Today I’m pleased to interview a debut romantic suspense author, Fay Lamb. Here’s a blurb of her fast-paced, exciting new novel, Because of Me:
Issie Putnam’s life took a detour the night she was raped at gunpoint in front of her fiancé, Michael Hayes. Instead of marrying Michael, a promising young investigative reporter, Michael, along with the man who attacked her, and the man who held the gun on Michael, are imprisoned for conspiracy to assassinate the local district attorney—a crime Michael was trying to expose but had no intention of committing. Issie’s name is ruined, she lost her perfectly-planned future, but she gained Cole, her son—born of that rape. On the eve of her attacker’s parole, Michael, already released from prison, follows through on his plan to return to the small town of Amazing Grace and protect Issie from the madman who promised to seek revenge. There, he meets Issie’s seven-year-old son for the first time. Can Michael learn to love the child Issie holds so close to her heart? Will Michael be able to protect the woman he loves from the man who will stop at nothing to destroy them all?
You may purchase the book at: www.trebleheartbooks.com/MVLamb (print and e-book), or at http://www.amazon.com/Because-of-Me-ebook/dp/B00722KIME/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327670357&sr=8-1 or go to www.faylamb.com for an autographed copy.
Fay Lamb works as an acquisition/copyeditor for Pelican Book Group (White Rose Publishing and Harbourlight Books), offers her services as a freelance editor, and is an author of Christian romance and romantic suspense. Her emotionally charged stories remind the reader that God is always in the details. Because of Me, her debut romantic suspense novel is soon to be released by Treble Heart Books/Mountainview Publishing. Fay has a passion for working with and encouraging fellow writers. As a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), she co-moderates the large Scribes’ Critique Group and manages the smaller Scribes’ critique groups. For her efforts, she was the recipient of the ACFW Members Service Award in 2010. In 2012, Fay was also elected to serve as secretary on ACFW’s Operating Board. Fay and her husband, Marc, reside in Titusville, Florida, where. multi-generations of their families have lived. The legacy continues with their two married sons and five grandchildren.
I asked Fay to answer three questions regarding Because of Me:
What you hope readers will take away from your book? Romans 8:28 permeates the book. The characters can’t get away from the fact that if not for the road they’d taken, they might have experienced the Lord’s blessing, but they wouldn’t have the blessings they now hold so dear. Because of Me is a book about Christ-like forgiveness and the fact that our wondrous Lord is in every detail of our lives.
What did you learn about yourself during the writing? Just as my character’s learned, I came to terms with the fact that when God says we are forgiven, that forgiveness is so complete that the Lord takes our worst mistakes and the troubles we face and turns them for good. While we are walking through the valley, we may not be receptive to what the Lord is doing in our lives, but on the mountaintop, we look back and realize the truth of Jeremiah 29:11. God knows the thoughts He has toward us, for good and not evil, and always with an expected end. What a wonderful God we serve.
What are you working on now? I have completed a second romantic suspense, Willow’s Path, and two contemporary romances, Charisse and Faith. Currently, I’m working on two other romantic suspense novels and the last story in the contemporary romance series while editing a contemporary fiction entitled, Storms in Serenity. Beyond that I am excitedly looking forward to delving into a novel that includes the intriguing world of professional surfing.
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Thanks for dropping by, and everyone have a blessed week.