Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kissing Frogs by D. A. Featherling

Back Cover Blurb:

Until she decides to look for a husband, Em Snider is so-o-o-o in control of her life. But the trip on the internet matchmaking highway soon shows her that she can’t control the journey.
Her first encounter is a warning. There are toads out there! A Christian internet matchmaking service provides Em a chance to discover Prince Charming, if she can survive the shocks.
Em is soon ready to quit. . .or will true love still come about in a way she never dreamed if she’ll quit stepping on the brakes and let God be in control

Read an Excerpt:

“Before you find the handsome prince, you have to kiss a lot of frogs.” Adaptation from published needlepoint pattern, 1975

Chapter 1

 It would be a whole lot easier if I could just pick up a tranquilizer gun and bag my quarry with a single shot. Unfortunately, that method is generally frowned upon when husband hunting.

Not that I’m desperate, but after hours and hours on the computer reviewing online dating and matchmaking services, I could get that way fast.

It’s all the fault of those ads I saw on TV yesterday. The ones touting an Internet matchmaking service. Very trendy these days.

I watched it with a bit of a sneer curling my upper lip. Romance for a lifetime. Right! This gal has indulged in enough romance – and has the scars to prove it – for this lifetime and probably another one or two as well.

Anyway, nobody wants a fifty-something, independent female for a romantic relationship. At least not anybody I know.

On the other hand. . .

 My reverie is rudely interrupted by a sharp pain in my left ankle.

“Salem, that hurt!” I glare at my unrepentant white Persian whose main mission in life is to remind me who is in charge of this household and call me to order when I don’t follow my assigned duties.

His Royalness marches down the hall in arrogant silence toward the kitchen and his meal. I, knowing my place, walk the appropriate humble ten paces behind.

“No wonder I named you Salem.” I mutter to make sure he doesn’t hear me. “You are such a trial.” My ankle twinges in sympathy.

To buy her book, go here:
Amazon   (Kindle and Softcover)   (links to Amazon)
Soon to be available on SmashWords
May be ordered through any bookstore

About Dorothy:
D. A. Featherling has penned eight novels in multiple genres and has written in a variety of non-fiction fields as well. An experienced public speaker, she has also worked in advertising, public relations, and marketing. Awards for journalism and public speaking began this writer’s career, with writing awards following. She co-founded and served for four years as president of the CenTex Chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and coordinated the first national ACFW Conference in St. Louis in 2001. She is the current owner of a staging business headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, and former administrator for an independent physics research center at the University of Texas at Austin and for other various state agencies and corporations.

To connect with Dorothy, go here:

Dorothy is giving away a copy of Kissing Frogs. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.  To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


Susan Johnson said...

This looks like such a good book. Thank you for letting us know about it.

Linda Finn said...

Good book, this is sorta funny cause Mark and I met on Christian Singles . com
and we have been married 12 years now. But there is much to be said about online dating.
Linda Finn
Faithful Acres Books

Patty said...

That excerpt made me smile!
I tried internet matchmaking once, didn't work out, but haven't ruled out trying it again.


Jackie McNutt said...

What fun meeting Dorothy! This book sounds like a great read! Who doesn't need humor in their life today especially when it comes from trying to meet Mr. Right!!
Thank you for sharing her book.

Linda Kish said...

My son and DIL met online but not on a dating site. They met through a mutual online friend. Their 5th anniversary is next month. Outlasted any of my marriages. The book sounds great. I'd love to read it.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Patricia Bradley said...

Love your title! And the excerpt really piqued my curiosity. Would love to win your book. pat at ptbradley dot com

D. A. Featherling said...

Thanks for all of your comments to date. As my dedication shows, the book is for all who have successfully navigated the internet matchmaking highway! A friend did so and he and his wife have been married for about 12 years now.

Such a joy!

Boos Mum said...

This sounds like a really cute book. The cover is adorable. Almost like a modern day fairytale. Please enter me. Thanks.

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