Stopping by Authors & Readers Book Corner today is Texas native, Author Natasha Frazier. Natasha participates in SASSy, an organization whose focus is to inspire and encourage women to take seconds steps and become the person God has called them to be. She is a certified Accountant, who has penned three devotionals and today is here to talk about the third book in her fiction series, Loves, Lies and Consequences, which releases in this month. Let’s get to know a little bit more about Natasha:
A&RBC: Tell us a little about SASSy
Natasha: SASS, Sisters Advocating Second Steps, encourages women, from all walks of life, to be SASSy about Who you are and WHAT you believe in. We make it our priority to identify opportunities within our communities to gift away our time, talents, and love. We vow to take the SASSy Second Step towards positive change within ourselves and our communities! We’ve hosted Back to school workshops for teens, called the SASS BASH, volunteered at women’s shelters and have hosted empowerment workshops for Miss Caribbean Houston contestants, among other events.
A&RBC: Tell us what motivates you to write devotional books.
Natasha: I believe that writing devotional books is a calling that had been impressed upon my heart for some time, long before I accepted the call to write them. The devotionals are written during my personal study time, so I hope to encourage others to grow spiritually as I strive to do the same.
A&RBC: Tell us a little about Rico.
Natasha: Rico is a charismatic ladies’ man, used to getting his way. It’s not that he’s the most handsome guy in the world, but he has a way with words. This ultimately gets him into trouble. Both of Rico’s parents were pastors, so he grew up in the church. But just because he grew up in the church doesn’t mean that he held God’s principles close to his heart. He’s an adulterer, who we find in Book 3, is ready to reform. His major obstacle is that he has to learn that no one is to blame for his problems but himself. Since his wife is a nurse who works long hours, he initially blames her for his troubles.
A&RBC: Tell us a little about Chloe.
Natasha: Chloe is a bit naive when it comes to Rico’s affairs. She’s forgiven him before, hoping that they could move past it, but this time, it seems to be the last straw for her. She’s a God-fearing woman, who is the most spiritual person in the marriage. She measures her actions by the Bible, but she’s fed up. She wants and needs an out. Her love for her husband has started to fizzle since he didn’t respect her or their marriage. Though she knows what the Bible says about adultery, in the back of her mind, she is concerned about how divorcing Rico would look to outsiders.
A&RBC: Can Loves, Lies & Consequences series be read as standalone books?
Natasha: Love, Lies & Consequences can be read as standalone books, especially Book 3. In Book 3, Rico and Chloe are the main characters, as opposed to books 1 and 2.
A&RBC: What is the central message you want readers to take away from your books?
Natasha: From the Love, Lies & Consequences series, I want readers to know that love (Loving God, ourselves, and others) and faith are critical in overcoming any obstacle.
A&RBC: Tell us four words that describe your writing style.
Natasha: Relatable, Simple, Realistic, Pantser8. My favorite scripture is Joshua 1:9, Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you shall go.
A&RBC: What is your favorite scripture?
Natasha: Joshua 1:9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
A&RBC: What is your favorite motto or quote?
Nastasha: Faith removes limitations.
A&RBC: Where can readers find you?
Natasha: Readers can find me on my website, social media or Amazon.
About Shattered Vows
Rico gambled with his marriage. Breaking his vows and risking everything for temporary pleasure, he lost his wife’s respect and trust. Rico returns to God, searching for a quick fix to win Chloe’s heart back, but his heart is the one that is changed.
Has Chloe given up on him? She has forgiven him before, but this is different. “I’m sorry” isn’t enough when vows have been shattered. With the law and the Word of the Lord on her side, she finally gathers enough courage to walk away.
But then tragedy strikes. Is it enough to make Chloe stay, or will she start a new chapter in her life?