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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Guest post: Jocelyn Stover talks to her hero Kade + giveaway

Today author Jocelyn Stover is trying to get some insight into her heroine Gwen so she asks her hero Kade about the first time he saw her. Will he give her the answers she needs?  
You can’t escape who you are, but no one ever stops to explain to you the cost of discovering such knowledge. By the time Gwen learns that her fiery red hair marks her as more than just a bad temper on two legs it’s too late to make a choice. Catapulted into a realm she doesn’t understand thanks to the actions of those around her, Gwen is forced to embrace an unknown legacy and rely on the word of an old friend who is more than he seems. Will the price of self-discovery prove too much for Gwen to bear? And how do you save the world when everything feels just out of reach.

Me and Kade
I’m alone in my writing cave working on the rough draft for book three of The Wanderer Series when a stray thought distracts me. Unable to move on, I call Kade for help.
            “There’s something I have to know,” I tell him.
            “There usually is,” he says to poke fun at me, folding his arms across his chest and stretching out in the recliner by the bookshelf. It’s my reading chair and consequently the only one he likes. He’s right though, our meetings tend to be one-sided and all about me, and what I need to know.
            “Tell me about the day you first saw Gwen.”
            “You already know about that,” he declares, closing his eyes and making himself comfortable.
            “I know, I know. But why her? There must have been other redheads in that library, what set her apart?” Looking at his prone form I scoff, “this is not a therapy session! We’re working.”
            “What doesn't set her apart?” he tosses back, peeking at me through a slit in one eyelid and ignoring my latter comment.
            “A little insight please, what did you see that day?” Sitting up, he leans on his elbows and contemplates my words.
            “A force of nature,” he whispers. I hold my breath , waiting, hoping to be pulled along into the memory with him. “Eternity is a long time to wander, to be alone.”
“So there’d been no other women for you?” I interrupt.
“I’m not a saint! Of course there were women… a few, a brief respite to dull the aching loneliness of time, but nothing more.” The hollowness of explanation tears at my heartstrings and even now I can’t imagine what it must have been like for him.
 “Seeing her was like watching the sunrise for the first time; just as divine, just as breathtaking. I couldn't have walked away even if I had wanted to. She was there like a beacon on a hilltop, calling me home.” 
            “And you followed,” I add in an afterthought, caught up in his passionate retelling.
            “I’ve been following ever since.”
            “Can you see it when you look at her? Her power, I mean.” Glowing amber eyes flit to mine and I have a deep sense they are peering into my soul.
            “No, I don’t see anything,” he says and shakes his head.
            “Oh.” I slump back, deflated. I’d come to a particularly difficult passage in my writing and was hoping some deeper insight into the day they met might clear things up. I gathered from talking with him that Kade had always seemed to know that Gwen possessed the ancient abilities even before he witnessed her power.
            “I feel it in my bones.”
            Heavy, I think. I am ruminating on the implications of this new information when Kade slips from the room.
            “Wait!” I yell after him. “What does that mean?”
As always he answers one question but leaves me with a handful more. 

Out of Reach
Wanderer Series #1
By Jocelyn Stover
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
296 Pages
Out of Reach (Wanderer #1) on Goodreads
Gwen Cohen has aspired her whole life to reach her current position of project manager at Preston-Ward Pharmaceuticals, but when she stumbles upon a dirty little secret everything changes. As she struggles with the reality of evil and her own powerful legacy, she gets pulled farther from the world she knows and closer to the one she can’t deny.

Eyes finally open, Gwen struggles to unlock the dormant magic within herself before it's too late. The lines between love and desire, and duty and commitment become exceedingly blurred and the ultimate choice to be made may not be between right and wrong but the head and the heart.

Out of Touch is only $.99 right now

About the Author:

I'm a thoughtful, sarcastic, work-o-holic, mother of four. I must thrive on chaos because I've certainly built enough of it into my life already! I write during the stolen mintures of the day when the children are in bed or at school. When I'm not writing you can find me up to no good with my kiddos, or outside soaking up the sunshine.

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Author Jocelyn Stover is giving away 10 autographed paperback copies of Out of Reach to celebrate the upcoming release of A Step Away (Wanderer Series #2)! As an added bonus, there are LOTS of chances for extra entries!!!


1 comment:

  1. O contest is over already, that is a shame. I really like the sound and look of this book/series/