Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Welcome author Mary Alford

Welcome author Mary Alford













Book Title: FORGOTTEN PAST



Blurb:  LOST MEMORIES

Faith McKenzie was the only survivor of a brutal home invasion. Viciously attacked and left for dead, Faith can't remember anything about that night—including the identity of the killer. All she knows is that he's stalking her from every place she flees and has tracked her to a small Maine island. Her neighbor, private investigator and security specialist JT Wyatt, rescues her twice. Now JT is insisting on the whole story—a story that Faith can't remember. Desperate to feel safe, Faith puts her trust in the handsome P.I. Yet a killer is dead set on ensuring that Faith's memory never returns.


Book Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Past-Love-Inspired-Suspense-ebook/dp/B00HAZ45MW/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397507635&sr=8-1-fkmr3&keywords=forgotten+past+by+mary+alvord

eHarlequin: http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=52137

Guest Post:

My Crazy Road To Becoming A Published Author:
For me it has been quite a journey. I always knew I wanted to write for Love Inspired Suspense, but it took ten years for that dream to become a reality. Along the way, there were many trial and errors on my part.
In 2012, I entered the Speed Dating Contest that editor Emily Rodmell hosted and I was one of the lucky ones who got an appointment to chat with Emily. On the day of the pitch, I was on vacation in Colorado. At our cabin, there is no internet service. I could have given up and said, “Well, that’s it,” but I didn’t. My husband and I drove into the small town of Pagosa Springs where I did the entire chat on my laptop in the parking lot of the Ace Hardware Store.
Emily was kind enough to request a synopsis although I was so nervous she probably didn’t understand anything I told her. I promptly sent the synopsis out to her. Then she requested the first three chapters followed by the full manuscript. With each request, I tried not to get my hopes up.
In December 2012, Emily called to tell me I had sold to Love Inspired Suspense. It was a surreal moment. One that hasn’t fully sunken in yet. It's a great feeling to have your dream become a reality and even greater to hold your book in your hands.

Giveaway Information: A signed paperback copy of FORGOTTEN PAST.

Is your giveaway International, US Only, or US/Canada?" US Only

7 comments:

  1. Jamie, thanks so much for letting me join in your day of celebration.

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    1. Thanks so much for joining me. Love Inspired is such a great line. I'm curious, did you scream when you found out you sold the book? I know I screamed when I found out I made the USA Today list, and we were driving down the road. I nearly killed my husband. Ha!

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  2. I did scream. Really, really loud and then I did a crazy dance around my living room all the while my husband was laughing like crazy. It's been an amazing year and I've learned so much about the publishing world and I'm so proud to be part of LIS

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    1. Good to know! It's such a great feeling. And authors are such a supportive group. Our poor husbands, they don't know what they've gotten themselves into.

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  3. Yes. I'm truly amazed at time at how generous authors are. Everyone I asked for help was eager to do so. I hope I can do the same for someone.

    Mary

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  4. I love hearing the success stories

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  5. What a great success story. Love inspired suspense novels are some of my favorites. Will there be another one?

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