Author Rachel Hauck & Her Adventure into Ebooks & a Giveaway!

My guest today is Author Rachel Hauck. She is doing something a bit different. Leave a comment and you could win a copy of Softly and Tenderly plus a gift certificate.

Here’s Rachel:

“Long before the Kindle, the Nook, or the Sony reader. Long before the iPad was a spark in Steve Job’s eye, I sold an e-book. I’d written this rancher girl story for Heartsong but they had a book very similar coming out by Kathleen Y’barbo (don’t think I’ve let her forget it) so they turned me down.
Writer’s-Exchange was leading the way in those days in epublishing, a small venue from Australia, my second favorite country, so I sold them Belle and Burke’s story.
With the advent of e-readers, this story is finding a new audience and I thought I’d share it with you. As the used cars sales men say, “It’s priced to sell!”
Leave a comment on the blog and I’ll draw a name to win a copy of Softly and Tenderly, my book with Sara Evans and a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

Here’s what a reader said about This Time
This story made me feel hope, that all wrongs can be righted and that something you believe is gone forever can come back to you. Belle and Burke are great characters.I recommend this book.ย –One of my favorite Rachel Hauck books


Oklahoma Rancher Belle Jamison’s world topples when her best friend announces that Burke Benning, their former classmate and an NFL superstar running back, is coming to their fifteenth class reunion to act as Master of Ceremonies. Twelve years earlier the handsome athlete broke Belle’s heart by deserting her minutes before their wedding ceremony.

Burke’s retirement from professional football brings him home to Haskell for good. While his new career in life is uncertain, he knows he must deal with his hurtful actions toward Belle. A mountain of unspoken words looms between them and only the grace and peace of God can help them overcome.

Seeing Burke stirs the love and pain Belle still has hidden in her heart. As they rebuild their friendship and rekindle a lost love, Belle must choose to forget and trust him once more.

Will their desire for love overcome the devastation of the past? This time, will their love last?

Link to the book
To learn more about Rachel, visit her web site:
Rachel, you’re not the only one who is going to try this new ebook route to readers. I hope to have my original ms. La Belle Christiane available this fall in ebook form and print form. These are exciting, innovative times for authors.–Lyn


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34 Responses to Author Rachel Hauck & Her Adventure into Ebooks & a Giveaway!

  1. ausjenny says:

    Im late in posting but have to say I love the look of this book. I have read a few of Rachels books and have loved them. I first came across Rachel on her blog Christmas several years ago when she was doing a 12 days of Christmas.

  2. Love Rachel’s books. She’s a wonderful writer and I’m always sad to finish one of her books. It’s like leaving old friends. That’s why I don’t get her books at the library. I buy them so I can visit again and again.

  3. Rachel Hauck says:

    Hey all, thanks so much for stopping by! How fun! I was talking to Lyn about this book, realizing I wrote it 9 years ago and haven’t edited or “fixed it up” since.

    So, if you choose to read it, just know it was a sweet romance written years ago. LOL.

    I’ll draw a name this week and Lyn will announce the winner. Blessings to all!!


  4. Kathy Eberly says:

    Rachel, your book sounds interesting. I know that I have read your books and have always enjoyed them! Also looking forward to seeing you at the ACFW conference in September and enjoying your worship music!

  5. I love Rachel’s writing and would be thrilled to win a free book! Very cool about your e-book getting a boost with the advent of the readers.

  6. Juanita Wickey says:

    Would love to read Rachel’s book. Love reading, so much to read, need more time, lol. Would love to win the book for sure. Glad to find out Lyn’s is going into E-book. It is worth having out there. So many great story tellers, since i cannot afford a vacation, it is like a vacation taking a trip through these books, you feel like you are there and going through these experiences. Some good some exciting some fearful, lol, but all ending up happy. Many thanks to all the great authors out there. Juanita Wickey

  7. Laura Hilton says:

    I would love to win a copy of the book – the one Rachel Hauck book I don’t have. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Gail Kittleson says:

    Thanks, Lyn, for having Rachel today. I read about this on the loop and must say I’m a newbie to the e-booking. One never knows, even a “traditional-publishing minded” person might change…smile~!

    I’d love to read Rachel’s book, and wanted to let you know, too, that I’m the woman coming with Sherry from the Blue Belle in St. Ansgar to the ACFW conference. Looking forward to meeting you .

    Gail Kittleson

  9. Margie Mijares says:

    I am ALWAYS in the market for free books!!! Reading is my passion…I do so hope we can still read good books in Heaven….margie at mijares dot net

  10. Wow! YOu really were a pioneer in the e-book field, Rachel. I love the cover–reminds me of the old time serials at the movie theatres.

  11. Linnette says:

    How exciting! Am I too late for the drawing? Please count me in! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Mary Hake says:

    I’d love to win too. Do you ebooks of all your books now?

  13. Ohh…I’d love to win Softly and Tenderly! Please enter me. The e-book looks like a good read as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. If you haven’t read any Rachel Hauck, get started! I have been reading her books as I am able since her first Heartsong, and I’ve never been disappointed. She has deep, rich characters and journeys that make the books hard to put down. I just downloaded this book (This Time) on my Kindle and am looking forward to it.

    Thanks, Lyn, for hosting this interview. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. A Rachel Hauck book set in Oklahoma. What not to love? It sounds like a good book.

    I didn’t realize you were an ebook pioneer.

  16. Casey says:

    Rachel is one of those authors that I have LOVED getting to discover. She is one fantastic storyteller.

    Thanks for the entry!


  17. Rachel Hauck says:

    Hey all,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I have to remind you this was my first book…. ๐Ÿ™‚ But Writer’s-Exchange took a chance on me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ll enter all y’all in the contest drawing. Thanks so much for stopping by Lyn’s blog. Lyn, thanks for having me!!


  18. Kate Hinke says:

    Would love to win this! I’m not familiar with Rachel, but have just bought her ebook to take camping next week. My Kindle, the new 3″ sleeping pad, bug juice and a whole week to read, read, read in the redwoods!

  19. Shellie says:

    I’ve seen Rachel around the web and I’d love to read her ebook. Love the ebook venues and I hope you both find wonderful success using them. You’re right, Lyn this is a crazy time for authors. Thank you for this opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Paula Osborne says:

    Rachel it is always good to hear about authors with good stories and yours look like just the type of book I would like to read, will definately write your name down to watch for when I am at library next, If I were fortunate to win in the drawing I would pass it on to other so your stories would spread. thanks for sharing on Lyn’s site today..Paula(

  21. I read Love Starts with Elle and LOVED it! I know I would enjoy another from Rachel. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for hosting her today, Lyn!

    charactertherapist (at) hotmail (dot ) com

  22. Kristen says:

    It really is an interesting time to be a writer. What will be next?

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Have a fantastic day!

  23. Liz says:

    My great-nieces were kind enough to introduce me to 21st century technology but, as I don’t own any, a win of Softly and Tenderly would be passed along to them.

    Best wishes to Rachel w/ regard to This Time and to you w/ regard to your e-book adventure.

  24. Robin Caroll says:

    You know, I’m friends with Rach, but I never knew about this book! Huh…gonna have to check it out! And I’d love to win because Softly and Tenderly is one book by Rachel I don’t have!

  25. Terri Hudson says:

    Rachel does very good writer and wrote wonderful books I ever read and enjoy it.

  26. Lisa Nelson says:

    Please enter me in the drawing for this book! I will have to look for “This Time”

  27. Lyn Cote says:

    Glad to hear from all of you. I did an endorsement for one of Rachel’s books so I can vouch that her books are GREAT.

  28. Connie Saunders says:

    I am a librarian and I don’t recall having any of Rachel’s books but would love to enter for a chance to try a new author. One of our most requested books are the ones we classify as “Inspirational”; romances and mysteries that are wonderful reads but are not graphic in language or sexuality. We are, for the first time, also trying e-books in our library and I am excited to see how they are received. Many people still love to hold the book in their hands!
    Best luck, Rachel…I wish you continued success!

  29. Linda says:

    I checked out Rachel’s books, and I realize I haven’t read anything by her either. Would love to win Softly and Tenderly/$10 GC. Thank you.

  30. Judy K says:

    I haven’t read anything by Rachel Hauck..she is a new author to me. I would love to win a copy of her book, Softly and Tenderly, plus a gift certificate. I am looking forward to reading Rachel’s books. Thank you for doing this giveaway. It is a good way to introduce your books to new fans!