Today I welcome back Author, Dwan Abrams to share a little about her new release Married Strangers (Urban Christian)
Here's a synopsis:
What do you do when you think you've married the wrong person? If anybody has ever found themselves asking that question, it's Rayna. And coming up with the answer is no easy feat as far as she's concerned.
Shortly after getting married, Rayna discovered that marriage is not all it was cracked up to be. On the outside, she appears to be the happily married newlywed, but on the inside, she secretly wants out of this marriage that she knows she entered into for all the wrong reasons. And now she knows that she needs to get out of the marriage for all the right ones; because she's not physically compatible with her husband.
Her friend, Aja, has problems of her own. She's dealing with baby momma drama and sometimes regrets her decision to get married, too.
Shania is in love and recently engaged…until she uncovers a secret that could rip her world apart. Will she even make it to the altar?
These three main characters in Married Strangers take the question "Why Did I Get Married?" to a whole other level.
Tell us what inspired you to write this story? Originally, Married Strangers was a short story entitled, Favor, which appeared in The Midnight Clear anthology. My sister was actually the inspiration for the short story. She had recently eloped, and I was upset about not being a part of the wedding. To help me through my disappointment, I crafted Favor as a form of therapy, so to speak. Well, after my sister read Favor, she was upset because the young couple, Jonathan and Cheyenne, had such tragic circumstances. She insisted I change their fate. Eventually, I started working on Married Strangers, which chronicles the lives of the three women.
What do you want readers to take away? I want readers to understand that getting married is one of, if not the biggest decision you'll ever make. Before considering taking such a big step, take the time to really get to know each other.
What local events are you doing to promote the book during the holidays? December has been a busy month for me, and I still have quite a few events lined up. I have to laugh at myself for thinking that December would be a slow month because of the holidays. Even still, I've been pretty good about keeping my events current on my web site, http://www.dwanabrams.com/.
However, here are a few things happening.
December 9 -- Dee and Marina Reports, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/DeeGospel, 8:00-8:45 p.m.
December 13 -- Married Strangers Book Release Party/Birthday Celebration,
Milk and Honey Midtown Restaurant, 1082 Huff Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318,
Brunch will be served from 2:00-4:00 p.m. I'll be sighing until 5 p.m.
Attire: Trendy or Business Casual
Visit http://www.milkandhoneyatl.com/index.html to view the menu selection,
December 18 -- DryerBuzz Lunch and Stream, Discussion: Married Strangers, 3330 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339, http://www.dryerbuzz.com/, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
December 22 -- Podcast Interview, www.writtenvoicespodcast.com