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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Interview & Giveaway! Jessica Nelson ~ Author of "Love On The Range"!!!

Today, we have with us Jessica Nelson! Her debut novel is Love on the Range and you'll have a chance to enter to win a copy (details below)!

Here is a link to where you can find her book and the book trailer:


 


 Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Jessica! Will you tell us a little about yourself?

Hi Melanie. Thank you so much for having me! I'm a mom to three wonderful little boys who loves Starbucks and chocolate. :-)

What is Love on the Range about? 

It's a historical romance featuring a perky socialite who is determined to find a notorious government agent who is equally determined to stay hidden.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I was always writing and never thought about labeling myself as a writer but when I started writing fiction toward the goal of being published, that's when I realized that I was indeed, a writer. :-)

What would you say is the best and/or worst part about being a writer?

The best and worst parts are the same, I think. When the writing flows, I feel awesome. When I'm procrastinating or the writing is hard, I feel grumpy. lol

What do you like to do when you're not writing? 

I adore reading! I always have a book in hand. I also like taking the kids to the river near my house or watching movies.

What are three things you wouldn't want to do without (besides the Bible, food, and family)? 

Hmmmm. Raspberry mochas, fiction and air conditioner (I live in Florida, lol).

Is there a place you’d like to visit, but haven’t yet? 

There are thousands of amazing places I'd love to visit! Ireland, Italy, France, Australia...

Do you have a favorite song and/or movie?

My favorite movie is The Last of the Mohicans. I love music but don't have any favorites.

Do you have any favorite authors?

Like music, I love a good mix of authors and don't have any favorites. Some authors whose work I enjoy reading is Francine Rivers, Kristen Heitzmann, Jody Hedlund, Julie Lessman and many of my fellow Love Inspired authors too.

Do you have a favorite Bible verse? 

Yep. I've always loved Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives to the death."

Are you currently working on any new novels? If so, could you tell us a little about it?

I'm working on a book that features the secondary characters from Love On the Range. :) I thought Mary and Lou might need to get together and find love. And maybe a family too. :-) So I thrust a little girl into their unwilling care and I'm seeing where she takes them.

Thank you so much for being here! Where can we find you on the web?

I'm on facebook, twitter and I blog. You can find links to all the places I play by going to my website http://www.jessicanelson.net/ Thank you again for having me!

Book Giveaway!


Enter to win a copy of "Love On The Range"!! Open Internationally!!

Enter via the Rafflecopter below. The mandatory entry is to leave a comment below. After you do that the optional entries will become available. Looking forward to reading your comments! :)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

76 comments:

  1. I have read this author before and would love to win one of her books, thanks for sharing your comments today Jessica.
    I have two grown sons so know little of what you have in raising sons. thanks for sharing your books.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  2. I have several Love Inspired books on my TBR list and read some too :) Hopefully, "Love On The Range" could be the newest addition :D

    Thanks for giving us a chance to win a free copy, Jessica :)

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  3. Thanks so much for having me today, Melanie! :-)

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  4. Always love discovering new authors! Thanks for the interview ladies.

    Patty H

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  5. nice interview I love LoveInspired books thanks for the chance to win

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    1. I love "Love Inspired" books too! Thanks for entering!

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  6. This looks like a great book... I love the Love Inspired books. They are great for a quick, enjoyable read!

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    1. I read "Love on the Range" this weekend - it was good! Totally agree about Love Inspired books - I enjoy most of the ones I read. :)

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  7. Thank you for doing this. I would love to win, sounds like a good read.

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  8. i love cowboy in the novels..
    thx 4 the chance of win :)

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  9. Sounds very interesting, ad it's definitely not what I expected it would be about. I've never read a "Love Inspired" book, but this one has intrigued me.

    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

    John 3:16 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

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    1. You've never read a Love Inspired book? You DEFINITELY should! I've enjoyed most of the ones I've read and just love the "Love Inspired Suspense" and "Love Inspired Historical" lines. :)

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  10. Jessica Nelson was new athor for me, but i always love discovering new authors! This book was make me intrique. Thanks for sharing :)


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  11. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway. julierupert@gmail.com

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  12. Thanks for the interview & giveaway!

    ~Camille M.

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  13. Aww, this looks really good! I'll have to add it to my to-read list and find it!

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  14. Great interview and interesting story! Thank you for the international giveaway :)
    Rafflecopter name: Kristia Miltiadou

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  15. Love on the Range sounds like a fun, romantic story. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  16. This novel sounds wonderful and the cover is just beautiful. Thank you so much for your generous giveway. Good Luck to everyone!!

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  17. Enter me this book looks absolutely wonderful!!

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  18. Love title and the play on the song "Home on the Range" just looking at the cover makes me want to start singing. :-) Thank you for the international giveaway!

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  19. Paula, yes, raising boys is fun and exciting and maybe a little dangerous. *wink*

    Bobbe, I love the cover too! :-)

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  21. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Thanks for this great giveaway. Please enter my name

    Patricia

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  23. Love these books.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love your favorite Bible verse.
    Blessings,
    Kim J.
    Breath of Life
    http://breathoflifebookreviews.blogspot.com/

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  25. I am a fan of Love Inspired books, thank you for the chance to win

    griperang at emabarqmail dot ocm

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  26. I do not believe I have read this author before, but the story certainly looks interesting! Please enter me in the contest for this month! Thanks.

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  27. I love Love Inspired books! I have not read any books by this author yet..this looks like a wonderful book! I enjoyed reading the interview.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. "Love on the Range" will be a wonderful read. Love Inspired are really great books. Thank you for an opportunity to win!!

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  29. This sounds great! I love books on a ranch!

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  30. thxs for your giveaway this book seems interesting :)

    resha

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  31. Sounds interesnting wiht historical romance, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win a free copy.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Love Inspired always has some of my favorite books, and this one looks great!

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  34. Thank you so much for inviting me to check out your blog and your giveaway!!! I would love to win a copy of "Love on the Range". I have enjoyed all of the Love Inspired novels that I have read.
    Blessings!!!
    Kristin J

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  35. Loved the interview! The answers were simple and cute. Haven't read this Author before but sounds like an interesting read. Looking forward to it!

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  36. Sounds both exiting and interesting, cant wait to read the story!

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  37. love historical and always love to find new authors

    anna

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  38. She sounds like such a wonderful person! I really love this type of book. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

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  39. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

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  40. I would enjoy reading this, thanks for the giveaway
    fast.linda@yahoo.ca

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  41. I would love to win, read & Review one of her book!
    I am Lu on Goodreads Book Club

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  42. Thanks for this interview and this giveaway! :)

    (Caroline F. in Rafflecopter)

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  43. Great Interview!
    The books sounds good. Thanks! :)

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  44. I love historical inspiration. I have not read any of this author's work and would love to win it and review it. God Bless.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  45. Jessica is a new author for me, but the book sounds great. I'd love to read it!
    Rebecca
    rrgreene62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I've fallen in love with the Love Inspired series and would love to read this one!

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  47. This looks adorable! i love western historicals!

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  48. would love to read your new book

    wyeejulie@yahoo.com.au

    thanks
    julie

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  49. I am a history buff and I love romance novels.
    awhartness@yahoo.com

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  50. Glad I stopped by today!

    KatyLee (at) cox (dot) net

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  51. Sounds like a very interesting read. Thanks for the review. :)

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  52. I like Love Inspired books--nice a relaxing after a busy day (or during a football match on TV).

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  53. Loved this interview! Sounds like a fun book, too! :) Thank you!

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  54. Thanks for the interview! I can't wait to hear the winner for the giveaway. :)

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  55. It's a new author for so i would be happy to discover more

    thank you a lot for opening the giveaway to international

    all teh best

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  56. Have this on my to-read list and would love to win a copy.

    Loraine
    Lpertelt@aol.com

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  57. Thanks for giving me the great chance to win this novel

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  58. Aaw!! Love can bloom in many unexpected places!
    Lissette Marvil

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  59. I wanted to reply but my computer is being persnickety.
    Thank you for all the wonderful comments! I so much appreciate being interviewed by Melanie. :-) I agree, Love Inspired hold a wonderful place in fiction with so much to offer.

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    1. Jessica,

      I appreciate you taking the time to do the interview...so, thank you. :)

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  60. Sarah Richmond
    sarahrichmond.12@gmail.com

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  61. Sounds like a very fun read. Loved the interview.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I love westerns and would love to win this book. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  63. MEL AND JESSICA!!! GREAT interview, ladies, and PLEASE put my name in the hat for Love on the Range because I want to read it BAD, but if I don't win it here, I'll hit Amazon up because I've been waiting for this one!!!

    BLESS YOU, Jessica, for the shout-out, my friend -- MUCH appreciated!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  64. Christian historical fiction is my favorite!!! I have been to Ireland and Italy, two of my absolute favorite places. I didn't think I would ever get to go, so maybe you will make the trips too. Worth every penny!!!Thanks,
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  65. Love historical romances and love finding new authors. I love cowboys too!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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  66. Sounds like a great read, thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  67. Great interview! Love on the Range sounds interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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