Thursday, September 17, 2015

Paula Mowery novel



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FOR OUR GOOD by Paula Mowery



Paula Mowery is a pastor’s wife, mom to a college student, author, acquiring editor, and speaker. No matter the hat she wears, she strives to honor God’s plan even if it means going out on a limb and leaving comfort zones. Reviewers have characterized her writing as “thundering with emotion.” Her book, Be The Blessing, won the 2014 Selah Award in the novella category. Paula enjoys reading and reviewing Christian fiction, writing Christian romance and devotionals, and helping other authors realize their dream of publication.

 

Welcome, Paula. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
I think it would be interesting to have dinner with one of my female ancestors, getting her story within our family tree. I would be especially intrigued to interview my great grandfather on my father’s side since I’ve written about my grandfather and his brothers’ involvement in a shoot-out in the front of a saloon in 1903.


Where is your favorite vacation spot?
My husband’s years of vacationing at the beach with his family has rubbed off on me. My favorite thing is to read and write sitting on the beach with the waves rolling in as background. So relaxing and just the right atmosphere for stories to be born.


What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
My down time is usually filled with reading Christian fiction from my favorite authors.


What do you enjoy most about writing?
I simply love when a new story starts to emerge. I really enjoy brainstorming and making notes about what could happen and then bringing it to life. Recently a story idea came to me through a dream, and I’ve been mulling it over for several days and recording ideas on a legal pad. I’m almost ready to start writing those first lines.


Please tell us a little about your novel, For Our Good.
For Our Good is my first Christian romantic

suspense. Charlie is an undercover cop with some scores to settle with drug traffickers. She is no damsel in distress. In fact it might be more likely that she saves the day and the guy.

Colton is a corporate pilot who has never been near commitment with a woman until Charlie shows up.
However, secrets could ruin everything.


This story involves a character who feigns Christianity, which Paul warns Timothy about in Scripture. He explains that some will seem like believers and to be careful.


Here's the Back Cover Blurb of For Our Good:
Charlie Jarvis is haunted by loss that fuels her desire to rid the world of drug traffickers. When her next assignment takes her back to her hometown, she has to confront her painful past. She has no interest in a relationship since God seems to kill everyone she loves.


Colton Thomas appreciates material things and the status of being a corporate pilot. When someone approaches him to deliver a package for a large sum of money that could wipe out his debts, temptation knocks loud on his door even as his partner, Marshall, slams it shut. Meeting Charlie challenges his non-committal stance with women. As he considers who he has become and the kind of man he would want to be for Charlie, he confronts his own shallow lifestyle and the fear that he would never be able to help her heal her wounds.


As Charlie pursues the man causing young boys to die of overdoses, she struggles with the secrets she keeps from Colton. With people around them shining the light of God and encouraging their courtship, both Charlie and Colton have to face hard truths about life, death, love, and faith. And maybe find a fresh start for them both.

Where can readers find you online?
Facebook
Blog

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Please subscribe to my blog. Other links are included there to connect with me.


Where can readers purchase For Our Good?
For Our Good can be purchased from Amazon or any of your online book sellers.
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Books A Million


Any parting comment?
For Our Good includes a Bible study in the back for studying and applying the themes in the story. This study can be used for individual study or small group study or book clubs.


Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer (this is optional, but we’d be interested to hear.)
Describe your ideal heroine.


Paula, thank you for spending time with me and my readers. One of the commenters will be randomly chosen to receive an eBook copy of For Our Good, which you've offered.




The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of An Angel for Mistletoe by Teresa Lilly is Sonja. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.



Till next time … keep on smiling.
 

40 comments:

  1. I like strong women of faith, overcoming the odds..
    dkstevensne(at) outlook (Dot)com

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    2. I agree, Deanna. I like those kinds of women too, and I want to be able to imitate them. Like my mom and grandmother - I hope they rubbed off on me.

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  2. My ideal heroine is strong in her faith and charitable with her sympathy and her ability to forgive.
    Jo, I follow your blog.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Connie, I appreciate you following my blog! Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Connie, you're right. Forgiveness takes a strong person.

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  3. Nice interview.kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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    1. Kim, glad you enjoyed the interview with Paula. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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    2. Jo conducts a great interview and makes me look good. LOL

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  4. My ideal Heroine would be sweet and sassy but be a strong christian to lead others to Christ! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com I am also a follower!

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    1. Shelia, glad you follow my blog! Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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    2. There's something about that quality of sassy, right? I love it!

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  5. That is my kind of vacation. I always have books on me. This is why we are told to watch your life and doctrine closely. You may be the only Jesus that people will see and you want to represent who he truly is.

    It is a challenge that is why we cannot judge people. We have to be Bereans. Cannot wait to see how Colton and Charlie are changed by God.

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    1. Sonetta, thanks for leaving your comment.

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    2. Oh yes, Sonnetta, have books, will travel. I just love how God directed me to write Colton and Charlie's story. Our God is a master at transformation, right?

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win "For Our Good". Sounds like a great read. My ideal heroine would be a strong Christian.
    happygramma[of}3@comast{dot}net

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    1. Brenda, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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    2. As I replied above, I do hope that I can be that strong Christian like my mom is and my grandmother was. They are really heroines!

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  7. Hey Everyone! I like the sound of your heroines. I hope you'll enjoy my spunky heroine, Charlie. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  8. I like heroines who are strong Christians, willing to face their past regardless of what may be there, able to take care of themselves but not too proud to accept help when offered, and intelligent. When I say I like them to be willing to face their past, that doesn't mean I think every heroine must have some bad secrets in their past.
    grandaddya[at]Comcast[dot]net

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  9. I know what you mean. Charlie deals with the past because of what she feels God took from her there. She doesn't really have any bad secrets from the past. Now, she is forced to keep secrets now!

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  10. I like a strong woman of faith who stands firm against all obstacles.

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  11. I love strong women of faith who would rather remain single that not have a Christian marriage.

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    1. Linda, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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    2. LInda, I hadn't considered that, but you make a good point.

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  12. Paula's book is going on my TBR table! It sounds so interesting.

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    1. Patricia, glad you left your comment.

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    2. Patricia, I'm glad to hear you'll be adding For Our Good to your list of books to read.

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  13. This book appears to have some important topics for modern day life. Should be an excellent read! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, Sonja, I'm afraid the topics are all too present in our world today.

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  14. My favorite heroine would not be the slimmest, the prettiest, the smartest
    my heroine would be the one that shows Gods light in her everyday life
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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    1. Chris, I know where you're coming from. I don't like those cookie-cutter, straight off the cover of a magazine type heroines. God's light shining through a person will make them more beautiful.

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    2. Chris, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  15. I saw an interview with Paula on another blog and I'm so happy to see it making the rounds. I truly enjoy romantic suspense and the idea that Paula added a study guide at the end makes it that much more compelling. Paula, I am curious if you wrote the study guide yourself and if you have written other devotionals or Bible Study materials?
    tlhcoupon (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Terrill, glad you came by and left your comment.

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    2. Terrill, I did write the study guide myself. My first two published books had Bible studies in the back as well. Before that, I self-published Bible studies that I used in my church. I have been involved in several devotional books as well. The most recent one was on my journey through infertility. I've also outlined a Bible study on leaving an intentional Godly legacy, which I hope to see published one day. Thanks for asking. If you type my name in on Amazon, you can see some of the devotional books I've been a part of.

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