Monday, October 10, 2011

WHEN LOVE GETS IN THE WAY - Janelle Mowery - Free Book

So good to have you back, Janelle. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about? 
I’ve written about trust, hope, God’s grace, and the way we judge others. I guess I write about the spiritual issues I’ve struggled with in the past…and I guess at times can still wrestle with.

What other books of yours are coming out soon? 
The final book of this Colorado Runaway series, When Two Hearts Meet, has also released this month. Then after my last mystery, Inn Plain Sight, releases in December, I have no other books coming out, but I do have several proposals out that are being considered.

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why? 
I think it would be fun to spend some time with the oldest man or woman alive so I could ask questions about their life, get their story and thoughts about what history was really like.

What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why? 
I guess the first person on my list would be Corrie ten Boom. I’ve admired her since I was a young girl. She went through so many struggles and still maintained her faith.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?  
Don’t look at rejections as failures but a chance to learn more. You want your readers to enjoy your stories and if the publishers see a need for more work and growth, take the time to find your weakness and make it stronger. Never give up. Even the multi-published authors can learn and must continually work on improvement.

Tell us about the featured book. 
When Love Gets in the Way was such a fun book to write. Grace was such an accident-prone character, but she wasn’t the only one affected by her clumsiness. Poor Cade spent most of his time ducking and wanting to run, but he couldn’t seem to pull himself away from spending time with the awkward heroine. But I think my favorite part of the story is when she finally learns the true meaning of grace and sacrifices her freedom for the sake of those she loves.

Please give us the first page of the book. 
Her mama once said that men thought with their hands long before the reaction reached their brain. Now, with this scowling fellow pointing a gun at her, Grace Bradley had to agree with the voice of wisdom.

He cocked his pistol. “Show yourself. And no sudden moves. I ain’t afraid to shoot.”
How on earth was she going to talk her way out of this one? Maybe hiding under the tarp tied of Cade Ramsey’s wagon wasn’t one of the brightest things she’d ever done, but desperation forced extreme measures.

Truth be told, it was his own fault she’d been discovered. He was the one who’d managed to hit every stinkin’ hole in the road. Each bump jarred her bones into an unmerciful meeting with the lumber stacked in his wagon bed. The last jolt forced a loud gasp from her, and her final shred of hope for freedom had vanished with the click of the gun hammer.

“I said show yourself or I’ll shoot.”

“Hold your horses. I’m coming out.” Hair draped over her face, and she puffed it away from her mouth. “Put that gun away before you hurt someone.”

How can readers find you on the Internet? 
They can learn more on my website at and also on Facebook.

Thank you, Janelle, for visiting with us today.

Readers, here's a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
When Love Gets in the Way (Colorado Runaway Series)

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.)

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PurlingPenny said...

I'm from Northern Ontario Canada. We don't have any "cowboys" up here, just rocks and trees and mosquitoes and blackflies! I'd love to win this book. It would be a little escape.

Patricia said...

I am anxious to read the book to find out how Cade handles Grace being so accident prone. Adding this book to my TBR list. The Hidding Place by Corie Ten Boom had such a strong affect on me. Put a new fire in me for Lord.

I am from Texas.

Patricia aka Mamaw

Patsy said...

I don't think I've read any books by Janelle but this would be a great way to do so. The book sounds really good-would like to see what happens to Grace and Cade.

from south MS


Coolestmommy said...

I love "Grace" themes. I think I need to work on it so it's good to read about others and their struggles in grace.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Elyssa said...

Oh gosh, I'm accident prone too! lol. ;) This looks like a great book! I've never ready anything by Janelle, but I'm looking forward to! Please enter me- I'm from NY. =)


Rebecca said...

I would love to win this. This looks like an amazing book. Thank you so much for the chance.

I am from Oklahoma.

Uit en Thuis said...

And when ... shall this books be translated to my language. Mwah ... I can read English but reading my own language ( Dutch) is so great. I also like Corrie ten Boom.

Patty said...

I always enjoy a book that can make me laugh. Sounds like this one might have a little of that in it.

Patty in SC

Lorna Faith said...

Sounds like an exciting beginning! I would love to be entered for a chance to win:)

Lorna from Alberta

lornafaith at gmail dot com

Wendy Newcomb said...

Just the kind of book I like! She sounds like my granddaughter, she can trip over her own two feet standing still, lol. I live in FL, my granddaughter now lives in IA.

Thank you for hosting the giveaway.


apple blossom said...

please enter me in this book giveaway thanks
I live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Melissa Jagears said...

Something about accident prone heroines draws me.


scottsgal said...

I'm such a clutz - my family just laughs at me - sounds like a fun book
cheryl in IL

msboatgal at

Jackie S. said...

I have one of Janelle's books on my tbr shelf...would love to add this one! Please enter me...from NE Georgia.

Aizess said...

Sounds interesting! Please enter me in this giveaway.

I live in New York

Pam K. said...

This book sounds like it would be really fun to read. Thanks for the interview with Janelle. I do hope her book proposals will be accepted.
Thanks for the book giveaway. I'd love to win a copy of "When Love Gets in the Way."


CarlybirdK said...

Sounds like a funny and entertaining read. Thank you.
Carly in NC

Judy said...

Accident prone?! That's me!

I would love to win a copy of "When Love Gets In The Way".

Thanks for the interview and giveaway.


Judy B from Indiana

Merry said...

I love the first page of When Love Gets in the Way, I can't wait to read more!
Merry in TX

Courtney said...

Sounds like a really fun story, thanks for the chance to win it!

from WA state

Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me.
Thanks and God Bless!
Abigail Richmond
Blanch, N.C.

Nathanael Richmond said...

Would love to win.
Please enter me in the drawing.
Nathanael Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Cindy W. said...
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Cindy W. said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to win a copy.

Cindy W. from Indiana


apple blossom said...

please add me to this giveaway thanks
I live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I'm from Michigan.

Love cowboys!! Please enter me!

dancealert at aol dot com

rubynreba said...

I'm from Iowa and would enjoy this book.

Joanna Richmond said...

this book looks very interesting I would love to read it. enter me in the drawing. God Bless
Joanna Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

It looks and sounds interesting!
Please enter me in the drawing.
God Bless,
Sarah Richmond

Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

Nancye in Kentucky

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Jo said...

This sounds like a great book and I would love to read it. Please enter me.


Maggie Carr said...

Sounds like a great book!
Maggie C.
Northern Indiana

Maggie Carr said...

Sounds like a great book!
Maggie C.
Northern Indiana

Unknown said...

would love to read about another accident prone character...(me being the other one) Thanks for the chance to win

mitzi_wanham [at]yahoo[dot]com

from Peace River Country, Alberta

Ann Lee Miller said...

I love the title of Janelle's book.

Ann Lee Miller
Gilbert AZ

Sharon Richmond said...

Sounds like a great story! I love reading and would love to win this book. Thanks and God bless!
Sharon Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Roanna said...

Sounds like this might be a book that would give some medicine--laughter. :)

I would like to be entered.

Thank you!
Roanna from Ohio

Cathy said...

I'm from British Columbia, Canada. I would love a chance to win this book. Sounds good! :)

Kristie said...

The clumsy awkward heroine reminds me of myself. Sounds like a good read and a good chuckle. I'm from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

peachykath said...

I read the first book in her Colorado Runaway series and loved it. I can't wait to read something else by Janelle Mowery. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you

Katherine from Northern California