Guest Post by Lani Lynn Vale
How I come up with my book ideas? Well... lots of things.
Sometimes I just may be walking down the street and see something happen, and I think to myself, wow! That would make a great scene in a book!
Then there are the times I’m sitting around with my family, and they do something incredibly stupid...or incredibly offensive, and I just have to write that in my book, because it deserves to me memorialized so I don’t forget it.
Now and again, I hear a story told by one of my friends, and I think- that would be a hilarious scene.
I also utilize Siri on my iPhone a lot! I can’t tell you the number of times I’ll be driving, a thought pops into my head, and Siri writes it into a note for me so I can write it down into a scene later!
There is one particular sad scene in this book that happened to my family. My cousin died while riding a four-wheeler while with his best friend. His best friend did what Jack does at the funeral for his own best friend. I can tell you now that no words can or could portray how I felt that day. I can still bring up the memory and tears come to my eyes.
Overall, I would say that quite a few of the ideas I come up with happen in real life. As I tell my husband all the time, watch it or I’ll write you into my book!
She's been known as Jane for the last seven years. Have you ever felt lost? Well she knows lost. She’s the definition of lost. Cruelly beaten within an inch of her life? Check. No memory of anything that's happened since she woke up from that beating? Check. Losing a child, especially one she didn’t remember conceiving? Check. Jane has been sent away from her home of the past seven years by a hot older biker that tells her that her life’s in danger. His solution is to send her to a place that’s the home of a man that she feels a connection with instantly. A bone deep connection.
Jacks spent the last seven years in a depression. After the death of his young wife while on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan, he hasn't seen the appeal of participating in the world around him. He’s lost everyone that’s ever meant anything to him. His mom. His dad. His sister. His wife. Why make any more connections? They’re just going to die. The only things keeping him on this earth with boots firmly planted are his brothers who fought with him during hell on earth, and his best friend, the man that was there for his wife when he couldn't be. The one who promised to keep her safe, and didn’t. Then he loses one of those things, and Jack really has nothing left. He comes home to an empty bed, and dreams of what used to be, caught up in a never ending nightmare that never ends. Until she screams his name, that is.
A name is the first memory that has surfaced in her brain in the last seven years. That name is Jackopa. Her husband.
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Lani Lynn Vale is a married mother of three living in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She is currently a student pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing. When she's not cooking, cleaning, wiping dirty faces free of permanent marker stains, going to school, or running errands, you can find her at her computer lost in her fictional character's world.
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