FOR LOVE AND MERCY by C. Ingrid Deringer Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 11/18/22}

Oct 24, 2022 | 2 comments

Suddenly angelic beings of light appeared. They said I was at a crossroad, and it was here where I had to make a choice . . .”

Book Details:

FOR LOVE AND MERCY: A Novel by C. Ingrid Deringer
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 195 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
Release date: August 2022
Tour dates: Oct 24 to Nov 11, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13. There is a death, near-death experience, some swearing, no explicit sex scenes.

Book Description:

In 2022, forty-two-year-old Dr. Stormy Hera, a music professor at the University of Victoria, is serving a manslaughter sentence at Sunnydale Forensic Hospital in British Columbia.

Although she can’t recall committing the crime, she feels strongly that she did the right thing. In the hopes of jogging her memory and healing her soul, Stormy is tasked with writing her autobiography as part of her rehabilitation.

​Spanning the 1940s to 2026, and set in the Saskatchewan prairies, Olympia, Greece, and Canada’s West Coast, For Love and Mercy follows the lives of free-spirited Evangeline, and Stormy herself—including a near-death experience that changes everything.

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Review By LAWonder10:

For Love and Mercy was a little difficult to get into at first. It was written in fragments of a person in a mental hospital confused as to why she was there. Her memory slowly came back to her. mainly through letters, she was given.

After this point, the story unfolded and a very good controversial story occurred. It covered the joys, devastations, dysfunctional family life, people stuck in their lives, and others following their dreams. This book also covers very sensitive topics. It covers the lives of a family up to the fourth generation.

This is an excellent book for Book Club discussions. It offers several topics for discussion, ones that need answers.

The Book Cover image Is simple but attractive and quite eye-catching. The Tile chosen is very fitting. The characters are very realistic and the scenes are portrayed well. It is written in the first person -which at times is confusing but is written somewhat like a diary. It keeps the reader wondering if it is an actual autobiography or fiction. It is not until the very last pages this indecision is made clear.

I feel the last half of the book is the most captivating and emotional.

Reader Beware: there are a few words of profanity, several “F”‘-bombs, and a few other less intense swear words. Sexual situations occur but no details are given.

I offer a Four Stars rating

This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Guest Post:


Writer’s block is a devasting phenomenon that some writers experience. We often get the image of what it is like from movies. You know the story – the writer has an overwhelming
feeling of being stuck and not being able to move forward or write anything new – usually, a muse appears and they become inspired somehow and get back into writing – usually with gusto – and ending with a best seller. But in real life, I have heard of writers becoming paralyzed by writer’s block and struggling to find their creative spark. I can only imagine how devastating it can be for a writer.

I started writing fiction seriously in 2016. I’ve written novels, children’s books, and flash fiction. When people ask me if I’ve ever experienced writer’s block, I always laugh because so far, in my world, I have the exact opposite problem. I have so many ideas for stories in my head waiting to be written that I doubt I’ll have a lifetime to write them all.

My issue with writing is that I can get stuck on how or where to start a piece. But I’ve learned quickly that the solution for me is to write a scene, any scene, and work out from it – like tentacles. For Love and Mercy, my latest novel that was just published is a case in point. I wasn’t sure how to start the story, or even what point of view I was going to use. But I had a clear vision of a particular scene – a love story between a small-town girl from the prairies and an Opera singer who meet on a train in Greece. So I started writing that scene.

As I began to write, my characters began to develop – almost on their own. It was like they
emerged into real people. Once that happened, I wanted to know their background – who they
were, where they came from, what quirks they had, and the struggles they faced in their past.

Somewhere in there, I started an outline on cue cards – different scenes. As I wrote, I moved
those cards around in different orders. From there, the scenes and other characters, and the plot began to take shape. Once I started to have dreams about my characters, my writing took on a whole new level. My characters become real to me.

I should say, that I write literary fiction so my stories are about character driven and I focus on the human condition, so my characters’ development is always key to the story. So once I had my characters down pact, the plot began to emerge.

I still wasn’t exactly sure what point of view the story should be told from and that too was a struggle. I wrote different versions from different points of view and through discussions with my editor, we decided on which one worked the best.

Although I can’t see myself ever having writer’s block – sitting at my screen staring at a blank page – I do struggle at times when I write, but for me, it is just the process of writing and it almost always works in my favor in the end so I don’t concern myself too much about it.

Meet the Author:

Charlotte Ingrid Deringer was born into a large family in Saskatchewan, Canada and has lived all across the country, on the east coast, west coast and everywhere in between.

Her family’s love of music, dance and practical jokes left a tremendous impression on her, but it was her voracious appetite for adventure that has driven her to experience life to the fullest. She was in her 50s when her creative passions ignited, fueling her desire to write fiction.

Ingrid holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in Women’s Studies and is also an Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Therapist, a Life Cycle Celebrant and a Meditation Teacher. She has worked in the health and wellness field, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and chronic illness for over 25 years.

Now semi-retired, Ingrid loves to hang out with her grandchildren and spend winters in warm climates with her feet in the sand where she can write to her heart’s content.

Connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ bookbub ~ goodreadsqua.

The Tour Schedule :

Oct 24 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 25 – Leels Loves Books – book review
Oct 26 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 27 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Oct 27 – She Just Loves Books – book review  giveaway
Oct 28 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 31 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 1 – The Page Ladies – book review
Nov 2 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 3 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 3 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Nov 4 – @shangread_la – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 5  
I’m Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 7 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 8 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 8 – Book Reviews by Taylor – book review
Nov 9 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 10 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 11 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway

Giveaway Details:


Win signed copy of FOR LOVE AND MERCY (one winner) (USA only) (ends Nov 18)

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  1. Ingrid Deringer

    Ingrid here, thanks so much for the book review!

    • lawonder10

      You are so welcome.
      Best of success to you!
      Lu Ann

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