Shannon here: G. Edward Snipes gives more insight into his fictional characters’ romance. Comment on any post dated May 23 – 27 for a chance to win a copy of I Called Him Dancer. Deadline: May 28, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Eddie:
1. What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time?
A simple but genuine embrace. After years of keeping her at arms distance, Raquel appreciates the simple acts of affection. The love that seemed elusive is now cherished through everyday encounters.
2. What simple gesture does your heroine do that melts your hero every time?
Her smile still weakens his knees. When she looks at him, her eyes speak to his heart and he can see the sparkle of her love. But when she smiles, he is swept away. And he wonders how he resisted before.
3. How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?
It was more than four years before he knew she was the one. Michael wasn’t looking for love. In fact, he ran from it. Until he learned how to be loved, he couldn’t accept Raquel’s.
4. How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?
Something in her heart affirmed their love from the beginning. Though it seemed impossible, she held to the thread of hope until her faith became sight. Though at times she struggled with doubt, Raquel always knew Michael was the one.
5. Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?
Early in their relationship, Raquel was the most romantic. In the end, Michael was quite the romantic himself.
6. What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
Put his life on the line. I can’t tell you more than that without spoiling the story. Well now. You’ll just have to read the book.
7. What is the most caring thing your heroine has ever done for your hero?
Reached out to him while he was homeless. She gave him dignity instead of pity.
8. Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?
9. If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?
Because of the events in their near future, they are not able to leave New York, so they spent their honeymoon in the Beekman Hotel. This is where they discovered the Top of the Tower restaurant. At last, Raquel was able to ride down 5th Avenue in a horse drawn carriage with her true love. The impossible had become possible. It didn’t seem as though there could be any greater miracle, but there was one more in store. Well, maybe two.
About Eddie: Eddie Snipes is president of the Christian Authors Guild (www.christianauthorsguild.org) and founder of Exchanged Life Discipleship (www.exchangedlife.com). He has served as a pastor and interim pastor. Eddie also contributes to several online resources including OnePlace.com. He’s also a member of ACFW and the Atlanta Writers Club.
Over the last two years, Eddie has won five writing contests and in April, his first novel, I Called Him Dancer was released. He has two other books in the process of being published. Watch for an upcoming release called Simple Faith.
About the book: For a moment, Michael danced on top of the world, but one bad choice turns his life upside down. The once promising Broadway star now washes windows for tips and lives among the homeless. When his former dance partner recognizes him behind the fray of whiskers, shame drives him away from her. Angry at God and the world, the Dancer refuses to allow anyone into his life. When everything is stripped away, three things remain: faith, hope, and love. The greatest of these is love.
I Called Him Dancer is a story about how one woman’s enduring faith and unconditional love drives her to reach out to a homeless man who has given up on life.
Come back May 30th for Love and Laughter in the Old West with author, Margaret Brownley.