Saturday, June 29, 2013


To find out, read HOTLINE GIRL by K. Dawn Byrn.

An Interview by Molly Noble Bull

Hotline Girl by K. Dawn Byrn is an adorable novel for young adults with a cute plot, and it is perfect for summer reading. Many if not most parents will give Hotline Girl five stars merely because it is a Christian book. When you add readability to the mix, you’ve got a winner.
Below is list of questions the author, K. Dawn Byrn, answered for this interview.
Read on.

.   K. Dawn, apparently you believe that it is possible to fall in love online. You could be right. Personally, I met my one and only husband in college. But I know of a pastor who fell in love with a woman he met online. The couple got married, and the last I heard, they lived happily ever after.
So okay K. Dawn, why did you write this book? 

.  I thought it would be fun to explore how a couple could fall in love on-line. When my heroine's high school begins a counseling hotline, she's chosen to work it anonymously. She finds herself giving advice to a guy she's had a crush on forever. Once she knows all the hero's secrets, will love blossom or fail? When he divulges the problems he's having with his girlfriend, she's tempted to give him advice that will break them up. Will she do the right thing?

.   Call me old fashion or just old, but I’m not sure about this online romance idea. I know it worked for the pastor I mentioned, but I’m going to need to think about it a little longer before I give it my seal of approval for my grandchildren. But as I said, the concept makes for a “cool” story idea. The story sounds down right cute. That brings me to my next question.
Why do you write?

.   I write because I can't stop. It's more than a hobby; it's a passion. It's the most fun I've ever had in my life! I like to say that I write for the simple joy of placing words on the page, and it's true!

.   Bravo. Me, too. So, are you a plotter or do you just write with no clear destination in mind?

.   I’m a big time plotter because I write all of my books in 30-day marathons.

.   I don’t mean to interrupt, but I need to invite you back here to find out how you are able to write a book in 30 days. Wow! Okay, so please continue.

.   I have to start with a thorough plot. That doesn't mean that sometimes the story doesn't take a life of its own, surprising me when it takes me down a road I hadn't planned to travel.

.   Interesting. So what are you working on right now?

.   I'm working on a thriller about a serial killer. It's a difficult story because there are several twists, and turns, and I have to be careful how I write it for everything to fall into place correctly.

A thriller, now that book really sounds interesting. You need to come back when that one is finished and tell us all about it. But before you go, tell us more about your current release.

K. Dawn:
.   Okay. Here’s the cover blurb.
When the school counselor asks Abby to work a counseling chat line, she begs her to choose someone else. When Race, Abby's three-year crush, begins using the chat line to talk about his girlfriend problems, can Abby be impartial when she really wants to tell him to dump her?
Race notices Abby after she has a complete makeover. He begins to spend more time with her and feels like a cheater because he likes the hotline girl too. How can he like two girls at once? Abby is thrilled when Race begins spending time with her, but she's crushed when he tells the hotline girl that he likes her and wants to take her out. Is he a player? Will he even want to be with her when he finds out that she is the hotline girl and knows all his deepest secrets?

.   So y’all, you need to go out and buy this book for your kindle. And K.Dawn, thanks for stopping by.

To find Hotline Girl at online and walk-in bookstores, write K.Dawn Byre in the search slog. 

How do you feel about online romances? We would love to hear your comments on that topic or just tell us what you think about the book or the article. 
All who write a comment are entered in a contest to win a free copy of Hotline Girl by K Dawn Byrn.


Molly Noble Bull said...

I'm still now sure falling in love online could ever have happened to me because I never visit chat-rooms. I also worry that you might meet a monster online that sounds like Prince Charming. But in a school situation like the one in Hotline Girl, it's probably okay. Certainly, it's romantic.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Molly & K. Dawn -

Interesting topic for me. Although my late husband and I were quite a bit older than the couple in your book, we met through Eharmony.

After a short time, we began having long phone conversations and eventually met in person. It can work, but safety precautions and common sense are a must.

By the way, we were married a year later and lived happily ever after until he passed away.

Susan :)

Teresa Slack said...

Love this storyline. I believe love can happen any way. I think online romances get a bad rap. But we all believe in romance, and we believe in Happily Ever After. Thanks Molly & K for the interview. Can't wait to check out the book.

K Dawn said...

You're so right about the monsters, Molly. I'm sure there are a lot of predators on-line. It's scary!

K. Dawn said...

That's such a sweet story, but sad. I'm so sorry you lost your husband.

K. Dawn said...

Thanks for the comment, Teresa! My heroine in the book already has a crush on the guy she's counseling. She just doesn't know it's him. She eventually has suspicions.

She's not very popular and when she finally figures out it's him, she's terrified he won't want to date her.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Susan, Teresa and K. Dawn. And Susan, may I send my deepest sympathy for your loss. I never lost a husband, but I lost loved ones. So I know what loss is.
I enjoyed writing this interview, and I think readers will welcome K. Dawn's book.

Kelly Anne Liberto said...

I'm not sold on the idea of falling in love online either. Although I also have a friend who met her husband on line and they are very happy today. Guess you never know ;-)
Looks like a fun read, Molly and K!

Beth Steury said...

What a great concept for a YA book! Their world is so "online" these days, I see teenagers totally relating to this story.

One positive aspect I see in this type of "dating", is the chance to get to know each other without all the physical temptations that tug at young couples.

Would love to read the story! :)

K. Byrd said...

I so agree with everything you've said, but on-line dating does concern me because I think it can prevent a couple from REALLY getting to know each other. There's nothing like good ole face to face interaction.

Deanna Mundy said...

I am not sure about the online dating either. I think it is over rated. If you look at the ads for Christian Mingle and eHarmony, I already doubt them. As a married person, I wonder how long these marriages actually last. I think they don't want us to know because they are no better than anyone else. If I ever have to do it all over again, I will do it the old fashioned way. After all, I am an old fashioned way.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks everybody.
Susan Reinhardt won the free book. But thanks for entering.