Sunday, March 4, 2012

Worship practice has never been this interesting…

From Carla Rossi and Pelican Book Group/White Rose Publishing:

This weekend I celebrate the release of the first in my series of inspirational romances about the worship team at fictional Cornerstone Fellowship. Unlikely Praise is the story of talented musicians, dedicated believers, and good friends. But everyone has secrets, and even the most devout followers are creatures of human sin and error. Join Candi and Shade on a journey of discovery as they grow in faith and learn God’s forgiveness and renewal.

Blurb:
A tattooed rocker and an uptight music teacher - who says God doesn't have a sense of humor?
Candi Canaberry has been the worship leader at Cornerstone Fellowship since the doors opened. Candi has dedicated her life to praise and worship, so when Cornerstone explodes into mega-church territory, Candi is sure she’ll be the one to take her team to the next level…isn’t she the obvious choice? Apparently not. Church leadership has other ideas. She’s given a partner to share her duties. But a one-time rocker with zero praise and worship experience?

Recently saved Samuel “Shade” Blackledge is new to Cornerstone Fellowship. He’s convinced a strong church family is what will help keep his head above water as he turns from things of the past and builds a new life. Ex-Dead Lizard rock guitarist, Shade is shocked when the pastor suggests he might be just what the worship team needs. But could God really want a tattooed veteran of the club scene? And what about his less-than-Godly lifestyle to this point --not the
least of which is a baby girl he’s never seen? Worship practice has never been this interesting as Candi and Shade work their way toward each other…and Unlikely Praise.

Leave a comment to be entered in my drawing to win an e-copy of Unlikely Praise.
Happy Reading!
Carla Rossi

12 comments:

Marianne Evans said...

Great cover and blurb, Carla - I can't wait to read Unlikely Praise. Blessings on the new release, and much success to you!!

Debby said...

Congrats on your new book. I love the blurb, makes me want to read more.
debby236 at gmail dot com

J.D. Faver said...

Wow! What a premise. I'm hooked, Carla. Can't wait to read this one. I love it when total opposites are drawn together. Good luck with this project.
*hugs*
~JD

Carla Rossi said...

Thanks Marianne, JD and Debby!

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Tanya Stowe said...

I love music stories. This one looks great, Carla. Can't wait to read it!

TessStJohn said...

Sounds like a wonderful story!!! Can't wait to read it!

Donna B said...

Great story, Carla! I loved it!

Loretta said...

Great excerpt, Carla:) The whole premise is full of possibilities, not only for the writer, but for the growth of the characters:)

The storyline reflects what "the faith" is all about doesn't it?

I enjoyed the read:)

Lo

Shadow said...

Sounds great! I love stories like this one! :) Thanks for sharing!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

MomJane said...

I love a good, but not typical inspirational romance. This one sounds like it fits the bill! I'm so glad I stopped by :-)

Carla Rossi said...

Thanks to everyone for stopping by. Will be drawing tomorrow and sending out a copy to the winner.
Happy Reading!
Carla