Saturday, September 01, 2007

Guest Blogger, M.L. Tyndall

September is one of my favorite months, because it marks the approach and beginning of Fall, my absolute favorite time of year. To celebrate I've scheduled several authors to stop in and talk about their new books, and give copies away! So stay close. There's lots more coming.

Now, to kick off our month of fun is MaryLu Tyndall, author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series. The third book, The Restitution has just released and let me tell you, this is one series you don't want to miss. Now here's MaryLu.

Hello, I’m MaryLu Tyndall, author of “The Legacy of the King’s Pirates” series. The third book in the series, The Restitution was just released last month. If you like a great swashbuckling romantic adventure, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. I want to thank Dineen for having me on her blog. What I want to talk about today is the question: Is anyone ever outside the reach of God’s love? In other words, can we be so evil, do so many horrible sins, that we are beyond redemption?

The hero in my book, Captain Kent Carlton, believes just that. He’s a pirate, after all, and he was the villain in my first two books of the series. In other words, he’s the guy you love to hate. In the second book of the series, Kent ravished a woman. In this story, that woman, Lady Isabel has birthed an infant son, a product of that horrible night with Kent. Now, an outcast from society she has lost everything and everyone dear to her. All she has left is her son, until he is kidnapped by pirates bent on getting revenge on Kent.

Now, the couple must combine forces to save their child. But something is changing within Kent, His love for Isabel and his witness of her love for God create a longing in him to know the Creator of the universe and be loved by Him as he sees Isabel is loved, but Kent believes it is too late for him.

I must admit that I felt that way for many years, even after I gave my life to Jesus. I had spent 35 years of my life without Him, doing some very bad things, albeit not as bad as a pirate! But honestly I still struggle with the guilt and the thought that sometimes maybe Jesus looks at me, shakes his head, and wants to give up on me. How about you? Do you ever feel that way? That you just don’t measure up? That you keep doing too many things wrong? Where do you think thoughts like this come from? (And by the way, the first person who can tell me what a pirate flag was called and where the name originated wins a free copy of my book!)

Thanks for stopping by, MaryLu! Here that folks? The first person to answer MaryLu's question gets a copy of her new book.


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Rel said...

Don't mind me!!! Fun interview girls!!! I'll be posting mine soon. Love the books MaryLu!

Beauty4Ashes said...

A pirate flag was called a Jolly Roger the one theory of the name's origin is that it derives from the English word "roger", or "rogue", meaning a wandering vagabond.

Okay so I looked it up on Wikipedia... Love the books! Great interview Dineen!

Dineen A. Miller said...

Trisha's the winner! Thanks for commenting. :-)