Sunday, December 06, 2009

CHRISTMAS PERIL - Margaret Daley - Free Book

I'm always glad to welcome Margaret Daley back to the blog. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?

I often write about forgiveness and trust (especially in the Lord). I find I keep returning to those themes because it governs so much of what we do in life.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?

In March 2010 I have out the third book in the Love Inspired Suspense continuity series (about the Witness Protection Program). My book is Cowboy Protector. I love that title. Then in April I have my first book in my home schooling series coming out called Love Lessons. The second one in the series will be out in July called Heart of a Cowboy. Also in March, Steeple Hill is reissuing Gold in the Fire/Light in the Storm as a Love Inspired Classic. Both books are part of my Ladies of Sweetwater Lake series.

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?

I would love to meet James Rollins because he is my favorite writer.

How long have you known that you wanted to be novelist?

Since my late twenties—I’ve always been a storyteller but not a writer. I used to make up stories for my dolls when I was a little girl.

What can you tell authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?

I had successfully published over twenty books when I hit a dry spell. The market was changing. My most recent publisher stopped publishing romances. I didn’t sell anything for eight years. If I had given up I wouldn’t have gone on to sell over forty more books—most of those in the Christian fiction market.

Tell us about the featured book?

I have of an analogy with Debby Giusti with a Christmas theme. The book is called Christmas Peril and my story is Merry Mayhem. When single mom Annie Coleman unexpectedly arrives in Christmas, Oklahoma, police chief Caleb Jackson suspects she’s hiding secrets. He’ll be watching her closely And his protection is just what Annie and her daughter need, as danger has followed them to their new home.

Please give us the first page of the book.

The opening paragraph reads: Annie Coleman almost dropped the phone at her ex-boyfriend’s words, but she couldn’t. She had to keep it together for her daughter. Jayden played nearby, oblivious to the sheer terror Anne was feeling at hearing Bryan’s gasping warning. “Run. Disappear…Don’t trust anyone, especially the police.”

I reviewed the book in my December Newsletter: How can readers find you on the Internet?

Readers can find me at:

Thank you, Margaret, for spending this time with us.

Readers, here's a link where you can order the book. If you use this link, it will help support this blog.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book.

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Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I really enjoy a Christmas book and
to top it off this one has suspense, it doesn't get any better.
The review says "read me".
Please accept my entry to win.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

Love Margaret's suspense novels! Please enter me. Thank you.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Jo said...

What a interesting book this sounds like. I love reading suspense stories. Please add me to the drawing.


Margaret Daley said...

Thanks, Marjorie, Linda and Jo, for stopping by.
Have a blessed Christmas.

collettakay said...

This looks like a very good book.


Mark said...

Sounds like a great book, I'd like to enter

Deborah M said...

I love anything written by Margaret! She is such a great writer and an inspiration to a novice writer. Please enter me.
Deborah M.

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks, Collettakay, Mark and Deborah. If you don't win this drawing. I'm going to have one on my blog the last week in December for Christmas Peril.
Have a blessed Christmas.

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for entering me!

Sweet Blessings,
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

mariska said...

i love to read Margaret's book !
please count my name in the drawing !

apple blossom said...

I love the love inspired books. Christmas theme just adds to me wanting to win this book. Thanks.

ABreading4fun [at]gmail [dot] com

Giveaway Lady said...

I would love to win this book!! Please enter me:) Thanks!!

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks for visiting and entering the drawing, Mariska, Michelle, Abi, Charity.

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Katherine said...

this book looks very good. I would love to win it!!


Lady Araujo said...

I love Margaret's books. I'd love to read this one.
Thanks a lot.

judyg said...

The first paragraph of the book has me wanting to read it! Sign me up for a chance to win and thanks.

Cherie J said...

Wonderful interview! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

Kristen said...

Awesome first paragraph.
Please enter me!

G.R.I.T.S. said...

I love christmas books! please enter me!

Rae byuel

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

Carla said...

Please enter me in the drawing.

Rosalie Patience said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I love the Christian suspense books and this one sound awesome!! ~Abby

abster dot rose at yahoo dot com said...

I love a Christmas book! dancealert at aol dot com

sharon54220 said...

To be honest, all the books I have and I don't have a Christmas book.
This would be a nice way to start.

Thanks for the chance.

Deborah M said...

You can't go wrong with either one of these authors! Please sign me up.
Deborah M.

Nancye said...

I would like to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Merry said...

I'd love to win Christmas Peril, it sounds like a wonderful duo! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Ohh, Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks so much!! Esther