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Friday, September 20, 2013

Welcome, Author Linda Weaver Clarke - Free E-Book Giveaway with Comment!


Welcome to Gina’s World of Good!

This week it is really a joy to welcome author Linda Weaver Clarke to Gina's World of Good. Linda will be chatting with us about writing and especially giving us the scoop on her wonderful new release, a sweet romance titled THE REBELS OF CORDOVIA. Anyone who comments this week will receive a FREE e-book of this novel. Yes, you read that correctly - anyone who comments receives a free e-copy of THE REBELS OF CORDOVIA. How generous and exciting. Welcome, Linda!



Tell us, please, Linda - as an author, what makes a book great in your eyes?

My children and I list books as first timers and second timers. If it’s a good book but I only read it once, then it’s a first timer. If a book can be read more than once, then it’s a second timer. What makes it a second timer? If a book touches my heart, makes me laugh, makes me sigh, and maybe weep a little, then that book will be read more than once. If I’ve gotten it from the library, then I usually buy it.

Tell us a little about your book, The Rebels of Cordovia.

The Rebels of Cordovia is a “sweet romance” set in the 1700s. Centuries after the legendary Robin Hood, a group of men and women find themselves fighting for the same cause: for their rights, for freedom of speech, and equality. Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In the small country of Cordovia, small groups of rebels begin springing up, but its Robin’s Rebels who get the attention of the king.

In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

Let’s talk about the book you’d like to promote today.  How did you come up with the title?

My characters are rebels, fighting for liberty in a small country called Cordovia. They chose not to put up with the tyranny of a wicked king. So they decided to put together their own little group of rebels. Thus: The Rebels of Cordovia!

What was the inspiration behind this story?

My story was inspired because of the importance of freedom in our country. America had to fight for her liberty. The patriots fought valiantly for what was most valuable to them: freedom of choice, for their rights as individuals, and to worship according to the dictates of their own heart. The patriots fought with every fiber of strength they had, both bond and free, for what we enjoy today. This was my inspiration.

What was your first reaction when you got a glimpse of your cover art?

I actually said out loud, as I looked at it on my computer: “Oh my gosh! I love it! I really love it!” Then I called my husband in to look at it and he loved it, too. The arrow stuck in the tree trunk was so perfect, because that represented my book exactly.

Where can we read an excerpt of this book?

Visit my website at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/rebels.html and you can read the first chapter of this book. Happy Reading!








Name two things readers would be surprised to know about you.

First thing: I fly all over the U.S., teaching people how to write their family history or their own autobiography. I believe it’s very important to teach our children their heritage. We are the people we are because of our ancestors. It’s up to us to write these experiences down. Our children need to be proud of their ancestors. To learn more about what I teach and read sample stories of my ancestors, you can visit my website at www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

Second thing: I have six daughters and no sons. It’s quite a mad house at Thanksgiving when we all get together. Three of my daughters are married now, so I have five grandchildren to add to the wonderful chaos.

Thanks for spending a bit of time with Gina’s World of Good! Best wishes for your continued success.  Where can readers find you on the Web?

World of Make Believe: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com
A Family Friendly Blog: http://lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com
Author of Sweet Romance and Mystery: http://lindaweaverclarke.wordpress.com

44 comments:

  1. Hello Linda, it is great to have you visiting this week! Your new book sounds wonderful. I am looking forward to our discussion :-)

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  2. Looking forward to reading "the rebels of cordovia"!

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  3. I already own a copy of this book, but I wanted to stop by and say hi to Linda. I didn't know you had six daughters. God bless you. I can barely manage two.

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    1. Hahaha! I know what you mean. Hahaha. Thank goodness for a supportive husband!

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  4. I am so excited to read this book!
    annelise.catgirl@gmail.com

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  5. I love historical romances. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

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  7. Hi! I saw your post through the ACFWBookclub and stopped on by. "The Rebels Of Cordovia" sounds like an exciting tale! Thanks for offering the ebook to all who comment, I look forward to reading it!

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    2. I just found your email and am sending you the info for a free copy. Happy Reading!

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  8. I've loved Robin Hood since I was a kid and watched the Disney version.Over the years I've read a lot of different versions of the story and this giveaway sound fun.
    natthereader(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I enjoyed the prologue and chapter one, Linda. I must get to see chapter two and beyond.Thanks for your generosity in this story. I admire anyone who can write of past eras and has a knowledge of the way things were long ago. Thank you again for having me as a guest on your blog a while ago. Best wishes with your many novels and sales.

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    1. Hi Larry! I just emailed you the info for a free copy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Hi Linda,
    I love the twist you have for this book, Robin's Rebels--how cool.

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    1. Hi Gail. Thanks for stopping by. I just emailed you the info. Thanks.

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  11. Great interview! I loved Robin Hood. I love the fact Linda that you were inspired because of the importance of freedom in our country for this story.

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    1. Thanks, Becky. I just emailed you the info for a free copy.

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  12. Wow this sounds so good! I love fiction from the 1700 and 1800s. Those time periods really appeal to me. And of course who doesn't love a good Robin Hood story especially with the state our country is in. We all love that wonderful rescuer! But maybe I'm biased since I'm a huge sucker for fairy tales! Maybe we could read this book as a book club on ACFW? Just a thought. Thanks!

    Kim LitlePokie(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I'm so happy that you would like to read my book. I just emailed you the info for a free copy. Thanks.

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  13. Your book sounds awesome, Linda! You're very generous to give a copy of it to each commenter here. And thanks so much for having me as a guest on your wonderful blog. DianeCraverATcinci.rr.com

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  14. LINDA-your book sounds great.ROBIN HOOD is always very good history. Most people do not realize the importance of these characters in American hisatory.
    REGARDS BEN SMITH

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    1. Very true, Ben. Leave me your email and I'll send you the info for a free copy.

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  15. Hi! Would love to have a copy :))) looking for another great book to read and this sounds great! :D thanks in advance! :D
    krizia_kmga06(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. So nice to have everyone commenting! We're continuing through the week-end, so tell everyone to stop in and comment - THE REBELS OF CORDOVIA is fantastic :-)

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  18. The Rebels of Cordovia sounds like a great read. ;)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Monique. I just sent you the info for a free ebook.

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  19. I'm excited about reading this book! Thank you so much!
    cami.smithson(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I just emailed you the info for a free ebook, Camille. Thanks.

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  20. I am excited to read your book! It sounds great.

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    1. I would love to email you an ebook. Leave me your email and I'll send you the info for a free copy.

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  21. Hi,

    The book sounds pretty exciting..Would love to read and review it on my blog Njkinny's World of Books..:) Thanks..
    nj_kinny@yahoo.co.in

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    1. Thanks, Nikita. I just emailed the info to you for a free ebook.

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  22. This book sounds interesting. I would like a copy. karencogan@msn.com

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I just sent you the info for a free ebook.

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  23. Thank you to everyone who visited this Gina's World of Good this week. It was great to meet everyone and I look forward to reading the reviews you write about THE REBELS OF CORDOVIA.

    A very special thank you and shout-out to Linda Weaver Clarke, a wonderful author and friend. Thank you for visiting this week and for your generous gift to each of your commenters. I wish you many, many sales, Linda, and continued success in your writing career. Please return for another visit soon.

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  24. This looks cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Meghan. I just emailed the info for a free ebook to you. Happy reading!

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