Marian P. Merritt - Lagniappe

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Jo Huddleston - Wait for Me - eBook Giveaway!

Good Monday Morning Readers!

Today, Jo Huddleston visits Lagniappe to discuss her latest release, Wait for Me.


Welcome, Jo!

Tell us a little about Wait for Me
Can Julie, an only child raised with privilege and groomed for high society, and Robby, a coal miner’s son, escape the binds of their socioeconomic backgrounds? Set in a coal mining community in West Virginia in the 1950s, can their love survive their cultural boundaries?

This is a tragically beautiful love story of a simple yet deep love between two soul mates, Robby and Julie. The American South’s rigid caste system and her mother demand that Julie chooses to marry an ambitious young man from a prominent and suitable family. Julie counters her mother’s stringent social rules with deception and secrets in order to keep Robby in her life. Can the couple break the shackles of polite society and spend their lives together? Will Julie’s mother ever accept Robby?
  
What Bible verse speaks to you the most?
Philippians 4:8  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
  
Give readers your brand/tagline and share how you came up with it.
Sweet Southern Romances. I’m a born-and-raised U.S. Southerner—I write stories set in the American South and about people who live there.
  
What author's books do you enjoy reading?
I keep an updated list of my all-time favorite novels because the story stays with me and I love to read books by the author. Here’s my current list (alphabetically by author): Christina Berry-The Familiar Stranger, Cassandra King-Same Sweet Girls, Margaret Mitchell-Gone with the Wind, Francine Rivers-Redeeming love, James Rubart-Rooms.
  
What is your hope for the readers of your books?
That they will be entertained while reading my stories and that they will learn of God’s love through my characters.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
When readers enjoy my book, I hope they will tell others about it and leave a short review why they liked it on the book’s Amazon page. Both are very much appreciated.

What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m working on book 2 in the West Virginia Mountains Series. Don’t have a title yet. I usually get my titles from a scene or chapter while I’m writing the book.
  
LIGHTNING ROUND   

Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Dinner Roll
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Beach
Y’all or You Guys? Y’all


You can find Jo at:



Wait for Me is available through Amazon for either Kindle eBook or in print at: http://tiny.cc/xndfwx

Jo, thanks for sharing!


Readers, thanks for visiting Lagniappe.


Leave your answer to Jo's question for a chance to win a Kindle copy of Wait for Me.

Her question to you:

Which do you enjoy more, stand-alone books or books in a series?



I pray you find 
"a little something extra" 
in each of your days.

Marian

11 comments:

Jo Huddleston said...

Marian, thanks for having me visit with your readers and you. Good luck to all commenters in the book drawing.

Ann Ellison said...

Enjoyed the post. I loved this book and looking forward to the next one. Please do not include me in the drawing since I have already read it. Let someone be blessed with a copy.

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Jo, it's a pleasure to have you here! Ann, thanks for stopping by and sharing with readers about Jo's book!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the interview. I really do not have a preference. If reading a series I prefer to have all the books before reading.

Joann Stewart said...

I prefer reading a stand alone. Joanninmh@embarqmail.com

LoRee Peery said...

Hi Jo. Your title reminded me of the old song "I will Wait for You." I don't have a preference on stand alone or series. I've read stand alone books where I fell in love with the characters and wanted to meet them again. If the first book in a series is really good, I'm impatient for the next installment.

Jo Huddleston said...

Ann, so glad you loved Wait for Me and you're looking forward to the next one. Thanks for sharing your comment.

Jo Huddleston said...

Anonymous, glad you enjoyed the interview. I can see where having all the books in a series before starting the first one would be an advantage. You could zip right into the second book without having to wait. Thanks for commenting.

Jo Huddleston said...

Joann, reading stand alones prevents having to wait for the next book to come out. A long time ago I read Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King and wanted her to write a sequel but she never has that I know of. There were 6 women in the novel and she could have written many more books about them. Thanks for leaving your comment.

Jo Huddleston said...

LoRee, you sound like me, liking that one book and wanting a sequel. When reading a series the reader does need a little patience. Thanks for commenting.

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

JoAnn, you're the lucky winner of a copy of Jo's Kindle book, WAIT FOR ME!!!