Saturday, August 2, 2014

"A Marriage of Convenience" my debut novel

Hey, All! I had to share this with all of you. Here is my debut novel, "A Marriage of Convenience"

I decided I wanted to let everyone who left a comment to know, how much I appreciate all of you. So, I'm giving each one of you a free copy of my book.


She's Alabama Country, He's New York City, thrown together by an inheritance they both desperately need.

In Martin Chapman’s will, his final request is a peculiar one. 
Upon the day of their marriage, his caregiver Lily Meyers 
and his grandson Bryce Fowler will become joint 
beneficiaries of his entire estate, which includes the 
Chapman Quarter Horse Ranch.

There’s only one problem, Lily and Bryce have never met.
 For the past three years, Lily and her five-year-old son Joey 
have lived on the ranch with Martin, never knowing they might
 inherit anything. Will Lily uproot her son from the only stable 
home he’s ever known, or will she marry a man she doesn’t
 know to secure her son’s future?

Bryce’s decision isn’t an easy one either. Will he leave the fast
 pace and bright city lights of New York City to move to the sleepy little town in Trinity, Alabama,
 or will the cowboy life and Lily prove challenging enough to chase him back to his comfort zone? 

If you're interested in purchasing a copy, it's available at Amazon for
 the super low price of $ 0.99 :) 

   But, I'm also giving away a free Kindle version of my book. 
Just leave a comment and let me know what you think about the 
book cover, and your name will be entered into the drawing.

Drawing will be held August 9

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dianna T. Benson's "Final Trimester" interview & book giveaway

Hey All! Please join me in welcoming Dianna T. Benson to my blog once again. She here to tell us a little about herself, and her book, Final Trimester. 

It's time to announce the winner, drum roll please, and the winner is.... JOYE

Tell us a little about yourself.
Dianna Torscher Benson is a 2014 Selah Award Finalist (winners not yet announced), a 2011 Genesis Winner, a 2011 Genesis double Semi-Finalist, a 2010 Daphne de Maurier Finalist, and a 2007 Golden Palm Finalist. In 2012, she signed a nine-book contract with Ellechor Publishing House. She’s the author of The Hidden Son, her debut novel. Final Trimester is her second release. After majoring in communications and a ten-year career as a travel agent, Dianna left the travel industry to earn her EMS degree. An EMT and a Haz-Mat and FEMA Operative since 2005, she loves the adrenaline rush of responding to medical emergencies and helping people in need.
Dianna lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.

Why do you write the kind of books you do?
Suspense is my natural writing voice.  An EMT for a decade, I implement my firsthand medical and rescue knowledge and experience into my stories.
Inspirational is a thread I love writing and it fits within my characterizations and plotlines like a key puzzle piece. 
Besides writing, what are some of your favorite hobbies?
I’m a life-long outdoor enthusiast and high-level athletic competitor. I love spending time in any kind of nature doing something athletic and adventurous, especially with my family and friends. I enjoy traveling, reading, watching all kinds of movies, and watching Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, The Walking Dead, Castle and The Big Bang Theory.  

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
View my WRITING page on my website:

What advice would you give to a beginning writer?
View my WRITING page on my website:

What book are you currently working on?
Persephone’s Fugitive, Book #2 in the Cayman Islands Trilogy:

When a routine 911 call turns deadly, Paramedic Reyann Cooper finds herself held at gunpoint by injured prison inmate, Jason Keegan. The situation rapidly spirals out of Reyann’s control when the confrontation becomes a tense standoff between Keegan and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
As her patient’s hostage, Reyann fights to save them both before Keegan blows them up. She realizes his warning to the Cayman police is no empty threat since he’d rather die than spend the rest of his life in a prison cell. Reyann soon discovers Keegan is just as determined to survive as she is - provided he can escape Grand Cayman and disappear forever. As she struggles to trust in God’s protection, help from an atheist turns her struggle into a lure away from her faith.
Please tell us a little about your book.

Final Trimester, Book #1 in the Quigley Triplets Series:
Paramedic Jodi Duncan recognizes the work of a serial killer before the Myrtle Beach PD even suspects a connection between the deaths of two pregnant women. Despite the vast differences in the two cases, Jodi urges Detective Nate Quigley to think outside the box. After digging deep into the separate investigations, Nate finds no evidence to support a serial killer theory, and he warns Jodi to back off police business, which only fuels her passion for the cases.

When a third pregnant woman is murdered, Nate is named lead detective on the case and works to link the deaths in order to unmask and stop the serial murderer, a disturbed man who believes God and the devil battle inside his head to bend him according to their wills. As he fights both voices, his interest fixates on Jodi when he discovers her obsession with ending his rampage.

How can someone find you on the internet?

Thanks, Dianna, for being a guest on my blog. Looking forward to reading, Final Trimester.

Drawing will be held May, 17

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fay Lamb's "A Dozen Apologies" interview & giveaway (digital copy)

Hey All! Please join me in welcoming Fay Lamb to my blog. She's here to share a little about herself with us and her book (along with several other authors), A Dozen Apologies. (digital copy to give away)

Congratulations goes to LINDA

Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a native fifth-generation Floridian. I was born and raised in the town in which I still reside, but I escape as often as I can to the mountains of Western North Carolina.
I’m active in the Central Florida chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. In fact, I was their first president. I’ve just been elected secretary.
I am an acquisition editor with a well-known Christian publisher, and I write Christian romance and romantic suspense, and dabble a little in non-fiction books about the craft of writing. My current releases are Stalking Willow and Better than Revenge, the first two novels in my romantic suspense series, Amazing Grace, and Charisse, the first novel in the Ties that Bind contemporary romance series. The second book in the series, Libby, will release soon. My non-fiction title is: The Art of Characterization: How to Use the Elements of Storytelling to Connect Readers to an Unforgettable Cast.
Oh, and I can’t forget my favorite collaborations: three Write Integrity Press novellas: The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt, A Ruby Christmas, and our soon to be released, A Dozen Apologies.

Why do you write the kind of books you do?                                                           

I have to admit that early in my career, when I was studying the craft, you could not have gotten me to admit that I wrote romance for the sake of romance. Not me. I wrote women’s fiction with a little romance, suspense with a little romance, maybe even a comedy with a little romance, but never just romance.
Then it occurred to me that whether we’re willing to admit it or not, romance draws us in. Even in the most conflict-ridden war-torn adventure, the promise of romance makes the story all that much sweeter. When I finally realized that, I decided I would write romance with suspense, romance with a bit of comedy, and well, romance with romance.
I write Christian romantic suspense and romance because I believe that God has given me the talent and the desire to write. If He has gifted me, then I need to use that gift for Him. Sometimes the message is for someone seeking to know Him. Other times, the story is written because I’ve faced some issues, and I know that if I faced them, others have, too. My desire is to show readers the love of Christ through the trials of my characters, who may or may not be living life the way they should. I also want to spread the word that God is always in the details. I love to infuse a little humor into my stories, no matter the genre, because God’s sense of humor is a favorite of His attributes for me, second only to His love.

Besides writing, what are some of your favorite hobbies?
I love to tat. In case you’re like I was when I visited a quilting show and saw this sweet ninety-four year old woman sharing this lost art, tatting is a form of lace made with double knots and picots (a fancy word for a loop left in the design). I have never been able to crochet or to knit, but the dear older woman I mentioned above invested a lot of her time and effort in making sure that I didn’t give up until I’d learn this art so that I could pass it along. So far, I’ve kept it to myself, but I am willing to teach.
I also collect salt and pepper shakers. I’m somewhere around five hundred pairs now, and would you believe I still pour my salt from a Morton’s box, and my pepper is out of a McCormick tin? I wouldn’t have even noticed except my mother-in-law points it out every time we invite her to dinner.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Always and forever. Cliché, I know, but it is the truth. I can’t imagine a time in my life when storytelling wasn’t a part of it. I’m very thankful that an overactive imagination always had a place to shine, whether it was with impromptu plays for the neighborhood kids or writing page after page of stories during my teenage years. I have the bad handwriting to prove it.
What advice would you give to a beginning writer?
If you’ve seen me answer this question before, you’ll know that I change it quite often. So much good advice for beginning writers has been offered by other writers. I believe I most often tell new writers not to give up. Let me tweak that advice a little bit. Sometimes the writing life can get overwhelming. An author isn’t finding success (and we all define success differently) fast enough, or maybe they’ve been successful, but life is moving too fast for a writer to catch up. An author (published or unpublished) may feel that their calling has changed. Then my advice is to step off the merry-go-round. The truth is, most writers are born to write. It’s something they must do. If, after a writer steps off the merry-go-round, he or she doesn’t feel the urge to get back on, maybe the Lord has other plans, and other wonderful adventures planned for the moment.

What book are you currently working on?
Oh, boy. I’m currently working on several projects. My characters in my upcoming third novel in The Amazing Grace series, entitled Everybody’s Broken, have finally come out of the shadows and we are into the heart of their story now. At the same time, I’m working on my next title in The Ties that Bind series, Hope, and I’m editing the first book in my Serenity Key series. That title is Storms in Serenity.

Please tell us a little about your book.
A Dozen Apologies isn’t my book alone. Eleven wonderful authors heeded the call. Together we brought to life our hapless heroine, Mara Adkins, a promising fashion designer, who has fallen off the ladder of success, and can’t seem to get up.
In college, Mara and her sorority sisters played an ugly game, and Mara was usually the winner. She’d date men she considered geeks, win their confidence, and then she’d dump them publicly. When Mara begins work for a prestigious clothing designer in New York, she gets her comeuppance. Her boyfriend steals her designs and wins a coveted position. He fires her, and she returns in shame to her home in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where life for others has changed for the better.
Mara’s parents, always seemingly one step from a divorce, have rediscovered their love for each other, but more importantly they have placed Christ in the center of that love. The changes Mara sees in their lives cause her to seek Christ. Mara’s heart is pierced by her actions toward the twelve men she’d wronged in college, and she sets out to apologize to each of them. A girl with that many amends to make, though, needs money for travel, and Mara finds more ways to lose a job that she ever thought possible.
Mara stumbles, bumbles, and humbles her way toward employment and toward possible reconciliation with the twelve men she humiliated to find that God truly does look upon the heart, and that He has chosen the heart of one of the men for her to have and to hold.
Chapters of A Dozen Apologies have been shared since January 20 and will run through February 5. If you haven’t read them yet, be sure to start here:
Starting February 5, our readers will have a chance to decide the ending for the book by voting for their favorite hero. The winning hero is the one who will win Mara’s heart.
Then on February 14th—Valentine’s Day, the book will be offered live on Kindle, and readers will learn the identity of the hero who stole Mara’s heart.
We’ll be sharing all kinds of blog posts and interviews, and the authors truly hope that you will join us on our adventures. In fact, Mara has her own FB page. Feel free to friend her there: and be sure to see what we’re up to with our You Know Your Job is Odd When … page on Facebook:

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I’m all over the place, and I love to meet new friends. Here are some links: (Fay’s website and blog: On the Ledge) (personal FB page) (Fay’s fan page) (Fay’s Twitter address) (Inner Source Blog) I did say I’m all over the place, right? 

Thanks, Fay, for being a guest on my blog.

Drawing will be held March, 8

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Deborah Malone's "Terror On Tybee Island" interview & book giveaway

Hey All! Please join me in welcoming Deborah Malone to my blog once again. She's here to share a little about herself and her book, Terror on Tybee Island.

It's time to announce the winner, and the winner is... KELLY

Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog, Debbie.

Tell us a little about yourself.
My dad was from Opelika, AL and my mother was from Cincinnati, OH. It’s so true when they say opposites attract. My dad had moved there to work for General Electric. While they were there they had my two older brothers, Bill and Curtis. In the early 1950’s they moved to north Georgia where my dad was transferred to work at GE. I wonder sometimes how I would have turned out if we’d stayed in Ohio – I’d be a *&^% YankeeJ Summer before last we had a reunion of twelve cousins in Cinn on my mother’s side. Some I hadn’t seen for 40 years. It was so much fun!
My mother had RA (rheumatoid arthritis), but Dad never missed a church service taking us kids to church.  I have had my ups and downs with my faith, but I’ve never given up on God. I’ve come to the conclusion there are some things we will not have the answers to while on this earth. And that is alright – in Pro. 3:5 we are told to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” That is the verse Trixie holds on to in “Death in Dahlonega.”

Why do you write the kind of books you do?
I’ve always loved to read so I think it was natural that I’d transition into writing. Mysteries have been my genre of choice since I was a young girl and loved to read Nancy Drew.  Cozy mysteries are one of my favorites and Ann George has been a big influence on my writing. As for writing Christian Fiction – Margaret Daley’s books were a big influence.

Besides writing, what are some of your favorite hobbies?
Photography – I love to take pictures of nature. Especially close up (macro) pics of butterflies and flowers. If you go to my blog you can see some of my pictures.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I can remember beginning a book when I was a teenager, but didn’t finish so I think I’ve always enjoyed writing.

What advice would you give to a beginning writer?
Besides all the ones you hear all the time like: going to conventions, reading writing books, join writing groups, etc. I would say the main thing is not give up. I have a couple of books I would recommend – Write in Style by Bobbie Christmas and Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon. Keep on keeping on because these are the writers who will eventually get published. (Don’t forget to write!)

What book are you currently working on?
I’m working on a new cozy mystery series. It will have new characters, but still be a fun read. It’s been hard leaving behind Trixie and Dee Dee. They keep wanting me to write them in the storyJ

Please tell us a little about “Terror on Tybee Island.”
Trixie Montgomery is the main character and her sidekick and best friend is Dee Dee Lamont. Trixie is a writer for a magazine and is sent on assignments to different towns. It seems everywhere they go a dead body turns up and Trixie and Dee Dee must find the person who committed the dastardly deed. Trixie’s eccentric great-aunt, Nana, joins in on the fun. With Nana around there’s never a dull moment. For instance she gets a tattoo in “Terror on Tybee Island.”

“Terror on Tybee Island” takes place on the beautiful Tybee Island off of Savannah. Trixie, Dee Dee, Nana and Trixie’s mother Betty Jo go for a relaxing vacation on the island. Betty Jo’s friend puts them up in her bed and breakfast. It turns out to be anything but relaxing when Trixie finds a body in the sand behind the house. Betty Jo’s friend, Laura, is accused of the murder so of course Trixie and Dee Dee must come to the rescue when Betty Jo begs them to help Laura. They run into quite a few suspects as they attend a taping of Paula Deen’s cooking, a trip to the Mercer-Williams house, and a pirate festival.
During the festival Nana is kidnapped and you’ll have to read the book to see if Trixie and Dee Dee arrive in time to save her.

How can readers find you on the Internet? Deborah Malone (facebook)

Thanks again, Deborah, for visiting my blog.

Drawing will be held February 22

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Problems with my blog at the moment :(

Hey, All!

     At the moment I'm having trouble uploading photos to my blog. I've had several interviews lined up with some amazing authors, but I'm having to postpone the interviews until I can have the problem resolve.  Thanks for your patience.