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13 May 2011

Back Cover Blurb Authors and Books Revealed

Your hostess for this Clash is Lisa Lickel.
Read the excerpts here.
The Reveal
**Don't forget to keep adding entries to the book drawings by leaving comments here and on our Facebook page.    Both authors will be interviewed next week - come back and meet them in their own words! Take a moment to interact with them and answer their questions for you.

SQ Eads, "Sunny," is the author of Cover Blurb A, Angels in Cowboy Boots
ISBN: 978-1453627402


About the author: Sunny (SQ) Eads, an award winning author, was born and raised in southern Arizona. She received her higher education at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and flew several years with American Airlines. Her love of Arizona and the mountains surrounding the state are evident in all of her novels thus far. Sunny has lived in Arizona, New York, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Texas. Inspiration for her characters comes from the hero she married, her two lovely daughters and especially her six wonderful grandchildren.


About the book: Two years ago Sarah Bentley lost everything except her faith and it teeters in sync with her hesitant steps. Now a chance encounter with four-year-old Matt and his uncle, Dave McKeever, brings hope for the future with a job, a wonderful new place to live, and...dare she dream?...love. Active outdoors man, Dave McKeever, battles the instant attraction between them believing God can't possibly want him to marry a woman held together by titanium joints and steel rods when he needs a capable, athletic mate. Though God's love brings them up out of the valley of pain and death, can they trust Him not to thrust them there again?

Writing history: I've published five novels: Angels In Cowboy Boots, Arizona Aussie, Unlikely Partners, When Love is wRight, Arizona Redemption. Two chapters down on number six.

Sunny's Question to readers: What is most important to you in a book -- liking the characters, the theme, or the dialogue and interaction?

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Christine Lindsay is the author of Cover Blurb B, Shadowed in Silk.
ISBN: 978-0976544494

About the author: Christine Lindsay is an award-winning writer of Christian Inspirational Historicals. Shadowed in Silk is her debut novel, which won the 2009 ACFW Genesis award in the historical category. Christine, her husband, and their grownup family live in British Columbia, Canada. She loves being Nana to her 3 little grandsons.








About the book: She was invisible to those who should have loved her.

After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, where her husband is stationed with the British army. She has longed to go home to the land of glittering palaces and veiled women . . . but Nick has become a cruel stranger. It will take more than her American pluck to survive.

Major Geoff Richards, broken over the loss of so many of his men in the trenches of France, returns to his cavalry post in Amritsar. But his faith does little to help him understand the ruthlessness of his British peers toward the Indian people he loves. Nor does it explain how he is to protect Abby Fraser and her child from the husband who mistreats them.

Amid political unrest, inhospitable deserts, and Russian spies, tensions rise in India as the people cry for the freedom espoused by Gandhi. Caught between their own ideals and duty, Geoff and Abby stumble into sinister secrets . . . secrets that will thrust them out of the shadows and straight into the fire of revolution.

Writing history: Shadowed in Silk is Christine's debut novel, coming May 1 as an eBook, Sept. 1 for the printed version---First place winner of the 2009 ACFW Genesis for Historical. Her current work is Sofi's Bridge (formerly Hidden Light) and 2010 FHL Touched By Love 2nd place winner for a Historical. 

Christine's Question for readers: When you see that a novel is set in an international setting, does this make you bypass it for a story that is set at home in the US?


Come back on Monday for an interview with Sunny, and again on Wednesday for an interview with Christine. On Friday we'll post the Conqueror and the drawing winners for Sunny's book, When Love is wRight, and Christine's book, Shadowed in Silk (in either e-book or print format).


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7 comments:

Christine Lindsay said... Saturday, 14 May, 2011

What a wonderful sounding book you have written, Sunny. The back of your book blurb is succinct and draws the reader in. But then you are multi-published. No surprises there. Here's wishing you much success with this release. I'll be adding it to my to-be-read list. :o)

Christine Lindsay said... Saturday, 14 May, 2011

Oh I forgot to answer your question---what is most important in what I like to read. Character I suppose reigns supreme. But dialogue and interaction, especially in the romantic nature, between the 2 main characters. I like lots of exciting, dangerous things happening in a plot to basically make them suffer. Then the sweet joy when against all odds, God brings them together. I've got to be swept away.

Carrie L. Lewis said... Saturday, 14 May, 2011

Sunny's Question to readers: What is most important to you in a book -- liking the characters, the theme, or the dialogue and interaction?

I don't think I can define which elements of a novel are most important. They all are! A good novel is a package deal - just like a good car. I can't say the wheels are more important than the doors, the headlights or the engine in my car.


Christine's Question for readers: When you see that a novel is set in an international setting, does this make you bypass it for a story that is set at home in the US?

I don't think so. My library contains stories set in England, Scotland, India, China and many areas of the US, past and present.

If geographic location makes any difference at all, it's more likely to be toward a story set in an area I'm familiar with. For example, I'm more likely to pick up a book set in Michigan (where I used to live) or Kansas (where I now live) than in Oregon, let's say.

Christine Lindsay said... Saturday, 14 May, 2011

Interesting, Carrie. I'm the opposite. I guess I live in boring places so that a book on the Fraser Valley in British Columbia wouldn't draw me. I guess it all depends on where you come from. I'm also drawn by the exotic. But thank goodness, we don't all like the same things.

Jim Gardner said... Saturday, 14 May, 2011

Welcome, Christine!
I'm right there with you on wanting something vastly different from where I've lived. I want to see new places, learn their cultures, and step into life for the span of two books covers. So to answer your question, I'll pick up a book in a foreign setting lickety split. If it's set in the States, it had better be some place fresh--not, for example, Lancaster county, PA! :-)

April W Gardner said... Saturday, 14 May, 2011

Jim didn't really leave a post. It was just me, being a ditz signed into his account. Duh.
Glad to have you, Sunny! You gave us a tough question! As much as I love good dialogue, i think if I had to sacrifice one of those three, that would be the first to go. Then theme. A lovable strong character can take me any distance, through any theme, and even through a horde of typos!

Christine Lindsay said... Sunday, 15 May, 2011

LOL, April. And here I was thrilled to death that a male reader (your husband) wrote that he liked exotic settings. I guess that's because I'm hoping that a few male readers would like Shadowed in Silk. I sure wrote it, hoping they would.

Item Reviewed: Back Cover Blurb Authors and Books Revealed Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Lisa J Lickel
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