Tuesday, May 10, 2016

HER ONE AND ONLY - Becky Wade - One Free Ebook or Print Book. PLUS Much More

Dear Readers, my friend, Becky Wade, just released Her One and Only the last book in her Porter family series. As I’ve shared with you before, I love Becky’s writing. Her stories are set in the area where we both live, so the setting is very familiar … and authentic. Her characters grab my heart and pull me into the story and I walk beside them all the way to the end. Then they linger in my thoughts for quite awhile. And the storylines are well-developed. I’m reading Her One and Only right now, and I’m also enjoying when the other Porter series characters appear as well.

Welcome back, Becky. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I love to write about the pursuing and faithful love that God has for us. A few books into my Christian Fiction career, I realized that all of my stories celebrate second chances at love and long held dreams. It's so inspiring and reassuring to think that God can take our imperfection and make something beautiful out of it in His time and in His way.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
Her One and Only concludes my four book Porter Family series! This time next year the first book in my new series, The Bradford Sisters, will hit shelves.

I’ll be looking forward to that new series. We must feature them on the blog. If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Channing Tatum. Why? Because he can act, dance, and isn't exactly difficult on the eyes.

So true. What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
I’m interested in genealogy and really enjoy watching the TV show Who Do You Think You Are, which traces the heritage of celebrities. I’d be fascinated to meet the first ancestor of mine who moved to America. Why? Because I’d like to see what they look like, hear how they talk, and learn about their motivation for pulling up stakes and traveling to the U.S.A.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
For the first four years after I started writing, I received nothing but rejections from publishers. It was hard! What kept me going:
            1) My love of writing, which is critically important to protect and nurture at every stage of a writer's journey.
            2) Writer friends who were walking the same stretch of the path that I was walking. We encouraged each other!
            3) Good old fashioned perseverance.
            4) Faith that God would work it out however it was meant to work out according to His timing. It’s critical to remember that our identity as children of the King is not in any way tied to our writing success or lack thereof. Having your work published or hitting a bestseller list will never truly satisfy. The only thing that satisfies is our relationship with Him.

A very important thing for Christian authors to learn. Tell us about the featured book.
I enjoy taking a classic romance novel premise and giving it my own unique twist. Her One and Only is my version of a ‘bodyguard romance.’ In most bodyguard romances, the hero is the bodyguard. Does anyone remember the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston movie?

In Her One and Only, my heroine, Dru Porter, is the bodyguard. She meets NFL superstar Gray Fowler when she’s assigned to protect him from the stalker who’s been sending him death threats.

I had a great time writing Dru because she’s so strong and courageous. Ther’'s suspense in Her One and Only as well as lots of romance, humor, Texas flavor, and family.

Please give us the first page of the book for my readers.
Dru lifted her handgun, leveling it on Gray’s stalker as she rushed forward through the crowd. The realization that she’d been outsmarted washed over her with sickening certainty. Gray was unprotected. The stalker had pistols in both hands, both barrels aimed at Gray. Had she been next to Gray, she’d have shoved him down, been able to dodge in front to keep him safe. But she was much too far away from him for that. Too far. Despair arced through her mind and heart. She was too far. He was unprotected.

“Lower your weapons,” she demanded, shouldering past bystanders.
The stalker’s face turned sharply in her direction, giving her a direct line of sight into facial features that were drawn and blank. Viciously cold.
The attacker kept one of the guns trained on Gray. The other pistol moved, with chilling deliberation, until its barrel aimed squarely at Dru.
“No!” Gray yelled.
The stalker’s attention returned to Gray, fingers whitening on the triggers.

See, Dear Readers, I told you that you’d want to read this one. Now, Becky, how can readers find you on the Internet?
I love interacting with readers online. Come find me!
Blog: http://inspiredbylifeandfiction.com/blog

Meet Dru Porter, former Marine, expert markswoman, and black belt—who also happens to be assigned as a bodyguard to star NFL tight end Gray Fowler. Don't miss the final Porter family novel by Becky Wade, Her One and Only. Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, and Dru is determined to find his stalker. Every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives—and their hearts—to one another.

Join Becky in celebrating the release of Her One and Only by entering to win her Porter prize pack and $100 cash card giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Her One and Only
  • A $100 cash card
  • Follow Your Heart tote bag
  • 24 oz Tervis Wonder Woman Tumbler
  • The Blind Side DVD
  • Necklace with star charm
  • Porter Family navy jersey
her one and only - prize collage 

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 31st. The winner will be announced June 1st on the Litfuse blog.


Thank you, Becky, for sharing this new book with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Her One and Only - Christianbook.com
Her One and Only - Amazon
Her One and Only (A Porter Family Novel Book #4) - Kindle

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Connie said...

Lena, thanks for featuring Becky today. I am anxious to read this conclusion to the Porter Family series. My maiden name is Porter so I feel a "kinship" to this fictional family.
Connie from KY

Winnie Thomas said...

Thanks so much for the interview! I've heard so many great things about this book. I'd love to win a copy.
Winnie T from Utah

Amanda J. said...

Oh, I have just loved the Porter series and am most excited about this final installment. Thank you for a giveaway opportunity.

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Amada Chavez said...

This sounds SO good and I haven't had the pleasure of reading one of Becky's books yet! I'd love to read and review some, and why not start here right?! :D Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a), NM

Lis K said...

I love this series and have been waiting for Dru's story. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lis K from VA

garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT Com

Melanie Backus said...

Sounds like a winner and I would love to read it! Thank you for the opportunity, Lena.

Melanie Backus, TX

Mary Preston said...

I love the twist. The heroine being the bodyguard.

Mary P


Loraine Nunley said...

I am really looking forward to this one - between a beautiful cover and a female bodyguard, this promises to be a good read. Thanks for the giveaway!

Loraine in TX

R Merr said...

Love the cover! I'm sure this is a terrific read! Rachael from Maine

Kim hansen said...

Her books are always a fun read. north platte nebraska.

Sarah Claucherty said...

I'm so sad that the Porter Family series is ending! Sarah from Indiana

Becky Wade said...

Thanks for hosting me here on your blog, Lena! I've loved reading through the comments so far. It looks like several of you are familiar with the Porter series. Thanks for reading the prior books! And some of you have mentioned Her One and Only's twist -- the fact that I cast a female as a the bodyguard. I had SO MUCH FUN with that aspect of the novel. It was a vicarious thrill to walk in the (high heeled) shoes of such a fierce and spunky heroine. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm reading the third book in this series, so am ready to read this one. I'm Becky from Missouri.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I should have said I'm Becky Smith from Missouri.

Karen Hadley said...

Thank you for your giveaway.

Brenda Arrington said...

Love this series. Must read this one. Nice interview.
Brenda in VA

Deanne Patterson said...

I still haven't read a book by this author yet. I look forward to doing so as soon as possible.

Deanne P. in PA

Abby Breuklander said...

Oh this one sounds so good!! I can't wait to read it!!

Abby B. in Michigan

Nancy M said...

After reading the first page I definitely need more! I'm from KY

Diane Blaser said...

I'm a fan of your books and I haven't read this one yet. Thank you so much for the chance to get to know you better and for the chance to win your book.

Caryl Kane said...

Lena, thank you for the wonderful interview with Becky. This book sounds awesome!

Caryl K in TEXAS

Cyndi said...

Loved the interview and have loved the Porter series! Looking forward to reading Dru's story! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cyndi in AL

Andrea said...

I just finished Meant to be Mine last night, and I already have A Love Like Ours . . . so happy that I still have two more to go (and I'm thrilled that she's already working on another series)!

=) Andrea F., South Carolina

Julie Jobe said...

Love the Porter Family series! Can't wait to read Her One and Only down here in Texas! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

Sonnetta Jones said...

I was waiting for Dru's story. To be the only female sibling in a such an alpha household. I love that Drubwas ably to hold her own. I cannot wait to read about the man who has captured her heart.


Patty said...

I can't wait to read the conclusion to the Porter Family series!

Patty in SC

Jenni said...

Looking forward to reading Dru's book, but sad to say good-bye to the Porter family at the end!
Jenni - Nova Scotia

Ellen Gray said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Ellen in Indiana (steveandellengray(at)yahoo(dot)com)

Samantha T said...

Hi from Kentucky! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Annie B. Stronge AKA Diane Theiler said...

Sounds like a good book.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC

Abigail Richmond said...

Looks awesome! Please enter me.
Blanch NC

Amanda J. said...

I forgot to mention, I'm from Florida.

Sonnetta Jones said...

New Jersey

Anonymous said...

angela in KY would love to win.

KayM said...

I love this series!