Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Drawing



When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, March 9, 2014 and you'll be entered in the DRAWING for an eBook copy of the book I mention below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers.



Runaway Heart by Teresa Slack



Our guest blogger is Teresa Slack. Teresa began creating stories and characters about the time she learned to hold a pencil. Her first novel, Streams of Mercy, won the Bay Area Independent Publishers’ Assn award for Best First Novel. She grew up in rural southern Ohio, which provides the background for much of her writing. Her down-to-earth characters and writing style have endeared her to readers and reviewers alike. Teresa believes people who think nothing ever happens in a small town just aren’t paying attention. Her favorite genre is suspense though she also loves writing romance with a touch of humor.



Welcome, Teresa. What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself? 

Most people who know me now are amazed to learn I was a soldier in the United States Army. I guess it’s unbelievable because I shriek at the sight of a mouse and I don’t like dirt under my fingernails. I have since exchanged my duffel bags for designer purses and my gas mask for herbal scrubs. 


Please describe yourself with three words.

Generous, funny, menopausal 


What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

I am a huge advocate of animal rescue. I became aware of the plight of unwanted pets when I began searching for a new dog. Like most people I checked out breeders first. My sister suggested I visit my local shelter. That made me realize the importance of adoption and rescue. I love to hike and spend time outdoors. I don’t like to shop though it’s tough to walk past a window display featuring shoes, bags or jewelry.


If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus), who would it be? Why?

Jane Austen. She would be amazed that her incredibly short writing career impacted so many of us all these years later. Movies, BBC series, adaptations, and rip-offs. I would love to hear what she thinks of all the hullabaloo. I would ask what she wished she had written but never got the chance to. She would probably have plenty of advice—or admonishment—for those of us who waste much of our writing time.  


Please tell us about Runaway Heart.

Running at the first sign of opposition is nothing new to Kyla Parrish. She’s never held onto a relationship for more than a few months, and she’s quit more jobs than most people apply for. Until Will Lachland. He’s the first man who ever made her think of getting serious about something, about putting down roots. He seems like a dream come true, but like every other man she’s ever met, he expects more than she’s willing to give. 


Kyla is determined not to end up like her mother with a string of bad relationships and dead end jobs behind her, but she can’t find a balance between trusting someone with her heart and losing control of her life.

But she’s tired of running. Running from life and running from love. 


A new man and a new life on the farm where she spent her childhood summers seem like the answer to her prayers. But things are never simple for Kyla. Her heart yearns for love and security. Can she find it with Brandon McDermott even though she can’t forget Will? Or is something else, something greater, calling her heart toward home and toward a relationship with the One who understands her fears?
 

What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?

Life doesn’t come with guarantees, no matter how much we wish it did. We have to trust in something. People and circumstances will let us down or not measure up to our expectations. But God is always there in our fear and disappointment. He won’t let us down if we call on him.


Please tell our readers where they can get your book.

Runaway Heart will be available as an eBook on all major retailers this month.


Please tell our readers where they can find you online.

Readers can find more about me and my writing at my website or my FaceBook author page.





Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, March 9, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of  Runaway Heart by Teresa Slack. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I’ll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post appeared in this past Monday’s blog. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.



Till next time … keep on smiling.

13 comments:

  1. Great sounding book
    Have a terrific day
    God bless you
    ChrisG
    Im a follower also

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    1. Chris, glad you came by and left your comment. I appreciate you following my blog!

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  2. Sounds like a great book. And great interview. I love the sentence Tired of running. Running from life and running from love. pat at ptbradley dot com I am a follower.

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. I liked that line too. Hope you enjoy the book.

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    2. Pat, glad you enjoyed the interview with Teresa. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. I appreciate you following my blog.

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  3. Would love to win Teresa's book but don't do Ebooks yet. Hope you are well Jo. Stay safe. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Maxie, so glad you stopped by and left a comment even through you don't do eBooks. You stay safe as well.

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  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by. I am so excited about the release of Runaway. Hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Congratulations, Teresa! Great interview, Jo! I would love to read this book because of the goal Teresa has for her reader: "Life doesn’t come with guarantees, no matter how much we wish it did. We have to trust in something. People and circumstances will let us down or not measure up to our expectations. But God is always there in our fear and disappointment. He won’t let us down if we call on him." I hope what I write will reflect that same purpose. Thanks for offering a chance to win one of her books.
    annknowles03@aol.com

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    1. Ann, you're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the interview with Teresa. I see your note below about following my blog. Thanks so much!

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  6. Sorry, Jo; I always forget to tell you that I'm a follower and also get your emails.Ann Knowles

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  7. I am a follower! What a great sounding book and a great interview. Thank you, Jo, for the opportunity to be a winner.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Melanie, you're welcome. I'm glad you're a follower of my blog! Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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