Shannon here: Contemporary Christian romance author, Dawn Cahill shares insight into her real life and her characters’ romance. Comment or answer the question at the bottom and read how to enter the drawing for a copy of Moonstone Secrets. Here’s Dawn:
- What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?
To love and serve God.
- What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?
A sense of humor. Laughter makes us less prone to disease and depression and other bad stuff, plus it’s way more fun to live with someone who can make us laugh!
- Where is the best place you can think of to find a mate?
A Christian singles’ organization.
- Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?
The dating app Tinder.
- What’s the one habit or lifestyle that would make you run the other way?
Someone who expected me to support him. Yuk!
Hero & Heroine Questions
- Do your hero and heroine have as favorite romantic restaurant?
A fictitious restaurant on Seattle’s waterfront, Heathman by the Bay, is the setting for Scott and Livy’s first date, and also the place where he got down on bended knee and asked her to marry him!
- Do your hero and heroine have a favorite song?
It would have to be Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars, featured prominently in Sapphire Secrets. This was the song that made Scott realize he had feelings for Livy.
- What is your heroine’s favorite romantic vacation destination?
Victoria BC, home of famous tourist destinations like Butchart Gardens and the Empress Hotel.
- Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?
The dashing Italian, Scott Lorenzo, is ridiculously romantic. He bring Livy flowers on almost every date.
- Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?
Scott said it to Livy first. He’d been in love with her for months before they started dating. But he didn’t get up the nerve to tell her until they’d been dating a month. He proposed to her two months later, which you can read all about in Moonstone Secrets.
About Dawn: Author Dawn V. Cahill writes “Stories of Victorious Faith for the 21st Century,” nearly always with a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or dark chocolate nearby. Seeing an unfilled niche in the Christian market for edgier fiction, Ms Cahill created Hot Topic Fiction (HTF) at an intensive four-day writers conference. HTF isn’t afraid to explore the question, how does God want us Christians to live out our faith in this not-so-brave new world? Without insulting the reader by offering pat or easy answers–because there aren’t any–HTF tells stories of ordinary Christians following hard after Christ in an upside-down world. She blogs about single parenting, substance abuse, and puppies…sometimes all in the same day. She’s going to finish that novel she started at age 11 called Mitch and the Martians…someday. She has written several newspaper articles, three Christian contemporary novels, and more limericks than she can count. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her on Facebook. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
About the book – Moonstone Secrets:
As the Christmas season sparkles around her, DeeDee McCreary eagerly anticipates visiting magical Victoria, BC, with her boyfriend, Nick, and meeting his family. But the trip proves disastrous. First, Nick finds his bank account cleaned out. Then he disappears. Frantic, she determines to uncover what happened. When she discovers something far worse than she anticipated, she questions everything she believes to be true about him.
With the man she loves in jail for an unspeakable crime, DeeDee knows the truth lies somewhere in Nick and his ex-wife’s past. But if she pursues their secrets, will she put herself in danger, too?
Question for Readers: What kind of game, puzzle, or word game do you enjoy?
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