Monday, May 11, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Interview with Kimberla Lawson Roby

As a fan of Kimberla Lawson Roby and the Reverend Curtis Black Series, I had two questions I wanted to ask. I am honored to share her responses with you. 

The Ultimate Betrayal

Kimberla, I've followed the Curtis family over the years and have enjoyed them. I've noticed a change in the good reverend and I like it. Was this a conscious decision on your part? 

Yes, it definitely was.  For years, Curtis was consumed with money, power, and women, and more than anything, I wanted him to begin turning his life around for the better.  I wanted him to become a true man of God and also a faithful husband. 

In The Ultimate Betrayal, it's all about Alicia Black. Tell us a little bit about who she is. Is she her Daddy's child? 

Alicia is certainly her father's daughter.  She wants what she wants when she wants it, and like the old Curtis, she's willing to do whatever she has to in order to get it.  In THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, however, she struggles with the idea of doing right versus doing wrong, and it all weighs very heavily on her conscience. She honestly doesn't know what to do, one way or the other.

About the Book

It’s been four years since twenty-eight-year old Alicia Black, daughter of Reverend Curtis Black, divorced her second husband, the most womanizing and corrupt man she has ever known. Since then, Alicia has been dating her first husband, Phillip Sullivan, a wonderfully kind and true man of God whom she’d hurt terribly by cheating on him. Alicia has worked hard to prove herself worthy of his trust once more, and when he asks her to marry him again, she couldn’t be happier. But Levi Cunningham, the drug dealer Alicia had an extramarital affair with, has just been released from prison, and he has completely turned his life around for the better. Still head-over-heels in love with Alicia, he will do whatever is necessary to win her back. Remarrying Phillip is the one thing Alicia has wanted for years, but she can’t get Levi out of her mind. Alicia and Phillip aren’t the only ones in the middle of a crisis. Their best friends, husband and wife Brad and Melanie Richardson, are struggling to keep their marriage together. Workaholic Brad is never home and has begun losing thousands on bad investments. Or so he says. Melanie, who is certain there’s more to the story, is determined to get at the truth. At the same time, her frustration and stress cause her to eat a lot less, and she behaves in an extreme fashion. Alicia worries that she could be suffering from anorexia, but Melanie steadfastly denies it. Their friendship begins to suffer, and it isn’t long before they’re talking to each other like enemies. Fresh betrayal leads to consequences no one saw coming, and Alicia’s relationship with Phillip might not be the only thing that needs saving. But is it already too late?

Release Date: June 9th
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About the Author

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the popular Reverend Curtis Black Series. Those titles include: The Prodigal Son, A House Divided, The Reverend's Wife, Love, Honor, & Betray, Be Careful What You Pray For, The Best of Everything, Sin No More, Love & Lies, The Best-Kept Secret, Too Much of A Good Thing, and Casting the First Stone. Kimberla also has 10 standalone titles: A Christmas Prayer, The Perfect Marriage, Secret Obsession, A Deep Dark Secret, One in A Million, Changing Faces, A Taste of Reality, It's a Thin Line, Here & Now, and Behind Closed Doors. She lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois. Web Site:, Facebook:, Twitter:
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