Thursday, September 1, 2016

Julie Arduini, Contemporary Romance novel


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 ENTANGLED by Julie Arduini


Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender
Julie Arduini
the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate. She’s the author of Entrusted: Surrendering the Present, as well as the sequel, Entangled: Surrendering the Past. She also shared her story in the infertility devotional, A Walk in the Valley. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at her website.


Welcome, Julie! If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I think I would enjoy a dinner with President George W. Bush. I think his faith story is a fascinating one, and although he might not have been a perfect president, I believe he was a compassionate one. He seems like a person that would be interesting to chat with over a thick steak.


What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I was born on Good Friday with tornado warnings. I used to live 7 miles from the Watkins Glen NASCAR track. I can usually guess what year songs and movies from the 1980s were from and be right, but I have the hardest time getting Bible verses completely accurate.


What can your readers expect from you next?
I’m one-third done with Engaged: Surrendering the Future, the last book in the Surrendering Time series. Trish Maxwell was the bad girl in Entrusted, and now she’s back in Speculator Falls with no job and a lot of explaining to do. Everyone wants to know what her next step is. Will it include the handsome paramedic who caught her eye?


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Reviews are vital. If you enjoyed Entangled or Entrusted, leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Tell others. Word of mouth is such an effective means of marketing, and I can’t do it without help from the readers. I appreciate every single thing readers do to let others know my work exists and that it is worth reading.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Entangled.
“You need to leave me alone. It’s the least you can do.”


Carla Rowling has been given her dream of attending cosmetology school. The gift is so generous she feels unworthy because of choices she made as a teen. The pressure mounts as Carla juggles school, is a single mom, helps her best friend Jenna plan her wedding, spends time with boyfriend Will Marshall, and deals with the fact that her son's father is back in their lives.

Will Marshall is the one Speculator Falls resident everyone can count on. His truck deliveries are reliable. He's the first to help friends like Ben Regan with boat work or be a card partner with Bart Davis. Will's ready to settle down with Carla, loving her is natural. He's bonded with her son, Noah. But when Carla starts cosmetology school, she puts emotional distance between her and Will.

Can Carla release her past and create a future full of highlights, or, will she burn her options worse than a bad perm?


Where can readers find you online?
Website

Facebook
Twitter
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Pinterest
Instagram
Snapchat: @juliearduini
Goodreads
Amazon
Monthly Newsletter
Weekly Sunday’s Surrender and Chocolate
Surrendered Scribe Media Promotions (Book release info sent as needed)

Where can readers purchase Entangled?
Amazon (Kindle and Print)


Entangled is book #2. Although it can standalone, if you’d like to read Entrusted: Surrendering the Present first, click here.


Any parting comment?
Thank you, Jo, for having me today. I really appreciate it!


Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer to be entered in the book giveaway drawing.)

What surrender issue would you like to see utilized? (Entrusted was about surrendering fear and change, Entangled is surrendering regret, and Engaged will be surrendering the plans you have in exchange for God’s.)

Julie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Entangled that Julie has offered. Commenters please leave a comment before 6 pm CT September 6, 2016 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 Mail Order Surprise by Lucy Thompson is Nancy. 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, Donna’s Detour, is included in a boxed set of 10 romantic novellas, and all take place 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.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you, Jo, for having me today. I really appreciate it!

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    1. Julie, you most welcome. Having you visit is my pleasure.

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  2. Enjoyed the interview. Would love to win a copy of the book.

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    1. Ann, glad you enjoyed the interview with Julie. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. I would like to see the surrender of pride. Thank you for a great interview.
    Jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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    1. Deana, you're welcome. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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  4. I would love a chance to read this book. I am a follower. Thanks. Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  5. Great review. I'd love to read am I'm Carla also. The cover is beautiful. carlaganell(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

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  6. Great review. I'd love to read am I'm Carla also. The cover is beautiful. carlaganell(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I love Julie's writing! Glad to learn more about her life.

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

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    2. Carolyn, 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. Thanks for sharing this about Julie's book, Jo. I would love to win. I did a surrender post on Julie's blog yesterday about surrendering my food addiction. So, Julie, you were a stormy girl from your beginning. LOL!. Add me in. I'd like to win the book. JanetDOThopeATattDOTnet

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  9. Surrendering grudges! Thanks for having the giveaway. I'm a follower.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Rose, you're welcome. I appreciate you following my blog and also for commenting!

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  10. I love Julie's Surrender series. She is a terrific author. And it was nice getting to know a little more about her. Thank you, Julie, great interview.

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    1. Marie, glad you enjoyed the interview with Julie. Thanks for commenting. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN.

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  11. I would like to see the surrender of stress.
    I am a follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. rubynreba, thanks for following my blog and for coming by to leave your comment!

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