Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Forgive or stick a fork in their eye?

I'm starting a new Intrigue. Beginning a book is such a thrill. The possibilities are endless. The plot is exciting, the characters seem engaging and I’m in love with them. (Now, 3 months down the road, after spending 8 hours a day with these people, it's a different story. I can’t wait to get them out of my hair. ) But right now, in this moment of starting the book, everything still seems perfect. I’m convinced that it’ll be my best book yet and win every award known to romance writers.

My hero, Shep, is undercover commando, tall, dark-haired and sexy as anything. The heroine is a woman from his past. Last time she'd been in his life, she had him fired from his job, burned his house down and stole his car. Yep, that one. He's so not going to be amused when she walks through the door. 

How much is too much to forgive? I'm going to find out while working on this story. How do you feel about forgiveness? Forgive and forget or forgive and walk away, don't give them a chance to hurt you again? Or.... don't forgive and knock them to the next county? Have you ever wanted to do that? I have to confess, I had. Just once. I didn't. I reminded myself that I was a Christian and a lady.

I'll be giving away three Kindle copies of Deathscape, so don't forget to comment!

Forgiveness is a tricky thing. The Three Cowboys, my Dec. release with the amazing Julie Miller and Paula Graves deals with this subject, too. Forgiveness between sons and fathers is always complicated. But these three cowboys have hearts the size of TX. (Mind you, they'll do anything to hide that fact.) I really LOVED writing Morgan's story.

If you read the book, please let me know what you think of him.

Wishing you a wonderful day!


  1. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraDecember 4, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Forgiveness is a tricky thing! I know at times I have wanted to not forgive but in the end I remember that if God hadn't sent his Son to forgive our sins then we would be separated from Him. I just got my copy of Three Cowboys and plan on starting it tonight. I will have to keep my eye out for your next book and see how Shep and his lady fall back in love.

  2. Some things you never entirely forgive, but you don't let them simmer either, just put them behind you & move on.

  3. Laura and Mary,

    Congratulations, you both won a free Kindle book, DEATHSCAPE. Please email me at danamarton at yahoo dot com, so I can send you the book.


  4. I always try to forgive. Carrying the pain around is too hard.

  5. THANK YOU!! I have emailed through.