Friday, February 25, 2011

My Friend Susan - Interview & Giveaway

Today I'm pleased to welcome Susan Page Davis to  my blog to chat about some of her many new releases. She'll be back this spring with another, but for now we're going to focus on her 3-in-1 collection, Alaska Weddings.

Susan has been generous enough to offer a copy of Alaska Weddings to one lucky reader, so please leave your comment below for a chance to enter, along with an email address where I can reach you if you win. And remember to click "Follow" if you haven't already!

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About Alaska Weddings


Love comes looking for the Holland family of Alaska, but new challenges to their faith lie around every bend.

Secrets from the past and dangers involved in their duties as members of the Coast Guard threaten Caddie Lyle and Aven Holland’s budding romance. Is a longterm relationship possible when they struggle to have faith to get through today?

When Robyn Holland’s sled dog kennel is threatened by financial woes and theft, she turns to veterinarian Rick Baker for help. As she works to organize the Fire and Ice race, some of her best dogs are stolen. Will Robyn and Rick trust God to lead them to the answers they seek?

Widow Cheryl Holland thought she’d never love again—and certainly not someone as different from her as animal scientist Oz Thormond. But when he arrives as the new vet at the clinic where she works, she can’t deny her sudden interest in polar bear studies. But is this just a temporary magnetic attraction?

Will the chance for love be swallowed by wilderness dangers, or will God reveal a bright future in the last great frontier?

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About Susan

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than thirty published novels in the romance, historical, mystery and suspense genres. She’s the mother of six and grandmother of six. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky.

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What's your latest book?

Alaska Weddings and Pieces of the Past both released in January. Alaska Weddings is a 3-book anthology from Barbour, featuring contemporary romances set in Alaska.

Pieces of the Past is a cozy mystery from Guideposts. It’s number 6 in the Patchwork Mysteries series, where each book is written by a different author.

How exciting to have so many releases to celebrate at once! But let's focus on Alaska. =) What's your favorite part of the story?

In Alaska Weddings, I love the part where Cheryl and Oz are off on a snowmobile observing polar bears, and they spot a huge bear closer than they’d realized. Did you know bears like ham sandwiches?
   
Hmm, can't say as I did. Though I think I assumed they like ANY food, LOL. What was the hardest part to write?

The first story, Almost Ready, is about a young woman who is an officer is the Coast Guard. Since I’ve never served in the military, this was a challenge. But my brother, who was a career officer in the Coast Guard, helped me a lot. He also put me in touch with his former captain in Alaska and a friend still on active duty. Both answered a lot of my questions.


Ah, I love it when the connections are in place! Definitely makes that research easier. Is there any one thing or reference you keep handy when writing? Anything you kept around for this particular book?

For this book (actually three shorter books) I built quite a library. Over and over I referred to The Civilian’s Guide to the U.S. Military, the latest edition of The Coast Guardsman’s Manual, several books on dog sledding, several others on polar bears, and a multitude of general Alaska resources, including books, Alaska magazine, and my notes from my trip to Alaska. I also kept handy the email addresses and phone numbers of my “experts” who helped me so much on this book.


What are you writing right now?

I’m working on two historicals—

Lady Anne’s Quest is the second in my Prairie Dreams series, for Barbour. In it, an English noblewoman goes West in 1855 (yes, we’re talking wagon train west) in search of her uncle, who doesn’t yet know he’s the new Earl of Stoneford.

Captive Trail is set in north-central Texas. It’s second in the Texas Trails series for Moody. In this series, authors Darlene Franklin, Vickie McDonough and I will take turns on the books. Darlene’s Lone Star Trail and my Captive Trail appear first, in August and September. My book is about a stagecoach driver who finds an unconscious white woman lying on the trail, dressed in Comanche clothing.


They sound so interesting! Any upcoming releases we should keep our eye out for?

Oh, yes! Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada comes out April 1. Don’t miss this fun historical romance. Queen Victoria’s son, the Prince of Wales, is a major character.

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That sounds awesome, Susan! And thanks so much for visiting today. Readers, check out her website at www.susanpagedavis.com, and look for Alaska Weddings at Amazon and ChristianBooks.


Void where prohibited. Entry into the contest is considered verification of eligibility based on your local laws. Chance of winning depends on number of entries. Contest ends 3/4/11. Winner will have two weeks to claim prize.

35 comments:

  1. I guess it's a good thing the bears like ham sandwiches and not people sandwiches? Sounds like an interesting and exciting book!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  2. This book looks interesting - please enter me!

    Kait
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  3. thanks for the chance to read susan's novel...

    karenk
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  4. I have read books by Sue before and looking forward to many more. Hi from Maine!

    Debby
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  5. I would love to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  6. I really think this book sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win it!

    kcmelone@yahoo.com

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  7. This book sounds great! Please enter me

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  8. This book sounds good.please enter me,wlworkman[at]backroads[dot]net

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  9. Please enter me! Looks like a fun read. :)

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  10. Please enter me!

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    Carman sent me!

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  11. Carman sent me too!

    Unique story line here, sounds interesting. :)

    Doreen
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  12. This caught my attention right away ~ I love Alaska!! Thank you for hosting the giveaway, and it was nice to 'meet' Susan!

    kjv1611as at gmail dot com

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  13. I always love books that have 'secrets of the past' in them. This sounds like a wonderful and interesting book...or 3 books. Thanks for offering a copy to us.
    Joy
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  14. I love stories set in Alaska and I love Susan's books! Please include me, thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  15. I enjoy this type of romance stories!


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  16. I love Susan's books! And stories set in Alaska. I'd love to win - and I'm willing to influence it too....

    vernetlh(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. That book cover is gor-juss! Love it! I'm a follower, thanks for entering me. :)

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  18. This sounds fantastic, please enter me.

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  19. I would love to be entered! I am a big fan of Susan's books and can't wait for her LFY one either:) Thanks!

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  20. I'd love to read this book!

    leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

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  21. Enjoyed reading the blog today..and I especially like Susan's stories..I'm sure I'd enjoy reading this one.
    JFWIsherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. I love the cover for Alaska Weddings. Would enjoy reading this story. Thanks for the info.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. Sounds like a fun book
    Please enter me

    A J Hawke
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  24. Wow, three in one? Sounds like a winner! Oh, Im supposed to say "Carman sent me". So there it is. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Sounds like a neat book - please count me in! :-)

    ~ Katy
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  26. Wow, great to see everyone here. I've been so busy working on the next book that I haven't checked in, so here I am at last. I have to agree with Joye and Pegg about the cover--I adore that dog. Alaska is an amazing place, and I hope I can go back someday and see more of it. Waving at Debbie, a friend from my old stomping grounds in Maine. Hope you're all having a good week--spring is coming!

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  27. I love to read ~ Please enter me ~ btw Carman sent me by!
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  28. Carmen sent me, would love to win a copy of this book.
    Mary B,
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  29. Hi please enter me in the drawing for this book. And Carman sent me.

    arsmelser6@gmail.com

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  30. Hi. This book sounds interesting as do several of your other upcoming releases. Thanks for a chance. Carman sent me too and I am a new follower.
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  31. I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

    I am a follower! & Carman sent me :)

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  32. please include me in this drawing thanks

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  33. Lady DragonKeeperMarch 4, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    Sounds like a neat book (3 stories in one!) I wonder what Susan Paige Davis' favorite genre is to write in ... she's written so many books.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  34. That last question is one a lot of people ask me. My simple answer is, whatever genre I'm writing now! But to be a little more specific, I do love writing suspense/mystery, which is where I started--the first six books I ever wrote were romantic suspense. But my first PUBLISHED book was a historical, and I've come to love writing them, too. So the best of both worlds for me is probably historical suspense, and I throw a bit of suspense into most of my books. Even Alaska Weddings has some mystery in the first two books--with the Coast Guard chasing smugglers and Robyn trying to find her stolen sled dogs. The new historical series I'm working on, Prairie Dreams, centers on a bit of skullduggery, and it's a lot of fun.

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  35. I also meant to say that the purest historical romantic suspense I've published to date is The Crimson Cipher, which is set in 1915. I spent a great deal of time researching the pre-World War I events of sabotage and espionage within our borders for that one. The Ladies' Shooting Club Series also has some mystery in each book, and those are set in Idaho in the 1880s.

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