Shannon Taylor Vannatter – Romantic Fictional Interview – Part 2 of 3

Today I’m introducing the hero and heroine from White Pearls, Ryler Grant and Shell Evans. Comment on any post dated Jan 17 – 21 for a chance to win a copy. Commentors who’ve never won any of my books are eligible to win a copy of White Doves and White Pearls. Deadline Midnight Central time, Jan 22.


       1.    What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine?

He fed her the strawberry off of his cheesecake. 

      2.     What’s the most romantic thing your heroine ever did for your hero?

She shared her secret with him. Can’t go into further detail.

      3.   Where is the most romantic place your hero and heroine have ever been?

While overseeing the restoration of the Darden-Gifford house into a bed and breakfast and he’s landscaping the grounds, they have a lot of moments on the balcony.

      4.    Do your hero and heroine have as favorite romantic restaurant?

The Rambler Café, where they share strawberry cheesecake.

      5.    What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time?

He overlooks her past, which includes an intimate relationship with him, and respects her.

      6.    What simple gesture does your heroine do that melts your hero every time?

She exists.

      7.    How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know she was the one?

Immediately, but it scared her to death.

      8.    How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know he was the one?

Immediately, but it scared him to death.

      9.    Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine? Ryler

    10.   What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?

After they become Christians, and they’re tempted to resume their past physical relationship, he read Bible verses to her.

     11.   Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine? Ryler.

Come back Jan 21 for an excerpt from White Pearls and a recipe for romance.

11 Responses to “Shannon Taylor Vannatter – Romantic Fictional Interview – Part 2 of 3”

  • I really need to come down & visit you so you can show me all those sights in person.

    I love that old house & it looks terrific on the White Pearls cover. Can’t wait to hold a copy!

  • You keep threatening. So come on already.

  • marianne says:

    Sounds intereting. Would love to win this for my mom.

  • OK, you’re just whetting my appetite for this story even more. Sigh. And how could anyone resist your plug on Twitter? 😉

  • Hi Marianne,

    It was fun to write. I love taking seemingly irredeemable characters and letting God redeem them.


    I was hoping that tweet would garner some interest. This book was the most fun to write so far.

  • Sylvia M. says:

    Shannon, I was wondering if “White Doves” is in the regular bookstores yet. I see that CBD only has “White Roses” so far.

  • Hi Sylvia,

    You should be able to find White Doves around April or May in stores, Amazon, and CBD.

  • Sylvia M. says:

    OK, thanks. I was telling my sister to keep a look out for it at the Christian bookstore near her work, but I’ll let her know it’s not there yet.

  • Penny Nichols says:

    Shannon, This book sounds great. I love when a author follows a whole series of books within the same community or area so the reader can get to know all the characters and their interdynamics just like a close knit family, or church family. My sister won your book just recently and really enjoyed reading this book. But she lives in Texas and I in Michigan so too far away to share until she come to visit this summer. Two of my sister and I are avid readers and we do share great book. I came acrossed a series a couple years ago I just loved. There were actually 15 book in all. I found 6 of them but couldnt come up with the rest. Between the three of us we were able to get them all and share. I hardest part was not telling the others what happened in the other books before we all read them. It was funny because we were talking about the characters like we personally knew them and my husband thought we were talking about people from our family that he had never met. LOL, The three of us also do geneology so his assumption could have been corret.

  • Sylvia M. says:

    Penny, I love long series with interconnecting characters. Robin Jones Gunn is wonderful at doing that. What is this series?

  • Penny,

    Thanks for the compliment. This book was really fun to write and I enjoyed tying up all the loose ends in the other two books. I’ll miss these characters. I love when an author gets me so hooked that I talk about the characters like they’re real and think about them long after I’ve finished the book. I’m so glad you sister pointed you here.

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