Have you ever been to a new city, place, or environment, and felt like you were the new kid on the block and needed time to take it all in?
Here I am, new among the wonderful authors of InspyRomance.com, and yes, I’m looking around, getting my bearings, searching for the pages I’m supposed to update, and stopping every now and then to look at the pretty flowers in this lovely garden.
Thank you to the authors for welcoming me to this place on the writerly blogosphere. And to Valerie Comer, who extended the invitation to me. Appreciate it!
I would like to say hello to readers who are new to me. I write multiethnic Christian fiction that celebrates the grace of God and hope in Jesus Christ: clean and wholesome contemporary Christian romance with elements of women’s fiction, Christian romantic suspense with an air of mystery, and inspirational international thrillers with threads of sweet Christian romance. For the InspyRomance blog, I will only talk about my contemporary Christian romance books.
As mentioned, I’m new here, and in almost the same way, so is Leon Watts, my conflicted hero in ASK YOU LATER (A Savannah Sweethearts Prequel). Leon is a folk art sculptor and artist, who is also experiencing his first day in a new art gallery. Except, his first day ends before it begins!
Leon needs to start earning income soon to pay the rent and buy food, and he wants to put his mixed-media artwork in Simon’s Gallery, where tourists and art lovers stream in and out all year round.
In fact, Simon’s Gallery signs a contract with him, promising great things—that is, until the gallery owner falls on the sidewalk and breaks his bones, and ends up recuperating at home.
The non-artistic daughter of the gallery’s owner, Sophie Kowalski, has taken over the daily operations, for better or for worse. To begin with, she has no appreciation for “messy” art. That is all it takes to get Leon’s artwork removed from the gallery.
Yet, in the midst of their cautious interaction, Leon and Sophie find themselves staring—I mean, looking—at each other through new lenses. What could God possibly want them to see?
The themes of ASK YOU LATER include this verse: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13, KJV). As Leon and Sophie navigate through life in the coastal city of Savannah and the beach town of Tybee Island, they have to face the truth of God’s Word and learn to apply it to their lives.
While ASK YOU LATER is listed as a prequel to Savannah Sweethearts, it’s also a prelude to my other contemporary Christian romance collections: Vacation Sweethearts, Protector Sweethearts, and Seaside Chapel.
To celebrate a new season (Spring is here, y’all—sneeze!), I’m offering ASK YOU LATER as a welcome gift to new subscribers of my book news mailing list:
If you’ve already read the novel, would you please write a review? Here are the retailers where you can leave reviews. Thank you so much!
- Amazon: JanThompson.com/ask-amazon
- Google Play: JanThompson.com/ask-googleplay
- Apple: JanThompson.com/ask-ibooks
- BN: JanThompson.com/ask-nook
- Kobo: JanThompson.com/ask-kobo