April 15, 2022

The Secret Place Named Finalist in Contemporary Fiction

What SUPER exciting good news . . .

The Secret Place is a Finalist in the Cascade Christian Writers contest, Published Contemporary Fiction category!
What a HUGE honor! This is such great news, and especially today, on the 1 year Anniversary of The Secret Place's release!
I'll share the list of finalists below, but I want to say congratulations to all the writers who've made it to this stage.
I also want to say a huge WAY to GO! to all those who took the plunge and entered. I was honored to be a prelim judge in another category and can see how hard my fellow authors are working to hone their craft and share the stories of their hearts. Writing ability is a God-given gift to be shared, not kept for oneself, and you are clearly pouring out your devotion and service to the Lord through writing. You're already a winner! Keep it up!
Finalists in each category will be narrowed down to one winner and will be announced at the Cascade Christian Writers Summer Conference Award Gala on June 25, 2022. Thank you to those who volunteer to judge this contest, and to OCW for your dedication to support and serve writers.
Good luck & 'blessed wishes' to all the finalists!

Go HERE to see the full list of categories and finalists.



March 26, 2022

Christianity Today Highlights Wings Like a Dove


I found out this week that Wings Like a Dove is being featured in the upcoming issue of Christianity Today under New & Noteworthy Fiction, and rubs shoulders with the latest works from master novelists, Toni Shiloh and Amanda Dykes. What an honor! 

I am so blessed to hear that this story resonates with readers and industry professionals. It is still my hope that one day, filmmakers can bring it to screen, as I believe its themes are as timely now as ever, and worthy of an ongoing conversation.

Here's the blurb in the CT article:

“If you’re looking for a story that will resonate deep in your heart and stay with you for years, check out Wings Like a Dove. Set in New York and Indiana during the Great Depression, this tale of an immigrant girl desperate to protect life not only paints a rich picture of the era but also dives deep into what faith really means, demonstrating how we can change the world when we love as Christ loves us. A perfect example of how fiction can teach the most beautiful of God's truths. Suitable for group discussion.” -Christianity Today



December 27, 2021

Missing Christmas & The Secret Place: Top Ten Read of 2021

Let me just say that missing Christmas due to being sick & in quarantine sort of really sucks, and makes this introvert FAR more appreciative of the privilege of being able to gather with friends & loved ones. But God is so good. I'm blessed and have been praying for patience and for a good attitude. One hour at a time...

And then THIS happened, which totally makes my day.

The Secret Place (April 2021) made Inkwell Inspirations Kim Ann's Top Ten reads of 2021. I'm honored and super blessed that this story is included amongst such stellar works of inspirational fiction. It's a story near my heart (aren't they all though?) Check out these Best of 2021 reads and put them all on your Amazon gift card shopping list. :)

https://www.inkwellinspirations.com/2021/12/kims-top-ten-or-so-kims-favorite-reads.html

"The Secret Place by Camille Eide has one of my favorite female characters ever, and that is saying something because I am super picky about heroines! Her witty inner dialogue was written perfectly and kept the story from being too heavy. And our hero was the perfect romantic lead!" -Kim Ann, Inkwell Inspirations Book Reviews

November 3, 2021

Savanna's Gift PAPERBACK is HERE!

Savanna's Gift, an inspirational Christmas Romance, is now available in print (and re-releasing soon in eBook)! Signed copies are now available when you order from my author store. This book may be small, but it's packed with charm and plenty of Christmas feels. At 8.99 (+shipping) you can get yourself a copy & extras for gifting.

Get your print copies at my AUTHOR STORE

October 16, 2021

The Little Book That Keeps Getting Better

I can't believe it's been ten years since the 2011 release of Savanna's Gift (White Rose Publishing). Since then, my little Christmas romance has acquired a clone, of sorts, in the form of a film adaptation/screenplay (more on that to come, keep your fingers and toes crossed!)

After ten years, the rights to the Savanna's Gift ebook return to me. Because of that, and because of the changes and additions that a film adaptation naturally creates, I decided to celebrate Savanna's 10th Anniversary by updating the story to include the new content and also give the book a beautiful new face, thanks to Roseanna White Designs.

The Most Exciting News...
Because this story is getting revised and re-covered, the book not only gets a re-launch, it's also coming out in PAPERBACK!

I am, I must admit, ridiculously excited to be able to hold this darling little book in my hands!
And since it's a novella, the paperback is a sweet price ($8.99), perfect for holiday gifting. If you're not familiar with this story, it would be an especially great gift for those who love Hallmark Christmas movies.

Savanna's Gift (Revised Second Edition) will be available at both Amazon and at my website. The ebook will be available on DECEMBER 3, but the Paperback version will be available as early as October 22. Get it at Amazon, or directly from me (signed and/or personalized if you like!).

Watch for order links coming soon!


So without further adieu, here is that gorgeous new cover:



Isn't it charming?


Savanna's Gift (Revised Second Edition): A Christmas Love Story is a romantic Christmas tale of lost love and the gift of second chances, set in an elegantly adorned, rustic ski lodge in the Oregon Cascades.

While delivering her god-daughter to the ski lodge where she once worked, Savanna Holt is reminded of one special Christmas and how ambition led her to make the worst mistake of her life: breaking up with Luke Nelson.

Dropping off her best friend's child is one thing, but leaving the mountain is another. A winter storm traps Savanna at the ski lodge with the man whose heart she broke four years ago. Stunned to discover Luke never left, but worked his way up from lift operator to resort manager, Savanna sees her snowbound predicament as an opportunity, a gift from God. But Luke has worked hard to get past his hurt and intends to steer clear of the woman with the breathtaking smile who chose ambition over love.

Can Savanna convince Luke that she’s changed? And when her dream job beckons, forcing her to choose between two priceless gifts, will she sacrifice her dream, or a second chance at love?
Celebrate Savanna's 10th Anniversary by gifting yourself and a friend with paperback copies, coming soon!
PRE-ORDER for Kindle HERE



May 15, 2021

GIVEAWAY: The Secret Place Novel (Print or digital)

Book giveaway time! Follow the link below to the facebook "event" to enter.

Simply leave a comment or tag a reading friend. That's it!

Good Luck!


April 30, 2021

How Far Can Love Bend Before it Breaks?


What do you think when you hear this quote from Shakespeare's Sonnet 116? Aside from picturing the scene with Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility... What lengths can love be tested before it gives out? Is there such a thing as Love No Matter What? This is a question Josie asks more than once in The Secret Place. I hope you'll join her on the journey of discovering the answer to this question. 

Meanwhile, what is your most memorable "no matter what" love memory?

~Camille

March 15, 2021

The Secret Place Setting: Oregon's McKenzie River

Have you ever visited Oregon's rivers, particularly the McKenzie? It's the setting for my upcoming novel, The Secret Place. I live about three hours north, and while I was writing this book, I traveled there not once but three times to see and soak in the living beauty of this amazing part of Oregon. 

I'll share more about my research trips to the McKenzie River in my next monthly newsletter. I'll also share what I'm reading and what authors upcoming releases I'm excited about.

If you're not subscribed, I hope you will. You can do that HERE.

The Secret Place is coming April 15, but it's available for preorder now at www.camilleeide.com/the-secret-place.html

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. . . .

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:

I've published five novels and 2 novellas (more about those on my website.) I've been writing all my life, but decided in 2007 to get serious about being published.

I love action movies and Jane Austen. (she’s dead, I know. I found that out when I tried to get her to endorse my novel)

They let me play Bass guitar and sing in a worship band.

I can produce 4 dozen homemade cinnamon rolls in a flash for a crowd of drooling young adults. Or publishing house editors.

I used to have a Harley. Now we have seven grandkiddos. Decent trade, really.

I am a proud Grammy. Don't even think about taking candy from my babies.

I hate shopping (Yes, I'm aware that I'm a girl)

MY ROOTS:
I've lived in Oregon all my life, spent time in Eugene (Go DUCKS!), Springfield, Reedsport, and Smith River. Which is not really a town, but a river, about 70 miles long, a tributary of the Umpqua River in southwest Oregon.

Although it's not a town, it is a community with a strong sense of pioneer history. It's cool to say you've lived there, especially if you lived there during the days when you had to take a boat to school. No joke! The old farmhouse my grandfather and my mother grew up in still stands, nestled into a narrow, pasture carpeted valley, complete with a swimmin' hole and its own 'crick'. It may turn up in one of my novels.

There's a rumor that my ancestors had a connection with the Mafia back in Sicily. I used to fantasize as a kid about a big black limo with tinted windows pulling up and whisking me away from school. Ahhh. So THAT'S why I'm having so much trouble conjugating my dangling participles now.

NOT RANDOM: I am challenged by the truth and amazed by the grace of God. And it's either in spite of or because of that grace that I hold a PhD in Learning Stuff the Hard Way.