The Fresh Fiction Podcast

Conversations about what you’re reading, what you’re watching, and what you’re listening to

Episode 0106: Debra White Smith

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL and BETHANY HOUSE, publishers of the new book FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Debra White Smith. Debra joined me for a chat about recreating the Jane Austen world in a modern setting, how she stays motivated to write, and what she's reading, watching, and listening to.

 

We’re still growing, so please help us out by rating the podcast, leaving a comment, or even just sharing it on social media. You can find us on twitter, Instagram, and on Facebook. I’ll be back next time with something new to watch, read, and listen to!

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Debra White Smith

Jane Austen

First Impressions

A Contemporary Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Lawyer Eddi Boswick tries out for a production of Pride and Prejudice in her small Texas town. When she's cast as the lead, Elizabeth Bennet, her romantic co-star is none other than the town's most eligible--and arrogant--bachelor.

Romance Contemporary | Inspirational Romance [Bethany House, On Sale: April 17, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780764230677 / eISBN: 9781493413881]

 

 

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Episode 0105: The Royal Wedding! HARRY & MEGHAN: A ROYAL ROMANCE, and an interview with Laura Frantz

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL and BETHANY HOUSE, who are celebrating the release of PELICAN POINT by Irene Hannon.

 

Hi guys! Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast, where we break down all the fun things we’ve watched, read, and listened to this week. I’m your new best friend, Gwen Reyes. Today is all about the royal wedding. Did you watch it on Saturday? I’m still obsessed and can’t wait to dig in.

 

Also on today’s episode, I chatted with Laura Frantz, author of THE LACEMAKER.We talked about the Revolutionary War, Colonal Williamsburg, and why historical fiction makes learning history fun.

 

We’re still growing, so please help us out by rating the podcast, leaving a comment, or even just sharing it on social media. You can find us on twitter, Instagram, and on Facebook. I’ll be back next time with something new to watch, read, and listen to!

 

THE LACEMAKER by Laura Frantz

The Lacemaker

On the eve of her wedding, Lady Elisabeth Lawson's world is shattered, as surely as the fine glass windows of her colonial Williamsburg home. In a town seething with Patriots ready for rebellion, her protection comes from an unlikely source--now if she could only protect her heart.

When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? And at what cost?

Historical romance favorite Laura Frantz is back with a suspenseful story of love, betrayal, and new beginnings. With her meticulous eye for detail and her knack for creating living, breathing characters, Frantz continues to enchant historical fiction readers who long to feel they are a part of the story.

Inspirational Romance | Inspirational Historical | Romance Historical [Revell, On Sale: January 2, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780800726638 / eISBN: 9781493412501]

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Episode 0104: ‘First Burn,’ BOOK CLUB, and an interview with Lynette Eason

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL and BETHANY HOUSE BOOKS, who are celebrating the release of THE ACCIDENTAL GUARDIAN by Mary Connealy.

 

Hi guys! Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast, where we break down all the fun things we’ve watched, read, and listened to this week. I’m your new best friend, Gwen Reyes. Today I’m digging into the latest Hamildrop from Lin-Manuel Miranda called FIRST BURN. I also fell in love with the new movie, BOOK CLUB (read my review).

 

Also on today’s episode, I chatted with Lynette Eason, author of OATH OF HONOR. We talked about how she creates high suspense with great romances, her love of WHEN CALLS THE HEART, and how reading in her genre makes her a better writer.

 

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OATH OF HONOR by Lynette Eason

Blue Justice #1

Oath of Honor

When police officer Isabelle St. John's partner is murdered, she must work with Detective Ryan Marshall to solve a case that may force her to choose between family and justice.

Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. With three brothers and two sisters, she's never without someone to hang out with--or fight with. And she knows they'll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life.

Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy's investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll--including someone from her own family. With her dead partner's handsome homicide detective brother Ryan shadowing her every move, Izzy's head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she's had a secret crush on for years won't leave her side?

With her signature fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action, Lynette Eason invites readers into a captivating new series where justice is a family affair.

Romance Suspense | Inspirational Romance [Revell, On Sale: January 2, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780800727215 / eISBN: 9781493412532]

review.jpgCan a murder be solved or will secrets be reveal that puts others in danger?

 
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E0103: LOVE, SIMON review and interview with Irene Hannon

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL and BETHANY HOUSE, who are celebrating the release of OATH OF HONOR by Lynette Eason. You can also read a review of OATH OF HONOR on FreshFiction.com.

 

Hi guys! Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast, where we break down all the fun things we’ve watched, read, and listened to this week. I’m your new best friend, Gwen Reyes, and today I’m joined by my best friend, Alicia Vinas, who stopped by to watch LOVE, SIMON with me.

 

Also on today’s episode, I chatted with author Irene Hannon about her newest book, PELICAN POINT. Make sure you stick around for that very fun interview.

 

If you love what you hear, don’t forget to subscribe to the Fresh Fiction Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play – or any of your favorite podcast apps. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

 

About PELICAN POINT

After inheriting a crumbling lighthouse, Dr. Ben Garrison is more than ready to get rid of it until he meets a determined Marci Weber who wants to save the landmark. Can she make him see her point of view?

 

A crumbling lighthouse is not part of the inheritance Army doctor Ben Garrison expects to claim when he journeys to Hope Harbor. Fresh out of the service, he wants only to unload the tower of bricks, decompress from years of treating battlefield trauma, and prepare to launch his civilian career.

 

Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber has other ideas. She may not be a Hope Harbor native, but the small Oregon seaside town has become home--and she's determined to save the Pelican Point landmark.

 

Sparks fly as the two go head to head over the fate of the lighthouse. But when they start to cooperate, a different kind of fire ignites. And as they work together, might Hope Harbor heal the hearts of these two romance-wary souls?

 

Bestselling author Irene Hannon invites readers back to their favorite town for a story that will light a beacon of hope within their hearts.

 

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e0102: NAILED IT, LADIES FIRST, and an interview with Mark Greaney

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The Fresh Fiction Podcast is brought to you by REVELL and BETHANY HOUSE, who is celebrating the release of THE HEART’S APPEAL by Jennifer Delamere this March. This historical romance brings Victorian England to life as aspiring doctor Julia Bernay (yes, you heard that right, a woman doctor in the 1800s) tries to navigate her studies while falling for a disgraced Barrister named Michael Stephenson, whose only goal is to repair his family’s reputation. Sparks fly as Julia and Michael try to fight the attraction they feel for each while searching for common ground. You can buy THE HEART’S APPEAL by Jennifer Delamere in bookstores and online today.

 

Hi guys! Welcome back to the Fresh Fiction Podcast, where we break down all the fun things we’ve watched, read, and listened to this week. I’m your new best friend, Gwen Reyes, and today I’m reviewing the newish Netflix series NAILED IT. As well as sharing my thoughts on a recently launched podcast series about the American First Ladies called LADIES, FIRST. And after the rundown I’ll interview suspense writer MARK GREANEY about the newest book in his GRAY MAN series, AGENT IN PLACE.

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E0101: unREAL, Atlanta, and Valerie Fraser Luesse

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Fresh Fiction Podcast. We'd like to thank Revell Books for sponsoring our series. You will hear a lot about this wonderful publisher as the episodes release, but you should know they have some of the sweetest, most captivating un-put-downable books available for you to try out. Today our featured book is MISSING ISAAC, the debut novel from Southern Living Magazine Travel Editor Valerie Fraser Luesse. We talked about her research, writing about the American south in the 1960s, and why she thinks this book resonates so much with modern readers.

 

Also, Gwen recommends the new seasons of unREAL and ATLANTA and the BLACK PANTHER soundtrack in the rundown.

 

Make sure you subscribe to the Fresh Fiction Podcast, so you don't miss a future episode.

 

About MISSING ISAAC:

 

Set in rural Alabama in the 1960s, Missing Isaac tells the captivating story of a black field hand, Isaac Reynolds, who goes missing from the tiny, unassuming town of Glory, Alabama. The townspeople’s reactions range from concern to indifference. But one boy will stop at nothing to find out what happened to his
friend.

 

White, wealthy, and fatherless, young Pete McLean has nothing to gain and everything to lose in his relentless search for Isaac. Before it's all over, Pete and the people he loves most will discover more than they bargained for—including unexpected love and difficult truths about race and class.

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