Monday, May 19, 2014

Author Cathy Bryant has a special treat for us today! An interview with the hero and heroine of her new inspirational romantic suspense release, A Bridge Unbroken - well, sort of. Her characters might have other ideas. ;)

Meet Chance and Dakota, and be sure to stick around after the interview for some some exciting info and an ebook giveaway!

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Chance: (finger to lips) Shhhh! Don't tell Cathy. She'll arrive here in a sec to interview me and Dakota. But we're gonna put her in the hot seat for a change. After all, she's put us through the ringer in writing A Bridge Unbroken. It's only fair that we return the favor. Shh, here she comes. (returns to seat and acts all nonchalant)

Cathy: (enters, moves to seat) Hey, you two. Ready to get this interview underway?

Chance: (with a smirk) Of course. Why wouldn't we be?

Dakota: (her eyes shoot daggers) Yeah, it's not like we have anything else to do with our time, thanks to you.

Cathy: (shifts uncomfortably) Uh...what do you mean?

Dakota: Renovate a farmhouse, fix a bridge, work on our relationship, get away from the antagonist, all while dealing with an unexpected gift of a dog and chickens? I mean, really, couldn't you just send us to outer space in a defunct space shuttle or something?

Chance: (pats Dakota's arm) Easy, honey, your Irish temper is showing.

Dakota: (continues to shoot daggers)

Cathy: (swallows hard) Um, sorry. First question: Why did you two introduce yourselves to me with such major problems to overcome?

Chance: Ha! You're the one who created us, not the other way around. Why'd you give us so much to overcome?

Cathy: I wanted to explore the topic of forgiveness. It's a huge part of our faith, but we struggle with it, especially when the offender seems determined to destroy us.

Dakota: (nods) Even worse is when our actions hurt others. We can't go back and undo it. Sometimes we can't even forgive ourselves. And when the other party accepts no responsibility... (her words trail off as she glances at Chance)

Chance: (frowning) Haven't we discussed this enough? Yeah, so maybe I have a hard time seeing the speck in my eye--

Dakota: Speck?

Chance: So maybe it's a little bigger than that.

Cathy: Maybe?

Chance: You, too?

(Cathy and Dakota share a knowing look.)

Chance: (sighs) Okay, beam. You happy now?

(Cathy and Dakota smile.)

Cathy: (glances at clock) Well, let's move on to question two. Dakota, why do you run away so much?

Dakota: As I recall, you gave me a pretty tough childhood. (inserts sarcasm) Let me express my undying gratitude.

Cathy: Anything to help the story.

Chance: Yeah, speaking of that, why do you put the story above the characters? Don't we deserve some gratitude for bowing to your commands?

Cathy: Um, first of all, you are the story. That's just the way it works. And as for bowing to my commands? Y'all are the most unruly characters I've ever written. You took over on more than one occasion.

Dakota: You should be grateful.

Cathy: If I wrote by the seat of my pants, maybe. But I like knowing what you guys are gonna do before I ever start the story.

(Chance and Dakota look at each other.)

Dakota: Great. Our author has OCD.

Chance: Big time. But at least it explains why she put us through so much.

Cathy: Enough about me. Chance, would you explain how you got those scars on your face?

(Chance blushes and squirms in his seat.)

Dakota: (compassion in eyes) Uh, I'll take responsibility for that. Sorry, Chance.

Chance: (smiles tenderly at Dakota) It's over and done with. Besides, I'm not the only one.

Dakota: I think we've done pretty well in moving past it all. (She takes his hand.)

Chance: (brings her hand to his lips and plants a soft kiss) Agreed. (He stands and pulls Dakota up with him.) Interview over.

Cathy: (her face incredulous) What? I'm not through.

Chance: Oh yes, you are. (He and Dakota turn and move away.)

Dakota: (glances back over her shoulder) Seriously, Cathy, how can you expect to write a romance and not give your hero and heroine some alone time? I mean, really.

Cathy: (watches them walk away, with a sheepish grin) Sorry. Did I mention they don't always do what I say? (shakes her head as she exits)

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Letting go to build a bridge…

A frightened runaway's plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But he isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?

Other Miller’s Creek Novels

“Miller’s Creek, Texas…where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons…”

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A Texas gal by birth, Cathy enjoys spinning tales set in the fictional town of Miller's Creek, Texas. When she's not writing the Miller's Creek Novels, you'll find her rummaging through thrift stores or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin she shares with her minister husband of over thirty years. You can find out more about Cathy and her books at

Here are a few other places to find Cathy:

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$100 Visa Card Giveaway/Launch Party

Cathy is celebrating the launch of A BRIDGE UNBROKEN with a $100 Visa Card Giveaway. Other prizes include t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, bookmarks, eBooks, print books and Amazon Gift cards. Winners announced at the Facebook Launch Party, May 22, 2014, 7-8 p.m. CST. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE VISA CARD GIVEAWAY. See you at the party!

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eBook Giveaway!

In addition to the awesome tour-wide giveaway and Facebook party, Cathy is kindly offering an ebook copy of A Bridge Unbroken to one of our BB readers! Just leave a comment with your e-mail address (so we can get in touch with you if you win), and let us know what you think of Chance and Dakota, and their story. Are you a romantic suspense fan?

(Note: This giveaway is open internationally. Winner will be announced next Monday, May 26th, in the comments section of that day's post.)


  1. A big thanks to Amber and The Borrowed Book! I so appreciate you hosting A BRIDGE UNBROKEN on its virtual tour and for offering your readers a copy of the story! Wishing you all a blessed week! :)

  2. This book sounds fantastic. I like the characters and this was a fun way to get to know them a little more. I have been a mystery/suspense reader and am just learning about the romance suspense genre.

  3. Cathy,

    We're happy to host you! Thank you for sharing this creative/clever interview with us, and for generously offering an e-copy of your new release to one of our readers. :) Hope you have a blessed week, too, and keep writing these great stories!


  4. bbadict,

    I agree - such a fun intro to the characters! I've read a few of Cathy's books, and she has some touching characterization in them. :) Glad you've discovered the romantic suspense genre! Would you like to be entered in this ebook giveaway? If so, could you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win - or do you prefer to have people contact you through the form on your blog? Thanks!


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  6. Thank you, Galinda! I appreciate you stopping by to enter. :)

  7. Galinda,

    Cathy is a talented author! If you see this comment, would you mind leaving an email address where we can contact you if you win? Thanks. :)


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