Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Day #7 of The Captive Imposter Blog Tour

Have you ever wondered how an author sees their characters? For the most part I dont usually have a clear idea of who my hero and heroine look like until I’m almost finished writing/completing the book. I try to focus primarily on what’s happening on the inside of the characters. Then, as they are finally growing into the oneness of their relationship, I can better see their physical traits.

 {yes, you have to pretend that Nathan has blond hair...}

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This Weeks Reviews
of The Captive Imposter

One thing Ive come to love about Ms. Crandalls writing is her ability to create palpable romantic tension. You cant help but swoon a little (or a lot!) when you read the interactions between Dexter and Estella.” 
 ~ Sarah, Amazon 5-star Reviewer

I cannot express how much I enjoy Dawn’s writing style.  How the first person POV draws me so deeply into her stories and into her main character. 
~ Aerykah, Expressions of Me.

Estella fought the social expectations of her time and status, longing to be seen for who she was as a person and not for her wealth. I suspect there are many who fight the same struggles today, whether due to wealth or the lack of it. 
~ Sarah Ruut, Faith, Fictions & Fun

Dawns character depictions are the best. She doesnt pile it all on about how they look nor does she continuously bring to point how good looking they are so you miss the whole story line. 
~ Nicki Olsen, Confessions of a Teenage Bookworm 

I understood Estella’s questions of/about/for God and related so closely in my own life that this book ended up deeply personal for me. When I say I cried, I really cried, not just a lone tear. When a book makes me feel that strongly, I love it! 
~ Katie Edgar, Katie’s Life of Books.

Aside from her superb and compelling writing style, the detail and attention to which Crandall infuses her setting demonstrates just how much she loves this area. I have never been to Maine but have no doubt that my imaginings of the state are just what Crandall wants her readers to see. 
~ Marisa Deshaise, A Way with Words

Crandall rocked the first person narrative and I while I often found myself at odds with her characters, I cant deny my appreciation for the style and tone of her work. 
~ Erin Davies reviewed The Hesitant Heiress, Flashlight Commentary 

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Winners from The Christian Manifesto Giveaway of winner's choice of The Everstone Chronicles are:

Amanda T.
Zekkaina S.
Brooke M.
Julie P.
Connie S.

The winner from The Engrafted Word is:

Christian Palmer!

Yay! Congratulations, ladies! 
I just got the emails (and its late!),  
but I’ll email you with more info tomorrow!
:)  
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Ways to WIN eBook copies of
 THE EVERSTONE CHRONICLES!

Winner of The Captive Imposter
 
 Winners choice of The Everstone Chronicles
at Britt Reads Fiction! {ends 4/9!} 

Winner of The Captive Imposter
at A Transparent Mom {ends 4/12}

2 winners of The Captive Imposter
at Soul Inspirationz {ends 4/17} 

2 winner's choice of The Everstone Chronicles 
at Soul Inspirationz {ends 4/17}

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Today’s Book Giveaway! 

{and yes, the winner gets to choose one of my books too, if they havent already read them}

a Rafflecopter giveaway

DONT FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAYS
FROM THE LAST FEW DAYS! 
 
http://dawncrandall.blogspot.com/2015/04/day-6-of-captive-imposter-blog-tour.html
http://dawncrandall.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-caprive-imposter-blog-tour-day-4.html

{which book/books will be in the giveaway tomorrow?}


45 comments:

  1. Oh! This group of books is great! I just love Karen Witemeyer's books. I have read To Win Her Heart, A Tailor-Made Bride, and Short-Straw Bride. All of which were very good. Also, I osted the giveaway on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/christian.palmer.716/posts/809032962515075

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    1. Thanks for entering and sharing, Christian! And congratulations, AGAIN! :)

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  2. I enjoy Karen's books. I don't believe I have read that one. I have read Short-Straw Bride. I enjoy reading.
    Becky

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    1. It was either her first or second book--I got it back when I'd only read her debut novel. A LOOOOONG time age, my mother-in-law took me to the Christian Bookstore near her house and had me pick out a book--and this was the one I chose! I suppose it was a brand-new release at the time. :)

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    1. Well thanks, Amanda! Especially since that included The Captive Imposter! :)

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  4. Karen Witemeyer and Melanie Dobson are new-to-me authors. Would love to read their books. :)

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    1. I'm so glad to be able to introduce their names to you, Caryl! :)

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  5. I have read both of these ladies and love them!! They are both wonderful authors!

    Thank you,
    Stephanie

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad you've read and loved both of these authors! :)

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  6. I absolutely looove Karen Witemeyer books. Melanie Dobson is new to me though. Fun giveaway. I shared on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sydney.james.3538

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    1. Thanks, Sydney! Thanks for sharing about the giveaway! I'll send your prize from the other day soon--my car sounded really bad when I went to go to the post office yesterday, so I didn't make it out of the driveway. :(

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  7. Oh I have read a few of Karen Witemeyer's books, A Tailor-Made Bride, and Short-Straw Bride. The other author is new to me. I would love to have a chance to read these book you are so generously offering. My facebook share https://www.facebook.com/deanne.patterson.31/posts/729000130542941

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    1. I love introducing new authors to readers! Many of the readers I have are because another author has done this for me. :) AND I need to down-size since the baby came!

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  8. I have read Witemeyer, but I've never read Melanie Dobson. I just discovered Witemeyer last year in the book Full Steam Ahead. I lived it! My link on FB promoting this giveaway...https://www.facebook.com/rachael.farnsworthmerritt/posts/1172410592785985?pnref=story

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    1. Was full steam ahead part of the Archer books? I LOVED Short-Starw Bride! Oh my--I do think that is my favorite of hers! You should try Melanie's two newest--the Edwardian England ones--I haven't read them yet, but I really really want to! <3

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  9. I haven't read either of them yet, but they are on my TBR list!

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    1. Well here's to you winning them! I'm always excited when I push the button to have rafflecopter tell me who won! :)

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  10. I've read Karen Witemeyer's the Archer Brother's series & enjoyed them so much!! I don't believe I have read any of Melanie Dobson....but I've not met an author I don't like yet :-) I love discovering new writers as it expands my reading options! Thanks for the giveaway opportunities, Dawn!
    I've also shared on FB: (https://www.facebook.com/trixi.oberembt/posts/940583695960200?pnref=story)

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    1. I'm sure you will enjoy Melanie's books, Trixi!

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  11. "A Walk in the Clouds" was the first book I read of Karen's as well and it got me hooked. I have read every other book of hers since. I have not read any of Melanie's book yet, but look forward to doing so. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. I think I have the Crocket Archer book on my kindle, but I'm so behind on my reading right now! I'm at the point of having too many authors I want to keep up on, but not enough time to do it! :-/

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  12. I find Melanie Dobron a very intrigue author!

    Thanks for the giveaway. I shared the info on my FB profile https://www.facebook.com/janka.halcinova.7

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    1. I met her at my first national writing conference, and she went around the table asking my friends and I (who were all new, unpublished writers at the time) what we wrote and where we were from! She was so nice! That was what made me go find her books. :) I'd heard of her before, but that one-on-one connection really makes a difference.

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  13. Awesome books by awesome authors! CherylB1987@Hotmail.com

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  14. Awesome books by awesome authors! CherylB1987@Hotmail.com

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  15. I just finished all three of your books (loved!) but Ms. Witemeyer and Ms Dobson's books are still on my to-read list. I just followed on Pinterest and saw that you have a #4 Vance and Violet board. Very happy to see that :)

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    1. Hi Shannon! Thank you so much for reading my books! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! :) And yes, I've always planned to write Vance's book, but I didn't pitch it in the series when my agent submitted it to publishers. It will be next though! I have it outlined and ready to go once this crazy blog tour is finished! AND it will be the first FULL book I'll have to write with the baby around! I wrote half of The Captive Imposter before I was pregnant, about 4-5 chapters while pregnant, and what was left in December and January when he was 9-10 months old. I don't remember how I did it!

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  16. I have not read from these authors but if you recommend them, I am sure I need to read them. I haven't disliked anything you recommended.

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    1. Thanks Sara! I have a whole book review blog that I used to keep up before Rhett was born--www.apassionforpages.blogspot.com--where you can find a ton of books I would recommend reading! :)

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  17. No I haven't read books by these authors. But I would love too! I am sure that they are very good from your post. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm a pretty picky reader, so I hope that means these are really good authors! :)

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  18. I have not read any Melanie Dobson books yet, but they're on my to-be-read list. I have read all of Karen Witemeyer's books (except the novellas) and loved every single one of them. I especially liked when one of Karen's books included Galveston, TX. I'm hoping it will be an even more prominent feature in other books of hers!

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    1. Hi Joelle! Karen's books are so easy to love--so entertaining! :)

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  19. Would love ANY of these books, thanks!

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    1. Hi Gail! Thanks for stopping by to enter! :)

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  20. I've heard of them but don't think I've read them yet. Can't wait to check them out! You always have the best recommendations. :)

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    1. You should check them out! They're pretty awesome! :)

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  21. I have read Karen Witemeyer's books before! I love them! I love her book Short straw bride!

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