Friday, June 28, 2013

RIPTIDE - Elizabeth Goddard - One Free Book

Beth is a long-time friend, and I'm thrilled to have her on the blog today. Remember, Readers, to follow all instructions at the end of the post to be included in the drawing for the book.

Welcome, Beth. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
Riptide is the second story in my high-stakes repo man series. Since the first book, Treacherous Skies, involved retrieving a Learjet, I wanted my second book about a yacht. I love the Pacific Northwest and knew that I wanted my characters to end up surviving in the amazing Olympic Wilderness. With those two things in place I started writing and the ideas began to flow. Something I hadn’t planned for when I started was my hermit character. He stepped into the story like new friends step into our lives. I love it when that happens!

If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
I’d invite Lisa Harris, Lynette Eason, Lisa Wingate, (lots of “L” names going here! LOL) Susan May Warren, Rachel Hauck, and Debbie Macomber. Some I know well, and others not at all. But I enjoy reading all of these authors for various reasons—great writing voice or complicated romantic suspense plot twists or just great romance. I’d love to see my friends, and I’d love to get to know the authors on this list that I don’t already know.

Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Francine Rivers for one. Just because. Tamera Alexander, Liz Curtis Higgs, Lena Nelson Dooley (Ahem), Robin Lee Hatcher, and an up and coming historical author, Elizabeth Ludwig. (Don’t you just love her name?) All these authors are fantastic and I’d love to just listen while they talk to each other about God and life and history.

Thanks for including me. I’d love to visit with all those authors, 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?
Great question, Lena. I’m very blessed to be able to write so many books and generate so many ideas. My biggest problem right now is that my brain is tired. I suffered severe burnout over the last few months, but it didn’t matter because I still had three books with deadlines. So I had to gut it up and write them. I’m happy to tell you that at least two of those are turned in, and I have one left to go. This has been one of the toughest writing years I’ve had but at the same time, I’ve written five books this year, which again, is a blessing. God’s great favor. So this next year, I hope to slow things down a bit and only write one book at a time, only write for one line/publisher, at least for a while. Then we’ll see where God takes me on this writing journey. I’d like to ask that readers remember that writing is a HARD job and it doesn’t happen without a lot of stress and labor, so please pray for writers that God puts on your hearts.

I agree with your last sentence. I hope my readers pray for me. It means so much to us. Tell us about the featured book.
Riptide was a fun book to write and I was surprised myself by many of the twists and turns. Here’s the blurb:
Treasure Hunt

Two surprises await high-stakes repo man Jake Jacobson on his latest job. First, old flame Kelsey Chambers. Second, gunfire! Seizing the luxury yacht should have been easy, but he hadn't planned on Kelsey's appearance. Or that smugglers would hijack the vessel to find an antique map hidden on board. The map is Jake and Kelsey’s only leverage…but it carries a price. Without it, they’re as good as dead. With it, they’re the target of a relentless hunt. Their failed relationship has Kelsey afraid to rely on Jake again. Can she count on him with their lives on the line?

This sounds so intriguing. Please give us the first page of the book.
What would it feel like to send high-voltage electrical currents through an intruder?

I hope I don't have to find out.

Kelsey Chambers wrapped her fingers around the electro-shock device Captain Neely had left with her. Someone had boarded her boss’s boat and started the engine. She’d spent enough time on The Buccaneer while working on her travel writing assignment to feel the subtle shift, recognize the rhythmic hum of the motor. It wouldn’t be Captain Neely and his wife since they were on the island to celebrate their anniversary.

Sitting in the galley of the small but luxurious yacht, Kelsey left her laptop and the images she’d taken of the San Juan Islands and bounded up the steps.

Gripping the weapon, she stepped above deck into a dreary Pacific Northwest day. Angry voices shouted from the end of the secluded pier. Men ran toward The Buccaneer.
Copyright © 2013 Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All Rights Reserved

(You can read a much longer excerpt at Amazon on the Riptide page)

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Thank you, Beth, for sharing this book with us today. I loved the first one in the series.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Riptide (Love Inspired Suspense) - Amazon
Riptide (Love Inspired Suspense) - Kindle
Love Inspired Suspense July 2013 Bundle: Defender for Hire\Royal Heist\Lifeline\Riptide (Heroes for Hire) - Amazon

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Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angela from KY

Amy C said...

I would love to read Elizabeth's new book.
Amy C

Leauphaun said...

Sounds fantastic!! I'd love to read it!!

- Leauphaun from BC

KayM said...

I have only had the privilege of visiting the NW once in my life. What a wonderful part of the USA! I'm sure I'd enjoy reading a book that was set there. I enjoy the LI Suspense books. Thank you for offering a copy of Rip Tide.

Cyndi said...

I don't think I've actually read any of Elizabeth's books so I'll have to check her out! :)

Cyndi W. in Alabama

Bonnie Traher said...

Bonnie from Pa

Merry said...

Riptide sounds exciting, i love a heart gripping romantic suspense story. Thanks for a chance to win it!
Merry in MN

Heidi Reads... said...

I enjoy reading the Love Inspired Suspense line, but I haven't read this author. Sounds like a great read!

Heidi from CA

Mary Preston said...

I always enjoy a story with twists and turns. Very exciting.

Mary P


apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win
live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Beth Goddard said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Riptide is definitely a quick action-packed read. If you enjoy that kind of story, this won't disappoint. But of course, I'm biased.

Bookishqueen said...

I would love to win!
Rebekah Gyger TN

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Enter me!

smiller said...

I love the Pacific Northwest & we're going on a vacation there in August to visit National Parks. I have been on the San Juan Islands ferries, as well. This book RIPTIDE looks very interesting to me as I have been to the area. I would love to win it! sharon, CA

Bethany said...

I'd love to be entered! I'm in Ohio :)

Shopgirl said...

This sounds like an exciting story! I'd love to win. I'm in MN.

Unknown said...

Sounds like an interesting read.
Tonja S. - Virginia

bonton said...

Interesting storyline - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!



sm said...

We are traveling to the Olympic Peninsula and National park in August. I love to read books about the places we travel to. Love to win RIPTIDE. sharon, Oceanside

Cindy W. said...

I love the Love Inspired Suspense line and would love to win a copy of RIPTIDE. Thank you for the chance.

Blessings from Indiana,
Cindy W.

countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

Melissa Oldaker said...

Sounds like an exciting read! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jo said...

This book does sound very intriguing and I would love to read it.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant