Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Blog Tour: A Second Chance by Dana K. Ray @dklarsonray @XpressoTours

A Second Chance
Dana K. Ray
Publication date: June 14th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

A past she can’t forget…

Raven will do just about anything to forget a horrific event from the past that still haunts her. Forced to attend church because of a promise she made at a party, she is immediately attracted to the young, handsome preacher but is unconvinced of his promises of a better life.

A future he refuses to accept…

Matthew has everything planned out until Raven walks into his church and turns his life upside down. Repulsed by her lifestyle, yet fascinated by her beauty and charm, he finds himself drawn to her by a force he can’t explain.

Raven and Mathew’s unlikely friendship leads them through escalating troubled waters that threaten to doom their growing relationship. Will they survive to learn valuable lessons of grace, forgiveness and love?

Guest Post:

10 favorite places to visit

Please tell us why you would like to visit each of these places. They can be from today, the past or both.

1)       My absolute, all-time favorite place is sitting in my living room with my laptop on my lap. I can write and edit, yet still be in the center of the family going-ons. I have a husband and four kids and I love hanging out with them. It’s a happy balance.

2)       The basement in our old house in Jefferson City. It’s where I wrote A Second Chance when my four kids were toddlers. I had built my own desk in the toy room. When I wasn’t playing Barbies, Hot Wheels or dinosaurs, I was writing about Raven and Matthew.

3)       Table Rock Lake by Branson MO. Inspiration for the Luciano series (Book 1 comes out in July 2017-a murder/mystery) came from there. The architecture of some of the houses, the water, and the beaches, all helped bring that book to life.

4)       Any coffee house. To sip on a half-caf mocha with my computer out and headphones on is heaven. I can write for hours and drink lots of coffee.

5)       The beach for obvious reasons. So relaxing. Great ideas come from laying on a beach and listening to the ocean.

6)       Mountains, again, obvious reasons. God’s beauty is always inspirational!

7)       Standing in front of the kids I teach at church. I’m a totally honest person. I love to share what God has taught me throughout the week. After testing it out on them, I usually blog about it.

8)       Disney World. I was mesmerized how it mentally took you back into another time. I felt like a ten year old again, meeting princesses I was dumbfounded and often didn’t know how to act. I’m sure they all thought I was an idoit. Ha ha. But I was intrigued at how Walt Disney made you feel that transformed, because it’s what as an author, I want the reader invested in the characters, so much so that they come to life.

9)       Hawaii. I was blessed with a trip as a sponsor with my son and rest of the high school band. Want an inspiring and relaxing place. Nature inspires me to write and going to new places always gives me new ideas to write.

10)     Iowa. My birthplace. I grew up in Des Moines but we had a farm outside of town. I moved to Missouri when I was seventeen to go to college, but Iowa holds a special place in my heart. Like Raven, I’ve walked through tall fields of corn and weeds. I’ve seen the beauty of the state. It was my inspiration for the setting of A Second Chance. 

Author Bio:
Dana K. Ray has been writing gutsy, true to life stories since she became a teenager. A full-time children's minister in her church, she and her husband reside in the Midwest with their four children and four dogs. A Second Chance is her first published novel. Absolution, the first in the Luciano series, is set to be released July 2017. Connect with her at danakray.com. 

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Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today! :)

Dana K Ray said...

Thanks for hosting! I appreciate it!! Dana K. Ray

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