Monday, November 14, 2016

BROKE, BUSTED, AND DISGUSTED - Leeann Betts - One Free Book

Welcome back, Leeann. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I like to write about our second chance God, which includes forgiveness and reconciliation.

Those two things often are part of the books I write. What other books of yours are coming out soon?
Book 5, Broke, Busted, and Disgusted, featuring Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, releases November 30, 2016, and readers can look forward to seeing another Carly adventure in April or May of 2017.

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
I’d love to spend an evening with the Reverend Billy Graham, because I see in him a man unswayed by popular opinion, politics, or the times, and I’d like to learn to be more like that.

He certainly has ministered across all lines. I admire him for that, too. What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
I’d love to meet any one of the women who followed Jesus because I’d like to know how their lives were changed, and what struggles they faced because of their decision.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
I was right where you are. Don’t give up. Keep writing. Take even the tiniest bit of insight they give you in their letter/email. And when you know they are wrong, go Indie.

Tell us about the featured book.
Join forensic accountant Carly Turnquist in her fifth adventure in the By the Numbers series. Carly’s best friend in Bear Cove, Maine, is smitten with a younger man, and Carly is suspicious of his motives in courting her friend. When a previous client who blamed husband Mike’s computer program for losing inventory and money is found dead, Mike is the prime suspect. And he’s missing, with video showing a man matching his description maxing out their credit cards and emptying their bank account. Can Carly find Mike before the police do? And can she save her friend from making a huge mistake?

Please give us the first page of the book.
As far as Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, was concerned, the only thing worse than paying bills was filing paperwork.

She paused, the stack of envelopes and fliers she'd just picked up from the post office, in one hand, her coffee in the other.

Nope. She'd changed her mind. There was nothing worse than paying bills.

She tossed the stack onto husband Mike's desk. He could deal with those when he got home.
She had more important things to do.

Like meet with Mrs. Markham, her best—and only—true friend—apart from Mike, of course—in Bear Cove. At least, her only friend since the fiascos with the mayor and missing money and mystery companies and bank robberies that never were and a wedding that almost wasn’t.

Carly trudged up the stairs to change her clothes before going out. Although they were meeting for lunch at the café on Main Street, which specialized in casual dining, Mrs. Markham would be dolled up, so she'd better do her part. Something a little nicer than sweats and a t-shirt.

Twenty minutes later, she sported a newer pair of black jeans, a red blouse made of some kind of shiny, satiny material, and a light windbreaker to cut the chill from the onshore breeze blowing in off Bear Cove, the town's namesake. A spritz of cologne and a comb through her shoulder-length—time to make an appointment with Margaret at Snip ‘n Clip—and she was off, headed down Jamaica Street to Main.

The late September warm spell meant the leaves were late in turning color, which meant fewer tourists. Which didn’t worry Bear Cove in the least.

The town motto was “If you don't live here, don't come here.” And much time and effort had been invested to avoid allowing the downtown area to evolve into a trendy tourist trap. Bear Cove was one of those few towns still in more or less its original shape, with the business district comprised of a bank, a pharmacist, the combination hair salon/barber shop, a diner, Jacob Roy's garage, and a ladies dress shop. But that didn’t mean the town was left to disintegrate. New awnings, planters, and paint attempted to recreate the original ambience of the 1880's, the town's heyday.

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

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Anonymous said...

angela in ky wopuld love to win.

Connie said...

Sounds Great!
Connie from KY

Linda Kish said...

I love Leeann's books. They are such fun to read. I would love to be the lucky winner of this one. It sounds terrific.

Linda in CA

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Leeann Betts said...

hi Angela: We visited Kentucky this summer when we went to the Creation Museum. We had a blast!

Leeann Betts said...

Hi Connie: Another Kentuckian! How cool is that!

Leeann Betts said...

Hi Linda: And we were in San Francisco and area in October. How is the drought?

Library Lady said...

I love the title of Leeann's books, "Broke, Busted, and Disgusted". It sounds like me. When am I not Broke, Busted - I haven't done anything wrong, and Disgusted because I've been sick for weeks now and ready to get well.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.

Kim hansen said...

Love the title of the book. north platte nebraska.

Leeann Betts said...

Hi Janet: Praying that you are in the healing process, and also that while you are forced to slow down, you'll have a chance to read and relax.

Leeann Betts said...

Hi Kim: Thanks for stopping by all the way from Nebraska. I love the titles of all of Carly's books -- No Accounting for Murder; There Was a Crooked Man; Unbalanced; Five and Twenty Blackbirds; and now this one. It's fun to come up with titles.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway, SC.

Leeann Betts said...

Hi Sharon: Consider yourself entered! Thanks for stopping by.

rubynreba said...

It is great how God always gives us second chances.
Beth from Iowa