Also, I'll be giving away a free copy of Undeniably Yours. To enter, leave a comment on this blog--a question for Becky, a quick note letting her know how much you love her books--anything at all. A name will be drawn Friday, May 24th, and announced on this blog, so make sure you visit again to see if you're a winner!
To begin, I'd like to get you acquainted with Becky and her work in case you're not already. Her debut novel My Stubborn Heart released in May 2012 and has recently been named as a finalist for the 2013 RITA award, given for excellence in romantic fiction.
One gorgeous ex-hockey player with a broken heart.
One single, Christian girl full of determination.
One house that they're both committed to renovate.
One God who has bigger plans.
Visit my blog post My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade for a description of the book and review.
For great behind-the-scenes extras of My Stubborn Heart, visit Becky's "fun extras" page by clicking here!
Becky's new release Undeniably Yours is available now. It's the first book in the Porter Family Series. Visit my blog post Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade for a description of the book and review.
Becky's web page has great extras for Undeniably Yours, including a book trailer, character interviews, the story synopsis she turned into her publisher, and a fun interview with the real-life couple who graces this beautiful cover, Jess and Scott! Click here!
*My Stubborn Heart and Undeniably Yours is available now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com as well as in most Christian bookstores.
About Becky Wade:
During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.
Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances for the general market, put her career on hold for many years to care for her kids, and eventually returned to writing sheerly for the love of it.
These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.
Check out Becky's webpage at www.beckywade.com
Check out Becky's webpage at www.beckywade.com
Interview with Becky Wade
(This interview was taken, with permission, from her website.)
1. What inspired you to write Undeniably Yours?
I was inspired by Regency-era love stories I read growing up that featured wealthy and aristocratic heroines paired with brave-hearted, common-born heroes. I write contemporary romance and so it was great fun for me to bring these character types into a modern Texas setting and give their storyline my own unique twist.
2. What is the book's theme?
Undeniably Yours is about a woman's journey from weakness to strength. She's able to find that strength, little by little, as she trusts in God's power and plan.
3. How would you describe your writer's voice?
My voice is funny, authentic, and modern. I write love stories about imperfect people redeemed by a perfect God. It's my hope that my books will charm and entertain my readers, while simultaneously stirring their emotions and encouraging their faith.
4. Is Undeniably Yours part of a series?
All of my books stand alone. They each tell a complete story in and of themselves. At the same time, I've long wanted to write a group of books about members of the same family, and starting with Undeniably Yours, I'll have that chance! Undeniably Yours is the first of four books about the Porter family from Holley, Texas. Each book will detail the story of a different sibling.
5. What was your reaction when your CBA debut novel, My Stubborn Heart, was recently named a finalist for the RITA award?
Joy! I was so conscious, when I received the news, that God is the one worthy of recognition for the creation of My Stubborn Heart. I believe that it's not me who writes, so much as it's me who steps out of the way and seeks to let God write books through me.
The nomination also filled me with gratitude for the people responsible for bringing the book to publication. My agent believed in it from the beginning. My editor, Sarah Long, championed and improved the manuscript. Everyone at Bethany House -- from the editorial staff, to the cover designer, to the marketing and sales teams -- lent it amazing support.
6. What does a normal writing week look like for you?
I'm the mother of three (12, 9, 4). I write in and around taking care of my children and house. Typically, I block off three big chunks of quiet (thus kid-free!) writing time every week. Some moms may listen to music or talk on their cell phones while driving carpool or pushing their preschooler on a swing at the park. Not me! I spend those moments dreaming up dialogue, scenes, character traits.
***NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!!!***
Here's your chance to "meet" Becky. As I said before, she'll be stopping by a few different times today to chat and answer any question you have. Thanks to everyone who stops by and participates. Like me on Facebook to stay abreast of future author interviews, giveaways, book reviews, and more.
And a HUGE thanks to Becky Wade for agreeing to do this! You rock, Becky!