Friday, May 20, 2011

A moment with a Christian Author

I'd like you all to welcome Dora Hiers and the first of a three part series coming soon from White Rose Publishing.

Dora belongs to the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Carolina Christian Writers.

Dora and her husband make their home in Kannapolis, North Carolina. When she’s not writing, Dora enjoys spending time with her family, guzzling cafĂ© con leche, kicking back in her recliner with a good book, teaching Sunday School, vacationing in the mountains, watching football, walking her dog, and did somebody say shopping?

Welcome Dora! So nice to finally meet you! So could you tell me a little bit about what makes you tick? LOL

Well, after a successful auditing career, I left the corporate world to be a stay-at-home mom to my two sons. Eventually, I needed something more to fill my days, so with the support of my husband, I started writing heart-racing, God-gracing books to glorify the Creator.

Sounds wonderful. I'm so glad you did, otherwise we wouldn't have these fabulous stories that are coming!

Here's a sneak peek at the story to come:

JOURNEY'S END ~ By Dora Hiers ~ Releases 5/20/11 by White Rose Publishing

Devastated after the brutal murder of her husband, Chelsea Hammond vows never to love another lawman. Intent on rebuilding her shattered life, she turns her focus to helping troubled teens. But when an angry father bent on retaliation, threatens her, Chelsea must turn to the one man she never thought to trust: Deputy U.S. Marshal Trey Colten. Trey wants only to protect Chelsea, but she blames him for her husband’s death.Trey can relate. He blames himself, also. As danger lurks, Trey begs Chelsea to heed his warnings. He let down one Hammond. He won’t let down another—especially one who now holds his heart. When Chelsea is snatched from her home, can she put aside her fear, and trust Trey with her life? Can she forgive him for destroying her past and let him help to rebuild her future? Where one journey ends, another begins…

Enjoy this excerpt ~

“I suppose I should have been a vet.” Chelsea stroked the dog’s fur from his head all the way down his back, careful not to touch his wounded leg.

“Maybe. But I don’t think you’ve wasted your energy or your talents as a guidance counselor. Teenagers can’t seem to resist you, either.”

That produced a full-fledged smile in his direction. Way to go, Colten!

“Remember that natural charm I warned you about?”

He threw back his head and laughed. “Yes. And after a few days in your presence, I’m inclined to agree with you.”

He pulled into the veterinarian’s parking lot and glanced her way, surprised to see her grinning. “What?”

“Saved by the vet.”

Her words hit him like a piano dropping ten stories. She was flirting with him.

He took his time walking around to her side of the truck. He opened the door and leaned in, planting his hand on the seat next to her shapely legs. His face hovered inches from hers while he savored the way her wavy hair cascaded down her shoulders, the lips that curved in that always graceful way, and the eyes that spoke everything his heart wanted to hear.

Her eyes closed, and her lips parted slightly.

Trey snapped out of it. He couldn’t do this. He was on the job. She didn’t know the secrets he knew, the truth about her husband.

Her eyes startled open. As much as he wanted to partake and enjoy, he couldn’t. He touched a silky curl framing her face and ran it through his fingers. “You need to know that right now I’m working. But there will come a time, soon, when I’m not.”

dora hiers Journey's End ~ available 5/20/11 ~ White Rose Publishing Journey's Edge ~ 2nd Place Unpublished Beacon Contest 2010


  1. I can't wait to read this one! I love that last line! Makes me want to jump right in!

  2. Congratulations on the new release, Dora, and welcome once more to the White Rose Family!! Can't wait to read Journey's End!

  3. I love your similes. Like a piano dropping on her from ten stories. Very nice. Great job!
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  4. Hey, Donna. Hi Marianne. Hey Raquel. Thank you all so much for your encouragement.

    Donna, thanks for hosting me today and for featuring Journey's End. I do have two more stories in the Marshals of Journey Creek series. I'm hoping WRP loves them as much as Journey's End!