Today we welcome author Toni Shiloh to discuss her latest release, Buying Love.
Hi, Toni! How long have you been writing?
Toni: I’ve been seriously writing since I went back to school in 2010 to get my degree. However, most of my class assignments were for short stories, no more than 3,000 words. It wasn’t until 2014 that I made a New Year’s resolution to actually finish a story. That goal produced my first novella, A Life to Live.
Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
Toni: I adore romance. I’ve been reading romance since I was young. As I got older and devoted myself to Christ, romance books began to lack something for me. Now I write to show the world how God can make relationships better.
What are some of the references you used while researching your book?
Toni: My latest book, Buying Love, releases October 27th. I set it into a fictional town so that I could have the places in my mind. However, I was inspired by a town I passed through on my way to pick apples with my two boys. It seemed so quaint. My fictional town, Maple Run, is filled with maple trees so I wanted that to be important. I ended up researching how to tap maple trees for the syrup. And of course, recipes you can make from it.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Toni: So the fun thing about Buying Love is I wrote it November 2015 during NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month). For those of you who’ve never heard of it, you have to write 50,000 words in one month in order to be considered a winner. I was really nervous but once I got in my zone, the words flew. At the end of the month I finished writing Buying Love. It was such a great experience and I met many great writers during that month.
What do your plans for future projects include?
Toni: I’m working on the second book in the Maple Run series. I’m not ready to leave the characters yet. 🙂 You may also see something from me in the spring of 2017. *wink wink*
Thanks for stopping in, Toni!
Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but no one has proposed. Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money.
Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant. When he sees Nina’s monetary offer for a husband, he goes for it. He’s determined to save the legacy his dad left him, but can he let it go to prove his love for her?
Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?
Buy link: http://amzn.to/2deXj91
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the local Virginia Chapter.