Friday, June 17, 2011

Welcome back, K Dawn Byrd and win a free download!

Please welcome K Dawn Byrd today and her new book Mistaken Identity!!! 
Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for a gift card for a free download of her latest release!

Eden Morgan makes a list of six goals to accomplish in order to have the best summer ever. Getting a boyfriend, which is perhaps the most important goal, becomes complicated when she and her best friend, Lexi, fall for the same guy. Since Lexi is popular, gorgeous, and always gets her guy, Eden thinks she doesn't have a chance.

Channing Johnson is everything Eden's ever dreamed of and she can't believe he just moved in next door. When he starts showing interest in her, she's overjoyed...until she sees him out on a date with Lexi. He says Lexi talked him into it to repay her for tutoring him. Lexi says they're in love.

Eden doesn't know who to believe and is forced to choose between her best friend and the guy of her dreams. Nothing is as it seems and no matter who she chooses, someone will get hurt.

 How did this story come to you?

Sometimes I get the strangest ideas! I wondered what would happen if a not-as-pretty good Christian girl and her gorgeous non-Christian best friend fell in love with the same guy. Who would get the guy?

MLT: Oh, I love that premise!! I'm sure there are many girls who can relate to that !

Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.

I had already published several book with Desert Breeze Publishing when they opened a young adult line. I'd been writing romantic suspense and thought it would fun to try my hand at a young adult novel. It was so much fun that I'm signing a contract for a young adult mystery series that will debut in January.

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

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

MLT: Well, I never would have guessed the Harley thing! An interesting hobby for a woman
What are you working on now and what's next for you?

I'm editing my October release with Desert Breeze. This Time for Keeps is an inspirational romance.

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.

Where can fans find you on the internet?

I'm also on Twitter (kdawnbyrd) and facebook (K Dawn Byrd.) I am the moderator of the Christian Fiction Gathering facebook group (!/group.php?gid=128209963444 ) If you join this group, you'll get reminders about the weekly book giveways.

Thank you K, for joining us!!!


  1. Friday, June 17th,
    "Morning, MaryLu .... and welcome, K Dawn Byrd" !
    "Mistaken Identity" sounds like an interesting read. Since I am much older than the 'typical, younger-aged MaryLu fans' .... what age-range would you recommend this novel to, K Dawn ? (Should I win a free download copy ... I could give it to my granddaughter.)
    I am quite sure that 'many young girls' today ... would be able to identify with this story.
    Thank-you MaryLu, for introducing us to "K Dawn Byrd".
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

  2. I like reading young adult mysteries. I'll keep an eye out for your series.

  3. Going to Amazon to check it out right now!

  4. Wonderful interview! I have actually been looking at this book, but haven't been sure if i want to read it. This interview sealed it's fate though! I'll definatly be buying this one! I would love to win it though :) I love reading YA lit.. but it's hard to find quality Christian YA lit these days! super excited :)

  5. Thanks for all your kind comments! I recommend the book for any age because it's a sweet little romance and romance is romance at any age. I really enjoy writing for the YA market. It's such fun!

    My editor said Mistaken Identity took her back to when she was a teenager and in love with the boy next door.

  6. I've been seeing your book popping up all over the web. Congratulations! Sounds like one my daughter would really enjoy (though I'd probably have to loan her my Kindle, yipes! I guess that's okay.:)

  7. Yes, I've had a lot of interviews, Naomi! It's wearing me out, but will slow down soon.

  8. Awesome interview. I like sour things too :o)
    This book sound great! Thanks for sharing, MaryLu and Dawn!

  9. would love to read this fabulous novle...thanks for the chance mary lu and k dawn ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com