Tuesday, May 14, 2013

UNDENIABLY YOURS - Becky Wade - One Free Book on This Blog Plus Much More

Bio: Becky Wade is a graduate of Baylor University. As a newlywed, she lived for three years in a home overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, as well as in Australia, before returning to the States. A mom of three young children, Becky and her family now live in Dallas, Texas.

Why do you write the kind of books you do?
To glorify God. I do this work becuase I believe that He's entrusted me with this writing ministry so that He can minister to readers through my books.

I write contemoporary Christian romance in particular because I love it, because it best suits my writer's voice, and because I believe that there are women the Lord wants to reach through this type of Christian fiction.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
The day my husband first said the words, "I love you," to me. I still remember the details clearly even though he first said those words to me more than twenty years ago.

How has being published changed your life?
So many ways! For one thing, I can't write novels at my own slow and winding pace any more. I'm committed to write a book a year. Even though that's far more time than most authors require, it's my absolute top speed.

I watch a lot less TV these days. I'm on social media, unlike before I was published. I'm (at times) more stressed than I used to be but also (at times) much more blessed, especially when I receive notes from readers. I'm not able to squeeze in pedicures very often any more.

What are you reading right now?
Katie Ganshert's Wishing on Willows. Katie writes beautifully and with such emotion!

What is your current work in progress?
Another contemporary romance! Undeniably Yours is the first in a group of four connected books about the Porter Family. At the moment I'm polishing up the second book in the series.

What would be your dream vacation?
I'm in the mood for a trip with my husband to a remote cabin in Maine. Lush, charming setting. Solitude. Indoor plumbing. Cook and maid (who aren't me) on site. Central heat. Maybe a crystal blue lake and a rowboat. Horseback riding. Lots of dessert.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
I follow my inspiration. I once visited a bed and breakfast with my sisters that so pricked my imagination that I made it into the setting for My Stubborn Heart.

With Undeniably Yours I was inspired to write about a heroine raised by a J.R. Ewing type of father. Did you know that Southfork Ranch is a real place? It's located in Parker, Texas. I set Undeniably Yours in a fictional town similar, in some ways, to Parker.

Yes, I’ve been to Southfork Ranch. If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
Ryan Gosling. For obvious reasons.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
Playing tennis. Traveling. Having tea parties with my kids. Watching movies and TV or going to dinner with my husband. Scavenging for chocolate in my pantry.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
My most difficult obstacle is finding time to write. I'm the mother of three (ages 12, 9, 4). Daily, my first priority is to take care of my family. As the stay-at-home moms who are reading this can attest, “mother” is a full time profession. At times, writing novels also feels like a full time profession.

I haven't overcome my lack of time, but I try to mitigate it by writing in three blocks of time each week. During those hours, my kids are either at school and preschool or my husband is watching them. I protect my writing time fervently, and do my best to focus during those hours, to allow the Lord to work through me.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Before an editor or a reader can love your novel, YOU must love your novel. Pursue the kind of story that God calls you to write, the kind of story you feel most passionate about.

That is so true. Too many authors try to write for the current market, and that is always changing. Tell us about the featured book.
Undeniably Yours is about a woman who inherits her father's Thoroughbred horse ranch and the handsome cowboy who runs it. She's not too sure about the cowboy at first. But the cowboy loves her almost at first sight.

Please give us the first page of the book.
            She was too softhearted to be an oil tycoon.

            Meg had always known it but she'd never worried about it much because while her father was lousy at being a father he'd always been very, very good at being rich.

            William Cole had shouldered the responsibilities of the family company for twenty years and if the pressures and stresses of his position had ever been difficult for him handle, he hadn't shown it. He was an old school oil man who sometimes wore Stetsons with his suits and could be ruthless, arrogant, or demanding if the situation called for it.
            William Cole was also, unfortunately, dead.
            Which was why Meg herself was about to have to fire this Mr.—she consulted the file sitting on the surface of the desk—Mr. Porter. He'd be arriving here at her father's home office at Whispering Creek any second for their scheduled meeting. At which time she'd have to look him in the face, turn his future upside down, and crush his dreams.

            A deep sense of panic rose within her. It swirled and clawed, causing her chest to tighten.

            In an effort to counter it, she jerked her worn Sudoku book from the desk drawer. Almost desperately, she ran her gaze over …

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I thoroughly enjoy hearing from readers!
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5298259.Becky_Wade

Becky Wade is celebrating her latest swoon-worthy novel, Undeniably Yours (Bethany House), with a Kindle Fire giveaway and hosting an Author Chat party on Facebook {5/29}!


One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Undeniably Yours and My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 28th. Winner will be announced at the "Undeniably Yours" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 29th. Connect with Becky for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Becky will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Undeniably Yours and join Becky on the evening of May 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 29th!

Thank you, Becky, for visiting with us today.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Undeniably Yours: a novel - paperback
Undeniably Yours (A Porter Family Novel Book #1): a novel - Kindle

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 4 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

karenk ... from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Patty said...

Loved 'My Stubborn Heart' and can't wait to read this latest release!

Patty in SC

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me! I have heard great things about this book. Exciting to hear that it is a series.
Brittany McEuen

pol said...

Hello Becky Wade, That vacation idea sounds really good esp the part about the cook and cleaner...you are my kind of gal...
enjoy reading your books thanks for sharing.
Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)
a reader and fan in Ga

Becky Wade said...

Thank you so much to the fabulous Lena Nelson Dooley! You're an inspiration to me. I'm grateful to you for interviewing me here on your blog.

Thanks for stopping by, Karen, Patty, and Linda. Pol, now that I think about it I'd be satisfied with a vacation AT MY OWN HOUSE if only I had a cook and cleaner! I was shooting for the stars with the cabin-in-Maine thing.... :))

sharon m said...

I really like the title of your book, Undeniably Yours. Sounds very good. I would love to win it and thanks for the contest.sharon, CA

Rebecca said...

I loved Becky Wade's first book and can't wait to read this one.

Rebecca...from Oregon
rdewey17 at yahoo dot com

Laura Jackson said...

Oh, I loved Becky Wade's first book and know this one will be just as good!

Laura Jackson from Humble, TX

laurelprinces12 at gmail dot com

Sharon M said...

Hi Becky - Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your new book. My book club read My Stubborn Heart and really enjoyed it.
Eagan MN

Jorie said...

Ms. Wade,

How lovely to see you on Ms. Dooley's blog, after seeing you on Ms. Anderson's! :) I am still just as eager to read your novel, and reading that its part 1 out of a series of 4 novels that will be inter-connected makes me happy! :) I love it when you get to take a journey with characters and stories that go past the first book! :)

I loved your idea of your 'ideal vacation!' It couldn't be more blissful unless for me, you added a bit of snowfall for snowshoeing! This girl is fed up with humidity and heatbaths! Although, the horse back riding might be tempting in the early morning hours!! :)

I couldn't agree with you more too, in what you said about a writer loving the story they're creating ahead of an audience!

Thank you for offering another bookaway for Undeniably Yours!


Mary Preston said...

Scavenging for chocolate in the pantry sounds like the best of hobbies. One I could happily take up. UNDENIABLY YOURS looks like a wonderful read.

Mary P


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Val Pearson said...

Thank you so much for the blog post. First let me say that I can't wait to meet the Porter clan, I love series books. I have never read any books by Becky and can't wait to read Undeniably Yours. I joined the group for the Facebook chat and I'm super excited. I entered it on my calendar so I don't forget. Please enter me in the contest.

Val from Las Vegas, Nevada

Marianne Barkman said...

Lena, I love the questions you ask the authors! And I loved Becky's answers. Can I come to your next tea party? Would love to win. Thanks for the chance

Marianne from Northern Alberta


Marissa said...

Would love to read this novel!!

Marissa from CO

Becky Wade said...

Hello Sharon! And hello again, Jorie. :)

Rebecca, Laura, Sharon, and Breanna - it's a joy for me to hear from ladies like you who read My Stubborn Heart. Thank you!

Mary, I recommend foraging for chocolate to you as a hobby! You don't have to commute far to do it, it's cheap, low time commitment, and doesn't require a change of clothing.

Val, I look forward to seeing you at the facebook party!

And Marianne, yes! You can come to my next tea party. Since you'll be joining us, I may even attempt to make scones.

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

I would love to win this book,Enter me!
Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!!
Sarah Richmond

rubynreba said...

This looks very good! Thanks for the chance to win Undeniably Yours.
Beth from Iowa

Anna R. Weaver said...

Wow, I read the first page and I'm already hooked. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anna W. from GA

KayM said...

Becky, I am joyful that you write to glorify God. I would love to read your book.

Heidi said...

Great interview! Looking forward to trying out this author!

Heidi, CA

Lourdes said...

Oh can't wait to read this great novel. So thankful you are do what the Lord has obviously gifted you with.

Lourdes Dix Hills NY

Leauphaun said...

This book has definitely been on my "to read" list! Thanks for the chance to win it!

- Leauphaun from BC

Merry said...

I loved Becky's first book and I can't wait to read Undeniably Yours. Such a cute cover!
Merry in MN

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me this book looks great!!
Sharon Richmond

Melissa Oldaker said...

Loved My Stubborn Heart! Can't wait to read this one!

Melissa in NC

Veronica Sternberg said...

I'm so excited to read this! I loved My Stubborn Heart. I'm in MN.