Tuesday, December 10, 2013

LOVE ON THE SLOPES - Elizabeth Goddard - One Free Book

Welcome back, Beth. Why did you become an author?
I don’t think I had a choice, really. I loved to read and the dream to write a novel was burning inside, all I needed was a way to get there, which I found when I joined ACFW.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
Oh, great question. I have so many thoughts on what I’d like to be on any given day, maybe that’s why I write. I can pursue different careers through my characters. But I think I mostly lean toward science. At one point, I wanted to be a marine biologist. In the end, and if I were much younger, I’d maybe choose to work for NASA.

If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
Well, the world wasn’t the best place for woman until recent decades! LOL And we didn’t have penicillin until 1928 to combat certain illnesses, so thank you very much, but I’ll stay in the present. But maybe ... maybe ... I’d enjoy the middle ages (without the plague) because I love castles and knights and chivalry.

What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
My parents took us all over on our vacations, and then as a professional I traveled to almost every state in the country. But I haven’t been to Hawaii, and I’d love to see the volcano.

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
Love Scotland, Italy and Greece—would love to visit.

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
That no dream is ever dead.

Tell us about the featured book.
Love on the Slopes is the second book in my Racing series for Heartsong Presents set in New Mexico, the first being Love in the Air.


But a serious injury ended her dreams of making the nation's top ski team. Now, with her handsome coach, Hudson Landers, at her side, Shannon hopes to compete again. But though she trusts Hudson's judgment, she wants to train harder. 

Hudson cares too much about Shannon to let her risk her life just for the sake of competition. He fears that one more fall could destroy her future and break her heart. Can Shannon and the disabled kids he coaches show him that falling down and getting back up again is what faith and love are all about?

Sounds like a wonderful read. Please give us the first page of the book.
November, Aspen, Colorado
Winning was everything.

Shannon de Croix stabbed her ski poles into the packed snow just in front of the starting gate.

If she placed first at one or more events at the Nationals, it would bump her up in the rankings. Just one of many stepping-stones to put her in line for a nomination to the U.S. Ski Team. A dream that had already eluded her for far too long.

Focusing on the downhill course ahead of her, she sucked in a breath, the scent of evergreens, winter and fresh-fallen snow filling her nostrils, exhilarating her.

Shannon had practically been born on skis. She could do this. The downhill race wasn't anything she hadn't done a thousand times before, but on other hills and in other competitions. The only difference—this was a big race.

An important race.

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How can readers find you on the Internet?
My website also includes my blog at: http://elizabethgoddard.com
I love to connect with my readers on my Facebook page: http://facebook.com/elizabethgoddardauthor

Thank you, Beth. This sounds like another winner.

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Love on the Slopes - Christianbook.com
Love on the Slopes (Heartsong Presents) - Kindle

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Unknown said...

Love on The Slopes sounds like a great read
Thank you from Ohio

Melanie Backus said...

The title hooked me! Sounds like a great book. Thank you Lena and thank you Elizabeth.

Melanie Backus, TX

Beth Goddard said...

Thanks, guys! And it's just in time for the Olympics. :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like another hit to add to me to be read list. Thanks for sharing the interview.
I live in Idaho

Unknown said...

Enjoyed the interview. Love On The Slopes sounds like a great book. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. Please enter my name.

Barbara Thompson (West Monroe, LA)


loretta said...

South Carolina

Love the title, also; have never been on the slopes before

Unknown said...

Sounds exciting!

Kathy from Virginia

Elizabeth Dent said...

Loved the interview Love on the Slopes . Love the cover and the book sounds so good . Would love to win this books . Thanks and n
Blessings .

Mary Preston said...

I'm going to enjoy reading LOVE ON THE SLOPES.

Mary P


Vera Godley said...

Sounds interesting and fun and if I would the book I think it would addition to the Alamance Christian School's high school library.

Susan Johnson said...

Sounds like a great book.
I live in Odessa, TX
susanmsj at msn dot com

Julie said...

This sounds like a great read. We have the greatest snow on Earth where I live here in Utah.

sm said...

With the Olympics coming in February, this will be a great book to read. Love to win it! sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love the book cover and this would b great for winter reading.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in NY

Merry said...

A snowy story sounds like the perfect read for a winter afternoon, please add me!
Merry in MN

bonton said...

Hi, Elizabeth!

Enjoyed your interview! "Love on the Slopes" sounds like a novel full of romance, & beating the odds. I would love to read it - thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!


rubynreba said...

Beautiful cover! Makes me feel like I am on the slopes. Love to read this book.
Beth from Iowa

apple blossom said...

thanks for chance to win

live in ND

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