Character Interview with Shannon Vannatter plus giveaway

Award winning author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter writes contemporary Christian cowboy romance and has over a dozen published titles. A romance reader since her teens, she hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as she demonstrates that love doesn’t conquer all—Jesus does.

She gleans fodder for her fiction in rural Arkansas where she spent her teenage summers working the concession stand with her rodeo announcing dad and married a Texan who morphed into a pastor. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her husband and son, flea marketing, and doing craft projects.

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Character name and role: Devree Malone – Heroine

What traits do you most admire or dislike in others?

My sister is so tough. Nothing makes her squeamish. I wish I could be more like her. Especially since I’m living on her dude ranch in the middle of nowhere with mice, skunks, cows, and a mean rooster.

What is your deepest, most closely held secret?

The reason I want to get out of wedding planning and become an event planner. Last year, I had a boyfriend. I thought we were getting pretty serious. Until I met with a new client to plan her wedding. Her groom to be turned out to be my boyfriend. I am so done with weddings.

How do you feel about marriage?

I know there are good men out there. My dad is my hero and he and mom are still crazy about each other. My sister is happily married to a great guy. But after my rude awakening from Randall, I’ve given up on men. I’ll never give another one a chance.

Do you have a personal relationship with the Lord?

I’m kind of mad at him. I never got to spend time with my parents when I was a kid because they always had to stay at their Christian book store. I know it sounds childish, but God stole my time with them. And since I’ve been here at the dude ranch, my sister has made me go to church. But seeing how she consistently leans on God, even through her stillbirth last year, I’m beginning to wonder if I need him too.

More about Counting on the Cowboy:

Ranching is his whole life… until he meets one special city girl

Texas Cowboy Brock McBride knows better than to fall for a city girl. She’ll leave and break his heart—just like his ex-fiancée did. But his job at Chasing Eden Dude Ranch requires working alongside Dallas wedding planner Devree Malone. And despite fierce resistance, he’s falling hard. Yet with Devree’s business back in the city, can he convince her she’s found her home…with him?

Get your copy now:  Counting on the Cowboy

Giveaway Details:

Comment to enter the drawing for a copy of Counting on the Cowboy. Ten copies will be split among names drawn during the blog tour from March 13 – April 10. One winner will get to pick the theme for a custom made memory board personally crafted by the author. Deadline April 20. Winners will be revealed on the author’s blog on April 21. Go to my website and sign up for my newsletter to enter more giveaways and get a free book download.

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9 thoughts on “Character Interview with Shannon Vannatter plus giveaway

  1. Devree sounds like a person “protesting too much”. It will be interesting to read how she accepts her need for God!

    1. I finally parted with those hiking boots, Jenny. I kept them for a long time for memory’s sake, but I have a picture. For those who don’t know, Jenny and I went to a local writers’ retreat. I had no idea there was a nature walk and was unprepared. But I went on the walk anyway, which included climbing a mountain in my gold wedge sandals. Forever known as my hiking boots.

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