3 Questions Wednesday with Tanya Eavenson

Happy Wednesday! Today the Inspired Prompt welcomes inspirational romance author, Tanya Eavenson. We’re so happy you could join us. First question:

Who is your favorite author?

Tanya: I’m not sure I have a favorite … although I can list a few authors I read often. Let’s see, Karen Witemeyer, Robin Hatcher, Laura Frantz, and Elizabeth Camden. However, reading, for me, started with Lori Wick’s series, The English Garden. I love the biblical aspects of her stories and how the characters feel like family. After reading the series, I knew the Lord was calling me to write. What an impact she has had on my life–God using her writing to take this non-writer to published author.

Wonderful authors! We will keep a lookout for Lori’s books.  Next question…

 If you could write about anyone or anything fiction/nonfiction who or what would you write about?

Tanya: If I had to write about anyone or anything, I’m not sure I would change from what I’m doing now. I love watching my characters come to life on the page and putting them in situations where they need to cling to the Lord, just like us. It’s where fiction and non-fiction collide, with the realization that we all need a Savior. When my characters point to Jesus, and a reader needs to hear those words at that moment, it’s all the more reason to continue the journey the Lord has set before me.

Great answer. 🙂 Last question:

If you could spend time with a character from your book or another book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

Tanya: Ooh, I’d enjoy spending time with Trent, the hero from my new release, The RESCUE, and his cowhands, Matthew, Blake, and Pete. They can poke fun at each other but are extremely loyal and willing to risk it all to protect one another, and those they love.

What would I be doing? Hanging out at the ranch, of course! 😊

Sounds like a fun and rewarding day. Thanks so much for dropping by!

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The Rescue

Sometimes the path to freedom is found in an unexpected future.

Upon the death of her mother, Rosalind Standford’s life shatters, the pieces scattering to the wind when she is forced into a betrothal to a cunning banker. But when a telegram arrives announcing the man who captured her heart is on a train to Boston, Rosalind must hide her true feelings before the thin cord of her existence unravels the deadly secrets she keeps.

Cowboy Trent Easton returns to his roots in Boston society to find his childhood friend, the love of his heart. Instead, he finds a broken woman engaged to a man close to her father’s age. Though she once rejected him, when Trent learns she’s in danger, he determines to do whatever it takes to keep her safe—even taking her to the altar in the black of night. But will his name and the remote wilds of his Texas ranch be enough to protect her? Or will freedom cost them their lives?

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Tanya Eavenson is an international bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. You can find her at her website http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/

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Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy

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Today we’re going to meet a few of the gals from the new box set of Christian winter romances called Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy. Please welcome, Tanya Eavenson, Liwen Y. Ho, and Cindy Flores Martinez .

 

Hi, ladies! How long have you been writing?

Tanya: I’ve been writing since 2007.

Cindy: I published my first novel two and half years ago.

Liwen: I started blogging and writing freelance articles 4 years ago and writing fiction 2 years ago.

Cindy, why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?

Cindy: I started writing fiction because I had a romantic comedy screenplay that I wrote and tried to produce as a film. When I didn’t find the success I wanted, I decided to turn it into a novel. Since then, most of my stories have been romantic comedy because it’s just the easiest genre for me to write. My thoughts and personality are a lot like those of my characters. I’ve tried to write other genres, but it’s always a struggle and it makes me feel as if I’m not being myself.

Tanya, what are some of the references you used while researching your book?

Tanya: The setting for To Gain a Mommy is in Florida where I grew up. Living in the ‘Sunshine State’ we visited many beaches but Melbourne was the one we’d spent the most time since it was less touristy. When I first came up with the storyline, I needed a venue to hold my Death by Chocolate fundraiser. I ended up doing a Google search for wedding venues and fell in love with The Courtyard at the Oaks. I contacted the owner, Mark Petroni, and after he sent me several pictures of the facility, I knew it was perfect. How perfect? You’ll have to read the novella! =)

Liwen, what did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Liwen: The thing I enjoyed most about writing my story was how different it was from the other books I’ve written. I chose to write about what happens after the “happily ever after”, specifically about a married couple’s ups and downs. It was a challenge, but I enjoyed showing how a relationship changes and grows over time and how God can redeem a marriage, even one that seemed beyond repair.

Tanya, what do your plans for future projects include?

Tanya: I still plan on publishing contemporary romance novels as well as novellas, but I’m changing gears slightly to include historical romance. I’m working on a series of novels set in the late 1800’s. The first novel in the ALL ROADS LEAD TO TEXAS series is called The Rescue which will be releasing spring 2017! Each heroine has circumstances that will drive them to a small town in Texas. This series has been such an adventure to write and I’m looking forward to introducing them to my readers.

Thanks so much, ladies, for dropping by!


Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy: 7 Christian Winter Romances

kkbj_3dcoverSnuggle up with seven brand new, never before published Christian winter romances from bestselling and award-winning authors. Kids and babies abound in this collection of novellas that will warm your heart all winter long.

One Winter Kiss – Lindi Peterson – Deena Ross travels to Ohio to try and sway her grandfather from making a big mistake, a mistake his neighbor Andrew has been encouraging. When a winter storm hits, and Deena is forced to stay with Andrew and his young son, Evan, Deena’s vision of love is tested and she might lose her heart in one winter kiss.

Childish Ways – Jenn Faulk – Kevin Peterson, a teacher at a small town elementary school, is unexpectedly reunited with Lisa Walker, a girl who spent most of their childhood tormenting and bullying him, when she comes back to town where she helps organize a winter carnival to benefit her niece’s school. Lisa has no idea who he is, though, and as they work alongside one another and Kevin sees how much she has changed, he begins to question whether or not he can really trust her and let her into his life.

The Baby & the Bachelor – Cindy K. Green – Playboy bachelor, Alec, discovers a baby on his doorstep only days away from being appointed to a political office, prompting him to appeal his assistant, Jane, for help.  Misunderstandings and accusations from the press abound, leading Alec to wonder, even if he were prepared for a ready-made family, could sweet, church-going Jane ever find it in her heart to marry a sinner like him?

For Tracy – Trisha Grace – One phone call led to Sarah Carter becoming the guardian of her favorite student, Tracy, while waiting for Tracy’s Uncle Keith to show up. But Sarah has no idea Uncle Keith was Keith Sutton, Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, and doesn’t realize how much trouble she is heading for.

Tropical Kiss Or Miss – Liwen Y. Ho – Therapist Olivia Chan can’t wait to escape it all—a failed marriage, a struggling practice, and her son’s recent health scare. The Hawaiian getaway she planned, however, gets rained on—quite literally—by a tropical storm and the unexpected arrival of her estranged husband Matthew, who’s determined to win her back.

To Gain a Mommy – Tanya Eavenson – When Hope Michaels decides to face her past, she unknowingly purchases the house across the street from her former fiancé—the man her twin sister married, then widowed. Fire Captain Carl McGuire can put out any flame, except for the one Hope sparks within him—some things never change.

Foolish Heart – Cindy Flores Martinez – Judy and Graham have feelings for each other, but they won’t admit it. After all, she lives in America and he lives in Scotland with his daughter, Mairi, who he could never leave to be with the woman he loves.

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About the Authors

Lindi Peterson, USA Today featured author, lives in north Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and a lively array of cats, dogs and birds. She loves sharing life with her family and friends. Her passion for reading led her to writing, and then God spoke words of love into her heart and changed her life forever. Website: Lindipeterson.com Twitter: @lindipeterson

 Jenn Faulk is a native Texan who enjoys reading and writing chick lit. She’s a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom, and a marathon enthusiast who loves talking about Jesus and what a difference He’s made in her life. She has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and a MA in Missiology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Website: www.jennfaulk.com

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Cindy K. Green has worked as a middle school history & English teacher, a frozen yogurt server and a golf magazine employee. Today she’s a multi-published, award winning author, a mother, a wife, and a homeschooler too. This native Californian now resides in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and their two cats Chloe & Kassey. Website: http://www.cindykgreen.com

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Trisha Grace graduated from Bradford University with an Accounting and Finance degree. She has always been an avid reader and has a passion for writing. After being a tutor for over six years, she finally sat down and penned her own novels. Website: http://www.trishagracenovels.com

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Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (AKA being a stay at home mom) and a writer by night. She penned her first children’s picture book, “A Rainbow of Nine Colors” in high school (now available at Meegenius.com) and has since published four romance books for grown-ups (with more on the way!). She also enjoys writing about real-life matters, such as marriage, parenting and faith because truth can be as strange and entertaining as fiction. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including LiteraryMama.com and MomLifeToday.com, and she is a contributor at StartMarriageRight.com. In her pre-author life, she received a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary, and she loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children, and blogs about her adventures as a recovering perfectionist at http://www.2square2behip.com.

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Tanya Eavenson is an inspirational romance author of the series Unending Love. She has also written several Bible studies that have been translated and published into different languages with Christ to the World Ministries. Tanya and her husband have been involved in ministry for seventeen years, teaching youth and adults. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book.

Website: www.tanyaeavenson.com/

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Cindy Flores Martinez is an Amazon bestselling Spanish romance author. She writes sweet romantic comedy and Christian romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started out as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world.

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3 Questions Wednesday with Tanya Eavenson

Tanya Eavenson3 Questions Wednesday welcomes  inspirational romance author, Tanya Eavenson. Don’t miss the opportunity to win a kindle copy of her latest book, Restored. You’ll find the details below. But first, find out her answers to our 3 questions…

What books have fortified you as a writer? How?

Tanya: About ten years ago, God was calling me to write, but it wasn’t until I read Lori Wick’s series The English Garden that I began to write. I can still recall the Biblical truths I read and how it applied to me then as it does today. Stepping out in faith isn’t only in words, but in actions.

Secondly, there’s a children’s book entitled Tell Me About Faith by Joel Anderson that the Lord used as a confirmation a year later. I was struggling to know how to go about being published, who to speak with and was starting to get discouraged. I remember sitting with a room full of children reading this story about faith, hope, and trusting God. It literally brought tears to my eyes. The Lord says that we must come to Him like little children, and there I was, needing to surrender it all, believing by faith and not by what I could see.

Thirdly, the Bible has brought me strength and comfort at various times during my writing career. It’s wonderful how God gives us a peek into the lives of people like Moses, Gideon, Elijah, David, Peter, Paul, James, and so many more. Faith was a theme in all their lives during the good and not so good times. They all had strengths and weaknesses and God used each of them mightily for His glory. It’s not in myself that I write, but in Him, through faith.

Great choices, especially the last one. Now…

What secret talents do you have?

Tanya: I had two secret talents that I didn’t know of until I stepped out in faith and did it. Writing and teaching. The Lord guides and directs because He knows us better than we know ourselves.

He sure does! Last question:

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?

Tanya: I love to cook, but what I prepare would depend on what you’d liked to eat. Stuffed pork chops, grilled salmon on cedar planks, or if you preferred something Southern, I’ve got you covered! I’d cook anything your heart desired! Desserts included! =)

Put me down for the salmon and maybe some chocolate pie 🙂 Thanks, Tanya, for stopping in…

Tanya is offering a Kindle copy of her book, Restored. Please leave a comment to be entered to win…

 


Restored

Restored_1400x2100Sometimes love arrives when you least expect it.

Dr. Steven Moore is known nationally for saving lives. If only he could save his own. Unable to deal with his cancer prognosis, he retreats to a happier time in his past—to the woman who once stole his heart.

Four years after the death of her beloved husband, bookstore owner Elizabeth Roberts still struggles to sustain her faith and joy in the Lord as she raises her two sons. She strives to find a way through her family’s grief, never suspecting a man from her past might offer hope for her future.

But how can there be a future when he’s only come to kiss her and says good-bye?

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Tanya EavensonTanya Eavenson enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers International, and writes for Christ to the World Ministries. You can find her at her website http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/ on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google, or on Amazon.

 

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Today we welcome Tanya Eavenson, author and blogger, to 3 Questions Wednesday.

(1) Do you watch reality television?

Tanya: I don’t watch reality television.

Why or why not?

Tanya: I much rather write to be honest. I’m editing a novel right now and trying to finish writing another for my publisher so TV is the last thing on my list. Besides, the best reality show is when my hero and heroine talk to me. LOL!

(2) What are your thoughts on e-publishing?

Tanya: Interesting question. I hear and read a lot about the subject, good and bad. Personal I think it’s great. It gives authors and readers options.

(3) Which do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter?

Tanya: At first I didn’t care for FB. It was odd to share personal information with others I didn’t know. Then promote yourself? I felt almost like an infomercial to my friends and family where they couldn’t turn the channel. But that all changed a month ago when I started an author page. Now I can promote anything I like including my new release Unconditional.
I still do a little on my other account, but its great fun on an author page! I can give away stuff for free—if you act now! =)
But there’s something about Twitter that I LOVE. Maybe it has to do with the 140 characters. Maybe it’s connecting in ways FB can’t. I’ve spoken and built relationships with people on Twitter that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I read great devos, scriptures, blog posts, and find out about new releases within minutes. I enjoy sharing it all, too. So I’d have to say Twitter has my vote.

Thanks, Tanya, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday!

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Tanya Eavenson and her husband have been involved in ministry for fifteen years teaching youth and adults, and doing counseling. Tanya enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee and reading a good book. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and writes for Christ to the World Ministries sharing the Gospel around the world.