Thursday, January 21, 2016

REVENGE - Paula Rose - One Free Book

Dear Readers, we have another author who is new to this blog. Her book sounds intriguing. Be sure to welcome her.

Welcome, Paula. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
There is little of myself inside my characters, but I believe the sum of all of my experiences resides inside them.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I don’t know if this is the quirkiest, but I remember eating the same thing for breakfast every day for one month.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
As a child, I loved reading, but it didn’t take very long before my own stories began to float around my mind.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I’m a wide-ranging reader from Amish fiction to romance books plus nonfiction and devotionals too.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I spend time with our Lord.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
I research names and interesting tidbits will capture a name and cement it into my story. For instance, in Revenge, I loved that Olivia had a connection to Shakespeare. However, what I didn’t realize was that my Olivia wasn’t going to stick to my character sketch. As a strong woman with a fiery personality, she changes the plot to tackle feats this writer never even imagined.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
It’s a difficult question to answer, and there are many that come to mind. Certainly, my wedding day and buying our first home are at the top of my list.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
A bird because flying would be fun.

What is your favorite food?

I love pasta, too. I recently found an imported-from-Italy, tomato-basil bowtie pasta that really added a special nuance in the soup I made this week. Yum! What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
My chapter endings were too abrupt. After rewrites and edits of Revenge, I learned how to make chapter endings more intense.

A good way to keep those readers turning pages. Tell us about the featured book.
As a job coach, it’s up to Olivia Foster to ensure her clients work in a safe environment, understand their positions, and serve their employer’s mission. The death of her brother drives her career choice, and she loves her job. It remains her only focus until one of her autistic clients goes missing. Then Olivia’s employer ends her position and adds her to the suspect list, but she makes plans to bring the missing young man home. Detective Lt. Phillip Landon is deep into second-guessing his career choice, but his well-honed instincts see major flaws inside this missing person’s case. Surprising contacts, mysterious happenings, and threats can turn deadly. Can he keep Olivia safe, protect his heart, remove the job coach from someone’s target list, and adopt a faith he never knew all while adjusting to the new lives of his old family?

Please give us the first page of the book.
On Olivia's return trip, the rain split building lights into fractures of miniature kaleidoscopes. She squinted through the deluge. A new pair of wiper blades moved high atop her shopping list while her fingers tightened around the steering wheel and worry pressed its full weight on her lungs. Monday morning traffic was a snarled mess, and Olivia wondered why the car behind her drove too close; however, he seemed no different than others in the lanes next to her, proving most people had foregone the safe driving distance rule.

Olivia Foster approached the last turn off before the DAYS—Development for Active/Asperger’s/Autistic Year-round Settlements—parking lot.

She rounded the lot, and she realized those flashing lights were from two cruisers that hovered just outside her employer's front door. Pulling in right next to them, Olivia sprinted into the office. Her puzzlement turned to stark fear.

Madeline's tear-streaked face came into view just inside the front door.

“What's happened?” Her question garnered no answers. “Madeline. What's going on?”

A suited man moved away from her boss and came toward her. The badge, which decorated his outside jacket pocket, reproduced horrid days from years ago. “I'm Lt. Phillip Landon, and I need to speak with you about Bobby Havers.”

“Bobby?” she whimpered. Her heart rate kicked up. “Is he—?”
He motioned her into the conference room. “It seems as though he's disappeared. And we're talking to everyone who interacts regularly for clues to pinpoint where he would go.”

How could a special needs client go missing from a fully staffed group home? “Bobby wouldn't run away. He wouldn't.”

“Have a seat.” She nodded. But the last thing Olivia wanted was to sit. She needed to help the search for Bobby. Grief from the past assaulted her, but with a deep breath, she shoved those feelings aside. God, please lead us to Bobby. This detective needed to be on Bobby’s trail instead of inside wasting time on her, and she’d do whatever she needed to make that happen.

“The executive director explained that Bobby recently had some employer problems. As his job coach, you can give us more of a complete picture and some insight.”

“Bobby has a cell phone. Did you try to call him?”

“We've done that. Please tell me what led up to this.”

Olivia was so taken aback by Madeline’s erroneous assessment that her thoughts jumbled.

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Thank you, Paula, for sharing this book with us. My readers and I love a good suspense novel.

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Revenge - Paperback
Revenge - Kindle

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Anonymous said...

sounds like a interesting book! Shelia from Mississippi

Connie said...

Thanks for sharing this first page.
Connie from KY

Paula Rose said...

Hi Shelia.

I thank you for visiting!

Paula Rose said...

Hi Connie,

I'm glad that you enjoyed reading the first page of Revenge!

Anonymous said...

Hello Lena. I don't know Paula but her book sounds interesting. I would like to have a chance to win it. Thanks!
Maxie (TX) > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Paula Rose said...

Hi Maxie,

I thank you for visiting too!

Mary Preston said...

I enjoyed the interview & the excerpt thank you.

Mary P


Beth Gillihan said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth in Montana

Paula Rose said...
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Paula Rose said...

Hi Mary Preston,

I'm happy that you enjoyed the excerpt, and I thank you for visiting!

Paula Rose said...

Hi Beth Gillihan,

I thank you for visiting!

BJM said...

I've never watched a video trailer for a book before.

BJM in the winter storm warning part of SC

Kim Amundsen said...

Interesting book. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom. North Platte nebraska

Edward Arrington said...

You certainly got my interest in reading this book.
Edward A in VA

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome contest!!
Conway, SC.

Paula Rose said...


I thank you for watching the Revenge book trailer! You are suffering the winter storm effects too, stay safe. I'm inside the Winter Storm warning zone that will be in the NJ area soon.

Paula Rose said...

Hi Kim Amundsen,

I thank you for visiting, and I'm happy that Revenge caught your interest!

Paula Rose said...

Hi Edward Arrington,

I thank you for visiting, and I'm happy that Revenge caught your interest too!

Paula Rose said...

Hi Sharon Richmond Bryant,

I thank you for visiting today!

Brenda Arrington said...

Sounds like an interesting read. After reading the first page, I want to read more.
Brenda in VA

Paula Rose said...

Hi Brenda Arrington,

I thank you for visiting, and I'm happy that you enjoyed page one!

rubynreba said...

I enjoyed the first page. Sounds like a book I would enjoy!
Beth from IA

Paula Rose said...

Hi Rubynreba,

I thank you for visiting, and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed page one!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do love a good suspense novel. :)
-Melissa M. in TN

Paula Rose said...

Hi Melissa M.

I thank you for visiting, and I'm glad that you love suspense!