Monday, February 21, 2011

"In Honor Bound" by Deanna Dodson

Clash of the Titles, Where Authors Compete and Readers Judge

DeAnna Dodson and her novel In Honor Bound

From medieval prince to 21st century man-eater, Clash of the Titles ( saw a gamut of interesting characters pass through its arena in January. The first half of the month we celebrated new life in Christ. In the second half, we grieved with our characters in their moments of loss. No matter the genre or theme, there’s always something exciting going on at COTT.

DeAnna Dodson joined us during our Most Gut-wrenching Clash. Her book In Honor Bound ( is an incredibly moving story of loss and betrayal, forgiveness and love. Prince Phillip’s father will stop at nothing—even murder—to keep the royal bloodline "pure." Prince Philip Chastelayne burns the bridges of his life, and finds one woman, Rosalynde, his loyal wife, who will show him that he needs God's forgiveness.

And it’s now available on Kindle! (

DeAnna explains the title of her book: Philip is a man of honor, a man who will “swear to his own hurt and change not.” He wants desperately to do what’s right. That’s his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. He’s so proud of his “rightness” that he almost loses sight of what really is right. He truly is bound up in his honor.

Here a tiny peek at DeAnna’s excerpt:

Philip sat numbly in the corner of his cell, oblivious to the dawn light that had filtered into his bleak surroundings. His mind was fixed on his last sight of his young wife, looking scared and small, flanked by soldiers, forbidden to speak to him. He knew it would likely be the last time he ever saw her.

It still astounded him that he was even here in his father's prison, forbidden to communicate with anyone. His father thought him mad or bewitched and would not hear him. Katherine was doomed, he could feel it in the cold dread that sat heavily in the pit of his stomach, and he could do nothing.

For the full excerpt, click HERE. (

It was an amazing Clash as authors and readers shared their favorite scriptures and rejoiced in God’s mercy and grace. Join us this month as we turn the focus from God’s love toward man to that between hero and heroine during back-to-back Most Romantic Moment clashes.

April W Gardner ( is the senior editor of Clash of the Titles and best-selling author of Wounded Spirits. (


  1. Loved the post on In Honor Bound. would like to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. This sounds like a very interesting and powerful book...Would love to win a copy for my home library.

  3. Wow, power little excerpt there! Thanks for entering me.

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  4. Sounds like a fast read to me!

    samwhit28 at yahoo dot com

  5. We love to win.

  6. Please enter me! I love good books!
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  7. This novel just seems to touch my heart when I read the excerpt.I would love to read this.
    Thanks for the chance...

  8. thanks for the chance to read this powerful novel :)

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  9. I can't wait to send one of you a copy of my book!

    In the meantime, you can read the prologue and first chapter to this book and the other two books in the series on my website:

    Happy reading!

  10. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  11. What an exciting teaser to the promise of a fantastic novel. Thank you so much for the chance to win your wonderful book.


  12. Surprise!

    I've decided to give away TWO copies of In Honor Bound!

    Beverly (Kameko) and Heidi (Heidi330), e-mails are coming your way so I can get your information.



  13. I would very much like to win your book, In Honor Bound. My husband's name is Philip, and he often likes to read the books that I buy.