Powerless Consent

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:

IntrusionPowerless 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.



20 thoughts on “Powerless Consent

  1. Great interview, Jan and Christie. I’ve been lucky to read this book, and let me tell you, it’s exciting, intriguing, and heart warming. Go buy it immediately.

    • Thanks, Susan! It’s been a joy to share this journey with YOU! Hopefully, Powerless Consent will be up on Amazon today or tomorrow. Super Storm Sandy blew my release date back a few days! At least I’m up on soulmatepublishing.com. Oh well!

  2. Having to make that choice, to walk away from her family in order to save their lives, is an incredibly difficult and heart-wrenching decision. Of course the heroine would do what she has to do, but the consequences could never be anticipated. That is what will keep the reader turning the pages, as it did for me. This book will remain on my Keeper Shelf, forever. It’s beautifully written and I’m anxious to see what this author will publish next. Janet Nash is an Auto-Buy.

    • Wow! I need to hire you to do all my reviews! Thanks so much for all your support. I’m so blessed to have YOU as a friend! Keep your post in copy/paste mode!!!! Hehehe…

  3. I think I have had my faith tested many times, but the nights that I sat beside my mom’s bedside, while I watched her taking her last breaths on this earth was the biggest test. I can do anything now.. I have four brothers and none of them could do it. My oldest niece was with me and she said to me that the woman in our family are strong and we can do anything. So the two woman of the family sat there with our hands in hers and when that moment came we watched her peacefully slip away and we were both at peace too.. It was a wonderful feeling.. I miss her everyday, but I knew I was strong enough to face what ever life sent my way…

  4. this past year I have had my faith tested. In March I was diagnosed with breast cancer and have had the surgery, radiation and chemo which was necessary and vital. I was reduced to a frail, invalid, in bed for months, from the strong, energetic, healthy individual. I have been able to resist depression and am now on the road to recovery.

    • I’m so glad to hear that things are getting better, Anne. I believe life is defined by seasons. Seasons of weakness, seasons of strength. Seasons of heartache and seasons of abundant love. As long as faith is your compass, you can navigate through the rough seasons. Sending a cyber hug and a prayer for many blessings.

  5. When my mother died I was devastated. She was a strong, independent and selfless woman who had wonderful values and principles which I believed in and still follow. I decided that I would not wallow in misery. I made a decision to start over and begin fresh. I moved to another country, began a new life and have not regretted anything. Sometimes life sends you messages and dreams can be powerful.

  6. I have had my faith tested several times in my life but I will just talk about job losses for now. My husband and I both lost a job we had for twenty one years due to plant closings. This changed our lives very much. We got another job and that place laid us off after six months. Went to another job and husband had a stroke and was off work for several months. When he was able to work again the job we got said they were closing. During this time my husband got called into another job and he has been there ever since. I still have not been able to settle into another job and now I am having back problems and had surgery this summer but the back is still not doing well. So I am not sure weather I will be able to work again. But we get by now, just have less then what we use to have.

    • Job loss is an extraordinary test of our faith. I can’t imagine all you’ve had to endure. It never goes unnoticed, Dear Quilt Lady. My prayers are with you. I’m so glad to hear that your husband is well enough to return to work.
      Although our faith is tested by fear of the unknown, choosing faith over fear will always prevail. Your faith inspires me!

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