Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Win a Book!

Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, February 17, 2013 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a gift card to purchase an eBook copy of the book below. If you're the winner, you will have your choice of the eBook in the format for either Kindle or Nook. 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 must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers.  

Something Beautiful 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, sports 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!"

Tell us a little more about yourself , with three things not many people know
about you.

a)     I have a masters degree in professional counseling from Liberty University.
b)    I'm an animal lover. I have two hairless Chinese Crested dogs, an African Gray parrot, three ferrets, and several aquariums in my home, and somehow recently my niece ended up with a tiny fancy mouse who has found a home at my house.
c)     I love sour foods. I'd rather have olives, pickles, or dilly beans than something sweet sometimes.

What kind of planning do you do before writing a novel?

I fill out character sketches in order to get to know my characters better. I ask myself what their goals are, what motivates them, and what's keeping them from reaching their goals. Sometimes, I start by writing a synopsis. This gives me information about the plot as it develops. I usually have a pretty strong plot before I actually begin the story.

What are you working on right now?

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.

What's next for you?

I have three releases in 2013, all young adult. Something Beautiful in January. The Hot Line Girl in June. Luck of the Draw in November.

What is your personal definition of success?

My personal definition of success has nothing to do with money. To me, a successful person is one who is happy and enjoys life.

How can readers get in contact with you?

Twitter: kdawnbyrd
Pinterist: kdawnbyrd
Facebook: kdawnbyrd

Purchase links for Something Beautiful:

AmazonBarnes and NobleCBD, and other eBook outlets.

Dawn’s latest release is Something Beautiful, which is how she would describe the romance between her hero and heroine. Dawn says readers who enjoy Christian romance should enjoy this book.

Here is some additional information about Something Beautiful:

Lauren Milton discovers SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL in the arms of Antony Marcos, a Hispanic bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, who saves her from a gang that accosts her on campus. She can't help herself even though no one approves of their relationship and Antony is rumored to have gang connections.

Lauren Milton has always followed the rules, but when she meets Antony Marcos, she discovers just how much fun it is to do her own thing. When Antony, the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, professes his love for her, her life is complete. He's her soul mate, but when she finds that he's harboring secrets, can she forgive him?

Antony is terrified that his secrets will destroy their relationship when Lauren finds out the truth. Does he tell the truth and face losing her or continue his activities, possibly placing her in danger? Can they make things work even though her family and friends are against him?

Lauren has PTSD from the car accident that killed her boyfriend and her mother. Can she face her greatest fears while risking everything for the guy she loves? Can they overcome the obstacles facing them to find their happily ever after?

Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, February 17, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a gift card to purchase an eBook copy of Something Beautiful by K. Dawn Byrd. If you're the winner, you will have your choice of the eBook formatted for either Kindle or Nook. 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.

Till next time ... keep on smiling.



    1. Karen, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Good luck in the drawing.

  2. So fun to read how K. Dawn Byrd goes about her writing. Would love to win a book, and I'm a regular follower.

    1. Patricia, thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate your being a follower!

  3. Jo, Just saying hello, because I don't do ebooks! I have a few that was sent in PDF but thats the only way I can get them. Hope you are feeling better and that your hand is well.