WINNERS! WINNERS! Ye-haw! Last week’s winners from Lori Wilde’s blog are in! Please email me at: christie (at) christie-craig (dot) com and let me know if you’d prefer a print or e-book, and either your snail mail address for delivery or the email information I’ll need, as well as if you’d prefer Amazon or B&N for e-books.
Drumroll, please . . . Michelle Harlan, Penney Wilfort, Meghan Higdon, Brandy Bosquez, Gail D., Na S., Maude, Kathleen O., Cyndi Riccio, Sabrina Robert, Shari Parker, Mo, Sarah S., Sandy Thurber, and Janie Adams – CONGRATULATIONS!
Now, onto my special guest for today. She is a 2012 Inspirational Category Golden Heart Finalist, whose debut book, Powerless Consent, released this week. She’s also one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Please welcome my friend, Jan Nash!
It’s an honor to be here. Thanks, Christie, for the invite!
It’s time for me to hit the SHIFT KEY! My debut novel, Powerless Consent, graduated from ‘draft to published’ this week.
That’s wonderful! Can you tell us about the book?
Kate Ballard thinks attending a gala on a luxury yacht honoring her old college friend will be the time of her life, but secret cell phone videos, threats to her family’s safety, and a hidden sniper force her into a world of deception and lies. Can her faith erase such horror? Though powerless, she relentlessly tries to outsmart her captor and return to the love of her life.
Her husband, Tom, refuses to accept his wife’s decision to leave and discovers that he must revisit his past. With the help of an unlikely ally, he finds evidence of theft and murder tucked away in an old storage locker. When his investigation starts to uncover the truth, he struggles with who to believe. Will he trust his heart or the deception before his eyes? One thing’s for sure, nothing can stop him from reuniting his family, not even a force as great as Invisible Surveillance.
Sounds intriguing! Now, let me ask you some questions . . .
You know I’m a wine drinker. What wine would you pair up with your book?
Messina Hof Angel Reisling, of course! It’s my heroine, Kate Ballard’s, favorite, and mine, too!
Which three words best describe your book?
Tough question, but after much thought, I’d have to say:
Intrusion – Powerless Consent spotlights a high tech concept called Invisible Surveillance. The technology monster possesses the ability to receive live video from cell phones. What if they’re watching you?
Intrigue – Who, what, where, and how build from chapter to chapter as the secrets of Invisible Surveillance are revealed.
Inspiration – Can faith extinguish fear? With a plotline revolving around spying and deception, a heartwarming ending reminds us that love never fails.
What’s your favorite scene in the book?
The turning point. The moment Kate is forced to abandoned her family is etched in my mind. Imagine being thrust into a situation where you discover you’ve been watched for 15 years and your family will be murdered if you don’t comply with the requests of a psychopath. The inspiration for that scene came to me in a dream. I can still feel the surge of emotion and overwhelming sense of powerlessness. I worked hard on getting it right, and so far, all reviews are a ‘thumbs up’.
Wow, Jan, sounds exciting! Thanks so much for being here! How can we find you and your book?
You can find me at: www.janetnash.com
The book is available through Soul Mate Publishing right now and will be up on Amazon this week and other retailers very soon. You can see my website or my publisher for the latest information: www.soulmatepublishing.com.
Perfect! Thanks again, Jan!
So, tell us, have you ever had a powerful dream that set you on a new path? Or had your faith tested? Big or small? I’ll be giving away two copies of Jan’s book to some lucky commenters, so tell us your story.