Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & Vigilant

Posted May 28, 2019 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance, Sara Davison / 41 Comments

Yay! My friend Sara Davison is here today to talk about her new book Vigilant, the first in her new The Night Guardians series!

Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense novel, The Watcher, the romantic suspense series, The Seven Trilogy, and the suspense novel, Vigilant, book one of The Night Guardians Series. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol Award, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to. Get to know Sara better at and @sarajdavison.

You can also connect with Sara on Facebook and Twitter.

SERIES: The Night Guardians #1
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Mountain Brook Ink
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2019
PAGES: 320

She must choose between the man who represents the law and the one who may have taken it into his own hands. Neglected by her parents for most of her life, Nicole Hunter keeps everyone, especially men, at arms’ length. So when Attorney Gage Kelly walks into the diner where she is waiting tables one evening, she fights her attraction to him with everything she has.

Gage and his brother Holden grew up in an abusive home, and Gage has baggage of his own. But the connection between him and Nicole is too strong to ignore, and Gage manages to convince them both that their relationship is worth the risk. Then children begin disappearing in the night.

When Detective Daniel Grey starts to close in on the child snatcher, and enlists Nicole’s help, she faces her deepest fear. Everything and everyone she has clung to so tightly could be ripped from her, leaving her completely alone.

Except for one.

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Hi Sara! Welcome back to the blog!

Sara: Fall and spring 🙂 I love the in-between seasons since where I live, near Toronto, winter is much too cold and summer is far too hot for my liking.

Carrie: haha fair enough 😉

Sara: Ack. Don’t get me started on those who put the roll on so the paper comes over the top. That’s just wrong, people.

Carrie: FINALLY! Someone who agrees with me!

Sara: Gonna get a little sanctimonious about this one. Neither of these are allowed in my house. We even stopped stocking juice a few years ago. We pretty much just drink water now. And coffee. Always coffee.

Carrie: <makes a note not to visit Sara without sneaking a stash of Diet Coke>

Sara: I fought for years against getting a Kindle as I believe e-books are next door to a sacrilege. While I did finally succumb, the experience doesn’t come anywhere near close to holding a book in my hand, feeling it, smelling it, hearing the sound of turning pages. E-books may be convenient and cost-effective, but there’s nothing like a real book.

Carrie: This is true. I love my Kindle for convenience but i also love holding a real book…

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Sara: I’m debating about whether to say procrastination or napping, so I guess I will go with the ability to go take a nap whenever I want to procrastinate working on a project.

Carrie: hahaha love it!

Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?

Sara: Well, I’m Canadian, so I don’t really have a choice on this one. If I don’t say Anne of Green Gables I will be in serious danger of having my citizenship revoked.

Carrie: LOL i imagine so!

Q: Do you have any strange writing habits/quirks?

Sara: Like most people, I have a pretty crazy-busy life. I still have three teenagers at home, which takes up a lot of my time. I also have my own editing business, ministry work etc. With all that, I guess my strangest writing habit or quirk is that I hardly ever have time to do it. I am a night owl, so I have always written into the wee hours of the morning, but I also go away 2-3 weeks a year to a friend’s cottage for a writing retreat, which is pretty much the only opportunity I have to carve out a concentrated amount of time to write.

Carrie: Being intentional is key, isn’t it?

Q: Which character in Vigilant was the most difficult to write? 

Sara: Gage was definitely the biggest challenge in this book. He is such a complex character – kind, loving, sweet, but constantly wrestling with his past, including dealing with PTSD from an abusive childhood that constantly threatens to suck him down into what he calls “the black hole”. As I grew up in a loving, godly home, and have never experienced anything remotely like the trauma Gage and his brother underwent, I had to really go deep into my imagination to try and understand what he might have been thinking and feeling, a process that could be incredibly difficult, almost painful, at times.

Carrie: Wow – i bet! He sounds like a very layered character – I can’t wait to meet him!

Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from Vigilant & why do you love it? 

Sara: I have quite a few, but one of my favourites is:

Please help me to remember that, whatever happens, you are with me. She lifted her head. You are with me, right? The words were a silent, desperate plea.

No sound broke the silence in the room, but she felt the Always deep in her soul, and peace flooded through her. Thank you.

I think I love it so much because it really captures the primary theme of all of my writing, the truth that I hope and pray all my readers come away with after reading something of mine, that we are not alone. Whatever we go through, God is with us and will never, ever leave us. If we can truly grasp that, there is nothing we cannot face in life.

Carrie: Amen. I love this.

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Sara: I am thrilled to have joined with a group of amazing authors to put out a collection of Contemporary Christian novels called The Mosaic Collection. Each book follows the theme “Family by His Design” and will come out one book at a time beginning in August 2019. My contribution to the collection, the suspense novel, Lost Down Deep, releases February 2020.

Book Two in The Night Guardians Series, Guarded, will also come out in 2020, followed by the third book in the series in 2021.

Carrie: Yay!!! I’m excited for all of these

Sara Davison is offering to one of my readers the following prize pack:

  • signed copy of Vigilant
  • bookmark
  • $10 Amazon gift card

Open internationally, except where prohibited by law. This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What interests you most about this book?

And stay tuned next week for the JustRead blog tour!

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41 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & Vigilant

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    I love to read mysteries and I love suspense so this book, with such “wounded” characters, sounds exciting to read.

  2. So much fun to be here with you Meez Carrie – thanks for having me! And if you do ever come visit me (please do!) I promise I will have Diet Coke. And the toilet paper will not unroll over the top 🙂

  3. DeAnna Dodson

    Oooh, this sounds wonderful!!

    I usually prefer historical fiction, but I’m about to start writing romantic suspense, and this sounds like just what I need to read. I love guys with troubled pasts and with brothers. I’m buying this now. 😀

  4. James Robert

    I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

  5. Rita Wray

    I like romantic suspense so this sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

    Sara I agree with you there is nothing like a real book.

  6. Rachel Taylor

    The aspect of trauma from childhood and how God heals. Also, the mystery and action.

  7. desiree

    i read any kind of book and when the book attract me to it the cover and the info on it

  8. Sonnetta Jones

    I want to know about Gabe and hoping he has his own happier ending.

    I am one of those people that have to have the toilet paper roll over the top. It makes much more sense to me.

  9. Amy Medaris

    What interests me most about this novel is the ptsd aspects of the story and how the characters deal with this. The storyline sounds interesting as well. Thanks for having the author spotlight, yet another author to add to my tbr pile. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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