Delilah – When Love Deceives Tour
5 Questions with Shelia M Goss
Shelia Goss is jump starting the new year with the Delilah – When Love Deceives Online Tour by stopping by my blog. She’s celebrating the release of her tenth novel. Delilah is her first Christian fiction novel and it’s in stores everywhere.
Who are the main characters in Delilah?
Shelia: Delilah is the main character. She makes the mistake of falling in love with her pastor, Rev. Samson Judges. Delilah hasn’t had luck with men in the past but feels her luck has changed when she meets Samson. In her eyes, Samson’s perfect and can do no wrong. Delilah feels if given the chance, Samson could grow to love her. She doesn’t care he’s already engaged to marry someone else.
Samson was called to preach at a young age but he ran from his calling until after college. During his college years, he was what most would call a player but once he decided to dedicate his life to the Lord, he became celibate. Samson feels that his relationship with God is so strong that he can withstand any form of temptation. Up until he met Delilah, he was able to deal with the temptations of the flesh.
Both characters are dealing with deception in one form or another.
Maxine: How would you describe the genre in which you do most of your writing?
Shelia: I’ve been told that my stories are romance, chick-lit, romantic comedy and inspirational, so
I try not to pigeonhole myself. I write in multiple genres, including young adult. I enjoy reading Christian fiction so it was a natural transition for me to write books in the genre. The idea for my new book Delilah came to me a few years ago and in 2010, the opportunity to get it published presented itself.
Maxine: What is your favorite sort of character?
Shelia: One that is flawed. No one’s perfect in real life, so the characters in my books aren’t either. They have issues just like a friend, a co-worker or a stranger on the street would have.
Maxine: What is your favorite book of all time?
Shelia: Without a doubt, the Bible.
Maxine: If you could leave one word of advice to people in general, what would it be?
Shelia: With God, nothing is impossible.
More about Delilah:
Behind every successful man is a good woman. The downfall of a good man is a woman up to no good.
Thirty and fine, Samson Judges is preacher of the Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church . He’s beloved by his congregation, but temptation is about to strike in the form of divalicious beauty Delilah, and only the Good Lord knows if Samson will be able to keep his head on straight with her. Especially considering he’s about to be married to Julia Rivers. Julia helped shape Samson into the man he is, but Delilah wants to knock him down. He doesn’t know she’s been hired to distract him by real estate developer William Trusts, who wants to acquire the land where Samson’s church stands…. Samson feels like his relationship with God puts him above it all, but his weakness for Delilah may just cause him to lose everything. ~ Black Expressions Book Club
More about Shelia M Goss:
Shelia M. Goss is the Essence Magazine & Black Expressions Book Club Best-Selling author of My Invisible Husband, Roses are Thorns, Paige’s Web, Double Platinum, His Invisible Wife, Hollywood Deception and the teen series The Lip Gloss Chronicles. Delilah is her tenth novel and first Christian fiction novel. To learn more, visit her website: www.sheliagoss.com, www.twitter.com/sheliamgoss or www.facebook.com/sheliagoss.
Delilah is in stores everywhere or can be purchased from any of the online retailers.
BlackExpressions.com (HARD COVER ONLY)
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