ELECTION DAY GIVEAWAY FOR ROAM!

flag-1808671_1920Good morning, Friends! As anyone who knows me knows, I’m maybe the most patriotic person you’ll ever meet. My father retired from the U.S. Army after serving two tours each of Korea and Vietnam, my husband’s grandfather was a WWII POW, and my own brother served 20 years in the U.S. Army. Even my mother (88) is a Woman Veteran from an era when not so many women were enlisted in the armed forces. So I believe in this country, the freedoms we’ve been granted, and I have the deepest love and respect for those who’ve sacrificed their lives for those freedoms and our right to vote as Americans. So with that in mind, I believe strongly in the need for every American to vote, REGARDLESS of their political views.

Because today is ELECTION DAY, I’ve decided to give away one advance reader’s copy of ROAM to one lucky entrant.

NOTE: (10:02AM, Central Time) I am REVISING the rules for this giveaway. I originally offered the giveaway for anyone who voted and took a selfie with an “I Voted” Sticker. I’ve been advised that this is not legal…it is against federal law to giveaway anything in exchange for voting even if you’re not promoting a particular candidate, and I guess I can see why. So…to rectify that, this giveaway is open to ANYONE WHO REPLIES with a comment encouraging others to vote.

HERE ARE THE AMENDED WAYS TO ENTER:!

  1. Go to my Twitter or Facebook Page and find the post pinned to the top of the page with the image below.
  2. Reply with one reason you think voting is important.
  3. Bonus entries for (1) following me on Facebook or Twitter, and (2) Sharing the post with your friends.

That’s it! You’re entered! I’ll combine the entries from Facebook and Twitter and choose a winner tomorrow morning. I’ll even make it easier for you: click on one of the following links to go straight to the post you need to use.

Facebook Entry
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PLUS, I’ll give you a BONUS entry if you SHARE that tweet or Facebook post with your friends and followers. Just make sure you tag me so I see it. If you have problems tagging me, then send me a message so I can make sure to count your 2nd vote.

It’s really that simple!

So get out today and vote!

NOTE: Because I can no longer honor entries for “voting,” I am no longer able to offer a bonus entry for first-time voters. My deepest apologies for the confusion. 


COMING
FEB. 5, 2019

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Seventeen year-old Abby Lunde and her family are living on the streets. They had a normal life back in Omaha, but thanks to her mother’s awful mistake, they had to leave what little they had behind for a new start in Rochester. Abby tries to be an average teenager—fitting into school, buoyed by dreams of a boyfriend, college, and a career in music. But Minnesota winters are unforgiving, and so are many teenagers. Her stepdad promises to put a roof over their heads, but times are tough for everyone and Abby is doing everything she can to keep her shameful secret from her new friends. The divide between rich and poor in high school is painfully obvious, and the stress of never knowing where they’re sleeping or where they’ll find their next meal is taking its toll on the whole family. As secrets are exposed and the hope for a home fades, Abby knows she must trust those around her to help. But will her friends let her down the same way they did back home, or will they rise to the challenge to help them find a normal life?


SEE THE BOOK TRAILER NOW!

Now available for pre-order at a pre-release discounted price through Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Read What Early Reviewers are Saying:  Click Here!

PURCHASE LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-MillionIndieBound |The Book Depository


EDITORIAL REVIEWS FOR ROAM

“In Roam, C.H. Armstrong sings with a brilliant, powerful youthful voice as she portrays a narrator named Abby who experiences what it’s like to be homeless with her family, while dealing with the emotional and complex daily challenges of attending a new school. We, her readers, are drawn in from the first page. This lovely book has tremendous heart.” —Brandon Hobson, author of Where the Dead Sit Talking

 

“In her warm and hopeful novel, C.H. Armstrong has created a spirited heroine who triumphs over her circumstances thanks to those who believe in her; friends, family, teachers and ultimately, herself.” —Lorna Landvik, author of Once in A Blue Moon Lodge

 

“Armstrong’s book pays compassionate and eloquent attention to teenage angst and love amidst the backdrop of homelessness.” —Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Girls’ Weekend and I’m Not Her

 

“Roam is a compelling, accurate look into the life of a homeless teen. A must-read for all young people to understand the hardship of homelessness and how they can reach out to help others.” —Cathy Lamb, author of No Place I’d Rather Be

 

Happy Book Birthday: THE MAN SHE MARRIED

The-Man-She-Married-400I love Tuesdays–they’re my favorite day of the entire week! Why? Because Tuesdays mean BOOK BIRTHDAYS! It’s the traditional day of the week for the release of new books!   Today, I’m especially excited because today is the release of Cathy Lamb’s newest novel, THE MAN SHE MARRIED.

In full disclosure, let me first say that I was given a free advance copy of this novel for an honest review. With that said, I’m happy to say that my review is in no way “enhanced” by having been gifted with a free copy.

Now, on to my thoughts on THE MAN SHE MARRIED…

If you’ve followed me for very long, you probably know that Cathy is one of my all-time favorite authors. I fell in love with her books about eight years ago when I ran across her release of SUCH A PRETTY FACE. The title called out to me and, without knowing a single thing about the book, I bought it and devoured it in one sitting. Since then, I’ve managed to read all of Cathy’s books and have fallen irrevocably in love with her characters, their wit, their heartbreak, and their human spirit.

Today I’m happy to report that Cathy’s newest novel, THE MAN SHE MARRIED, is every bit as engaging as her previous novels. In some ways, maybe even more so!

So what’s it about?

Natalie and Zach are the ideal couple who have found their soul mates in each other. But after a tragic accident, Natalie finds herself in a “Coma Coffin.” When she regains consciousness, she struggles to heal and find the woman she once was. But something’s not right. Her husband, Zach, is keeping a secret. A huge one. She knows it, but she can’t quite figure it out and, when she asks him, he’s evasive. But trust me when I tell you the secret is HUGE.

Still, knowing Zach has a huge secret doesn’t detract from his complete likability as a character. Throughout the book, the reader only gets a hint of what the big secret is; and yet it’s completely impossible to resist falling in love with him and hoping that–whatever the secret is–he and Natalie can overcome it and live happily ever after.

Fans of Cathy Lamb are accustomed to finding quirky supporting characters, and THE MAN SHE MARRIED is no different. Aside from the main characters, Natalie and Zach are surrounded by strong, loving, funny, colorful and completely engaging friends and family. It is simply impossible to resist falling in love with every one of the characters.

It is probably with no small amount of shock for those who know me–or those who’ve read any of Cathy Lamb’s novels–that I give THE MAN SHE MARRIED a strong 5-star review! Get it today–you won’t be sorry!

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THE MAN SHE MARRIED

The-Man-She-Married-400Release Date: October 30, 2018
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(Synopsis taken from author’s website)

Natalie Shelton is in a coma.
That’s not her only problem.

A little longer summary for those who are curious:

When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They’re happy, she’s almost sure of it.

Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he’s receiving, the apologies when he thinks she can’t hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident suggest a deeper secret.

When she finally awakens, Natalie is determined to find out the truth. Sorting through clues as her brain heals, she realizes she has a rare opportunity—to reexamine the life she’s made and the man she’s made it with. But as answers come to light, she faces surprising, heartrending decisions, as well as a danger that could upend her world once again, as Zack’s past finally catches up with them . . .

 

 

 

WINNER: Signed Copy of Roam by C.H. Armstrong

 

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This morning I’m sending out a HUGE Congratulations to Jimmi Evey who is my first winner on the Social Media Giveaway Contest for a signed advance reader copy of ROAM! Stay tuned for future social media giveaways. In the coming weeks, expect to see giveaways specific for Facebook and Instagram users!

For those who missed the giveaway and would like more information about ROAM, check out the information below, then follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to make sure you get the notifications for future giveaways!

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9781771681513Seventeen year-old Abby Lunde and her family are living on the streets. They had a normal life back in Omaha, but thanks to her mother’s awful mistake, they had to leave what little they had behind for a new start in Rochester. Abby tries to be an average teenager—fitting into school, buoyed by dreams of a boyfriend, college, and a career in music. But Minnesota winters are unforgiving, and so are many teenagers.

Her stepdad promises to put a roof over their heads, but times are tough for everyone and Abby is doing everything she can to keep her shameful secret from her new friends. The divide between rich and poor in high school is painfully obvious, and the stress of never knowing where they’re sleeping or where they’ll find their next meal is taking its toll on the whole family.

As secrets are exposed and the hope for a home fades, Abby knows she must trust those around her to help. But will her friends let her down the same way they did back home, or will they rise to the challenge to help them find a normal life?

Now available for pre-order at a pre-release discounted price through Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Read What Early Reviewers are Saying:  Click Here!

PURCHASE LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-MillionIndieBound |
The Book Depository

SEE THE VIDEO TRAILER!

Adding to my Calendar: NaNoWriMo Creative Writing & Local Author Fair

Logo_of_National_Novel_Writing_MonthHappy Monday! I’m super excited today to announce a new date on my calendar! For those in Central Minnesota, I’ll be a guest author at the Winona (MN) Public Library for their NaNoWriMo Creative Writing & Local Author Fair on November 3rd from 10am to 12pm! This wonderful event is an opportunity to meet local authors, while maybe getting started on your writing goals for National Novel Writing Month and possibly improve your own writing skills.

So come out and say hi, grab a copy of THE EDGE OF NOWHERE, and register to win a signed early copy of ROAM. While there, take some time to meet some other amazing authors and enjoy one of the many workshops led by talented authors! So come on out and say hello! I hope to see you out there!

Winona Public Library is located at 151 W 5th Street in Winona, Minnesota. For more information, visit their website by using this link.

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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Roam by C.H. Armstrong

9781771681513I’m super excited that the release of ROAM, my young adult novel about a homeless teen and her family in Rochester, MN, is less than four months away! In celebration, I’ve decided to run a series of GIVEAWAYS for a Signed Advanced Reader Copy of ROAM!

What does that mean?

It means that in the coming weeks, a series of lucky social media users will get their hands on a copy of ROAM months before its release date of February 5, AND that copy will be signed!

And the best part?

It’s free to enter! 

The first giveaway has just begun on Twitter and ends on October 15, 2018! For Twitter users, all you have to do is CLICK on the black box below, FOLLOW @C_H_Armstrong on Twitter, and RETWEET that tweet to your followers. That’s it! I’ll choose a random entry and announce it here on my blog next Monday!

It’s Easy and Free…What do you have to lose?

 

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ABOUT ROAM

9781771681513Seventeen year-old Abby Lunde and her family are living on the streets. They had a normal life back in Omaha, but thanks to her mother’s awful mistake, they had to leave what little they had behind for a new start in Rochester. Abby tries to be an average teenager—fitting into school, buoyed by dreams of a boyfriend, college, and a career in music. But Minnesota winters are unforgiving, and so are many teenagers.

Her stepdad promises to put a roof over their heads, but times are tough for everyone and Abby is doing everything she can to keep her shameful secret from her new friends. The divide between rich and poor in high school is painfully obvious, and the stress of never knowing where they’re sleeping or where they’ll find their next meal is taking its toll on the whole family.

As secrets are exposed and the hope for a home fades, Abby knows she must trust those around her to help. But will her friends let her down the same way they did back home, or will they rise to the challenge to help them find a normal life?

Now available for pre-order at a pre-release discounted price through Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Read What Early Reviewers are Saying:  Click Here!

PURCHASE LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-MillionIndieBound |
The Book Depository

TO INDIE BOOKSELLERS: If ROAM is available at your bookstore, please email me a link to your website (or the name and location if you don’t have a website) and I will list your information with the purchase links listed above!

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SEE THE VIDEO TRAILER!

 

GREAT BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY!

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Good Morning, Friends! Today I’m excited to announce that I’m participating in the Readers Coffeehouse GREAT BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY on Facebook! To say I’m crazy-stupid-excited about this is not an understatement. You see, many of the authors participating are some of my favorite authors, a few of whom I love so much that I was inspired to begin writing myself…Authors like Cathy Lamb, Heather Gudenkauf, Diane Chamberlain, Catherine Ryan Hyde and so many more!

For my part, I’m giving away a SIGNED Advance Readers Copy (ARC) of ROAM, and a SIGNED copy of my previous novel, THE EDGE OF NOWHERE. All you have to do is go out to the Readers Coffeehouse Facebook Group, request to join, and then enter the giveaways that appeal to you! It’s that easy! And you might be THE VERY FIRST to receive a signed copy of ROAM!

So join us out at the Readers Coffeehouse today and enter to win one of scores of novels from some of the most amazing authors writing today! I’ll see you out there!

BOOK CLUB SALE – 3 DAYS ONLY!

Is your book club looking for your next read? For a limited time only, I’m running a special through my website for book clubs or multiple orders of THE EDGE OF NOWHERE.

Order 6 or more copies of THE EDGE  OF NOWHERE for $10 each plus $5 shipping (Total $65). Additional copies are $10 each with no additional shipping.

If you require more than 6 copies, please email me and we can adjust your order so that you only pay the shipping one time.

PLUS: Would you like me to join your book club discussion? I’m happy to SKYPE or FACETIME with your book club. Just contact me and we can work out a date.

BOOK CLUB SPECIAL – LIMITED TIME ONLY!

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Purchase 6 or more copies of THE EDGE OF NOWHERE for $10 each plus $5 shipping (regardless of the total number of items shipped). Cost for this order is $65 for the 6 books. If you require more than 6 books, please email me and I can arrange the payment process appropriately so that you only pay the shipping once. If you would like to have these copies personalized, please send a separate email with the names of those people (please check spelling). U.S. orders only, please.

$65.00

 

Only want one copy? I’ve got you covered! Individual copies are $12/each including shipping. Use the button below to order single copies.

ON SALE NOW! ONLY $12.00

Regularly priced on this site at $18.50 (includes tax and shipping), now ON SALE FOR $12.00 (tax and shipping included). Please note: If you wish to have the signature personalized (i.e. “To Sue”), please e-mail me after your order with your name, address, and the person to whom you wish to have the book personalized. For multiple orders, please e-mail me and we can attempt to negotiate a better shipping cost. U.S. orders only, please.

$12.00

 

SYNOPSIS

The year is 1992 and Victoria Hastings Harrison Greene—reviled matriarch of a sprawling family—is dying.

After surviving the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, Victoria refuses to leave this earth before revealing the secrets she’s carried for decades.

Once the child of a loving family during peaceful times, a shocking death shattered her life. Victoria came face to face with the harshness of the world. As the warm days of childhood receded to distant memory, Victoria learns to survive.

No matter what it takes.

To keep her family alive in an Oklahoma blighted by dust storms and poverty, Victoria makes choices—harsh ones, desperate ones. Ones that eventually made her into the woman her grandchildren fear and whisper about. Ones that kept them all alive. Hers is a tale of tragedy, love, murder, and above all, the conviction to never stop fighting.

Read the What Amazon Reviews are Saying: Click Here!

Purchased a SIGNED COPY TODAY!

 

Still can’t decide if this novel is for you? Check out the video trailer and the synopsis below. Then place your order using the button at the bottom of this page!

 

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES–ON SALE NOW!

 

FULL RESOLUTION EONIn anticipation of the February release of my debut young adult novel, ROAM, I’m excited to announce that you can now purchase AUTOGRAPHED COPIES of  my first novel, THE EDGE OF NOWHERE, at a discounted price of only $12! This exceptional price is not only below cover price, but includes tax and shipping!

Released in 2016, THE EDGE OF NOWHERE, was inspired by my own grandmother’s experiences as a widow with 14 children during the Great Depression and the 1930s Dust Bowl!

Can’t decide if this novel is for you? Check out the video trailer and the synopsis below. Then place your order using the button at the bottom of this page!

 

SYNOPSIS

The year is 1992 and Victoria Hastings Harrison Greene—reviled matriarch of a sprawling family—is dying.

After surviving the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, Victoria refuses to leave this earth before revealing the secrets she’s carried for decades.

Once the child of a loving family during peaceful times, a shocking death shattered her life. Victoria came face to face with the harshness of the world. As the warm days of childhood receded to distant memory, Victoria learns to survive.

No matter what it takes.

To keep her family alive in an Oklahoma blighted by dust storms and poverty, Victoria makes choices—harsh ones, desperate ones. Ones that eventually made her into the woman her grandchildren fear and whisper about. Ones that kept them all alive. Hers is a tale of tragedy, love, murder, and above all, the conviction to never stop fighting.

PURCHASE A SIGNED COPY

Use the button below to purchase a signed copy. If you wish to have the copy personalized, please send a separate email with your name, address and the person to whom you wish the copy personalized in the body of the email. If you wish to purchase multiple copies, send me an email and let’s see if we can work out a better shipping cost.

 

ON SALE NOW! ONLY $12.00

Regularly priced on this site at $18.50 (includes tax and shipping), now ON SALE FOR $12.00 (tax and shipping included). Please note: If you wish to have the signature personalized (i.e. “To Sue”), please e-mail me after your order with your name, address, and the person to whom you wish to have the book personalized. For multiple orders, please e-mail me and we can attempt to negotiate a better shipping cost. U.S. orders only, please.

$12.00

Sneak Peek: Roam by C.H. Armstrong

So excited to be part of the Central Avenue Publishing family. Reblogging this post from my publisher’s blog today!

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9781771681513We’d like to show off the final book of our Fall 2018 season: Roam by C.H. Armstrong.

Seventeen year-old Abby Lunde and her family are living on the streets. They had a normal life back in Omaha but, thanks to her mother’s awful mistake, they had to leave what little they had behind for a new start in Rochester. Abby tries to be an average teenager—fitting into school, buoyed by dreams of a boyfriend, college and a career in music. But Minnesota winters are unforgiving, and so are many teenagers.

Her stepdad promises to put a roof over their heads, but times are tough for everyone and Abby is doing everything she can to keep her shameful secret from her new friends. The divide between rich and poor in high school is painfully obvious, and the stress of never knowing where they’re sleeping or where they’ll find their next meal…

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Giveaways, Books and Good Causes

Good morning, Friends! I have four pieces of information I’d like to pass on to you!


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I’m excited to announce that I’ve decided to give away 2 Free Kindle copies of my first novel, THE EDGE OF NOWHERE! It’s easy to enter and there’s no cost. It’s my gift to all of you for your support these last couple of years.

For more information about this novel, you can view the video trailer below.

To enter the giveaway, use this link. Good luck!

 

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cropped-roamcover.jpegSecond, I’m so excited to announce that my forthcoming novel, ROAM, is available for pre-order AND is on sale! You can save up to $4 by ordering now, and you’ll be one of the first to get a copy when the book releases.

For more information about ROAM, use this link. If you’d like to check out the pre-order options, use one of the following links.

PURCHASE LINKS:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | The Book Depository

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Third–also related to the forthcoming release of ROAM–I’m so humbled, awed, honored and excited to share with you that ROAM has been listed as a #1 New Release on Amazon AND has remained neck-and-neck with Angie Thomas’ forthcoming novel, ON THE COME UP. For those who aren’t familiar with Angie, you can find information using this link. Angie is the author of the #1 Bestseller, THE HATE U GIVE, a novel focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement and featuring a teenage girl who witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend. It’s a wonderful book, and I’d encourage all of you to read it. It is such a huge honor to be listed anywhere near Angie’s book!

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Fourth, and finally…as many of you know, my father passed away on January 13th. It’s been a long six months, but we finally laid him to rest last week at Arlington National Cemetery.

WalkLogo_cmyk-640x340A brilliant man who held three master’s degrees and taught high school and college for more than 20 years after retiring from the U.S. Army, he suffered from dementia and was unable to write his name or even remember the names of his family at the end. To honor him, I’ve decided to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If this cause interests you, please consider making a small donation in honor of my father. Together we can end Alzheimer’s and Dementia so that no other individual or family has to endure this demoralizing disease.

You can make a donation by using this link. If you’d like to view my father’s obituary, you can use this link.

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