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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Spotlighting D.L. Sparks


Do you like reading romantic suspense? Well, you're going to love D.L. Sparks' new book, Between Friends.This December three friends reunite setting the streets of Atlanta on fire. A drug bust gone wrong brings D.E.A. agent ORLANDO “TRIP” SPENCER back to his hometown after being gone for years and he’s not the only one unhappy about the return home. IDALIS ARRINGTON and Trip have been best friends since they were little. Nothing or nobody could come between them, that’s until she meets Lincoln. With Trip back in Atlanta Idalis’ perfect world starts to get messy and she finds herself praying that his visit is a short one. But the question is can she hold it together or will the sound of the skeletons in her own closet drown out what she’s convinced herself has been the truth all these years? LINCOLN “LINC’ BRISCOE, a Lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department, knows he has a lot at stake and his girl’s best friend or not he refuses to let anyone, especially Trip Spencer, jeopardize what he’s worked so hard to gain.
Will Trip and Lincoln be able to avoid the collision course they’ve been on all these years or will they collide and explode, taking down everyone, including their careers, in their wake? Can Idalis handle the pressure brought on by Trip and Lincoln’s animosity or will she crack revealing her own shortcomings?
 There is no telling what can happen when the truth is revealed

D.L. is also a featured author in Holiday Sirens. 10 awesome authors, 10 awesome books. 

I had the honor of interview D.L. Her writing style is out of this world. Each character in all her novels has their own unique voice. Sit back and enjoy the interview. My prayers is that you will support her.


Me: Tell the readers something about yourself that they would be surprised to know/your hobbies.
D.L.: I love to go to the batting cages. It relives stress for me and it’s a great workout.

Me: What is one tip you would give those who are trying to become a writer?
D.L.: Learn your craft inside and out. If you want to write suspense, learn the art of writing suspense. Eat, sleep, breathe, read suspense. There is more to it than just a story with a surprise ending. 

Me: Did you always want to be a writer?
D.L.: No. I actually have a degree in accounting. I thought that’s what I was supposed to do because everyone else around me was doing it. Going to college and studying law or business, so I figured why not. But my heart wasn’t in it.

Me: What is one thing you hope that readers would get from reading any of your books?
D.L.: Growth. I strive to show some sort of growth in all of my characters but especially my main characters. Even being a romantic suspense author there are lessons to be learned and stones that should or shouldn’t be overturned ever again. I hope the reader can take away a little piece of self-actualization when reading and identify with one or more of the characters in some way making them want to reconnect with them again in another book. It happened with The Lies That Bind and I think everyone is going to love the characters in Between Friends as well.  

You can learn more about D.L. by visiting her website. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Twitter: dlsparks


  1. Looking forward to DL's upcoming release! I've read her previous works, All that Glitters and Lies that Bind, and she's an awesome writer! You've got a new follower here!

  2. Thanks so much for your support!