Monday, January 9, 2012

Giveaway and Author Interview: The Secret of the Love Letter by K. Dawn Byrd

Welcome to Writing for Christ, K. Dawn Byrd! I'm thrilled to host you here today.
How did this story come to you?

      Sometimes I get the strangest ideas! I love a good mystery and I love romance, but you don't find the two together very often. Also, there are very few books available with college-age characters. I pitched the idea of combining all of the above to Desert Breeze and the rest is history.

      Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.

I had already published several books with Desert Breeze when they opened a young adult line. I'm excited that they liked the idea for this new series.

      Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.

I own two hairless Chinese Crested dogs.

I love sour things....pickles, lemons, sour candy.

I used to ride a Harley, but gave it up in order to have more time to write. (My husband always wanted to stay out way too long and take the scenic route home. He still has his bike, but I don't miss mine at all.)

      What are you working on now and what's next for you?

I just finished the edits on my April release, Shattered Identity, which is the sequel to Mistaken Identity. I'm now working on the second book in the Zoe Mack series.

      Parting comments?

Thank you for hosting me! For those of you who love Christian fiction, please check my blog for weekly book giveaways. I interview 3-5 authors a week who give away their books. www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com


Readers here is your chance to enter to win Dawn's novel!
Please leave an email address. If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win!

For extra entries:

~Be a follower
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Contest is only open in the U.S. and void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on January 20th.

38 comments:

  1. Love K.Dawn's books. This sounds interesting. Please enter me.

    I would LOVE to have had a bike. Love the power!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  2. This book sounds interesting. Please enter me in to win this book!

    smileytwins at gmail dot com.

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  3. Sounds like a great book! angadair@nwcable.net

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  4. Id love to win. I really like the cover. luvbooks25@aol.com

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  5. This book sounds like a good read. I would love to win a copy of it.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. Sounds great..would love to read it!
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  7. I'm a follower.
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  8. email subscriber
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  9. Giving up her Harley to write? Now that's personal sacrifice!

    beth@bethvogt.com

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  10. Thanks for all the great comments, guys!

    Beth: I don't miss the Harley at all. Writing is soooo much more fun!

    Candy:
    I wasn't that crazy about the cover at first because I didn't think it looked mysterious enough. The publisher won that battle and eventually it grew on me.

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  11. would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    ~i'm a follwer & email subscriber, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  12. Mystery and romance; that is a combination I enjoy as well. I think this is another book my college-age daughter and I would both like.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  13. I'm a follower.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  14. I'm also an e-mail subscriber. Thanks for the extra entries.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  15. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  17. I had a lot of fun writing this book and learned a lot along the way. For example, mysteries are the hardest books I've ever written. There's a lot more to think about (suspects, clues, Red Herrings, etc)

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  18. love to be entered thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. email subscriber

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  20. gfc

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  21. I'd love to win. This book sounds so interesting!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. I'm a follower

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I'm a subscriber

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. Im a follower. luvbooks25@aol.com

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  25. Im also a subscriber! luvbooks25@aol.com

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  26. Thanks for all the comments! I'm really excited about the Zoe Mack series. The first book will be out on Sunday and I'm counting the days.

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  27. I love to read and I love to WIN books!! This book sounds so good I sure would love to
    add it to my list of GOOD BOOKS!
    THANKS for making this book available.
    Blessings,
    Judi
    Mrst72443@ yahoo.com

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  28. I'm a follower!

    qwho10@gmail.com

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  29. Have never read a book by this author, would love to!! tammyredd@gmail.com

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  30. Well, I think I should let you know that I've never even heard of you, let alone your books. I live in Canada, and so finding good books - in English - is hard to do. Not to mention that CHRISTIAN books are virtually non-existent here.

    Have yoiu ever heard of the Mandie books? I loved those as a youngster!! A good CHRISTIAN mystery has always held my fancy. These books sound so good - so interesting!! I'll have to start collecting them, too.

    GOD BLESS!!

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  31. I enjoy reading mysteries and I really appreciate Christian authors. It would be fun to win THE SECRET OF THE LOVE LETTER. Thank you for having such a contest.
    Kaye Whitney
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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  32. Sounds interesting! I love mysteries and love to read Christian fiction. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  33. A big thanks to everyone for your comments!

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  34. I love a good mystery and this one sounds like a good one. Would love to win. thanks so much for the giveaway.

    http://www.chmitlinfamily.blogspot.com

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  35. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  36. I am a GFC Follower

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  37. I am an e-mail subscriber

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