Thursday, March 23, 2017

Izzy James, Contemporary Romance Novel


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Izzy James

Izzy James is the pen-name of Elizabeth Chevalier Hull.  Elizabeth grew up in coastal Virginia where she still lives with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books. 



Welcome, Izzy. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Smith Wigglesworth. Smith walked with God in a very practical way. He was in constant conversation with Him. One time he was visiting with friends and God told him to go a certain place and sit on a park bench. He did that and after he'd been sitting for about five minutes a hiker came by and Smith got to tell the person about Christ. I would like to be able to be that certain that I have heard the Master's voice. He prayed for people and they were healed instantly. I would love to sit with Smith and hear what he had to say and ask him how I could better parse the noise with the sound of God's voice.

Please describe yourself with three words.
Short, Introvert, Christian

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation? 
I read. Sometimes I go for long walks and bring a book. 

What is your favorite Bible verse? 
Only one?!  Ok, my favoritest verse, the one I go to all the time, is this one:
"Thou knowest my down-sitting and my up rising, thou understandest my thought afar off." Psalm 139:2 KJV

This verse was given to me at a crisis time in my life. The comfort I received is with me still. The Lord of Heaven not only knows when I stand and when I sit, He understands my thoughts. Not just knows them. He understands them. He understands where they came from and why I think whatever it is that I am thinking. It confirms for me the verses in Romans that tell me that nothing can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Because he understands me better than I do. 

Please tell us a little about your novel, Finding Boaz.
Finding Boaz was recently chosen by the Library Journal to be a Self-e Select title. The Self-e program was started by the Library Journal to make available to library patrons across the nation books by indie authors.  Select titles are the best of those submitted from each state, which are then included in the national collection.


Finding Boaz is a novel about a woman who has been hurt by betrayal and is learning to love again.

Part-time musician and single mom, Abby Ericksen, just quit her job to escape a boss who made unwelcome advances. The same day, her deceitful ex-husband arrives demanding custody of their daughter. Another man is the LAST thing on Abby's mind when she meets the man she can't resist.

Duncan MacLeod needs a wife. The old family covenant requires that his wife-to-be ask him to marry. Covenant or not, Duncan is convinced that Abby is that woman. Can he overcome her distrust and prove his love is real? Real enough that she can trust him? Real enough that she will propose to him? 

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Facebook
Twitter 

Where can readers purchase Finding Boaz? 
Amazon
Barnes and Noble 

Any parting comment? 
Just one parting thought. If you like a book, please consider leaving a review. Authors need reviews in order to qualify for certain advertising venues. I know it seems odd, but reviews are used by both traditionally published and self-published authors in order to get noticed.  If you have a negative review, that's fine too, but try to make it constructive. I don't know of any authors yet who don't appreciate candid feedback.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
I was recently told by a reader that she really appreciated that one of my books had a heroine that was older. What do you think? Would you like to see more heroines that are older? If so, what age range would you find interesting?

Izzy, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Izzy is offering a winner's choice of an eBook copy or a paperback copy of Finding Boaz to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through March 28, 2017 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 Sweet Dreams by Cecelia Dowdy is Rita. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 



My latest book has released - With Good Intentions, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


42 comments:

  1. I would also like to read books with older characters and heroines. I leave reviews on all books I read.

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    2. Jan, thanks for leaving your comment. We writers so appreciate reviews that readers post!

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    3. Jan,

      Glad to hear you like older characters. I do too :-)
      And to echo Jo, thanks for leaving reviews. It really means much more than it may appear! ~Izzy

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  2. This sounds like a good book. I love Izzy's favorite Bible verse!

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    1. Forgot to add: lelandandbecky at reagan dot com

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

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    3. Becky,
      I hope you like Boaz. That verse is one of my "go-tos".:-)
      ~Izzy

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  3. This sounds like a very good book. Thank you for the chance to win!

    I am a follower.

    debralindquist1ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Debra, you're welcome. Thanks for commenting and for following my blog!

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    2. Debra, I hope you like it! ~Izzy

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  4. Unless I really didn't like a book, I always try to leave a comment at least on Goodreads and maybe Amazon.
    As a woman who didn't marry until the age of 41, I do like to read about older heroines. Most people don't wait as long as I did, but it seems people are waiting longer and longer to get married.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty,thanks for commenting. We writers do so appreciate reviews posted by readers!

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    2. Patty,

      It's good of you to leave comments. We really do appreciate them. :-)
      I agree, people do seem to be waiting longer to get married. And then some of us find ourselves single much later than we planned due to other circumstances.
      Thanks for your thoughts today, Izzy.

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  5. Wonderful interview. The book sounds like a really good one. As I am a senior citizen, I do enjoy reading books with older heroines. I do try to help the authors out by leaving reviews when I have enjoyed their book.

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    1. Ann, thanks for leaving your comment. I appreciate your reviews of my books you read!

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    2. Ann,
      I hope you will like Boaz. It is a special book to me. And believe me we appreciate your reviews!
      Izzy

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  6. Ruth is my favorite Bible story! A book based on this sounds great. alforosiskyATyahooDOTcom

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

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    2. Amber,
      I love the story of Ruth too. The image of Boaz/Christ throwing his cloak over her is something I think of often. I hope you like the book!
      Izzy

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  7. I am 75 years young and would be open for a love relationship with the right man. Books about older people are always welcome.
    I am a follower
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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    1. Nancy, thanks for commenting. I appreciate you following my blog!

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    2. Nancy,

      Interesting thought. I don't think I've ever read a romance with people in their 70's but I don't see why there shouldn't be one. Hmmmm....
      Izzy

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  8. Hi Everybody! It's Izzy here. I've been having connection issues all day. I keep posting and none of the posts will stick! Anyway, I'm here now. I hope. :-)

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  9. I'd like older heroines as well, somewhere in the 40's or 50's. FINDING BOAZ sounds like a wonderful book! I also follow your blog, Jo. Thanks y'all!!! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Hi Robin,
      I like that age range too,40's and 50's. One of my books has hero/heroine in that age range and I think I will do more. :-) I hope you like Finding Boaz!
      ~Izzy

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    2. Robin, you're welcome. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate you following my blog!

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  10. Thank you all for stopping by today, it's been a blessing to "meet" you. I will keep popping in over the next few days. It will probably have to be in the evening like today, but I hope to see you again!

    ~Izzy

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  11. I loved the part about having a constant conversation with God. That is a great way to live. sonja(dot)nishimotoat gmail(dot) com

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    1. Sonja, thanks for leaving your comment.

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  12. Sonja,

    I think so too. Smith Wigglesworth had a powerful walk.

    ~Izzy

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  13. Ohhh. Sounds like a fun book.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. MH, I hope you will like it! Either way, I would love your feedback :-) ~Izzy

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    2. MH, thanks for stopping by to comment.

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  14. This book sounds intriguing. I look forward to reading it. I also enjoyed reading your answers to the questions. I'm a short, introverted Christian too. canyonland97 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Anonymous,

      Nice to meet another kindred spirit! :-) I hope you will like Finding Boaz. If you have the opportunity, I would love to find out what you thought after reading it. Thanks, :-) Izzy

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    2. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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  15. I would like to see heroines that are 40's to 70's ! There are still some goods years left! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Amen!! Paula. I'm with ya. Thanks for your comment, I hope you will like Boaz :-) ~Izzy

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  16. I am really happy to see older heroines in books, I would like to see more of them in the 50's age group and up! Thanks! adult4beckyATaolDOTcom

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