Thursday, January 19, 2023

Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Midnight Blue by Suzie Waltner

Midnight Blue JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Midnight Blue by Suzie Waltner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Midnight Bllue Title: Midnight Blue 
Series: Love in Color #1 
Author: Suzie Waltner 
Publisher: Anaiah Press Publishing 
Release Date: September 6, 2022 
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance 

A series of heartbreaking setbacks behind her, Scarlett Sykes is now focused on creating the best life possible for her daughter. One where innocence and joy is not colored by rejection or loss. While finances are tight and Scarlett’s job isn’t ideal for a single mother, her child will always know she’s loved. Especially since Harmony’s father wanted nothing to do with them. 

As lead singer and the face of a successful country band, Jake Turnquist’s closest friends depend on him, but life in the spotlight is quickly losing its appeal. At a party celebrating another accomplishment, he’s stunned to discover Scarlett assisting the caterer. Almost ten years have passed, but he’s never forgotten his first love. 

In the hours after a surprise revelation, Jake scrambles to orchestrate a way to spend time with Scarlett and Harmony—the family he’s always wanted but never knew he had. He once gave her up to pursue his music. What will he have to surrender to win her back?

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Guest Post from Author Suzie Waltner

Weaving Faith with Romance

With faith being an every-day part of many of my characters’ lives, weaving it into the storyline came naturally in Midnight Blue. And for those who have strayed away from faith or don’t intentionally practice it (like Jake), they were raised in it, so the progression back to it is natural.

I feel like faith and romance connect well because they have a few things in common, starting with the heart. Both faith and romance don’t always look worth it on paper or in our heads. With romance, a person gives up some of their independence and has to learn to compromise in some situations. And faith? Faith can be downright scary because you commit to handing control over to God. Often, both require unlocking those places in our hearts we don’t want to examine, but to grow in relationship (with that other person or with the Lord), it’s pain we have to experience.

There’s also a bit of an unknown factor in both. With romance, you’re questioning whether the other person feels the same about you as you do them, plus there’s this underlying thrum of excitement and hope that everything will work out. When someone takes their first step of faith, they’re not sure of what’s next for them, but oh, what joy we find in continuing that journey, even when we’re in a valley and have to hold on to hope.

And finally, there’s the Happily Ever After. In romance, I read for the “I love you” moment and what comes after—the engagement, the wedding, a glimpse into the couple’s married life. The story ends there and even though I know real life will still have plenty of bumps, bruises, and hardships, I remember these fictional couples in their happiest moments because that’s where I left them at the end of the story. With faith… Oh, what joy heaven will bring to. The new heaven and new earth are the only happily ever after that promises no tears, no pain, and no suffering that will never end.

About the Author

Suzie Waltner

Suzie Waltner is a lover of fiction and is first and foremost a reader. When she’s not at work or reading or writing, you can find her cheering on the Nashville Predators (hockey) or dancing an hour away in Zumba class. Until her second year of college, her life plan was to become a veterinarian. A fainting spell while watching a surgery performed on a sheep changed that plan. Now she works in the corporate world during the day while creating stories in her free time. Suzie resides in a suburb of Nashville, TN and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers as well as Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers. She currently serves as the president of the Middle Tennessee ACFW chapter.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a Everything But the Book Cozy Reading Basket: sherpa throw, I'd Rather Be Reading mug, I Read Past My Bedtime socks, 12 oz orange spice candle, portable power bank, book cozy, and some reading snacks plus a $20 Amazon gift card!

Midnight Blue JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 16, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 23, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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