Thursday, January 22, 2015

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   BRENTWOOD'S WARD by Michelle Griep



Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. Her recent books are Brentwood's Ward, A Heart Deceived, and Undercurrent. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at www.michellegriep.com or www.writerofftheleash.blogspot.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.


Welcome, Michelle. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
Barabbas. No, that’s not a typo. I know he was a villain, hence his stint on death row in a Roman prison, but what was he like after he was released? It had to be a life-changing event to gain pardon for the sake of an innocent man. What were his thoughts and feelings about the crucifixion? Did he hang around and watch it or run away? There are so many unanswered questions that I’d love to ask him.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Brentwood's Ward.
Think Sherlock Holmes meets Dickens and you’ll have a feel for the

style. I got the idea from an old newspaper advertisement put out by Henry Fielding, the founder of the Bow Street Runners. It encouraged the public to send a note to Bow Street as soon as any serious crime occurred so that “a set of brave fellows could immediately be dispatched in pursuit of the villains.” I wondered about those “brave fellows” and what kind of villains they might come up against, and thus was born Nicholas Brentwood . . .  

There’s none better than NICHOLAS BRENTWOOD at catching the felons who ravage London’s streets, and there’s nothing he loves more than seeing justice carried out—but this time he’s met his match. Beautiful and beguiling EMILY PAYNE is more treacherous than a city full of miscreants and thugs, for she’s a thief of the highest order . . . she’s stolen his heart.

What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?That no matter what life throws at you, God is—and always has been—in charge.

Where can readers find you online?
Michelle Griep
Writer Off the Leash
Facebook
Pinterest And all the other usual haunts: Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

Where can readers purchase Brentwood's Ward?
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book Distributors, and other e-retailers.

Any parting comment?
Go for the dark chocolate. It’s healthier.



The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Father's Gift by Carol Erhardt is Melanie B. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

38 comments:

  1. I loved Michelle's answer to the question about her dinner partner. VERY thought provoking! I look forward to reading this book and I appreciate this giveaway.
    I follow this blog.
    Connie
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  2. Sherlock Holmes meets Dickens. . . Sounds intriguing, would love to read this..
    I follow by email :)
    dkstevensneAToutlookDoTCOm

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  3. That is a very interesting question/answer about a dinner partner!
    I read and enjoyed A Heart Deceived by Michelle, and would love to read this newest release.

    I follow via e-mail!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Thank you for the interview with Michelle. I love how Michelle sees beyond to what a person may become after a life changing event. So glad the Lord sees us complete in Him. I would love to read BRENTWOOD'S WARD.

    I follow via email
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  5. What fun! I'd like to meet those 'brave fellows' :) Guess I need to read your book then :) Blessings!

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  6. I wish I had enough copies to mail you all! Thanks for the sweet comments, readers! And thank you, Jo, for hosting me!

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  7. Hi Miss Jo and hi to Michelle! Great interview! I would love to get to know Nicholas Brentwood...I am intrigued!

    I am definitely a follower! Thank you Miss Jo!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  8. Very interesting! You are SO right, there are tons of questions about Barabbas' life! :) One of those things that makes you "Hmmmmm"! LOL!

    Many Blessings,
    ~Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

    P.S. I'm a follower

    P.P.S. to Michelle! I hope you're not getting tired of seeing me in all the comments! :)

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  9. I have been trying to win this book to no avail. :( It comes highly recommended by a friend of mine and I love the Regency era! I also love dark chocolate! :) Thx for the opportunity to win this!

    I am a follower by GFC.

    I am a follower via email.

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. My, who wouldn't want to read that after reading the back cover blurb! I'm a follower of everything, Jo.
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  11. It is always good to be reminded that God is always there because sometimes it can be hard to remember. I am a follower.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  12. Brentwood's Ward sounds intriguing! I enjoyed Michelle's interview and appreciate the chance to win.

    I am a blog follower.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  13. sure sounds good i hope i win
    Shirley jcisforme@aol.com

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  14. I've read lots of good reviews of Brentwood's Ward so it's been on my "want to read" list for awhile. I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance.
    I follow your blog by e-mail.
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  15. Elements of Sherlock and Dickens makes Brentwood's Ward sound so intriguing. Thanks for a chance to win it!
    I'm a follower via GFC-Merry
    I'm a subscriber.
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  16. Brentwood's Ward sounds really good. And what a classy cover! I'm a follower and subscriber.
    Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  17. Hi Jo. Thanks for the interview with Michelle. It was interesting. About Barrabus. I have never wondered about him except that he sounded like a really bad guy who I thought was glad the people chose someone else and let him free. The book sounds good. Put my name in. I am a follower and subscriber Jo. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  18. I love reading how an author comes up with their stories. This sounds facsinating. And wow...I never would have considered having a meal with Barabbas. Michelle definitely thinks outside the box. :) Thank you for sharing another glimpse into a book and an author's mind.

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Barabbas is a good pick --thanks for the behind-the-scenes on Brentwood's Ward! Sounds like a great book. =)

    jafuchi7[at]Hawaii[dot]edu

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