Thursday, April 28, 2011

FREE eBook Giveaway-Interview With Author Liz Arnold

Welcome! Hope everyone had a happy Easter. I had the pleasure in interviewing author Liz Arnold!

After reading the below interview with Liz, don't forget to leave a comment because one lucky person will win a FREE eBook copy of MESSAGE TO LOVE. You do NOT need an ereader like Kindle or Nook to win. The book will be emailed to you and you can read it right on your PC. This event runs Thursday through Saturday morning.

BIO: Liz Arnold has been publishing non-fiction, poetry, and fiction for 25 years. She is a mother, wife, teacher, and writer. She resides in West Virginia with her family.

Thanks for being here, Liz. It’s a pleasure.

Like wise. Your blog is beautiful!

#1--Can you tell us a bit about your book in this giveaway, MESSAGE TO LOVE?

Happy to!
Audra Wakely’s father has been seized by Spanish authorities and imprisoned for sympathizing with Cuban rebels. Raising the money to bribe officials if necessary, she sets off for Cuba to rescue her father. She doesn’t bargain on the interference of any U.S. officials—that is until she meets Rollins McBride.
Lt. Rollins McBride of the newly designated U.S. Naval Intelligence service is assigned to track Audra on her journey. He’s to arrest Greg Wakely, a U.S. citizen, for treason and gun smuggling. His mission and his heart are taken by surprise by the feisty beauty who sets a stubborn path toward finding her father and proving he isn’t a traitor—no matter what or who gets in her way.
Sizzle, spice, and intrigue heats up the Spanish American War in MESSAGE TO LOVE.
“It was a dream, just a very bad dream.”
She stepped back out of his hold. Clammy spots of moist heat lingered on her arms where his hands had been.
“I’m all right now.” Audra reached for the door and noticed the sickly sweet odor of liquor on his breath. “You can leave now. I want to go back to bed.” She pulled open the door and gestured into the hall.
“Sorry, but this time you’re going, too.” Rollins strode over to the dresser and pulled out a drawer. “Better pack. We have just under two hours.”
“I’m not in the mood for comedy, Rollins,” she sighed. “I’m really very, very tired. I’ve got to get some rest. Now—”
“Let me make myself clear.” He sounded gruff. “I said we’re leaving, and unless you want to get on a ship bound for Santiago with your shirttails hanging out, better change and get ready.” He made to leave the room. “I hope you have a shawl or something. It’s gotten cooler out, and we have half an hour in a wagon to get to port.” Then he vanished into his own room next door, leaving Audra gape-mouthed in the hallway.
“Who does he think he is?” She growled as she stamped her foot against the cold hard floor. “Infuriating! He is absolutely infuriating!” Audra heaved the door shut with gusto. “These are not my shirttails, either!”

The Wild Rose Press buy link (print and digital)

#2- How do you handle the negative reviews and critiques you receive?

Honestly, I haven’t received anything terribly negative for MESSAGE TO LOVE. It received seven out of ten stars from The Stephanie Loves reviews.
And it received a favorable review at Just Reviews as well!
Reviews are good exposure and a good way to see your work through other people’s eyes, but the comments are theirs. They’re entitled to their opinions. The opinions of others don’t impact whether I write or not, it helps me see things more clearly.

#3-- Are there any upcoming releases we would like to know about, and could you give us your web site so readers can check it out?

My blog is the happening place! I love visitors and comments and I’m always open to guests.

#4- This about concludes it. Thank you again for joining us. Is there anything else you would like to share?

I would love to mail readers a free ribbon book mark for MESSAGE TO LOVE! Send me a postage paid #10 envelope with your address on it and I will mail it out right away!
P.O. Box 1322, Parkersburg, WV 26102.1322


Kelly Moran said...

*NOTE* Please be sure you are leaving your email addy in your post, or letting me know where to find you, IE: Facebook, Goodreads, Blogger, etc, so we can contact you if you won.

Be sure to re-follow the blog, as I had some blog trouble and lost most of my followers!

Comment away for Liz...:)

Book Dilettante said...

A book I'd love to listen to.

I am a follower with GFC.

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Roni said...

Nice blog ladies. I enjoyed the question and answer. Congratulations on the release!

Alyson Reuben said...

Awesome interview, Liz and Kelly!

I don't know if I've read any books set against the Spanish-American war, so my interest is definitely piqued:)

lastnerve said...

Great job on the interview Liz and Kelly. This book looks fascinating. I would enjoy reading something about the Spanish American war. I love when I can read a good romance and learn something at the same time. I just love the name Rollins McBride.


Beth Trissel said...

Gorgeous cover! wow, and your story sounds very interesting. Good job on the interview ladies.

Kelly Moran said...

Keep the wonderful comments coming. And isn't that cover awesome!


Kelly Moran said...

Saturday, April 30th, 8 a.m.

And the winner is... Val! Grats, you'll get an email soon.

Big thanks to Liz for coming by, and come back soon everyone!


lastnerve said...

Squeee! Thanks so much!

Lisa said...

Hi Liz! Hi Kelly! Great interview. The book sounds great-very different setting-I like! Congrats Val!