WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE?

What book should you read next? What words should you write next? Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, you need look no further for ideas and pointers to help you make up your mind. You might even get your next book for free--and signed by the author!

Sometimes I even give away my own novels. My Inspirational romances and devotionals are pictured below and are detailed on my Books page. You can always count on a trace of humor in my novels and nonfiction. Whether you're a teen or a woman mature in years, I think these stories will ring true.

Read on, and discover some of today's most appealing Christian novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Friday, March 29, 2013

 photo 205243_399734760084998_1008126857_a_zps9f851985.jpgWelcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared.

Before we visit the delightful town of Bloomfield, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Truth Stained Lies, by Terri Blackstock, is

lcenlow@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways!

Today I want to introduce you all to a lovely new book series that has released its first three novels and will be releasing its fourth in May.

The Bloomfield Series is all about the citizens of a small, charming town and their entertaining, touching lives and adventures. The incomparable ladies of the Bloomfield Garden Club are the most powerful and colorful members of the community. If you enjoyed Mitford, you're going to love Bloomfield.

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The first installment is Waiting for a View, by Debby Mayne.

 photo Unknown-2-1_zpsbd1ee0d0.jpegGarden Club vice-president Shirley Butler has never moved out of her family home, and she still works at the same card shop where she started her first job after high school.

She is so resistant to change, in fact, that she never married Theo, the only man she ever loved. Her dad was an alcoholic, and her mother worked herself to death trying to keep the family from crumbling, so she felt that she had a right to be reluctant to jump into anything. After years of trying to convince her to marry him, Theo finally moved away and married someone else, leaving Shirley wading around in the aftermath of what might have been.

Brad Henderson, one of the guys she went to school with, asks her out, but she turns him down, thinking it wouldn’t be fair to him since it would obviously be a rebound for her. He says he’s always wanted to get to know her better, and she needs to at least give him a chance.

With all that emotional baggage, will these two stubborn people ever get together? Well, if Naomi McCord, Murray the parrot, and the rest of the Bloomfield Garden Club members have anything to do about it they will.

The book can be purchased in fine book stores and online via the following buttons:






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 photo Unknown-12_zps46d89d36.jpegTake the Trophy and Run, by Gail Sattler, is the second novel in the series.

 photo Unknown-1-4_zps9f6bc297.jpegThe Bloomfield Garden Club, an all-ages group of lovable oddballs that will stop at nothing to make everything beautiful, maintains this piece of heaven on earth. But even such idyllic places as this have their share of dramatic characters and stories to be told.

Take, for instance, craft store owner Amber Weathersby. She wants to be a member of the garden club but has never received the blessing of a green thumb. Her friend, Stan the mechanic, has helped as much as he can — even adding a timed sprinkler system to Amber’s garden — but the results never live up to the club’s expectations.

Her only claim to fame with that gang is her semi-famous garden gnome, Gnorman, who gets to hold the prized trophy each year in the Bloomfield Spring Fling contest’s winning garden.

But this year, instead of being the life of the party, her little star is gnomegnapped, and worse, the club’s irreplaceable trophy has gone missing with him. While Amber is chasing the gnome around town trying to win the trophy, Stan is chasing Amber, trying to win her heart.

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Gail also authored the third release for Bloomfield, When Pigs and Parrots Fly.  photo Unknown-4-1_zps885270b9.jpeg

Andy Barnhart's parrot Murray has always scared the children of Bloomfield, but when he starts scaring the adults, veterinarian Sarah Faire is reluctantly cast into the role of the Pet Whisperer. Soon all the locals want her help with their dysfunctional pets, leaving little time for Sarah to care for the sick and injured animals at her clinic.

Being best friends with Sarah's brothers, Josh Tavendish has always been fond of her, but when caught in the whirlwind with Sarah and Murray, 'like' turns to 'love', and he doesn't know what to do about it.

Instead of leading her down a trail of romance, Josh finds himself following Sarah on a wild parrot chase through Bloomfield -- from the tea room to the beauty salon to the police station, and more! At the end of the trail Sarah catches Murray, and Josh catches Sarah's heart in a marriage proposal. Now the Bloomfield Garden Club must get ready for a wedding, but are parrots invited?

The book can be purchased in fine book stores and online via the following buttons:







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And the fourth installment in the series, Last Chance for Justice, by Kathi Macias, will release in a month.

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Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.

Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.

It isn't long before Rachel has two men -- a handsome CPA and the youth pastor -- seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn's attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.

As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.

The book can be purchased in fine book stores and online via the following buttons:






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I hope you'll explore Bloomfield by visiting the series' Facebook page. You can even become a member of the garden club, which will enable you to stay up to date on the community and new releases as they become available.

While I don't have a Bloomfield book to give away, I do want to give away a signed copy of one of my books to one of you who answers the following question in the comments section, below.

What is your favorite and/or least favorite thing about small towns?

I'll draw a name from the commenters next Saturday, April 6, and I'll send a signed copy of whichever one of my novels you'd like, your choice (and you can read summaries of my books on my books page).

Be sure to check out my interview with Richard Mabry, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a signed copy of the book.

And see my post about an exciting new cell phone plan I started using in 2012. I'm thrilled with it--unlimited talk, text, and data for $49/month, with no contract. Send me an email through the "Email Trish" button, above, if you'd like me to send you a link to learn more about the phone plan and the income opportunity it presents.

Finally, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Richard L. Mabry and Free Books!

 photo StressTest_NEW_zpsf734afa6.jpegThey may not have enough evidence to convict him, but they have enough to ruin his life.

Before we visit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Threads of Hope, by Christa Allan, is

paleface.lu@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways!

Now let's visit with novelist Richard L. Mabry, author of Stress Test (Thomas Nelson, April 2013).

 photo RLMheadshot2_zps4c24cbf4.jpegA retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of four critically acclaimed novels of medical suspense. His previous works have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award, and winner of the Selah Award.

Richard is past Vice-President of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the International Thriller Writers. He and his wife, Kay, live in North Texas.

Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.

--I went to college with Pat Boone.

--I sang as part of a choir that performed with the Dallas Symphony.

--I played beach volleyball with the Pittsburgh Steelers, next to Franco Harris.

--I played golf with my dad and country singer Charlie Pride.

--I batted against Yankee Hall of Famer Whitey Ford (and got a hit).

Wow. Your elbows must be shiny from all of that rubbing against celebs, Richard!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Stress Test.

 photo StressTest_NEW_zpsf734afa6.jpegDr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life as a surgeon in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attack him as he leaves the hospital at two AM have no such plans—they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt's only thought is fleeing with his life. He does escape, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he's being charged with murder.

Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors after her last relationship. But when Matt calls, she knows she can't walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.

Matt's career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he's a killer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth—and the faith to keep going—will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured.

What is it about Matt that will make your readers care about him?

Matt Newman is the epitome of what Paul talks about in 2 Cor. 4:8. He is “pressed on every side by troubles, but … not crushed…perplexed, but not driven to despair.” (NLT)

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

 photo images-29_zps62c477d0.jpegFor Matt, I’d choose Jake Gyllenhaal.





 photo marcia_cross_doesn_t_want_to_be_a_poster_girl_for_older_mothers_17iecka-17iecl1_zps78925434.jpgAs Sandra Murray, I see Marcia Cross.





Who is one of your favorite authors?

I’m a huge fan of the late Robert B. Parker. He was a former English professor, and his books are clean, full of simple declarative sentences, carrying the action forward page after page. I can (and do) re-read his work repeatedly, and see something new every time.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Billy Coffey’s When Mockingbirds Sing. Although I don’t usually read in this genre, his characters and story hooked me from the first and carried me through to the end.

I just read the premise of the novel. It looks wonderful! 

What are you working on now?

I’m completing the final edits for my next book, Heart Failure, and working on the novel after that, Critical Condition. Heart Failure features a doctor who thinks she’s found the man to fill the hole left in her life by her husband’s death, but instead discovers that everything she thinks she knows about him is false.

What a compelling summation, Richard! Makes me want to know what she learns.

Where else can readers find you online?

My website is rmabry.com. I post regularly on my blog, rmabry.blogspot.com. I am also active on Twitter (RichardMabry), Facebook (rmabrybooks), and GoodReads.

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What has happened to you that is stranger than fiction?

Thank you, Richard, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Richard has offered to give a signed copy of his book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, April 1. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Richard's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Terri Blackstock, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a signed copy of the book.

And see my post about an exciting new cell phone plan I started using in 2012. I'm thrilled with it--unlimited talk, text, and data for $49/month, with no contract. Send me an email through the "Email Trish" button, above, if you'd like me to send you a link to learn more about the phone plan and the income opportunity it presents.

Finally, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Terri Blackstock and Free Books!

PhotobucketCathy Cramer is making a name for herself judging and speculating about murder trials in her popular investigative blog, but when her brother is framed for a murder, and the truth is staged to look ridiculous, she and her sisters work to dismantle the lies.

Before we visit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Guard Duty, by Sharon Dunn, is

hspruitt@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways!

Now let's visit with novelist Terri Blackstock, author of Truth Stained Lies (Zondervan, March 2013).

PhotobucketTerri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

In 1994 Terri was writing romance novels under two pseudonyms for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening prompted her to switch gears. At the time, she was reading more suspense than romance, and felt drawn to write thrillers about ordinary people in grave danger.

Her newly awakened faith wove its way into the tapestry of her suspense novels, offering hope instead of despair. Her goal is to entertain with page-turning plots, while challenging her readers to think and grow. She hopes to remind them that they’re not alone, and that their trials have a purpose.

Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.

--Among the greatest joys of my life are my grand babies.

--I love watching decorating shows on TV and trying to execute those designs in my home.

--I lived in the Netherlands for four years as a child and spoke Dutch fluently. (I’ve since forgotten it.)

--My first job was working as a clown.

--I used to sing in a trio specializing in Andrews Sisters tunes.

Those last three are so unexpected, Terri. You're full of surprises!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Truth Stained Lies.

PhotobucketCathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on local homicides.

When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief … until her brother is caught in the middle of a murder investigation. The victim is his ex-wife. As her brother is tried and convicted in the media, and bloggers and commentators like her have a field day, Cathy wonders if she should have taken the threat more seriously.

Cathy and her two sisters, Holly and Juliet, moonlight as part-time private investigators, working to solve their sister-in-law’s murder. Juliet, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, and Holly, a scattered ne’er-do-well who drives a taxi, put aside their fear and lack of confidence to learn the art of investigation. But will it be too late to save their brother from a murder conviction, or his five-year-old son who’s the killer’s next target?

What is it about your lead characters that will make your readers care about them?

Cathy’s fiance was murdered two years before the book opens, and the killer was acquitted. For that reason, she gave up her career as a prosecutor and started writing her investigative blog, feeling that she can make more of a difference talking directly to the public rather than working with the constraints of a courtroom.

Michael Hogan, her fiance’s brother, is her love interest in the book, but he’s dealing with grief over his brother’s death too, and they both feel a lot of guilt about their burgeoning relationship.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

PhotobucketI don’t know if they’d be right for the cast (one’s not an actor), but I do have pictures on my desk of two people who I think look like my characters—Clive Owens as Michael,




Photobucketand Nicole Scherzinger as Cathy.




Who is one of your favorite authors (either Inspirational or Mainstream)?

I have a very hard time narrowing it down to one, because I have so many favorites in both markets. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly (secular writers), but I probably have more Dean Koontz novels on my Kindle than anything else. I have a bunch of favorites in the Christian market, but if I start naming them I’m bound to leave some out.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Illusion, by Frank Peretti. I think it was his best yet. It held me captive. Most of it I listened to on audio, and Frank read it in that wonderful actor's voice of his, doing it more justice than any other reader could have.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the edits for the second book in the Moonlighters Series and the first draft for the third book. Both will release next year.

Where else can readers find you online?

Facebook
Twitter
Web Site: www.terriblackstock.com

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

How does social networking impact your book-buying decisions?

Great question, Terri. Thank you for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Terri has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, March 28. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Terri's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Christa Allan, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a signed copy of the book.

And see my post about an exciting new cell phone plan I started using in 2012. I'm thrilled with it--unlimited talk, text, and data for $49/month, with no contract. Send me an email through the "Email Trish" button, above, if you'd like me to send you a link to learn more about the phone plan and the income opportunity it presents.

Finally, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Christa Allan and Free Books!

PhotobucketAn ambitious magazine writer passed over for a promotion, meets her high school nemesis and finds herself having to choose between two dreams.

Before we visit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Threads of Grace, by Kelly Long, is

lubell1106@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways!

Now let's visit with novelist Christa Allan, author of Threads of Hope (Abingdon Press, March 2013).

PhotobucketA true Southern woman who knows any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa Allan writes not your typical Christian fiction. Threads of Hope released in March. Walking on Broken Glass (2010) and The Edge of Grace (2011) were also published by Abingdon. Love Finds You in New Orleans (Summerside Press) released in 2012.

Christa is the mother of five, grandmother of three, and a recently retired high school English teacher. She and her husband Ken live in New Orleans in a home older than their combined ages.

I still can't believe you're a grandmother.

Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.

--I’m addicted to Coke Zero.

--I once won a talent show.

--The house we now live in is 140+ years old, and we’re constantly finding lights and fans that turn on and off by themselves, and a door that refuses to stay closed.

--I can entertain myself endlessly in supermarkets and hardware stores.

--I’m a pen-a-holic…My oldest daughter and I share this addiction, and we spent far too much time on JetPens (website) and in office supply stores searching for THE right pen.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Threads of Hope.

PhotobucketThe relationship between Greg and Nina develops because of their mutual interest in a local quilting group raising money to support local quilting groups and the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

His motivation is rooted in his adopted HIV-positive daughter, hers in the story’s potential to promote her to her magazine’s New York office.

What is it about Nina that will make your readers care about her?

Nina is one of those conflicted women who wants success in her career, but at what cost? She’s also vulnerable and trying to overcome all those awkward and sometimes damaging views of ourselves that we carry into adulthood.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

PhotobucketNina: Well, if they don’t choose me, then Alyson Hannigan (of How I Met Your Mother)



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Greg: Chris O’ Donnell (of Batman Forever)




PhotobucketAretha: Jasika Nicole (of Fringe)




I really loved her character in Fringe

Let’s fantasize that your publisher is sending you to explore the setting for a new novel. Where are they sending you. Why there?

Greece would be glorious. My father’s parents, who emigrated from Turkey and Greece, insisted their children speak and write only Greek while in their house. Since my father spoke the language fluently, we always talked about spending vacation time there. Unfortunately, my father died in his early 60s, so we never had that opportunity. It would be a gift for that dream to come true and to express itself in a novel.

So poignant, Christa. That would be a gift. And a lovely setting.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Earthly Pleasures by Karen Neches. It’s a clever and intriguing love story, witty and fresh with much to say about what we treasure in life.

What are you working on now?

I should be working on dusting, vacuuming and other glorious aspects of house cleaning; however, I’m not. I’m finishing my next novel for Abingdon.

Where else can readers find you online?

Blog: www.christaallan.com
Twitter
Facebook

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What three authors (dead or alive) would you want to invite over for dinner and why?

Thank you, Christa, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Christa has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, March 25. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Christa's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Sharon Dunn, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a signed copy of the book.

And see my post about an exciting new cell phone plan I started using in 2012. I'm thrilled with it--unlimited talk, text, and data for $49/month, with no contract. Send me an email through the "Email Trish" button, above, if you'd like me to send you a link to learn more about the phone plan and the income opportunity it presents.

Finally, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sharon Dunn and Free Books!

Photobucket"If you tell, you die."

Before we visit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Strand of Deception, by Robin Caroll, is

debbiejeanm@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways!

Now let's visit with novelist Sharon Dunn, author of Guard Duty (Love Inspired Suspense, March 2013).

PhotobucketSharon Dunn writes both humorous mysteries and romantic suspense.

Her book, Night Prey (Love Inspired Suspense), won a Carol award for 2011. Her first book, Romance Rustlers and Thunderbird Thieves, was a Romantic Times top pick and finalist in the inspirational Novel of the Year. Sassy Cinderella and the Valiant Vigilante, the second book in that same series (The Ruby Taylor mysteries), was voted book of the year by ACFW.

Guard Duty (releasing March 2013) part of the Texas K-9 series is her sixth novel with Love Inspired Suspense.

When she is not writing, Sharon spends time with her husband, three children, two cats and a nervous little border collie named Bart.

Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.

--I’m left handed.

--I can’t do math to save my life, don’t even balance my check book, thank you online banking.

--I love coupons and punch cards. I can’t recall the last time I paid full price for something.

--Cheese and crackers is my favorite snack.

--The newest series I’ve been watching on streaming is Prison Break.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Guard Duty.

PhotobucketRookie Police officer Valerie Salgado can identify a murderer who is probably a member of the crime syndicate that has plagued the town of Sagebrush, Texas for months. With a death threat hanging over her head, she has new responsibilities caring for her niece and proving herself as a member of the K-9 police unit.

When FBI agent Trevor Lewis comes into town looking for a fugitive, he offers her protection in exchange for her help. A troubled childhood has left more walls around Trevor’s heart than a maximum security prison.

The book is the third book in the Texas K-9 unit series. The first two books are Tracking Justice by Shirlee McCoy and Detection Mission by Margaret Daley.

What is it about your lead characters that will make your readers care about them?

Trevor the hero of the book has a very troubled background, but he has become a man of honor and integrity despite a difficult childhood. I love Valerie’s tenderness toward her niece, a little blond blue eyed cutie named Bethany. And I love how hard she works at her job.

But my favorite part of the whole book was the relationship that Valerie has with her canine partner Lexi, a female Rottweiler. I love writing about the bond between any dog and its owner. God made something special there.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

PhotobucketValerie is a redhead so I think maybe someone who looked like a younger Julianne Moore.




PhotobucketI picture Trevor as having some Latino heritage, kind of dark and mysterious so I would say that Raymond Cruz from The Closer would be great in that part




Who is one of your favorite authors?

Lately, I’ve been reading books from M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin Mystery series. I love cozy mysteries, especially English ones.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

The Hunger Games series. Could not put the books down, neglected home and work to finish it. It’s been a long time since a series captivated me like that and to think it was written for a YA audience.

What are you working on now?

Another Love Inspired Suspense with the working title of To Sarah for Safekeeping. Hero and Heroine fell in love as teenagers and had a child they gave up for adoption. The story takes place ten years later when they are reunited to uncover a slave labor operation.

I’m also working on continuity series due out the first part of 2014. This one is called The Protectors and is about illegal baby adoption ring and U.S. Marshalls.

Where else can readers find you online?

www.sharondunnbooks.net

The book can be purchased in fine book stores and online via the following buttons:






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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Why do Christian readers like Amish fiction so much? I don’t get it?

Thank you, Sharon, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Sharon has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, March 21. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Sharon's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Robin Caroll, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a signed copy of the book.

And see my post about an exciting new cell phone plan I started using in 2012. I'm thrilled with it--unlimited talk, text, and data for $49/month, with no contract. Send me an email through the "Email Trish" button, above, if you'd like me to send you a link to learn more about the phone plan and the income opportunity it presents.

Finally, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Kelly Long and Free Books!

PhotobucketIn love with a younger Amish man…

Before we visit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Scorned Justice, by Margaret Daley, is

campbellamyd@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways!

Now let's visit with novelist Kelly Long, author of Threads of Grace (Thomas Nelson, February 2013).

PhotobucketKelly Long’s fiction can be found on all CBA bestselling lists. She has a deep love for the Allegheny Mountain Amish people and grew up in Renovo, Pa.

She now resides with her husband and children and Bichon near Hershey, Pa.

Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.

--I hate Kleenexes in dryers.

--I can’t swim.

--I’d be an eagle if I could be a bird.

--I wish I would have finished the medical school track.

--I believe that writing is a terribly wonderful lonely job.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Threads of Grace.

PhotobucketSeth Wyse is a young, handsome runaround who marries the older woman of his dreams.

But wooing Grace Beiler and her autistic son is not as easy as it seems and Seth must grow in both his expectations of women and more importantly, in his faith, to win the woman he loves and the family he desires.

What is it about Seth that will make your readers care about him?

Seth is charming, handsome, secretive and truly, a hero’s hero.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

PhotobucketA young Robert Redford.






And a very beautiful Liz Taylor.Photobucket



Who is one of your favorite authors?

Beth Wiseman. She tells the truth.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Down River, by John Hart. Brillant triumph of human endurance against impossible odds.

What are you working on now?

The Amish of Ice Mountain Series for Broadman and Holman.

Where else can readers find you online?

Fans of Kelly Long FB, KellyLongAmish on Twitter, www.AmishLiving.com

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Why aren’t you writing?

Thank you, Kelly, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Kelly has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, March 18. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Kelly's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

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