Friday, January 27, 2012

Zoe Mack & The Secret of the Love Letters

Today's Fiction Spotlight is with author K.Dawn Byrd, whose latest release, The Secret of the Love Letters introduces endearing characters that you'll want to see more of. The heroine, Zoe, is 19 and in love and she doesn't let the reader forget it for more than a page or two at a time. Fortunately, there's a whole lot more going on and it all happens at a smart pace. At only 97 pages, there's no time to waste, but enough character development to make us want to see more of the main characters in a next installment.


Leave a comment about the book or the author and one commenter will win a gift certificate for a free download of "Zoe Mack & The Secret of the Love Letters."

My ratings:
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Profanity: No profanity, gore, or sex (a little more going weak in the knees than was necessary, but then again some readers will probably love that).
Christian Element: Low, but there.
Fun Element: Yes.
Recommended? Yes, boyfriend-obsessed heroine notwithstanding!

Back-of-the-Book Blurb

When Zoe Mack moves in with her grandparents to start college, she's thrown into more mystery than she bargained for. Her cousin, Emma, is terrorized by a stalker who breaks into her house and leaves a photo-shopped image of Emma hanging from a tree. Nothing is as it seems and Emma soon learns that even the man she thinks she can trust is suspect.

Zoe can't wait to reunite with Nate, the bad boy who doesn't talk about his feelings much, but the passionate kiss he gave her last summer had to have meant something. When she arrives back in town and discovers that he's in trouble with the law, she must take matters into her own hands in order to clear his name. She has her hands full with a needy Emma, a cop who gives her the creeps, and Nate, the guy she desperately wants to call her own. Can Zoe solve the mystery, clear Nate's name, and make him fall in love with her?

Meet the Author

1) 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.

2) 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.

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

1) I own two hairless Chinese Crested dogs.
2) I love sour things....pickles, lemons, sour candy.
3) 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.)

4)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.

5)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.

K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational romance and romantic suspense with five books published so far. Recently, she tried her hand at young adult fiction and found that she really enjoyed writing it. Three books in the Zoe Mack Mystery Series are scheduled to release January, June, and December 2012. Shattered Identity, the sequel to Mistaken Identity, will release in April.


K. Dawn Byrd said...

Thanks so much for hosting me!

Linore Rose Burkard said...

My pleasure. Come again!

Debbie Lynne and Kathy said...

This sounds so good. I've heard a lot of buzz about this book, so it's really nice to see what it's all about. Best to you on your launch!


reluvbe said...

Always up to read a new author!

corimusa said...

If Linore Rose Burkard has suggested it, then I will read it. Always good to find a clean romance.

Carmen7351 said...

I'm interested!!!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Barbara Shelton said...

I love KDawn's books. I love K Dawn. Would love to read this book.


Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

rbooth43 said...

Zoe Mack & The Secret of the Love Letters sounds like an interesting mysterious read!

MarcieW said...

Sounds like a wonderful story, I would love to read it! Thanks!!

Nora St. Laurent said...

LOVE the Cover of this book. This looks fun. I'd like my name put in the hat!!


Nora St.Laurent

Linore Rose Burkard said...

And the winner of K.Dawn's ebook is:
BARBARA SHELTON. Congratulations, Barbara! Enjoy this fun book.

Thanks, everyone for participating, and remember each Friday I post a new author and giveaway. Join the email list to get notifications via your in-box!

Michelle Sutton said...

Hey there, I'm reading this one now. Fun story!

Linore Rose Burkard said...

It is a fun one, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!