Sunday, May 23, 2010

Samson by Jacquelin Thomas

Introduce yourself to my readers.  
I am a mother to three children, a wife, a believer and a woman who loves to write.  When I am not writing, I am studying and/or working on assignments for school.  My other love is psychology, so I'm pursuing a degree in counseling.  For those who are not familiar with my work, I have written over 30 books in the romance, young adult and Christian fiction genres.   

Tell us about your newest release, Samson.  
Samson Taylor is a man of God, but most definitely no saint. He is controlled by his lust for beautiful women, a weakness that stirs up trouble, heartache, betrayal, and damaging rumors.  Samson loves God and tries harder than ever to keep his temptations in check. Then he meets Delinda. . . .Beautiful, irresistibly sexy, and married to a famous NBA star, Delinda has Samson head-over-heels in love . . . in a dangerous affair that leads to a physical confrontation with Delinda’s husband. Samson begins a journey he could never have anticipated, where his heart is now his guide—not a heart of lust, but of new wisdom and a new kind of seeing.  

What was the inspiration by this story?  
Samson was inspired by the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah.  I've always been interested in this particular story, and often wondered why Samson couldn't see what Delilah was up to--how could he not know that she would be his ruin?  It was these questions that prompted me to write this story.  
What do you hope the reader will takeaway from this story?  

Despite Samson's earthly desires and the tragedy that befell him--I want readers to understand that it was his faith and his love for the Lord that made him whole.  We are nothing without God and sometimes it takes something terrible to happen to come to this realization. 
Are you planning to tour? Where can readers see you?  
I am doing a Blog Tour and will be posting the schedule on my Facebook page.  I will be visiting several churches this time around, signing at local events, but not doing a lot of travel--I am recovering from knee surgery.
Where can readers find you on the web? 
I can be reached on Facebook:
Twitter:  @jacquelinthomas

1 comment:

Missy said...

Several stories I have read in the bible and after reading or even while reading I've said umm. There was a time I never would question the bible but now I will ask question and ponder what the author was trying to convey.
Jacquelin I'm excited to hear you say the story of Samson and Delilah left you with a few questions of your own. I use to think that Samson was WHIPPED but in retrospect I realize as we deal with people we have to offer grace. Maybe Samson was hoping that one of those time Delilah would not sell the Philistines his response to the question regarding his weakness.
But we know what happens don' we.
Thanks for the interview Rhonda and I will surely be picking up the book this weekend.