Author Chat! The Trouble With Love: Faith & Fortune 1 Author Toni Shiloh
Thank you so much for having me!
Congratulations on the release of your newest novel, The Trouble With Love: Faith & Fortune 1. Could you share what this book is about? What are several of the characters faith qualities you see in yourself?
Thank you so much! I’m so excited about this book which is all about Holiday Brown and the trouble she has with love. You see her father is a famous R&B singer and he’s been married 10 times, so to her, love is as mythical as a unicorn. And God, well He ranks up there with a unicorn. But over time, she begins to wonder if her ideas on love and faith are wrong. I think her desire to seek answers is a little bit like me. 😊
Thank you, Toni, for serving in the United States Air Force, do any of the military settings you’ve experienced wind up in any of your books?
Sometimes! I put a little bit of military life in Finding Love, book two in my Maple Run series. And I may mention the military here or there in some of my other books. And maybe in the future, I’ll write a military series. 😊
What drew you to writing romance?
I’ve been a hopeless romantic probably since the first time I read Pride & Prejudice. I think I was about 11 or 12. Ever since then, I’ve read romance books, whether in ya, contemporary, etc. As long as a book has romance, I’ll read it so it was natural that I would write with that in mind. Marriage is the beautiful reflection of Christ’s relationship with the church and romance is a great way to show that.
Do you have any special things you do while writing, soundtracks you listen to or snacks you enjoy?
I’m all about the soundtracks! I make a playlist for every book I write so that I have songs playing in the background and fueling me forward. Occasionally I’ll snack but not too much because my hands are busy flying over the keys.
As a multi-published author of many wonderful novels, what one thing would you advise newer writers to do when they start out?
Find your community of writers. Learn from them, read their books, pick their minds if they don’t mind, and soak in all the information. I’ve been blessed by the writers I’ve come to know along my writing journey.
As readers of your books, we’d all be interested to find out who are some of the authors you’re reading now?
I’m always reading so by the time this blog is out in the world, I’ll probably be onto something new. 😊 But as of typing this, I’m reading TI Lowe, Susan May Warren, Catherine Finger, and Karen Witemeyer.
What are some of the things you like to do in your downtime?
Read. 😊 Not that that would surprise anyone. I also spend time with my boys either watching movies or playing video games on our Xbox One. I’m also a huge fan of watching HGTV.
I happen to know you adore ice cream, which is your favorite flavor? Do any of your characters share your love as well?
I don’t have favorite flavors when it comes to food. I can’t stick to one because they all deserve to be eaten. 😊 I did recently make some homemade strawberry ice cream after the awesome Jaycee Weaver gifted me with a machine. I’m also fond of these organic orange cream pops. My characters definitely share my love of food and sweets and I enjoy giving them favorites. 😊
What future books are you working on?
I’m working on Christmas novellas that will be released later this year. I’m enjoying the stories and hope the readers will fall in love with Christmas. 😊
Thank you for stopping Toni, I’ve had fun chatting with you. I wish you many more books in the future and an always full bowl of ice cream next to you.
Thank you for having me! This was fun. 😊
Author bio –
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Virginia Chapter.
You can learn more on her website at http://tonishiloh.com.
The Trouble With Love Back cover Blurb –
I, Holiday Brown, have it all. A platinum record. Multi-million dollar home in Manhattan that I share with my two best friends. Life is looking fantastic until my roommate’s brother decides to bunk in our guestroom while his house gets renovated.
W. Emmett Bell has always been the bane of my existence. He’s annoying, stubborn, a know it all, and just might be the most gorgeous man I’ve ever laid eyes on. But I refuse to fall for him. Then his sister’s threatened by a stalker and dynamics change. His unwavering faith isn’t quite as self-righteous as I’d always thought, and maybe he has a good side I’ve overlooked all these years.
Or maybe it’s all too much trouble.
The Trouble With Love is the first book in the Christian Chick Lit series: Faith & Fortune.
“In her iconic soulful fashion, ToniShiloh has penned another heartfelt page-turner...this time with a dash of suspense thrown in!"- Sarah Monzon, award-winning author of Finders Keepers
“Swoony, sweet and a little sassy, The Trouble with Love is Toni Shiloh's best novel yet! A beautiful story of friendship, romance, and brokenness meeting grace.” – Carrie Schmidt, Reading is my Superpower
“In The Trouble With Love, Toni Shiloh offers a fresh take on modern romance that will twirl you about the New York City high life, yet still manages to keep the characters completely relatable with their fears, longings, and faith struggles. The romance between Holiday and Emmett is flirty, fun, and completely squeal-inducing. Enjoy this escape from everyday life and dive into Shiloh’s world of faith and fortune!” – Janine Rosche, author of This Wandering Heart
Buy links –
Social media links –
My BookCave: https://mybookcave.com/profile/toni-shiloh/
Blogs I’m part of: www.inspyromance.com ; http://diversitybetweenthepages.wordpress.com
More good news: Friends, Toni has graciously provided an e-book copy of The Trouble with Love Faith & Fortune 1 for a giveaway to one fortunate winner!
Congratulations to winner Joy Avery Melville!!
How to enter the #Giveaway:
Comment on this interview to enter for a chance to win the e-book copy of The Trouble With Love: Faith & Fortune 1. The drawing closes on Tuesday, June 30th at 4 pm CST.
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