Keli Gwyn
LIH Spotlight: The Bounty Hunter’s Baby

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Bounty Hunter’s Baby by Erica Vetsch,
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 Bounty Hunter’s Baby
 by Erica Vetsch

Brought Together by a Baby

Bounty hunter Thomas Beaufort has no problem handling outlaws, but when he’s left with a criminal’s baby to care for, he’s in over his head. And the only person he can think of to ask for help is Esther Jensen, the woman whose heart he broke when he left town. But can he convince her to put aside the past until he tracks down the baby’s outlaw father?

Esther is ready to run Thomas off her Texas ranch—until she spies the abandoned newborn in his arms. Soon, working together to care for the precious babe stirs old hopes of a family. With trouble heading to their door, they could overcome it together—if she’ll entrust her wary heart to this sweet, second-chance family…

Copyright © 2017 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art and cover copy text used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
or its affiliated companies, used under license.

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Website Update

This past week, my website got spruced up a bit. My awesome web designer, Jason Walker of Website Ministries, did a wonderful job deciphering my non-techie notes and turning my ideas into reality. As usual, he went above and beyond, working until midnight on Saturday to complete the changes. I can’t speak highly enough about him.

What changed? The banner, the background and the pictures in the navigation bar for starters. I was after a lighter, brighter look and am delighted with the results. A professional photographer friend of mine gifted me a photo shoot this past spring. I’m delighted to be using one of her great shots in the header.

There are a few more subtle changes. I removed the drop down menus and made clear what is in each room of my Victorian-style cyber home by adding sub-titles on the navigation buttons. Since I wanted to include some extra pages, I added links to them on the main pages. For example, if you visit the Library and look in the sidebar, you’ll find links to lists of all the Love Inspired Historicals by author or by series. If you stop by the Study, you’ll find links to pages with various writing and reviewing tips.

Updating a website, like remodeling a house, is a labor of love. I’m happy with the results. Despite all the planning and preparation, though, it’s possible some things get overlooked. If you notice anything amiss, such as links that don’t work or pages with the wrong designation, please feel free to let me know.

Questions for You…

What have you done to spruce up your place recently?
New towels in the bathroom? A new bedspread? Painted a room?

Have you ever undertaken a major renovation?
What was the process like? Were you pleased with the result?

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Book Giveaways!

Enter to win a print copy of The Bounty Hunter’s Baby 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 21 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winners to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, January 23.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my January 9 post.
Deana D. will receive a copy of The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie.

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I’m also giving away five copies of my March 2017
Love Inspired Historical, Her Motherhood Wish,
in my goodreads giveaway.
Last day to enter: 1/31
US only

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LIH Spotlight: The Outlaw’s Secret

This week I’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 © 2017 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art and cover copy text used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
® and ™ 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 You…

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.

Winners 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 I’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 wanted—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 irksome…and irresistible. The marriage of convenience isn’t what Caroline and Duncan planned, but could they be a perfect match?

Copyright © 2017 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art and cover copy text used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
® and ™ 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.

Winners 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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