Monday, August 12, 2013

Giveaway! Dark Road Home by Elizabeth Ludwig!


Welcome to Writing for Christ Elizabeth Ludwig, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?

Interesting? Well, here’s a fun one…sometimes, when I’m visualizing a scene in my head, I talk to myself so I can hear what the dialogue will sound like. It’s not usually a problem, unless I’m driving, in which case, I simply act like I’m on the phone. LOL!

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

Historicals are definitely my favorite to both read AND write. Favorite authors include Francine Rivers and Tamera Alexander, although sometimes, I’ll get on a YA kick and then I like to read Elisabeth Stengl or Jill Williamson.

Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?

I have tried to learn something from every manuscript I’ve ever written, whether they were published or not. From my historicals, I’ve learned how important it is to research every detail of my story, from the fabrics women wore to the building materials that were in use.
With my mysteries, I learned the techniques for creating tension and planting clues. I guess the bottom line is this…never stop learning. No matter what genre you’re in, be teachable, because more than anything else, writing is a job. Only those who are willing to work the hardest will be successful.

5 things you love?

Number one is definitely my Lord. A close second is my family. Everything else follows in quick succession…dachshunds, chocolate, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, although not necessarily in that order. J

What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?

Let’s see…I just finished reading and reviewing The Blue Door by Christa Kinde which was very good. This was Christa’s debut novel, and I was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed a new YA author so much. I also enjoyed Dani Pettrey’s book called Submerged. Both of these books had an element of suspense in them which I suppose is why I liked them! My favorite soon-to-be-released book, however, is a biblical fiction by Stephanie Landsem called The Well. A must read, in my humble opinion.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

I have a website at www.elizabethludwig.com and a blog at www.theborrowedbook.blogspot.com, but my favorite place to connect is still on facebook. I hope you’ll stop by!

Thank you for being with us today!

Thanks so much for having me, Casey.

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Elizabeth's book!

Please leave an email address! If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win.
For extra entries:
~Be a follower
~Be a subscriber

Contest is only open in the U.S. and void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on August 23rd
Attn Readers! If you're struggling to leave a comment on my blog, please email your comment entries (in ONE email) and I will submit it for you. But PLEASE only do this after you've failed to leave a comment. My email is: caseym.writer(@)gmail.com 

63 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review I loved it Cassey and Elizabeth . I would love to win Elizabeth's Dark Road Home .. Sounds good .
    Blessings
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Elizabeth (great name btw!) :-)

      Good luck!

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  2. I have an Elizabeth Ludwig book on my Kindle. Can't wait to start reading it. Thanks for bringing us another fun interview, Casey!

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    1. Hey, Melissa! How do you like your Kindle?

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  3. Hey Casey,

    I was wondering if you were interested in participating in the blog tour for me upcoming YA Christian fiction novel, "Purple Moon", which will take place Sep - Oct. Let me know if you're interested (email: christiswrite(at)gmail(dot)com) and I'll be happy to send you the schedule.

    God bless,

    Tessa E Hall

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    1. Hey Tessa! Blog tours are great, but they can be a lot of hard work putting them together. Good luck!

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  4. Oh, I've been interested in reading this book! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy, ladies! For an extra entry I'm a Google Friend Connect follower under the username Bethany.
    Blessings,
    Bethany
    bethanydaughteroftheking{at}gmail{dot}com

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    1. Thanks for playing, Bethany! Good luck in the drawing.

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  5. This looks like a good book. I would love the chance to win. Thank you

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Angela. I love the covers that Bethany House has done for this series. I've gotten so many compliments from people who say they're interested in the books simply because of the covers. :-)

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  6. sounds like a good book and love the cover. thanks for chance to win

    email subscriber
    gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Hey apple blossom! I recognized your profile pic. :-)

      Good to see you here. Good luck in the drawing.

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  7. I enjoyed the interview and would love a chance to read the book. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the interview. Good luck!

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  8. Thank you for your post of the book following No Safe Harbor. I would love to win your offering! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Your profile name intrigues me. Is Lane Hill House a museum??

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  9. I am a Google Friend Connect friend, Casey.
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  10. I am a follower of your blog and received your e-mail notices of posting.
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  11. Thanks for the interview ladies! I always find it interesting to hear what authors are reading... I haven't tried YA fiction, I do have one of Dani Pettrey's books in my TBR stack.

    I follow via GFC
    I subscribe by e-mail

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hey Patty, I'm kinda surprised by how much I enjoy YA fiction. Then again, I like to try different genres. :-)

      Good luck in the drawing!

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  12. I have so been wanting to read this! SQUEE!! This sounds like a fantastic book. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    I'm a follower and subscriber. :)

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. LOL! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, Wanda!! Good luck in the drawing.

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  13. I have No Safe Harbor on my Kindle! Would love to win this Elizabeth Ludwig book as well.

    I'm a follower and subscriber

    Cheryl Hart
    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. This really made me smile, Cheryl. I hope we can add to your Kindle collection! :-)

      Good luck!

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  14. My email:
    Godspeculiartreasurerae(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Love your email and profile pic! Good luck Raechel.

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  15. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd love to win this book. No Safe Harbor is on my kindle and TBR. :) jeannie39 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Glad to hear that, JM! Good luck in the drawing.

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  16. Would love to read this book! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

    pocoauthor[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yes, thank you for hosting, Casey! Good luck, Nicole!

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  17. Thank you, Elizabeth, for your kind words about The Well - it is available now! No need to enter me in the book giveaway - I'm already reading Dark Road Home and loving it!

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    1. :-) Glad you stopped by, Stephanie. Best of luck to you with your book!!

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  18. I enjoyed the interview, ladies! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. Great! I'm glad you enjoyed it, Michelle. Good luck.

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  19. I'm a follower.


    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  20. I'm a subscriber.


    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  22. I absolutely loved No Safe Harbor, checked it out from the Library and liked it so much I did a review on my blog.
    Thank you for the chance to read Dark Road Home!

    Blessings!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

    P.S. I am a Follower and a Subscriber.

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    1. Send me the link, Jasmine! I'd love to hear what you thought of No Safe Harbor. Good luck in the drawing for Dark Road Home.

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  23. Enjoyed the great interview!! Elizabeth Ludwig's book sounds wonderful. Would love to win. Thank you for sharing and entering me in the giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I'm a follower and a subscriber!!!

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  24. I love that book cover. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I am a follower and subscriber.

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    2. I love it too, Janice. Bethany House has done such a wonderful job with the covers for this series. If you're interested in seeing the cover book three, I have it posted on my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/elizabethludwig102

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  25. I would really enjoy reading this book. I loved "No Safe Harbor" I am a subscriber and a follower. Rebecca Maney rmaney@firstarpchurch.org

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed No Safe Harbor, Rebecca! Good luck in the drawing for Dark Road Home.

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  26. Sign me up! kandrajane at bell south dot net

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  27. I'm an email subscriber too!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  28. hello casey and welcome to Elizabeth. I do not own one off her books yet. This sounds like a good one. Please put me in for the drawing. I am a follower and a subscriber. Hoping one off these e entries will be the lucky one. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Maxie! Hope we can make follower of this series with Dark Road Home. Good luck!

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  29. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story, casey ;)

    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi, karenk! Recognized your profile name from The Borrowed Book. :-)

      Good luck!

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  30. Entry for Amy C:

    Hi Casey!
    Could you enter me for the giveaway?
    This book looks so good! Thanks for the post.
    I'm a follower
    I'm a subscriber.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com
    Amy C

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  31. Entry for Cherie:

    Again, I can't post because of Google, my e-mail is
    ckasper49(at)gmail(dot)com
    I subscribe and I follow

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    1. Thanks for posting these for your readers, Casey. And thanks again for hosting me on your blog! Its been fun. :-)

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  32. Entry for Janet E:

    Dear Casey,
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway for this book. Just got home from an 8000 mile trip. Have too much to do before I can get in the bed.

    Janet.

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  33. I really want to read this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! Best of luck in the drawing

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  34. Enjoyed your interviews, Elizabeth, & would love to read your book - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am a follower & subscriber

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    1. Wonderful, Bonnie! Good luck in the drawing.

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  35. I would love to win! I follow and am a subscriber.

    ischu9@aol.com

    Becky I.

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According to new FTC rules I must let you, the reader know, that all views shared on this blog are strictly my own. Books to review are either provided for me by the author, publisher or ones I have purchased and I am under no obligation whatsoever to present anything, but my true opinion on any product. I receive no monetary compensation for anything written on this blog. Any giveaways on this blog are provided by the author/ publisher and I am not responsible for any views they express in their work or on this site. Giveaways are void were prohibited and chances of winnng are based on the number of applicants. A random winner is draw when a book is given away.

 
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