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Thursday, April 13, 2017

At the Cottage with Joyce Holmes

Visiting the cottage today is my dear friend, Joyce Holmes,
who is celebrating the release of her new book,
Show No Weakness.

Let's get to know Joyce a little better...

Joyce Holmes lives with her husband and very small dog in the beautiful Okanagan region of British Columbia. Photography and blogging about her travels are two of her passions, along with visiting her kids and grandkids. When she's not dreaming up stories in her head or planning her next great adventure, she’s off enjoying the great outdoors.
http://JoyceHolmes.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/Joyce.M.Holmes
https://twitter.com/Joyce_Holmes
http://www.amazon.com/Joyce-M.-Holmes/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6431862.Joyce_M_Holmes

A couple of questions for Joyce... 

What type of scene do you find hardest to write? Scary, funny, romantic, sad?
I find it hardest to write the end of any type of scene and often have to go back and chop off the last part because I tend to go on and on... Writing bridge scenes aren’t easy either, you know where information has to be given to move the story forward, but not a lot is happening in that scene. There’s probably a correct way of doing this, but I have yet to learn it.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not writing?
My most favourite activity is spending time with my family – my three boys, daughters-in-law and little grandsons. But because that happens so rarely with them living all over the place, Hubby and I have had to come up with fun stuff to do on our own. We hike, bike, kayak and take long strolls whenever we can find the time. We’re blessed to live in a gorgeous part of Canada, with plenty of outdoor options to keep us entertained. And I usually have my little camera at hand to photograph our adventures.

Let's get a peek at Show No Weakness!
Does her love have the power to heal this wounded man?

She’s a tenderhearted social worker, looking for her Happy-Ever-After. He’s a distrustful RCMP Corporal who’s sworn off relationships. Factor in a surly teen heading for delinquency, and you have a case of passion and turmoil too explosive to handle. 

As a defense mechanism to deal with his guilt and grief over his daughter's death, Cole Dennison has become an expert at compartmentalizing his feelings. He keeps his personal life private, while making it his professional mission to rescue children in peril. 

Joely Sinclair is fiercely protective and openly compassionate. When she meets Cole Dennison, she falls hard. He's everything she admires in a man, and because she wears her heart on her sleeve, she can't understand how or why Cole keeps all his emotions to himself. 

As much as Cole resents his interest in Joely, with her inquisitive and caring nature, he can't deny her appeal. Against his better judgment, he becomes involved in both her and her son's lives. Taylor is in desperate need of a positive male role model, and Cole can't turn his back on the boy. But when Joely starts talking love, Cole's inability to commit puts an end to their relationship—until a dangerous situation throws them back together. 

When given a second chance at love, will Cole risk letting Joely into his battered heart? 

Roane Publishing: https://www.roanepublishing.com/product-p/snw-01.htm
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/show-no-weakness-joyce-holmes/1111384269
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/show-no-weakness
Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y6JT6Q5/
Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06Y6JT6Q5/

4 comments:

  1. Joyce, it was such a pleasure to host you and your book today. I love seeing the photos of your travels with Jeff. You two never seem to stop, lol. Wishing the release of Show No Weakness much success!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. And thanks for having me here today. It's always a pleasure to 'spend time' with you. :)

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  2. Hi Joyce, the cover is wonderful, you can just see the love between those two characters. Admire that you can write about children, not something I'm good at. Sounds like you live in a beautiful part of Canada.

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    1. I got lucky with that cover, Gini. It's lovely isn't it? Never really thought about it, but yes, I guess three of my four books have children in the storyline (the other has a dog). I must write what I love and I love kids (and dogs, lol). Thanks for stopping by. :)

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