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Christian Fiction Easter Party!

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Hi, Friends! Jericha Kingston here. Friday, March 24th from 6:00-9:00 p.m., please join authors Tamera Lynn Kraft, Darlene Franklin, Wanda Snow Porter, Joan Leotta, Amber Schamel, and me for a Christian Fiction Easter Party on Facebook. Fun, friends, and fiction… What could be better? Prizes, of course!

Log in to Facebook, type “Christian Fiction for Easter Party” in your Facebook search box, or simply click this.

Meet the authors, learn about their stories, and have a chance to win free books. Here are the authors and the times they’ll be available at the party:
6:00 pm Tamera Lynn Kraft
6:30 pm Jericha Kingston
7:00 pm Joan Leotta
7:30 pm Darlene Franklin
8:00 pm Wanda Porter
8:30 pm Amber Schamel

We hope you’ll join us. I’ll be giving away three Adobe PDFs of my eNovella Waiting for Lily Bloom. Here’s the storyline:

WaitingForLilyBloom_w11738_1K.225x225-75James Bloom has prayed three years for rain and five years for a wife. His dreams are demolished on Palm Sunday, 1935, when a catastrophic dust storm hits Oklahoma, and his neighbor’s niece has to ride out the storm at his house–-overnight. The next day he’s forced to marry her, an East coast city girl who can’t speak. Could this be God’s plan?

Condemned to marry to a stranger in the dusty Oklahoma wasteland, Lily Driggers longs for her home. Yet somehow her new husband is the only one who understands her silence.

As Easter approaches, Lily and James wonder if there is hope after the storm.

 

Joan Leotta’s book, Secrets of the Heart (Desert Breeze Publishers) is a novella, Part Four of a series called Legacy of Honor that deals with strong Italian-American women in time of war–WW2, Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Here’s the plot:

SecretsoftheHeartCoverArtPart One of the book takes readers to January, 1865. Two Union soldiers set out on a reconnaissance mission just before the battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Rinaldo DeBartolo wants to finish the mission and to return to Italy and his sweetheart, Emilia. When he and his partner, Walter, discover  hidden gold, a trail of secrets begins.

That trail winds through the Italian unification, two world wars, and a tangle of immigration to reach into Rome Italy in the 1990s at the time of Desert Storm. In a wonderful Roman spring, the descendents of the American De Bartolo family meet Rinaldo’s descendents at a delightful and delicious Easter dinner. Kathy Ann, the youngest of the clan, is working a gap year as a journalist intern. Kathy Ann’s writing endeavors and the family reunion become complicated by romance, stolen art,  and the discovery that not all secrets–even family secrets–are good ones.

You can find Joan’s book here. It’s available in both electronic and print versions. To find out more about Joan, visit her at her website or on Facebook.

Meet the other authors at our Facebook party!

**Contest rules:
You must be 18 to enter. Recipients must live in the US unless otherwise noted. Recipients will not hold Facebook liable in any way for the results of this contest. This contest is sponsored by the authors in the event. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with, Facebook. Winners will be notified on this event page on March 24, 2017 between 9:00 and 11:00 pm EDT. Winners have until March 25th at midnight EDT to contact the owners of this page with their mailing address. If winners fail to notify the owners of this page by the deadline, prizes will be forfeited.
HOW TO ENTER: Comment on the picture of the prize you are interested in according to the instructions. Multiple comments on the same prize will count as one entry.

 

Author Chat with Robin Patchen

Robin with Finding AmandaIt’s a thrill to seat one of our own, Robin Patchen, in the guest chair for today’s Author Chat. Robin has been, and continues to be, a vital member of the Quid Pro Quills. We wouldn’t be who we are without her! Today we’re celebrating with Robin on the release of her third book, Finding Amanda.

Robin is giving away a copy of Finding Amanda to one lucky winner! See below for details.

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QPQ: First things first, Robin, tell us what Finding Amanda is all about.

Robin:  Thank for hosting me. Before I jump in, let me just say that without my awesome critique partners here at Quid Pro Quills, Finding Amanda would be a mess, as would all my books. Y’all rock. Seriously.

On to the story:

Chef and popular blogger Amanda Johnson hopes publishing her memoir will provide healing and justice. Her estranged husband, contractor and veteran soldier Mark Johnson, tries to talk her out of it, fearing the psychiatrist who seduced her when she was a teen might return to silence her.

But Amanda doesn’t need advice, certainly not from her judgmental soon-to-be ex-husband. Her overconfidence makes her vulnerable when she travels out of town and runs into the abuser from her past. A kind stranger comes to her rescue and offers her protection.

Now Mark must safeguard his wife both from the fiend who threatens her life and from the stranger who threatens their marriage.

QPQ: What prompted you to write this story? What made it important to you?

Robin: That’s a funny story, actually. I was at the ACFW Conference in St. Louis in September of 2011. The conference took place at the St. Louis Hyatt at the Arch, and in the lobby of the hotel, there are these contemporary, box-like chairs. The first day I was there, I sat in one of those chairs, and I immediately didn’t like it. I’m a bit claustrophobic, and I thought, if someone were to sit on the coffee table, I’d be trapped. And then the wheels started turning. What if someone did? What if that someone were a villain? A person I’d been trying to avoid?

From that seed, the idea grew. Over the next few days while I sat in workshops and met authors and editors and agents, in the back of my mind, that seed germinated. Four days later on the eight-hour drive home, I came up with the basic plot. During the rest of September and October, I wrote a general outline and figured out who my characters were, and then in November, I participated in National Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo—and wrote over fifty thousand words. I finished the novel in January. It’s been waiting for publication ever since.

QPQ: What better place to birth a story than the ACFW Conference! What do you hope readers will take away from Finding Amanda?

Robin: I write my stories to entertain, so I hope people walk away feeling like they’ve been on an exciting, suspenseful ride.

But I hope people find a nugget of truth in it, too. Too many people—and I used to be one of them—believe they are defined by their past mistakes. Both the hero and the heroine in this book have something shameful in their past, and both of them have to face it and be free of it in order to embrace their future together. Like Amanda and Mark, I have some pretty ugly stuff in my past, but I’m not defined by my failures. I’m not even defined by my successes. We are all defined by God, who knows everything about us and loves us anyway.

QPQ: Amen to that! You’re already a multi-published author with a well-known agent. Walk us through your thought process as you decided to self-publish Finding Amanda.

Robin: That’s an excellent question. My agent, the brilliant Chip MacGregor, tried to sell Finding Amanda and didn’t have any luck. We talked about taking the book to smaller publishers, but Chip encouraged me to self-publish instead. He thought I could get more traction and might be happier if I had more control over the process. I was nervous about it—nervous enough that it’s taken me a year to take his advice. But after much prayer and the gentle prodding of kind friends, I tentatively stepped in.

QPQ: What is the single most important tip you have for someone thinking about self-publishing a novel?

Robin: Don’t self-publish a bad book. And unless your mother and your best friend are publishing professionals, they can’t tell you if your book is good or bad. Find good critique partners (hint: they’re not all good—and mine are the best) and take their advice. Then hire a great editor who can help you reshape your book into the best possible story. Then after you’ve made the story as good as you can, hire a proofreader. Until you’ve done all of those things, you’re not ready. You just may learn as you go through the editing process is that the book isn’t where it should be. If you publish a book that isn’t ready, you can do irreparable damage to your career as a novelist.  And there are enough bad books on the market already. Let yours be one of the great ones.

QPQ: Great advice. What’s coming next from author Robin Patchen?

Robin: This summer, I hope to publish the story of how the hero and heroine from Finding Amanda met. It’s a novella-length romance that takes place in Providence, Rhode Island, right after September 11th. After that, only God knows.

QPQ: And finally, where can readers connect with you on-line?

Robin: Visit my webpage at http://robinpatchen.com/. If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll receive a free e-cookbook of Amanda’s favorite recipes, which has all the recipes mentioned in the book with a few more thrown in, just for fun. It also has excerpts from Finding Amanda.

You can also find me through my freelance editing website, https://robinsredpen.wordpress.com/. Join my newsletter there and receive updates and occasional specials related to editing.

And of course I’d love for you to buy my book. It’s available at:

findingamandaAmazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Amanda-inspirational-Robin-Patchen-ebook/dp/B00VN0STLI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1428171089&sr=8-3&keywords=robin+patchen

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-amanda-robin-patchen/1121693795?ean=2940151640039

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/finding-amanda/id982982402?mt=11

Kobo:  https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/finding-amanda

Giveaway: Leave a comment for Robin here and include your e-mail address. Do it securely, such as writer[at]jumbo[dot]com so the bots don’t pick it up. It’s that simple! A winner in the 48 contiguous states will have their choice of paperback or e-book. A winner from Alaska, Hawaii and other countries will receive an e-book copy. Drawing takes place on Sunday, May 3rd, at or about 5:00pm Central. 

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2015 in Author Chat, Giveaway, Robin Patchen

 

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Saving Eric: Author Chat with Joannie Deneve

Has winter’s onslaught left you shivering? Do you crave the warmth of a fireplace? Today’s chills–and sizzle–are brought to you by author Joannie Deneve. Here’s the declassified account of her new novel, Saving Eric.

QPQ: Welcome back, Joannie! What a thrilling start to 2015. You’re living an author’s dream—two book releases in two months. Cakewalk, right?

JD: Thank you, Jericha. I love chatting with you. Yes. Thrilling and a dream come true, for sure; but cake walk? Not so much. My daughter asked me the other day the classic question: “Mom, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have still pursued your dream of writing and publishing a novel?” And I’d have to say, “Yes. I would. But I’m so glad I didn’t know then.” Bottom line, Jericha, I’ve learned so much over the past three years. I’ve gained skills and met some of the most phenomenal people on the planet. Cakewalk, no. Worth it? Yes times a million.

QPQ: So your journey to publication was a process. Tell us about Saving Eric.

JD: Glad to! I’m a wounded-hero junkie, so it was inevitable that my book would have a larger-than-life hero who must overcome challenges to accomplish his goal. Saving Eric is a character-driven story of how God rescues and changes broken people and then uses those people to reach and effect change in others. It’s not an action spy thriller, though there are elements of suspense and intrigue. And while it’s also not a typical romance, there is definitely enough romance to satisfy that desire in a reader. Here’s the premise as found on the back cover:

Templetons don’t break down. Even when their worlds are falling apart.

Eric Templeton’s well-ordered life as a top CIA agent is shattered when a traitor within the agency plots to have him eliminated. Sent on a bogus mission to Africa, Eric is ambushed and critically wounded. A helicopter pilot flies him to a remote mission hospital where Dr. Brock Whitfield and his daughter Ellie work to save his life.

If Eric survives, his life may never be the same, and he still has to deal with the traitor who wants him dead. Eric wants justice, but Brock and Ellie know that Eric’s survival is the least of his worries. What he needs most is mercy and truth.

QPQ: I adore this premise. As capable as he is, Eric is wounded. Adrift. What’s his desire?

JD: Great question. His life has been turned upside down, and the people he trusted the most have proven to be untrustworthy. His main desire at first is to expose the traitor within the agency and somehow see justice served for the crimes committed against himself and many other innocent people.

QPQ: The theme of acceptance runs through Saving Eric. How does this shape Eric’s character?Saving_Eric_front_cover

JD: Eric has an unconscious and almost obsessive need to perform in order to obtain acceptance from his harsh and demanding father. Failure is never an option for a Templeton. One by one, God begins removing the props of perfectionism from Eric so that he has no place to look but to God. I love how our gracious God relentlessly removes all our props so that we have to fall into His arms.

QPQ: Lies, greed, and murder…. Eric has a vicious enemy who thrives in a lucrative position. What can Eric teach us about fighting enemies stronger than we are?

JD: A great question! At the beginning of his career, Eric Templeton is the agency’s golden boy. But when one of his superiors goes rogue, Eric becomes the poster boy for trying (and failing) to defeat enemies in his own strength. In fairness, his atheistic father had drilled into Eric the need to rely on himself and expect no help from others, much less God. That’s why God backs Eric into a corner until he has no choice but to cry out for God’s help.

QPQ: That’s powerful, Joannie. Tell us about Eric’s leading lady.

JD: I love Ellie Whitfield. She has her own wounds that the reader will discover as the story unfolds. Ellie is a great example of the transformation that occurs when one experiences unconditional love and the grace of God. A love affair gone wrong drove Ellie from the States to the remote medical mission in Angola, Africa, to work with her father. As a trained physician’s assistant, Ellie helps her father with the medical cases.

QPQ: Eric sustains a life-threatening injury that results in great loss. I suspect you left a piece of your heart in that wrenching scene.

JD: You’re so right, Jericha. I cried as I wrote many of the pages. As Eric’s creator, I hated to put him through such adversity. Saving Eric is a work of fiction, but think of what God must feel when we must go through hard things for our (or someone else’s) greater good.

QPQ: What an intense correlation. Where can we find Saving Eric?

JD: Depending on your preference, you may order a print copy, a digital copy, or visit my publisher.

QPQ: Last question–if you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

JD: Another great question: My wonderful son, Jeremiah, the doctor who was my medical consultant for Saving Eric, took me to Israel and Rome last year. It was the trip of my dreams. Now since I’ve been to the “mountain top and have seen the Holy Land,” I’d really like to go again. I’d take time to absorb the beauty and significance of that blessed place where our Lord walked, taught, and ultimately died to obtain the salvation for mankind. What a savior!

QPQ: Amen. Thank you for joining us, Joannie! May God continue to bless your writing.

Joannie loves to hear from her readers. You will find her at her web site, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Joannie is giving away a copy of Saving Eric Monday, March 2, 2015. **For your chance to win, guess the following!** 

Joannie loves Disneyworld. If she could be any character at Disneyworld, who would she choose?

~ Jericha Kingston

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in Author Chat, Giveaway, Interview

 

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Interview with Author Tracie Peterson

Welcome, Friends! Each day is a blessing, but today we’re truly blessed to connect with Tracie Peterson.

Tracie is the best-selling, award winning author of over 100 books. Her work in historical romance garnered her the Best Western Romance Author of 2013 by True West Magazine. She was given the Life Time Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers in 2011 and the Career Achievement Award in 2007 from Romantic Times, as well as multiple best book awards.

Tracie has been married to Jim for over 35 years and enjoys working with him on historical research for each of her books. They make their home in the mountains of Montana. They have three grown children and three grandchildren, one collie dog and three cats.

QPQ: Thank you for joining us, Tracie. Congratulations on your latest release, Steadfast Heart!

TP: Thank you. I’m really excited about this new book which starts a brand new series.

QPQ: Tell us where you grew up. Do you feel your formative years shaped your writing?

TP: I grew up in Kansas. My mother used to give me a piece of paper and a pencil at church in order to keep me quiet. She urged me to write a story and then after church she would listen to my story. I believe this really helped my creative process. I knew I’d get my mother’s undivided attention if I had a story to tell. Then when I got to high school I wanted to take creative writing, but it was a class you had to apply for with a sample of your work. The teacher rejected me as not showing enough talent or creativity. That only served to make me more determined to write, so I started studying books about writing and paying close attention to what I loved or hated about a specific story. It served me well and helped me to hone my skills.

QPQ: We’re so thankful you persevered. Did you know you were an author, or did it surprise you?

TP: I knew I was a storyteller. I loved to tell stories to my friends, to write stories and to share them wherever I could. I really didn’t hold out a lot of hope that I could write full-time, but then God opened the doors for this to be a ministry. I still find myself amazed that I get to do something I love so much and serve God all at the same time.

QPQ: You could write any genre. Why do you write Christian Fiction?

TP: It’s a ministry, as I said. I want my books to do three things. My 3E’s. I want the story to entertain. I also want it to educate, so I do all sorts of research to make the historical aspect as accurate as possible. Third, I want the story to encourage the reader in God’s love and hope. I share the Gospel message in each book and try to offer Biblical application for daily living, all while weaving it into the lives of my characters. The letters I get from the readers have proven to me that the books are changing lives. I’ve received letters that talk about the reader finding God or finding their way back to their faith. I’ve even had readers tell me that the books have given them the courage to face life and their problems. It’s amazing to me how God has used this passion of mine to better the lives of others, as well as my own.

QPQ: What a powerful testimony of God’s grace. He’s faithful. Tell us about your latest release, Steadfast Heart.

STEADFAST_HEARTTP: Steadfast Heart is book one in the Brides of Seattle series. I wanted to create a story that dealt with a sort of mail-order bride, but with a twist. This series deals with three zany old ladies who run a bridal finishing school. The story focuses on Lenore who has a love at first sight experience with a man whose come looking for his sister. Kolbein Booth arrives in Seattle almost certain that the advertisement for young women to come to the bridal school is just a cover for a brothel. He ends up enlisting the help of Abrianna Cunningham, an on-going character in the series who happens to be the ward of the 3 old ladies. Through twists and turns Lenore and Kolbein manage to realize their love for each other, but not without great obstacles.

QPQ: What a predicament! Is Lenore an introvert or extrovert?

TP: She’s more of an introvert while her best friend Abrianna is definitely an extrovert and often drives her crazy. Lenore has been raised in a wealthy family and taught all the finer arts of being a woman of society. Being such she’s been talk to be quiet and obedient, but there’s a fire deep inside of her that won’t allow her to be passed over or taken for granted.

QPQ: Kolbein sounds impulsive. Is he?

TP: He’s not really impulsive. In fact, when he finds himself in love with Lenore, he doesn’t see the logic in it. He’s a lawyer so he likes the facts laid out and for everything to make sense. Falling in love at first sight is rather impulsive and doesn’t make any sense. It perplexes him to have come with one purpose to Seattle, only to find a entirely different situation to consider.

QPQ: Poor Kolbein! You’ve hooked us, Tracie. Where can we find Steadfast Heart?

TP: You can get this book from any local bookstore or online.

QPQ:  What else is up and coming in this series?

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TP: Refining Fire is book two in the series and will be out next June. Book three, Love Everlasting, is slated to come out in October. The entire series is set in Seattle and will deal with the Great Fire that destroyed most of downtown Seattle in 1889, as well as follow the romances of three very special ladies.

QPQ: Where may readers find other books you’ve written?

TP: They can check out my website for information on all of my books and some of the upcoming titles as well. They may also find me on Facebook.

QPQ: One final question: Please tell us your favorite hobby.

TP: Reading is my favorite hobby and mainstay. I’ve always been a strong reader which I believe has definitely lent itself to stimulating my desire to write. I always appreciate a great story in both non-fiction and fiction. I hope heaven has a massive library and we get time to read.

QPQ: So do we, Tracie. Thank you for being our guest! We wish you continued success. God bless you!

 ***Tracie is giving away a copy of Steadfast Heart to one of our readers on Monday, February 16th, 2015! Leave a comment to be entered. We’ll contact the winner via email.

~ Jericha Kingston

 

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Christmas Movies – Book Giveaway!

ChristmasCollageThere’s something special about Christmas movies. We look forward to watching them every December. They usher in the Christmas season.

My favorites are the classics. Those made back when values and morals were still as black and white as the films. At the end of the story, you walk away with the warm feeling that everything is as it should be. In a word, satisfied.

Candice’s new Christmas story, Silver White Winters, delivers that same sense of ending satisfaction. (Hallmark channel … are you listening?)

I’m going to give someone a kindle copy of this book. To win, just name all three movies represented in the photo. Think hard! I’ll pick the winner on Saturday, December 20, 2015. Be sure and leave your e-mail address to enter.

~Pegg Thomas

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2014 in Giveaway, Pegg Thomas

 

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Author Spotlight on Candice Sue Patterson

Silver White Winters

It’s a joy to interview our own Candice Sue Patterson, and offer you a chance to win a fabulous gift in Candice’s GIVEAWAY! But first, throw another log on the fire, don your fuzzy slippers, and join us as we focus on Candice’s new Christmas story, Silver White Winters!

QPQ: Candice, what was your inspiration for Silver White Winters?

CSP: Long before I started brainstorming my second My Favorite Things-themed book, a story about a country music singer had been congealing in my mind. Since the story is set in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, a good friend suggested I should tie coal mining into the story. At the time, the Freedom Industries chemical spill in Charleston, WV, was dominating headlines because thousands of people were without water for weeks. This company supplies specialty chemicals for the mining industry. I started researching coal mining after I decided this was the perfect occupation for my hero and discovered the mountaintop removal controversy that West Virginians have been fighting Massey Energy over for years. I was appalled. It made me want to hop in my car, drive to the mountains, and join the fight. God worked it out in my head how to build my fictional story around this and connect it to the hero’s personal struggle, which has nothing to do with mining. Coal Mountain itself became a character of sorts, along with the main characters.

QPQ: Why Appalachia?

CSP: One of my favorite Christmas movies as a kid was Smoky Mountain Christmas with Dolly Parton. Dolly played a singer who’d had it with fame and the music business and flees to a cabin in Tennessee for Christmas, and I wanted my story to have that warm holiday feel. I used the Appalachian Mountains for Silver White Winters because my mom’s dream is to hike the Appalachian Trail someday. This book is dedicated to her.

I’ve also discovered that West Virginian’s are a good, hard-working, and very tough group of folks. They fight for what they believe in. That makes this setting all the more special.

QPQ: What about Lane and Raelynn will appeal to readers?

CSP: They’re real. They have dreams—some that panned out and some that didn’t. They’ve both made good and bad choices, some that’ve brought paralyzing regret. We can all connect with those things on some level. They’re both passionate about what they do. Finally, they have a history together.

QPQ: What do you want readers to take away most from Silver White Winters?

CSP: The story is really about seeking God’s will for our lives. I pray each reader will search themselves for what talents and abilities they possess and then find a way to use them for God’s glory.

QPQ: What is it about Christmas romances that you enjoy writing?

CSP: Christmas is a season of love. A love so strong that God chose to send His son to earth to die for our sins. There’s no greater love. Since I write romance, I enjoy weaving human love around the story of the ultimate love.

QPQ: Thank you for sharing your heart with us, Candice! We wish you continued success in your writing. Would you please share your blurb and an excerpt from Silver White Winters?

CSP: I’d love to!

She thought she had it all. Until she discovered the treasures in the snow.

          Country music singer/songwriter Raelynn Rivers is a has-been. According to the latest gossip magazines, that is. Her last number-one hit was six years ago, and her songwriting ability has vanished. Her foundering career is all she has left, and she’s determined to once again hold the title of “Country Music Queen.” But Raelynn’s dreams are derailed when a coal mine collapses in her home town of Eve Hollow, West Virginia, trapping her daddy and brother inside.

            The man in charge of the mine rescue is Lane Ryan, her childhood best friend and the former fiancé she abandoned twelve years ago for her career. In the snow-covered mountains of Appalachia, Raelynn reconnects with family and rediscovers her musical abilities—and her faith. And no one inspires her more than Lane. She’s finally ready for a relationship, but the secret Lane carries around is as big as Coal Mountain.

            Will Raelynn sacrifice her title, or say goodbye to Lane forever?

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“Are you sure about this?” Lane squeezed the trigger on the can of fake snow, spurting the junk on the window and into his face.

Rae plugged in a fifty-foot strand of colored bulbs, covering her black sweater in multi-colored polka dots. “I know it’s cheesy, but cheesy is a nice change for me.”

“I take it you don’t do cheesy at your mansion in Tennessee?”

She picked at her fingernails. “I haven’t really done Christmas the last two years. Once, I was in rehab for the holidays, and the other, I’d just gotten out. Didn’t feel very Christmassy.”

The thought of her spending the holidays alone tore his gut. He knew, in a way, what that felt like. “So what’s the place like the rest of the year?”

“Big. Lonely.”

Guilt slithered around his neck and squeezed like an anaconda. He focused on the window. Another spray of synthetic fluff hit the glass and flew into the air. He coughed. “You’re gonna be around to clean this mess, right?”

Rae walked to him and linked her arms around his waist. She stared at the strings on his hooded sweatshirt. “I really don’t need such a big house, since I’m the only one who lives in it. Now might be a good time to downsize. Or share it with someone.” Ever so slowly, her gaze trailed up his neck to meet his.

Lane chocked the aerosol can in his grip to keep himself in check. The woman could set his body on fire with a mere bat of her dark, curly eyelashes. “Rae, we need to talk.”

“A man who wants to talk?”

He tried to smile back but couldn’t. “Yeah.”

She arched away. “Uh-oh. You haven’t changed your mind about us, have you?”

He pressed his palm to her cheek. “Of course not. I love you.”

She relaxed against him. “I love you, too.”

Lane drew a breath and released it. “If we’re gonna plan a future together, there are some things we’ve got to work out first.”

She rested her head against his chest. “Future. I like the sound of that. But can we talk about it later? It’s been a perfect day, one of the best I’ve had in years, and I don’t want to spoil it.”

“OK.” He exhaled, rubbing circles on her back. “We’ll talk about it later.”

Coward.

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QPQ: That’s awesome! Where can we find Silver White Winters?

CSP: At AmazonChristianbook.comPelican Book Group, or Barnes & Noble.

QPQ: Great. And where can readers find you?

CSP: I’m on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

**** Readers, Candice is hosting a GIVEAWAY! She’s offering an eCard, redeemable for the entire collection of PBG Christmas Extravaganza 2014 stories. That’s 11 eBooks for free! To enter, 1) Share this interview, and 2) Leave a comment or question for Candice below. The winner will be posted in the comment section of this blog Monday, December 8th! ****

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Candice Sue Patterson studied at the Institute of Children’s Literature and is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons in a restored farmhouse overtaken by books. When she’s not tending to her chickens, splitting wood, or decorating cakes, she’s working on a new story.get-attachment

Candice writes Modern Vintage Romance—where the past and present collide with faith. Her debut novella Bright Copper Kettles is available now.

 

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Miracle In a Dry Season Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Miracle In a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas! Click the Rafflecopter link below to get started. Giveaway ends at midnight Saturday, September 6, 2014. Read Sarah’s interview about this book. Best wishes!

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Giveaway

 

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