Friday, September 04, 2015

DESPERATE ESCAPE - Lisa Harris - One Free Book

Dear Readers, I’ve known Lisa Harris since before she was ever published. She is a member of the critique group that meets in my home. Her writing is awesome. She writes suspense novels with a strong romantic thread. Her books have garnered a number of awards. Lisa and her husband are missionaries in Mozambique. We’re thankful for the Internet, because we can easily keep in touch

Welcome back, Lisa. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I have a wonderful, supportive husband and three beautiful children. We’re in the middle of a lot of transition as my oldest heads off to university this month, but I’m also so excited for him! We’ve lived in southern Africa for almost twelve years now where we are involved in discipleship, church planting, and humanitarian work. And while it’s hard to believe it, I started writing over eighteen years ago and am thrilled to still be able to keep writing down the stories in my mind.                                                                                                                                                            
How did you become interested in writing?                          I had always wanted to write a book, from the time I was young. As a teen, I wrote a few chapters of stories, but never finished anything. That desire ended up being put on the back burner as life took over. Eventually, when my oldest was born, I found myself at home with him and without a car, so I decided to take advantage of the extra time and write a book. Which is exactly what I did!             
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
This book is set in Africa and deals with drug trafficking and land mines. I’ve always been very interested in the issues that effect people on a daily basis and using subjects like this as a backdrop for a story is also a way to make people aware of things that are happing throughout the world.
What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book?
This is a story about justice, faith, and trust. I’ve always loved writing stories that show people forced into difficult situations, and then discovering that God is faithful and that he can use their weaknesses as strengths.                                                                                                                                                       
Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
Our need to trust in God no matter what the circumstance.
What makes your book different than any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?    
Definitely the setting. I’m really enjoying the chance to write book with Love Inspired Suspense that are set in various locations around the world. I just signed a contract with them for four more books that will be set in the Sahara, Italy, Amsterdam, and Brazil.
It’s wonderful how many places you’ve been privileged to visit. How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?      
Being set in Africa definitely intertwines with my own life and I love the chance to share stories set on a continent I’ve come to love.

Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
My favorite scripture changes, but I love Romans 8:18 because it’s such a wonderful reminder. “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.”

I like that one for what I’m going through right now. Having total knee replacement will bring suffering, but at the end, I’ll be able to walk without pain. When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?       
Things have been so busy for our family lately that there hasn’t been a lot of free time between writing, ministry, and homeschooling. But when I can, I love reading, cooking, and photography.
                                                                                                                                                                    I love the photographs you take at the wild game park. As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
 Thanks so much for inviting me on your blog, Lena!

Tell us about the book. 
When Dr. Maddie Gilbert is kidnapped by rebel forces in West Africa, special ops agent Grant Reese races to rescue her. But the ruthless drug traffickers holding Maddie hostage have powerful connections—maybe even inside the US government. And they’ll go to any lengths to silence her—permanently. Grant knows that getting Maddie free and safe is just the first step of this mission. Because he’s fallen for the spirited beauty, and as her enemies pursue them, Grant must face a second battle—the one to win her heart.

Where can my readers find you on the Internet? I’m about to have a brand new website revealed at thanks to my wonderful publisher, Revell. I’m also on FB.

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this new book with us. I know I'll love it when it arrives. My blog readers will love it, too.

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Desperate Escape -
Desperate Escape (Love Inspired Suspense) - Amazon
Desperate Escape (Love Inspired Suspense) - Kindle

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Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy of Lisa's book. I really enjoy her work.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

I live in Indiana.

Anonymous said...

Suspense books are a great read. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com. Kim North Platte Nebraska.

Beth Gillihan said...

Sounds like a great read. I love suspense books!

Beth in Montana

Anonymous said...

This sounds intriguing!
J.C. -Indiana-

Deanna Stevens said...

Dee in NE thinks.. Reading Desperate Escape would a great way to escape for a day! I'd enjoy reading this one...

Terrill R. said...

Just yesterday, I put a in a request at our local library to order this book for their shelves! It sounds so good, Lisa!

Terrill - Lynden, WA

Trixi said...

Lisa, your book sounds really good! LIS is among my favorite books (right up there with Historical)! I really enjoyed your author interview. My favorite part was where you talked about what you hope your readers will learn from your writing, "Our need to trust in God no matter what the circumstance." This is something I've had to learn myself over the years, trusting God with EVERYTHING! Not always easy, but I've learned that He really does have my best interest in mind :-) Thanks for sharing your verse too, very encouraging!

Mary Preston said...

This sounds like such an exciting read.

Mary P


Brenda Arrington said...

I really like suspense books. It's usually hard to put them down. Would really love to win this one. I enjoyed the interview.

Connie Porter Saunders said...

I enjoy suspense novels and the Love Inspired line is always exceptional..Thank you for using world events in your backgrounds because we all need to be reminded of the atrocities happening in today's culture.
Connie from KY
cps1950 at gmail dot com

Lisa Harris said...

Loved reading through all of your comments! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I'm really enjoying the chance to set these novels outside the US. Happy reading all! Lisa

Lourdes said...
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Lourdes said...

I Can't wait to read this one. Lisa is one of my favorite authors. Lourdes from Long Island, NY.

GrandaddyA said...

I have really enjoyed Lisa's books that I have had the opportunity to read. I would love to win this one and to read it.
Edward A in VA

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

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

Melissa M. said...

Sounds interesting! I like learning about new places.

-Melissa M. in TN

Melissa M. said...
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Lisa Harris said...

I really love learning about new places as well, which made writing this story so fun. I've lived in West Africa, but there are always new place that are fun to research. And one day visit? Happy reading all!

Pam said...

Yay, Lisa Harris!! I am a FAN! Loved your Southern Crimes series and have purchased each of your Love Inspired Suspense stories as they come out. You are one of my MUST READ authors. Looking forward to reading this one! Love the virtual travel I get when I read.

Pam in Ohio

Lisa Harris said...

Ah. . .You totally made my day, Pam!!!! :-)