Pop Quiz ~ Becky Wade with Giveaway

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Becky Wade

and her contemporary romance

Meant to be Mine

Bethany House

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What was a favourite childhood book of yours?

My mom read Little House on the Prairie to me out loud before I was old enough to read to myself.  I still remember sitting beside her on the sofa and listening to her read.  And I still remember how much I adored that book.

Do you remember the title of the first story you ever wrote? What was it about?

It was titled The Baron’s Raven.  It was a general market historical romance that began in Norway and followed the characters to England.  I remember that the heroine was extraordinarily spoiled and that she had black hair (thus the ‘Raven’ in the title.)  I remember that the hero was a Baron who fell madly in love with the heroine even though she never gave him a reason to do so.  I’m embarrassed to say that at that time, I thought myself, the novel, and the title quite clever.

Huge surprise: absolutely no one wanted to publish it.

If you weren’t a writer, what career would you/did you/do you have pursued?

Well, I attained a business degree from Baylor University.  It’s interesting to me that my eighteen year old self chose business, because it’s clear to me now that I never would have liked working in the business world.

If I hadn’t become a mom/writer, I think I’d have made a very good queen, horsewoman, or dancer.

Realistically?  I suspect I would have (or still might) enjoy a career as an editor, a graphic designer, or a librarian.

Why do you write stories?

Some days, I have no earthly idea.  It’s hard!  And occasionally stressful.  And I’m certainly not in it for the money.

Most days, though, I remember that I write because God has called me to do this work for His glory.  The blessing?  He calls us to do the things He’s wired us to love doing.

Meant to be MineMeant to be Mine

Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school–irresistible. When their paths cross again after college–still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel. 

The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia’s ready to be Ty’s wife, but Ty’s not ready to be her husband. He’s a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he’s long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he’s known since childhood. 

Five and a half years pass. Celia’s buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty’s achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn’t forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.

How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia’s trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?

Describe your novel in 5 adjectives

Romantic.  Fun.  Humorous.  Emotional.  Modern.

Please share a little about one of your main characters

The hero of Meant to Be Mine is Ty Porter, a pro bull rider.  If you’ve read any of my previous books you already know that his appearance can be summed up with one word: hunky.  His plan at the outset of the book is to divorce the heroine and marry a woman who’s perfect for him in every way.  Ty’s blunt, charming, successful, and confident.  He has a weakness for breakfast pastries.  And he wears alligator skin cowboy boots.

What spiritual theme or question does your story deal with?

Forgiveness.  Both of Meant to Be Mine’s two main characters struggle to forgive one another as well as to accept God’s forgiveness.

Share a recent movie or tv show that you have loved, and why?

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie Austenland.  It charmed me!  It made me laugh out loud.  The premise was unique, and the hero yummy.  I found the romance sweet and unpredictable.

What novel are you working on now?

I’m currently revising the third of my Porter Family novels.  This one stars Jake Porter.  (He’s the wounded Porter brother with a scar across his face and PTSD).  I’m working to squeeze every bit of juiciness I can out of the ‘dark and brooding’ hero type.

Thanks Becky! I’m reading Meant to be Mine right now and enjoying every moment :)

**If you haven’t already, check out my Mad Minute video and audio interview with the gorgeous Becky Wade here

Relz Reviewz Extras
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Review of My Stubborn Heart
Character spotlight on Matt & Kate
Pop Quiz 2013 with Becky
Get to know Becky
Visit Becky’s website
Buy Meant to be Mine at Amazon or Koorong

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65 Responses to Pop Quiz ~ Becky Wade with Giveaway

  1. I have no preference on the giveaway forms.

  2. I took my little girl to the rodeo last year and she loved it!

  3. Rel! Thank you very much for publishing my ‘pop quiz’ here at Relz Reviewz. I love your blog and am thankful to you for the work you do in support of Christian fiction. Good luck to everyone with the giveaway for Meant to Be Mine!

  4. I have never been in a rodeo or seen one! It looks painful to watch on TV!

  5. I probably would say I prefer Rafflecopter because I have more experience with it!

  6. I have never been to a rodeo.

  7. Most of my entries have been through Rafflecopter but I sometimes have trouble when using my Android phone.

  8. I have been to a rodeo. There are lots of them here in texas!

  9. I guess I prefer Rafflecopter. I don’t know that I have seen the other entry form.

  10. Rafflecopter

  11. I’ve been to several rodeos and even a few kid ones.

  12. Yes I have been to live Rodeos, both in small towns and at the big Houston Rodeo. I love them. I find the bull riding scary so afraid of those good cowboys getting gored. I love to watch the real rodeos on TV also. I would love to win your book Becky. Thanks for a chance. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  13. I prefer the Rafflecopter. I don’t care for google too much. Used my gmail address one time on one author blog, and google made more than half of my blogs I visited start using my name without my permission. I had been on FB since 2009 with my regular email. I would love to win Beck’s book.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  14. I prefer rafflecopter

  15. Yes, I’ve been to several rodeos. I enjoy them. Ü

  16. No I have never been to a rodeo and have no preference on entry forms

  17. forgot e mail mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Yes I have been to many rodeo, I am a Texas girl. I prefer rafflecopter or just and entry form.

  19. No, I have never been to a rodeo. I’ve always thought I’d like to go, but never had an opportunity.

  20. I like the Rafflecopter. It’s easy to use. I’m not sure what the Google docs form looks like.

  21. I have been to a rodeo and PBR events.
    Rafflecopter!

  22. I can’t wait for this next book!!! So excited!!! I’ve never been to a rodeo but have read stories that involved them, and they made me cringe. They were still good though!!

  23. Yes, I have been to rodeo.
    I like both.

  24. I have been to a rodeo a looooong time ago. I love Becky Wade books and can’t wait to read Meant to be Mine.

  25. I prefer Rafflecopter. I think it’s simpler to get credit for your entries.

  26. I have never been to a rodeo.
    I knew someone back when I was in school that rode in one.

  27. I prefer Rafflecoptor

  28. I’ve never been to a rodeo.

  29. Becky,
    You know I can’t get enough of you!! Always interesting to learn more about you! Still excited to read this book one of these days!!

  30. Oops, I forgot to say that I have been to a rodeo but it was when I was young and it was a very small one! I would love to go to a big one!

    Also, I don’t even know what Google docs are (maybe I do but don’t know they are called that!) so I guess by default I would have to choose Rafflecopter

  31. I have never been to a rodeo.

  32. I don’t really have a preference, but I probably have more experience with raffle copter.

  33. I grew up in Texas, and have been to the rodeo more times than I could count!

  34. Really enjoy the realness of your books.
    I went to a rodeo once…spent the whole time with my eyes wide praying for the saftey of those involved…Haven’t been back… :)

  35. Really enjoy the realness of your books.
    I went to a rodeo once…spent the whole time with my eyes wide praying for the safety of those involved…Haven’t been back… :)

  36. Yes – I’ve been to a rodeo and was exhausted by the time I left. Was holding my breath most of the time fearing for the men’s lives!

  37. Growing up in Arizona brings lots of opportunities to see bull riding and calf roping and all the fun rodeo attractions. We went many times in my childhood and I enjoy watching it still. Bull riding turns my mind to a movie made by Billy Graham titled THE RIDE about a washed up bull rider named Smokey Banks who has chosen to do his time at a boys ranch training a young boy how to ride bull. I’m going to enjoy reading Becky’s book.

  38. I prefer Rafflecopter.

  39. I went to a rodeo during the Kansas City Royal back in the ’70s.
    I prefer Rafflecopter.

  40. Yes, I used to barrel race in small local rodeos! I loved it so much that I almost avoid them now, for fear that the “fever” will strike again. It’s one of the most fun, addictive things I have ever tried.
    I like Rafflecopter!

  41. I love Becky’s books and can’t wait to read her new one! I’ve never been to a rodeo but I enjoy reading about them!

  42. I like Rafflecopter the best!

  43. I think I went to a rodeo when I was young, but it’s been a long time! :)

  44. I like rafflecopter because I know it, but I’m sure Google docs would work too.

  45. I have not ever been to a rodeo!

  46. I am not familiar with Google Docs. Have gotten pretty familiar with rafflecopter and it seems to work well.

  47. Yes, I’ve been to a rodeo! A July 4th rodeo in Springdale, AR. I’ve been several years.

  48. I probably prefer Google Docs, just cause it’s easier to do from a mobile device.

  49. Lisa Eichelberger

    I went to a rodeo when I was a little girl. I had no idea what was going on, but I loved it! It was an experience I’ll never forget.

  50. Lisa Eichelberger

    I’m not sure that I’m familiar with Google docs, but I really enjoy using Rafflecopter for these giveaways. It seems to simplify the process, and I get a little bit of satisfaction when I click each tab. :)

  51. I have been to the rodeo and I love it! So much fun and so many cute cowboys to look at :)

  52. Rafflecopter is very user friendly. Don’t have much experience with the other.

  53. I haven’t been to a rodeo, only seen them on tv!

  54. I’ve entered both kinds of giveaways. It seems like sometimes Rafflecopters go overboard with entries. I like it when they’re simpler.

  55. I have been to a rodeo once before and I really enjoyed it. I had never seen bullriding and barrel racing and the other events before so it was pretty cool to seem them in person.

    As for the giveaways, I am not familiar with the other way to enter a contest so I would say I prefer Rafflecopter.

  56. no; Rafflecopter as long as there aren’t hundreds of entries

  57. Never been to a rodeo but associate it more with America than Australia but I know we have them. Thanks Rel and Becky.

  58. Shame I can’t enter for this book though. Can I borrow yours please Rel?

  59. No, I’ve never been to a rodeo although I’ve captured glimpses of them on TV.

  60. I don’t have a preference as to Rafflecopter or Google docs, whichever one is simpler :)

  61. No I have never been to a rodeo and prefer the rafflecopter giveaways.

  62. I’ve never been to a rodeo. I prefer the rafflecopter giveaways.

  63. I have never had the privilege of attending a rodeo.

  64. I prefer Rafflecopter

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