Friday, February 26, 2016

Time to Fall in Love Party - Day 4!

Welcome to Day FOUR of our “IT’S TIME TO FALL IN LOVE” treasure hunt where Julie  Lessman, Debbie Lynne Costello and I are celebrating the release of our latest books with some fabulous prizes, including a Kindle Fire, Amazon gift cards, gift baskets, and books galore!  

Ready for today’s treasure hunt? Good! Just read the blog below and answer the question in the Rafflecopter box at the end of this post.

New to the hunt? No worries! Details on what you can win and how can be found HERE.

Today, please welcome our guest, Debbie Lynne Costello and her new release, Shattered Memories.
Here's a little bit about Debbie Lynne in case you don't know her, and then a little bit about her book, and finally a really cool interview with the heroine of her story!

Meet Debbie Lynne Costello! 
Debbie Lynne Costello has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina. She has worked in many capacities in her church and is currently the Children’s director. Debbie Lynne has shown and raised Shetland sheepdogs for eighteen years and still enjoys litters now and then. In their spare time, She and her husband enjoy camping and riding their Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses.

Olivia Macqueen wakes in a makeshift hospital, recovering from a head injury. With amnesia stealing a year of her memories, she has trouble discerning between lies and truth. When her memories start returning in bits and pieces, she must keep up the charade of amnesia until she can find outthe truth behind the embezzlement of her family’s business while evadingthe danger lurking around her.
Doctor Drew Warwick frantically searches through the rubble left by the Charleston earthquake for the lady who owns his heart. He finds her injured and lifeless. When she regains consciousness, the doctor’s hopes are dashed as he realizes she doesn’t remember him. But things only get worse after he discovers she believes she’s still engaged to the abusive scoundrel, Lloyd Pratt. Now Drew is on a race with the wedding clock to either help her remember or win her heart again before she marries the wrong man




Interview with Olivia MacQueen! 

 I’m happy to have Olivia MacQueen from Shattered Memories with us today. “Olivia, thank you for coming.”
Thank you for inviting me on. I’m excited for your readers to get to know a little more about me.

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?
“A free day with no responsibilities?” Olivia leaned back on the couch and closed her eyes. “The weather would be perfect, not too hot and not too cold, a light breeze. I would get up very early, before the sun comes up and pack a picnic lunch. I’d take Drew to the beach and watch the sun come up over the water and then spend the day walking along the beach and watching the waves crash onto shore.”

Whose mentorship meant the most to you and your spiritual growth?
I think I’d have to say Mrs. Warwick. When my parents had died and I’d lost my memory, she was such an inspiration to me. She understood the turmoil I was going through when I struggled to remember and when I felt guilty for surviving the earthquake.

What's the worst thing that's happened in your life? What did you learn from it? 
Olivia sat for a moment. She swallowed and wiped a tear from her eye. “The earthquake was dreadful. I lost two of the people I loved dearly, my mother and my father. Their death has shown me how much I need God and how much He loves me regardless of my short-fallings.”

What do you believe about God?  What do you suppose God thinks of you?
As I just said, God’s love is unconditional. He loved me enough to send His son to die for me. God wants all of His children to have a personal relationship with him.

Is there anything you've always wanted to do but haven't done?
“You might think this a big outlandish or eccentric, but I’ve seen so many pictures of those hot air balloons and they have garnered my fancy. I think it would be fun and a bit frightening to fly up into the air and be able to gaze down and see what the world looks like from above. I know I’m not a big risk taker but sometimes one must step out in and do something outrageous.”

What's the worst thing you've ever done to someone?
I believe that would have to be allowing Drew to believe I am still in love with Frank.

I can’t tell you for some may call it a spoiler.

Describe your ideal mate.
I would say someone tall, I do love dark-brown wavy hair and brown eyes so dark they almost look black.”

It sounds like you are describing Drew to me.
Oliva giggled. “Well, you did ask me to describe my ideal mate.”

Thanks for coming on today and giving us a deeper glimpse of who you are.
Thank you for having me on today. I hope to see everyone in Shattered Memories.

Rafflecopter Question of the day!
Where would Olivia like to take Drew and to do what?

BUT … before you go, make sure you WRITE DOWN THIS CLUE — romance — which is the #12 CLUE in our 15-word sentence you’ll need to enter the Kindle giveaway on February 29th - March 3rd.



To see the list of prizes I'm giving away, click HERE to go back to the first post.

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This is where you will enter the final 15 Word sentence you collect on all our blogs for the next 2 weeks to enter to win the Kindle Fire!  You can't enter yet, but be sure and collect your secret word for today!

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  1. Fri Feb 26th,
    "Morning Debbie Lynne".
    Thanks today, for sharing your profile. And, thank-you, for sharing more about "Shattered Memories", which sounds like a terrific story and read; and for Olivia's personal interview.
    Olivia would like to take Drew to the beach, early before the sun comes up, pack a picnic lunch,and watch the sun coming up over the water. Then, spend the day walking along the beach, and watch the waves crash onto shore. (Sounds really neat !) I like Olivia !
    Thanks for the contest opportunities.
    Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda

    1. Hey Brenda! Thanks for stopping in! I've been on a blog hop so if you'd like some more chances to win SHATTERED MEMORIES click in the link MaryLu gave to my blog and you'll find more places to try and win!

  2. Hey MaryLu and Deb! I want to read this book! Sharing!

    1. Hey Chappy! I want you to read it too!! Good luck in the goveaway.

  3. Thanks Marylu and Debbie Lynne for this great post! Thought the interview with Olivia was great!! Looking forward to seeing what the whole story is like.

    1. Hey Lynne. Thanks for coming by! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview! It was fun to do. Drew had his interview on Julie Lessman's blog last week. That one was fun too. Good luck!

  4. Hi MaryLu and Debbie :)
    How fun! I have never read your books, Debbie. It sounds great and appreciate finding more information about you and your work. I work with kids at my church too.


  5. Hello Johnette! That's great that you work with the children. What a wonderful ministry. They are our future.

    For more chances to win Shattered Memories click on the link above to my blog The Sword and Spirit.

  6. Love playing this hunt, but I'm sad as my paper with all my clues was lost. Good luck everyone.

    1. Oh, goody, I found the older posts and found my clues. Praise God...happy dance.

  7. Whoever wins these prizes will be happy. Enjoy them.