone I can't live without) since. My family came to be with me during the surgery & recovery, and I feel ridiculously blessed that I have them and all the medical professionals that made it as smooth as possible. Three years later, it's still a bit surreal-- facing your own mortality at 24 is weird! But that incident definitely altered my outlook on life and taught me to not sweat the small stuff... had things been different, I could be in severe pain, or not even around.

    I hope the treatment works well for your husband and father, and happy holidays!

    stalkers00(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I love your email addie. LOL And yea you for fighting the battle and winning!! You're are an inspiration. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  4. First, prayers and good wishes for you and your family members.

    I have so many blessings in my life that I sometimes take for granted. Family that loves me, food in my belly, a roof over my head and clothing to keep all of me warm. But, I am especially blessed with some outstanding Angels. I work with adults who have developmental disabilities. Each and every one of them reminds me to be happy for small blessings and rejoice in the truly amazing.

    jo1963jo at gmail dot com

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    1. Ah, thank you so much. And bless you for helping those special angels. Happy holidays to you and yours.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! There's a lot to be thankful for... especially in times like these.

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So true, Erin. Thank you for commenting. Prayers.

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  6. My small family has been blessed in many ways. We all 3 survived a horrific automobile crash 12 years ago and while there were extreme physical and emotional effects for my husband mainly, the accident actaully made us stronger. One reason is that my husband and I both saw a robed man on the side of the road, there to help the other victims home. We looked him in the eyes and knew that all would be fine, no matter what.

    Fast forward to today and we have seen so many struggles, physically and financially and when it seemed the darkest is when our blessings came. We have never been without and all of our needs have been covered thanks to the blessings from above. If you have belief that your prayers will be answered it will happen!

    Chris
    udderchaos at mindspring.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Chris. I too believe the struggles we shoulder help us to be a stronger and more caring person. I hope your DH finds relief from the pain, and I wish you and your family many blessing this coming year. Also, love your addie. It fits my life too.

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  7. I am truly blessed because no matter what happens in my life, I know I have a wonderful family who loves me and looks our for me through good times and bad. I would walk through fire for them and know they would do the same for me. That's all that matters!

    samgirl_99_99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It sounds like you have a wonderful family. Enjoy them this holiday season and make a ton of memories! Happy holidays!

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  8. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family - and some hugs (because we all need hugs!). I agree with you - I find angels everywhere. God Bless.
    kacbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for the hugs. There is a woman in my church who hugs everyone and I'm so grateful for her and her hug. Bleesings to you and your family.

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  9. Very nice post.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I've had some things happen in my life that could have taken a very bad turn, but I came through them. I am stronger, wiser & certainly blessed.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thank goodness you took the right path. (((HUGS))) Happy Holidays!

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