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Monday, December 11, 2017

LoRee Peery and Free Books!

Will a key unlock a lonely author and a shop owner’s wounded hearts, as well as their matching jewelry?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the e-copy of Murder in Disguise, by Donn Taylor, is:


Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. 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! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist LoRee Peery, author of the contemporary Christian romance, Christmas Trinkets (White Rose Publishing, December, 2017).

Christian romance author LoRee Peery writes to feel alive, as a way of contributing, and to pass forward the hope of rescue from sin. She writes of redeeming grace with a sense of place. LoRee clings to I John 5:4 and prays her family sees that faith.

She has authored the Frivolities Series and other e-books. Her desire for readers, the same as for her characters, is to discover where they fit in this life journey to best work out the Lord’s life plan.

She is who she is by the grace of God: Christian, country girl, wife, mother, grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of one, sister, friend, and author. She’s been a reader since before kindergarten.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

Perfume has never been my thing. I prefer naturals like essential oils, especially lavender.

I come across far fewer perfume-wearing people these days. I don't know if that's a change in my environment or a social change. I know plenty of people allergic to perfume. I'm only allergic to people who slap on way too much! 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Christmas Trinkets.

She was looking for coffee and conversation. He was looking for a quiet place to write. What they found was a connection that would make this Christmas unforgettable.

Hayley Wolfe shares a kinship with the lost and lonely. Growing up without a father taught her that you can’t always count on people. Her strong faith in God taught her that her Heavenly Father is unshakable. When she meets Kameron Kohl at her antiques and coffee shop, she’s immediately drawn to his warmth and charm.

After being abandoned on the steps of a church as a baby, Kameron has spent his life rejecting God and meaningful relationships. But Kameron never expected to meet Hayley. Her faith in Christ, her inner beauty and selfless openness towards strangers, has Kameron falling hard. Hayley wants to investigate further the connection between Kameron's keychain and her locket. As friendship turns to love, Hayley will have to rely on God to soften Kameron’s heart. Will the connection between their Christmas Trinkets lead them to love or unanswerable questions?

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

Hearts go out to orphans. Abandoned on the church steps, Kameron always felt his birth was a mistake. He loses himself in the fictional characters he creates and makes heroes out of those lost youth. Deep down, he wants love and acceptance. He’s had that assurance, as well as biblical promises, but they’ve stayed in his head and not reached his heart. Until he meets Hayley.

How much prep work do you usually do before you start writing a novel?

Each book is different. Sometimes I have a lot to start with, other times it’s only one thing. The last story I brainstormed began with a pig’s squeal. Tons of random thoughts came to me while I waited in the hospital for my husband’s pre-and post-op surgery. I give myself a week to know my characters and to get a sense of the plot points for the story. They end in HEA, of course, since I write romance.

I love those random thoughts! Some real gems in there, sometimes.

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

A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham. Country and city, romance and comedy. I find it difficult to write humorous phrases or scenes, so love it when I laugh out loud as I read another author. Different cultures, family, serious moments, swoon-worthy times, a dream-worthy hero, and strong heroine. The book had it all.

What are you working on now?

I’m figuring out the last scene in Courting Country. Then I’ll go through the whole story and layer in details like emotion. My next Christmas novella is a seed right now that will be fleshed out soon. I’m waiting for a sign such as that pig’s squeal to get me going.

Where else can readers find you online?

Pelican Book Club profile: http://tinyurl.com/kwz9enk

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

If you could go into a bookstore and buy any book, what would be your first choice? Mine is romantic suspense, especially by authors I follow.

Thank you, Trish, for the opportunity to be your guest today.

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Unknown said...

I would go for romantic suspense. This is a new to me author. I would love to get to know her through her books!

Cherie J said...

I would probably go with picking out an anthology since it would give me a chance to try a variety of authors. I have discovered some great new ones that way.


LoRee Peery said...

Lillian, I see we have the same taste. Thank you for taking the time to read the post.

LoRee Peery said...

Cherie, I enjoy anthologies as well. Thanks for posting a comment.

LoRee Peery said...

Trish, thanks for hosting me here today. I've enjoyed my time with you. It's kind of fun to have similar last names.

Kelly Blackwell said...

Oh I am the WORST at bookstores. I get myself right over the the Christian Fiction section and kind of let my fingers fly. I never know what books is going to call to me. I love a romantic suspense but sometimes it is all about the cover. I literally will pull just about every book with a title that draws me in. If the cover rocks...I'm in.


Jan H said...

I love reading Christian fiction of all kinds. What I would buy would depend on my mood. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

Anonymous said...

I was looking for books by a specific author this week in a BAM but when I didn’t find any I had to order online from CBD. They were Christian crime/suspense type.
Gail Hollingsworth

Anonymous said...

I like Christian suspense. Your books sound awesome. Hope to read one soon roseblackard(at)Gmail(dot)com. Thank you

Library Lady said...

My first choice would be to head to the Christian Fiction section and pick out a Mystery/Suspense book.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.

Paula Shreckhise said...

I would gravitate to 5h3 Historical Christian Fiction area. Probably to Roseanna White or Kristi Ann Hunter to buy the books I don’t have in their series. Thanks for the chance to win. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

LoRee Peery said...

My dear hubs is preparing for surgery and I neglected to check back in due to busyness with his appointments. Thanks for all the good comments.
Kelly, I can "see" your fingers flying.
Jan, I sometimes read according to my mood as well.
Gail, I like the choice you went with.
Rose, thanks for your kind words about my books.
Janet, sounds like we're likeminded.
Paula, thanks for mentioning authors I haven't become acquainted with.
And Trish, you have great readers!

Melanie Backus said...

I love Christian fiction.



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