Wednesday, June 17, 2020

'Tis the Season for Author Toni Shiloh

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas! 

Well…maybe not! But I always think mid-summer is a great time to re-visit those Christmas books, a Christmas in Summer sort of thing! And, I have the perfect romance for you by an amazing author. I have Toni Shiloh hanging out with me in the sleigh, and she has a little wrapped gift just for you! So deck your halls and fa-la-la yourself while social distancing, and wrap yourself in a warm blanket with the air-conditioning on high (and maybe that fireplace DVD???) and get to know our author’s most close-kept holiday secrets!

PT: Welcome, Toni! A blessed summer Christmas to you. The readers are sipping sweet mint hot chocolate, anxious to learn all about you. So,tell us your genre and how you became an author.
TS: I write Christian contemporary romance because I love all things romance. I’ve always been a big fan of reading and when I got older, I decided I really wanted to honor God by writing. And here we are. 😊

PT: Hallelujah for that! We’re featuring, I’ll Be Home, hence the corny Christmas vernacular. Where is I’ll Be Home set and does the heroine have anything in common with you? (One eyebrow raises to the brim of my Santa hat.)
TS: I set the book in Washington, D.C. because I thought it would be fun to change the pace from small town to a bigger and well-known city. The heroine doesn’t have anything in common with me, LOL, so it was fun to write her and discover who she was.

PT: Interesting. Where did the idea of this story come from?
TS: I keep seeing a woman having to go home but dreading the reasons. From there I had to brainstorm a little and ask questions to find out why anyone wouldn’t want to go home for the holidays. Then the idea began to take shape and voilΓ .

PT: Don’t you love brainstorming the possibilities of a novel? Is there a Biblical theme/lesson in your book?
TS: I always try to include a lesson in every book I write. I wanted Starr to realize that she was enough. That she didn’t have to be like her siblings to be special. The faith is light but there and guiding the way.

PT: A very important message for most women. Being enough. Favorite holiday, color, gift?
TS: My favorite holiday is probably Easter with Christmas being a close second. I love the color pink and the best gift I ever received was an e-reader.

PT: E-readers are the bomb late at night. Not even the tree lights are necessary. Let’s go to reviews, the stuff by which we writers live for. Paraphrase the best book review you’ve ever received.
TS: It was from another author, and she listed everything she loved about the book which happened to be the things I loved as well.

PT: Where do you settle in to write? Tea, Coffee, or other for writing?
TS: I usually write in bed, but I just got a new chair I’m hoping will be the new place to spin my stories. In the wintertime, I always have some hot tea to drink. In the warmer months, usually water.

PT: My favorite! Name 5 things fast about Toni Shiloh that have nothing to do with writing.
1. Dallas Cowboys fan
2. Pen hoarder
3. Earrings collector
4. Always have my nails painted
5. Always have a book within reach.

PT: A book within reach. That is practically life itself. So, what’s your next project? Adding to the Lewis Family Series?
TS: I will be adding to the Lewis Family series. I’m giving Starr’s sister, Angel, a story. 😊

PT: You just got a sneak peek of Christian Author, Toni Shiloh, readers! Perhaps you need a silent night, cuddled up with your e-reader, eyes fastened on Toni’s I’ll Be Home beaming from the screen? Then here’s your link to get it right now! (Pssst! It’s only $1.99!~what a deal! And what a beautiful cover!)

click here:
I'll Be Home by Toni Shiloh

What could be worse than being laid off right before the holidays? For Starr Lewis that list would include returning home jobless, single, and, oh yeah, just in time to attend her sister's wedding on Christmas Eve to Starr's ex-boyfriend. But life finally decides to be kind to her and her brother's best friend, Waylon Emmerson, soon has her wondering if she can take another chance on love.

Toni is giving away one copy of I'll Be Home to one lucky person who comments below with your email!

Want to catch up with Toni? Here's where you can find her:


MJSH said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I love Toni’s books and I haven’t read this one yet.
mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

Jackie Layton said...

Hi Toni,
I hoard pens too! I discovered we have a lot in common except I don’t paint my fingernails. I discovered I’m rough on my hands, and the polish doesn’t last.
Congratulations on I’ll Be Home! It sounds like a great story!

Kay Garrett said...

"I'll Be Home" by Toni Shiloh sounds like a fabulous book. Well, I'd expect nothing less from this author whose books I love. It's on my TBR list and I can't wait for the opportunity to read it. I'm ready to read Christmas any time of the year.

Shared and hoping to be the very fortunate one selected. Thanks for the chance! <3
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Toni Shiloh said...

Thanks for having me today!

Lynn Brown said...

that is a beautiful cover. thanks for the chance.

Emily M said...

This sounds like fun emfawcett5 at gmail dot com

Llamalina reada said...

Ohhh I haven’t read this one and look forward to itπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–