Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GLITTERING PROMISES - Lisa T Bergren - One Free Book on This Blog, Plus More

Bio: Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over thirty-five books, with more than 2 million copies sold. A former publishing executive, Lisa now divides her time between writing, editing, parenting three children with her husband, Tim, and dreaming of her next trip to Italy. She lives in Colorado Springs

Readers, I'm thrilled to once again feature Lisa T Bergren on the blog. I love Glittering Promises. It's a fitting end to the series. You won't want to miss reading this one, and if you haven't read the first two, do that before you read Glittering Promises. 

Welcome back, Lisa. Why did you become an author?
I didn’t set out to be an “author.” To me, that sounded other-worldly, audacious. It took about five published books before I could call myself a “writer” and about ten before I could claim “author.” But I’m one now because one book after the next forms in my head, and to ignore it would pretty much make me crazy. So, I write. And God, in his goodness, has made a way for me to get those books out to others.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
A travel agent. I love planning trips—even other people’s trips.

If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
The 1920s. Women were beginning to find their way in a man’s world, and yet the world was still largely filled with innocence, and possibility.

What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
As a Western girl, there are many places in the East I have not yet been. I want to see them ALL.

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
Hmmm. I can’t name one—there are so many places I want to see! Chile, Peru, Argentina, Switzerland, Spain, Austria…And yet, I still want to go back and see all the places in Italy and England and France I’ve not yet been! Oh, for an unlimited travel budget…

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
That submission is an ever-evolving lesson. There’s always some corner I’ve not yet relinquished to his care.

Tell us about the featured book.
GLITTERING PROMISES is the finale in the Grand Tour Series, which began with GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS and continued with GRAVE CONSEQUENCES. In it, our Grand Tourists complete their journey in Italy. For Cora, it is the end of both an inner and outer journey, seeking to find out who she really is … and who she isn’t. And the bonus? Lots of romance and adventure, as well as an arm-chair view of many sites along the way…

Please give us the first page of the book.
 “If you spot him again, shoot him on sight,” my father said. “I shall deal with the repercussions myself.”

I gently pulled off my gloves and felt Will’s grip on my elbow tighten. I looked about the room—at my younger sister, Lil; my brother, Felix; and one of our guards, Pascal, standing with Antonio and my father.

“What’s this?” Will asked, leading me closer to the others, deeper into the Venetian palazzo’s grand salon. I was thankful that the long windows were wide open, allowing the brine-laced breeze to waft through. “What’s happened?”

“Oh, Cora!” Lillian cried, rising and entering my arms. She clung to me a second and then pulled back to look at me. “It was Nathan Hawke! I’m certain I saw him across the piazza today!”

“Truly?” I asked. “Nathan? If you’re right, he’s far less clever than I thought.” I looked to my father, his words about shooting him on sight making far more sense now. Nathan Hawke was dangerous, instrumental in our kidnapping a week past, thwarted only because Will and Art had used other nefarious men to double-cross him.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Readers can find me on the Internet at: www.LisaBergren.com ; www.Facebook.com/LisaTawnBergren ; @LisaTBergren

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this new book with us.

Lisa T. Bergren is celebrating the release of her new book, Glittering Promisesby giving away a $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma and hosting a fun Facebook party on October 29th.
  One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma delivered to your door
  • The three-book Grand Tour set
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 29th. Winner will be announced at the "Glittering Promises" Facebook Author Chat Party on October 29th. Connect with Lisa for an evening of book chat, European trivia, and prizes, and get an exclusive look Lisa's next book.

So grab your copies of the Grand Tour series and join Lisa on the evening of October 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on the 29th!

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Glittering Promises - Christianbook.com
Glittering Promises: A Novel (Grand Tour Series) - Amazon.com
Glittering Promises: A Novel (Grand Tour Series) - Kindle

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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Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angela from KY

Patty said...

I enjoyed the first book in this series, but haven't read the second one yet. I would love to have this one to finish the series in quick order.

Patty in SC

Amy C said...

Lovely interview with Lisa! This is one of the most anticipated novels I have wanted to read this year!
Amy C

Britney Adams said...

I am adding Lisa's series to my must-read list. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of GLITTERING PROMISES!

Britney Adams, TX

Lisa Tawn Bergren said...

Thanks for the interview, Lena! You're so kind to share my books with your readers!

Melanie Backus said...

Thank you for the interview, Lena. Lisa sounds like a very interesting person and I can't wait to read her books. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway .

Melanie Backus, TX

Cyndi said...

Been hearing lots of good things about this book! Looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cyndi in AL

Mary Preston said...

It sounds like I've been missing out. I look forward to reading GLITTERING PROMISES and the rest of the Grand Tour series.

Mary P


Melody said...

I also enjoyed the first book, I'd live to read any of Lisa's books!

Donna, TX

Unknown said...

I've read one of Lisa's book. Was a fantastic book and Lisa is a great author. Thank you for the chance of a giveaway.

Barbara Thompson in LA


CentralEast2 said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to read it. Carol from AL centraleast2 at gmail dot com

Pam K. said...

I have the first book in this series and hope to get the others so I can read them all together. It would be wonderful to win Glittering Promises here. Thanks for the chance.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to finish the trilogy! Didn't realize it was releasing soon!

Thank you for the chance to win --Mrs. Bergren writes some great YA novels. =)


P.S. - I'm from Hawaii

Cindy W. said...

Beautiful cover on GLITTERING PROMISES. I would love to be entered to win a copy.

I live in Indiana.

Cindy W.

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Enter me in this awesome giveaway!

Kandra said...

Lisa is such an enjoyable author. I'd love to win this one!
Kandra in OK

Merry said...

I've enjoyed the Grand Tour and can't wait to read Glittering Promises.
Merry in MN

bonton said...

I enjoyed your interview, Lisa - we have a love of travel, & books, in common. Glittering Promises sounds like a very suspenseful book. I haven't read any of your books, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this one.



sam said...

Like to read an armchair tour of Italy through your 3 books. Like the covers and the romance. Love to win! sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant