Friday, March 15, 2013

GRAVE CONSEQUENCES - Lisa T Bergren - One Free Book on This Blog, Plus Much More

Welcome back, Lisa. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
Well, since GRAVE CONSEQUENCES is Book 2 in a three-book series, it meant we’d continue on with the characters introduced in GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS. But I wanted to up the stakes for Cora, both internally and externally, so as her family continues the Grand Tour, she must come to terms with which man truly holds her heart, and really learn how to stand on her own two feet again, even in the face of extreme danger.

If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Robin Gunn, because she and I have travelled this adult fiction track together from the very beginning. (We were the first two authors for Palisades romances, way long ago.) And I just love her heart; you feel loved when you’re around her. Tricia Goyer, because she always amazes me with all that she’s done and is doing, and inspires me to push forward and outward. Francine Rivers, because she’s thoughtful and tender and usually working on something big internally, which she expresses so beautifully in her fiction. Bill Myers, because I’d want to pick his brain about the supernatural, angels and demons. Jim Bell because he makes me laugh and is so progressive in the arena of bringing light to a dark world. Oh, and only one left?? This is hard. I love all my fellow authors…Jenny B. Jones, because she’s so witty and makes me laugh too. I guess I need more laughter in my life. Don’t we all? And what’s a party without laughter?

That would be an interesting party. Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Bodie Thoene, because hers was the first Christian historical fiction that I truly enjoyed. She inspired me to write my very first historical, THE CAPTAIN’S BRIDE. Liz Higgs, because I adore her and am fascinated by how deeply she’s delved into Scottish history and life. Julie Lessman, because she’s so kind and caring and writes so prolifically—I’d like to know what she’s up to next! Sandra Byrd, because she and I share a love for deep history. Julie Klassen and Tamera Alexander, because everyone raves about their books and I’ve been meaning to read them, and maybe having them at my party would finally get me to get them read!!

I’ve read all those authors and know several of them personally. That would be a good party, too. 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?
I’m intentionally slowing down in 2013-2014. I think when you write so much, so fast, that after a while, you begin to doubt that you’re writing anything new, anything fresh. It’s important to allow time for the ground to be fallow, if you want to produce your best work.

That is so true. Tell us about the featured book.
GRAVE CONSEQUENCES is the second in the Grand Tour Series. The Grand Tour was often taken by the well-to-do. They travelled through Europe to learn about history and art, see beautiful, famous locales, and meet important people. For Cora, the whole tour is an external journey, but it’s also an internal journey of discovery about her truest identity—as a daughter of God.

I loved book one. Please give us the first page of the book of book two.
A shiver of fear ran down my back as I looked to the busy train platform outside my window. It’s only your imagination, Cora. Silently, I counted to thirty, watching businessmen shake hands before parting. A young husband tenderly bussed his wide on the cheek as she anxiously wound a handkerchief in her hands. A man caught my eye in passing. He smiled and tipped his hat in my direction and I hurriedly glanced back to my lap. But when I lifted my eyes, the blue eyes of the dapper, blond gent inside the train car with me were locked on me again. He was clearly watching me over the top of his newspaper.

            I sighed and glanced at Nell, beside me.

            “Cora?” she asked, studying my face. “What is it?”

            “That man three rows up,” I whispered, careful not to glance his way. “Don’t look right away. Wait until I look back to the window. Then see if he isn’t studying us.”

            “All right,” she said, a bit wan. Our narrow escape from kidnappers in Paris had left us all on edge.

The book is at the top of my to-be-read pile. I can’t wait to dive into it. How can readers find you on the Internet?

Celebrate the release of Grave Consequences with Lisa T. Bergren by entering to win an iPad Mini!


One "grand" winner receive:
  • A brand new iPad Mini
  • Grave Consequences and Glamorous Illusions will be pre-loaded onto the Mini!
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 23rd. Winner will be announced on March 25th at Lisa's website.

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Thank you, Lisa, for joining us here today. My readers like to be included in you blog tours.

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Grave Consequences: A Novel (Grand Tour Series) - paperback
Grave Consequences: A Novel (Grand Tour Series) - Kindle

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Unknown said...

i just finished reading Glorious Illusions (don't even have my review up yet) and would love to win Grave Consequences! Thanks for having Lisa here, and for the great post! i hope you have as awesome a day as you ladies are!

marianne in Arizona


Lyndie Blevins said...

I am interested in 'Grand tour' stories right now.

Thanks for the opportunity to get this book.
Lyndie Blevins
Duncanville, Tx

Hannah said...

I love Lisa T Bergren's books :)
Hannah P

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book.

Katie J.

writingsofrosie said...

I'm such a big fan of Lisa's River of Time series and I loved Glamorous Illusions! I look forward so much to getting my hands on a copy of Grace Consequences.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Rosie from OH

Kandra said...

Lisa is becoming one of my favorite authors! Please sign me up!
Kandra in Tennessee

Leauphaun said...

I absoutely love Lisa Bergren!!! I enjoyed the first book in the series, and would love to continue reading!!

- Leauphaun from BC

Amy C said...

I can NOT wait to get my hands on this one. I've read Glamorous Illusions and loved it.
Amy C

Norma S said...

I would love to win this book,have not read "Glamorous Illusions" but know it sounds like a great book the same as :Grave Consequences. The cover looks elegant.Thank you for a chance and God bless you.
Norma Stanforth from Ohio

Michelle said...

I love the cover for this one, and would love to read it. The first book is sitting on my shelves right now.


Cindy W. said...

Oh my what a beautiful cover. I would love to win a copy of Grave Consequences. Thank you for the chance.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.
from Indiana

countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

Shopgirl said...

I'm so excited to read this! I'm reading her Northern Lights series right now! I'm in MN.

Anonymous said...

i would love to win a copy of this book. Angela from KY

Mary Preston said...

GRAVE CONSEQUENCES looks very exciting. A wonderful first page thank you.

Mary P


karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

CarlybirdK said...

The first book in this series was excellent. I would love to win this one. Thank you!
Carly in NC

Anne Payne said...

Regency is my favorite era! This one looks and sounds wonderful.

Anne in rural NC

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

I would love to win,Enter me!!!
Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!!!
Sarah Richmond

Bookishqueen said...

I would love to win this!
Rebekah TN

Lourdes said...

So looking forward to reading Grave Consequences.

Lourdes Long Island NY

Merry said...

A delicious beginning, now I really want to read Grave Consequences!
Merry in TX

Marissa said...

I can't wait to read this book!!!

Marissa from Colorado

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Pam K. said...

I have book one of this series so would really love to win a copy of book two. I've heard it is a series that needs to be read in its entirety (versus a stand-alone series)so want to wait till I have all three books so I can read them one after the other and really savor the story.
Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Grave Consequences.


Nancee said...

I'd love to win a copy of Lisa's book. Thank you for featuring her and giving us a preview of "Grave Consequences."
Nancee in Michigan

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the first in this series very much and am really looking forward to this book!

Patty in SC

KayM said...

I guess I need to get the first book in the series. It sounds like a series that is exciting to read. I would love to win a copy of Grave consequences.

Melody said...

I really, really enjoyed G I and look forward to see what developes!

Donna, TX

Library Lady said...

I enjoyed reading the interview. We have Lisa's books in the Church Library.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win her book, "Grave Consequences".
Janet E.

Jasmine A. said...

I have really been wanting to read this series! It looks so good!
Jasmine A.

rubynreba said...

Thanks for the chance to win Grave Grave Consequences.
Beth from Iowa

Katie said...

I've read the first book and it was AMAZING! I've been aiming to get the second and winning it here would be awesome. I'm from NC.

Lisa Tawn Bergren said...

Thanks for the interview, friend! Such great questions!

Lisa E. said...

I've heard amazing things about Lisa's books! I'd love to read this series, it sounds fascinating!

Lisa in Washington State