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An Unlikely Alliance Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway




Welcome to the Blog Tour for An Unlikely Alliance by Toni Shiloh, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: An Unlikely Alliance
Series: K-9 Companions 
Author: Toni Shiloh 
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired 
Release Date: June 28, 2022 
Genre: Christian contemporary romance

To save her animal shelter,

She’ll have to work with her biggest foe… 

With her emotional support dog at her side, Jalissa Tucker will do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of the local animal rescue—even ally herself with her nemesis, firefighter Jeremy Rider. As working together dredges up old hurts, putting the past aside could be the key to their future joy. But can Jalissa resist falling for the man she’s always considered the enemy?

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In Search of a Prince An Unlikely Proposal


Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novels, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, Risking Love a 2020 Selah Award finalist, The Truth About Fame a 2021 Holt Medallion finalist, and The Price of Dreams a 2021 Maggie Award finalist. Learn more at http://tonishiloh.com.

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Welcome back Toni! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and allowing my readers a chance to get to know you and your new book An Unlikely Alliance.

I usually start with 5 random facts about yourself, but being your second time here, we’ll mix it up a little!  Can you share 5 random facts about this new book?

1. Jalissa and Rider were never meant to get their own story, but reader fans of An Unlikely Proposal wanted to know more.

2. Jalissa’s dog went through multiple ages before I settled on one. J

3. We get to make scene suggestions for the cover and one of my suggestions was Jalissa and her dog staring at each other. I love the scenery they picked for the background, makes the Bluebonnet, TX of my imagination come alive.

4. I feel like I was the prickly Jalissa before I let God’s grace soften my rough edges.

5. I picked visuals on my Pinterst board for each character. 

What was the most challenging part of bringing this story to life? The most rewarding?

The most challenging part was describing Jalissa’s anxiety. I have never dealt with panic attacks or anything similar like she has. I worried I wouldn’t accurately portray it so I had to do lots of research. The most rewarding aspects is seeing the finished project and knowing it’s going to readers’ hands.

What drew you to writing Christian romance?

I love God and I see His story in everything. Marrying faith and my love of romance books was a no brainer for me. 

After so many novels, how do you continue to find inspiration for unique story ideas?

They’re everywhere! I also like the challenge of taking an idea that’s been done before (as all stories have) and making it uniquely me.

What does your personal writing process look like?

Sometimes I start with a book idea, other times a character. Regardless, I always develop my characters first before I ever start writing, because I know they’re the ones that tell the story. I don’t plot because I don’t want to know the ending.

Can you tell us a little bit more about An Unlikely Alliance?

It’s the story of two unlikely people coming together to raise funds for their town. Jalissa is concerned with the animal shelter as she’s the manager and has a love of all God’s creatures. Rider is concerned with SAFE, an anti-bullying program because he knows what it’s like to be harassed by other kids. As they work together, they discover the impression they have on the other isn’t an accurate one.

What do you hope readers will take away from the book?

That everyone has a backstory. You never know if that prickly person is hiding a deeper pain or the one who always jokes covers up their insecurities. Regardless, we all have past wounds and kindness goes along way.

Thank you again for taking the time to answer these questions. Before you go, are there any other projects you are currently working on that you can share? 

Sure! I’m finishing up my manuscript for my next Bethany House book. It’ll release in 2023. 


(1) winner will receive a print copy of An Unlikely Proposal & An Unlikely Alliance, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a Golden Retriever key chain!


Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight July 18, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 25, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Nice to meet you, Toni! I enjoyed reading the interview and An Unlikely Alliance sounds like a book that I want to read and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a marvelous week!

  2. great interview! Thanks for being on the tour :)

  3. I love Inspired books

  4. I enjoyed the interview. Thank you!

  5. Sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! -Dreaa Drake


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