Hi Joan. Tell us about your book.
LuvU4Ever, a Romance Short Story, is part of a new short story series by Joan Reeves: A Moment in Time by Joan Reeves.
LuvU4Ever, that's what David had engraved on the plain gold heart he gave Noelle when he proposed.
Can 9 little words destroy a Forever love?
"I told you NEVER to call me at home."
Noelle faces the biggest decision of her life. Will she choose payback? Will she choose love? Or will she just walk away?
What inspired you to write this book?
I moved last year so I had to go through lots of boxes stored in the attic. I came across an autograph book I had received as a birthday gift when I was very young. I flipped through it and smiled as I read words written so long ago. Most of them were from people in my neighborhood, not celebrities.
One of the autographs caught stirred my imagination. It was from a teenage girl whom I idolized. I thought she was so beautiful. She had written: U R 2 sweet, 2 B 4 Gotten. Other "autographs" in my little book were similar. I started thinking of the shorthand way of expressing sentiments. I could just see a teenage boy in a letter jacket drawing something like that on the back of a girl's hand with a ball point pen. LuvU4Ever.
When we're teens, we think forever never ends. When we grow older, we learn there are pitfalls and booby traps on the way to forever. The story just wrote itself, and the autograph book has inspired a whole series. The next short story, planned for March, is 2Sweet2BSexy.
What kind of research was involved?
I think most of the research was finding a plain gold heart and "engraving" it. Although I didn't end up with that painstakingly created piece of art, I did use it in the video book trailer. Here's a link if you'd like to see the blurb in movie-style: http://youtu.be/P1WCB2yE04k (Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and receive a free gift from me! Just leave a comment telling me you LIKE the video and have subscribed.)
Bestselling eBook Author Joan Reeves makes her home in the Lone Star State with her hero, her husband. She lives the philosophy that is the premise of her romance novels: "It's never too late to live happily ever after."
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Once, life had been a bowl of cherries. Now the cherries were gone, and life was the pits.
Noelle pressed her forehead to the cold glass and stared at the snowflakes drifting past the hotel window. By the time she left this room, her marriage would be over.
Her life would be over because she couldn't imagine life without David. Yet, she couldn't imagine staying with him either. Not since nine little words had destroyed her world.
"I told you never to call me at home."
Leave? Stay? What was she going to do? She had plenty of ideas ranging from tying him naked to the bed and walking out, leaving the door wide open for the world to see, to sleeping with another man and making sure David knew about it. Let him see how it felt to be betrayed.
So get a little payback first?
By the time David walked through the door, expecting his girlfriend, Noelle hoped she'd figured out what to do.