Friday, April 16, 2010

Author Review with Lynette Eason & free book

Lynette thanks for taking the time to visit us today! I appreciate you answering these few questions. It will be fun to get to know you better. Tell us a little about yourself.

Here’s my bio:

Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her master’s in education at Converse College. Author of eight inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Fiction Christian Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married “the boy next door,” and now she and her husband and two children make their home in Spartanburg, SC.

How long did you write before you were published?

Eight years!

Tell us about “Too Close to Home,” the featured book.

Here is the back cover copy:

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

Is there any person who has been a strong influence in your writing journey?
Definitely Dee Henderson. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. And several others that probably don’t even realize how they influenced me. For example, Brandilyn Collins’ blog was a great asset for me.

What message(s) do you want to be clear to your readers?
That God loves you even in the tough times. And yes, the stories are fiction, but we all suffer hard times and need to feel God’s presence.

What are some of your likes and dislikes? Your hobbies, interests? Where do you like to vacation?

I enjoy being with my family. It seems like we’re always just so busy. (You saw how long it took me to answer these questions!) And it just seems like no one has time to just slow down and enjoy life. I really hate that! I love to read, watch true crime documentaries. And I love the show CASTLE even though it is a police procedural nightmare. LOL. I like to go on vacation pretty much anywhere. I’m not real picky. We go to the beach and to Dollywood a lot because my dad gets us season passes every year.

Tell us something surprising about yourself that readers may not know.
I’m not very surprising. Um…I guess that I try really, really hard to be organized and it doesn’t seem to do any good!

How do you spend your writing days? Do you set goals to reach a certain number of words per day? Can you give us a general idea of how long it takes you to write a novel?

I generally write when I can. These days it’s mostly at night. I like to write at least 1,000 words a day, but that doesn’t always happen. Then I play catch up the next day. On the weekend, I generally write 4,000 or more words. It takes me about two months to write a novel. That’s not to say it’s finished and edited, but it is in the computer ready to be “fixed.”

What are you currently reading?
I just finished Irene Hannon’s latest and Mark Mynheir’s The Night Watchman. VERY good story. I actually don’t have a book I’m reading right this minute. I’m too busy writing. Ha.

Do you grow flowers or vegetables? What are your favorite flowers?
I’m not much into either. I’m an indoor girl. I hate being outside unless it’s around 72 degrees and no pollen to be found.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
My website is and my email is

I love to hear from my readers!

And thanks for spending this time with us, Lynette.

We wish you much success.

Thank you!! I appreciate you doing this.

God Bless!

Lynette has graciously agreed to giveaway her book "Too Close to Home" to one of you readers. All you have to do is be or become my follower and in your comment leave an email address.
If you're not a follower or don't leave an email address I will not put you in the giveaway.
I will use to pick the winner.
Winner will be chosen May 1, 2010


Unknown said...

This book sounds awesome! I love Dee Henderson's books, so if she thinks this is a great book, I'm sure I will too. I hope the local library has it so I can read it!

Lynette Eason said...

Thanks for having me! rdjacook2, I hope you enjoy the book!

Megan @ Inspired by Fiction said...

Please enter me!! We posted about your giveaway at Winning Readings.

inspiredbyfiction at gmail dot com

Carmen said...

I love Dee, Irene, and Margaret's books. So I'm sure this will be great! I've read several reviews that highly suggest it. Please enter me. Thanks.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Julia M. Reffner said...

I've heard some great reviews of Lynette's book.

Tammy G. said...

Hi, Trinity! I am a follower (have been for a a few months now:) And would like to read this book.


csthankful said...

I found you Wanda....Wahoo! I have not read Lynette's books before but am always happy to find out about another author. Can't have too many books! Would love to be in the drawing. Blessings, Connie Sue

Cindy W. said...

I love Lynette's work and would really love to read this book. Please enter me, I am a follower.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


Lynette Eason said...

You guys are AWESOME! Thanks for all the great comments. Can't wait to see who wins! Blessings!


grannyvon said...

Dee Henderson is on the top of my favorites list. The romantic supense Christian fiction has become my favorite books to read and I read all the time. I can't hardly wait to read "Too Close to Home" and would love to read it. Thanks for giving me a chance at it.

Rhonda said...

I follow
Thank you for the giveaway

rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

Shonda said...

I would love to win this book.

Anonymous said...

This is the second time I've heard about this book, and it sounds excellent! Please enter me :)


Julia M. Reffner said...

I'm a follower and have wanted to read this book for a while.


Linda Kish said...

This book sounds great. Please include me.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Set Apart Living Mama said...

She sounds like a great writer! I would love to get a chance to read one of her books!!! I'm now following you!

Esther Miriam Lopez said...

Hi, I am following you already. Please enter me.

Thanx and God bless.

Esther Miriam Lopez said...

Sorry...forgot to mention that Carmen sent me.

Carole said...

Lynette's series is getting great reviews and I'm eager to start reading! I watch all the Law & Orders, CSIs, etc. and am glad to find this type of book in the Christian market. Thank you for the chance to win Lynette's book.

I'm also a follower.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Unknown said...

Hi, I would love to read this book. I am also a fan and member of the S. Bly book group. afriend at netcommander dot com

Trinity Rose said...

It was wonderful to have Lynette to review. She is a very sweet person.
I'm just awed at all of your comments.
Can't wait to see who wins.
Still have a few more days before we find out who the winner is.

409cope said...

I follow through google friend and this looks like a great read! cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Trinity Rose said...


Carmen said...

I won Too Close Too Soon back in April and have still not received it. I commented by being sent by Carman. Please contact and advise me about the status of this book.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com