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Monday, September 9, 2019

Lillian Duncan and Free Books!

Trapped in a basement, wearing only a T-shirt. The dirt is his—the blood is hers.

Before we meet today's author, I first want to apologize to my readers and featured authors for my delay in posting my author interviews for the past two weeks. If I may briefly share something personal: my adult son was in a near-fatal accident while on vacation in Kauai last week. Many of you have followed the unfolding of events in my Facebook posts, and your prayers have been an extremely moving blessing.

We are still very much focused on his recovery--he's staying with me during that process. So my normal activities have been curtailed some, and your continued prayers for my son, Tucker, are very much appreciated.

That said, I'm trying to resume some normalcy amidst the chaos, so here we go.

Today there will be two featured authors. But first, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Lord of Her Heart, by Sherrinda Ketchersid, 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 learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet today's first novelist, Lillian Duncan, author of the romantic suspense novel, Trapped (Harbourlight Books; September 2019).

Lillian Duncan… turning faith into fiction.

Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

She loves to write stories that entertain but also demonstrate God’s love for all of us.

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

I’m very short—only 4’8”.

As is said about my two favorite dancers on So You Think You Can Dance, "small but mighty!" 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Trapped.

Angelina has the perfect life—until she’s kidnapped. Even though she’s rescued, she continues to be trapped by the memories she can’t forget. But as she takes steps to become healthier, she begins to have delusions that someone is still after her—are they delusions or reality?

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

We get to watch her go from being a selfish heiress to someone who really cares about others and is willing to go beyond the expected to help others.

Who is one of your favorite mainstream authors?

There are too many to pick just one—but I’ll try. I love James Patterson’s books, especially the Alex Cross novels.

I get you on that question. I love many authors, and it's difficult to pick one above the others.

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

Meet in the Middle by LoRee Peery. I’m not a big romance novel fan, but this novel is sweet and cute. It was fun to read. Perfect for the beach.

What are you working on now?

I’m in the middle of edits for my next book—Jane Doe. And I’m busy promoting Trapped as well as The David Years. The David Years was released in August and is the second in my Puzzle House series.

Where else can readers find you online?

My blog/website is at www.lillian-duncan.com

The book is available for purchase online via the following button:

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

How do you pick books? From the cover? From the back cover blurb? Or just on the reputation of the author?

Thank you, Lillian, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your novel. Readers, Lillian has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Be sure to check out today's bonus featured author interview with Lori Bates Wright, below. Lori will discuss her new release, and there will be a separate drawing for a free copy of her book.

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Melanie Backus said...

I am certainly intrigued by this book! A good cover with a great title always draws me to a book but then I read the blurb. I am either caught right there or know that I am not interested.
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Trudy said...

Hello! You're a new to me author, but the book sounds really good! I don't look at covers, to be honest. I'm drawn in my the author and the blurb. There are some authors that I'll read anything by, and there are some that I know to check a bit further on before deciding to buy.

Lillian Duncan said...

Hi Melanie,

Covers are important to me as well but then again you can't judge a book by its cover. At least that's what they say.

Lillian Duncan said...

Hi Trudy,

I'm glad we could connect. I don't know what your favorite genre is but I mostly write suspense. I have one series--PUZZLE HOUSE--that is not suspense but simply a Christian Fiction story.

Alicia Haney said...

Hi Trish, there is no need to Apologize, I am very happy that your son is home recovering and I will continue to pray for his healing. Whenever I pick a book to read, I look at the cover first and then I read the blurb, and if it sounds good, I will give it a try. I also like to read book reviews on them, and if it is a book from an author that I like their books, I go by that also. I enjoyed reading this blog, I am very interested in reading this book, it sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner! I also enjoyed the author interview, getting to know the author a little more. Have a Great week. God Bless you. aliciabhaney (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Gail H. said...

If the cover catches my eye, then I’ll read the back to see if it sounds like something I’d enjoy. Most of my go to authors are automatically on my list of books to read.

Alice said...

Hi Lilian. This book sounds interesting. I generally pick books from the same genre, romantic suspense. The back cover blurb has to sell me.

Trish Perry said...

I go by reviews and then by reader input on Amazon. Book covers definitely draw me in, if I haven't yet heard of the book. Then the cover copy has to intrigue me. Since moving across country, because I've newly joined a couple of book clubs, the clubs' reading materials have dictated some of my recent choices. I've changed a little, though, over the last few years--if I'm about a third of the way into the book and am finding it too much of a slog, I move on to another book. I suppose it has to do with how valuable one's reading time becomes as time passes!

Vivian Furbay said...

What a mysterious story and full of suspense. Sure would like to red this one. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com



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