29 April 2011

Getting to know you Thursdays with Lynette Eason and giveaway

Please welcome to Getting to know you Thursdays Lynette Eason. Lynette has a new book out on May one A Killer Among Us which looks like a great read and to make things easier I have added an Amazon link.

1. When you were a child did you have a favourite book or books?
 My favorites as a child were always the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books.

2. Do you have a favourite Genre to both read and right write?
Romantic Suspense is definitely my fave in reading and writing.

3. Did you have favourite authors growing up who have influenced you?
Like I said in question number two, Carolyn Keene wrote the Nancy Drew books and I just LOVED those.

4. When did you know you wanted to be an author?
It’s funny, I didn’t really set out to become a published author. But I did have a story running around in my head and I decided to sit down and write it one day. After that, I was hooked. That first book was really hard finish, but once it was done, the sense of accomplishment was so amazing, I had to see if I could do it again…and again…and again…LOL.

5. How did you go about becoming an author?
It was pretty much an “accident” by God’s design. My husband travelled a lot with his job and I was lonely. So, with this story in my  head, I started writing. That’s the key right there. Then I found a book I loved by an author named Dee Henderson so I wrote her and told her how wonderful she was and how I wanted to be like her when I grew up. She wrote me back and ended up being my mentor for about three years. We kind of lost touch as life interfered, then caught up later when I started being serious about trying to get published. I sold my first book to Love Inspired in 2007 and the rest is history.

6. If you were not a writer what would you like to be?
 Probably something in the medical field. Medicine fascinates me. Either that or a criminal lawyer.

7. Outside reading and writing what do you like to do?
I love to see different places. I like to travel more now than I used to even though I abhor flying on planes, but I do it to experience new things.

8. Do you have a place you love to visit or would love to visit?
 I would love to see Australia. Seriously. I used to have posters of all the different scenic views of Australia hanging in my bedroom. I remember coming across a small place called Monkey Mia where you could swim with the dolphins. I still want to go there.
(Jenny here you would love Monkey Mia, I went many years ago and we had to wait for the dolphins to come in but it was worth it even the pushy Japanese and German tourist who wanted to take photos and didn’t mind pushing others out the way)

9. If you could have a meal with 3 living people who would you choose and why?
 Dee Henderson because I’ve never met her face to face. Jeffery Deaver because the man is a master plotter and I would love to pick his brain. AND…my buddy, Dawn Barnes, who moved away from me and I miss her!

Finally can you tell us about your current books and/or any that will be coming out soon. Also where we can find you on the web.

A KILLER AMONG US officially releases on May 1st although you can probably find it in the bookstores now. The back cover blurb is:
What happens when the hunter . . . becomes the hunted?
Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. These new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case. As evidence mounts up and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is, he may be hunting one of them too.

With nail-biting suspense, clever plot twists, and a hint of romance,
A Killer Among Us is the latest thriller from Lynette Eason.

Praise for Lynette Eason's Women of Justice series
"My friend Lynette has a hit on her hands with this romantic suspense."--Dee Henderson, bestselling author, the O'Malley series

"A fast-moving tale filled with nonstop action. No chance to catch your breath with this one!"--Irene Hannon, bestselling author, the Heroes of Quantico series

"An exciting ride with characters you will care about."--Margaret Daley, award-winning Steeple Hill romantic suspense author

"Don't read Eason's newest novel late at night!"--
RT Book Reviews
"One heck of a thriller. The suspense is high; I was turning pages so fast I had to go back and re-read."--
Suspense Magazine

Pages full of indecipherable codes are all that stand between DEA agent Brock Martin and drugs crossing the border. But if he wants to crack the case, he'll have to work with Texas Ranger Gisella Hernandez. Brock feels the case is way too dangerous for a female agent—especially one who refuses to admit she needs protection. Yet as they work together under the most dangerous threat of exposure, Brock discovers Gisella is stronger than she seems. And that his cowboy heart isn't so tough, after all.
Available mid May.

Lynette has kindly offered to give on commenter a copy of her new book. To enter you need to leave a comment saying what your favourite genre of novel is and a way to contact you. You have til 6 May at 6pm Australian time.


Paula Vince said...

I love the story of how Lynette connected with Dee Henderson at the very beginning. Similar stories have happened among us writers in Australia. I'm sure God smiles when we help and promote each other.
This book sounds like a real nail-biter!

Kathy Eberly said...

This sounds very interesting! I have always enjoyed Lynette's work!

Patsy said...

This story sounds so good! Would love to read it.


Janet said...
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Janet said...

I love all kinds of books, but my favorite kind is the kind Karen Kingsbury writes! I do enjoy a good inspirational suspense book too!


Janet said...

I messed up the first post so that is why I deleted it and posted again!

Laetitia :-) said...

Favourite genre would depend on the mood I'm in. Judging by the things I've been getting out of the library of late it would probably be mystery / suspense, comedy or something driven by relationships (e.g. Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts series). A bit of all three is even better. :-)

PurlingPenny said...

I know I'd love this book as suspense is right up my alley. Thanks for introducing me to yet another new author Jenny!!

Merry said...

I really love romantic suspense, it combines two loves... unraveling a mystery and romance. Lynette is a favorite author for me, please include me in the drawing. Thanks!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Charity said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Lynette Eason is a wonderful author and I love her books! My favorite genres are historical and suspense. Thanks for the chance!


Anne Payne said...

I love to read suspense, but my ultimate favorite is Regency. I've read all Lynette's books though and would love to win this one. Thank you for the opportunity!


grannyc said...

I love Lynette Eason. I just finished reading "Don't Look Back" and can't wait for the next book in this series. My favorite genre is Christian Fiction, romantic suspense. Would love to win this book.


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