Guest Post: Vannetta Chapman + GIVEAWAY

6 Oct

Hidden 70percent

Thank you so much for letting me visit your blog today! Today I’d like to share with you the details of my newest release, a Christian romantic suspense entitled HIDDEN. Here’s the back cover copy: 

DANA JACOBS would rather forget the night of tragedy and violence that marred her childhood. She is now supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL is newly assigned to Dana’s office. Straight from a six year military deployment, he is not what Dana wants or needs. 

Ben knows God has a reason for putting him in this place at this time—to help Dana. When a local school is threatened, they open a case which leads them on a chase through the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest, pursuing a man filled with a bitterness Dana can understand. But her anger is different. It’s justified, it remains hidden inside, and it hurts no one. 

Can Dana face her own mortality? And when she does, can she truly understand what it means to forgive and to be forgiven? 

Doesn’t that sound fun? It is! It’s a story full of suspense, romance, and a good dose of humor, not to mention a focus on God’s grace. 

 

I thought for today’s blog, I’d give you a peek into my main character, Ben Marshall.

Who is your closest relative? I’m close to all of my family, though I rarely live close to them. I was in the military for a time, and now I have a new job in Taos with Homeland Security. I adore all of my family, but I’m probably closest to my grandfather. We still talk on the phone regularly.

Tell us about your job. I’m actually an explosives expert. When I applied through Homeland Security they hired me, then sent me to the Taos area. I can tell you up front that there’s no doubt that is a God-thing. My best friend is from Taos, and though he was killed in the Middle East, I hope to have a chance to spend time with his family.

Any romantic relationship? Are you kidding? There wasn’t much time for that in the military, and now I barely know anyone in my new job. Though I will admit, I feel a special connection to my boss, Dana.

Dating your boss? That sounds risky. Oh, I wouldn’t say we were dating. In fact, I think she’d rather I was in a different office. That’s okay. Sometimes God puts us in a situation for reasons we can’t fathom. I’m happy to be here and to be close to Dana. I have a feeling that we’re going to become very close—whether it’s friendship or romantic, only God knows.

Anything that you’re afraid of? That’s a funny question. Men aren’t supposed to be afraid, and I suppose while I was overseas I did learn not to fear death. After all, every person dies at some time and in some way. Our hope is in our heavenly future. However, I do admit that sometimes I’m afraid I won’t have the time I need to speak to those who are important to me. Those things get pushed to the back, but they’re important. I guess I’m saying that it’s always a challenge to keep the main thing the main thing.

And what is the main thing? Relationships. The people we love. Sharing our faith. I’m not talking about handing out pamphlets or even preaching a sermon. I don’t know how to do that. No, I’m talking about being there when someone is in a crisis of faith. As believers, I think that’s one of the most important things we do.

Favorite hobby? Anything that keeps me moving—rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, even fishing. If I’m outside, then I’m happy.

 

Ben Marshall is one of my all time favorite heroes. As you can see, he’s not a real bold guy. Kind of laid back. A little on the quiet side. Boyish in some ways. But when you need him? Ben’s there, and he’s not going to leave until he’s sure that you’re safe.

I’m so happy to bring you the story HIDDEN, and I pray that it blesses your heart and reminds you of the grace and love of our Father. I would love it if you would give HIDDEN a try!  You can read the first few chapters for free at Amazon and also at https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/372737-hidden.

Thank you for having me on your blog!

~Vannetta Chapman

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Connect with Vannetta:
http://vannettachapman.com
https://twitter.com/VannettaChapman
https://www.facebook.com/VannettaChapmanBooks

GIVEAWAY!

Vannetta has generously offered a copy of HIDDEN to be given away to one lucky winner!  Please leave a comment, including your email address, to be entered.

To earn additional entries, you may do the following:
◦ Let me know you follow my blog
◦ Sign up to follow my blog if you are not a follower
◦ Share this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or email

Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends Monday, October 13 at midnight CST.  Good luck!!

61 Responses to “Guest Post: Vannetta Chapman + GIVEAWAY”

  1. D K Stevens October 6, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    suspense, romance, and a good dose of humor, not to mention a focus on God’s grace. This is my kind of story ! ! dkstevensne (at) outlook .com

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:22 am #

      Mine too! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  2. Donita Corman October 6, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Can’t wait to read this book. The story line sounds exciting

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:21 am #

      It’s very exciting! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  3. Loretta October 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    Would like to read Vannetta’s first self-published book, to see what she can do apart from the amish genre. I believe it will be great.

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:20 am #

      Vannetta really wowed me with this suspense! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  4. Loretta October 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    sharing on fb

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:19 am #

      Thank you for sharing on Facebook!

  5. Loretta October 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    I follow your blog 🙂

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:19 am #

      Thank you so much for following my blog!

  6. steveandellengray October 7, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    Thanks for hosting Vanetta Chapman. I am currently reading Murder Simply Brewed by her and loving it. I can’t wait to read this new book. I did share this on FB.

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:19 am #

      Thank you so much for entering the giveaway and sharing the post!

  7. Christina Spicuzza October 7, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    I would love to win this book! It sounds like it’s right up my alley!!! Thanks for introducing me to a new author to love!!!!
    Cspicuzza83@gmail.com

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:18 am #

      You’re welcome! I love finding new authors to love too!!

  8. Christina Spicuzza October 7, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    Follow your blog! 🙂

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:17 am #

      Thank you so much for following my blog!

  9. Christina Spicuzza October 7, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Posted post on Facebook

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:17 am #

      Thank you for sharing on Facebook!

  10. Christina Spicuzza October 7, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Posted tweet on twitter! My twitter name is @christispicuzza

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:16 am #

      Thank you for sharing on Twitter!

  11. D K Stevens October 7, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    I’d enjoy reading this book 🙂 I follow your blog. dkstevensne (at) outlook .com

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:16 am #

      Thank you so much for following my blog!

  12. D K Stevens October 7, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Tweeded 🙂 https://twitter.com/DKStevensNE/status/519474054693003265
    dkstevensne *at* outlook .com

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:14 am #

      Thank you for sharing the giveaway!

  13. Amy Messer October 7, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    I’ve not read anything by this author but this book’s plot has snagged my attention. Thank you for an opportunity to win it and be introduced to another Christian author.

    • Amy Messer October 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      Forgot to leave e-mail address: aimmesser@yahoo.com

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:14 am #

      You’re welcome, Amy! So glad to introduce you to Vannetta Chapman!

  14. Pam Graber October 7, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    This book is a bit of a departure from the Amish fiction I know Vannetta Chapman for but it looks like a great story! I’m excited to read this one!
    wesnpam@fulton-net.com

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:13 am #

      It is a departure! Vannetta really wowed me with her romantic suspense debut! Thanks so much for stopping by and entering the giveaway!

  15. kellysshining October 7, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    What a wonderful way to learn more about a book and a character! Love seeing what makes them tick! Thank you!
    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

    • B. Adams October 8, 2014 at 12:10 am #

      I love character interviews too! Thanks so much for stopping by and entering the giveaway!

  16. Savurbks October 8, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    Wow…what a different book for Vannetta but your review has me excited to read it! Thanks for sharing!!

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

      It’s a fantastic romantic suspense debut for Vannetta! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  17. Karen G October 8, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    I’m used to reading Vannetta’s Amish fiction books but when I read part of the Hidden on Amazon it got me hooked. I want to read more. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

      Yes, HIDDEN does grab you from the very beginning! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  18. Karen G October 8, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    I follow your blog via email.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

      Thank you so much for following my blog!

  19. Karen G October 8, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/MsRubyKat/status/519827650852818944
    Sent an email to sis-in-law.
    Also shared on FB but don’t know how to copy the link from my timeline.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

      Thanks so much for sharing the giveaway!

  20. Anna Weaver Hurtt October 8, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

      It certainly is! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  21. KayM October 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    I love the interview, and am really looking forward to reading Hidden. I’m excited about Vannetta writing something non-Amish. Thank you for offering a copy of this book. I tweeted and also pinned the giveaway to Pinterest. I am a follower (different email).
    may_dayzee (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

      I’m excited about this new series, too! Thanks so much for following my blog, commenting, and sharing this giveaway!

  22. linderellar October 8, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. My email is linderellar at yahoo dot com.

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

      It certainly is an enjoyable read! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  23. lkish77123 October 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Ben sounds like my kind of guy. I’d love to read your book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

      Ben is such a great guy and a wonderful hero! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  24. Maryann October 9, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    Ben and Dana sound like an interesting couple I would love to read Vanetta’s new book. I follow your blog by e mail.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

      They are an interesting couple, indeed! Thanks so much for following my blog and entering the giveaway!

  25. kellysshining October 11, 2014 at 2:49 am #

    PS I shared your giveaway on Twitter https://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/520843241823174656 I also follow your blog. Have a great weekend!
    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

      Thanks so much for sharing the giveaway and following my blog!

  26. Haley S. October 12, 2014 at 4:31 am #

    This sounds like a great book!
    I signed up to follow your blog via email.
    My email is:
    Haleyrscully at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

      Thanks so much for following my blog and entering the giveaway!

  27. vannettachapman October 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    I LOVE your replies. Yes, it is something different from my writing desk. 🙂 But it’s all good … why? Because it all focuses on HIS love and grace. Thanks for stopping by, y’all!

    • Joyce Hoezee October 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

      I am so looking forward to reading this book, it would be exciting to win my copy! My e-mail is camping2468@yahoo.com

      • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

        Thanks so much for stopping by and entering the giveaway!

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, V! 🙂 Everyone’s excited about HIDDEN!!

  28. Alice Boor October 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Love your books, especially the Amish mysteries. I also follow your blog.

    • B. Adams October 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

      I love Vannetta’s books, too! Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway!

  29. Jennifer Hibdon October 14, 2014 at 1:53 am #

    Thanx for the giveaway!!!! Really looking forward to reading HIDDEN! j4hibdon(at) yahoo (dot) com

  30. j4hibdon October 14, 2014 at 1:55 am #

    Thanx for the giveaway!!! I am looking forward to reading HIDDEN.

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