Saturday, July 22, 2017

Interview with Toni Shiloh and #giveaway!!

 Today we welcome Toni Shiloh to my blog. Toni is very graciously giving away an ebook of her new story Finding Love. To enter, answer the question in blue below. Please leave contact information. 

Toni, good to have you stop by. Tell us about Finding Love – a brief blurb

Delaney Jones has finally started to pick up the pieces of her shattered life after the death of her husband, Parker. Just as she adjusts to a new normal, in walks Army soldier, Luke Robinson. When she finally makes the decision to trust him, the world deals her a heavy blow.

Sergeant First Class Luke Robinson can’t get over his part in the death of Delaney’s husband. Hoping to assuage his guilt, he offers to lend a hand. He never counted on the feelings she evokes with just a smile. Will his secrets widen the gulf, or will he finally find absolution?

Is there one particular message or “moral of the story” you hope readers walk away with?

That no matter what you’re going through, you can trust God to see you through it. Trust is so hard to surrender to, especially when we’ve been hurt in the past. But unlike people, God is faithful and worthy of our trust.

What one question would you like us to ask your readers? 

When you stepped out on faith and trusted God, how did your life improve?

Tell us about the giveaway you’re offering. 

I’m offering an eBook copy of Finding Love.

How did Finding Love get started? 

It’s book two in my Maple Run series. When I finished book one, I knew I wanted Delaney’s story to be one of the books. Since some of the other characters refused to talk to me, I decided to tell her story. I’m so glad I did! I enjoyed writing her tale.

Tell us about your research process. 

Usually I have to do research on jobs and setting. Almost all of my books are in a different place. Fortunately, since this is book two in the series, I didn’t have to do more research for the setting. But I did have to look up information for my hero’s job as a paratrooper.

What impact did your research have on you personally? 

I enjoyed the research and learning something new. It solidified my desire never to jump out of an airplane, lol.

How do you see yourself in your character’s story, if at all? 

I’m just the person doing the typing, lol. I think the only similarity Delaney and I have is we both have boys. In fact, I used them for inspiration while writing about her twins.

While you were writing Finding Love, do you think it mattered where the book was set? 

Yes! Since it’s set in the fictional town of Maple Run, I had a perfect vision in my mind. I don’t have every store or place perfectly placed in my mind, but it has a feeling and a mood I hope welcomes the reader.

Share your bio: 

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and president of the Virginia Chapter.

You can find her on her website at

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Marilyn R. said...

I enjoyed reading the interview with Toni Shiloh. When I stepped out in faith and trusted God during a difficult time in my life, it was amazing to see how he opened new doors and met all my needs. Proverbs 3:5-6 became my life verse. Thank you for the giveaway. Finding Love sounds like a nice read.
marilynridgway78 [at]gmail[dot]com

Toni Shiloh said...

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn! And thank you for having me Laura!

Andrea Stephens said...

I loved this book! It has a good message and a sweet love story.
It also makes a person hungry.
I can't stop thinking about maple bacon cheesecake and wondering what it tastes like.

Anne Payne said...

Nice interview! I found it funny that Delaney was the only character 'talking' to Toni! :-)

The books sounds interesting but don't enter me in the giveaway. I seriously have too many books on my Kindle I haven't read.

Toni Shiloh said...

Maybe we should have a cooking party, Andrea!

Toni Shiloh said...

Anne, I wish they would talk to me in order!

lollipops said...

congratulations, Marilyn