Tuesday, September 18, 2012


“This is the day the Lord Has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” PS. 118:24. NIV

I waited to add my first entry today, September 18, 2012—this is the day my first book in the Sarah series is released. Sarah: A Mission of Love is now available in eBook and print.  My choice of Scripture fits.

Deciding to try my hand at romance was difficult because I’m a minister’s wife. How could I write love scenes that wouldn’t cause my parishioners—and me—to blush when we saw each other in church? A difficult question, and one I study each time a love scene is due in a book. God created romance and intimacy between a man and woman, but detailing it in such a way to bring honor to Him is a challenge. It is also fun.

My title character, Sarah, is dyslexic, clumsy, and inexperienced. On her first assignment, she blunders often—like the time she appears as a biker in black leather, silver chains, and tattoos. People in the Burger Barn think she is one of Hell’s Angels, and Sarah hyperventilates over what the Superiors in The Heavenlies might say. What if she’s called up to Cloud Number Five for a reprimand?

Having never used human disguises before, choosing one is problematic for the novice angel. She is only to materialize in dire circumstances, yet when she does, her selections often bring trouble. She loves the colors and textures of women’s clothing—and she especially loves shoes—red, high-heeled ones—and that’s trouble waiting to happen!

Sarah takes on a few of the characteristics of earthlings as she helps them. She discovers tears—a new experience, as they don’t occur in The Heavenlies. Her assignment to connect a woman and man is also difficult, since angels don’t experience sexual passion or romantic love.

I learned a lot about angels as I wrote this book. We don’t worship them, but they are involved in our daily lives.  Fantasy lurks in this book too.  There’s so much about the supernatural world we don’t know. My hope and prayer is that the Sarah series will bring hope and insight to readers.

Stay tuned. I hope to hear often from you!

 

 

 

16 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to be one of the first to visit your lovely new blog. I wish you much success and joy with it.

    I enjoyed reading about 'Sarah: A Mission of Love' - and hope this will be hugely successful for you. It sounds like a very endearing story.

    Oh and don't worry about the parishioners and the romantic scenes - I'm sure they will adore them.

    Very best of luck and warmest good wishes,
    Lynette

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    1. Thanks so much Lynette. I'll do my best not to worry about those love scenes!

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  2. I just got Sarah: A Mission of Love on my kindle and can't
    wait to read it! Sarah sounds adorable. Love the cover.
    PS Guess I'll post as anonymous since I
    don't know how to do the others. Blessings, Carlene

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    1. I'm so pleased you have Sarah! Enjoy and thanks!

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  3. Love the way you let the reader have a 'sneak peak' into Sarah's idiosyncrasies. Those tidbits are what pique a reader's interest :)

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  4. I so enjoyed Sarah: A Mission of Love! And your innovative way of sharing her quirks and foibles with us is genius - who could possibly read this post and not want to run right out and grab the book??? Way to go, Gay! Wonderful first post for your lovely new blog!

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    1. How delightful! I love all your books, and congratulations on the newest release, Treehouse. I know it's going to be a wonderful read.

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  5. Haven't read Sarah yet, it's on my TBR. I know it will be a great novel. I too am a pastor's wife and write romance. It's a part of life, it's good to show the world that a love relationship can grow even if a person walks with God in their life.

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    1. Thanks Mary. I have your book on my TBR list and look forward to Escapte to Big Fork Lake. Love the cover. I didn't know you were a minister's wife. We'll have to compare notes.

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  6. Beautiful website and your new book sounds very interesting. Congratulations on both.

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  7. I love that you wrote a book. I got it on my kindle and in print.. I love you and cant wait to read more books by you...

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  8. Gay... (hard not to write the Nell part), I am so excited for you. You website is beautiful and this blog is great. I do not have a Kindle, so I will have to wait for it in print... or can I already get it? Did I read above that you are already working on a new book? It is such a treat to be a classmate of someone so talented! I seriously cannot wait to read this book.
    Jacqualea

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    1. Thanks Jacqualea. I hope you enjoy the reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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