Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & The Color of Sky and Stone

Posted November 27, 2023 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance, Sara Davison / 17 Comments


The Color of Sky and Stone JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Color of Sky and Stone by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to host Sara today as she talks about her favorite relationship in the book!

The Color of Sky and Stone

THE COLOR OF SKY AND STONE by Sara Davison
SERIES: In the Shadows #1
GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Three Dreamers Press/The Mosaic Collection
RELEASE DATE: November 22, 2023
PAGES: 352

She is the only one who truly sees him.
Which makes her his greatest threat.

Black ops undercover agent Tane Temauri—code name Vapor—has made it his life’s mission to stay out of sight. Given the dangers inherent in his job, the last thing he can afford is to step into the open and become a target. Again.

Then a letter from a mysterious stranger changes everything. Although the letter was not meant for him, somehow, on a greater, cosmic scale, it feels as though it is.

But answering it will make Tane vulnerable.

Can he emerge from the shadows and risk everything for a woman he has never met?

If he does, more than his heart could be on the line. So could his life.

And hers.

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Sara Davison guest post The Color of Sky and Stone

my favorite relationship in the color of sky and stone

by Sara Davison, author of The Color of Sky and Stone

I’m not sure why, maybe because I only have sisters and always wanted a brother, but I love writing about the relationship between brothers—or men who are as close as brothers—in my books. In The Color of Sky and Stone, the main character, Tahitian-Canadian Tane Temauri, shares such a close bond with friends Johnny and Beck that the three of them are like family.

They pushed and challenged each other through the police academy and graduated at the top of their class before being recruited into DAG, an extremely covert black ops organization. One night, after a mission that partners Tane and Johnny were on goes horribly wrong, Tane has the following conversation with Beck, their handler:

Tane tucked the phone between his chin and shoulder and rubbed circles around his temple with the fingers of his good hand. “They knew we were there.”

“Why do you say that?”

“We were two hundred yards away, completely still, in total darkness. Not doing anything that could have alerted them to our presence, but suddenly they were coming right for us, guns blazing.”

After a short pause, his handler spoke, his voice heavy. “All right. I’ll notify Internal Affairs.”

“They already know.”

“How?”

“I called them.”

The silence between them grew oppressive. Finally, Beck said, “You think it was me.”

Tane didn’t hesitate. “No.” This was one of his closest friends. No way Beck would betray him and Johnny like that.

“But I’m on a very short list of people who knew where you’d be tonight. I get it. It’s protocol. I might have done the same in your position. Still hurts.”

Tane lowered his clenched fist to his knee. “I know. I’m sorry.” He’d always believed that turning in a friend was the worst thing he could do in his life. Turned out it wasn’t even the worst thing he’d done that night.

This conversation, which happens close to the beginning of the book, sets up a conflict between Tane and Beck that Tane has no idea how to resolve. Although he faces other difficult, even life-threatening, situations throughout the story, the damage he has done to his relationship with the man he loves like a brother haunts him.

My leading men tend to carry deep wounds from the past, and Tane is no exception. In fact, he may be my most broken hero yet. For various reasons, including a traumatic incident as a child and having to deal with the aftermath of what happened ever since, he has spent his life in the shadows and has been largely estranged from his family.

So the possibility of losing Beck too is more than he can bear. I loved writing this storyline with the two of them gradually moving painstakingly closer as Beck works through Tane’s betrayal and inches toward being able to forgive him. This exchange, near the end of the book, reveals that Beck is getting close to that point:

Tane unclenched his fingers and stared at the gold cross, running a thumb over the cool metal to ground himself. “Beck?”

“Yeah?”

“I’m sorry.” When his friend didn’t answer, only planted both palms on the island, Tane lifted the chain over his head and let the cross drop against his chest. “You were right. I should have gone to you that night and not to IA.” He held up both hands in supplication. “I don’t know how to make that up to you. All I know is I don’t want to lose our friendship. It means more to me than I can tell you.”

Beck exhaled. “I don’t want to lose it either. I do get you weren’t thinking clearly, that you’d gone through something terrible and the only way you knew to deal with it, to keep it together, was to go by the book. That’s exactly why there is a book, for times like those. So, as much as it hurt, I’m pretty sure I’ll get over it. I just need time.”

There are other storylines and relationships in the book I also love, but this one between Tane and Beck was especially moving and meaningful for me to write. I hope that readers will feel that as they follow the journey of these two men finding their way back to each other and the relationship they share as chosen family.


Sara Davison

Sara Davison has a passion for writing stories that keep readers on the edge of their seats—and maybe swooning a little. Beyond that, she longs for readers to discover, as her characters do, that whatever they are going through they are never alone. God is always with them. A finalist for more than a dozen national writing awards, Davison is a Cascade, Word, and two-time Carol Award winner for romantic suspense. Like every good Canadian, she loves coffee, hockey, poutine, and apologizing for no particular reason.

Connect with Sara by visiting saradavison.org to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


The Color of Sky and Stone JustRead Blog Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a paperback copy of The Color of Sky and Stone, a $25 Amazon card, and a Romans 8:39-39 wall hanging

(1) winner will win a paperback copy of The Color of Sky and Stone

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