Renee Allen McCoy

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Romance

Author Profile

Renee Allen McCoy

Renée Allen McCoy, a loving wife and mother of two children, has a passion to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She maintains a newsletter, Straight Up, and a devotional blog, In His Name. To date she has penned numerous titles that include: The Fiery Furnace series, Soul Ties: Breaking Up with a Past That’s Killing Your Future (non-fiction), The True Love Novellas series, In the Presence of My Enemies, Once Upon a Sunday (short story), and A Time to Praise: A Christmas Anthology (Miracle From on High). Renée has also written for the world renowned pocket devotional, The Upper Room, both in digital and print, and has had work featured in Simple Grace, a Christian magazine. With a heart to tell stories that will not only entertain, Renée hopes to enlighten readers to capture the message and power of God’s saving grace. Visit her website at: www.ReneeAllenMcCoy.com

Books

A Test of Faith

Romance

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church… ~Ephesians 5:25 Joshua and Gayle were the model couple. After years of dating, Joshua romantically popped the big question to his college sweetheart. It was the proposal Gayle had always dreamed of. It didn’t matter that Joshua had been drafted by the NFL and was a part of the prominent Maxwell family of Lewiston Springs; Gayle desired to be his wife simply because she loved him. Their relationship was a solid rock, storybook romance … that was until Joshua's trust for his wife turned to suspicion. As Gayle struggles to piece together the broken fragments of her life, she tries to maintain her dignity around the high class people she once called friends. The vows she made to Joshua before God on their wedding day were true, but is love enough to keep their marriage out of divorce court? A Test of Faith is the third book in The True Love Novellas series.

Book Bubbles from A Test of Faith

Suspicion

Joshua has been best friends with Tyson for years, but what happens when that trust turns to suspicion?

Facing the Homewrecker

Temptations exist all around us, but with God we have the ability to overcome them as we pursue righteousness.

Facing the Homewrecker

Temptations exist all around us, but with God we have the ability to overcome them as we pursue righteousness.

It's Gonna Take Some Faith

Gayle finds herself in an impossible situation. She's made a grave mistake and her husband is livid at what she's done. Joshua is a professional football player, but with the way his wife spends money he feels that his bank account won't reflect his success for long. Money is not the root of all evil, but the love of it is...

It's Gonna Take Some Faith

Gayle finds herself in an impossible situation. She's made a grave mistake and her husband is livid at what she's done. Joshua is a professional football player, but with the way his wife spends money, he feels that his bank account will never reflect his success. Money is not the root of all evil, but the love of it is...

Once Upon a Sunday

Literature & Fiction

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance. –John 10:10, AMP Good Friday started off as anything but that for Melinda Black. After losing her job and self-dignity, a series of events cascade her onto an emotionally charged roller coaster ride that drastically changed her life forever. Will Melinda be able to handle the pressure when she stands to lose what's most important in her life? Once Upon a Sunday is an inspirational short story.

Book Bubbles from Once Upon a Sunday

When it Rains

Sometimes life takes us in unexpected directions. It could happen through a job change, a relocation, or even a shift in family dynamics. Whatever happens or however it happens, you're sure to learn some new things along the way.

When It Rains

Sometimes life takes us in unexpected directions. It could happen through a job change, a relocation, or even a shift in family dynamics. Whatever happens or however it happens, you're sure to learn some new things along the way.

Single, Saved, & Searching

Romance

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. ~ Proverbs 18:22 "She’s getting married too?" asks the beautiful, intelligent, and single Elisha Maxwell who just received a wedding invitation from her last single best friend and her younger sister in the same week. As she stacks both invites on her kitchen countertop, she wonders when it will be her turn. Challenged by a string of disappointing relationships, Elisha’s hope of finding Mr. Right leaves her feeling desperate and confused. Does such a man exist for her? In the wake of the most terrifying experience of her life, she is more determined now than ever to find him. When she embarks upon a quest to change her single status to married, she finds something much more important along the way. Will she embrace the man of her dreams who seems the least likely of them all or go with someone who appeared to be her perfect match? Single, Saved, & Searching is the second book in The True Love Novellas series.

Book Bubbles from Single, Saved, & Searching

A Domestic Issue

The dating scene presents many issues. Issues that all surround the establishment of trust in a new acquaintanceship. For Elisha, there was an unexpected issue: domestic violence. Although Chauncey blamed his girlfriend for his anger, abuse is never okay, no matter what, in any form.

A Time to Praise

This holiday season explore five unique short stories that celebrate the love, joy, and peace of Christmas. Miracle From on High by Renée Allen McCoy Four lives intersect at a crossroad, prompting each to seek God’s direction. Benjamin and Susan grapple to accept their path while Trevor and Danielle struggle to cope with theirs. Giving You the Best of My Love by Sonya Visor Three years ago, Chase Anderson was hauled off to jail, leaving his wife, Nicole, drowning in a lake of trouble. Despite the strong love they once shared, will they be able to overcome life changing obstacles? His Calling and My Desire by Camille Gipson How does a single mother fight to protect her country and her children at the same time? Ruth is torn as she leaves one battle only to face another. Blessings in the Storm by Lisa Antley Tonya Phillips has almost everything she could ever imagine … except a good man. In a dark moment of her life, she soon discovers “He” has always been there. The Greatest Christmas Present Ever by Renarda Williams As Ikedi Ataya, a black State Justice, is honored for his career, he reflects on his “Christmas gift” to a close-knit New Orleans community threatened by greedy developers.

Book Bubbles from A Time to Praise

Not a Time for War

Camille Gipson's "His Calling and My Desire" shares a glimpse into the world of a mother coming home from war. It's a surprise for her family who hasn't seen her in a while. It will also be a surprise for her abusive ex. Ruth wants the holidays to be a time of peace. Has she left one war only to come home and face another one?

The Unexpected

Blessings in the Storm by Lisa Antley explores the busy life of a single mom. Sometimes the holidays bring with it the unexpected...

Christmas Surprise

The stories in this anthology will make you laugh, cry, and identify with some of the characters. Most importantly, you'll be pleasantly reminded that not only during the holidays, but it's always a time to praise God! This excerpt is from Sonya Visor's "Giving You the Best of My Love."

Celebrate

Festive lights, decorations, Christmas-themed parties and concerts are all found around the holiday season. For some, it is the most wonderful time of the year, for others, depression tries to take over. Saying, "Hello," or smiling at someone who's going through a rough patch may be all it takes to turn their gloomy day around. When we take account of the "little things" that could change a person's life, we'll better appreciate God's interest in our own lives. Miracle from on High (A Short Story from A Time to Praise), shifts the attention from depressing circumstances to where it belongs, on Jesus Christ. Even when things don't go our way, be mindful that it is always a time to praise God.

The Christmas Beau

Romance

Love suffers long and is kind… 1 Corinthians 13:4 “Why did I even come here for my vacation?” Charity Maxwell questions, initially regretting her trip home to Lewiston Springs for her Christmas vacation … that is until she finds out that an old flame is visiting too. With familiar emotions invading her heart, Charity desperately tries to keep her composure around a man with whom she shares a painful past. Determined to make right his wrong, Milton Grayson passionately pursues Charity regretful that he lost her once and determined to not let it happen again. As a reminiscent whirlwind romance ensues between them, the pressure builds on a meddling family member who secretly plotted to separate the pair in the past. Is their love true enough to withstand the evils that broke them apart the first time? Or will Charity’s anticipation of having a Christmas boyfriend suddenly be dashed to pieces? The Christmas Beau is the first book in The True Love Novellas series that shares the love of God in and out of season.

Book Bubbles from The Christmas Beau

A Love So Strong

True Love carries with it a bond that hopes and desires the best for the other individual. Charity had been wronged by Milton, but she cared deeply for him. So deeply that her heart still ached from their separation years prior. In The Christmas Beau, Charity entertains the possibility of entrusting her heart to him once again, but soon finds out that their broken relationship wasn't all Milton's doing.

Soul Ties

Religion & Spirituality

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. —2 Corinthians 10:4 Are you struggling with past abuse? Do you feel trapped in a cycle of failed relationships? Are you experiencing nightmares and don’t seem to understand why? Ever wondered if Christians should join a sorority, fraternity, or become a Mason? Through the exploration of Scripture and exposure of sin, this book inclusive of personal testimonies is designed to help you: Discover ways to avoid Satan’s plot to steal, kill, and destroy. Identify root causes of depression and suicidal thoughts. Recognize emergency exits God affords to His children. Learn how to follow God’s command to keep away from idols. Embrace a future that is filled with hope powered by faith and love. Many live a life tangled with past hurts that are choking them to death. Jesus came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. God loves us. Allow His amazing forgiveness and deliverance to be yours today.

Book Bubbles from Soul Ties

Freedom

There is no other assurance in this world for our souls than God. He sent His only begotten Son so that we can be saved from hell. Knowing Him, The Truth, makes us free indeed.

In the Presence of My Enemies

Kara Bentley, the child prodigy from a small southern town, has grown into a talented and beautiful young woman living in New York City. With hopes of attending Juilliard to become a world class pianist, Kara is on the fast track to winning the hearts of many, especially the one of up and coming film director Wendell McGuire. But will the advances of another woman steal the hopes of them ever being together? Melissa Peterson serves as a strong support system and best friend to Kara. She’s there to offer moments of encouragement as Kara faces the evils from an oppressive home life with her guardian sister, but will their friendship last when Kara uncovers a heavily guarded affair? Determined to defeat all odds stacked against her, Kara struggles to make it to the top. Will her determination prove to be enough as unrelenting trials attempt to suffocate any hope she has of leaving the projects, love for the man of her dreams, and most importantly the faith she has in God?

Book Bubbles from In the Presence of My Enemies

In the Heat of the Night

Hatred and racism still exists in the hearts of many, but we must choose love. Sometimes, heinous acts make that challenging, but love is stronger than hate.

The Eleventh Hour

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Backed against a wall with time running out... Challenged by the recent discovery of past events, Jermaine holds fast knowing that God wouldn’t bring him this far … just to leave him. He’s new in the faith, but determined to live a life pleasing to the Lord. Just when a ray of light breaks through the turmoil, Jermaine receives yet another debilitating blow that attempts to change his life forever. Will he be able to endure the trial that stretches his faith to the limit? Moving into a new phase of life, Nia Thomas reveals a piece of her past for the sake of sanity … but is there something else she’s holding back? Racing against the hands of time, Nia comes to term with the fact that the whole truth must be told. Determined to break free from bondage, she must first learn how to forgive. Will Nia surrender all that she has for a future of peace or hold onto what’s old and familiar?

Book Bubbles from The Eleventh Hour

A Haunting Past

It can be difficult to overcome tragedies of the past, but even harder to share those tender moments with another soul. To build a future of hope, one must let go of a regretful past...

A Haunting Past

It can be difficult to overcome tragedies of the past, but even harder to share those tender moments with another soul. To build a future of hope, one must let go of a regretful past...

Confessions

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Covering up a sin won't make it go away... The driven Jermaine Grant appears to have it all together on the surface. He's young, handsome, and headstrong with the perfect job and faithful love planted at his side—so it seems. What happens when all of this is threatened by a looming incident from the past? In the midst of chaos, Jermaine unexpectedly finds himself battling a demon that seems to be the fiercest of them all. Jermaine's number one counterpart, Nia Thomas, strives to be just as successful at her career as her determined boyfriend of two years. She skillfully juggles a double life while struggling to keep her carefully designed mask from shattering to pieces. Nia's private world is threatened despite her attempts to conceal a secret that could change her family's future forever. A heartbreaking disclosure spiral lives into a startling off course collision. What happens when confessions are revealed without consent?

Book Bubbles from Confessions

Fight versus Flight

Nia is struggling with a deep secret. Instead of facing a major problem in her life, she runs from it. Some issues require a little time away until you figure out the best course of action to resolve it, but there comes a time when it must be dealt with.

The Kiss of Judas

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The storm of betrayal is brewing... Justine Dasant walks the earth in search of something that always seems to be just out of reach. After she's promised herself that she would leave her past in the past, history starts to repeat when her current boyfriend, Isaiah Johnson, shows interest in someone other than her. Justine makes it known that she'll stop at nothing to get what she wants ... no matter who gets hurt along the way. Isaiah Johnson, a young, successful CEO, has climbed himself to a life of wealth. He's worked hard to open his own business and just when success peaks, Isaiah's new found strength to step out on faith drives a wedge between him and the woman in his life. Not only does he regret meeting Justine, it's a challenge for him to escape her calculated stalking. At what cost will Isaiah say no to the world and yes to God?

Book Bubbles from The Kiss of Judas

Beware of Danger

Relationships can be hard if you're involved with the wrong person. This excerpt of The Kiss of Judas is actually the opening scene of the book where Isaiah begins to realize certain truths in his life. We all have choices to make that will ultimately affect the next phase of our lives ... whether good or bad.

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