Saturday, January 1, 2011

Book Blast Event Day 1 Kathi Macias!

BOOK BLAST EVENT
DAY 1
KATHI MACIAS & RED INK!!

Well, here is the kick-off for my event and the first author is one I have not had on here before but I have really enjoyed her books. So I am sure you all will be overjoyed to hear she is giving away a copy of her newest book, Red Ink. Kathi has a way of drawing you into the story and making you feel like you are right there. My favorite one of her books is No Greater Love, the first book in the Extreme Devotion Series. Believe me, I was in tears at the end of that one! Anyways, read through the interview, learn something new about this wonderful author, and have some fun:)

Thank you for being with us today, Kathi!!!
How long have you known you wanted to be an author?

I’ve never wanted to be anything but a writer. I’ve always loved books and been an avid reader. When I was in junior high I told my then boyfriend (not husband) that I was going to be a writer some day.



Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?

The most recent release in Red Ink, book three in the Extreme Devotion series from New Hope (their first-ever venture into fiction). Red Ink is set in China and is loosely based on the true life of a courageous young woman named Li Ying, who is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence for printing/distributing Christian literature. I heard about Li Ying from Voice of the Martyrs, one of my favorite ministries, and I was struck by the fact that she was suffering because of doing something that I do on a regular basis. She is now on my daily prayer list. The other books in the Extreme Devotion series include No Greater Love (set in 1989 in South Africa, during the violence and upheaval that preceded the downfall of Apartheid) and More than Conquerors (set in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, and also the Southern Mexican town of San Juan Chamula, where Mayan influence is so strong that “evangelicos” (Bible believing Christians) often “disappear” and are never heard from again. The final book in the series, People of the Book, is set in Saudi Arabia and deals with the issue of honor killings. This book will release in April. Immediately following, in the Fall of 2011, the next series in New Hope ’s “Fiction with a Mission ” line will begin releasing. The series is called the “Freedom Series,” and book one is called Deliver Me from Evil. This three-book set deals with the horrific crime of human trafficking.



When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?

With Red Ink, as with all my books, I want the reader to be challenged in his/her own faith—to realize how very blessed we are in free countries to worship our Lord and Savior without suffering or torture or even martyrdom, and to realize that not everyone enjoys that same freedom. Those of us who do must recommit ourselves to praying for and supporting our suffering brothers and sisters in any way we can. We must also be at the forefront of rescuing those who are caught up in tragic circumstances, such as human trafficking, which is modern-day slavery. The Church must rise up and BE the Church, and stoking the flame to do that is my goal in everything I write or do.



Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?

Each time I’ve been set to go to Israel , something has happened that changed my plans. So yes, that’s my dream—to visit that wonderful country.



If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?

Li Ying would be one. I so admire this courageous young woman who suffers for her faith! There are so many others to choose from, but I suppose Queen Esther would be at the top of my list—another courageous woman who was willing to put her life on the line in service to God.



What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?

I would love to have been in Israel in 1948 (the year I was born, by the way!) when Israel was “reborn” as a nation. What a miracle!



Do you have a favorite hobby?

Reading is at the top of that list, but also riding on the back of my husband’s Harley—hence, my “road name” of Easy Writer!


Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?

In addition to the fact I just mentioned (riding motorcycles), I have been deeply involved in prison ministry over the years, and even spent an entire day ministering on Death Row at San Quentin. I also interviewed Charles “ Tex ” Watson of the Manson Family and helped David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz write his prison memoirs. Both men are now committed Christians, ministering behind bars.



Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?

Identify and pursue the individual dream God has placed in you. Forget jumping on someone else’s bandwagon! If you try to do that, you will probably discover that the bandwagon is so overloaded that the wheels are coming off by the time you climb onboard.



Any last thoughts for your readers?

I too am an avid reader—have been so all my life. I would love to hear from you! I always answer my emails. If you enjoy reading anything other than books, you can sign up to receive my weekly devotional by going to my website . Let’s connect!



And how can they connect with you?

You can contact me via my website (www.kathimacias.com) or email me directly at ezyrtr@ca.rr.com.

Thank you so much Kathi for joining us on my first day if this event! It was a pleasure to have you.


READERS-Kathi has offered a copy of her newest book, Red Ink. This is the 3rd book in the Extreme Devotion Series. Please follow directions below. Also, if you don't win the book, you can purchase it from Amazon here.


MANDATORY ENTRY-Go to Kathi's website and tell me the name of the second book in the Extreme Devotion Series. This must be done or the extra entries do not count.


EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1.Tell me another book Kathi has written.

2.Follow Kathi on Twitter.

3.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done 3 times a day.

4.Blog about this giveaway or post on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.

5.Follow my blog, subscribe via RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each.

6.Sign up for this Amazon gift card through my link here. Get 2 entries.

7.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways.


FOR THE DURATION OF MY EVENT, GRAB THE EVENT BUTTON FROM MY RIGHT HAND SIDEBAR AND PUT IT ON YOUR BLOG. GET 3 ENTRIES FOR THIS.


This giveaway will end 1/14. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

115 comments:

Kathi Macias said...

Thank you so much for posting this interview and kicking off the New Year with a giveaway of Red Ink. Blessings to you and your readers/followers!

Jeanette said...

I enjoyed reading the interview with Kathi and would love to be entered in the giveaway for Red Ink. The second book in the Extreme Devotion series is More than Conquerors. Thank you!

Jeanette said...

Kathi has also co-written Valeria's Cross.

misskallie2000 said...

I have the second book, MORE THAN CONQUERORS and the first book in series. Would love to win the third, Red Ink.

Thanks for this opportunity to enter.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

Kathi is also the author of The Ransom which I have. I do love Kathi's books.

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misskallie2000 said...

Sent request to Kathi to follow on twitter(@misskallie2000)

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misskallie2000 said...

Posted on FB #1
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misskallie2000 said...

Tweeted giveaway(@misskallie2000)
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misskallie2000 said...

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Subscriber via google reader

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PoCoKat said...

The second book is More Than Conquerors

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PoCoKat said...

Another book is No Greater Love

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PoCoKat said...

I follow on GFC.

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misskallie2000 said...

Tried to enter for the Amazon gift card but after I entered my email the next page froze and would not move. Don't know if was me or the page. lol

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Pain SUX said...

Great interview!!

The second book is "MORE THAN CONQUERORS"

~Steph
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Pain SUX said...

She and Susan Wales co-authored "Valerias Cross"

~Steph
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Colleen said...

This series sounds so good. Will be adding them to my books to read list.

Colleen said...

second book is More Than Counquerors.

Colleen said...

bonus entry 1

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Elise said...

More Than Conquerors is her second book in the series.
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Elise said...

Extra entry, she has also written People of the Book.
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Elise said...

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misskallie2000 said...

Since I follow cuckooforcoupondeals I went to the site and think I am now entered.

#2 entry

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misskallie2000 said...

Bonus entry #1

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by Pegg Thomas said...

More Than Conquerors.
Thank you for posting this interview. I haven't read any of Kathi's books, but now she's on my list of new authors to check out!

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thaeter7 said...

The 2nd book is "more than conquerors"
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Pain SUX said...

I tweeted this giveaway
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misskallie2000 said...

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misskallie2000 said...

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Edna said...

I love Kathi's books



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Jan Marie said...

Great interview of an outstanding author! I actually already own a copy of Red Ink but I am trying to get another copy to share with others at school. Some books you can read and pass on to the next person but Kathi's books are all keepers that I don't want to let go of!

Thanks for the event!

janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

Jan Marie said...

Great interview of an outstanding author! I actually already own a copy of Red Ink but I am trying to get another copy to share with others at school. Some books you can read and pass on to the next person but Kathi's books are all keepers that I don't want to let go of!

Thanks for the event!

janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

Jan Marie said...

The second book in the Extreme Devotion series is More Than Conquerors.

janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

Jan Marie said...

Kathi also wrote No Greater Love and Valeria's Cross.

janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

Jan Marie said...

Bonus entry #1

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Jan Marie said...

Bonus entry #2

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Jan Marie said...

Bonus entry #3

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Jan Marie said...

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Jan Marie said...

Bonus entry #5

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Jan Marie said...

I am a follower via GFC.

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misskallie2000 said...

Tweet #1
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Tweet #2
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Maureen said...

I have read this book and it was wonderful...5 Stars!

misskallie2000 said...

Tweet #3
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Renee G said...

More than Conquerers is the 2nd Book.
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Renee G said...

She also wrote No Greater love.
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Renee G said...

I follow as Renee G on GFC.
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Renee G said...

Entered the Murder in Plain Sight giveaway.
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misskallie2000 said...

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jacque said...

More than Conqueror's! I love these books!
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jacque said...

The Ransom is another book!

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jacque said...

I follow here and twitter!

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misskallie2000 said...

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Pain SUX said...

Another tweet
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misskallie2000 said...

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Pain SUX said...

Daily tweet.
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misskallie2000 said...

Daily tweet #1
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jacque said...

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Tori said...

The book is called - MORE THAN CONQUERORS (Mexico)
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Melanie L said...

The book is More Than Conquerors.
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Melanie L said...

Another one of her books is My Son, John.
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Melanie L said...

I follow on GFC - Melanie L.
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Melanie L said...

I follow you on Twitter - @Melanie_2006.
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misskallie2000 said...

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jacque said...

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Nancye said...

The second book is More Than Conquerors

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Nancye said...

Another book by Kathi is "My Son John"

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Nancye said...

I sent a request to follow Kathi on Twitter
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Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!
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I follow you on Twitter
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