Sunday, October 16, 2011

FREEZING POINT - Elizabeth Goddard - Free Book

Welcome, Beth. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
I write Christian romance and romantic suspense because that’s what I enjoy reading. Plus I hope my books will over a sense of hope and redemption.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
You mean besides graduating, getting married, having children, too? After all that happiest day was when I heard from JoAnn Simmons that she was buying my first book!

And I remember that time as well since we were in the series together. How has being published changed your life?
I measure life in book deadlines now, rather than birthdays and holidays.

What are you reading right now?
The Queen, by Steven James, and The Bone House by Stephen Lawhead.

What is your current work in progress?
I have two current works in progress. I’m working on my last Redwood Coast story, Hearts in the Mist for Heartsong Presents, as well as Extreme Maneuvers, my second Love Inspired Suspense.

What would be your dream vacation?
Yellowstone National Park is one of my favorite places, but if I were to dream of going somewhere that isn’t as easy to get to, I’d love to visit Italy.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
The setting is usually something that grabs me and I know it’s a good idea, or someplace I’d like to be myself.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
I think last time I answered this interview, I said the Queen of England, didn’t I? I can’t think of anyone else that would fascinate me more at the moment.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I love baking artisan breads, stargazing, and hiking in nature.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Getting started. I’m staring at a page right now. I overcome it by staring some more, then finally writing a sentence, then a paragraph and then a page. Sometimes I have to go back and rewrite the entire first chapter.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Attend a conference. Network.

Tell us about the featured book.
Here is the blurb:

Secrets Under The Ice

Casey Wilkes didn’t realize her simple human-interest story would put her life at risk—again. After fleeing her home and journalism job in Portland, she wanted to live under the radar for a while. But when her interviewee starts dodging her questions, her reporter instincts kick in and she finds herself in over her head…

Homeland security agent Jesse Mitchell has been undercover as an ice sculptor for months, trying to infiltrate a smuggling ring. He wants to avoid trouble, and that’s just what Casey brings. Now someone has a target set on Casey. Saving her could blow his cover, but leaving her unprotected endangers him even more—especially his heart.

Please give us the first page of the book.

Beautiful…but dangerous.

Jesse finished shoving the last block of dry ice into the back of the specially designed truck—well insulated, yet ventilated to allow for sublimation—the melting that would give off deadly CO2 gas.

The solid form of carbon dioxide would be used to create the snow effect around the ice sculptures along with fog—a mysterious yet stunning display.

He tugged off the gloves used to protect his hands from ice burns or, worse, frostbite. Because his father was a chef and master ice sculptor, Jesse had learned a few techniques of his own, even entering competitions during his college days.

That's what made him the perfect candidate for this covert operation, and the only reason Robert McCoffey, his superior, had pulled Jesse from the desk job and visits to the psychiatrist and put him back into the action. Working as an undercover agent for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Jesse had nearly blown his last assignment and thought he'd never get the chance to restore his reputation and career.

But ICE's bulk cash and smuggling division decided Helms Ice and Trucking Company was hot—laundering money for the Mexican cartel—and they wanted someone on the inside.

Copyright © 2011 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited. Cover Art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved. ® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license

How can readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, Beth, for stopping by today.

Readers, here's a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Freezing Point (Love Inspired Suspense)

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 4 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

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Jo said...

Looks like I am the first to sign here. Enjoyed the interview and learning about Beth who is another new to me author. "Freezing Point" sounds like a great book and would love to read it.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Unknown said...

This sounds like my kind of novel. Thanks for the interview and giveaway, Lena and Beth!


from Peace River Country, Alberta

Anonymous said...

I'd love to visit Italy too someday :) Freezing Point sounds gripping... can't wait to read it!

from Michigan

Beth Goddard said...

So glad to "meet" you Jo! I hope Freezing Point is a gripping novel-I enjoyed writing it.

Anonymous said...

I would be blessed to win a copy of this book.

angela from kentucky

Rebecca said...

This looks like a great book. I would love to win this.

I am from Oklahoma

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Ooo, this sounds very interesting. I love undercover stories--actually any type of suspense story I like. It sounds like a good read. I can't wait to read it.

I live in the San Francisco bay area.

Coolestmommy said...

Wow! What an intense premise. I can't wait to read "Freezing Point."

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Edwina said...


So good to get to know you better.
Your book sounds great and I would love to read it!

Edwina from Georgia

Pamela J said...

Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful place to go for vacation, though one warning sign isn't for everyone: KEEP WINDOWS ROLLED UP. We were traveling on our motorcycle! (I think of that every time someone mentions Yellowstone National Park)

Beth, your book sounds pretty exciting, though if I win it I will have my blanket close by during those 'cold' moments working with the ice!

Thanks for entering my name, Lena. I'm from Southern Colorado.
Pam Williams
cepjwms (at) wb4me (dot) com

Abigail Mitchell said...

Looks interesting. I love suspense. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks and God Bless!
Abigail Richmond
Blanch, N.C.

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

It looks and sounds interesting!
Please enter me in the drawing.
Thanks for the chance to win.
God Bless,
Sarah Richmond

Nathanael Richmond said...

Looks interesting!
I love suspense books.
Please enter me in the drawing.
Would love to win.
Nathanael Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks and God bless!
Sharon Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Kristie said...

Christian suspense with a dash of romance. Gotta love it. Sounds great! I'm from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am very interested in your book.
Please enter me in your drawing for
the opportunity to win this book.
God Bless You!

Dennie Richmond
Blanch, NC

Unknown said...

Do you ever put a little of yourself into the main characters? Thanks gahome2mom/at/gmail/com

Joanna Richmond said...

sounds interesting I would Love to read this book enter me in the drawing God Bless
Joanna Richmond,

Aizess said...

Sounds like an interesting mystery:-) Please enter me in this giveaway!

I live in New York

apple blossom said...

please enter me in this book giveaway thanks

live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Cindy W. said...

Oh, the cover of Freezing Point looks cold but inviting. I love the Love Inspired Suspense line of books. Would love to win a copy.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


Nancye said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thanks for the chance.

Nancye in Kentucky

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

rubynreba said...

Enjoyed your interview. I know I would enjoy the book.
Beth from Iowa

Bakersdozen said...

I would love to read this. I live in S. California.

Merry said...

A winter story with an ice sculptor sounds so unusual and I love LIS, so I know this will be terrific. Add me please!
Merry in TX