Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Giveaway for Amanda Stephan's THE PRICE OF TRUST

Welcome Amanda Stephan to my blog today! I'm glad to have you, Amanda. She will be giving away her book, The Price of Trust to one lucky winner. Be sure to leave a comment.

Author Bio:
Amanda Stephan is a stay at home, home schooling mother and author who loves to do many different things. Be it playing baseball with her family or church group, to canoeing down the river, to sewing and embroidering, she finds many things peak her interest. But her passion is writing. She currently lives in Columbia, TN, with her real-life hero husband, two children, three cats, one dog, and quite a few chickens!

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. Right now, I’m in the schoolroom at my computer desk. (Yes, I’m having fun while the kids are doing school!) I’m wearing black pants, purple shirt, and a white sweater.

What is one of the most interesting things you’ve learned when researching a story? You’re going to think I’m sick, but here goes. It’s amazing what can kill a person ~ not going into details, but sometimes it’s the simplest things that can do it. No, I’m not planning on murdering someone, I’m actually doing research for a new book in the series I’m writing right now. J

Many writers will say they see stories all around them. Is there any place unusual you’ve found a story? I think the most unusual places I’ve seen a story come alive in my mind, was while we were at church. I was supposed to be listening to the preacher, and wham! Something he said struck my fancy, and a new story was born.

What is your favorite part of writing? WRITING! Seriously though, I like being in control of most of my characters destinies. I love the writing process, but especially when a character comes alive and pretty much announces his or her own story.

Did anyone inspire you to write or was this something you always wanted to do? I have always loved to write. It’s therapeutic, I suppose. But, my husband does inspire me to write as well. He’s the hero in every one of my stories. I love that man!

If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why? ELIZABETH BENNET! This woman is the epitome of beauty, wit, sarcasm, and romance. Who else can last for almost 200 years?!

What is something that very few people know about you? I can pinch HARD with my toes. My mother taught me how! J

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) I’d have to say my favorite item would be my computer. I can survive without one, but honestly, it makes writing my books so much easier!

Thank you Debbie, for inviting me here today! It’s been fun!

Carly Richards is on the run. For the last two years, she's skipped from town to town, ducking her dangerous and well-informed ex-fiance every few weeks, never settling anywhere for long. With the death of her parents, Carly's vulnerability made her trust a man with an attractive facade, now that same man tracked her across the country, always nipping at her heels, preventing her from reaching out to anyone other than her God. Now she's in Montana, and surely that is far enough away from Texas and her abusive past that she can rest. But her emotional scars are reluctant to heal, and Carly resists the friendliness of those in the small town she lights upon, especially handsome farmer Joe Baird. Without a car and money, though, she has little choice but to dig in and begin building back up her savings so she can run once more. Caught in the circumstances, the kind people around her begin to creep into her softening heart. God is at work, and she has to trust him to not only take care of her, but care for the people she is learning to love. Carly must learn the Price of Trust.

Congratulations Amy! Winner of A Suitor for Jenny.

Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday, March 28th. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.


  1. Thank you, Debbie for having me here today! I look forward to getting to know your readers!

  2. "The Price of Trust" sounds really good. I've not yet read any books by Amanda so would love to win this one.
    Thanks for the interview and book give away.

  3. I love suspense novels and this one sounds awesome. I agree about Elizabeth Bennett...timeless!!!


  4. I enjoyed reading the interview. I haven't read any of Amanda's books yet but this one has peaked my interest and want to read them. Thank you for the book giveaway.


  5. From what I've read it sounds like a book worth reading!


  6. Sounds great. Count me in please.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. Hi all! Thanks for stopping by ~ good luck to you!

    Anne - I don't even know anyone that could compare to Elizabeth Bennet in P&P!

    Pam, Jo, Regina ~ thanks for your kind comments :) I appreciate it!

  8. This book sounds anxious to read it!

  9. Another new author for me!
    I am grateful for the chance to win this book!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Charlotte Kay
    charlovesmark at gmail dot com

  10. This book sounds like a real page-turner. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I too am new to Amanda Stephan's books and am eager to read her writing.

    Jan Marie


  11. PLease enter me! I'd love to win a copy of this book. :)

    booklovercb at yahoo dot com

  12. Happy Monday, everyone! Thanks to all those lovely comments ~ you people are so wonderful! Thank you for stopping by, and good luck to you :)

  13. Looks like a very good book. Please enter me.

  14. What a busy and interesting lady! Her book sounds suspenseful and I like that a lot...
    Thanks very much!

  15. Looks like a great suspense novel! Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Kari in Oregon
    kari_linder at hotmail dot com

  16. I get inspiration at church, too! I have a proposed 4 book series in my mind. This past Sunday something the pastor said trigger an avalanche of ideas for book #4 - talk about getting ahead of myself! God works wonders like that.

    Your book sounds good. I'd love to win a copy and will certainly tell others about it.

    mail_tammydoherty at charter dot net

  17. Loved the interview. I'm glad to know someone besides me has those "detours" in church - I finally learned to carry a small notebook in my Bible because the collection of ideas jotted on bulletins was getting out of hand!

    The book sounds great. Let me know if you're interested in a review.

    Mary Beth

  18. I clicked over from Carmen's blog. I enjoyed reading the interview, Amanda is a new author to me also. Please enter my name in the give away.
    dmruss @

  19. I love supense/romance books and this one sounds intreeging. ybutler(at)oppcatv(dot)com

  20. Lol! I am so glad I'm not the only one that gets 'sidetracked' in church! Sometimes I'll be scribbling down so many thoughts that I'm late getting up to the piano for the invitation song at the end!

    Thank you all for stopping by and for your encouraging comments ~ good luck to you all :)

  21. i'm interested...thanks for the chance to read it :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  22. This sounds wonderful....I would love to be entered in the giveaway.



  23. Sounds like my type of story, can't wait to read it. Carmen sent me.

  24. Sounds like my kind of author! Would love to be included in the giveaway!


    gka444 (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Novel sounds great! Please enter me.