Thursday, July 23, 2015

THE CURIOSITY KEEPER - Sarah E Ladd - One Free Book

Bio: Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

Welcome back, Sarah. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I find that I often write novels that have themes of redemption and forgiveness.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
Right now I am working on the 2nd book in the Treasures of Surrey series, and it is called Dawn at Emberwilde. It has been a very fun project, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
This is a tough one to answer, because there are so many fascinating people I would love to chat with! But as a writer, I think I would like to chat with another writer. In light of the recent release of Go Set A Watchman, I think it would be interesting to have a chat with Harper Lee.

What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
As a writer, and as a fan of classic literature, I know who I would pick … Jane Austen! Not only is she one of my personal favorite authors, but she lived during the time period in which I set my novels. I think it would be fascinating to hear her talk about the culture of her day and her approach to writing.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
My advice is to not give up and to not stop writing! As hard as it is, we learn and grow by feedback. Persistence is key! Keep writing. Keep editing. Work with critique and brainstorming partners. Enter your work into writing contests. Every writer’s path to publication is different, and if you keep at it, you’ll get there!

Tell us about the featured book.
The Curiosity Keeper:
“It is not just a ruby, as you say. It is large as a quail’s egg, still untouched and unpolished. And it is rumored to either bless or curse whoever possesses it.”

Here is a synopsis of my story,

Camille Iverness can take care of herself. She’s done so since the day her mother abandoned the family and left Camille to run their shabby curiosity shop. But when a violent betrayal leaves her injured with no place to hide, Camille must allow a mysterious stranger to come to her aid.

Jonathan Gilchrist never wanted to inherit Kettering Hall. As a second son, he was content to work as the village apothecary. But when his brother’s death made him heir just as his father’s foolish decisions put the estate at risk, only the sale of a priceless possession—a ruby called the Bevoy—can save the family from ruin. But the gem has disappeared. And all trails lead to Iverness Curiosity Shop—and the beautiful shop girl who may be the answer to his many questions.

Caught at the intersection of blessings and curses, greed and deceit, these two determined souls must unite to protect what they hold dear. But when a passion that shines far brighter than any gem is ignited, they will have to decide how much they are willing to risk for their future, love, and happiness.

Please give us the first page of the book.
I can do better than that! My publisher unlocked the first 3 chapters! Click here to read the first 3 chapters.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love to connect with readers on the Internet! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Thank you Sarah, for sharing this new book with me and my blog readers.

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The Curiosity Keeper -
The Curiosity Keeper (A Treasures of Surrey Novel) - Amazon
The Curiosity Keeper (A Treasures of Surrey Novel) - Kindle

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Caryl Kane said...

FABULOUS interview with Sarah. I am SO excited for the release of The Curiosity Keeper! It has romance and suspense. I am looking forward to reading Camille and Jonathan's story! Thank you for the giveaway.

Caryl in TEXAS

Melissa M. said...

This book sounds fascinating--and I'm a fan of Jane Austen, too!

-Melissa M. in TN

Beth Gillihan said...

I too am a Jane Austen fan! Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win!

BEth in Montana

Melanie Backus said...

Oh my! This one sounds like a must read! Thank you Lena and thank you Sarah!

Melanie Backus, TX

ASC Book Reviews said...

Really hoping to get a copy of this! It sounds SO good!!!!

Amada (pronounced: NM

Deanna Stevens said...

This sounds sooo good! I want to find out if~ they are willing to risk for their future, love, and happiness. Thanks for the chance to win a copy :)
dkstevens ~ Nebraska

Tracy Krauss said...

A wonderful interview and the book sounds fascinating!

Britney Adams said...

I loved getting to know Sarah and am eager to read The Curiosity Keeper! Thank you so much for sharing this delightful interview and giveaway!

Britney Adams, TX

Brebda Arrington said...

Thanks for the interview and the giveaway. I live in VA.

Brenda Arrington said...

I can't even spell my own name! It is Brenda Arrington

Trixi said...

Another book on my want-to-read list!! And it continues to grow day by day I think :-) Thank you for the interview, enjoyed getting to know you a bit more!

Trixi said...

Ooops.....I forgot!
Trixi in OR

Samantha T said...

Would love to read!
Samantha in Kentucky

Mary Preston said...

This sounds fantastic. I'm off to read the first 3 chapters thank you.

Mary P


Loraine Nunley said...

I am looking forward to reading this one. Sarah is such a talented writer. Thanks for the advice to keep writing and thanks for the giveaway!

Loraine in TX

Raechel said...

Great interview!! I've enjoyed Sarah Ladd's previous books, and can't wait to read this one!
Raechel in MN

susanlulu said...

Great post. This book sounds really good. I've read several positive reviews on it.
Susan in NC

Patty said...

Thanks for the interview ladies! I'm not familiar with Sarah's writing, but it sounds good.

Patty in SC

sm said...

There is an old curiosity shoppe on the Seattle harbor area and it has a lot of weird stuff like shrunken heads. Hopefully, this Curiosity Shoppe has intriguing not goolish items. the plot sounds very good. sm CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway, SC.

Anne Payne said...

I'm excited to read this book! I've heard great things about it from my friends who have read it.

Anne, rural NC

Pam K. said...

I read a couple of Sarah's other books and enjoyed them very much. The way she writes about the Regency period makes me feel like I'm really there, at that time. I'm looking forward to reading The Curiosity Keeper and would love to win it here. Thanks for the chance.


EJ said...

Thank you for the interview - The Curiosity Keeper is now on my must read list. Elaine in Iowa

Merry said...

The Curiosity Keeper sounds awesome, I love the Regency period. Sarah writes delightful, engaging stories... please add me!
Merry in MN

rubynreba said...

The first three chapters were so enjoyable. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Beth from IA

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to win one of Sarah's books. She seems to have many that sound so good. Not been lucky in winning them but will take a chance. I would love to go to a Curiosity Shop, tho I go in some second hand stores that do have some curious items. Always being surprised. Pleased put my name in the giveaway. Thanks! Maxie from Texas> mac262(at)me(dot)com <

kam110476 said...

Hi Sarah & Lena! I love Sarah's first trilogy and I have been so excited for the Curiosity Keeper to come out!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me!
Blanch, NC

Connie Porter Saunders said...

I love romance and suspense. Please count me in!!
Connie from Kentucky

Alisha said...

I've been wanting to read this book. It sounds great! Thanks for having the giveaway!

~Alisha L. in Florida

Anonymous said...

Sarah Ladd is an excellent author. I am ready to dive into this story !

Deanne in Pennsylvania