Thursday, October 12, 2017

Terri Wangard, Historical Novel


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WHERESOEVER THEY MAY BE
by Terri Wangard


Terri Wangard
Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included going for a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.

Welcome, Terri. What is your favorite dessert? 
I love chocolate, but since I’m allergic to it and it causes migraines, I have to abstain. I do make a delicious apple pie.

What’s your favorite place you have visited? 
Just one?? I loved taking a Rhine River cruise and seeing all the castles. I love the Green Lake area in Wisconsin.

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will? 
Sci-fi or speculative.

Lighting Round:
Vacation--Beach or Mountains? Beach
Y’all or You Guys? You Guys
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Spring
Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
Mug or teacup? Teacup

Please tell us a little about your novel, Wheresoever They May Be. 
Frank Swanson has plans. He has good job prospects, maybe even broadcasting in Hollywood. He has a
beautiful wife. The war is an interruption to a good life he’s eager to get back to.

Lily Swanson longs to be a mother. Soon Frank should be home for good and they can furnish a nursery. Maybe even find a bigger house.

Joe Gallagher grew up in a small house with plenty of siblings. He loves the solitude of flying, but the war has dragged on for so long. He’s ready to go home.

Susan Talbot has a bad attitude. She’s estranged from her family and she doesn’t attract friends. But war can bring out the best in people and Susan’s surprised to realize she’s happy.

They all do their part in striving for victory in World War II. Sometimes, though, the danger can be hard to identify.

Where can readers find you online? 
Website
Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter

Where can readers purchase Wheresoever They May Be
Amazon

Any parting comment? 
My goal is to write realistic stories. In war, that means horrific injuries, gruesome deaths, and shattered lives, both at the front and at home. My goal for Wheresoever They May Be was to end with hope.

Terri, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Terri is offering an eBook copy of Wheresoever They May Be to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 17, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Upon a Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin is Donna B. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Kelly Irvin, Amish Romance Novel


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UPON A SPRING BREEZE
by Kelly Irvin


Kelly Irvin
Kelly Irvin is the author of several Amish series including the Bliss Creek Amish series, the New Hope Amish series, and the Amish of Bee County series. She has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine. The Kansas native is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She has been writing nonfiction professionally for more than thirty years, including ten years as a newspaper reporter, mostly in Texas-Mexico border towns. A retired public relations professional, Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-nine years. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors.


From the Book’s Back Cover:
After a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises more than new flowers…It promises a new chance at love.

Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she’s burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast—even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long winter.

Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb’s death and his long-standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever. But as he spends time with the young son his friend left behind, he seems to be growing closer to the boy’s beautiful mother as well.

When a close-knit group of widows in her Amish community step in to help Bess find her way back to hope, she begins to wonder if Gott has a future for her after all. Will she ever believe that life can still hold joy and the possibility of love?

From Jo:
Kelly Irvin touches the very core of human frailty in this Amish story of Bess Weaver and Aidan Graber. Bess, a young widow and mother of an infant son, wonders if she will have joy and love again. A group of widows in her community offers their support and encouragement. Aidan has loved Bess forever, but he waits for her to accept him to step into the place vacated by the death of her son’s father. Great characterizations and scene descriptions! Beautiful love story! 

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 10, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin is Shelia. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sarah Sundin, World War II Novel


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WHEN TIDES TURN
By Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep
and Anchor in the Storm, as well as the Wings of the Nightingale and the Wings of Glory series. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy, and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force. Sarah lives in California. Visit her website for more information.


From the Book’s Back Cover:
In a time of war, sometimes battles take place in the heart.


Tess Beaumont is tired of being thought of as just a pretty face. Eager to do her part for the war effort, she joins the Navy’s newly established WAVES program for women. Perhaps there she can convince people that there is more to her than meets the eye.

Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills in the fight against German U-boats and hoping to make admiral. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. Convinced that romance will interfere with his goals, Dan is determined to stay the course, no matter how intriguing a distraction Tess is.

But love, like war, is unpredictable. When Dan is shipped out at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he finds himself torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help the beguiling Tess root out a possible spy on shore. Could this fun-loving glamour girl really be the one?

From Jo:
I’ve enjoyed all of Sarah Sundin’s World War II novels, and this one is no exception. She writes stories of relationships during WWII sprinkled with historical facts that draw the reader into the story’s romance plots as well as the battle plots. Suspense aplenty keep the reader turning pages until the end.

Booklist named When Tides Turn to its Top 10 Romance Fiction of 2017!


To enter the book drawing for a print copy of When Tides Turn, please leave your comment on this post through October 3, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Solve by Christmas by Amber Schamel is Robin in NC. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Amber Schamel, Historical Christmas Mystery


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SOLVE BY CHRISTMAS
by Amber Schamel


Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring
Amber Schamel
HIStory to life. She has a passion for travel, history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest." Her title, Dawn of Liberty, was awarded the 2017 CSPA Book of the Year award in Historical Fiction. She lives in Colorado and spends half her time volunteering in the Ozarks. Amber is a proud member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association. Visit her website and download a FREE story by subscribing to her Newsletter!



Welcome, Amber, what is your favorite season?
I can’t make up my mind as to whether I like fall or Christmas season better. Christmas season is so wonderful with all the decorations, the carols, the lights,  the Christmas movies and stories, the merriness of the season, the peppermint, the get togethers with the people you love, the openness that people have to Christ during this time of year…what’s not to like? And fall leads right into that. I also love how beautiful it is, even though everything is dying off for the winter. It reminds me that there is a beauty in death. A beauty only God can show. And a promise of resurrection.

Would you rather go to the future or go to the past? 
Oh, the past for sure! I grew up wishing there was a real life Imagination Station that I could hop into and travel back in time. There are so many events I would have loved to see, from Jesus walking the earth, to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to the faith of General Lee, to the character of Abe Lincoln. Goodness, what fun it would be!

Are you a fast writer or a slow writer?
I feel like I’m a really slow writer. But I have been working on getting faster. My top speed is about 1,000 words per hour, but I usually average around 700. 

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? I visited the Vancouver area this year. They have both. Now I am spoiled. 😉

Y’all or You Guys? Mostly ya’ll, though I do tend to use both since I spend a lot of time in Colorado and the South. 

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Dinner roll. Especially if the rolls are from Lamberts. 

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall

Laptop or Desktop? Laptop. I just got a new one. His name is Enoch and I’m hoping he will fulfill his name and never die on me. 

Mug or teacup? Mug. Ain’t enough room for coffee in a teacup.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Solve by Christmas.
When sabotage threatens the Rudin Sugar Factory, Detective Jasper Hollock believes this will be his first
real case. But dear Mr. Rudin—the only father Jasper has ever known—holds a different assignment for his private investigator.

“I’ve struck a deal with God, Jasper, and you’re my angel.”

Mr. Rudin charges Jasper to build a “case” of reasons for his employer to continue his life. If he fails, Mr. Rudin will end it in suicide on Christmas night.

As the incidents at the factory become life threatening, Jasper’s attempts at dissuading Mr. Rudin prove futile, and Jasper is left staring at the stark reality of his own soul. Time is ticking. Jasper must solve both cases by Christmas before Mr. Rudin, the company, and Jasper’s faith, are dragged to perdition. Will this be the Christmas Jasper truly discovers what makes life worth living?

Where can readers find you online?
Website  
Newsletter & updates
Blogs - Stitches Thru Time 
           Heroes, Heroines & History
           Amber Schamel’s HIStory Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Goodreads
Amazon
Pronoun

Where can readers purchase Solve by Christmas?
Just about anywhere you can buy Christian fiction. If they don’t have it in stock, they should be able to order it for you. Here are some of the most common…
Amazon
Smashwords
Kobo
Barnes and Noble
Feedbooks

Amber, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Amber is offering an eBook copy of Solve by Christmas to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 26, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton is Jackie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Laura V. Hilton, Amish Contemporary Romance


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THE CHRISTMAS ADMIRER
by Laura V. Hilton

Laura V. Hilton
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New. 

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children. 

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas. 

Welcome, Laura. What’s the title of a book you recently read that make you laugh or cry?
Clean Getaway by Christy Barritt

What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given? 
Keep a button beside your computer. It means:  Put your butt on a chair and write. 

How long have you been writing? When did you sell your first book? 
I’ve been writing since I was 8.  I sold my first book in 2011.

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains?  Beach
Y’all or You Guys?  Y’all
Biscuits or Dinner Roll?  Biscuits 
Spring, summer, winter, or fall?  Four seasons make life complete – so all. 
Laptop or Desktop? laptop
Mug or teacup?  Both I drink from mugs and collect teacups

Please tell us a little about your novel, The Christmas Admirer.
Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but other than a lone summer filled with romantic buggy rides, marrying her
remains an elusive dream. When his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, they left him as the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters and his grandparents. What woman wants to step into a ready-made family like his? Still, he leaves her monthly gifts from “A Secret Admirer,” hoping she’ll know that someone loves her, even though he isn’t free to step forward. 

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, and hopes he’s her secret admirer, but now the clock is ticking. Susanna’s father is remarrying in January and his wife-to-be doesn’t want to leave her Amish community and family in Iowa. So when Susanna’s daed sells his glass-blowing business to his right-hand man, Benaiah, she’s left with three options: 1) Go with Daed to his new home with a new frau and step-kinner, 2) Flush out her mysterious secret admirer, or 3) Resign herself to life as an old maid. She doesn’t want to follow Daed where his new frau is leading him. And number three isn’t happening. Marrying Benaiah is her greatest desire—but he broke her heart, and now he treats her like a pesky younger sister. Can she make him see her as a woman, one who could stand by his side as he cares for his family?

As Christmas approaches, Susanna and her friends start making gingerbread houses for select members of the community. Susanna plans for hers to go to Benaiah’s family. But while her gingerbread may find a home—will her heart?

Where can readers find you online? 
Amazon Author Page
My blogs: Lighthouse-Academy and Laura V. Hilton
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase The Christmas Admirer? 
Amazon
CBD
Barnes and Noble
Deeper Shopping 

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in book drawing.)
Have you ever had a secret admirer? Whether you did or didn’t, what kind of gifts do you think he’d bring?

Laura, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Laura is offering winner’s choice of a paperback or eBook copy of The Christmas Admirer to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 19, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Under This Same Sky by Cynthia Roemer is Mindy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cynthia Roemer, Historical Romance Novel


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UNDER THIS SAME SKY
by Cynthia Roemer


Cynthia Roemer is an award-winning inspirational
Cynthia Roemer
writer with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of readers. Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the 1800s prairie. She writes from her family farm in central Illinois where she resides with her husband and their two college-aged sons. Under This Same Sky is her debut novel.



Welcome, Cynthia. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why? 
Hmm. That’s a toughy. I would say it’s a toss-up between the Apostle John (to get a glimpse at his view of Heaven) and Abraham Lincoln (he was such a simple man, but had such wisdom).

Please describe yourself with three words. 
Christian, Loyal, Introvert

What do you enjoy most about writing? 
Creating new characters. I love developing their personalities and getting to know them.

What can your readers expect from you next? 
My next book will be Book Two in my Prairie Sky Series entitled: Under Prairie Skies. It’s set to release in late spring or early summer, 2018. It’s the story of Becky’s cousin Charlotte, a spoiled red-head who meets her match in the handsome, elusive stranger, Chad Avery. I’m excited to delve deeper into their story in the coming months.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Under This Same Sky (Book One, Prairie Sky Series).
 ~ She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most. ~
Illinois ~ 1854
Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents’ farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she’s ever known and the man she’s begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis.

Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky finds solace in corresponding with Matthew Brody, the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Twitter  
Facebook

Where can readers purchase Under This Same Sky
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Any parting comment? 
I want to thank you for inviting me to your blog, Jo. I also want to thank those who take time to read the interview and check out Under This Same Sky. I pray those who read Becky’s story will be blessed. I love interacting with readers and other writers, so be sure to stop by and share your thoughts. God bless!

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in book drawing.)
In Historical Fiction, what era do you most enjoy reading about? 

Cynthia, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Cynthia is offering an eBook copy of Under This Same Sky to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 12, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Wheels of Justice by Vickie Phelps is Melanie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Vickie Phelps, Contemporary Christian Romance


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WHEELS OF JUSTICE
by Vickie Phelps


Vickie Phelps writes to encourage, inspire, and
Vickie Phelps
influence. She has published 200 articles, devotionals, and essays in more than fifty magazines and contributed to several anthologies. Vickie is the author of the novels, Postmark From the Past, Moved, Left No Address, and Waiting for Joy, and a devotional book, Psalms for the Common Man. Vickie is coauthor with Jo Huddleston of the gift book, Simply Christmas, and Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips & Encouragement for Writers



Welcome, Vickie. Please tell us a little about your novel, Wheels of Justice.
When Connie Knight applies for a job at McKinney’s Fine Cars in her hometown of Redwood, Texas, she has no idea what she’s getting into. Buford McKinney is a mean, evil bully who thinks women are the ground God made for men to walk on. The only reason she stays at McKinney’s is the fear of being without a paycheck and ending up homeless. And then there’s Rick McKinney, Buford’s son. In spite of his daddy’s contempt for Connie, Rick is attracted to her and Connie to him. But will their feelings for each other be enough to keep Connie safe? Just how far will Buford go to get rid of her?


Readers, please enjoy the following excerpt from Wheels of Justice, The Redwood Series, Book 2:

      Buford bounded out of his office and headed straight for me. I braced myself for another verbal tirade.
      He walked right up to me, his eyes blazed with hatred. “You little slut. You think you’re smart, telling Rick about our talk. You think you can play us against each other? We’re family. You can’t come between us.”
      My heart pounded against my chest. I shook my head. “I didn’t tell Rick anything.”
      Buford stood so close to me, I could smell his breath, and it did nothing to help my queasy stomach. He needed some mouthwash big time. I turned my head just a little to get away from the overpowering scent. It was the wrong thing to do.
      He grabbed my chin and forced my face toward him.
      “Look at me when I’m talking to you? Who do you think you are?” An evil sneer flashed across his face. “I’ll tell you what you are. You’re a tramp who walked in here off the street and played on Monica’s sympathy to get a job. Well, Monica doesn’t have the last word. I do.”
     He squeezed my jaws so hard, tears filled my eyes. The pain radiated across my cheeks. I tried to pull away from him, but Buford just squeezed harder and laughed—a sound that made my blood run cold. All the warnings I’d heard about him flashed through my mind again.
      “I’d fire you today, but Monica would give me all kinds of grief.” He squeezed my jaws again. “Soon you’ll be gone. Your days at McKinney’s are numbered.” He shoved me into the wall and walked away as though nothing had happened.
      I stumbled to the bathroom, trembling from head to toe, and splashed cold water on my face. My stomach churned. I had to get out of here. I didn’t want to face Rick. He must have confronted his daddy about the tongue-lashing Buford had given me this morning. That’s why Buford had grabbed me just now.
      Back at my desk, I scribbled a note to Monica that I was sick and needed to go home for the afternoon. I left it where she’d be sure to see it and then slipped out the back door. I made my way around to my car and climbed in. My hand shook so much, the key missed the ignition, but I finally cranked the engine and pulled out of McKinney’s parking lot. If I was smart, I’d never go back.


Vickie, where can readers find you online?
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn

Where can readers purchase Wheels of Justice?
Amazon
Createspace


Vickie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Vickie is offering winner’s choice of a paperback or eBook copy of Wheels of Justice to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 5, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Fox of Cordovia by Linda Weaver Clarke is Connie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.