Thursday, April 29, 2010


Sometimes it feels like my life is traveling down a fast lane at about 99 mph, as things happen even before I realize or see them coming. For instance, I just now looked on and discovered my September release titled Tender Vow is already up for pre-order, and I never would have known it if I hadn't just "happened" to be checking on some stuff at Amazon! WOWZER-DOWZER! This is cool, but it also reminds me of my December 1 deadline for book one of my next series and how quickly that will descend upon me. Don't worry, I'm not letting life slip me by, not by any means. I'm actually having a BLAST serving the Lord and spreading the gospel through the written word. It's a dream come true for me.

Anyway, should you be interested in PRE-ORDERING Tender Vow and thereby receiving it before it hits store shelves (probably end of August), why, just go ahead and help yourself. You'll find it listed on my profile page, and all you have to do is click on the book, and it'll take you straight to Amazon.

I must say I'm rather geeked! Oh, and FYI, here's the brief synopsis of Tender Vow:

Michigan-born brothers John and Jason Evans take a ski trip to the Colorado Rockies, but only one comes home alive--John was tragically killed on a daring descent down Devil's Ridge, an infamously dangerous slope.

In an attempt to soothe his guilt and grief, Jason sets out to make amends with his widowed sister-in-law, Rachel, by offering to help with her two small children, doing odd jobs around her house, and trying to ease her own heavy burden of grief. A new Christian, he is bent on growing his faith and helping Rachel see her way through the fog of pain and confusion.

Left to raise her three-year-old daughter and newborn son on her own, Rachel Evans is anything but willing to become her brother-in-law's charity case, particularly since they have a history she'd rather forget. She's determined to make it on her own but soon finds that God has other plans for he--and for Jason.

Can she accept the Lord's leading and still honor her late husband's memory?


Nise' said...

Woo Hoo! Can't wait to attend a books signing for this one (you will be having one or two, right?)

SHARLENE said...

Hi, Nise! I probably will have a book-signing this fall when it comes out. I didn't do one for Abbie Ann, 'cause, frankly, they're a lot of work, and although sales are usually good for the store, most of the burden for sending out invites when the signings are local falls on my shoulders. I usually send out about a hundred personal invitations of which, well, you know the statistics...

Soooo, we'll see. I'm quite sure I'll do one end of August/early September, though, which is when "Tender Vow" releases.

CatMom said...

How EXCITING, Shar!! My "Sharlene Maclaren Shelf" on my book shelf is filling up! *grin* ~ You are such an inspiration to me, and whenever I need a "lift" to motivate me about sticking with my writing, I just read some of your encouraging words (like your "advice to writers" on your website interview page). Love you! ~ Patti Jo :)

Leah Morgan said...

I came to your blog written about your mother when I saw a link on Loree Lough's facebook page. Once there I spotted the cover of Tender Vow to my left and couldn't get over the remarkable similarity of the book cover to a profile picture of a facebook friend, Kellee Stone. If you look this name up on facebook you'll see even the ring and sweater replicated on your cover.