Shannon here: Inspirational romance author, K Dawn Byrd shares her real life romance and a chance to win a gift card for an e-book download of her Young Adult release, Mistaken Identity. Comment on any post dated August 22 – 24 for a chance to win. Deadline: August 31, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Dawn:
The story of my first date with my spouse isn’t very exciting, but it was to me at the time. I’d recently rededicated my life to the Lord and was active in church. I’d been asking God to send me a good, saved Christian man who would go to church with me. I was working in an insurance office then and my future husband came walking in to add insurance to a car. Our first date was to his church on a Wednesday night. After just a few dates, I told my mother that he was the man for me and that I would marry him. A year later, I did.
I have a little different idea of romance than most people. To me, true romance occurs in the day to day sacrifices made to make your spouse happy. For example, my husband hates to plant flowers, but he does every Spring just because it makes me happy. I’m a book collector and have a couple thousand books in the house. He remodeled one of our rooms, turning it into a library just for me and my collection. The man would give his right arm to make me happy and that’s romance! There are times we don’t see eye to eye, but if it’s something that means a lot to me, he’ll move heaven and earth to make it come true. We’ve had a good life together and I thank God for him.
About Dawn: K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational romance. She holds a masters degree in professional counseling from Liberty University that she believes gives her better insight into the minds, feelings and emotions of individuals, which helps her to better understand her characters and develop them more fully. Queen of Hearts, a WWII romantic suspense released April 1 and Killing Time, a contemporary romantic suspense released August 1, both with Desert Breeze Publishing. Mistaken Identity, K. Dawn’s first inspirational young adult romance will release on June 15, 2011. This Time for Keeps, an inspirational WWII romance will release on October 15, 2011. Both of these titles will be published in ebook form through Desert Breeze Publishing.
K. Dawn Byrd is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog at www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com, most of which are signed by the authors. To learn more about K. Dawn, you can vist her website at www.kdawnbyrd.com.When not reading or writing, K. Dawn Byrd enjoys spending time with her husband of 15 years, walking their dogs beside a gorgeous lake near her home, and plotting the next story waiting to be told. When asked why she writes, she says, “For the simple joy of putting words on the page!”
About the book: Eden Morgan makes a list of six goals to accomplish in order to have the best summer ever. Getting a boyfriend, which is perhaps the most important goal, becomes complicated when she and her best friend, Lexi, fall for the same guy. Since Lexi is popular, gorgeous, and always gets her guy, Eden thinks she doesn’t have a chance.
Channing Johnson is everything Eden’s ever dreamed of and she can’t believe he just moved in next door. When he starts showing interest in her, she’s overjoyed…until she sees him out on a date with Lexi. He says Lexi talked him into it to repay her for tutoring him. Lexi says they’re in love.
Eden doesn’t know who to believe and is forced to choose between her best friend and the guy of her dreams. Nothing is as it seems and no matter who she chooses, someone will get hurt.
Come back August 24 for an excerpt from K Dawn Byrd’s Mistaken Identity.