January 19, 2014 by Dayo Benson
I can’t believe this is my first post of 2014. I’ve been so busy with our new baby who is not so new anymore as she’s now five months old (it’s going too quickly!). My mother in law came to stay with us for a while and she was such a dream, helping out with the kids. We only have two but I sometimes feel like we have ten. They’re that energetic.
Anyway, I’ve been working on the next book in the pure passion series, which is called ‘Bondage’. I’m all done with writing, but now the real work starts: Editing (which I hate!). My husband has done his thing and just now designed a cover for the book. Isn’t it just fab?
The unedited synopsis is:
Orphaned at a young age, Savannah McPherson is just the kind of person that Delta Music Group is looking for: talented and vulnerable. Savannah, a thirteen year old with stars in her eyes signs her contract and the nightmare begins. Her only ray of light is the Christian guy at school, Rhys, who for some reason seems to care about this forgotten child. When their friendship is threatened, a fellow musician at DMG offers to cast a love spell, and when it kicks in a little too strong Savannah decides she has no option but to leave their school.
Fast forward ten years and Savannah is a modern day slave to DMG. Escaping is out of the question until a gruesome incident forces Savannah to find a way out.
Rhys Cannon loved Savannah when they were young, but she disappeared into thin air. Now, ten years later she has moved to the small town where he lives. Her new look and the fear that seems to emanate from her are all the evidence he needs to work out that she’s hiding, but from whom? And for what reason? His suspicion that something is wrong is heightened when Savannah enters the town’s poetry contest to try and make some money and her performances border on chilling.
Savannah does her best to deflect Rhys’ questions. She can’t let him get too close. How can she ever trust a guy after all that she suffered at the hands of the DMG executives? How can she tell him why she’s hiding when DMG employees are sworn to secrecy? Most of all, how can she tell him that the only reason he loves her is because of a spell?
As danger closes in, fear drives Savannah to faith, but she faces the ultimate test when she is required to testify against DMG. Will she speak out or let fear silence her?
This synopsis will change. I just know that my editor will make me change it. But it’s just to give you some idea of what the book is about (and the name of the music group will probably change too). The main message is that God’s power is above every other power.
I don’t have a release date yet but it should be out around March. In the meantime, why don’t you read book 1 of the pure passion series if you haven’t already. It’s called Lust and can be purchased here.