Wednesday, April 18, 2018

REDEEMING GRACE - Ward Tanneberg - One Free Book


Welcome back, Ward. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
I enjoy reading good thrillers. Using this motif, I’ve written several inspirational thrillers, Without Warning, Vanished, Pursuit, and Redeeming Grace. Pastor John Cain and Marwan Dosha thread their way through all four books, along with new characters who are introduced and play major roles.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
The day Dixie and I were married.

How has being published changed your life?
It has opened for me a broader pulpit from which to share Christ. It involves the skills of both artist and prophet (forthtelling, not foretelling). It has offered me a platform with which to speak in a variety of ways to those who have known me through the years, as well as a new audience of readers.

What are you reading right now?
Catherine Coulter’s The Sixth Day
Peterson’s Running with the Horses (third reading)

What is your current work in progress?
Blog - Perspective
Living InBetween
the promise given and the promise received - Abraham

What would be your dream vacation?
A month in the California desert
A month in Europe

How do you choose your settings for each book?
The story scenario First, then the settings. My first two novels take place in California, Maine, Boston, Israel, Jordan, Iran, and Yugoslavia. My third novel is set in California and Turkey. Redeeming Grace takes place in Georgia, the San Francisco Bay area, and Palm Springs, California.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
The person I most love spending an evening with is my daughter.
Picking someone I don’t know - perhaps Coulter or Baldacci

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
Walks with GAGE, golf, reading, sports

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Most recently it has been emotionally “hitting the creative wall” following the publishing of Sacred Journey.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Don’t give up if you are serious about your craft

Tell us about the book.
Seven years ago, Grace Grafton died in a boating accident while partying on the Georgia, South Carolina coast. Was her death the result of alcohol and drugs or something more sinister? Nobody knows. Her body was never recovered. Now years later, a woman reads in disbelief the note addressed to her: Hello Grace, did you think we wouldn’t find you?

Those nine chilling words end Grafton’s self-imposed witness protection. Now she and everyone she loves are in grave danger. Long believed dead, she has a secret that can change the world. She knows the man running for President is guilty of a double murder! But who will believe her?

Sounds very interesting. Please give us the first page of the book.
Sunday, 06 June—2145 local time
Palm Springs, California
“Marry me.”
           
The words floated into her ear on his soft and husky whisper. She caught her breath at their sound, fueled by Brad’s intensity. Like a match to dry kindling. “Say yes, Taylor. Please, you have to say yes eventually. I’m not giving up on us.”
           
It was the third time he had coaxed her like this, an ardent proposal of marriage. She turned to face him, gazing into eyes that teemed with adoration. 
           
“You know I love you, darling,” she said at last. “More than I can ever say.”
           
“Okay then. So what is keeping you from saying ‘yes?’” he asked, gathering her in his arms.
           
What is it?
           
A moment in time, that’s what. One she could not forget. Not ever. She wanted this man. Wanted so much to say “yes” to him. Wanted to live the rest of her life with him. In this house and in his arms. For years she had steeled herself to the fact that this could never be. Not for her, and certainly not with him. Not with any man. Yet finding Brad, getting to know him and the children these last two years, falling more deeply in love than she could ever have imagined, and right now swimming in that love’s reflection as she looked into his eyes…no more hesitation. This was it. The wall was down! Like a huge rush, the suddenness of it left her breathless. And yet …

Way to leave us hanging. How can readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, Ward, for sharing this book with us. I’m eager to read it, and I know my blog readers are as well.

Readers, here are links to the book.
Redeeming Grace - When a murderer moves into the White House no one is safe ... Not even the dead - Paperback
Redeeming Grace - When a killer moves into the White House no one is safe ... Not even the dead. - Kindle
Redeeming Grace - Audiobook

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7 comments:

Linda Kish said...

This sounds really good. I'd love to read more.

Linda in CA

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Vivian Furbay said...

What an interesting mystery! Vivian Furbay of CO

MJSH said...

He’s a new-to-me author. Thanks for the introduction!
Mindy from NJ

Kay Garrett said...

"REDEEMING GRACE" by Ward Tanneberg sounds interesting and intriguing. What an interesting storyline. I'd love the opportunity to read it. Appreciate the chance to win a copy.
Kay Garrett from Mountain View, AR
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Edward Arrington said...

Wow! That sounds exciting. I have not read any of Ward's book. I believe I would totally enjoy this one. I will be on the lookout for other books by him.
Edward Arrington in VA

Melanie Backus said...

Oh my! I am intrigued and would love to read this one. Thank you for the opportunity. Melanie Backus, TX

Sharon Bryant said...

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