Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tanya Eavenson, Romantic Suspense


Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, January 30, 2018 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see right sidebar to follow), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog does not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 

by Tanya Eavenson

Tanya Eavenson
Tanya Eavenson is an international bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. 

Welcome, Tanya. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
I want to show a transparency of a faith-filled life through my characters Brice and Madi. How, like us, their struggles with insecurities, human failings, and the need for redemption ultimately turn them to the Lord for guidance and strength. Because as we all know, this world isn’t perfect, we aren’t perfect, but we know the One who is.

How do people react when they find out you write? 
People are normally surprised when they find out, but it has opened many doors for me to speak at writing groups and women retreats. I love meeting new people and sharing what the Lord has put on my heart to write.

Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad? 
Oh, great question! I love doing both, typing on my laptop, and writing by hand. When I write by hand, I use regular spiral notebooks that I purchase at the beginning of each school year while they’re on sale. I stock up!

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains
Y’all or You Guys? Y’all
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits. Yum!
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Definitely fall. I love the change of temperatures and the beauty of the leaves. 
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop. It’s hard for me to stay in one place. 
Mug or teacup? Mug, filled with coffee. 

Please tell us a little about your novel, To Gain a Bodyguard.
Undercover ICE agent Madi Reynolds has spent years
infiltrating a human-trafficking ring, but when her life is threatened, she is forced to walk away and advised to leave the country. Undeterred, she continues her plan to attend her brother’s Christmas wedding, with her partner assigned as her bodyguard. But after seeing Brice care for her niece, she finds it's more than her life that needs protecting. Is there really any defense for the heart?

War Veteran and ICE agent Brice Johnson has been defending his country and American lives for as long as he can remember. Now, he faces the biggest assignment of his life--protect the woman he loves. He's never been one to run from a fight, but when an old flame butts in expecting a second chance with Madi, and crippling visions of war call out to him, he begins to wonder if surrender is an option after all.

Where can readers find you online? 

Where can readers purchase To Gain a Bodyguard?

Any parting comment?
Thank you for having me, Jo!

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
What is your absolute favorite part of the new year?

Tanya, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Tanya is offering an eBook copy of To Gain a Bodyguard to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through January 30, 2018 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 Voice of Freedom by H. L. Wegley is Melanie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 

AMAZON GIVEAWAY for a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Friendly Persuasion (Kindle Edition). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends Jan 26, 2018 11:59 PM PST.


  1. My fave part of the new year is the feeling that hopefully this year will be better than the last one and I can accomplish more and better things. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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

  2. Starting off fresh. Like a new beginning to try to keep things going right. Time to keep positive and block negativity out. Love following your blog.

    1. Diana, thanks for following my blog--glad you love it! And thanks for commenting.

  3. My favorite part of the new year is just starting fresh again with everything. There's no guarantee I'll write the correct year right away, though! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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

  4. sounds like a good book! I'm a follower! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Shelia, thanks for following my blog and for leaving your comment!

  5. Loved this book. Don't enter me in the drawing.

    1. Ann, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment!

  6. Hmm. First answer that comes to mind is that I'll be getting a tax refund soon. The extra cushion really helps. Thanks for the chance to win a book. My e-mail address is boxtopscrazy at gmail dot com.

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    2. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  7. Currently I'm reading another book about lady bodyguards and I'm enjoying it. Your book sounds intriguing. I'd love to read it.
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