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Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
Saturday, February 8, 2014 by Patti Shene

 

Featured Book: HUSH, LITTLE BABY

Author: Deborah M. Piccurelli

Publisher: Sword of the Spirit

Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Series or Stand Alone: Stand alone novel

Target age: 25 - 65 yrs. old (but teens and early adultsshould probably read it, too)

 

See below for instructions on how to win an eversion of Hush, Little Baby.

 

DO YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH MY WRITING?

BY

DEBORAH M. PICCURELLI

I am a romantic suspense novelist, but causes and issues are at the core of most books I write. For those who don’t know what cause and issue writing is, for me it’s taking perhaps a little-known, dark and heinous activity, and bringing it into the light. This world is chock-full of sinister people who perform despicable deeds in secret. Some of these people could turn out to be your neighbor, your boss, or your friendly pharmacist. These acts are disgusting and menacing to the innocent and vulnerable.

You may ask why I write about such shocking topics. My answer would simply be that I feel called to. I believe it’s what the Lord put on my heart. I have to admit, though, that it is sometimes difficult to “live” in that world in order to make my story authentic. I must be careful not to let my own emotions about a particular subject get in the way of the storytelling. Of course, a character can mimic what I might feel in the way of shock, or repulsion, but I can not let those feelings run throughout the book.

Sometimes, creating a romantic element for such stories can be challenging, but the Lord always provides a way. For instance, my current release, Hush, Little Baby, is about fetal harvesting (a.k.a. baby body parts trafficking), a component of abortion. The two main characters are not directly involved in the act itself, but are only investigating claims of a clinic engaging in it. They have a private life separate from their jobs, and so that is where the romance comes in. That’s not to say there aren’t opportunities for romantic situations that can be woven into scenes related to the work itself.

My goal in cause and issue writing is to first, bring about awareness that such happenings occur. Secondly, to help put a stop to them by donating a portion of the proceeds to a related charity. An added benefit to the latter is that it affords the reader an active part in both.

Some may say I have an agenda for my writing, and that may be, but don’t all authors have a message or takeaway factor to what they write? Basically, my novel writing has a four-fold purpose: To honor the Lord, to expose the unthinkable, to contribute to its eradication, and to offer, to the best of my ability, an enjoyable, entertaining, informative story.

Back Cover Blurb for Hush, Little Baby:

Investigative journalist, Amber Blake, is a little person bent on payback for the death of her average-sized twinsister. Enlisted byher former partner and estranged husband, Evan, she poses as a counselor in an abortion clinic to expose the doctor responsible for fetal harvesting. As a Christian, she struggles with concealing her beliefs to maintain her cover, while the doctor's romantic overtures tumble her stomach. Amber agrees to date him for the sake of the story . . . but nothing prepares her for what's behind a mysterious door in his office.

LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN A DRAWING TO WIN AN EVERSION COPY OF HUSH, LITTLE BABY. CONTEST ENDS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST AT MIDNIGHT (MST). BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU IF YOU WIN!

 

 

Deborah M. Piccurelli is an advocate for sanctity of life, and tackles 

such issues in her novels, weaving them into compelling stories.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two sons.

link why women cheat in relationships why people cheat in relationships

Comments

Deborah Piccurelli From New Jersey At 2/18/2014 9:47:07 AM

Thank you all so much for commenting about my book, and for your encouragement on what I write about. What a blessing to my heart! Gives me courage to continue.

Patti Shene From Colorado At 2/17/2014 2:28:57 PM

Hi Linda. Thank you for stopping by. You are entered in the contest.

Linda Oliphant From Washington state At 2/17/2014 10:20:09 AM

Looks like a fabulous book, with a touching yet heart wrenching subject. Hope I win it!

Patti Shene From Colorado At 2/15/2014 10:03:16 PM

Hi Vicki. What a wonderful tribute to Deborah's writing. It sounds like she has truly inspired you. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your name has been entered in the giveaway.

Vicki Palaganas From Sewell, NJ At 2/15/2014 9:51:20 PM

Hi Deborah! Thank you so much for the interview you allowed me to do. Because of you, my eyes have been opened, but I feel like I want to be more informed about the harsh issues that you write about. You have a great ability to communicate. I would love to win your book. Blessings, Vicki

Patti Shene From Colorado At 2/15/2014 8:10:07 PM

Hi MaryAnn. This book sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for your comment in support of Debbie's book and for stopping by the blog.

MaryAnn Diorio From New Jersey At 2/15/2014 7:30:59 PM

Excellent post, Debbie! Having read Hush, Little Baby, I applaud you in your efforts to expose the hidden atrocities of our culture. May our Lord grant you a double portion of His anointing as you obey the Word by exposing evil. Blessings, MaryAnn

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11/6/2015

PERSPECTIVE
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11/1/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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10/23/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
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10/16/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
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10/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
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10/3/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
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9/11/2015

LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
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8/22/2015

INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
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8/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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7/24/2015

WHY WE WAIT
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7/11/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
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6/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
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6/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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5/22/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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5/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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4/10/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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3/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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3/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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2/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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2/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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1/24/2015

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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1/16/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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1/10/2015

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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12/27/2014

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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12/20/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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12/18/2014

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
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12/14/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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12/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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12/6/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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11/29/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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11/22/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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11/14/2014

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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11/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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11/1/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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10/25/2014

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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10/19/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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10/10/2014

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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10/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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9/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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9/19/2014

BY THE NUMBERS
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9/15/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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9/5/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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8/30/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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8/23/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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8/16/2014

SITTING IDLE
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8/10/2014

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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8/3/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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7/26/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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7/20/2014

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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7/14/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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7/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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6/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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6/20/2014

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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6/16/2014

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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6/7/2014

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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5/30/2014

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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5/17/2014

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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4/23/2014

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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4/19/2014

PLAY BALL!
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4/17/2014

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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4/12/2014

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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4/4/2014

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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3/29/2014

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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3/26/2014

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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3/22/2014

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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3/19/2014

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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3/15/2014

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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3/13/2014

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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3/8/2014

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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3/1/2014

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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2/22/2014

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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2/15/2014

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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2/12/2014

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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2/8/2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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2/5/2014

A Matter of Perspective
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2/1/2014

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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1/25/2014

Monopoly!
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1/21/2014

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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1/17/2014

What Did You Mean By That?
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1/14/2014

Wildlife Video
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1/10/2014

My Best Reads of 2013
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1/8/2014

The Dumbest Kid in School
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1/3/2014

Good-bye to 2013
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1/1/2014

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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12/22/2013

One Spectacular Christmas Display
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12/19/2013

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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11/29/2013

Shared Experience
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11/24/2013

Facing the Monster
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10/25/2013

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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9/27/2013

I'll Be Happy When...
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5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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5/5/2013

I Can't Do This!
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5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
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4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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4/21/2013

Vulnerability to Fear
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4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
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4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
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2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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2/7/2013

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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2/3/2013

Taking Stock
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1/30/2013

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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1/26/2013

Winter - Bah Humbug!
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1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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1/19/2013

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
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1/5/2013

Accountability in the Extreme
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1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
Patti Shene
12/26/2012

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
Patti Shene
12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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12/19/2012

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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12/15/2012

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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12/8/2012

News From Nashville & Beyond
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12/4/2012

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Welcome Home!
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11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
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11/13/2012

Going Home
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11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
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11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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11/13/2012

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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11/13/2012

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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11/13/2012

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
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11/13/2012