Shannon here: Inspirational author, K Dawn Byrd shares insight into her fictional characters’ romance from her latest young adult release, Something Beautiful. Comment on any post dated Feb 4 – 8 to get your name in the drawing for a gift card for the e-book download. Deadline: Feb 16th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Dawn:
Interview with the heroine of Something Beautiful, Lauren:
Are you open to your own romance?
My ex-boyfriend died in a car accident and now I suffer from PTSD. I have a lot of healing to do before my heart can love again. I wasn’t looking for love when I met Antony, but one thing led to another and now I can’t live without him. We have a lot of obstacles standing in our way, but I’m trusting that true love will prevail.
What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?
Honesty. Once someone betrays me, I find it hard to trust them again. I need a guy who is totally honest.
What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?
I’m not interested in a guy that I have to worry about. He shouldn’t have a dangerous career and can’t be the type of guy who gets into fights. I want someone laid back and predictable.
Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?
I would think that worst place to find a mate would be in a bar. I don’t drink and don’t plan to start and I don’t want a guy who does.
What’s the one habit or lifestyle that would make you run the other way?
Let me answer that from my parent’s point of view. I’m not racist and have never been. My dad and step-mother expect me to marry money, since they have money. When I met and fell in love with Antony, who’s Hispanic and from the wrong side of the tracks, I knew they wouldn’t approve. Now, it seems to be me and Antony against the world.
Where do you dream of getting married?
I dream of getting married at the beach, my favorite place in the world, and where I went on one of my first dates with Antony.
About Dawn: 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!” Learn more: www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com, https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianfictiongathering/, https://www.facebook.com/k.d.byrd.7, https://twitter.com/kdawnbyrd
About the book – Something Beautiful: 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?
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