Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Shannon Taylor Vannatter & A Texas Bond

Posted March 1, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance, Shannon Taylor Vannatter / 52 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Shannon Taylor Vannatter to the blog today to chat about her new contemporary romance, A Texas Bond!

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.

Connect with her: Shannon’s Website, Shannon’s Blog, Shannon’s Facebook, Shannon’s Goodreads, Shannon’s Pinterest, Shannon’s Twitter, Newsletter Archives, Shannon’s Amazon Author Page and Shannon’s Bookbub. Sign up for her Newsletter to get a free e-book, recipes, behind the scenes info, & enter exclusive giveaways: Shannon’s Newsletter

Recently, Shannon joined Scrivenings Press as co-owner/acquisitions/content editor.

Hill Country Cowboys #3

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE (print): February 23, 2021
RELEASE DATE (ebook): March 1, 2021

PAGES: 190

Finding his family is only the beginning…

He came to find the children…

Will he stay to win her heart?

Learning he’s an uncle shocks Ross Lyles—but after years of handling his brother’s bombshells, at least this surprise is a blessing. A pair of five-year-old blessings Ross is determined to meet, if he can convince their aunt to give him a chance. Fiercely protective, Stacia Keyes is worried he’ll try to take the children…and lassoing her trust is harder than he ever imagined.


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Hi Shannon! Welcome back to the blog!

Shannon: Music. I’ve never tried to listen to an audiobook, but I figure I’d try to multi-task and clean or do laundry and miss part of the book.

Carrie: i just can’t do audiobooks – i’ve tried – but my mind wanders too much and I have no idea what’s happening lol

Shannon: Over. Under drives me crazy. In fact, if I go somewhere that has it under, I flip it.

Carrie: hahaha

Shannon: Coke, but only if it’s really cold with lots of ice. Or really cold in a bottle with salted peanuts poured in. Yum. I’m not much on carbonated drinks. To me, they burn all the way down. Pepsi is too sweet for my taste.

Carrie: Yes, it must be cold (and my dad loves an ice cold Coke in a bottle with peanuts too) and Pepsi is just yuck. lol.

Shannon: Both. I love eating half a sandwich with soup. My favorite soup is taco. My favorite sandwich is club.

Carrie: I love a good club sandwich!

Q: Other than the Bible, what are five of your most cherished books?

Shannon: Rodeo Queen. It was my 9th published book. But it was actually the first book I ever wrote.

Driftwood Bay. My favorite by Denise Hunter. I could read it over and over.

Beneath the Seams. This was the first book I discovered as an editor by a pre-published author, Peyton Roberts. It releases in May this year.

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. It’s totally different from what I usually read. And I only read it because my husband insisted. It changed how I see things when I’m having a bad day or when anything goes wrong.

My Stubborn Heart. My favorite by Becky Wade. I could read it over and over.

Carrie: I (shamefully) still need to read that one by Becky – i feel like i should turn in my KissingBooks card over that oversight lol

Q: If I sneaked a peek in your purse right now (which I would never do, I promise!), what would it tell me about you?

Shannon: You’d think I’m messy, but I’m really not. I keep every receipt and all candy or gum wrappers and such go in my purse. I mean to clean it out when I get home. But it gets pretty bad before I remember to do it. But my purse is the messiest part of me. Clutter pings my OCD, so my house is pretty neat. Maybe not spotlessly clean, but neat with things put away.

Carrie: i always feel so productive when i finally clean out my purse lol

Q: Which of your main characters in A Texas Bond is most like you?

Shannon: That would be Madison. She’s a five year-old twin. I’m not a twin and I’m obviously not five. But she’s a rule follower and hates trouble and conflict. I’m the same way.

Carrie: ooo me too!

Q: Which character was the most difficult to write?

Shannon: Mason. Madison’s five year-old twin brother. He gets bored easily and is mischievous and winds up in trouble because of it. It was hard for me to write him because I have one son. He was calm and quiet when he was little. Easily entertained and did what he was told. Nothing like Mason.

Carrie: awww Mason sounds like fun to read though 🙂

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from A Texas Bond?

Shannon: God’s in control and doesn’t do any good to try and control our circumstances. Let go and let God. Things turn out better with less stress that way.

Carrie: Amen.

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Shannon: I’m doing a novella collection that releases in November with four other authors. Each novella will be set at the beach in a different state at Christmas.

Shannon Taylor Vannatter is offering a print copy of A Texas Bond to one of my readers! (Open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read A Texas Bond by Shannon Taylor Vannatter?

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52 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Shannon Taylor Vannatter & A Texas Bond

  1. Lynn Brown

    I like the cover. It sounds like a sweet read. I like the idea of the kids being twins. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Roxanne C.

    I think twins who are opposites in personality will add some very interesting moments to the story. I very much enjoyed all the books I’ve read by Shannon Taylor Vannatter.

  3. Megan

    I really like stories where people have the surprise of taking care of kids sprung on them. It can lead to lots of interesting situations.

  4. Lynette

    I really enjoyed the interview! And I enjoyed Ms. Vannatter’s newsletter today, and I’m looking forward to reading this book!

  5. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for introducing me to a new to me author! Can’t wait for the opportunity to read “A Texas Bond” by Shannon Taylor Vannatter. Sounds like a fabulous book and one I would greatly enjoy reading.

  6. Elizabeth Lader

    The info sounds good, I’m in the market for some new books, so definitely a contender

  7. Bea LaRocca

    The book cover and synopsis hint at a wonderful story and make me want to read this book

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