Thursday, January 19, 2017

SECOND CHANCE LOVE - Pamela S Meyers - One Book Giveaway

Bio: A native of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, author Pamela S. Meyers lives in suburban Chicago with her two rescue cats. Her novels include Thyme for Love and her historical romance, Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Her novella. What Lies Ahead, is part of a novella collection, The Bucket List Dare, which is now available at Amazon in both print and Kindle formats. Second Chance Love from Bling!, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, releases in January 2017. When she isn’t at her laptop writing her latest novel, she can often be found nosing around Wisconsin and other Midwestern spots for new story ideas.

Welcome back, Pamela. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
My characters often struggle with the lie that they are not good enough—not good enough for God or people they care about. Their spiritual arc involves them coming to that moment when they realize that God loves them unconditionally and because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross they are seen as righteous if they surrender to Him. Another theme I sometimes write about is trust and being able to entrust everything to the Lord. That is the issue my heroine, Sydney, in Second Chance Love grapples with. She has been a believer for a long time, but after suffering several abandonments she begins to think she can’t trust God to keep her from getting hurt again.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
A Indie novella collection I am in came out last October. The Bucket List Dare involves four women who wrote bucket lists their senior year at Texas A and M. Now when they are all about to turn 30, one of them challenges the others to pick the most daring item on their list and do it by their 30th birthday. I’m in another Indie novella collection set to come out this coming spring. It’s theme is tiny houses, but I don’t have the details on that as yet. And, last but not least, I’m working on a sequel to Second Chance Love.

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
I think spending an evening with President-Elect Donald Trump would be very interesting. We all think we know him (maybe), but do we? What is he really like when he’s behind closed doors with his family. There have been conflicting reports about his spiritual beliefs, and I’d like to find out for myself exactly where he is with that.

What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
My pastor often quotes for spiritual giants of the past like Charles Spurgeon, and I would love to meet him and pick his brain about all there is about the Bible.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers? Remember that the publishing industry today looks nothing like it looks five years ago or ten years ago. The down side is that traditional publishers have cut back on their Christian fiction lines or stopped them altogether, leaving less available slots for new writers. With so few slots, publishers tend to contract multi-published authors more than going with an unknown. But, at the same time, opportunities are out there at the smaller presses, and if a writer has the ability to write good solid fiction and break in that way, they can gain the attention of the larger houses. Just be sure to research the small houses thoroughly. Most are on the up and up, but there are some that are not.
Another way to break in is to self-publish (Indie publishing). It costs you up front as you have to pay for a good edit, cover design, formatting and the like. However, there is no other middle man involved and the royalties can be quite good if you are successful. Just don’t try to trim corners. You want to put out a quality product that equals that of the traditional publishers.

Tell us about the featured book.
Chicago lawyer Sydney Knight and Texas bull rider Jace McGowan have nothing in common but everything to lose when they are thrust together during a weekend rodeo in rural Illinois. Neither one of them would have imagined two years ago that the deep attraction they sensed during a day-long outing would resurface when Sydney’s boss assigns her to Jace’s legal case.

Sydney has been through a world of hurt since losing her dad when she was sixteen, then being dumped the morning of her wedding. She’s sworn off romance and instead devotes her time toward a partnership in her father’s law office.

Jace has found faith in God and wants out of his sponsor contract with a risqué restaurant chain that requires him to pose with scantily-clad women. He’s about to bail on the contract and pay steep penalties—something he can ill afford, given that his deceased father left the family with unpaid taxes.

Sydney is determined she’ll get Jace out of his contract and return to Chicago with her heart intact, but Jace is just as determined to help her see they are meant to be together. Can a city girl with roots deep in Chicago and a bull-riding rancher with roots deep in Texas give themselves a second-chance love?

I am eager to read this one. Please give us the first page of the book.
“I need you to knock some sense into my nephew’s head.”

Sydney Knight stared across the wide oak desk at Harry Brownlee’s intense gaze. The same gaze he used quite effectively in the courtroom. As far as she knew, Harry had but one nephew. One charismatic, deep-dimpled cowboy who’d sent her heart racing two years ago. She’d finally gotten Jace McGowan out of her system, and she intended to keep him there. Maybe Harry only meant it figuratively. She swallowed and smoothed her clammy palms over her pencil skirt. “I don’t understand.”

Harry leaned back in his leather chair and stroked his impeccably trimmed beard. “You met Jace, the bull rider, a couple years ago when you did me a favor by showing him the town when I needed to be in court.” He shook his head. “The guy has a college degree and does a great job riding rank bulls, but he lacks common sense.”

How had Jace become the main topic of their Monday morning meeting? What about the discovery she’d been working on for the Landers case? She focused through the large window wall behind Harry. Lake Michigan, blue and serene, sparkled in the late summer sun.

Okay … okay. Give me more. How can readers find you on the Internet? 
Second Chance Love is Available on Amazon in both print and Kindle editions at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946016047

My other links are:
             www.facebook.com/PamelaSMeyersAuthor/
Twitter: pamelameyers

Thank you, Pamela, for sharing this book with us. I know my blog readers will be as eager as I am to read it. By the way, I love your cover.

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13 comments:

Melanie Backus said...

Sounds like a good one!

Melanie Backus, TX

Abigail Mitchell said...

Looks good!
Abigail in VA

Edward Arrington said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I'd love to win it.
Edward A in VA

Elly said...

Oooh! I've never heard of this one, but I'm eager to learn more! Looking forward to it!
Elly -Indiana-

Anonymous said...

I would enjoy reading this book about a Christian rodeo rider.
Connie Leonard

Library Lady said...

Everyone deserves a "Second Chance at Love". If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again.
Janet E.
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Florida

Connie said...

Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading this.
Connie from KY
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deana dick said...

The book sounds very good. Thanks for the chance.
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SavingsInSeconds said...

I enjoy clean reads like this.
Dianna in TN

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

rubynreba said...

Everyone deserves a second chance!
Beth from Iowa

Sylvia said...

I'm from North Carolina and know that Pamela is a good author. I really enjoyed Love Finds You in Lake Geneva Wisconsin and have it on my bookcase.

nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

Pam Graber said...

I love second chance love stories. There's just something about returning to a past love that shows hope. Would love to read this!
Pam in OH