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The Debutante Queen Audiobook Goes Live!

Excited to share the new audiobook of The Debutante Queen is live!

Excited to share the new audio and Kindle book covers for The Debutante Queen!

The Debutante Queen, 1st in the Montana Beginnings series is available as an audiobook.

I’m going to run a contest this week for a free copy of the audiobook. Leave a comment on this post about how you listen to audiobooks (like in the car, while working out, while cooking… whatever). Honestly, I’m just curious and I think it will help other people learn how to enjoy audiobooks too 😉

What’s The Debutante Queen about?

It’s 1889 (Helena, MT): Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But hiding an indentured orphan could unravel Calista’s reputation and her budding romance with pageant organizer Albert Shanahan, if her secret is revealed. Will love or law prevail?

This book is the first in the Montana Beginnings series. The sequel is Eleven Pipers Piping. Each book can be heard as a single story, but if you love historicals and series set in the same locale, then Helena, MT, is your place to live in a story world among the Montana Beginnings series by Angela Breidenbach.

Eleven Pipers Piping by Angela Breidenbach

Eleven Pipers Piping by Angela Breidenbach, releases Dec. 2015 as the sequel to The Debutante Queen

(Eleven Pipers Piping releases in audiobook form Dec. 2015. Find out what happens to the lovable street urchins, Frankie and Joey, in the sequel to The Debutante Queen. Will they be sold into indenture or pressed into the military? How will the debutantes of Helena, MT help the orphans?)

The Contest Details

      1. Leave a comment on this post about how you listen to audiobooks (like in the car, while working out, while cooking… whatever).
      2. On Friday, I’ll pick the first winner. On Saturday, I’ll pick another winner, and on Sunday…well, you get the picture 😉 I’ll choose a winner each day for 5 days starting 11/27/15 as long as there are new comments on this post. Yes, I have comments protected for the first two times someone posts in order to protect both you and me from spammer/scammers. But I’ll be watching for comments and approve them as quickly as humanly possible.
      3. Full disclosure: Yes, I would like reviews from those who listen. That’s how books sell. But all I ask is that you post an honest review in a timely manner and please review both the story and the performance so potential buyer/listeners know what you think so they can make a buying decision.
      The audiobook sells for $14.95. If you’re not an audiobook listener, but have always wondered about them then this is the contest opportunity for you 🙂 Winners will get an email with instructions on how to use the free code and how to use Audible for the 1st time, just in case.
      4. So, make sure I have a way to contact you (you can use the contact page on this website if you’d like to keep your email secret–in fact, I’d suggest that for internet safety–or you can leave me a twitter or facebook handle where I can also contact you and I’m happy to let you share that with others to build your followings on those social media platforms. Why Twitter or Facebook? Those are the social media platforms I use the most and they’re the easiest for me to share with you and others.
      5. Please share this contest with your friends so they can enter. That gives everyone more chances in the contest so there are new comments coming each day.

I’m also excited to share a sample with you…Click on the player in this post above. You can listen to the first few minutes of the first chapter…Then, if you’d like to learn or share more about it, here’s the link to Audible (and I’ll update this post as soon as I know the iTunes and Amazon links are live–it may be a couple of days.)


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05.5 — Bonus Feature — What changed Elizabeth’s life?

Facebook party Sep 3

Come Join the Fun. Sep 3rd!

I’m calling this bonus feature episode 5.5 because it is taken out of the bigger interview as we explore some specific topics from A Healing Heart as well as get a little bit personal. It’s part of a larger interview Elizabeth Diane Wells did with me (Angela) for the new release of the #Audible audiobook, A Healing Heart.

Elizabeth shares from her heart and gets very genuine about fear, failure, the job of acting, creating voices for characters someone else created, and how doing this particular job changed her life. There are 2 more episodes titled Facing Our Fears part 1 and Facing Our Fears part 2 (release date, Sep 8, 15) with our guest, Elizabeth, and I encourage you to listen in for excellent tips, thought-provoking ideas, and a rich conversation about faith in our lives when we’re really angry with the Big Guy. Just how do you get over that? Listen in to find out…

1) Were you nervous?

2) What did you learn while doing it that will help you the next time?

3) Did you learn anything directly from the story or characters?

4) You had to create different styles of acting to portray so many characters in the book. Did that scare you?

5) Have you developed a process now that gives you confidence now you’ve mastered your first 2 audio books for both me and Karen Kingsbury?

6) How do we reach you if an author wants to hire you as an actress for their books? or

7) What was different for you doing a non-fiction devotional versus doing a fictional story?

8) What programs and equipment do you have to have to do that kind of acting job?

9) How did the experience with this book change or affect you?


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Facebook Party for A Healing Heart Audible Book!

Facebook party Sep 3
Facebook party Sep 3

Come Join the Fun. Sep 3rd!

Grace Under Pressure podcast promo cartoon

Are you coming to the party? 

You can start by listening to the Grace Under Pressure Radio interview with Elizabeth Diane Wells all about courage and facing fears! It’s going live on Tuesday on iTunes!

Link to iTunes show page where you can subscribe, leave a rating and review for extra entries into the prize drawings. And click here to go to the Facebook party on Sep 3rd.


Congratulations! Please private message the author offering the prize. They’ll do the same so they can get choices, when offered, of ebook or paperback and/or address to mail the prize or email it.
AND…the winners are:
Joyce Gibson — Snowflake Tiara ebook
Emily Yost — Snowflake Tiara ebook
Betti Mace — Snowflake Tiara ebook
Debbie Lowe Roth — Snowflake Tiara ebook
Mary Ellen Ashfelder — Snowflake Tiara ebook
Helen Gardner — Snowflake Tiara ebook
Rebbie Lee — Snowflake Tiara ebook
Cindy Fowell — Snowflake Tiara ebook
Cheryl Baranski — Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance ecookbook
Tina StClair Rice — Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance ecookbook
Crystal Fussell Walls — Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance ecookbook
Regina Fujitani — Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance ecookbook
Audra Harders — Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance ecookbook
Tina Wilson — Leann Harris’ book, The Last Lie.
Carrie Moore Gould — Laurie Alice Eakes’ book, Choices of the Heart and 1 Skype or Google Hangout with Angie, date to be determined.
Halita Wilson — S.E. Thomas’ book, Habukkuk’s Plea
Debbie Curto — Gems of Wisdom 10 book pack for Bible study or Book Club, including a virtual visit by Angie at a date to be determined together.
Carmen Gentilli Hoover — Christmas Traditions (including the sequel to Snowflake Tiara, Eleven Pipers Piping, and 7 more books, too)
Rebekah Millett — Audio book, A Healing Heart
Mary Hake — Audio book, A Healing Heart
Bree Herron — Audio book, A Healing Heart
Jasmine Augustine — Audio book, A Healing Heart
Sherida Stewart — Audio book, A Healing Heart
I think I have everyone listed. But if for some reason I missed a name, I’ll double check tomorrow afternoon. I’ll be spending tomorrow afternoon getting prizes out to everyone. But if you haven’t heard from me by Saturday morning, please contact me by private message. There’ll be a few more Facebook parties coming this fall, including Sep. 14th! That one is all apple-themed! So be watching for your invite to that party and more awesome prizes from published authors!
Thank you so much for coming tonight!
Angie Breidenbach

What prizes will be awarded?

  • 5 grand prizes of A Healing Heart Audible audio book voiced by Miss Elizabeth Diane Wells.
  • 1 huge book club or Bible study group package of 10 Gems of Wisdom: For a treasure-filled life paperback books (so invite all your book club or Bible study so you get more chances to win it!)
  • Ebooks like Snowflake Tiara, Eleven Pipers Piping in the Christmas Traditions series, Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance…
  • A virtual visit to your book club or Bible study with Angela Breidenbach on Skype or Google Hangout.

Eight heartwarming novellas of Christmas’s gone by where the true meaning of the season warms your heart and love flows as fast as apple cider. Grab your favorite drink, no matter the temperature outside, curl up in a cozy chair and lose yourself in holiday romance. Eleven Pipers Piping is in this set that’s currently held #1 in several Amazon Bestselling categories for a couple of weeks now!  Would you like 8 books in 1?
3 more authors are guest appearing and giving away these books!


  • Leann Harris’ prize will be The Last Truth.
The Last Truth by Leann Harris

The Last Truth by Leann Harris

Betrayed by her fiancé to the Nazis, Linette Van Linder escapes the clutches of the Waffen SS and runs into American reporter, Michael St. James. Michael refuses to abandon the woman who just ran into his life and knows he can’t allow her to be arrested for standing for justice. The only way he is able to save her is marry her to get the exit visa. Their forced marriage becomes more than a simple means to an end, but two souls bound in the fires of war. Linette works as a spy for the British Army while Michael joins the American Army and becomes attached to Dwight D. Eisenhower. As Linette and Michael join the fight to win against the darkness that has settled across Europe, they struggle to come to grips with the people they’ve become. And wonder if their love will survive the struggle.

About Leann: Leann has always had stories running around her head, and started writing when her youngest child started school.  Her first book was published in 1993. She’s a teacher of the deaf and written all her adult life. She’s been contracted with Harlequin through her eighteenth book. She’s written romantic suspense, inspirational romantic suspense, futuristic and inspirational romance. She has also ventured into Indi books. In the series of Legacy of Lies, Book1-The Last Lie, 06/14, Book 2-The Last Truth, 11/14 are out. Book 3-Stolen Secrets should be out in early Fall 2015. Her last LI book, A Rancher for Their Mom, was a June 2015 release.

  • Laurie Alice Eakes’s prize will be a copy of Choices of the Heart,
    3rd in the midwife series, either ebook or paperback, winner’s choice, plus a surprise 

She thought she had left her old life behind . . .
Esther Cherrett comes from a proud line of midwives and was trained by her mother to take over the family calling. When a terrible scandal threatens all she holds dear, Esther flees, taking a position as a teacher in the wild western mountains of Virginia. But instead of the refuge she was seeking, Esther finds herself in the midst of a deadly family feud–and courted by two men on opposite sides of the conflict. All she wants is to run away again. Yet could it be that her past holds the key to reconciliation–and love?
In this gripping story of trust, deception, and bittersweet loss, you’ll discover the true meaning of choices of the heart.

About Laurie Alice: “Eakes has a charming way of making her novels come to life without being over the top,” writes Romantic times of bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes. Since she lay in bed as a child telling herself stories, she has fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author, with a master’s degree in writing fiction from Seton Hill University contributing to her career path. Now she has nearly two dozen books in print. She lives in Texas with her husband and sundry cats and dogs. When asked what she does for fun, she says write. She also loves to read, go for long walks, especially on the beach, and listen to music, especially live music with her husband. She lives in Texas with her husband and sundry pets. She loves watching old movies with her husband in the winter, and going for long walks along Galveston beaches in the summer. When she isn’t writing, she considers that housework is a time to work out plot points, and visiting museums is a recreational activity. Facebook

  • S. E. Thomas (Susan Thomas) is giving Habakkuk’s Plea during the Facebook party tonight!

Though he tries to convince the people to turn to Elohim, they will not listen? Will Habakkuk find a way to reach them before it’s too late? Elohim is testing his heart, testing his compassion. Habakkuk must learn to love the people he is called to serve. But when someone close to him dies, he cries out in agony. “O LORD, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear?” Will Elohim give Habakkuk the answer he longs to hear? Or is this only the beginning of his test of faith?
See the Video Trailer Here:
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About S.E. Thomas: S. E. Thomas (Susan) is a multi-published, award-winning author and an editor, speaker and publisher. She has a B.S.E. in English Education from John Brown University and a master’s in philosophy from the University of Idaho. She owns and operates The Dramatic Pen Press, LLC in Lolo, MT. Susan has been involved in both ministry and writing for over twenty-five years. She has extensive Biblical and theological training, which she loves to incorporate into her work. She writes Biblical historical fiction, modern fiction, westerns, mysteries, YA dystopia/sci-fi/fantasy, Christian drama, and philosophical Christian apologetics. Susan is a missionary kid/preacher’s kid (a.k.a. double-trouble), and is married to a Navajo chemical engineer, Aaron. They have a daughter in college and two sons at home. In Susan’s spare time she volunteers at a life-embracing pregnancy resource center, teaches adult Sunday school, co-leads a home group Bible study, leads a writers’ critique group, quilts, and gardens.

Thank you to all my guest appearing celebrities!

I know you’re making the event special for all the attendees!