Bondage (Pure Passion Series)
Savannah McPherson is just the kind of person that Delta Music Group is looking for: talented and vulnerable. Savannah, a thirteen year old with stars in her eyes signs her contract and the nightmare begins. Her only ray of light is the Christian guy at school, Rhys, who for some reason seems to care about this forgotten child. More
Savannah McPherson is just the kind of person that Delta Music Group is looking for: talented and vulnerable. Savannah, a thirteen year old with stars in her eyes signs her contract and the nightmare begins. Her only ray of light is the Christian guy at school, Rhys, who for some reason seems to care about this forgotten child. When their friendship is threatened, a fellow musician at DMG offers to cast a love spell, and when it kicks in a little too strong Savannah decides she has no option but to leave their school.
Fast forward ten years and Savannah is a modern day slave to DMG. Escaping is out of the question until a gruesome incident forces Savannah to find a way out.
Rhys Cannon loved Savannah when they were young, but she disappeared into thin air. Now, ten years later she has moved to the small town where he lives. Her new look and the fear that seems to emanate from her are all the evidence he needs to work out that she’s hiding, but from whom? And for what reason? His suspicion that something is wrong is heightened when Savannah enters the town’’s poetry contest to try and make some money and her performances border on chilling.
Savannah does her best to deflect Rhys’ questions. She can’t let him get too close. How can she ever trust a guy after all that she suffered at the hands of the DMG executives? How can she tell him why she’s hiding when DMG employees are sworn to secrecy? Most of all, how can she tell him that the only reason he loves her is because of a spell?
As danger closes in, fear drives Savannah to faith.
DMG is hot on her trail.
Nobody has ever escaped and lived to tell the story.
Q&A with Dayo Benson
Q: What’s different about this book?
DB: Well I like to continually push myself and challenge myself as a writer. The main characters in Bondage are creative people: a songwriter and a poet; so rather than just state that she wrote a song or he wrote a poem, I decided to include song lyrics and poetry, which meant extra work for me. I took a few days out to write all the songs and poems that would appear in the book, so when it got to parts where they were reciting poetry or something, I just went to my archive of poems and inserted one. It was a lot of fun to write.
Q: You used poetry in your Beauty for Ashes Series. Is poetry another of your passions? Will we be seeing an anthology from you soon?
DB: No! I like poetry but not to that extent. For my Beauty for Ashes series, I added one poem at the end of each book that summarised the main character's growth through that book. With Bondage, the poetry and song lyrics are interspersed throughout.
Q: This is not the first time you have written about a songwriter.
DB: It’s not. Dana, from my book Prodigal, is a songwriter too, but only as a hobby. In Bondage, Savannah is a songwriter as a full time profession. I will probably still write about songwriters in future because I am a songwriter myself. I wrote songs from a very young age, well before I ever wrote books. It’s my first passion.
Q: Tell us about the main character, Savannah.
DB: She is vulnerable but strong. So much stronger than she realises. She grows so much in this book. I enjoyed writing her story.