Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mary Alford - Contemporary Romance


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MONTANA SKIES by Mary Alford


Mary grew up in a small Texas town famous for not
much of anything really. As a teen, Mary discovered Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do.

She wrote her first novel as a teen, but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first inspirational romantic suspense and was hooked.


Today, Mary still lives in Texas, and still creates people facing dangerous situations. In fact, she can’t think of anything else she’d rather do.

Welcome, Mary. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Hum, that’s a tough one. I think if I could have dinner with one person I’d like to sit down with Laura Ingles Wilder. I loved Little House On The Prairie growing up. She lived such an amazing life. I’d love to just soak up the stories and maybe pick her brain a little on writing.


Where is your favorite vacation spot?

The Rocky Mountains. There’s just something about looking at those majestic peaks that ground me. I can see God’s hand everywhere I look. It kind of puts things in perspective for me. If God could create those magnificent mountains, my little problems are nothing For Him to guide me through.

Please describe yourself with three words.

Christian. Grandma. Author.

What is your favorite Bible verse? 

John 14: 1-3, King James Version (This verse finds its way into many of my books.)
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."


What do you enjoy most about writing? 

Being able to create heroes and heroines I love, set them in any location or circumstance I want and then have them fall in love in the most romantic way. And when I write “The End” on their romance, I get to do it all over again.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Montana Skies.
Montana Skies is all about second chances. Cara

Stevens thought her life as well as her marriage was over but soon finds everything she has ever hoped for is right there waiting for her return.

Cara Stevens is finally coming back home to Cartwright, Montana. But will she find the place she longs for from her childhood or a past without hope?

Since Cara left Cartwright a little more than a year earlier, not much has changed. Except her life is in shambles, her heart broken and the man she thought she had left behind is standing before her claiming to be a changed man.

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads

Where can readers purchase Montana Skies?
Amazon

Any parting comment?
Only that I have a Facebook street team that is open to readers who would like to join here. I
f you would like to join the group, email me here

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer to be included in the book drawing.)
What’s your favorite Christian romance genre--Contemporary, Suspense or Historical?

Mary, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Montana Skies that Mary has offered. Commenters please 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 Dawn of Liberty by Amber Schamel is Deana. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling. 



Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella is titled Donna’s Detour. The story is set in 1956 on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for this great interview. I was also a fan of Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney so I have always been a fan of suspense. My favorite Christian genres are suspense and historical.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Jo, I also follow you.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I would love to read this book! The cover grabs your attention because they're hiding behind the hat. My favorite Christian romance genre is suspense. I'm a mystery junkie. Thanks for having the giveaway. I am a follower.

    Rose
    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Rose. I love Montana Skies' cover too. Makes you wonder what they're thinking.

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    2. I love all Christian novels but do tend to prefer historical settings. I love Montana so will look forward to reading this book.

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  4. Montana is on my bucket list to visit, and from friends who live near the Canadian boarder, it sounds wonderful. I too enjoyed Victoria Holt's books, re read a few they were so good! I enjoy both historical and contemporary novels. Keep on writing, Mary!

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  6. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I like Christian romantic suspense. Now following by email. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  7. My favorite genre in Christian writing is contemporary romance although I do like to read historical novels also. Thanks for a great interview. I've always wanted to visit Montana but will be happy to read about a story taking place there for now!

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    1. Sherry, you're welcome. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING SO IF YOU WIN I CAN CONTACT YOU.

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  8. It's so refreshing to read any Christian romance, I enjoy them all, but if I had to choose, I'd pick suspense as my favorite. Thanks for sharing! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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