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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Victoria Bylin Addresses Love's Dangers and God's Grace

Dear Readers,

Today I have the honor and privilege to host author Victorian Bylin on Everything Writerly. If you're not familiar with her or her books, Victoria is a romance writer known for her realistic and relatable characters. Her books have finaled in multiple contests, including the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and RT Magazine's Reviewers Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky, where their family and their crazy Jack Russell terrier keep them on the go. Learn more at http://www.victoriabylin.com/

Thank you, Victoria, for stopping by Everything Writerly today. (Incidentally, today begins Victoria's blog tour!) Please  tell us more about your book and why you wrote it.

Dangerous Dating

"I have a real concern for what women experience in today’s dating culture. We hear a lot about personal freedom and choices, but the choices we make have long-term consequences. Some are obvious; others aren’t. Either way, people sometimes get hurt, or they hurt others.
"Someone Like You deals specifically with narcissism, the love of “self” to the exclusion of truly loving others. Narcissists feed on other people. They take whatever they want and need. This is rampant in today’s society. It’s also completely counter to everything I believe about both romance and what it means to love as a Christian.
 "The antagonist in Someone Like You (Julia’s ex and the father of her son) is a classic narcissist. He’s clever, manipulative, and the polar opposite of Zeke Monroe, a man who lives with integrity even while he struggles with his faith."

God’s Grace in the Midst of Mistakes

"I wrote Someone Like You to show how gracious God is to us even in the midst of trials. If one woman sees herself in Julia, or a Christian relates to Zeke and his struggle to honor God, I’ve done my job."

Back of the Book Blurb:

Julia Dare is trying to run her own business, raise her young son, Max, and help her widowed mother. Her biggest worry, though, is keeping Max's father from being a bad influence while still allowing the boy to spend time with his dad. When an account from her event-planning business sends her to Caliente Springs resort, she's shocked to encounter Zeke Monroe, her college sweetheart.

Zeke is determined to keep Caliente Springs running despite financial trouble. When Julia walks back into his life, he's surprised at the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client's wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. With Zeke and Julia both pushed to their limits, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

3 comments:

Carrie said...

i love this! thank you for sharing, Victoria! So important

Valri said...

I loved the book, Victoria! As you know, I love all your books but the theme was so important! Thanks!

Victoria Bylin said...

Thank you, ladies! Zeke and Julia are near and dear to my heart for all sorts of reasons. So glad you enjoyed the story. And Ladybug . . . she really does steal the show!