Friday, October 26, 2018

Author Interview + Giveaway: Pepper Basham

When you look at me

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.


when you look at me front Title: When You Look at Me
(Pleasant Gap Romance #2)

Author: Pepper Basham

Woven Words Publications

Release Date:
October 25, 2018

Inspirational Contemporary Romance

An unexpected mother-to-be

A romance-leery composer

And a forgotten melody from the past that holds the keys to their futures

When Julia Jenkins' great aunt dies and leaves her a Victorian mansion with decades of secrets, Julia never expects to unearth a World War 2 espionage mystery. Struggling with her own past since an assault left her pregnant, her future as a solo parent leaves her dreams uncertain. The inheritance from her great aunt gives Julia the ability to take a step back into her future, but also sends her into the discovery of a love story she’d never anticipated. As she goes through her aunt's treasured possessions, Julia uncovers some oddly written piano music with a musical code she can’t decipher on her own. Not to worry, introverted Englishman and composer, Henry Wright, is thrust on the scene by a pair of homespun matchmakers who know the ‘right’ man for Julia’s wounded heart.

Henry arrives in Pleasant Gap with the task of composing the soundtrack for his best mate’s newest film. The Jenkins’ family’s southern welcome and gregarious personalities set his reticent nature on edge, but he’s inexplicably drawn to his gentle and music-loving hostess, Julia. Uncertain how to build a friendship with the wounded woman, and rather hopeless in communicating well through words, the bond of music becomes a bridge between her uncertainty and his awkwardness.

But her broken past and his families’ expectations build a wall much greater than the cultures that separate them. As they work together to solve a musical mystery from the grave, will an unlikely romance from the past inspire their hearts to trust in a God who’s written the perfect melody for their lives?

PURCHASE: Goodreads | Amazon


I'm so beyond honored to have Pepper on the blog today answering some questions!

Have you always wanted to be an author?

P: Ever since I can remember, I have. My mom says I was always making up stories, even before I could write them down.

I love hearing stories like that! Warms my little heart!

If you could write in another genre, which would it be?

P: Fantasy, definitely.

How interesting is that! It seems like such a challenging yet rewarding genre to write.

What are your favorite scenes to write?

P: Hee hee. Well, I do have a fondness for kissing scenes. I also like to write deep spiritual scenes and ridiculous funny scenes too. Oh, and ones where there’s a large family around a table? Those are fun.

I LOVE reading kissing scenes. And deep spiritual scenes, and ridiculous funny scenes too. Oh and the large family dinner scenes. Those are fun to read too.

Where do you stand on Hallmark Christmas movies?

P: LOL. I don’t stand. I sit, with a hot tea and blanket, and indulge as much as possible. Some are cheesy, yes! But I just LOVE kissing-movies.

But really give me all the cheesy kissing-movies...and all the blankets!

Tea or coffee? Iced or hot?

P: Tea. Black. Any form. (LOVE TEA)
I keep trying to like tea that isn't sweet...and iced. It hasn't quite happened yet, but I still keep trying!

Which one of your characters is MOST like you? Least like you?

P: Oh dear! I’m not really sure. I think there’s some of Eisley in me and Ashleigh. And maybe a little Rainey and (from an upcoming book) Grace.

Well I can't wait to get to know this character in your upcoming book.

Thank you so much Pepper for being here today!

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a super sweet prize pack!


pepper basham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. Pepper is also a mom of five, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of Jesus and chocolate. She resides in Asheville, North Carolina with her family.

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wylam blog giveaway


(1) winner will receive:
  • print copy of Just The Way You Are (Pleasant Gap Romance #1)
  • print copy of When You Look at Me (Pleasant Gap Romance #2)
  • a plaque which says: Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life.... love comes along and brings you a fairy tale
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 22, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 29, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. US addresses only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. THanks so much for featuring me and my book on your blog today!!!!

  2. Thanks for the fun interview and hosting the tour/giveaway. Can’t wait to read this one!

  3. I'm glad Pepper enjoys writing the kissing scenes. She sure does them well! Her books are delightful.

    1. hee hee, Pam! What can I say?!? :-) blowing a kiss your way ;-)