Monday, July 24, 2023

Like Honey For The Bones By Brandy Heineman + GIVE AWAY

Like Honey for the Bones JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Like Honey for the Bones by Brandy Heineman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I received the ebook as part of this tour.

About the Book

Like Honey for the Bones

Title: Like Honey for the Bones
Brandy Heineman
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date:
July 24, 2023
Christian Split-time Romantic Mystery


Present Day. Solveig Borja fled Virginia to escape the guilt of one reckless night, and once she settles the family estate, she’s Norway-bound and never looking back. Meanwhile, Kyle Benton has come seeking asylum from past sins—which Solveig shatters even as their hopeless romance blooms. But when they discover a skeleton at Rice Caverns, its century-old mystery holds startling links to the here-and-now.  

1919. The Great War is won. Gussie Rice longs for her beau's return from France, until she learns he’s confined at a stateside hospital and her closest confidant is part of the secret. Her bid for love sparks a confrontation that ricochets through time... 

Bad blood and escalating threats swirl around Solveig, and Kyle’s new life proves no haven from the old with his brother's killer trolling the shadows. As the past rears up, the cavern’s hidden places beckon with power to light their hope or to swallow them in utter darkness.

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Author Interview

1. Do you think dual time stories are more difficult to write than a single time? Or does it give
you more to work with?

This question makes me smile. At the last writers conference I attended, each time I introduced
myself as a dual timeline author, my fellow writers’ eyes rounded and they would say, “Wow,
those are hard!”

Dual timelines are definitely tougher for me. The goal is not only to give readers two fully
realized plots, but also to tie them together in a way that enhances both for a single satisfying
reading experience. Whether or not I’ve done so is for readers to decide!

2. Are you part of the process for deciding what the cover will look like? This one gives great

Thank you! Yes, I’m grateful to have worked with a very talented cover designer for this book. I
didn’t have a specific vision for how the cover should look, so I gave her details about the plot,
characters, and setting, and I created a few collections of stock photos that appealed to me. She
came back with several potential concepts, and this one hit the right note. During final
manuscript edits, I came across a brief passage that could have been written to describe that
image, and I think readers will get a kick out of reaching the “cover moment” in the story.

3. Have you ever taken a tour through any caverns? Is that where you found inspiration?

Origin story time! One of my close friends gave me the initial story seed. She had moved to
Virginia and visited Grand Caverns in Grottoes. As the oldest continually operating show cavern
in the United States, it has some interesting stories, including Civil War era signatures on the
walls that can be matched to other historical records. When she told me about the walking tour
she’d been on, my imagination started spinning. What might someone lose in a cavern? And
what might someone find?

Fortunately, I did get to visit my friend in Virginia while drafting the book. Best research trip
ever! We toured that same cavern and visited other local sites to get a feel for what my characters
would see and experience.

4. Is it difficult to determine where you're going to set a book or do you already know that going
into a story?

For this book, at least, the setting came with the idea. Many of my stories have themes of home
and belonging, and although the setting has been different in each of them, it’s always an integral
element. Whatever places my characters call “home” has defined or influenced them in some
way, and in that sense, setting organically becomes part of the characterization and plot. It will be
interesting to see whether that changes if my future books are less focused on home-related

5. What does your research look like when you're doing a historical timeline like WW1?

One of my best research techniques is to read historical newspapers. This gives me a lot of
material for real events as well as insight into the context, sentiments, and even colloquialisms of
the people at the time. I also look for historical images, maps, and letters to immerse in the
details that let me create a sense of reality for distant places and times.

About the Author

Brandy Heineman

Brandy Heineman is a book hoarder, cat herder, and Christian author of dual timeline novels. Antique shops and digital newspaper archives top her list of happy places, and she fuels her day job in marketing and life as a novelist with endless cups of tea. Brandy has served as president of the North Georgia chapter of ACFW and lives in Metro Atlanta with her husband, Michael.

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Tour Giveaway

(3) winners will win a signed, print copy of Like Honey for the Bones and $25 VISA gift card!

Like Honey for the Bones JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight July 24, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 31, 2023. 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.

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Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

Michael Law said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. This looks promising.

Sarah Taylor said...

Thank you for the giveaway

Sarah Taylor said...

Thank You for the amazing giveaway

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and the book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading Like Honey for the Bones

Shelly Peterson said...

I look forward to reading this.

DreaDrake1 said...

Sounds like a wonderful book!!

Carrie @ JustRead Tours said...

great interview! Thanks for being on the tour :)

marisela zuniga said...

I enjoyed reading this interview with the author. Thanks for sharing

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