When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, December 16, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. The winner will have a choice of either a paperback or eBook format of the book. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You can read details about my book giveaways here.
Amazing Love by K. Dawn Byrd
K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational novels in several genres, including, historical, suspense, romance, and young adult. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, cars, and her pets. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and riding down country roads in the passenger seat of her husband's Corvette Stingray. When asked why she writes, her response is, "For the simple joy of placing words on the page!"
Amazing Love, the modern-day story of Hosea and Gomer from the Bible, speaks of God's unconditional love, mercy, and grace and how much loving someone that much can cost.
Gabe Knight, a pastor in a small coastal town, finds his life is turned upside down when Dee Dillow arrives and hires him to remodel an estate she's inherited from her aunt. Dee dashes his plans for wedded bless when on a drunken binge, she divulges that she's the highest paid call girl in Nevada and part-owner of the ritziest brothel in the state.
Gabe falls in love with her, but can't believe he's hearing the voice of God when a still, small voice tells him to marry her. After much questioning, they marry and he is deliriously happy. Until Dee betrays him.
Gabe soon discovers just how hard it is to have the unconditional love God calls him to have for his wife, the kind of love God has for his children. When faced with losing her, Gabe realizes what true love is, how much it hurts, and just how much God loves and is willing to sacrifice for his children.
JO: Let's visit K. Dawn Byrd with some questions. Dawn, tell us a little more about yourself, with three things not many people know about you.
DAWN: I have a master's degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. I'm an animal lover. I own two hairless Chinese Crested dogs, an African Gray parrot, three ferrets, and several aquariums in my home. I love sour foods. I'd rather have olives, pickles, or dilly beans than something sweet sometimes.
JO: What do you do for fun when not writing?
DAWN: When not writing, I love to read. Romantic suspense or young adult novels are favorites.
JO: Tell us about your latest release and what you think readers will enjoy about it.
DAWN: My latest release, Amazing Love, is the modern story of Hosea and Gomer. It was a tough story to write because my heroine suffers severe consequences for her sins, but it was necessary to portray how low we can go and how much God still loves us through it all. I hope readers will take away the fact that no matter what we do God loves us with an unconditional love and is ready to accept us back into His loving arms.
JO: Why do you write?
DAWN: I write because I can't stop. It's more than a hobby, it's a passion. It's the most fun I've ever had in my life!
JO: What are you working on right now?
DAWN: I'm working on a thriller about a serial killer. It's a difficult story because there are several twists and turns and I have to be careful how I write it for everything to fall into place correctly.
JO: What's next for you?
DAWN: I have three releases in 2012, all young adult. Something Beautiful in January. The Hot Line Girl in June. Luck of the Draw in November.
JO: How can readers get in contact with you?
JO: Where can we find your book?
DAWN: Purchase links are:
Paperback at publisher's website: http://www.donaldjamesparker.com/sOSProducts.aspx
It will be available soon at Amazon, B&N, CBD, and other places in print and eBook formats.
JO: Dawn, thank you for an interesting interview. I appreciate the time you spent with us and especially for giving a copy of Amazing Love to one of my readers.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, December 16, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Amazing Love by K. Dawn Byrd. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.
P.S. Oh, I'll be posting a devotional on my Monday blogs for a while. Please visit with me on Mondays.
Till next time … keep on smiling.