Friday, April 16, 2010

Lynette Eason ~ Interview + Giveaway!

**I have recently changed the rules for entering my giveaways and there are new ways to earn extra entries, so be sure to read that section at the bottom of this post. =)**

Today author Lynette Eason is telling us about her new book, Too Close To Home. She has offered an autographed copy of her book to one lucky commenter. She will also be stopping by throughout the week to answer your questions! So if you have anything you want to ask her, you can include it in your comment for entering the contest. If you are only leaving a question in the comment and not entering the giveaway please say so.

Welcome, Lynette! Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a mother to two, a wife, a speaker and an author. I’m getting really good at multi-tasking and I love to meet new people. I married the boy next door 13 ½ years ago. He’s in the ministry and travels a lot so I started writing as a way to combat loneliness!

How long have you been writing? How many books do you have published?
I’ve been writing for about 10 years. I have eight books published and seven more in the works.

If you compared your writing style to any other Christian Fiction author, who would it be? Also, how would you rate the romance in you books?
Either Steven James or Brandilyn Collins.

I would say it’s G. My editor is always fussing at me to add more romance. I tend to get carried away with the suspense and the mystery I forget my characters are supposed to be falling love at the same time…ha.

In your own words tell us a little about Too Close To Home.
Too Close to Home is the first book in the Women of Justice Series. It’s about an FBI Computer Forensics Agent and a SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement) Homicide Detective. Together they must find a killer before he kills again. And when he goes after Connor’s daughter, Jenna, things get really personal—and time is running out.

Book blurb:
The FBI has a secret weapon. But now the secret’s out.

When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, the FBI sends in computer forensics expert Samantha Cash to help crack the case. Her methods are invisible, and she never quits until the case is closed.

Homicide detective Connor Wolfe has his hands full. His relationship with his headstrong daughter is in a tailspin, and the string of unsolved murders has the town demanding answers. Connor is running out of ideas—and time.

Samantha joins Connor in a race against the clock to save the next victim. And the killer starts to get personal.

Too Close to Home ratchets up the suspense with each page even as love blossoms in the face of danger. Read this one with the lights on!

“My friend Lynette has a hit on her hands with this romantic suspense. I enjoyed every minute. The plot managed to surprise and captivate me, and the romance was priceless.”—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

“Eason gives the reader an exciting ride with characters you will care about.”—Margaret Daley, award-winning Steeple Hill romantic suspense author

What research did you have to do for this book?
I had to do a ton of research. I know quite a bit about computers in general, but not much about computer forensics. Fortunately, I’m a member of a yahoo group – crimescenewriters- where I can find at least one person who is a specialist in any crime area. It was there I found a computer forensics person who answered all of my technical questions in detail.

Who would you pick to play the lead roles if this book was made into a movie?
Probably Tom Cruise and Poppy Montgomery.

What are you working on now or going to write next?
Right now, I’m working on a book for Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Suspense line. It’s book 5 in a continuity series I am writing with five other authors. It’s about Texas Rangers and their fascinating fight against the influx of drugs from Mexico into Texas.

How can readers get in contact with you?
My email is and my website is I can also be found on facebook.

What are you currently reading?
Oh my, will it sound awful to say nothing? I just finished Irene Hannon’s last book in her three book series, the Heroes of Quantico.

Tell us something surprising about yourself that readers may not know.
I’m pretty unsurprising.

If you could be any animal, which would you choose?
My in-law’s black lab, Moses. Why? Because he’s spoiled rotten and gets to sleep all day.



Childhood memory?
Family vacations

Era to write about?
Contemporary (but I love to read Historical, I’m just not smart enough to write about it.)

What is/was this book’s release date?
Too Close to Home released April 1st.

Do you have a link to a place to read the first chapter of this book?
No, but and Barnes and Noble allow you to look inside when you click on the book. I think they let you read a random page or something like that. I’m working on putting up my first chapters on my webpage. I hope to have that available within the next few weeks.

**USA residents only, please**

Okay readers, here is your chance to win an autographed copy of Too Close To Home!


*Leave a comment with your name and email address (so I can contact you if you win). The comment is mandatory. You will not be entered unless you leave a comment.

*If you leave a comment you will be entered unless you specify that you would not like to be entered.

*Here are the ways to get entries:

(First entry) The mandatory comment saying you would like to be entered with your email address.

+1 Become one of my followers OR subscribe to my blog by email.

+2 Read and leave a comment on one of my recent book reviews.

**You can earn a total of 4 entries if you do all of the above requirements. Make sure to tell me in your entry comment on this post which of the things you did to get extra entries.**

*The contest will run from today (April 16) until 6:00 CST on Thursday (April 22). I will announce the winner that night. The winner is always randomly drawn. I will contact the winner on Friday the 23rd, and then that person will have one week to reply. If the winner doesn't reply within that time period, I will pick a new winner.

Good luck! Thanks for visiting.


Linda said...

Oh, I definitely want to entered for this book. Love suspense! So please enter me. Thank you.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

+1 Am a follower by Google Frien.
+2 Read your review on In Plain Sight and left a message.
+1 Left the mandatory comment to be entered for this book, Too Close To Home

Linda said...

OOPPSS! Forgot my email address on the second entry:

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Sylvia M. said...

Oh, I've been looking forward to reading this book. It sounds very good. I'd like to enter this giveaway.


Sylvia M. said...

I posted a comment/review on the blog post about A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin. It says 0 comments, but if you click on it my comment shows up.


Edna said...

I would love to win this book

I have your button on my blog

I am a follower on google


Edna said...

Sorry I did it all on one comment so I will try again

+1 I am a follower on google


Edna said...

I left a comment on Plain Sight


Hull.Margaret said...

I like reading Christian Suspense novels. Please enter my name .

denise said...

I have read many good reviews on your book.

denise said...

I am a follower.

Julia said...

Sounds like a fun read. The reviews I've read on several sites have been very positive.


Julia said...

I subscribe through email.

Anonymous said...

I love suspense novels, and getting to read about the author is great.

Anonymous said...

I am a email subscriber.

PriviesAndPrims said...

Please enter me. I love to read Christian fiction after a long day of crafting!


Virginia said...

vrush729[at]aol[dot]com (Virginia) and I am already on your blog and loving it. YES I want to be entered to win Lynette's book....I love a good mystery!!!! would love to read about Connor and Samantha. Loved the review and Lynette's personal answers and that her husband is in the ministry, an extra plus!!!!!! Keep up the good work....and I think I answered all the critera that you asked for...

Anonymous said...

i'm interested in this book...thanks for the chance to read it :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

i'm a subscriber :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Kelsey said...

Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

I am already a blog follower.

krae991 at yahoo dot com

Kathryn said...

I'd love to read this! Please enter me :)


Megan said...

thanks for the giveaway ...we posted about it at Winning Readings.

I am also a follower!


Cindy W. said...

I love Lynette Eason's work and would absolutely love to win this book.

I am also a follower of your blog.

Please enter me in your contest.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


Anita Yancey said...

I would love to be entered for this book. It sounds so good and interesting. Thanks!


Anita Yancey said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect.


holdenj said...

What a great interview, she sounds like a great woman, and the book sounds good too! Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a terrific storyline.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Rss subscriber

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Carole said...

Lynette's book has been getting great reviews and I'm eager to begin reading. I'm a fan of crime shows like CSI, Law & Order, etc., and it's great to see stories like this in the Christian market. Thank you for the interview and chance to win a copy of Lynette's book.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Carole said...

+1 I'm a follow and also subscribe to your blog, Carman.

+2 I left a comment on your review of Beguiled, a book that I really enjoyed.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

LaTawnia said...

* I am a follower
* I subscribe to your blog
* I comment on almost all of your reviews including this one

*Enter me please, I would love to win this book. It sounds absolutely suspenseful and great. Besides, I like Lynette Eason... she really is a wonderful writer!