Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Author Interview with Amber Perry and Giveaway of So Fair a Lady!!!


I'm so excited to share my very first author interview today! Welcome Amber Lynn Perry, author of So Fair a Lady!  Don't forget to scroll to the end and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of her book!


The cover of your book is gorgeous! What was the process of designing the cover like?
It was SO fun to work on designing this cover. I didn't do the actual designing myself, I hired a company to do that, but I provided the pictures and gave them all kinds of ideas! I was actually the model for the cover--which was GOBS of fun because I love dressing up. ;) The great thing about self-publishing is that you DO have that kind of say in your cover, because from what I understand, if you publish traditionally you often don't have much say at all. 

What inspired you to write and publish So Fair a Lady?
I LOVE America and I love our history!! The freedoms that the people were willing to fight for back then are just as vital today. My goal in writing this story was to not only give people a delightful story, but hopefully to inspire people to gain a greater interest in this great country.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging about writing?
Write, and write, and write and write again!! I can't even begin to tell you how many times I wrote and re-wrote scenes, deleted scenes and added new ones, etc. It's hard work! I never would have thought that, but it's so true. 

If you could cast your characters in the movie version of your book, what actors/actresses would you choose?
That is a wonderful question!! For that fun tidbit, I will direct you to my pintrest page where I have posted all kinds of fun and fabulous pictures of characters, and tons more!! Here's the link: http://www.pinterest.com/amberlynnperry/so-fair-a-lady/ 

What are some of your favorite or most influential books that you would recommend to readers?
Wow, as a reader you know how hard it is to pick your favorite books! But I will tell you my top two historical Christian romances: A BRIDE MOST BEGRUDGING and THE MEASURE OF A LADY--both by Deeanne Gist. I'm a HUGE Dee fan, and those books really stuck with me. I'd read them over and over. 

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I love music! I taught voice lessons for years and performed on stage in many different productions. Now, as a mom, I love to sing with my children and dance around the house while we dust, fold, etc. Being a mom is such a blessing and I absolutely adore homemaking! (Not to say its always EASY--that's for sure!! LOL But I still love it. ;) )

Thank you so much for joining us today, and thank you for giving away a copy of So Fair a Lady to one of our readers!



My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

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Synopsis 

Boston, MA 1773: Shards of Eliza Campbell's life crash to the ground when she discovers a devastating secret: her father was a spy for the Sons of Liberty. Determined to uncover the truth--at any cost--not even a marriage proposal from the dashing British Officer Samuel Martin can dissuade her. When rescued from British capture by handsome patriot Thomas Watson, Eliza discovers what her father risked his life for and yearns to know more. But will her budding attraction to this courageous patriot damage her already wounded heart?

After years of being blackmailed by Officer Martin, Thomas plans to start a new life in the small town of Sandwich. However, when his actions place Eliza and her sister in danger, he must act quickly to protect them from falling into enemy hands. If the three of them are discovered, their lives will never be the same. Now, not only must he protect Eliza, he must protect his heart from a love that is sure to wound him far greater than any British soldier ever could.




57 comments:

  1. Awesome! Sounds like a fun read. Thanks Heidi!

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    1. Hey!!! I hope that if you do read it, you think its a fun read! LOL It certainly was fun to write! HUGS! A

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  2. What a fun interview! Thanks for giving us a peek inside the process.

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    1. Hi!! So glad you stopped by! The writing process is really a lot of fun, despite the amount of work. ;) LOL Let me know if you read it, I'd love to hear what you think. HUGS!
      A

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  3. Heidi! What a treat to be on your blog, thank you so much!!! I've loved working with you!!!

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  4. Enjoyed the post and happy to enter for the give-a-way! :)

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    1. Carol!! So glad you entered the giveaway!! I hope that when you read the story that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! HUGS!!! A

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  5. I particularly like stories set during the Revolutionary War period, so I imagine that I'd really enjoy reading So Fair a Lady.

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    1. KayM! I LOVE that you love RevWar stories, too! I bet you will love SFAL--at least I hope you will! Thank you so much and God bless!! HUGS! A

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  6. This book sounds great! Loved the interview...it's so fun to connect with the author's of the books we love!

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    1. Hello, hello!! So glad you commented, thank you! This book really has a special place in my heart. I hope you get a chance to read it and that you will enjoy it! HUGS!!!! A

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  7. I love that you got to be on the cover of your book! It's beautiful!

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    1. Kelly! Yes, it was a treat to get to be on the cover. I really love dressing up...guess I'm still a kid at heart. ;) Thank you for your kind words! HUGS!! A

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  8. Amber, that really is a beautiful cover, and that is very cool that you got to model for it. :) Sounds like a good read! I love American history too, and I like thinking about the ideals on which our country was founded.

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    1. Jennifer!!! How are you?! :) I'm glad you like the cover, I feel so blessed--it really is so lovely. Isn't American History the best?! LOL I too love to think about--and champion--the principals that have made this country great. HUGS!!! A

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  9. It is wonderful that you are on the cover of your own book and that you can sing with your kids. You are truly blessed.

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    1. Jan! Thank you so much, I feel that way as well. God is so good to His children, isn't He?! God bless you! HUGS!
      A

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  10. Such a fun interview. Great questions Heidi! I loved being able to see the author's Pinterest board for the story.

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    1. Justine! Hi!! Oh, I'm so glad you liked my pintrest board!! It was such a fun thing to do. I'm still working on the one for book two...I think there's only like three pics on there. LOL Thank you so much for commenting! HUGS!!! A

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  11. What a great interview. I share in your love for history. I look forward to reading your book. I love the cover! Thank you for this chance to win a copy. lisastifler(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Lisa!!! It's great to see you here, thank you for stopping by. I do hope you get to read SFAL and that when you do, you will let me know what you think. Thank you for your kind words! God bless! HUGS!!!
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  12. Love the cover! So cool that you are the model...

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  13. Love the cover! So cool that you are the model... Congrats on your debut novel.

    Patty

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    1. Patty!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I loved being on the cover--dressing up is so much fun. LOL Do you like it? :) HUGS!!!! A

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  14. a great interview/posting....looking forward to reading amber's masterpiece :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Karen!
      How are you??!! So great to see you here--thank you for all your encouragement and support! HUGS!!! A

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  15. Sounds like fun book! Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway:)

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    1. Heather! Thank you so much!! I do hope you enjoy the book, let me know what you think when you read it. :) HUGS!!!! A

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  16. This sounds like just my kind of book and I love the cover! How fun that you (Amber) got to be the model!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    1. Tressa! HI!! I'm still a kid at heart--I love dressing up. LOL Do you like dressing up, too? :) I hope you like the book when you read it!!! HUGS!!
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  17. I love historical fiction, so this is right up my alley. It sounds like a great read. Favorite books get kept forever and reread many times :) Would love to win.

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    1. Linda! I love historicals, too!! I hope you enjoy the book--it was so fun to write. If you read it, let me know what you think! HUGS!!!! A

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  18. New book to put on my to read list and new author!

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    1. Sierra!
      Thank you for putting SFAL on your to-read list!
      I hope you enjoy the story!!
      HUGS!!!
      A

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  19. Beautiful cover, how fun to be on your own book! So Fair a Lady sounds terrific.

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    1. Merry~ What a lovely name!!! I'm glad that SFAL sounds like a good read to you! :) If you do read it, I'd love to know what you think! Good luck in the drawing! HUGS!!! A

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  20. Lovely! There are so many different ways to go in colonial fiction; I'd love to see where you take it!

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    1. Rachael! Yes, there are lots of possible options for colonial, aren't there? :) I hope you get a chance to read SFAL and that you enjoy it! HUGS!!!! A

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  21. Great interview and congrats on your debut! Lovely book cover and sounds interesting.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    Janella

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    1. Janella! Thank you for the kind words! I hope that you enjoy the book when you read it--it was a great pleasure to write it! HUGS!!!! A

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  22. Great interview and congrats on your debut!
    Sounds interesting, I love historical fiction.

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Janella

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  23. It's so cool that you posed for your own cover! It's beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Anna! I'm glad you like the cover, thank you! :) I couldn't be more thrilled with it, it was a dream come true, that's for sure! HUGS!!!! A

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  24. What a fun interview, Heidi! And it's so nice to "meet" you, Amber, and learn about your book. I would love to read it!

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    1. Savanna! It's nice to meet you too!! If you get a chance to read SFAL I hope you enjoy it--writing it was a joy and a blessing in so many ways. HUGS!!!! A

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  25. I love knowing that the cover model is the author! Finding out these little tidbits always is such a treat. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  26. Thank you for the giveaway

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  27. I love reading books on history and also historical fiction. I will have to look for you on Goodreads.

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  28. That's so awesome that you got to model for your own cover! It's amazing by the way :)

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  29. Can't wait to read this book. Now that the kids are getting a little older, I'm finally getting more time to enjoy catching up on all of the books that I've missed these last few years. Hope I win. :)

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  30. Can't wait to read this! Now that the kids are getting a little older I'm finding time to get back into my own hobbies (i.e. reading). I hope that I win. :)

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  31. This cover really caught my eye! I'd love to read it since I write historical romance. That must have been fun being the model. The dress is quite fetching!

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  32. I have been wanting to read this book for awhile! I entered a giveaway for it awhile back but didn't win:( Hope to win this one!

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  33. Awesome that she got to be the model on the cover! I look forward to reading the book.

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  34. This sounds like an amazing book. I love to read fiction books set in history. I love it when author's bring out historical facts with the book.

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  35. Would love to read this book!

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  36. Would love to read this book! Love the dress on the cover!

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