Thursday, September 21, 2017

Amber Schamel, Historical Christmas Mystery


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SOLVE BY CHRISTMAS
by Amber Schamel


Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring
Amber Schamel
HIStory to life. She has a passion for travel, history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest." Her title, Dawn of Liberty, was awarded the 2017 CSPA Book of the Year award in Historical Fiction. She lives in Colorado and spends half her time volunteering in the Ozarks. Amber is a proud member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association. Visit her website and download a FREE story by subscribing to her Newsletter!



Welcome, Amber, what is your favorite season?
I can’t make up my mind as to whether I like fall or Christmas season better. Christmas season is so wonderful with all the decorations, the carols, the lights,  the Christmas movies and stories, the merriness of the season, the peppermint, the get togethers with the people you love, the openness that people have to Christ during this time of year…what’s not to like? And fall leads right into that. I also love how beautiful it is, even though everything is dying off for the winter. It reminds me that there is a beauty in death. A beauty only God can show. And a promise of resurrection.

Would you rather go to the future or go to the past? 
Oh, the past for sure! I grew up wishing there was a real life Imagination Station that I could hop into and travel back in time. There are so many events I would have loved to see, from Jesus walking the earth, to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to the faith of General Lee, to the character of Abe Lincoln. Goodness, what fun it would be!

Are you a fast writer or a slow writer?
I feel like I’m a really slow writer. But I have been working on getting faster. My top speed is about 1,000 words per hour, but I usually average around 700. 

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? I visited the Vancouver area this year. They have both. Now I am spoiled. 😉

Y’all or You Guys? Mostly ya’ll, though I do tend to use both since I spend a lot of time in Colorado and the South. 

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Dinner roll. Especially if the rolls are from Lamberts. 

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall

Laptop or Desktop? Laptop. I just got a new one. His name is Enoch and I’m hoping he will fulfill his name and never die on me. 

Mug or teacup? Mug. Ain’t enough room for coffee in a teacup.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Solve by Christmas.
When sabotage threatens the Rudin Sugar Factory, Detective Jasper Hollock believes this will be his first
real case. But dear Mr. Rudin—the only father Jasper has ever known—holds a different assignment for his private investigator.

“I’ve struck a deal with God, Jasper, and you’re my angel.”

Mr. Rudin charges Jasper to build a “case” of reasons for his employer to continue his life. If he fails, Mr. Rudin will end it in suicide on Christmas night.

As the incidents at the factory become life threatening, Jasper’s attempts at dissuading Mr. Rudin prove futile, and Jasper is left staring at the stark reality of his own soul. Time is ticking. Jasper must solve both cases by Christmas before Mr. Rudin, the company, and Jasper’s faith, are dragged to perdition. Will this be the Christmas Jasper truly discovers what makes life worth living?

Where can readers find you online?
Website  
Newsletter & updates
Blogs - Stitches Thru Time 
           Heroes, Heroines & History
           Amber Schamel’s HIStory Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Goodreads
Amazon
Pronoun

Where can readers purchase Solve by Christmas?
Just about anywhere you can buy Christian fiction. If they don’t have it in stock, they should be able to order it for you. Here are some of the most common…
Amazon
Smashwords
Kobo
Barnes and Noble
Feedbooks

Amber, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Amber is offering an eBook copy of Solve by Christmas to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 26, 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 The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton is Jackie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, 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.


44 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Jo!

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    1. Amber, it's my pleasure to have you visit me and my readers.

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  2. Hi, Amber. It's been fun getting to know you better. I also love both fall and winter. Fall because of its colors and cooling weather and Christmas for all the decorations and fellowship and a time to celebrate Jesus. I love mystery and your book sounds like a good one. My email is marthalrogersatsbcglobaldotnet

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

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    2. Hello Martha! I am so glad you stopped by today. Another fall and winter buddy. :)

      Best wishes in the giveaway!

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  3. Hi Jo & Amber! I enjoyed the interview. This sounds like a fun mystery. Thanks for the giveaway! Here's my email address roemerfarmatfrontiernetdotnet

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    1. Hello Cynthia!
      It was a fun mystery to write, so I hope it's fun to read. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. this sounds like a great book. wonderful interview. I have not read too many mysteries, but would like to give this one a try.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Hello, Lori!
      I hope you get a chance to read Solve by Christmas. I think you will enjoy it. ;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Lori, glad you enjoyed the interview with Amber. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Sounds like a great book. Hope I can win the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Best wishes in the giveaway.

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    2. Thanks for commenting. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING SO IF YOU'RE THE WINNER I CAN CONTACT YOU.

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  6. You have provoked my interest, this sounds like an interesting story!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! I hope you get a chance to read it.

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    2. Wendy, thanks for leaving your comment.

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  7. Hi,Amber. This book sounds like a perfect read for the holiday season. I have a December birthday so if I should be so fortunate as to win, I will consider it an early birthday present. Thank You for the opportunity to perhaps win it, and for letting readers know more about you and your book.
    jsmithgAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Hello Janice!
      Happy early birthday! I hope you get a chance to read Solve by Christmas. I think it will be a heartwarming and fun addition to your holiday collection.

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    2. Janice, thanks for coming by and commenting.

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  8. Hi,Amber. This book sounds like a perfect read for the holiday season. I have a December birthday so if I should be so fortunate as to win, I will consider it an early birthday present. Thank You for the opportunity to perhaps win it, and for letting readers know more about you and your book.
    jsmithgAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Happy early birthday, Janice! ;) I hope you do get a chance to win a copy. I've got a whole lot of giveaways lined up during this month for the release.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Wow! This definitely sounds like a page turner! Thanks for sharing! RW620 AT aol DOT com

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

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    2. Aw, thanks so much, Robin! Thanks for stopping in today.

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  10. Hello Amber and Jo. I enjoyed Amber's interview. Her book sounds like a really enjoyable read and a real page turner. Thanks for the opportunity.
    I hope both you, Jo and Amber, are going to have a very wonderful fall.
    God Blessings to you both.

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    1. Donna, glad you enjoyed the interview with Amber. Thanks for commenting. Thank you for the good wishes and blessings!

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    2. Hello Donna!
      I will be very happy when the weather matches the season. LOL. Here in Missouri it has still been hot.
      Thanks for stopping by! Happy fall to you.

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  11. This sounds like an interesting story! I am a follower. Thanks for this giveaway.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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

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  12. Hi Jo and Amber. What a great new title. It sounds like a real intriguing story. I hope to get the chance to read this. This "deadline" could make for one good page-turning book! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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

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    2. Thanks so much, Sonja! I hope you enjoy the book. :D

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  13. Sounds like a great read, I'd like to enter
    marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Mark, you're entered. Thanks for commenting.

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  14. This one looks really good! I've just been seeing it recently on different blogs & it sounds like something I'd enjoy reading. Thanks for the interview and giveaway chance.

    I'm a follower of yours Jo
    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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

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    2. Hello Trixi! Thanks for stopping by and for following Jasper to different blogs. :) Best wishes in the giveaway!

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  15. Sounds like Jasper has quite a problem on his hands!
    I haven't read anything by Amber, thanks for the interview and chance to win.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty, you're welcome. Thanks for coming by to leave your comment.

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    2. He certainly does, Patty! And a few he didn't know he had either. ;) Don't you just love those? LOL.
      Thanks for stopping by! Best wishes in the giveaway.

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  16. Autumn is my favorite season too. I say y'all because I'm a southerner. :-) I also collect mugs and teacups. Solve by Christmas sounds like a mystery I would enjoy. TY for the opportunity to win a copy.
    duhpaynes[at]gmail[dot]com

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