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Now onto the paranormal romance! I’m sharing a scene from my novel, Walking in the Shadows, which is FREE on Amazon Oct 31-Nov 1 for the blog hop! Take a peek, pick up your free copy and enter the giveaways!
“You realize,” Tad began as he pulled into my parking spot at my apartment, “that I’m not going to let you stay alone tonight.”
“What if someone sees your car is still here in the morning?” I asked, but I didn’t want to fight it. I needed him.
“We’ve gone over this before,” he reassured me, his eyes locked on mine. “My friend will vouch for me.”
“You mean lie for you?”
“He knows about us, Vera. It came out in conversation when he asked why we broke up and why I’d been so moody or whatever,” Tad explained, his hand warm on my back.
“Really? I made you moody?” I asked, opening my apartment door.
“Depressed is more like it.”
“Join the club,” I replied, sliding his jacket off and handing it back to him. He stared down at it with his lips in a stern line.
“I wish I was a more admirable boyfriend to you. I would much rather be that than your teacher.”
“I enjoy your teaching…but I do enjoy you being my boyfriend more. It just can’t be,” I replied, and his response was silence so I continued, “I should go change. You want your pajamas?”
“Wait—did you get to slow dance at all?” Tad asked, and I shook my head. He fiddled with his phone before putting it down on the coffee table and holding his hand out. “May I have this dance?”
“No, we shouldn’t. You should go home…it’s too hard to have you here and then tomorrow I’ll be in your classroom again as your student. It’s so easy for you to go from here to there,” I whispered, my voice trailing off.
“You have got to know…” Tad cried out, throwing his hands up. “You have to know this is not easy on me either. I see you almost every day as my student, and I have to fight myself…who I really am—you know it. You’re so sensible about this whole thing, everything, you’re just so strong. I wish I could be like you and forget all the pain.”
“It’s a farce Tad, I’m not strong. I feel like there’s a train heading straight towards me. You were what kept me stable—let me forgot the past I’m running from. I can stand this every day class thing because you take the pain away…even if you’re only my teacher,” I explained, shaking my head as I took in his distress.
“You know what the real farce is?” he whispered as he pulled me into his arms. “That I’m only your teacher.”
I let him kiss me; let the nights events wash away from my mind and let the shadows remain shadows. Tonight I would forget what I was running from even though it was closer than it had ever been, for I knew I was safe in his arms.
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I was born into this world.
Hunter Marks was molded into this world; a General— a person cold and harsh. A person meant to kill me.
We were told to just believe.
We were taught to never question.
We’re supposed to be robots, and accept our roles in this altered society.
Too bad Hunter and I don’t follow the rules.
And we’re a hell of a lot stronger than they ever thought possible.
They’ve been searching for the world’s deadliest weapon.
And I’m not following the leader any more.
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Jumping Right In: When Characters are Already in Love
Today, I’m glad to be a part of #InstaLove101 hosted by @ANovelIdea. Last year they hosted the fabulous Love Triangles 101, which was a total hit, so they decided to continue this year. I’m so glad because last year I was not able to participate and this year I am. Insta-love is a topic that is fought about the world over–do we hate it, do we love it? Is it realistic? The most challenging part for me has also been defining insta-love (I talk move about it here on my post, Insta-Wha?). It’s a word that’s spat out as being vile, yet the definitions of it are so diverse. Imagine my disdain when someone uttered the word on a review of Walking in the Shadows. That’s impossible, was the thing that immediately came to mind–why? Because at the opening of the book the characters are already in love. Insta-love has always appeared to be a gray area when I read about it in reviews, because there are many times when it’s mentioned when it’s obviously insta-attraction. There’s no problem with insta-attraction, because it’s a part of love. If you weren’t attracted to a person, you wouldn’t be interested in falling in love with them, would you be? This supposed gray area never fell into the area of already in love, though! It seems to me that insta-love becomes a more complex topic day by day, when it used to simply be the unrealistic utterance of the word at day one. Sometimes an author has to jump right in and have the characters already be in love, why? Sometimes it takes ages to fall in love, and even longer to actually admit it to the person and begin a relationship. Therefore, for the sake of not dragging out a story (not to mention the fact that the waiting for years would actually be boring to read) an author may produce characters already in love. I did it in Walking in the Shadows, and oops, I did it again in Flawed Perfection. It’s a planned measure in the outlining of the story, just like planning the falling in love. So why do I like to jump right in? In the case of Flawed Perfection, I would have ended up with a Harry Potter length series that would have followed my characters from Toddlerdom to Adulthood. As you can imagine, it would have taken years to write, and even more time to actually read it, because it would have been SO boring. Jumping right in can actually add to the potential drama, especially when there are obstacles in the characters way to actually getting to a relationship. This addition of drama could be angsty, just like insta-love, if you wanted it to be as well. I’m not a fan of angsty, though–so I’ll skip that. Conversely, there is an issue with jumping right in, and it’s an issue with every single decision a author makes. The readers may just hate it. That’s a risk that every author makes with every calculated decision, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. So why not just JUMP right in? You may like what you see, but insta-love, it will not be!
What do you think about insta-love, insta-attraction and jumping right in? Twitter it up by using hashtag #instalove101 and don’t forget to call me out at @cgiovanniauthor!