Wednesday, November 13, 2013

AMAZING LOVE - K Dawn Byrd - One Free Ebook

Welcome back, Dawn. Why did you become an author?
I've always loved to read and thought it would be fun to attempt writing a book. I was hooked from the first word, and I've been unable to stop!

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I'd be an attorney. My husband says I'd make a good one since I like to argue ((smile))

If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
WWII- I love how our country came together for a common cause. It's not happened since and probably never will again.

What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
It's not mainland U.S., but Hawaii.

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
England. I have family there.

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
The Lord has taught me that it's best to choose your battles carefully.

That is so true in all areas of our lives. Tell us about the featured book.
Gabe Knight, a pastor in a small coastal town, finds his life is turned upside down when Dee Dillow arrives and hires him to remodel an estate she's inherited from her aunt. Dee dashes his plans for wedded bless when on a drunken binge, she divulges that she’s the highest paid call girl in Nevada and part owner of the ritziest brothel in the state.

Gabe falls in love with her, but can't believe he's hearing the voice of God when a still, small voice tells him to marry her. After much questioning, they marry and he is deliriously happy. Until, Dee betrays him.

Gabe soon discovers just how hard it is to have the unconditional love God calls him to have for his wife, the kind of love God has for his children. When faced with losing her, Gabe realizes what true love is, how much it hurts, and just how much God loves and is willing to sacrifice for his children.

Amazing Love is a contemporary version of the Hosea and Gomer story from the Bible.

Please give us the first page of the book.
The first page is actually my prologue.

Dee signed the letter with a flourish and then read it aloud.


For the longest time, I blamed myself. There must be something terribly wrong with me, something so bad that even a mother couldn't love me. After years of therapy, I've learned that it's not me, it's you, Maggie. You're not capable of loving anyone. That's a terrible thing to say about a mother, but it's true.

Even here at Carpe Diem, I've continued therapy via technology. Today was a hard day because it's my birthday. As was expected, I never heard from you. Like my therapist said, it's not my fault you didn't call. It's a choice you made, Maggie, like so many other bad choices.

I used to dwell often on the things you allowed to happen to me. You had to have known that John was visiting my room almost nightly. You chose to ignore it even though he was your husband. And then, he sold me to his wealthy friends and you stood back and allowed it to happen. Whoever had the most money. That wasn’t the life I would have chosen if given a choice. Even now, I long for a life of normalcy. A husband, a couple of children, and a picket fence is just a dream.

There are times I hate you, but I realize you have demons of your own. Something has happened to you to cause you to be so selfish and full of anger. That's why I try to overlook your hostility and lack of love toward me. You need a good therapist.

My therapist recommends that I write letters to you when I’m angry. It helps. This is letter 642. I’ve kept them all. You’ll probably never read them, but they’re not really for you. They’re for me.

Your daughter, Dee

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Twitter: @kdawnbyrd

Thank you for sharing this book with us today. I can't wait to read it.

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Amazing Love - Kindle

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Jackie McNutt said...

This review caught me off guard I found myself really thinking about the concept of the story line. It is so different from the typical expectation of a Christian love story. I want to read this novel as id like to see where the story takes the characters. Thank you

Jan Hall said...

I love to read biblical fiction. It seems to help me remember the story better. I live in Texas.

K. Dawn said...

Thanks for the comments! Right now, you can get a kindle copy of Amazing Love for only 99 cents.

Melanie Backus said...

I can't wait to find out more about the trials and tribulations Dee faces and how things turn out in the end. Thank you Lena!

Melanie Backus, TX

Lourdes said...

Oh wow this book really sounds great, would so like to win. Thank you!

Jackie Tessnair said...

This books sounds very interesting.I would love to win and read it.Jackie Tessnair from N.C.

Mary Preston said...

Reading the prologue I just wanted to give Maggie a hug.

Mary P


K. Dawn Byrd said...

Melanie: Your comments reminded me of something my step-daughter said. Keep in mind she reads only romance. She doesn't read suspense, of which there is plenty in Amazing Love. Anyway, she said it was hard to read in places because of what Dee goes through. Dee makes some terrible choices, which lead to consequences for her sin. The moral of the story is that God loves us no matter what and he's willing to take us back no matter what we do.

The story of Hosea & Gomer in the Bible is absolutely beautiful and one of my favorites. I tried my best to bring out Hosea's struggle in the book when God tells him to marry a prostitute. It was a lot of fun to write.

K. Dawn Byrd said...

Mary Preston:
If you read the book,you'll find that Maggie isn't a very nice person. She's forced her daughter into prostitution. Maggie is quite a character and it was fun to write her part.

Mama Cat said...

This sounds wonderful - not what I would expect from a contemporary love story, but seeing what God's true love is. Thank you for the chance to win! Jeanie in Phoenix

sm said...

An interesting book- handyman pastor and occasionally drunk girlfriend. Love to win your book. I have not read your books as yet. sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

K. Dawn said...

SW: She does a lot more than get drunk before the story ends :)

Tonja Saylor said...

I love to read biblical fiction. Sounds very interesting!
Tonja (VA)

K. Dawn Byrd said...

I appreciate all the great comments! Remember....Amazing Love is on sale for kindle at the low price of 99 cents!