Today on my blog I have Melissa Turner author of The Difference Between Night and Day. I love this cover it's so beautiful. On my stop there is a spotlight, guest post, and awesome giveaway.
Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the
has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences
and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She
resides in University
of South Carolina with her husband and 3 sons. Spartanburg, SC
Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from "dark times." That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.
The drumming of two additional heartbeats echoed in my ears. The smells of adrenaline and body odor combined with that of chemicals being cooked. Upon closer examination, I could see the padlock on the shack was not engaged; the latch was open. Immediately, I grabbed Lilly’s arm and swung her behind me. She did not resist.
One of the brown wooden doors flew open, revealing two men pointing black 40-millimeter guns at us. The gaunt and filthy men were both in dirty jeans, too old and worn to be worth washing. One had on a black t-shirt with the name of a heavy metal band on it, while the other wore a filthy hole-infested blue shirt. Same sandy blond hair and hazel eyes. Related.
“Look-a-here, a couple of trespassers,” the man in the black shirt announced. “What was it the boss said to do with trespassers?”
An evil smile grew on the face of the other man. “Shoot ’em dead. But he never said we couldn’t have a little fun first.”
“I like how you think, little brother,” he replied, never taking his eyes off of us. A disgusting glint appeared in his eye as he gave Lilly a head-to-toe look. He nodded into the direction of the trees just to the left. “The two of you are going to walk with us into those woods there. It will make it a little easier for us to shoot you and drag you to the lake without being seen.”
I secured Lilly’s position behind me and drove ice into my tone as I answered, “I don’t believe we’ll be making things easy for you this evening.”
“Tough guy huh?” the older one responded almost cheerfully. “That’ll only make it more fun when you start to beg.”
“Oh, I won’t be the one begging.”
“No, that’ll be your girlfriend’s job,” answered the one in blue with a chuckle.
In less than a second, I shoved Lilly several feet away and lunged at the man in the blue shirt. A shot rang out at close range, followed by Lilly’s scream.
What would you like your readers to take away from your book?
What I want most for people to take away from the book is that God loves them. That He has a plan and even when times are dark, He is always there working.
For a long time, I thought if I was a good Christian, the bad things in life could not happen to me. I thought only bad things happened to bad people and if I was a Good Girl, life would be good to me. I somehow missed the parts in the Bible about in this world, there will be troubles and the other parts about how the world would hate me just as it hated Jesus. Jesus is the son of God and He was crucified, what made me think the world and life would be kind to me? It was the beginning of a mature relationship with Christ.
As a Christian, I believe the world is fallen—that sin altered every aspect of life and it will only get harder, more tragic and more difficult as we go on, but there will be a happily-ever-after ending for those who have trusted in Christ. Not that Christians are superior because we are not. We sin and mess up as much as any other group of people. The whole doctrine of Christianity is like a cheat in a video game. We realize the task is too much for us and Christ, the son of God opens the door on the cross and offers a way to heaven by His strength and He offers it to all the world. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son, that whoever puts their faith in Him, will not die but have eternal life.” And when we accept Him, He in turn accepts us and He will never, no never, no never leave us. He is with us to the end of the age and we are never alone as the world gets dark and scary.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Melissa for being on my blog and Thank You to Jaidis for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway.