Welcome to the Blog + Quote Tour (and Giveaway!) for A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: A Promise to Keep
Author: Melony Teague
Publisher: Anaiah Press
Release Date: January 21, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the décor to do it.
Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.
Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep releases, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.
MEET MELONY TEAGUE
When did you first know you wanted to be an author? I always thought the idea of being an author was cool. It wasn’t until 2010 that I began to think that maybe I could actually become one, so I began my writing journey then. My first book was co-authored with my writers group, and it is a devotional for writers called, As the Ink Flows, Devotions to Inspire Christian Writers & Speakers. A Promise to Keep is my fiction debut.
When you are not writing, what other hats do you wear? What do you do for fun?
I’m a mom of two teens so there’s that hat. I’m also a freelance writer, so I work for clients. When I’m not working however, I enjoy family movie night with my family. We all love to read. For fun, my husband and I will escape for the occasional date night. In the summer, I love to sit out on my deck and watch what’s going on over on the lake. We live on Lake Wilcox, it’s a small lake, but it’s always entertaining to see who is out there. In the winter, the ice fishermen are out. As the kids mature and leave home, we hope to get more travelling in.
What is your favorite genre to read? What about that genre draws you?
I have a few genres that I love but it depends on my mood as to which one I will pick to read at any given time. I think because I am a romantic at heart, I’d have to say romance—either historical or contemporary or romantic suspense.
What is your favorite holiday? And why?
Christmas is my favorite because everyone gets vacation time and as a family, we get to spend it together celebrating Jesus’ birth. I love the twinkling lights and all the fun get-togethers we have in December leading up to the big day.
What historical figure do you admire and why?
Nelson Mandela. I admire him because of how he led South Africa, with grace and forgiveness in a potentially turbulent time. Also, his birthday was also on July 18th, so is mine, but in different years, of course.
Because I am a K-12 school librarian I have to ask – what is your favorite children’s book?
Unblemished by Sara Ella. It’s YA, and I love her books.
Every year I organize a Young Authors Day for the kids at our school. What advice would you give to a child who wants to be a writer?
I’d say get into the habit of writing and stick to it. Form a habit and practice writing as often as you can. Enjoy the process as much as the goal.
Thanks, Melony, for taking a couple of minutes to help us get to know you better.
(1) winner will receive a prize package including Mocktails book, 4 pins: 2 x Embrace Life, 2x Be Original, 1 large pretty napkin (tropical flowers), 1 small cocktail napkins (with maple leaves on them), A Promise to Keep bookmarks and an Amazon gift card $10 value!
Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open to US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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