Check out a Q&A with the author... Practicing Murder by Erin Unger (Interview & #Giveaway) @Celebrate_Lit

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Practicing Murder
By Erin Unger
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 262 Pages
March 29, 2019 by Harbourlight Books


Graduate student Maddie Clare is never talking to her ex-boyfriend Joze Evans or God again. Broken from her past and Joze’s betrayal, she must go home for her Aunt Lonna’s funeral. But after a run-in with a stalker, who insists Maddie knows the secret that had Aunt Lonna investigating him, she’s afraid for her life and must accept Joze’s protection.

As the stalker draws closer, how will Maddie and Joze face the past and their love that never died? And will Maddie stay out of the stalker’s grip long enough to figure out what secret he possesses?

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What one piece of advice would Maddie give?

Maddie Clare, the main character in Practicing Murder, would want her readers to know how important it is to forgive others. She held onto her unforgiveness for years and it really hurt her and held her back. Letting go and not waiting for someone to ask for forgiveness is so freeing and brings peace.

What is your favorite thing about the book’s cover?

I absolutely love my cover. Authors don’t usually have any say in the matter and it can be stressful waiting for the publisher to send you the cover art because no author wants a bad cover. The cover sells the book. I had nothing to worry about. They did a superb job on it. And my favorite thing is how you can see the woods through the main character’s outline.

What part or aspect of this story do you love the most?

There’s nothing like a character that comes alive on the page. In Practicing Murder, Joze is such a fun guy. He is what I love most about this story.

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

The best advice I could give to aspiring writers is to listen to the advice other writer friends who are further in their journey give you. Unfortunately, in the publishing world, new writers can’t break the rules that well-established ones can. Be willing to make changes. And let go of that baby when you finish. Don’t keep going back over it for years. Move on to the next story. You learn more as you go.

What book(s) are you anticipating reading this year?

I can’t wait to read one of Jaime Jo Wright’s next books. I love her time slip novels.

What are you working on next?

I just started writing a new Amish suspense book. It’s a new genre to me that I feel led to write, and I’m really enjoying it—not a genre I ever thought I’d do.

About the Author

Erin Unger was raised in the hills of Virginia, exploring abandoned houses and reading the scariest books she could find. After marrying so young it would make a great romance novel, she has enjoyed an exciting life with her hubby. But her fast-paced life sometimes rivals the suspense in her books thanks to all her grown children and a couple grandkids.

More from Erin

Books are powerful. Whole other worlds can unfold in a few well-stated sentences. There’s nothing like that feeling a reader gets when the perfect book is open on their lap and it pulls them in on the first page. It’s like a gift. Sometimes they make us rethink long held ideas. At times they mirror what we’re going through. And sometimes they remind us of areas in our lives we haven’t worked on.

But not every book is for every person. Sometimes it’s not the best seller that struck the right cord, or the book everyone’s reading, it’s the one you stumbled upon on a special or heard of from a friend. It’s a God-ordained tool to show us His ways and plans.

As Christian writers, the power to transform is even more in our hands. We have the ability to show how great our God is and how he works in the most unusual ways at times. We use our gift to do more than only entertain, we want to make Him more real to our readers. We want to show them how to grow and change as our characters do. And it’s amazing that we can use fiction to do so.

Next time you pick up a book, see if you can find the message hidden in the character’s struggles. Maybe God used a writer to put it there just for you to learn. 

Tour Schedule

Wishful Endings, June 12 (Author Interview)
Blossoms and Blessings, June 16 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, June 17
Artistic Nobody, June 20 (Guest Review from Kelsey Barela)
By The Book, June 21 (Author Interview)
CarpeDiem, June 22
Simple Harvest Reads, June 23 (Guest Review from Joni)

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Erin is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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