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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

5-Year Blogoversary Celebration! Day 2 | Interview with Regina Scott & Book Giveaway!

Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Regina! Will you share a little about yourself and your latest book?
Thanks for the warm welcome, Melanie! I’m the author of more than 30 sweet historical romances and a major history geek in general. When I’m not reading or writing, you’ll find me in museums or with reenactors learning more about what life was like in the past. Although most of my books have been set in the Regency period of England (think Jane Austen and Napoleon), my last few books have been set much closer to home—in pioneer Seattle. The fourth book in my Frontier Bachelors series was out in January. Instant Frontier Family tells the story of a young Irishwoman determined to make a prosperous life for herself and her orphaned half sister and brother by starting a new bakery. Love is not part of Maddie O’Rourke’s plan, until her siblings start matchmaking.
What do you hope readers come away with after reading your newest story?
I hope they come away with a sense of family, that love might mean sacrifice, but when it’s done for those you love, it’s worth everything.
Do you find it more fun to write stand-alones or series? 
I love series. It’s too hard to say goodbye to characters after one book!
Who are some of your favorite authors whose books have never disappointed you?
The late Elizabeth Mansfield, Lloyd Alexander, Mary Stewart, and recently, Catherine Lloyd.
What's the last thing you celebrated, not including birthdays or holidays?
My husband recently earned his third degree black belt in Shudokan karate. I was so proud of him!
Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what was your favorite book growing up?
Absolutely! During the summer, I would drag my red wagon to the library and bring it home full of books. My favorite books growing up were Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain series. I have reread it many times over the years, including to my sons as they were growing up. He’s still on my top author list (as you probably noticed above). J
Do you have any card/board games that you like to play? 
Our family has been known to play cutthroat Uno. J
Some this-or-that questions:
Snowstorms or Thunderstorms? Snowstorms
Brownies or Cookies? Cookies
Call or Text? Text
Early-bird or Night-owl? Early-bird
Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Mystery or Romance? Romance with a little mystery, or mystery with a lot of romance. J
Are you currently working on any new novels? If so, could you give us a hint? 
Right now, I’m finishing up the fifth book in my Frontier Bachelors series, which will be out next December. My hero’s a bit of a Scrooge, but my heroine is helping him see the wonders of Christmas. Between then and now, I’ll have a book in the Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years series, behind Renee Ryan and Louise M. Gouge, about ranching families in Texas banding together in times of trouble.
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 for having me, Melanie. Congratulations on five years blogging! I love to connect with readers. Find me on Facebook at www.facebook/authorreginascott, check out my website at www.reginascott.com, or sign up to receive a free e-mail alert when the next book is out, including exclusive bonus content at www.eepurl.com/baqwVT.


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  1. Hello! I love to read about Frontier families. I love Historical fiction mostly. I love stories that highlight the struggles and victories that happened in the frontier era! Thank you for the opportunity!

  2. I have read one book of this series and loved it. Would love to read more of it. :)

  3. I have not read any of Regina Scott's books, but some of them are on my TBR list.

  4. I love a good historical on the frontier. Will definitely put this on the TBR list. thanks for the chance to win. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

  5. All these books look great....I continuously adding more books to my TBR list....I will be reading for days, months & years!! LOL Would love to have a chance to win. strgth4yu(at)Hotmail(dot)com

  6. I love historical fiction, especially those set in American during the settling of the West. Sounds like Regina might have some books right up my alley!

  7. Great to see so many folks here who love historicals and frontier stories. A special thanks to those you mentioned enjoying my books. I'm so glad I was invited to the party! Great blog, wonderful reviewer!

  8. Cutthroat Uno is one thing... but have you played Uno Attack?? That's upping the game a bit :)

  9. I've not read this author yet. Her books look intriguing though! :)

  10. Hello. You got me at Irishwoman. I love stories that have a foreign character. Something about a person outside of my personal bubble is fascinating to me. Thanks for your interview, it was really interesting. God bless!

  11. Congratulations, Melanie, on your 5-year anniversary. This looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  12. Regina,
    You are a new author to me. Your Frontier series sounds intriguing.
    I also, enjoyed hearing about your favorite authors. I'll need to check them out.
    Thank you for this book giveaway opportunity!
    Sharon Paavola

  13. Thank you, Melanie for inviting me to your Blogoversary party!

  14. Thanks for the kind comments on the interview, ladies!

  15. I believe that we need a bigger sense of family. I'm glad that it is an important issue with you. Most families today are spread way too far apart. Sometimes even when they live in the same town.

  16. Glad to read that Regina is a fellow introvert! Thanks for the wonderful interview. I really enjoyed reading it and would love to read Regina's books!

  17. I have not read any of the Frontier Family books before and I am so glad I found out about them. I loved reading your interview and I agree that I love series books too. I love that the story doesn't have to end after one book; the adventure can keep going and going.

  18. I haven't read any of the Frontier Bachelors series. I am going to look for the books. I enjoyed this interview.

  19. I haven't read anything by this author before, but these books look great. Gotta love historical fiction.

  20. I am not sure I've read any of these books before, but likely some are on my list, as this is my favorite type of book! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. We play all kinds of games. I love dominoes

  22. I read historicals, but I have only read suspense and contemporary in the Love Inspired books. Yet, today I started my first LI historical - Sherri Shackelford's, The Rancher's Christmas Proposal. I'm really enjoying it, so far. I appreciate that many of the LI historicals are a bit longer in length than many of the other genres.

    I've seen blogger's that I follow comment on Regina's books and I look forward to continuing my LI historical reading with some of her books.

  23. Nice interview! I love all your covers, Regina! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  24. What a fun interview. It was fun to learn more about Regina . I have read a few books by Regina and am excited at the prospect of reading more. When I think of Regina's books I think of Frontier books and I love them. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway !

  25. The Regency Period is one of my favorites. Love books set in that time!

  26. I enjoyed the RS books that I've read and have a few more that I hope to read this year. I'd like to try a non-Regency book by her.

  27. I love history so I especially enjoy historical fiction. I'm sure that I will like Regina's books! Thank you for featuring her today!


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