Book 3 in the Rebound Series
Release Date: July 25, 2016
Intrigued by this beautiful, self-contained woman, he is determined to draw her out of her shell and get her to open up to him outside of the bedroom as well as inside.
Fictional Characters Are People Too!
You’ve done it. You know you have. You get sucked into a book and fall in love with the world, with the characters, with the hero. You’re sad when the book is over because you feel like you’ve lost your friends.
And then you meet someone who’s read the same book (or harass your friends until they read it too), and you discuss these people like they’re real. Just like you talk about your mom or your brother or your best friend from college (unless you’re talking to your best friend from college, but, you know, when you’re talking to someone else).
For a writer it’s even more intense. When writers talk about our characters, we talk about getting to know them, learning about them, letting the characters lead the way through the story. We talk about characters being uncooperative and not doing what we planned for them. They come to us fully formed and we have to figure out who they are, how they act, and what makes them tick. (At least that’s how my characters are, especially the main characters. For example, Lance from my book Summer Fling was originally going to be named Connor. But then he was like, “Hey! My name is Lance, not Connor.” And that was that.)
A few months ago my friend Leslie MacAdam and I were chatting about one of her books (and her books are awesome, so you totally need to check them out after you’ve gotten your fill of mine), specifically the characters. She commented that she loved it that I acted like her characters were real too.
I told her that it’s because they are real.
I know, that sounds like the men in white coats need to come take me to the pretty white room with squishy walls where they give me a special jacket that lets me hug myself.
I know that they’re not real in the sense that we could take a road trip and go visit them, stay in their guest rooms, and eat their food. Of course fictional characters aren’t real like that.
But they exist in our collective consciousness. We all know and love Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Or Jamie and Claire. Or Christian and Anastasia. Or fill in your favorite characters. We, as readers, give them life.
It’s sort of like the Velveteen Rabbit. A toy becomes real when it’s loved enough.
And so does a fictional character.
Other Books in this Series
Jenna just needs a little rebound therapy …
Jenna is still stuck in her grief a year after her fiancé died in a tragic accident. She exists, going through the motions of living, her former spark gone. Her best friend Amy drags her out to meet someone, convinced she needs a rebound guy to have some fun and start living again.
Brian is the hot owner of the wine bar where Amy takes Jenna. He has a mischievous grin that he wields like a weapon to convince Jenna to give him a chance.
Always the bridesmaid …
Amy’s best friend Jenna is engaged … again. And she’s asked Amy to be her maid of honor. Amy can’t help but feel jealous that Jenna’s ready to walk down the aisle for the second time, especially when her own love life is virtually nonexistent.
Adam has wanted Amy since she first walked into his wine bar. After he finally got the chance to take her out, problems from his past got in the way. Now she’s dating someone else, and he’s jealous of the lost opportunity.
Will Adam and Amy work out the issues from the past and present that are keeping them apart? Or will their jealousies ruin their relationships and keep them apart forever?
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