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Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Truly Touching Holiday Memory. Faith V. Smith. Blog Event.

Welcome! We’re about halfway through my ‘What Every Woman Wants Beneath Her Christmas Tree’ blog event and so far it’s been an absolute blast! For those of you unfamiliar with this event, between November 25th and December 25, sixteen authors and jewelry vendors are visiting A Writer’s Mind to leave a gift under this blog’s Christmas tree for YOU to win. The grand prize on Christmas Day? A $100 gift certificate to Amazon!

This week it’s my pleasure to welcome over author Faith V. Smith who is graciously offering a PDF of IMMORTAL JUSTICE to one lucky commenter!

Let’s hear from Faith…

There’s one Christmas I’ll never forget. Here’s why….

Back in 2005 my husband and brother were still alive, and I was able to cook Christmas Dinner for both of them. My husband was in his hospital bed in the den, and my brother, a Katrina survivor, was in the hospital. I brought him back to be with me a few months after the hurricane struck.

Rick, my husband, was suffering from a brain injury. His mind was not stable at times, and my daughter and I were in the kitchen cooking the dressing when she heard a sound. She peeked in on her dad, and came back to the kitchen. “Mama, Dad’s crying.” I dropped what I held in m hand and ran to his room.

“Honey,” I asked, “What’s wrong?”

He replied, “I didn’t get you anything for Christmas.” The fact he knew what day it was was a miracle in itself.

I lied through my teeth and told him that he did get Christmas for me and my daughter, but that he just didn’t remember it. We had a lovely dinner, and I took a plate to the hospital for my brother Zane.

That was the last year they were with us. Zane died in January of 2006 and Rick in August of 2006. That Christmas is special because they were both where I could hold them and tell them I loved them.

So this Christmas I’m wishing for all of you a chance to hold, hug, love, and rejoice in the blessings of the holiday.


Oh Faith. What a truly touching post. It's so important to hold memories like that close to your heart. This will be my first Christmas without Dad and it's just so hard. I will take your advice and hold, hug, love, and rejoice in the blessings of the holiday. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season, Faith. (((big HUGE cyberhugs)))

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Let’s learn a little more about IMMORTAL JUSTICE

Over a millennium ago, Highlander Darach MacRath was murdered. Resurrected by the Archangel Michael to fight demons as an Immortal Executioner, Darach now opposes all evil in the mortal world. His life is solitary—but when he rescues a young woman who not only sees demons but battles them herself, he is captivated by her courage and beauty. Abigail Dupree is not looking for love. But when a tall, dark demon fighter with a sexy brogue intervenes in her hunt, she’s fascinated. She should run away—but then his gentle yet sizzling touch ensnares her heart. When a demon from Darach’s past sets his sights on Abby, Darach will do anything to protect her—but for Abby, losing him would be worse than death. Together they must fight the demons of past and present, and the possibility that evil could destroy them both, before they find the gift of love.

Click HERE to watch a book trailer for Immortal Justice.

Be sure to comment for a chance to win. Contest ends Tuesday, December 13th, 12 AM EST.


Mary Preston said...

My Father is unwell, so LOTS of hugs there. Thank you for the great trailer for IMMORTAL JUSTICE.


Debby said...

What a beautiful post! We should be grateful for every Christmas we have with our family and friends.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Brenda Whiteside said...

Faith, I got tears but so glad you had that Christmas. Thank you for sharing!

Sky Purington said...

I teared up too, Brenda. This was a truly touching post.

Faith V. Smith said...

Oh Marybelle,

I will keep you both in my prayers!



I am so glad you liked the trailer!

Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Debby,

I was afraid it might be too depressing, but it is such an important memory for me.

Hugs and Merry Christmas!


Faith V. Smith said...

Afternoon Brenda,

Thank you for your kind words. I still get tears, but he and my brother are in a much better world.



Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Sky, my darling! I know this is a hard time for you. I'm here if you need me!

Love you woman!


Beth Caudill said...

This will be the first year without my grandmother. Growing up we drove to her house for Christmas.

So glad for the happy memories we carry with us.

Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Beth, it is those memories that keep them alive to us! I know you have so many that will be all the lights on your tree this year!



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Chicks of Characterization said...

Oh Faith, what a touching post. I am so sorry about your losses, so close together. But am so happy that you were able to spend a Merry Christmas with all of you together.

May the blessing of Christmas touch you all, and give you peace and comfort knowing that your loved one's are with you in spirit!

Thanks so much for sharing!

:O) atsnider@verizon.net

Chicks of Characterization said...

Opps, I forgot to mention I LOVED the trailer for Immortal Justice and think the cover is AWESOME!!

Andrea :O)

Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Andrea,

Thank you so much for your kind words in reference to Rick & Zane. You are so right.

I am thrilled you loved the cover and trailer. I love that book...lol.


Wishing you all the joy Christmas can hold!

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The Scarf Princess said...

Thank you Faith for sharing your story. With all of us readers beside you you're never alone and I wish you a wonderful holiday! Life is fleeting and bad things happen unexpectedly. My father had a head injury a few years ago and it changed things, but at least he's with us.

Thanks for being here with us and for the giveaway!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Faith V. Smith said...

Thank you so much, Linda. Merry Christmas!

Faith V. Smith said...

Thank you Joder! Your words mean a lot! Merry Christmas!


*yadkny* said...

Wow that would be really hard, but thank you for sharing your story. I know in my family we tend to forget how blessed we are still have all of each other around, but I think sometimes we need to be reminded about how quickly and dramatically that could change. Thanks again!

Happy Holidays!!!


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Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Yadkny, good to see you! Thank you!


Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Hotcha12! What is a whine list? And I'm flattered...lol.


Christy said...

Hi Faith, I am so sorry. My aunt died when she was 8 and 1 was 10. Her wish was to live til Christmas. She died on Christmas Eve. I am sending you a big hug! Btw I love the description of your book. I am a big fan of highlander stories and this was sounds perfect. I wish I could watch the trailer but we have sad dial up. Christina_92atyahoo.com

Suzy said...

Great tailer...Hope you have a lovely holiday season...

Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Christie! Thank you for your kind words. I'll be thinking of you Christmas also!


Faith V. Smith said...

Thank you Suzie! I hope you have a wonderful holiday also!

Faith V. Smith said...

Announcement please...lol.

Drum roll...

The winner of the PDF of "Immortal Justice" is...


Congrats hon. Please email me at faith@faithvsmith.com

I've had a blast everyone! Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!

Sky, love you woman!