Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Sarah Monzon

May 24, 2016 Christian, contemporary, giveaway, historical, romance, Sarah Monzon 123

 

The Readers Appreciation Giveaway is still going strong! Today, we have a note from another of my very faves – Sarah Monzon!

My heart is so full that words can’t express my gratitude to you, readers. Thank you so much for taking a chance on this newbie, debut indie author. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be here in my journey (okay, maybe in my widest dreams). Thank you for your kind words and encouragement along the way. It seems when my self-doubt is the worst and I think that every word I write stinks worse than my daughter’s diapers, one of you sweet readers sends me a word of encouragement and displaces the joy-killing clouds hanging around my head. Thank you for allowing God to use you to be a blessing me.

Seriously. My heart swells from fullness. Thank you.

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When you enter the Readers Appreciation Giveaway, you are entered for a chance to win Sarah’s newest book Finders Keepers (which just released YESTERDAY – whoohoo!!)

Three lives. Three hundred years. One ship that ties them together.

Spain, 1689

The same evil that stole her mother’s life stalks Isabella Castellano. Afraid for her safety, Isabella disguises herself as a cabin boy and hires on to one of His Majesty’s treasure fleet vessels. But has her flight from a known threat only led her to be ensnared in a sea of dangers?

Florida, Present Day

Summer Arnet will go anywhere to capture the perfect shot that will get her marine photography noticed by the prestigious nature magazine, Our World—even diving in waters haunted by great white sharks. When a treasure hunter with a ladies’-man reputation approaches her about a sunken ship at one of her dive locations, it may be the chance she’s been looking for to launch her career…if his charming smile doesn’t derail her first.

A past tragedy has left a hole in Trent Carrington’s life—a hole he’s tried to fill with women, money, and adventure. Could the feisty marine photographer be the missing piece, or will Trent finally accept that the treasure he seeks can’t be found where rust and moths destroy?

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about the author

Sarah Monzon is a pastor’s wife and a stay at home mom to the two cutest littles in the world. Playing pretend all day with them isn’t enough, she spends the evenings after their heads hit the pillow to create her own imaginary characters. When she isn’t in the world of make believe, she can be found in a small desert town in central Washington taking care of her family, fostering friendships, and enjoying all the adventures each day brings. Connect with Sarah online at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Sarah will be attending the big author/reader event that I’m co-hosting on August 24th in Nashville!! If you’d like to fangirl over her in person (lol), go here for more info or send me an email via my contact form!

Carrie

123 Responses to “Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Sarah Monzon”

  1. Stephanie Shelley

    Okay to you are making my reading list too long. Ugh, my summer is so packed. How am I suppose to get any sleep now woth my book list growing.

    • Sarah

      Haha! Join the club! I don’t think my TBR pile ever goes down.

  2. Annie JC

    O Sarah! Thank YOU for writing stories that captures our hours and hearts. Thank You for following God’s plan for you to write these beautiful stories. Thank YOU for being out there with us so I get to know you more! Can’t wait to meet you at CFRR this August!

    • Sarah

      Awwww… Thanks Annie! If I get over my shyness, Nashville will be fun!

  3. Jan Hall

    Sarah, I look forward to reading Finders Keepers. Blessings on you and your family and writing.

    • Sarah

      Thank you so much Jan. I hope you enjoy the story.

  4. Mikal

    Sarah, you are an AH-MAZING woman, and I LOVE being able to call you friend. AND! You’re a phenomenal author. I’m so proud of all your hard work and care you take with your writing. I ADORE YOU!!!! And I can’t wait to read Finders Keepers…again. 😀

    • Sarah

      All the heart bubbles!!! I adore you right back!

  5. Andrea Stephens

    I just saw this book available on Kindle Unlimited. I have a question. Do authors get paid anything when their book is on Kindle Unlimited?

    • Sarah

      Yes. The author gets paid per pages read. A lot of times I make more money from the pages read from Kindle Unlimited than by actual sales.

  6. Angela Burton

    Wow this book looks so good. It is on my list to read.

  7. Marylin Furumasu

    Oooh…. this sounds like a fun book to read! Congrats Sarah for joining this wonderful group of authors.
    I look forward to reading your books.

    • Sarah

      Thank you!The book was fun to write so I hope you have fun reading it, too.

    • Sarah

      Thank you!The book was fun to write so I hope you have fun reading it, too.

  8. Becky Smith

    Which author? Becky Wade But I have yet to read a book by Sarah Monzon, and they sound interesting.

  9. Brenda Murphree

    Oh when I am a fan girl with an author I like to have all the books autographed & bookmarks for those books. I like to follow them closely on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, & Instagram.

  10. Sydney

    I absolutely LOVE Sarah and am very much looking forward to reading her latest book soon!! 😀 So glad she is participating in this fun giveaway!! 😀

  11. Connie Scruggs

    This book sounds so interesting. I am intrigued and definitely adding it to my TBR list

  12. Brenda Murphree

    I would love to read your book. I love the cover and it sounds great. I definitely will be adding this book to my ever growing TBR list! Thanks for the opportunity to win these free books!

  13. Melissa

    Finders Keepers is a great story. I think it would make a great gift, too.

    • Sarah

      Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed it Melissa. =) *I* think it would be a good gift, but I might be biased. 😉

  14. Winnie Thomas

    Hi Sarah. I’m so excited for your book release. It’s such a fun, creative story. I loved it! This is such a fun giveaway–I would so love to win all these books! It would be like Christmas! Thanks, Carrie, for being an amazing hostess for the giveaway and spotlighting all these great authors!

    • Carrie

      Winnie, you are too kind to me 🙂 Thanks for being such a fun fan & reader & friend!!

    • Sarah

      I so appreciate all the input you gave in the beta round Winnie!

      • Winnie Thomas

        You’re wwelcome, Sarah. I hope I didn’t drive you crazy! Hugs!

    • Carrie

      LOL I know!! I’m worried it may break my blog before it’s over hahaha!! But so much FUN!!

  15. emilee douglas

    I’m adding this to my to-read list! I love Christian fiction!

  16. carylkane

    Sarah, Congratulations on achieving your dream! I look forward to reading your awesome stories! 🙂

  17. Amanda J.

    Sarah, I’m so excited to “meet” you. I just recently “met” Carrie, and my timing is impeccable- I’d love to win and read this book. I’m so happy for your accomplishments, particularly debut indie publishing AND SAHM because that call (SAHM) has been the greatest blessing and challenge for me. (Ninth graders and toddlers are actually quite similar, though ;)) Win or lose on this draw, I’m looking forward to this story…plus, I’m a Floridian…seems as it should be my duty, lol.

    • Carrie

      LOL Amanda – I’m so glad you discovered my blog! You are such fun 🙂

    • Sarah

      I so agree with you about the SAHM. So challenging and get so many blessings. I was born and raised (mostly) in FL too so it wasn’t too far of a stretch to set a series there. ?

  18. Sonnetta Jones

    I cannot wait to read this book. I think I need to come up with different reading lists.

    I am so glad that God encouraged you through your fans when you were down

    • Sarah

      Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And a million more exclamation marks!

  19. Donna B

    Sarah is a new author to me. I’m looking forward to reading Finders Keepers! Thanks for this giveaway.

  20. Rachael Merritt

    Wishing you blessings on your new book!!

  21. Pam K.

    Finders Keepers sounds like a book I’d really enjoy. I like finding books by new authors, though that makes my “want” list even longer since I already have a long list of favorite authors. I know I’ll never run out of good books to read.

    • Sarah

      Isn’t that a great problem to have, though? 🙂

  22. Elizabeth

    This is another new-to-me author. This book looks intriguing and “The Isaac Project” looks REALLY good. (I peeked at Sarah’s web-site.)

    • Carrie

      Oh goodness yes!!! They are both FABULOUS!!

    • Sarah

      Peek away! I love new-to-me authors. In fact I think the majority of the books I’ve read this year have been from new-to-me authors.

  23. Trixi

    Not only a new-to-me author but a newly minted indie one to boot! A doubly good blessing…yay!! I am loving the sound of your book & hope to have a chance to read it. Thank you for the chance to win a copy

    • Sarah Monzon

      Ooooooo I love double blessings! If you get a chance to read it, I hope you love it.

  24. Nancy M

    I enjoy books that mix historical and contemporary! Makes it interesting to mix it up! Best of both worlds! Can’t wait to meet you in August and read your book soon!

    • Sarah Monzon

      I looooove dual timeline books too and this one was sooooo fun to write! Can’t wait until Aug! So glad you’ll be there. 🙂

  25. Bree Herron

    Sarah, congrats on the release of an astounding book! Oh my goodness I am chopping at the bit to read this book.

    • Sarah Monzon

      Haha love your enthusiasm! I hope you have as much fun reading the story as I had writing it. 🙂

  26. rmaney@firstarpchurch.org

    Dual time line stories are always intriguing. I look forward to reading this one!

  27. SusanR

    Thanks for he chance to win this book – it really looks great

  28. SusanR

    Thanks for he chance to win this book – it really looks great

  29. Debbie Clatterbuck

    For every book I read, 10 more get added to my TBR list. AAAAAHHHHHHH When will it end? Never I hope. 🙂

    • Sarah

      Tell me about it! I’ve *almost* excusively read new-to-me authors so far this year. Not intentionally, there are just soooo many good books out there.

  30. Becky Dempsey

    I enjoyed reading The Isaac Project and I’m sure that this one will be as good. It’s going on my TBR list 🙂

    • Carrie

      Finders Keeper is even BETTER than The Isaac Project, Becky!! And I loved TIP!

    • Sarah

      I’ll be interested to see which one YOU like better.

    • Sarah

      Oh, thank you!! I’m so glad you liked it!

  31. dianne casey

    “Finders Keepers sounds like a great read. You are a new author to me. Great giveaway, thanks.

  32. Pam Graber

    I just finished your book, The Isaac Project, and LOVED it!!! I’m excited to see #2 is hitting the shelves now, too.

    • Carrie

      isn’t that a great book?!? I loved it! You will LOVE Finders Keepers too!

    • Sarah

      Yay!! So glad to hear you liked Becky and Luke’s story. 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy this one too.

  33. Carla Moore

    Finders Keepers is a beautiful cover with love and the ship in the background is breathtaking. I can’t wait to hear Isabella’s story. Spain is a wonderful backdrop for your story. God Bless you an your family.

  34. Justina Wilson

    Can’t wait to read it! Your New To Me, but looking forward to correcting that.Sounds like you are on your way so enjoy the ride.

  35. Lucy Reynolds

    Congratulations! The cover is beautiful.

  36. BJMarley

    I’d love to find out how those to scenes tie together. My to read list is getting so long.

  37. Joan Arning

    I don’t believe I’ve read anything of yours but look forward to it!

  38. Cynthia Adams

    I’m adding your book to my wishlist and can’t wait to read it. I love the cover.

  39. Charis Zdrojewski

    Ahhh! Sarah is one of my new favorite authors! Can’t wait to read your new book! Keep up the great work!

    • Sarah

      Aww! Thanks Charis! I really needed to hear that today! ❤️❤️