Rachelle Rea Cobb*s The Emeralds Birthday Blog Tour + Giveaway



Hello and welcome to The Sound of Emeralds birthday blog tour! I’m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s third installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century!

Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds and The Sound of Silver, the first two books in the series. She has also written Write Well, a guide for writers! Last summer, she married a man with the same first name as the hero of the Steadfast Love series! I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Emeralds and spread the news about the rocking giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win signed copies of all three books!

Let's get the giveaway out of the way first! LOL. I'm quite excited about it and I'm sure y'all are too. So here we go!


GIVEAWAY



Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to signed copies of ALL THREE of Rachelle’s novels. The whole series, signed!


International friends, this giveaway is open to continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!). But do still enter, because one international winner will also be chosen to receive all three e-books.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

ABOUT The Steadfast Love Series

In 16th-century Europe, the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics. Gwyneth, half-Dutch, flees from England to Holland to escape the man who murdered her parents. When he follows her there and insists he came to rescue her, will she trust this man called Dirk? When tragedy strikes, will their steadfast love erode?

ABOUT The Sound of Emeralds

Title:  The Sound of Emeralds
Series: Steadfast Love, Book 3
Author: Rachelle Rea Cobb
Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Release Date:  April 15, 2016
Genre: Historical Fiction

What once was blazing hatred has turned to lasting love, but could the union of a wild heart with that of a lady ever result in more than heartache?

With the help of an old friend with uncertain loyalties, Dirk inches ever closer to clearing his name. Gwyneth throws her faith into good tidings and the promise of a future as a family. But an old evil comes to call, just as tragedy rips apart a fledgling truce. Enemies from the past and grief for the future threaten to tear asunder what God had brought together…

As the date of Dirk’s trial approaches, his fate and his family hang in the balance. Will he be proven innocent of Gwyneth’s parents’ murders—or separated from her forever? How much pain does it take to erode a love steadfast?


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR









Times gone by snatch Rachelle Rea Cobb close, so she reads and writes about years long ago--her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. Rachelle wrote the Steadfast Love series during college. Five months after she graduated, she signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher, WhiteFire. She's a homeschool grad, Oreo addict, and plots her novels while driving around her dream car, a pick-up truck. In June 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero, and they live happily ever after in Small Town, South. She is also the author of Write Well, a guide for writers, which released on March 4th!

TO CONNECT WITH RACHELLE:  website  ⎸ facebook  ⎸twitter  ⎸pinterest  instagram  goodreads


AUTHOR INTERVIEW

1. When and where did you first get the idea for the Steadfast Love Series?

A song I was listening to on the radio inspired the title of the first book. So I wrote Diamonds, but when I finished it, I realized to my great frustration that the characters weren’t done with their story, even though I had been quite adamant that I would write a stand-alone novel. But the story wasn’t finished, so I kept writing.

2.  Readers often pick out favorite quotes from a novel. Do you have a favorite of your own from The Sound of Silver?

Yes! In fact, my friend Mindy, a calligrapher, even created a beautiful piece of art from one of my favorite quotes: “Within the pages of books one’s heart can be revealed.”

3.  Can you tell us what first drew you to writing Inspirational Historical Romance?

My first exposure to the genre came when I read Heartsong Presents novels when I was twelve. Those small books introduced me to how much I believe in the power of story, especially love stories set in times gone by.

4.  I saw on your website that you also write reviews, articles and offer editing services. What's one of your favorite things beyond writing novels that you enjoy?


Editing is such fun! I daresay I enjoy editing a page full of my own (or others’!) words just as much as I enjoy splashing words onto a blank page. I recently released my first nonfiction book, Write Well, which is a short ebook designed as a guide writers!

CONVERSATION

14 comments:

  1. Good to see this is available to International Readers as well.

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    1. I know. I hope more giveaways in the future for international winners! =) Good luck!

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    2. Me, too! More books for friends! :)

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  2. I like to have a nice dinner and spend the evening with my family.

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    1. Staci, that describes a lot of my favorite birthdays. :)

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  3. I don't really celebrate as I don't live near family. Thank you!

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    1. That can be so hard, Lucy! I hope you are able to visit them or maybe FaceTime on your next birthday. :)

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  4. With cake and lots of love :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself, Edye. Thanks for piping in. :)

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  5. Thank you so much for joining in the tour! I'm so sorry to just now be stopping by. I so appreciate your support of Dirk and Gwyn and me. :)

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