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 Elva Cobb Martin  - "I can do all things through Christ."  Philippians 4:13

May, 2016 

Howdy Friends, 
Great news today, 5/24, Lighthouse Publishing has offered  a contract for my inspirational historical romance, In a Pirate's Debt. A blurb on this novel is below. I am currently working on the second round of edits for my first novel, a romantic suspense, Summer of Deception, slated to be released in 2017 by Prism Books. God is good. Big thanks to all of you who have supported my writing efforts, especially the South Carolina Chapter of ACFW, Edie Melson, and Yvonne Lehman's writer group.

 Earlier NEWS about my books!
      I am happy to share that I recently signed my first book contract with Prism Books. They are publishing my inspirational romance blurbed below, Summer of Deception, with a 2017 projected launch. Do check out their web site at www.prismbookgroup.com 

 Also, I have a new literary agent, Jim Hart with Hartline Literary.  www.hartlineliterary.com 

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NEWSFLASH:I have launched a non-fiction mini-book on Amazon.com, Power Over Satan: How to Discern and Defeat the Enemy's Plans Against You. This brief book is a primer on the authority of the believer in Jesus Christ. It is my goal to arm and train Christians for victory in every battle over sickness, depression, and oppression. I also urge non-Christians to check it out for revelation about struggles they might be going through. Power Over Satan includes many stories of people who have found and used God's supernatural power over various kinds of attacks and evil. The downloadable ebook is only $2.99 and the paperback is $5.99  Click here to go to the exact book page to check it out. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N28ORG0


 Novels on the way...

 Summer of Deception is scheduled for a 2017 release with Prism Book Group.

My novels are exciting earthly stories with heavenly meanings. Here'are blurbs!
Summer of        Deception 
A contemporary inspirational romantic suspense set in Charleston, SC
    Rachel Ann York has no idea that love, adventure, and a shocking revelation await her in Charleston, South Carolina. What can be better than spending a summer taking care of a five-year-old girl on a working tea plantation? Most importantly, she wants to investigate her brother's Atlantic plane crash and death reported by the Charleston DEA. 
        She arrives at Barrett Hall and discovers a handsome new owner and widower back from the Middle East War,the child's father,who knows nothing about her job offer by his deceased uncle. He threatens to send her home. 
        Even with his eye patch, bitterness and distrust, Luke Barrett captures Rachel's heart until the night she finds evidence he is following in the footsteps of his pirate ancestor, Captain Bloodstone, but in smuggling the white gold, cocaine, which cost her brother's life during his Carolina coastal investigation. 
         Rachel finds her faith tested by deception, danger and love. Will Luke find his faith again--and a second chance at love?        
     Inspirational Historical 
 In a Pirate's Debt 
   (Contracted by Lighthouse Publishing for a 2017 release)

           Jamaica & Charles Town, 1720
Gerald Butler my model for Captain Bloodstone
Travay Allston flees her stepfather's estate and a man who has won her hand in marriage in a gambling payoff. After forcing her horse over a cliff into the Caribbean, she falls into the hands of privateer Captain Lucas "Bloodstone" Barrett who is a recent convert to Christianity. 
       Lucas is considering taking the King's pardon. Will he risk his life and heart to help Travay who has amnesia since her jump? He soon recognizes her as his tormenting childhood playmate. She always spelled trouble. Scars burn on his back remembering.
        Getting her to safety can land him in a hangman's noose at low tide in Charles Town Harbor. 
         Repaying her debt to him will relegate her to a life worse than death. Can she depend on God to intervene? 
           Falling in love with a pirate, or his God, was never part of her plan...
(Photo of Gerard Butler as Attila)
Pirate Tales Live On Forever!  

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