Keli Gwyn
LIH Spotlight: The Outlaw’s Secret

This week Iโ€™m shining the spotlight on
The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie,
a February release from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the story below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy.

The Outlaw’s Secret
by Stacy Henrie

Lawman in Disguise

Getting taken hostage by a gang of train robbers wasn’t in dime novelist Essie Vanderfair’s plans, but interviewing these men could make her career soar. Especially since the gang includes legendary outlaw Tex Beckett, better known as the Texas Titan. Tex is famed for his protection of women and children, so she’ll be fine…right?

Keeping the gang in line was hard enough before a stubborn, beautiful writer interfered. Now Tex is scrambling to keep Essie safe, to gather evidence against the gang and most of all to hide his dangerous secrets. First, that he’s a detective working undercover. And second, that he’s not the Texas Titan at all, but Tex’s twin brother, Tate Beckett.
Copyright ยฉ 2017 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art and cover copy text used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
ยฎ and โ„ข are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
or its affiliated companies, used under license.

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The Reader-Author Connection

Back in the Dark Ages when I first dreamed of being a writer, the possibility of actually meeting a published author in person was slim. I remember driving four hours to meet my first one. Was I ever excited!

Today, thanks to blogs, Facebook, Goodreads, and other sites, readers have easy access to writers and vice versa. Because of that, many wonderful reader-author relationships have formed.

One of the many benefits of these friendships is that readers have learned how much their efforts to spread the word about books they’ve enjoyed help authors. As an author, I can tell you how grateful I am for the reviews and Facebook posts about my stories. My author friends feel the same way.

Many authors have formed groups of dedicated readers who receive advance copies of their books. I have a small group of my own and am blessed by the lovely ladies who are part of it, who will find copies of my upcoming March Love Inspired Historical, Her Motherhood Wish, in their mailboxes soon. These special friends find creative ways to spread the word about my stories.

Questions for Youโ€ฆ

What are some ways you support the authors whose books you enjoy?

What are some of the most creative book promotions you’ve seen?

If you could help an author plan a fun online event for readers,
what would your suggest s/he consider doing?
In other words, what would you like to see?

The last two questions are meant as a way for you
to help me think outside the box as I prepare
for the release of Her Motherhood Wish.
Your creativity inspires me!

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of The Outlaw’s Secret by leaving
a comment on this post with the answer to one of the questions
above. You must answer at least one question to qualify.
(Be sure to leave your email address when you’re
prompted to do so during the commenting process.
To keep spammers from snatching your address,
please don’t leave it in your comment itself.)

Giveaway ends Saturday, January 14 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, January 16.

Must be 18 to enter. International OK. Void where prohibited.

Congratulations to the winner from my January 2 post.
Andrea S. will receive a copy of Wed by Necessity by Karen Kirst.

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LIH Spotlight & Giveaway: Wed by Necessity

This week Iโ€™m shining the spotlight on
Wed by Necessity by Karen Kirst, a February
release from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the story below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy.

Wed by Necessity
by Karen Kirst

Her Inconvenient Husband

When a riding accident strands socialite Caroline Turner overnight with the new stable manager, she gets the one thing she never wantedโ€”a husband! Marrying the infuriatingly stubborn Duncan McKenna wouldn’t have been her first choice, but with her reputation damaged, it’s her only option. Still, there’s something about the brash, rugged Scotsman that fascinates Caroline.

If Duncan wanted to wed a society girl, he would have stayed in Boston with his family and his fortune. He expects Caroline to balk at her new modest lifestyle, but instead the strong-willed beauty seems determined to prove him wrong, making her all the more irksomeโ€ฆand irresistible. The marriage of convenience isn’t what Caroline and Duncan planned, but could they be a perfect match?

Copyright ยฉ 2017 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art and cover copy text used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
ยฎ and โ„ข are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
or its affiliated companies, used under license.

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Looking Ahead to the New Year

I experience a sense of excitement and anticipation as a new year begins. Some years I’ve created long lists of New Year’s Resolutions, which are often so lofty that they fall by the wayside weeks (or days) later. Other years, I’ve chosen One Word. That works better, but I tend to forget my word in the dailiness life.

This year I’m doing something different. After hearing one of my pastor’s uplifting sermons a couple of years ago, I took his suggestion and chose My Five Nonnegotiables. These are the five areas of life that a person considers to be the most important. David asked us to rank them from one to five, with the first being our highest priority. Since I love alliteration, each item on my list starts with the same letter. Here they are, in order: Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness and Fun.

The last item changed recently. It used to be Fiction Writing. I’ve been nose-to-computer for eleven years now. When my husband was working, the amount of time I spent on writing, promotion, etc. wasn’t an issue. Now that Carl is retired, I want to enjoy this new chapter of our lives and the opportunity to spend more time with him. Thus, my shift from work to play. As Mary Poppins says, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” I want to discover that element in my writing, along with my other endeavors, and embrace it. That’s my goal for 2017.

Questions for You to Choose From

Do you enjoy creating a list of New Year’s Resolutions?
If you have a list for this year, what’s one item on it
that you’re comfortable sharing with all of us?

Do you choose One Word for each year?
If so, what’s your word for 2017,
and why did you choose it?

Does the idea of writing resolutions or choosing a word
for the year go against your grain? If so, how do
you approach the start of a new year?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Wed by Necessity by leaving
a comment on this post with the answer to one of the questions
above. You must answer at least one question to qualify.
(Be sure to leave your email address when you’re
prompted to do so during the commenting process.
To keep spammers from snatching your address,
please don’t leave it in your comment itself.)

Giveaway ends Saturday, January 7 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, January 9.

Must be 18 to enter. International OK. Void where prohibited.

Congratulations to the winners from my December 26 post.
Meredith M will receive a copy of For the Sake of the Children
by Danica Favorite, and Linda T will receive a copy of
Rescuing the Runaway Bride by Bonnie Navarro.

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