Thursday, December 17, 2009

A SOLDIER'S DEVOTION - Cheryl Wyatt - Free Book

So excited about your newest release, Cheryl. How did you come up with the idea for this story?

Reader letters actually. I had hoped to get to write a story for each man on the fictional Refuge Pararescue team. Many readers requested Vince's story, and it was so fun to write. I got the idea from hearing about how many car wrecks are caused by texting or otherwise driving under the influence of distraction. I knew Vince's background from previous books and that his brother had died in a prison riot after being wrongly convicted. So naturally Vince has an aversion to anyone involved in the legal or justice system. We also know he has had a resistance to Christians. Ironically he becomes one in the book-my only conversion story so far.

I thought it would make for interesting conflict to make the heroine be both a Christian and a prosecuting attorney. LOL!

If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?

Can't pick 6! 7's my favorite number. LOL. Camy Tang, Danica Favorite-McDonald, Robin Miller aka Robin Carrol, Tosca Lee, Cynthia Hawkins, Karen Ball, Margaret Daley.

I'd also try to smuggle in as many Seekervillains as possible

Because the laughter would be a never-ending riot, and we could pick Karen's brain for story ideas. She's phenomenally funny and talented.

Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?

OOOOH! I can't pick six. How about 7? Robin Miller/Carrol (JUST KIDDING, ROBIN! LOL), Pam Hillman, Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Julie Lessman, Cara Putman, Cathy Hake who could smuggle Kim Vogel Sawyer into her suitcase (is that cheating?), Lena!

Because I LOVE them and their books.

Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career?

Wow. Trying to make each book better than the last. Trying to come up with conflict that I haven't used before. Thinking of reasons the hero and heroine would be resistant to the relationship and not repeating themes from previous books.

Tell us about the featured book?

A Soldier's Devotion was an absolute joy to write. I loved wreaking havoc on the hero who has wreaked havoc on all his teammates up until now. Here's the back cover blurb:

U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper Vince Reardon was headed to a lifesaving mission-until pretty lawyer Valentina Russo crashed into him, sidelining him for two weeks. Ever since his brother was wrongly convicted, Vince has little respect for lawyers, but Valentina soon earns his respect.and his heart.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

By visiting my Web site
Or my blog

Other blogs I participate in:
I'm also on Twitter, Facebook and all other social network site.

Thanks Lena! Hugs


I really enjoyed this time together, Cheryl. We must do it again.

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Mark said...

I'd like to enter to win the book, thanks

Merry said...

I've enjoyed the Wings of Refuge series and can't wait to read Vince's story. Add me, please!

collettakay said...

Looks like a great series!


Sharon Kirk Clifton said...

A SOLDIER'S DEVOTION sounds like a gread read. I also enjoyed reading about how the idea for the book and the MC came about. Sign me up for the drawing, please. :9)

skc[dot]storyteller [at sign] ballstate[dot]bsu[dot]edu

Connie e said...

Please enter me! My daughter has the other 5 and I would love to share this one with her! Thanks!

apple blossom said...

Oh, yes, I've read some of Cheryl's other books in this series. My hand is real high. I'd love to win this one. Thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Mark, thanks for coming by!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Merry! Thanks for your kind words. I hope you continue to enjoy the series.

Love your name! Especially this season. :-)

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Colletta,

Readers seem to love them. I hope you do too if you get the opportunity to read them.

Happy Holidays!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Sharon. Glad you enjoyed the story-behind-the-story.

Thanks so much for coming by!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Connie! That's so sweet! Tell your daughter thank you and that I deeply appreciate her (and your!) support and readership.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Abi, I LOL about your hand being held real high. You guys have me blushing and grinning big over here.

Thanks everyone for your interest.

Thanks also to Lena, my gracious hostess.

I'll check back in a bit,


Casey said...

This book sounds good. Thanks for the chance to read it. :)

Tosca said...

I'll bring the soup and cupcakes! I am a big fan of Cheryl--as a writer and as a person. What a lovely, amazing woman.

Esther Wysong said...

I would love to win this book!! I have laughed my way through all the others, and I suspect that this one will be no different... Can't wait to read it!!


PatriciaW said...

I'm a big fan of Chery's too. I can honestly say that I've loved every book I've read in the series (I think I may have missed one), and that I can honestly see the growth in Cheryl as a writer since the first book.

Cheryl, I know you work hard and hope you keep writing for a long time.

Rosalie Patience said...

Oh!! Please enter me in the drawing. I've read her other books in the series and can hardly wait to read this one!! ~Abby

abster dot rose at yahoo dot com

Cherie J said...

Enjoyed the interview! Please enter me. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

would enjoy reading this book...thanks for the opporutnity.


Candee Fick said...

I love how Cheryl got the idea for this book (and her devious writer's mind at work setting up the conflict between the H & H). It sounds like a great read and I'd love a chance too.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Casey, thanks for your interest and for stopping by!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Tosca! Thanks for coming by.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Esther, thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad you've enjoyed the others in the series.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Patricia, thank you so much. I hope I can write for a long, long time too and I hope that I continue to grow in craft and that I can make each book better than the last.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Rosalie, thank you! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the other books.

Everyone, your readership is a blessing for which I'm thankful.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Cherie, thanks for coming by!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Karen, I appreciate your interest and that you stopped by.

Thank you!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Candee, thanks so much! You are always such an encourager.

I appreciate you and your kind words.


Katy said...

This sounds like a fun read! :)

Unknown said...

I'm very interested to see how you use the texting/distraction thing. And as a lawyer, I'm looking forward to reading about the prosecutor and how they get together. I'd love to win a copy. lauramctx at yahoo.

Michelle said...

Thank you for entering me!

scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

JJ said...

This book sounds interesting. I have not read anything from this author.

Merry Christmas,

Deborah M said...

I haven't read any of Cheryl's books yet, but would love to start now. Please enter me in the contest.
Deborah M.

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Katy! Readers have said it's a fun read. I know it was fun to write. Thanks for coming by!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Laura in Texas! I'd be interested to hear your take on the book after you read it. Feel free to e-mail me should you win it or purchase it after the drawing if you don't win.

I had two attorney friends assist me with research and I'm so glad they set me straight on some things. LOL!

Thanks for coming by,


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Michelle, love your e-mail address. I'm assuming you love to scrapbook. LOL! I love doing that and making homemade cards with my scrapbook stuff.

Thanks for coming by,


Cheryl Wyatt said...

gahome, thanks for the interest. I appreciate you coming by and taking time to comment.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Deborah, thanks for your interest. Hope once you start reading my books that you love 'em.

Thanks for coming by!


Anonymous said...

What a great post. The book sounds great. Please enter me.I love your books.Blessings
tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com said...

I would love to be able to read your book. Please enter me.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

JoAnn said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the drawing. JoAnn


Anonymous said...

i'd like to be entered! ~Donna


Ausjenny said...

Oh please enter me I love Cheryls books

Nancye said...

I would love to win this book! Please count me in!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net