Monday, February 29, 2016

Pepper D. Basham, Cecelia Dowdy, R.A. Giggie | New Novel News

The Thorn Keeper
by Pepper D. Basham

Released: February 28, 216
From: Vinspire Publishing  
Purchase: The Thorn Keeper

With her newfound faith, Catherine Dougall hopes to take the remnants of her threadbare life and make something beautiful, even if society shuns every choice she makes.

Dr. David Ross must save his war hospital from ruin, but when his notorious aunt makes an offer he can’t refuse, he must choose between his surprising affection for a reformed flirt or his dreams.

From the beautiful Derbyshire countryside to the trenches of World War One, Catherine and David must learn to trust in a God who never forgets his children and fashions beauty out of the most broken things.

Get to know Pepper...

Who is your favorite secondary character? 
Oh my goodness, that’s a very tough question. In The Thorn Keeper, I absolutely fell in love with Madame, but my overall trio of favorite characters are the three kids in my yet-to-be published novel, Just the Way You Are. Madame has a tremendous about of pizazz. The kids are some of my best writing of giving each child a unique personality. I absolutely love them.

What are you reading right now? 
Two books. Amy Leigh Simpsons’s upcoming release, In His Grip, and JoJo Moyes historical novel, The Girl You Left Behind. Very different books but great writing.

Which of your characters do you secretly have a crush on? 
Christopher “Wes” Harrison from my yet-to-be-published novel, Just the Way You Are. He has a Mr. Knightley likeability with a touch of the Mr. Darcy aloofness, and his own swoony-worthy charm.

Shades of Chocolate
by Cecelia Dowdy

Released: February 23, 2016
From: Indie Published
Purchase: Shades of Chocolate

Toni enjoys making chocolate treats in her bakery. Haunted by her abusive past, she struggles with her faith in God. Her world changes when a handsome stranger arrives, reminiscing about his childhood. Jason Matthews misses his days of working in his family's pastry shop. Estranged from his father, he longs to rediscover the joy and comfort from baking. When Toni's life is threatened, Jason realizes how deeply he cares for her. Can Toni and Jason overcome their pasts and learn to trust one another?

Get to know Cecelia...

Favorite season? 
Summer! I guess I’ve always thought about summer time as vacation time. School is out, the weather is hot and summer just reminds me of fun times!

Would you rather go to the future or go to the past? 
That’s easy, future. I’ve often wondered what my life will be like in the future. I’ve often wondered if I’d ever be able to have a full-time writing career. I also wonder what my son will be like as an adult.

What’s one thing you must have/do in the morning?
I must have a huge cup of coffee first thing in the morning! I drink mine with honey, cinnamon and creamer.

Emma's Prayer
R.A. Giggie

Released: February 17, 2016
From: Indie Published
Purchase: Emma's Prayer

A teen pregnancy. A couple desperate for a family. A baby awaiting adoption. When the opportunity presents itself, will Emma Leigh Roberts take back what’s rightfully hers, or will she come to terms with the consequences of her decision?
When Cynthia Manning, a small town speech therapist, suffers another miscarriage, she and her husband Logan turn to adoption. They’re delighted when a baby boy is placed in their home.

Is heartbreak inevitable?

Get to know R.A....

  If your book became a movie, who would you cast for your main characters? 
Emma Roberts to play the part of Emma, and Ken Bevel (from Fireproof) as Austin.

Favorite season? 

What's your favorite chore? 
Writing! You have to admit, it IS quite a chore but a great one.

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