Faith Blum

Christmas in July, part two

Good morning, blog readers! I’m excited to talk to you again today. I know I’ve posted quite a bit this month. It’s unusual, but it’s been fun. Today, though, I have some exciting news! Not only do I have a mega-sale going on specially for the Christmas in July event, but I also have a book announcement to make! First, the sale.

As you can see, my Hymns of the West series has two books free right now and the other three at $2.99. That’s $4 off! OR, you can get the entire collection in one volume for just $6.97, a $2 savings! Here are the links:

A Mighty Fortress
Be Thou My Vision
Amazing Grace
Lily of the Valley
The Solid Rock
The Complete Series

These books will stay on sale through the end of July.

The Big Announcement

And now for the moment I’ve been waiting for all month! Sometime in the last year, my mom asked if I’d thought of putting together a collection of Christmas stories. I hadn’t, but the idea intrigued me, so I kept it in the back of my mind. Then I got an idea for one story from my husband. So I started looking for Christmas story prompts and found a couple. For July Camp NaNoWriMo, I decided to write them. And finished on July 17th. At least the rough drafts.

If all goes well, my short story collection will be released November 26, 2018. What all is in the collection? Here is a rough draft blurb for each story:

O Come All Ye Faithful

All Edwin wants for Christmas is to be home, not on either side of No Man’s Land fighting faceless Germans. Then a Christmas miracle happens as one brave soldier after another sings Christmas carols. And not just on the Allies side, but the Germans joined in as well!

Peace on Earth

Elana and Emmie are estranged twins who have lived apart from family for years. When they are both caught in a blizzard in South Dakota and forced to stay in the same hotel room will they continue the fights that separated them five years ago or allow peace to come into their lives?

Silent Night

After Jenna’s family decides to come to her house for Christmas, she needs to hurry and get the house decorated. What will happen when she is interrupted by an apparent madwoman?

The Gift Goes On

The year before, four friends received gifts from a mysterious giver. This year, they talk about how much those gifts came in handy before opening their gifts from each other.

O Christmas Tree

Gareth loves the family tradition of finding the perfect Christmas tree and this year is no different, even if his older sister isn’t too keen on going into the cold.

What do you think? Do any of those peak your interest?

My awesome friend already designed the cover for the book, too! And I’m excited to reveal it to you now. Note: I do know that the blurb on the back cover portion is incomplete.

And there you have it! I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of this. And make sure you check out the rest of the Christmas in July blogs and especially the giveaway!


“Christmas Is a Gift” CD (Amanda Tero)
$5 Starbucks gift card (Amanda Tero)
Ebook copy of Coffee Shop Christmas  (Ryana Lynn )
“A Christmas Disaster” paperback (Rebekah Morris)
A Holy Passion softcover (Alicia G. Ruggieri)
Ebook copy of Martin Hospitality and Andora’s Folly (Abigayle Claire)
Trust and Obey notebook (Faith Blum)
Kendra E. Ardnek – paperback of The Worth of a King (Just as soon as it comes out.)
eCopy of book one and two in the Father Christmas Series (Emily Ann Benedict)
Audiobook of Sufficient Grace (Jessica Greyson)
Audiobook of Emmeline (Sarah Holman)
Ebook of Overrun By His Love (Erika Mathews)

Giveaway Link

eBooks of “Finding Christmas Joy,” “Noelle’s Gift,” and “Hartly Manor” (Amanda Tero)
Ebook copy of Coffee Shop Christmas  (Ryana Lynn)
The Unexpected Request Audio (Rebekah Morris)
Audiobook codes for A Mighty Fortress and Be Thou My Vision (one each) (Faith Blum)
A HolyPassion e-book (Alicia G. Ruggieri)
Ebook copy of Martin Hospitality and Andora’s Folly (Abigayle Claire)
The Worth of a King e-ARC (Kendra E. Ardnek)
eCopy of book one and two in the Father Christmas Series (Emily Ann Benedict)
Audiobook of Sufficient Grace (Jessica Greyson)
Audiobook of Emmeline (Sarah Holman)
Ebook of Overrun By Your Love (Erika Mathews)

Giveaway Link

Blogger List

July 1, 2018
Author Sarah Holman
Free: “Distorted Glass”
July 2, 2018
Author A.M. Heath
Giveaway: Where Can I Flee?
July 3, 2018
Author Faith Blum,
Giveaway: Audiobook redemption code
July 4, 2018
Author  E. Kaiser Writes
Spotlight: new cover

July 5, 2018
Author- Amanda Tero
Free: Noelle’s Gift
July 6, 2018
Author Ryanna Lynn
Discount: Free shipping for Coffee Shop Christmas
July 7, 2018
Author  Alicia G. Ruggieri
Discount: The House of Mercy e-book
July 8, 2018
Author Sarah Holman
Discount: Emmeline
July 9, 2018
Author A.M. Heath
Giveaway: In the Shadow of Thy Wings
Author Kelsey Bryant
Discount: Suit and Suitability ebook
July 10, 2018
Author Kelsey Bryant
Discount: Second Impressions ebook
July 11, 2018
Author Rachel Rossano
Discount: The King of Anavrea ebook
July 12, 2018
Author Amanda Tero
Free eBook: Hartly Manor
July 13, 2018
Author Kate Willis
Free eBook: Enjoy the Poodle Skirt
July 14, 2018
Author Kendra E. Ardnek
Vlog and Giveaway: The most romantic fairy tales
July 16, 2018
Author A.M. Heath
Giveaway: Out of the Ashes
July 17, 2018
Author Rebekah Morris
Discount: The Unexpected Request
Free: Choices for Max
July 18, 2018
Author Emily Ann Benedict
Discount: Perception, a Vintage Jane Austen Novel
July 19, 2018
Author Erika Mathews
Discount: Promise’s Prayer ebook, Overrun By His Love
Free: Gather ‘Round The Fables
July 20, 2018
Author Ryana Lynn
Blog post: character interview.
July 21, 2018
Author Rebekah Morris
Sale: to be announced
July 23, 2018
Author Amanda Tero
Discount: Journey to Love, Befriending the Beast, The Secret Slipper
July 24, 2018
Author Rebekah Morris
Blog: Special upcoming release announcement
July 25, 2018
Author Emily Ann Benedict
Giveaway: The Father Christmas Confessions.
July 26, 2018
Author  Faith Blum
Blog: Special upcoming release announcement and book sale
July 27, 2018
Author Alicia G. Ruggieri
Discount: A Time of Grace: The Complete Series
Blog: Spotlight on new book
July 28, 2018
Author Abigayle Claire
Giveaway and discount: Andora’s Folly

July 30, 2018
Author Alicia G. Ruggieri
Discount: The Mystery of the Missing Cufflinks

July 31, 2018
Author Amanda Tero
Giveaway and new release: “Finding Christmas Joy”

8 thoughts on “Christmas in July, part two”

  1. I love your cover, Faith! It matches the stories perfectly. 🙂 I love how it captures the stories of both “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Peace on Earth”.

    1. Yay! So am I. All I have to do is enough research to be able to write them well. I think WWI and WWII are their own eras, actually. But I might be wrong about that.

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