ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KAREN WITEMEYER writes historical romance fiction for Bethany House, believing that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. Her debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, is a finalist in the Best First Book categories for both the prestigious RITA® award and the National Reader's Choice Award. She makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three kids.
TO WIN HER HEART
by Karen Witemeyer
Published by Bethany House
ABOUT THE BOOK
A blacksmith with a criminal past. A librarian with pacifist ideals. Do they have a fighting chance at finding love?
Having completed his sentence for the unintentional crime that derailed his youthful plans for fame and fortune, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. Spencer needs a blacksmith, a trade he learned at his father’s knee, and he needs a place where no one knows his past. But small towns leave little room for secrets. . . .
Eden Spencer has sworn off men, choosing instead to devote her time to the lending library she runs. When a mountain-sized stranger walks through her door and asks to borrow a book, she steels herself against the attraction he provokes. His halting speech and hesitant manner leave her doubting his intelligence. Yet as the mysteries of the town’s new blacksmith unfold, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart.
Levi’s renewed commitment to his faith leads Eden to believe she’s finally found a man of honor and integrity, a man worthy of her love. But when the truth about his prodigal past comes to light, can this tarnished hero find a way to win back the librarian’s affections?
Readers, buy your copy of To Win Her Heart today!
AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR FEATURE AUTHOR
In today's publishing climate, it is expected for authors to participate in the marketing of their books. But for those of us who fall heavily on the introverted end of the I-E continuum, the prospect of marketing our books feels a lot like stepping onto the gallows where a hooded executioner with marketing plan in hand waits to throw the lever that will release the trap door and send us plunging to our doom.
OK, that might be a bit melodramatic, but you get the point. Introverts and marketing don't mix well. So how do we deal with the reality that we need to be marketing our books?
The way I've chosen to go about it is to listen to conventional wisdom then tweak it to fit my personality.
- Book Signings
- Social Media
My latest marketing attempt is a new fan fiction contest. I'm inviting any interested readers or writers to pen an epilogue for two of my secondary characters in my latest release, To Win Her Heart. The contest runs through June 30th, and the winner will receive a $40 Amazon gift card, the epilogue published on my website, and an autographed copy of any one of my three books. I'd love to have you enter. You can find the guidelines here: http://www.karenwitemeyer.com/contest.php.
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Thank you, Karen, for sharing with us today.
Guest Question: Are you an introvert or extrovert? How do you feel about marketing? What ideas do you have to help a poor introverted author like me make the most of her marketing time?
ENTRY RULES Readers, leave your email address (name at domainname dot com/net) along with your answer to the question for your chance to win a FREE autographed copy of the book above. If you do not answer the question, and your email address isn't provided, you will not be entered.
This week, the contest is open to US/Canada residents only.