Thursday, January 26, 2017

Takeover Thursday with Tanya Eavenson

I want to extend a warm welcome to Tanya Eavenson. She's giving away an electronic copy of her book, To Gain a Valentine. Enter using the Rafflecopter box at the end of the post. (Giveaway ends Feb. 2, 2017.) Now, here's Tanya...

Hello, Everyone! My name is Tanya Eavenson, and I’m an Inspirational Romance author. Today Leslie asked if I’d visit with you and share about my new release To Gain a Valentine. I thought I’d start out a little different since this is “Takeover Thursday” and I plan to takeover—for real! =)

Let’s begin by asking Leslie a question! What do you all think??? Leslie, I think your readers would love to know more about you! So share with us, what are ten of your favorite things (in no particular order). Now, don’t cheat! =)

1) Family and friends
2) Turtles. We have a turtle named Speedy, and I also collect turtle items.
3) Reading, which is great, as I'm an editor and reviewer.
4) Music/singing. I love a wide variety of music. 
5) My favorite season is autumn, as I love the cooler temps and changing colors.
6) My favorite food is pizza
7) My favorite sports team is the NY Giants.
8) My favorite color is purple.
9) I love the Minions (particularly Bob)
10) Pens and Sticky Notes, things every editor and reviewer needs!

Oh, my goodness, Leslie! We have several things in common, but I’ve never heard of anyone else loving Sticky Notes like me! I can’t get enough of them! LOL!

I know what you mean. I use them all the time! But now it’s your turn, Tanya! This works both ways. What are ten of your favorite things?

You got me, Leslie! Okay, but these are in no particular order.

1) Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha. Venti of course! Bigger the better! =)
2) Bible
3) Hallmark Channel
4) Writing
5) Sleeping in
6) M&Ms
7) Writing parts of my novel out by hand
8) Spiral notebooks and Sticky Notes
9) When my stories play out in my mind and I can see the entire scene clearly
10) Releasing a new story!

Speaking of which, why don’t you share your blurb from To Gain a Valentine with us, Tanya.


Pediatrician Patrick Reynolds works wonders with sick children, yet when it comes to pets, he’s clueless. But caring for his sister’s menagerie while she’s on vacation is the perfect answer to working through a broken engagement. Hoping to escape the memories, he returns to his hometown, the last place he'd expect to find love.

Life as a single mom is never easy, but pet shop owner Amabelle Durand has found contentment. When an old friend returns to care for his sister’s pets, he enlists her assistance to keep the animals alive. But when Amabelle's young daughter falls ill, she finds herself attracted to more than the handsome pediatrician’s medical skills.

As Valentine's Day approaches, will Patrick and Amabelle miss out on the love they've always desired? Or will their love take flight under the stars on this very special night?

That sounds great! Thanks for being here, Tanya.

Thank you, Leslie! And thank you for letting me takeover your blog for the day and share a sneak peek of To Gain a Valentine with you and your readers!

I’d like to do a giveaway of an e-book copy of To Gain a Valentine. In the comments below, please share a few of your favorite things! I can’t wait to read your answers! 

About Tanya...

Tanya Eavenson is a bestselling and an award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. 

Where you can find Tanya online...

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  1. Favorite things, hmmmmm. Books (obviously), chocolate, flowers, American Girl dolls (dolls in general, actually), sewing, knitting, dogs, warm afghans, fuzzy socks, office supplies, my family, my church....

    1. I'm seeing some similarities :) I love many of those things, too. It was hard to limit my list, lol!

      Good luck, and thanks for stopping by.

    2. Sewzalot, love the name! I can tell you enjoy sewing and knitting, both crafts I've always wanted to learn. Fuzzy socks, yes! Books, of course! =) Great list!

  2. Cant' wait to read To Gain a Valentine! Some of my favorite things are my granddaughter loving me up first thing in the morning before my feet hit the floor. Puppies licking my face. The way the love of your life looks into your eyes and you know that you are truly loved.

    1. What a great list! It sounds like you are certainly loved by many. Thanks for sharing.

      Good luck!

    2. Those are some of the sweetest of things... Thank you for sharing, Carla! Grateful for your visit and I hope you enjoy Patrick and Amabelle's story!