Monday, November 10, 2014

SWEPT AWAY - Cindy Loven - One Free Book

Dear Readers, here’s another debut author.

Welcome Cindy. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
In Swept Away, I do see characteristics of myself in Sari (Grandma) she loves the things I love, but she was truthfully patterned off a combination of both of my grandmothers.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Got married at a quarter to midnight by the county judge AFTER  buying the marriage license at 10:30 pm the same evening.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
I have been making up and telling stories for years, while working with children in Sunday School and children's church. I began writing book reviews six years ago, but I have always written in a journal since I was a teen.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
Suspense and mystery are my favorite, contemporary is next. The only books I do not read much of are sci-fi and fantasy novels.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I am not sure I do some days, but there comes a time when you just have to slow down and stop.  Saying no and being choosy about the things I volunteer to do, helps keep the insanity at a manageable level.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
I just go with names I like. For Swept Away, I chose the town I wanted my characters to live near, and then chose a form of that name as their last name (Morgantown, Morgan)

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Wow, just one. I think I have to say that I am proud of homeschooling my son through graduation.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
A cat, it is all about the attitude.

What is your favorite food?
Chicken, I love it, could eat chicken every day and not get tired of it.  

My husband and I eat a lot of chicken, too. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
For me personally, grammar is my enemy, and the rules of writing, and I am pretty positive I have not overcame it.  

Tell us about the featured book.
He survived a life-altering event. She is facing one.

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her grandmother who doesn’t want to be cared for. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.

Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but also as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between him and his new employer’s granddaughter.

It doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts online researching him. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Sara Jane Morgan gasped for breath, scanning the crowded pathways. Everyone showed up for the Heritage Festival, which was good for the artists and vendors, but bad for her.

Especially considering . . .

No. She couldn’t voice her concerns. At least not yet. But losing a loved one in this mob would cause anyone to panic. This was why mothers kept their toddlers locked securely in strollers and older children attached to harnesses with straps.

But one couldn’t exactly fasten a grandmother to a leash. And Sara Jane, being a grown woman, shouldn’t be having a panic attack.

She pulled in a shaking breath and forced herself to calm down. She could handle this. Stepping to the side of the paved walkway, she let a woman pushing a double stroller pass, then a man driving a motorized wheelchair. She feigned interest in the open-air tent beside her. A display of corncob dolls. People still made them?

Well, this was the Appalachians. There were tourists here from all over the country who expected to find mountain handcrafts for sale.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Twitter handle: @cndloven
Amazon Page:

Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your book with us today.

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Swept Away -
Swept Away: Quilts of Love Series - Amazon
Swept Away: Quilts of Love Series - Kindle

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Melanie Backus said...

This sounds like a wonderful book and I love the cover!!!!!

Melanie Backus, TX

Library Lady said...

I love the title of this book. We have the series in the church library.
Janet E.

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a wonderful story. I would love to read it.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fun read. I'd love to win a copy.
J.C. -Indiana-

Deanna Stevens said...

Me too, would enjoy reading this one! dkstevensne@out look dot com

mongupp said...

Nice to see you, Cindy and to learn a bit more about you!

Monica, Ontario

Ro said...

Read the blurb and the sneak peek. Sounds like a good read. I would like to be entered.

Ro from Ohio

~Cindy~ said...

Thank You Lena for having me on your blogand thanks for all the nice comments left by your readers

~Cindy~ said...

thanks Monica nice to see you here

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! Shelia Hall from MS

Debbie Rhoades said...

I love the sound of this book! Thank you for the chance to win his lovely book!

Donna Brookmyer said...

This sounds like a great book! I'm from IL.

Susan Johnson said...

Cindy,I am with you on the fantasy and sci-fi. I like most other genres, though. I would love to win a copy of your book.
Susan in Texas

Granny's Attic said...

I can't wait to read this book. I love the Quilts of Love series. lisajcowell(at)cs(dot)com
Lisa in Ohio

Mary Preston said...

Thank you for the wonderful interview & first page.

Mary P


Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book thank you for this chance
Portland oregon

Anonymous said...

Sound like a great book! Thanks for te giveaway!
Sydney Harries from GA

Britney Adams said...

Thank you for the introduction to a new author. I love the Quilts of Love series and would love to read Swept Away!

Britney Adams, TX

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this series and have read one book so far. This sounds like a great story to read.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in NY

Lane Hill House said...

I enjoy reading the Quilts of Love stories! Would like to win Swept Away. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

~Cindy~ said...

Ahhhh, thanks for all the wonderful and kind comments, I hope you each enjoy the book. I will be hosting and offering several giveaways this month so be sure to like my facebook page for information about those giveaways.

Joan Nace Hoffman said...

Sounds like a wonderful book . . . would love to read it and winning a copy would be awesome! Florida

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway, SC.

kam110476 said...

Swept away sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

Mama Cat said...

Cindy, this sounds like a great book - congrats that your debut novel is part of this special series! This is an interesting part of the country to learn the skills and arts of earlier days; I ho0pe to read it! Phoenix, AZ

Abigail Richmond said...

Looks Great! Please enter me!

Blanch, NC

Karen G. said...

Thank you for the interview. Would love to win and read this book. I love the Quilts of Love series. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
Karen G., NY

Jackie Tessnair said...

Looking forward to reading this book.Sounds great.Jackie Tessnair,N.C.

sm said...

When I saw that your book, SWEPT AWAY, is part of the Quilts of Love series, I could hardly wait to read about it. I'm attempting to read all of this series and would love to win and read this one! sm California wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

rubynreba said...

Beautiful cover! Swept Away is a book I want to read for sure.
Beth from IA