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Sunday, February 9, 2014

3-Year Blogoversary Party ~ Interview with Lynette Eason and Giveaway! (Final Day)

Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Lynette! Thanks for celebrating my blog's 3-Year Blogoversary with us! Will you tell us a little about yourself? 

Sure…Here’s my bio:

Lynette Eason is the best selling, award winning author of the Women of Justice Series, the Deadly Reunions series and the now releasing, Hidden Identity Series. She writes for Revell and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Her books have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists. She has won several awards including the 2013 Carol Award for WHEN A HEART STOPS in the Romantic Suspense category. Lynette teaches at writing conferences all over the country. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). Lynette can be found online at www.lynetteeason.com and www.facebook.com/lynette.eason and @lynetteeason on Twitter.

How many books have you written/published and which one was the toughest to write? 

I always get stumped at this question. I don’t keep up with how many I’ve written. Let’s just say it’s in the 25 range. The toughest one to write is always the one I’m working on!

Your newest book, No One To Trust, is the first book in the new series Hidden Identity. Will you tell readers about the book/series and if there will be any recurring characters? 

No One To Trust introduces a new set of characters who are on the run for their lives. And yes, there are recurring characters throughout the series.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? 

I don't know if it’s a quirk or not, but I can write in spurts throughout the day. Meaning, I can be working, get interrupted and pick up right where I left off without trouble. I think my brain is always working on the story.

What is something the average reader wouldn't know about you? 

I’m fluent in American Sign Language.

Where do you like to write? 

Anywhere I can find a spot! But my favorite place is at the café in my local Barnes and Noble. I always seem to get so much done there!

When you are writing a book, do you just write as you go or do you have a set outline for the novel? 

I have a good idea of the opening, a few scenes in the middle and how it will end. Sometimes I do a character sketch so I can get to know my characters a bit before I start writing about them and I may do a short synopsis of the beginning of the story, but I don’t formally outline.

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

Best – I can set my own hours. Worst – Getting close to deadline and not being ready to turn in the book. It’s a lot of stress.

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

I love to read a good book simply for pleasure. I enjoy hanging out with my family and playing racquetball. I also love to travel and don’t get to do enough of it!

What is your favorite genre to read and why? 

Romantic Suspense because it’s what got me started writing in the first place.

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


Do you have a favorite Bible verse? 

Probably Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Do you have a favorite song and/or movie? 

I’m not really into music much, but if I had to pick a favorite song, it would be Mandisa’s Overcomer for various reasons. Favorite movie? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – the clean version.

What's your favorite season and why is it your fav? 

Fall. I can’t stand hot weather. I hate summer and spring. Those two seasons could be removed from the calendar as far as I’m concerned. LOL. I really need to move to Alaska or somewhere like that.

What's your favorite party food? 

Spicy chicken wings

Some this-or-that questions:

Snowstorms or Thunderstorms?  Snowstorms
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Tea or Coffee? Tea
Call or Text? Text
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Mystery or Romance? Mystery
Early-bird or Night-owl? Early-bird
Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert
Facebook or Twitter? Neither…ugh. I can’t stand social media. LOL. I use it under protest.

Are you currently working on any new novels? If so, would you give us a hint? 

I’m currently working on the third book in the Hidden Identity series.

Thank you so much for being here! Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers and where can we find you on the web? 

Thanks, Melanie, for having me, I appreciate it. Readers can find me on the web at www.facebook.com/lynette.eason or twitter: @lynetteeason. My website is www.lynetteeason.com

Thank you so much and Happy New Year!

Enter for a chance to win a copy of No One To Trust by Lynette Eason! Winner can choose a hardcopy or eBook format. Giveaway is open internationally, but eBook format might not work for an international winner. Ends 2/15

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  1. I absolutely LOVED the Deadly Reunions series!! And can't wait to read No One To Trust! :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! :)

  2. Your new book from your new series Hidden Identity " No One to Trust" sounds like something I would love to read. I like suspense. I looked the book up in Goodreads and everyone gave you a positive review. From your interview with Melanie I see an adorable puppy at least he/she looks like a pup. I have two older dogs that I got as puppies. They are the best. Best wishes on your new series.

  3. I am with you about the heat. Are your suspense books and legal books due to any type of legal background? How much research time do you spend on an average for each book?

  4. Thank you for the chance to win!

  5. I am currently reading Christmas Cover Up and love it. I would love to read this book. Stay safe in the Winter Storm we are expecting this week. I live in Franklin NC.

  6. This sounds like a wonderful book. Mystery and suspense is one of my favorite genre. I also like romance and I am glad that you are sharing your wonderful talent with us. Thanks for the chance to win a great book in what looks like a good new series.

  7. I absolutely LOVE Lynette Eason's work!! Great post and would love the chance to win!

  8. I love your series. I have read them all, own them all and have given several of your books as gifts. Can't wait to read No One to Trust.

  9. I'm curious. What made you decide to learn sign language?

  10. Thanks for the first book in your new series. It's always best for me as a reader to get in on the ground floor. Looking forward to it.

  11. Question is how much of time is put into research.

  12. NO ONE To Trust sounds very interesting. It seems like readers have enjoyed it. The puppy, I'd like to take home with me. Cute as a button. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  13. This would be my first experience with one of your books, but romance and suspense? Yes, please! :O)

  14. I have not read any of Lynette's books yet, but will add them to my list. Really enjoyed the post and learning about her an her books.
    I love suspense and fast paced stories,
    Thank you

  15. I haven't read any of your books, but I love this genre. I have heard this is an amazing book, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  16. Thank you for the interview. Haven't had the chance to read any of your books, but definitely plan to!
    koho143 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  17. I love suspense, too...and I enjoyed the interview!

  18. I LOVE Suspense... romantic just makes it better!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I've read several of Lynette's books and found them hard to put down. They are quite suspenseful. I've recommended them to a friend who also likes to read suspense. I'm looking forward to this new book.

  20. My mom gave me a Love Inspired suspense Shield of Refuge by Carol Steward and I've been hooked ever since.
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

  21. hello Lynette. First let me say I like your name it's the same as a best friend from childhood. Sounds like some good books you have. I've always been interested in people having to change their identities. Sounds so hard. Can't even imagine doing this. I would love to win and read your book. Thanks for a chance to win it. And, thanks Melanie. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  22. I loved what you said about being able to pick back up writing even if you were interrupted. What a blessing & thanks for sharing!

  23. Thanks for the chance to win a Lynette Eason book! I haven't read any of her books yet, but I've heard good things about them.

  24. I loved her last two series and I've only read great reviews about this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I love your books! I cannot wait to read the new one.

  26. Lynnette's books are some of my favorites; she is an author I am always watching for!
    kandrajane at bell south dot net

  27. This is a new author for me. Would love to win this book.

  28. Your suspense books are always great! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

  29. Oh wow, one of my favorite suspense authors ever! It was great to read this interview and be able to enter the giveaway! :D

  30. I love to read suspenseful novels and really enjoyed Too Close to Home.

  31. I loved your Women of Justice and Deadly Reunion series.....can't wait to read your next one!

  32. I love your books
    Also God bless you

  33. Melanie: Thank you for conducting this interview with Lynette.

    Lynette: I am looking forward to reading "No One to Trust." I have thoroughly enjoyed each of your books that I have read over the years. You know how to mix romance and fast paced suspense.

  34. I took some sign language classes, but I am nowhere near fluent. I admire people who can speak a second language. This book looks like a great read.

  35. I love your books! Would love to win this one! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  36. I would really like this series, I just love suspense books. I will be looking for your books from now on. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  37. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoy a good suspense book. Look forward to reading yours.

  38. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and happy blogoversary! I have never read anything by Lynette Eason, but I'm looking forward to reading some of her books now! :)

  39. Are you planning a book tour soon? I would love it if you were coming to my area.

  40. I love Lynette's writing! Would love to read this one!

  41. I love Lynette's writings. Never have any hesitation posting reviews on my blog and recommending her books to others. Love authors I can trust like that with stories that are hard to put down

  42. I have heard some wonderful things about Lynette's books. I really need to pick one up! Romantic suspense is such a fun genre to read.

    Happy Blogiversary Melanie! You have thrown a wonderful celebration!


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