Monday, April 22, 2013

Welcome, Susan Page Davis, author of Revolution at Barncastle Inn! Three giveaways!

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than forty novels in the romance, mystery, suspense, and historical romance genres. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky. Susan is a past winner of the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. 
Hi, Eileen! Thanks for having me over. My featured book is a brand new e-book,
Revolution at Barncastle Inn.

Revolution at Barncastle Inn: Lily Mitchell’s sister organizes a Patriot’s Day vacation at the Barncastle, with the entire week’s activities set in Revolutionary War days. Lily’s husband was killed in Afghanistan two years ago, and she’s found it hard to move on. A fun vacation where Lily’s family joins Vermont “Patriots” takes her mind off her grief—until one of the “Redcoat” officers quartered at the inn draws her attention. Ethan Danvers is a modern day history professor who enjoys eighteenth-century re-enactments and makes a very convincing British officer. Though they oppose each other in the re-enactment, Ethan makes a special connection with Lily and her son. They’re enemies for the week—but will they be allies for life?

This e-book also contains "Where There’s Smoke,” an original romantic short story by Susan Page Davis, as bonus content.

What inspired you and your fellow authors to create the series?

I’m one of four authors who wrote the Christmas at Barncastle Inn collection of novellas a couple of years ago. We asked the publishers if they would consider doing more stories about Barncastle Inn, a family-run inn in Vermont where you can spend your vacation in any time period you wish. The publisher declined, but we loved the characters and the premise so much that we decided to write more stories. We’re writing more novellas and releasing one a month as e-books. We’ve called the series Celebrate Any Time.
This series has threads of romance and Christian faith. Whether it’s a pirate Christmas or a colonial-era Patriot’s Day, you can celebrate any time at Vermont’s Barncastle Inn. Other new books in the series include Spring Comes to the Barncastle, by Lynette Sowell, Barncastle Memorial, by Darlene Franklin (May 2013), and Showdown at the Barncastle (June 2013), from Janelle Mowery. We hope the readers enjoy the new adventures at Barncastle Inn as much as we have.

What is one fun thing my readers might not know about you?
My father was a Maine game warden, which meant that I sometimes got to be up close and personal with wild animals. People would bring orphaned babies to our house—a fawn, or a litter of baby raccoons, for instance. They didn’t stay long—only until someone could come from the game farm and take them for rehabilitation, but it was fun. Another interesting thing was when my dad helped distribute pheasants, which were stocked in certain areas before the hunting season. After he carried them in the trunk of his car in a crate, he would release them. Sometimes they left greenish eggs in the crates. Not many kids in our school got to take hard-boiled pheasant eggs in their lunches.
Thanks for sharing with my readers today, Susan! God's best to you and your fellow authors as you take readers on an adventure to Barncastle Inn! Sounds like a place readers could settle into and stay for quite some time!
Be sure to read this note from Susan!

This week I’d like to give away three copies of my new e-book, Revolution at Barncastle Inn.

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Buy the book at Amazon for Kindle:
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On my website, I draw names for several free books at the end of each month. Use the “enter the contest” form at the left side of my home page:
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I also post on the 23rd of each month on the Christian Fiction Historical Society:

Thanks, Eileen! Great to be here!


Darlene Franklin said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for spotlighting Susan's story!

Susan Page Davis said...

Thanks for stopping by, Darlene! This novella was fun to write and a good reminder of how we got where we are today.

chaplaindebbie said...

Somehow I skipped this post. Oh well, better late than never. :)
Your ebook sounds very interesting, Susan, would love the chance to read it. God bless.

Linda Marie Finn said...

So looking forward to reading this story... Love the sound of it.
Linda Finn

Susan Page Davis said...

Hi, Debbie and Linda! Great to see you here. Your comments came in on my email today and I was thinking they were over at the Christian Fiction Historical Society blog. Oops. Glad I caught up to you tonight. Darlene Franklin (above) is also one of the authors in this series, and her novella, Barncastle Memorial, is scheduled to release in May.

Eileen Rife said...

Congratulations, Linda and Debbie! You are the winners of the free ebooks!

chaplaindebbie said...

Thank you so much. I love getting to know different authors and their styles of writing. :) God bless.

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