Sunday, October 30, 2011

WHEN TWO HEARTS MEET - Janelle Mowery - Free Book

Welcome, Janelle. How wonderful to have two books release the same month. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about? 
I like to write about the spiritual issues I’ve dealt with, like trust, judging others, hope, grace, doubts, fear, and forgiveness.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
I only have one other book yet to be released. It is titled Inn Plain Sight, book three in the Massachusetts Mayhem Mystery Series. All three of this mystery series will be released as e-books in November and December as part of the Spyglass Lane Mysteries line. Readers can learn more about this mystery line at .

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why? 
I think I would enjoy an evening with Barbara Bush (and George). They’ve had so many unique experiences, some time with them would be interesting and informative.

What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why? 
This is such a difficult question because there are so many I’d like to meet. I chose Corrie ten Boom the last time. As an author, I enjoy spending time with other authors, so I guess this time I’d like some time with either Jane Austen or Louisa May Alcott. They made a great impact on the writing world.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
Don’t look at rejections as a negative thing but as a chance to keep honing your writing skills. The agents or editors aren’t saying ‘no’ but ‘not yet’. Take the time to read the how-to books as well as attend writer’s conferences or workshops. Join critique groups. The give and take you get in a critique group are incredibly beneficial. Don’t give up. Everything worthwhile takes effort.

Tell us about the featured book. 
When Two Hearts Meet is about a heroine who has studied to be a nurse, mainly because of how her brother died and she wanted to learn how to help others, but Rachel also has a heart for those who are hurting. The hero is a man who lost his sheriff father in a gunfight. Several years later, Luke becomes a lawman to try to stop the outlaws before they can hurt anyone. But Luke is angry at God for allowing his father to die and has built a wall around his heart. When an unknown assailant makes several attempts on Rachel’s life, she finds herself in need of Luke’s protection. As he hunts for her attacker, he finds he has fallen in love and is faced with the fear that he might lose another loved one. He must decide whether he can learn to rely on God to save her, or run from the love both God and Rachel offer.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Warned by the clatter of breaking glass, Luke Mason flung himself from his saddle. Seconds later the sound of gunshots reached his ears. The bullet splintered a branch behind his head. He pulled his pistol and rolled toward the protection of a large pine tree.

 Crazy Sally wasn’t so crazy after all. Her ravings during the past week about strange smells and noises didn’t come from an over active imagination but from the cabin in front of him.

The strong odor of cooking mash proved the presence of a working still inside. Luke stood and peeked from behind the tree. A shadow passed in front of a window followed by more shattering glass and clanging. A string of curses drifted toward him as two men argued. Time to establish some kind of communication with those inside.

“Hello in the cabin!” Silence. “This is Deputy Mason. I’d like to come in and talk.”

Two quick, successive shots were his answer. Luke fired back and moved to another tree to get closer. A bullet landed a foot over his head. Chips of bark pelted his hat. Luke took a deep breath and plunged toward a boulder as he fired several rounds. A thin stream of smoke drifted skyward from the cabin.

Luke hunkered down and reloaded as he prepared to dash toward the structure. He couldn’t believe they’d burn their still on purpose. The fire must have started by accident or else they were planning their escape.

With a tug on his hat, Luke spun around ready to make his move. The thunder of horses’ hooves and wagon wheels coming down the trail made him freeze. He squatted lower and waited.

Way to leave us hanging. How can readers find you on the Internet? 
Readers can find me at or on Facebook.

Thank you, Janelle, for the fun interview.

Readers, here's a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
When Two Hearts Meet (Colorado Runaway Series)

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Coolestmommy said...

Wow--exciting opening page. Can't wait to see how all of this turns out.

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Merry said...

When Two Hearts Meet sounds like a great story of hope, purpose and love coming from personal sorrow. I'd love to be entered.
Merry in TX

Unknown said...

Would love to win this novel, Lena. Thanks for the chance, and for another great post.


Rebecca said...

Oh this looks absolutely amazing. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance to win.

I am from Oklahoma

Jo said...

This sounds great. Just added it to my wish list. Can't wait to read it.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Lorna Faith said... the action on the 1st page. I would love a chance to win this book:)

Lorna from Alberta

lornafaith at gmail dot com

scottsgal said...

western romance - ahhh my fave
cheryl in IL
msboatgal at

Ann Summerville said...

Looks like a great read - thanks for posting.

Ann Summerville said...

Opps didn't put my state on the comment - I live in Texas

Janelle said...

Hi all! Glad you enjoyed the interview and the first page. There's much more action that takes place in the story. Western/historical romance is my all-time favorite genre. Hope you enjoy the story.

Patricia said...

This book sounds like it belongs on my bookshelf. You describe Luke and how he closed his heart after the death of his father. So many of us after the death or even the absence of a loved one from our lives feel vulnerable to pain so we close our hearts afraid to trust our heart with anyone. Thanks for the interview/giveaway.

plb1050 at gmail dot com

Jackie S. said...

Please enter me for this sounds like just the type book I enjoy! Thanks!!!
(NE Georgia)

rubynreba said...

I'm from Iowa. This book looks like a book I would thorougly enjoy.

Aizess said...

Sounds so interesting. I would enjoy winning this book! Please enter me in this giveaway.

I live in New York

Wendy Newcomb said...

Thank you for doing this interview and hosting the giveaway. Live in Florida.


Patty said...

Just love all the new authors you are introducing me to! SOunds like another good book.

Patty in SC

apple blossom said...

please enter me thanks
I live in ND

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Unknown said...

Sounds like a great book.

Ginger in AL

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a very interesting book
Please enter me in your drawing.
God Bless You!
Dennie Richmond
Blanch, NC

Ann Lee Miller said...

Count me in!

Ann Lee Miller
Gilbert AZ

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story :)

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me.
Abigail Richmond
Blanch, N.C.

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Sounds interesting!
Please enter me in the drawing.
God Bless,
Sarah Richmond

Maggie Carr said...

Pick me, pick me!

Maggie, Northern Indiana

misskallie2000 said...

Hi Janelle, Now this sounds like an exciting story and one I would love to read. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

I am from Georgia

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Kristie said...

This would be an interesting read because both my sisters are in nursing school. I know what it's like to close your heart off because you are afraid to be hurt. It's very common I think. I'm from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Sharon Richmond said...

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

Kd Brown said...

This book looks like a neat story with wonderful characters. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Kathleen in Montana

Nathanael Richmond said...

Looks interesting!Please enter me in the drawing.
Nathanael Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Katie Marie said...

I've read two books by Janelle Mowery that she co-authored with Elizabeth Ludwig, and enjoyed them both. I'd like to be entered into the giveaway. Thanks!

Katie from Florida