Robin Lee Hatcher http://www.robinleehatcher.com stories of faith, courage, and love Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.5 The Books Authors Read | Becky Wade (with a Giveaway!) http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-becky-wade-with-a-giveaway/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-becky-wade-with-a-giveaway/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:51 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=14500 Becky Wade is the Carol Award- and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award-winning author of My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine and her latest, A Love Like Ours.

Wade and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas.  It was during her years abroad when Wade’s passion for reading turned into a passion for writing.  She published three historical romances for the general market then put her career on hold to care for her kids. When God called her back to writing, Wade knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.

Keep up with Becky Wade at www.beckywade.com, on Facebook (authorbeckywade) or by following her on Twitter (beckywadewriter) or Pinterest (beckywadewriter).

Becky Wade

What was your favorite book as a child?

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret definitely struck a chord with me. I remember going to our neighborhood library with my mom and repeatedly checking out one Judy Blume book after another until I’d read them all. Blume’s novels were real and relatable and featured characters I cared about.

What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?

I have no recollection of its title or author. It was a general market romance, and I disliked it so intensely that I wrinkled my nose, set it aside, and thought, “I think I could do better.”

Ha! Little did I know, I couldn’t do better. I spent the next four years writing manuscript after manuscript and receiving an unbroken stream of rejections.

What was the last book you read, just for fun?

What Alice Forgot by Lianne Moriarty. I didn’t technically ‘read’ it. I listened to the audio version of the novel while driving my ‘mom’s taxi’ around town. I chose What Alice Forgot because I was so enamored of Big Little Lies by the same author. Both novels are full of unanswered questions that keep you turning the pages (or listening, as the case may be) as well as flawed characters you’re nonetheless invested in about right from the beginning. Wisdom and humor and theme are woven through the novels in lovely ways.

What upcoming release or releases (your own and/or by other authors) are you most looking forward to?

My friend Katie Ganshert will be releasing a series of YA speculative novels this summer. I love the premise behind the books and according the buzz I’ve heard, they’re her best books yet! Plus, she’s awesome, so I’d be delighted to see her new series do wonderfully well.


 

A Love Like Ours - PK 2A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.

When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion’s reluctance to run.

Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake’s will, Lyndie’s sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he’s built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope he’d thought he’d lost returns, but fears and regrets still plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?


 

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Spotlight: Fatal Trauma by Richard Mabry http://www.robinleehatcher.com/spotlight-fatal-trauma-by-richard-mabry/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/spotlight-fatal-trauma-by-richard-mabry/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 18:01:09 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=13807 Fatal Trauma by Richard L. Mabry, MD

FATAL TRAUMA
by Richard Mabry

Dead on arrival.

It began with Dr. Mark Baker facing a gunman who had nothing to lose. It could end with him behind bars.
In the Emergency Room, Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson stand at the mercy of a gunman who declares, “If he dies, everyone here dies.” At the end of the evening three men lie dead. One of them is a police officer Mark and a surgeon, Dr. Anna King, couldn’t save. The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel, and their threat of revenge puts the lives of Mark, Kelly, and others at risk.

It isn’t long before the shootings begin, and Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. Because of Kelly’s growing love for Mark, she is hurt when he turns to his high school sweetheart, now an attorney, for help.

Who is the shooter? And can Mark find out before he becomes the next victim?

Richard MabryAbout the Author:

Richard Mabry is a retired physician, now the author of “medical suspense with heart.” He is a former Vice President of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and a member of the Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Richard’s novels have been a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers’ debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and Romantic Times’ Reader’s Choice Award; and winner of the Selah Award. Fatal Trauma is his eighth published novel. You can follow Richard on his blog, on Twitter, and his Facebook fan page.

 

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Beach Book Bonanza Giveaway http://www.robinleehatcher.com/beach-book-bonanza-giveaway/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/beach-book-bonanza-giveaway/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=14493 JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR SUMMER BEACH READING!

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It’s Release Day for Whenever You Come Around (Enter to win!) http://www.robinleehatcher.com/its-release-day-for-whenever-you-come-around/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/its-release-day-for-whenever-you-come-around/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=14467 Whenever You Come Around

 

I am so excited to finally get to share this story with you, my readers. I hope you will come to love Buck and Charity as much as I do.

Will writing a romance help her find a real-life hero?

Charity Anderson turned her back on Kings Meadow years ago, with good reason, and has avoided visits to her hometown whenever possible. But with her house in Boise damaged by floodwaters and a book deadline bearing down, staying in her parents’ empty home seems her only option. However, being in Kings Meadow dredges up a painful secret, and old fears threaten to overwhelm her.

Charity’s former high school classmate Buck Malone never left town, instead sacrificing his dreams to take care of his family. Now he enjoys an uncomplicated life as a wilderness guide and confirmed bachelor. The last thing on his mind is settling down.

When Charity’s dog causes an accident that leaves Buck with a broken ankle and wrist at the start of prime tourist season, Charity has little choice but to render aid while he recuperates.  Soon Buck becomes the inspiration for Charity’s hero, both on the page and off. Can he also help her face and overcome her fears so they might find their own happily ever after?

With the help of the folks at Litfuse Publicity, I am hosting a karaoke contest in honor of the book’s release. To kick things off, here’s a clip of my own song choice, complete with hairbrush microphone and a few missed notes. Do NOT say I am unwilling to make a complete and utter fool of myself in public for the sake of my writing. This video is proof. ;-)

If you’re willing to play along, you could win a $100 gift card for iTunes or Amazon.

Just upload a karaoke video of yourself to YouTube (song choice is completely up to you). The person whose video has the most likes by May 26th will win the gift card! (May 26th is only two weeks away, so act fast!!!) Plus everyone who participates by uploading a video and filling out the form on this page will receive a copy of the book.

To enter your video into the contest, please fill out the form at the link in the previous paragraph. Litfuse will link your video  to the entry page so everyone can see the complete list of videos to watch and vote on.

Be sure to tell your friends via social media to get your video as many likes as possible; tag your posts with #RLHKaraokeGiveaway!

Come on. Don’t leave me hanging out there all by myself (me and my hairbrush). Sing me something.

~robin

 

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The Books Authors Read | Tamera Alexander http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-tamera-alexander/ http://www.robinleehatcher.com/the-books-authors-read-tamera-alexander/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.robinleehatcher.com/?p=14461 Tamera Alexander is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous books, including A Lasting Impression, A Beauty So Rare, To Whisper Her Name and From a Distance. Her richly drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide, as well as multiple industry awards.

After living in Colorado for 17 years, Alexander has returned to her Southern roots. She and her husband now make their home in Nashville where they enjoy life with their two adult children who live nearby and Jack, a precocious terrier.

To keep up with Tamera Alexander, visit www.tameraalexander.com, become a fan on Facebook (tamera.alexander) or follow her on Twitter (@tameraalexander) or Pinterest (tameraauthor).

Tamera Alexander

What was your favorite book as a child?

Two books actually stand out in my memory—Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder in earlier years, and Crawlspace by Herbert Lieberman—a book that scared the livin’ daylights outta me. Yet I read it several times. So…what does that say about me? (BTW, I still have Crawlspace and plan to reread it again soon, all these 40 some odd years later.)

What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. That story deepened my understanding of God and of the power of story.

What was the last book you read, just for fun?

Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I laughed and cried all the way through that novel. So good.

What upcoming release or releases (your own and/or by other authors) are you most looking forward to?

To Win Her Favor, my eleventh novel and the second standalone novel in the Belle Meade Plantation series, releases May 12. I’m beyond thrilled to be sharing this story with readers. The cast of characters captured my heart long ago, and I hope readers feel the same. I’m also looking forward to Irma Joubert’s debut novel The Girl from the Train releasing this fall. I’m reading it now and it is fabulous! Eager to share her story with reader friends.


To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

To Win Her FavorA gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.
 
An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and begin farming, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he shouldn’t accept yet cannot possibly refuse.

Maggie is certain that her mare, Bourbon Belle, can take the top purse in the inaugural Peyton Stakes, the richest race ever run in America. Maggie only needs the chance to prove it. To give her that chance–and to save Linden Downs from being sold to the highest bidder–Maggie’s father, aging, yet wily as ever, makes a barter. His agreement includes one tiny, troublesome detail–Maggie must marry a man she’s never met. A man she never would have chosen for herself.


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