About the Book:
High school outcast Tara Cox hates her career criminal dad. Despite her reluctance she's as talented at deception and secrecy as him. When new friends, including the guy she has a crush on, shows her kindness, she dreams of a different life that doesn’t involve violence and solitude.
Sixteen year-old Inara Mason desires to break away from her controlling dad. She develops a supernatural bond with a real angel who shows her monstrous mermaids and offers the illusion of love.
Former juvenile delinquent Leo Price struggles with the stigma of being a killer and keeping his love for Inara secret. He takes comfort in his dedication to God and the support of his mentor, Inara’s father. As evil closes in, they will fight for their lives, love, and the future of their souls.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing. (How did you get started? How many books have you written? Where are you on your writing journey?)
Thank you for having me, Anna. As an avid reader, writing became a hobby. I’ve always leaned toward young adult maybe because I’ve had a heart for them throughout the years. I’ve worked with youth in my local church and volunteered as a CASA which is an advocate for abused/neglected kids who find themselves involved in the legal system. In 2013 I joined the ACFW, which had a huge impact on helping me hone and develop my writing skills—especially how to get the stories out of my head and across to a reader. In 2015 I was offered a contract for one of those stories, and in November of that same year my debut novel was published, a young adult, Urban Fantasy about angels, humans, and human-angel hybrids. At this time I continue to write, my goal to always improve and glorify God in the process.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Philippians 4:8: Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
I’ll probably always think of this as my favorite but different verses and parts of the Bible tend to rise to the surface throughout life.
In Kings of Renown BETRAYAL, I’ve peppered in various Bible verses. The most important for one of those characters, Tara, being Joshua 24:15. …Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.
What have you read lately that you would recommend?
There are so many wonderful books and writers out there. I always have more on my want to read list than I have time for. Two Christian/Inspirational Writers I’ve read recently and enjoyed are Jill Williamson’s Kinsman Chronicles, an epic fantasy and Monica Mynk’s Cavernous, a young adult dystopian.
What book are you featuring today?
My debut novel, Kings of Renown BETRAYAL. It’s a young adult, urban fantasy with romance, action and suspense.
If you could tell people who are going to read/have read your books one thing, what would it be?
I hope you enjoy and remember there is real hope through Jesus to overcome all the dark shadows in your life. Love and prayers.
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