Introducing the BLING! authors and their books

  MERCY’S RESCUE by Debra Holt (Aug 2015) Finding himself fighting for his life after an ambush, Sheriff Josh Wellman awakens to a real-life angel of mercy. When their hands touch, he knows his life has changed in that instant. But devastating heartbreak has left Mercy Smith’s faith in tatters, her heart guarded against more loss. Her dedication to the air evac trauma team she leads has insulated her from the realities of the earth below, so now Josh faces the biggest challenge of his life. Can he find a way to get past the walls around Mercy and convince this angel to stay on the ground with him? Can Mercy open her heart to life again and find a way to restore her faith in God … as well as love?  
  Author Debra Holt was born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas. She grew up among horses, cowboys, open spaces, and real Texas Rangers. Pride in her state and ancestry colors the heroes and heroines she most loves creating. She also draws upon a variety of life experience, from working with abused children to caring for baby animals to owning a wedding planning business (Ah, the romance!). She read her first romance novel 30+ years ago and has been hooked on the genre ever since. Mercy’s Rescue (Aug 2015) is Debra Holt’s third published novel. Readers can connect with her via her website at or follow her on Twitter @debraholtbooks.  
Mercy's Rescue

MOMENTS OF TRUTH by Sandra D. Bricker (September 2015) Regan Sloane was married once. Eight years, no kids, she got the house. In the years since the divorce, she’s managed to keep afloat with the only real skill she has: Writing. She hadn’t really noticed how her readership had blossomed until a well-known reviewer noticed her sweet little lifestyle blog. When had it transformed into a single woman’s go-to? With the life and loves of her four BFFs to fuel the content and have her back at every turn Regan realizes that something magical happens when women join forces. Girl Power just might be the new super power!  

Author Sandra D. Bricker was an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles for 15+ years where she attended school to learn screenwriting and eventually taught the craft for several semesters. When she put Hollywood in the rearview mirror and headed across the country to take care of her mom until she passed away, Bricker traded her scripts for books, and a best-selling, award-winning author of LIVE-OUT-LOUD fiction was born. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she gears time and effort toward raising awareness and funds for research, diagnostics and a cure. Sandie is also the founder and was the original managing editor of BLING! Romance. She handed over the keys to the job to her former assistant, Marisa Deshaies, in January 2016 in order to focus more fully on her own writing again. Connect with her at or at


  CATCH OF A LIFETIME by Candee Fick (Nov 2015) He breathes football. She shudders at the very mention of the sport. But when a mix-up in financial aid assigns Cassie Parker a job with the football team and Reed Worthington’s star receiver teeters on the brink of ineligibility, the rookie coach and the bitter tutor must overcome stereotypes and work together to salvage the season. As they discover common ground, sparks fly despite the university’s policy against fraternization between staff and students. Can they find a way to capture their dreams … and each other’s hearts?  
Author Candee Fick is the wife of a football coach and mother of three, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. She has written a dozen articles published online and in magazines such as In Touch, The War Cry, Exceptional Parent, and Special Education Today. In addition to blogging, she has self-published several devotionals and a book for parents with special-needs children. She has been writing fiction since 2008 and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her manuscripts have been Genesis Finalists or Semi-Finalists in 2009, 2011, and 2014. In 2014, she won the Genesis in the short novel category. Catch of a Lifetime (Nov 2015) is Candee’s first published novel, and was a Genesis Award finalist. Visit her website at  

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