New Release! Forever and Always: From Short Story to Novel!

Back yard 2019 gGood morning! It’s finally warm enough that we can predict summer is on its way!

This is a snapshot of one of my my flowerbeds. By the end of the month, the vine will have filled in and it will be a solid wall of green.

And while I was waiting for warm spring early summer weather, I was hard at work revising a former short story into a novel which has just been released.

After putting out as series as emotionally draining as The Harvester Files were, especially as they were preceded by Murder & Mistletoe, and the Vengeance Is mine Series, I wanted to do something a bit different before I tackle more books for both of those series.

A few years ago, I wrote a short story, There’s Always Tomorrow and a novella, Forever and Always which were published by Solstice Publishing. When my contract ended, the rights to those stories were returned to me, and I’ve republished them together  by folding the information from one story into the other. Many people wondered about Iris and Finn from There’s Always Tomorrow. In Forever and Always, the novel, you meet them five years later and get to know the answer.

So what did I do to make an 18,000 word novella into a 53,000 word novel?

I begin by going back to the night of the accident. I give you a glimpse into Brandi’s life as a dancer, so that you can better appreciate how the tragedy affects her. I also include more about smothering fans who take and take until there is nothing left. Then I let you inside Brandi’s head as she tries to come to grip with losing everything. When Jarrett comes into the story, you meet a man who’s constantly on the go, but manages to make time for her. And when the misunderstanding occurs, with new insight into the accident and Brandi’s state of mind, everything that follows makes more sense. The ending comes to a satisfactory conclusion for all.

Here’s the new cover and the blurb to the novel, Forever and Always

Forever and AlwaysThe dance is everything, or is it? 

Brandi Alexandra Jameson’s entire life has been dedicated to ballet. When an accident she believes was caused by a crazed stalker fan leaves her close friend and dance partner dead and herself barely able to walk, she’s lost, adrift without a future.

Jarrett Sullivan has spent most of his life in love with the petite red-headed brunette he met when he was in first grade, acting as her protector throughout school, but just as he was ready to make his move, she left Victoria for the National Ballet in Toronto. He’s followed her career, and now that she’s back home, he jumps at the chance to get to know her the way he always wanted to.

Brandi remembers Jarrett, the boy she idolized, and when the man wants to have a relationship with her, she’s thrilled. But that joy turns to horror when she learns the truth about a poster, and believes he’s just another fan and that it’s Alexandra, the dancer, he wants, not Brandi, the broken woman. Fleeing her family and Victoria, she runs to the only friend she has hoping to heal her broken heart.

Discovering Brandi may have misunderstood the situation, Jarrett is frantic to find her and straighten out the mess, but will she be willing to listen and give him a second chance?

Forever and Always is available from all Amazon sites and is free to read with Kindle Unlimited.

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