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Saturday, September 5, 2015

#SaturdaySpotlight: Paula Mowery and her book, For Our Good

Good Morning and Hello from Santee, South Carolina!

I mentioned on Thursday I was travelling and here we are, in Santee, SC with today's special guest, Paula Mowery with her latest book, For Our Good

Charlie Jarvis is haunted by loss that fuels her desire to rid the world of drug traffickers. When her next assignment takes her back to her hometown, she has to confront her painful past. She has no interest in a relationship since God seems to kill everyone she loves. 

Colton Thomas appreciates material things and the status of being a corporate pilot. When someone approaches him to deliver a package for a large sum of money that could wipe out his debts, temptation knocks loud on his door even as his partner, Marshall, slams it shut. Meeting Charlie challenges his non-committal stance with women. As he considers who he has become and the kind of man he would want to be for Charlie, he confronts his own shallow lifestyle and the fear that he would never be able to help her heal her wounds. 

As Charlie pursues the man causing young boys to die of overdoses, she struggles with the secrets she keeps from Colton. With people around them shining the light of God and encouraging their courtship, both Charlie and Colton have to face hard truths about life, death, love, and faith. And maybe find a fresh start for them both. 

EXCERPT: Though returning to her hometown might take an extra measure of gumption, the assignment whetted her appetite for taking down drug traffickers. “I’m in.”
“You’re sure?”
“Yes, sir. I can handle it.” She forced her tone to be firm and even.
“There’s a private plane scheduled to come in on Friday that the captain wants to arrange for you to catch. He’s arranging for a furnished apartment there. If you could pack up any additional clothes, linens, and such, we will ship that to you. I will see what kind of agreement we need to get from your current landlord to hold your apartment here.”
“Okay. That works for me.” Holding her home here in Florida was like a guarantee she would return and erased some of the reluctance building in the pit of her stomach.
Captain Roland stood and slid around to the front of his desk. Charlie jumped to her feet. 
“You go on home and start packing. I’ll call you with further details as I get them.”
“Yes, sir. Thank you.”
“I just worry we’re throwing you back out there before you’re ready.” Captain Roland massaged the back of his neck. 

She shook her head. “No, I’m ready.” Ready for the job, perhaps, not the location. But she would handle that when the time came. Nabbing drug dealers was her obsession, even more now than ever before.

Paula Mowery is a published author, acquisitions editor, and speaker. Her first two published works were The Blessing Seer and Be The Blessing from Pelican Book Group. Both are women’s fiction, and their themes have been the topics of speaking engagements. Be The Blessing won the Selah Award in 2014 in the novella category. In November of 2013, her first romance released in the anthology, Brave New Century, from Prism Book Group. This book went to number five on Amazon’s bestseller category, historical Christian romance. Legacy and Love was her first solo romance and was a finalist in the Carolyn Readers Choice Awards in 2015.

Reviewers of her writing characterize it as “thundering with emotion.” Her articles have appeared in Woman’s World, The Christian Online Magazine, and the multi-author devotional blog, Full Flavored Living. She wrote a section for Join the Insanity by Rhonda Rhea. She has devotionals included in several collaborative books.

As an acquisitions editor for Prism Book Group, Paula particularly looks for romance stories with Christian values at its core. She’s especially attracted to those manuscripts that leave the reader mulling over the story long after turning the last page.

Having been an avid reader of Christian fiction, she now puts that love to use by writing book reviews. She is a member of ACFW and is on the author interview team. She was a member of the 2014 and 2015 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference faculty.

Paula is a pastor’s wife and mom to a college student. She homeschooled her daughter through all twelve years, and they both lived to tell about it. Before educating her daughter at home, she was an English teacher in public school.

You can follow Paula at www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Mowery/175869562589187. Learn more about Paula at her blog at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com or enjoy her monthly columns on www.christianonlinemagazine.com. You can also check out her blog for Christian writers at www.ccwcu.blogspot.com.

For Our Good can be purchased at Amazon for Kindle.

Well Friends, hope you enjoyed this week's spotlight. Stay tuned weekly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and of course, Saturday Spotlight!

Until next time, take care and God Bless!


Maureen said...

Great post! Sounds like a very intriguing book.

Paula Mowery said...

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen. I hope you'll check out this romantic suspense. I'm usually just a romance kind of writer, but I think creating the suspense portion really whetted my appetite for this genre.

MJ Schiller said...

Sounds interesting! I love the fact that the heroine is going after drug traffickers! Conflict and motivation clear there. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Coryell said...

Romance with Christian values makes for a returning audience. Continued success!

Loree Peery said...

I enjoyed the longer bio as well as what sounds like a great read. Thanks to you both, Pam, and Paula.

Paula Mowery said...

Thanks MJ Susan, and Loree. Creating my heroine was the most fun. She's no swooning damsel in distress, but she has her issues. And romance with Christian values is all I write because it's what I prefer to read and give to my daughter.

Jan Elder said...

Sounds like my kind of book, Paula. Love those spunky heroines! For Our Good is not safely residing in my Kindle. :)

Jan Elder said...

OOPPPPSS. Book is NOW safely on my Kindle. Grin.

marilyn leach said...

Paula, your resume of accomplishments leaves me breathless. No doubt your romance will too. Cheers

Paula Mowery said...

Jan, I so enjoyed creating that spunky heroine. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Marilyn, God has blessed me in this writing calling. I do hope you will find For Our Good an intriguing read.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

So glad you could all stop by and visit with Paula...sorry I wasn't around much.

Have a blessed week!

Paula Mowery said...

Thanks, Pamela, for hosting me. Blessings!