Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Janine Rosche & Glory Falls

Posted January 27, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Janine Rosche, romance / 37 Comments

Glory Falls JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Glory Falls by Janine Rosche, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Janine on the blog today to share 25 ways to properly obsess over a fictional character! (I’m taking notes haha)

Glory FallsTitle: Glory Falls by Janine Rosche
Series: Madison River Romance #3
Publisher: Berkley Books
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2021

Two people scarred by past trauma have a chance to write a new chapter in their lives, overcome loss, and find love in the third entry in the Madison River Romance series.

Screenwriter Cecilia “Blue” Walker is victim to life’s worst plot twists. Having lost her daughter to the depths of the Madison River and her husband to the arms of another woman, she finds herself yearning for something to restore her brittle faith and once-vibrant career.

Hope arrives in the form of her childhood friend, Thomas Beck, a firefighter with a legacy of larger-than-life rescues who doesn’t see himself as a hero. Haunted by his past, Thomas only agrees to a movie adaptation of his story if Blue, his longtime crush, is the screenwriter.

However, as Blue and Thomas work together to bring his heroism to the big screen, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood threaten to shed light on secrets that could tear their fragile relationship and their lives apart.


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25 Ways to Properly Obsess over Fictional Characters

by Janine Rosche, author of Glory Falls

Some characters are worth obsessing over, and I’m willing to put my self-respect aside to give them the honor they’re due. Of course, there’s etiquette to stalking fictional heroes and heroines. Who better to teach on that subject than the master of character obsessions? (Psst… I’m talking about me.) I’m so experienced that I use my expertise to create my own books’ characters in hopes that maybe one day, they’ll be the object of someone else’s fascination. It’s a lofty goal, I know.

“Please, Janine! Teach us your ways!”

Okay, okay. Without further ado, here are 25 ways to properly obsess over fictional characters.

  1. Make the meal or snack the character loves.
  2. Rename that meal or snack after the character (ie. Boiled potatoes are now Mr. Collinses)
  3. Search for the author’s next book on Goodreads and click WANT TO READ.
  4. Read every other book by the author in hopes that maybe the character makes a cameo.
  5. Name your pet after the character. (My dog’s name is Ada Elizabeth Karana Scout Rosche.)
  6. Tell the author how much this character meant to you and why.
  7. Draw the character’s face on your leg with a Sharpie. If you get compliments, have a tattoo artist go over it. If you don’t, wear pants for a few days.
  8. Tell others about this character and lend the book to them.
  9. Make a human-sized cake in the shape of the character.
  10. Review the book on bookselling sites and reader sites.
  11. Visit the setting of the book and ask everyone you see where the character lives. If it’s a fictional town, start on the east side of the state and move west.
  12. Suggest the book in reader groups and book clubs.
  13. Request the book at your library.
  14. Take a good quote from the character and share it on Goodreads or social media along with the book’s cover.
  15. Talk in the character’s accent for an entire day.
  16. Create a pin on Pinterest for the book and include the buy link or the author’s website.
  17. Sign up for the author’s newsletter.
  18. Spray paint YOUR NAME + THE CHARACTER’S NAME 4EVR on the side of your house.
  19. Create a bookstagram post of the book.
  20. If you’re good at art, draw a scene from the book and share it on social media. If you’re not good at art, draw a scene from the book and maybe just send it to me and your mom.
  21. Share a post about the character using fun hashtags like #bookcrush #bookboyfriend #bookboyfriends #booklove #booknerd #fangirl #fictionalcharacters #bookobsession
  22. Follow the author on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bookbub, Amazon, and Goodreads.
  23. Join the author’s reader/fan group.
  24. Find all the stray cats, possums, and skunks around town and form your own fan group for the author in your kitchen. Get matching t-shirts.
  25. Keep following blogs like Reading Is My Superpower to learn about more fabulous characters!

Now you know how to properly obsess over a fictional character. Okay, the word “properly” is subjective.

YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite way to show love for a character? Comment on this post and grab one of the extra entries in the Rafflecopter to be entered in the Glory Falls prize pack giveaway below. For a second chance to win a signed copy, find me on social media and confess your character obsession!

Fine Print: Reading Is My Superpower is not responsible should any of these go awry. I’m only slightly responsible. I’m not paying for a tattoo removal though.

Janine Rosche

Prone to wander, Janine Rosche finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into her Madison River Romance series. When she isn’t writing or traveling, she teaches family life education courses to college students, takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs, and embarrasses her four children and husband with boy band serenades.

CONNECT WITH JANINE: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Glory Falls JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a Glory Falls prize package including a paperback copy of Glory Falls, a Society 6 Mountain Dusk Tote Bag, “Nevertheless She Persisted” Journal, Huckleberry Haven Candle, Kawaii Pen Shop Feather Bookmarks, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card! (total prize package value $60)

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 25, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 1, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


This giveaway is hosted by JustRead, not RimSP
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What about you? What makes you want to read Glory Falls by Janine Rosche? What’s your favorite way to show love for a character?

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37 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Janine Rosche & Glory Falls

  1. Andrette Herron

    I usually will talk about the character with my other book loving friends, send the author a message, post quotes on social media.

  2. Emilee Douglas

    Too funny Janine! One of the ways I show love for characters is to do Bookstagram challenges on IG. And I try to follow the challenges and talk with the posters about the books.

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the blog tour for “Glory Falls” by Janine Rosche.

    Really enjoyed reading the “from the author”. Always love learning more about the person responsible for books on my TBR list. Can’t wait to read this one!

  4. Lynn Brown

    Sounds like a good story about overcoming loss and finding love. I like that it is a series. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Joy

    Janine! This was fantastic. Ha! I can just see me now with a Woody tattoo! Speaking of Woody… one of the ways I like to show my love for fictional characters is to find a gif that fits their personality and to use it everywhere, anytime he is mentioned.

  6. Suzanne Sellner

    I enjoyed reading the ways to obsess over fictional characters. After reading a particular book, the reader does feel as if she knows/loves the characters.

  7. Winnie Thomas

    Loved this post, Janine and Carrie! I might admit to doing a few of these! 😀 No tattoos, though!

    I loved this book–buy it, read it, and be glad!

  8. Perrianne Askew

    I’ll definitely share about the book on social media. I will also go to Goodreads and “want to read” the next book as well.

  9. Diana Hardt

    Beautiful cover. I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Clearly I am a boring fan. I did want to name my 4th child “Aubrey” (spelled Aubree) because I liked the name in Rachel Hauck’s book, Diva NashVegas (now Nashville Sweetheart). But then we had a son, so …

  11. Roxanne C.

    I don’t obsess over fictional characters, but if one makes a profound statement or observation, I’d write it down in my little book of quotes. I love the title Glory Falls.

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