Thursday, May 12, 2016

Her One and Only by Becky Wade: Guest Post + Giveaway

(Porter Family #4)


Becky Wade
Genre: Contemporary Inspirational Romance
Publisher: Bethany House Bethany House Facebook
Date of Publication: May 3, 2016
# of pages: 368
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After ten years in the NFL, superstar Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself? Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert marks-woman, and a black belt--none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she's determined to find Gray's stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.
Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they'll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives-and their hearts-to one another. 

Praise for Her One and Only
"Down-to-earth, in-depth characters give the story an authentic feel. Dru, being the youngest Porter, is headstrong and sympathetic, and when she matches wits with Gray, their connection is as electric as their budding romance is sweet. A delightful read." --RT Book Reviews

Becky Wade: Guest Post #2
Ten Secrets Authors (Almost) Never Tell
  1. We're not as cheerful and optimistic as our social media personalities might lead you to believe. In reality, we're sometimes disillusioned by our work, overwhelmed, and downright exhausted. It's only God, caffeine, and chocolate that get us through.
  2. Writing makes our derrieres big. It's all the sitting, you see. The sitting results in an expansion of... acreage. At least that's what we tell ourselves, because we can't consider giving up chocolate. (See #1)
  3. By the time we finish working on a book, we don't like it. We'll pretend for your sake that we like it. But in actuality, we've re-read it and re-read it so many times that it feels about as lively and entertaining to us as a plank of wood. When we say things like, “It was sooo sentimental for me to say good-bye to Penelope and Nathaniel,” we mean that 5% of us was sad to say good-bye. 95% was very tired of Penelope and Nathaniel.
  4. We don't look like our author photos. We're older than our photos. We're not dressed that cute. Our hair doesn't look that good and neither does our make up or our complexion. We're heavier than we appear in our photos. In regular life we don't have good lighting or Photoshop or wind machines following us around.
  5. We're not famous. On the streets, no one recognizes us. When we do book signings, more often than not nobody comes and we're left to make awkward, desperately peppy conversation with store employees in hopes that they won't pity us.
  6. We struggle with envy. God puts into our lives authors who succeed above us, who achieve the things we'd dearly hoped to achieve. True celebration for another's success comes the hard way: through prayer, through letting God renew our heart, through soul work. God uses this profession to shape our character and He can be trusted to keep us humble.
  7. We are not as confident as we want you to think we are. We're artists and so, naturally, we're creative and sensitive. If we read nine positive comments about our work and one negative, we'll stew about the negative one for days.
  8. We don't make much money. Most people who are pursuing creative professions or ministerial professions don't. We're no different. Most of us could work part-time, incur a lot less stress, and earn more than we do writing.
  9. We're not people-oriented. We're introverted. We can talk with you for a limited time and masquerade as someone who's outgoing, but then we'll have to go recline on a chaise lounge with our wrist on our forehead for a few hours to recover.
  10. For those of us who write Christian fiction, this work is our ministry. Writing is challenging. But it's also a huge joy and privilege to partner with God, to serve Him through creativity, to proclaim His glory through our books. We love what we do.

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas.  She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children.  When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.  She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She’s the Carol Award and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart and the Texas-set Porter Family series:  Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine, and A Love Like Ours, and Her One and Only.


  May 3 - May 13, 2016

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Check out the other great blogs on the tour!
5/3       Because This is My Life Y'all -- Review
5/4       My Book Fix Blog          -- Excerpt #1
5/5       Margie's Must Reads     -- Review
5/6       The Page Unbound       -- Guest Post #1
5/8       Missus GonzoReview
5/9       Books and BroomsticksExcerpt #2
5/10     StoreyBook Reviews     -- Promo
5/11     Hall Ways Blog -- Review
5/12     It's a Jenn World -- Guest Post #2

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