Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Today is a very special day because I have a very exciting guest blogger! Dee Tenorio is on the blog today because her recent release Kiss Me Again just came out on Monday, September 15th and she is here to celebrate this wonderful release. Dee will be talking about how she came to write her amazing book Kiss Me Again and about the book itself in today's guest blog. Here is the link to the review of Kiss Me Again that I posted this morning so you can get a peek at what I thought of her new release.
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What's Your Journey? My husband is a graphic designer—many shades of Ethan, the hero of my new book, "Kiss Me Again" are based on my husband's experiences at work and...well, okay, the coffee habit is totally my hubby—and sometimes, I forget how much he colors my life. I was thinking about how "Kiss Me Again" began and I realized, the story has my husband written all over it... See, we'd just moved to a small town in Orange County, CA, after my husband had been laid off. We'd been elsewhere and the lease was up and there was no way we could afford that place for renewal. We had two options, move in with family or use our savings to try again somewhere else. Quite a daunting choice, as we had a child to consider as well. The choice was especially hard for my husband. He is the main breadwinner in our household and it's a heavy weight to bear. Being a graphic artist, a job that is often thankless and riddled with abuses—many folks think artists can just wave a magic wand and just make their undefined imagination come to life—means that he also very often faces job turnover. It's not a secure world and he's a wanting security kind of man. It took a lot for him to make that leap of faith in himself, to believe he'd find the next job, but he did it and we moved in the direction of where the work was. So there I was, in what would be our new bedroom, putting together what was usually his desk. It was one of those space saving things with poles and slim overhead shelves and the day was hot and humid. I remember I was wiping my face with the back of my hand, reaching for the screwdriver, when Ethan was born. He popped up in my head and said the strangest thing, "My father only ever had to hit me once." A strange line, but oh...he was real. I sat up straight, listening if this sexy sounding man with the darkly strained tone was going to say anything else. He kept talking all right, to the point that I closed the bedroom door with its blessed airflow and listened to him tell me about losing the love of his life because he hadn't been able to tell her the things he was telling me. But if he had the chance, the smallest chance, he'd do whatever it took to get back with her. Being a writer, I could totally give him that chance. But I reminded him, writers are not nice people. We make our characters face sometimes terrible things and he'd be no exception. Resolute, Ethan agreed. And he totally regretted it. Seriously. Why's that? Well, the more I got to know him, after that desk was put together and the furniture was all in place, the worse I made things for dear Ethan. His heroine? Well, she was right to leave him. And as lovable as he was, Ethan had a lot of baggage to deal with. He had to take some risks. See beyond the things he could control and trust that he could be loved even if everything fell apart. But belief in himself didn't come any easier to workaholic Ethan than it did to my workaholic hubby. And like my hubby, it was a really bumpy road for Ethan to get accepted. While hubby toiled to find work—even doing some freelance work overseas to keep us afloat—I wrote and shaped and hoped to high heaven that I could find the right path to take this couple that should have had everything come easy, but couldn't seem to get their lives together. Eventually, both things happened. Hubby found work and now, Ethan has a home. A journey of trust and belief in oneself, finally come to a point where no matter what happens next, they're both gonna be just fine. What about you? Have you had that personal journey to overcome something difficult in your life? What is your greatest lesson so far? All posters will be entered in a drawing for a free eBook from my backlist, so be sure to check back later to see if you won! Dee Tenorio
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Book Title: Kiss Me Again Release Date: Sept. 16th, 2008 Link To Book Info. Buy Link. About The Author:
Dee Tenorio is a voracious reader, mother of three and a wife for thirteen years—which means her ovaries do overtime doing laundry, finding keys and lost socks and diapers that have mysteriously disappeared to the sound of wild toddler giggles. Since she's written stories from the time she was little, she thought it was a pretty good idea to get into writing romance—sensual, romantic and sometimes funny. After all, she's currently living her own happily ever after. Dee can be found most days on her blog.

3 comments:

  1. Oh wow, don't I look all flashy up there! LOL! Thanks for having me today! I'll keep peeping in to see if anyone else has a journey they weren't sure they'd survive, lol.

    Hugs,
    Dee

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  2. I'm happy to have you guest blogging here and I hope that you can guest blog in the future for your next release.

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  3. Happy Release Week, Dee.

    I had some health issues that created a lot of frustration and concern with my family, and their resolution taught me about patience and compromise, and listening to my body.

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