Tuesday, November 26, 2013

RELEASED on Time!! - "SHE'S NOT YOU" - #Amazon #99cents #Elvis Presley


 

This book has been an absolute joy to write and a nightmare to release. But it’s there now. The cover posted on the Amazon page looks so darn cute. Maybe because the sweet sleeping puppy called Sam is one of the characters in the story.

The month and a half it took to write this book was a fun time for me. The song echoed in my head periodically to remind me of where the plot line needed to go. I’d even
play the tune just to get in the mood.

Of course, writing about the Christmas season is always special. I enjoy trying to get the mood just right so that it comes through the pages for the readers to see and feel.



When I write my characters, I have a vision in my head, and at first, for the hero, I saw Elvis himself. But then Jesse Parker emerged and became his own man. I’m glad because he’s a sweetheart and a shadow to no one. Locked into an old, dead love affair, this guy needed to wake up and let go of his memories.  So he wouldn’t miss the love right in front of him. In the song it said – And it’s just breakin’ my heart cause she’s not you. Maybe not, but she was better.

Belle Foster soon became real to me also. As a mother myself, I felt her worries and fears for her little girl. She’s a woman who’s had so much to overcome, most of all a belief in her own worth.

And Layla, the child, could be anyone’s daughter or granddaughter. Mischievous and cute as a button, she gets into your heart, digs a hole and won’t be shook loose.

Put these three people together in a love story and you have a wonderfully warm tale that will brighten the holiday season for any reader of romance.
  
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Since I haven’t chosen which song to use for the next book in the series yet, I intend to set up a contest to let the readers help make that decision. The information for this contest will be posted on my website and facebook page.


So… if you’d like to be involved, please do come and either sign up for the newsletter on my website or follow me on facebook. Soon, I will be writing a post and sending everyone linked with me the simple rules.

**The winner will not only choose the title by picking his/ her favorite song of Elvis’s, but the book will be dedicated to that person also.

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