Today we are excited to be a part of the Before and Ever Since Blog Tour with Sharla Lovelace. Sharla, take it away!
Hello to everyone and thanks for letting me come over and play! :)
People frequently ask me what my stories are about. Now that I’ve written two novels and a novella, I can see that I have a style. A trend. My stories are about coming home in some way. About facing your past. And about secrets.
I love secrets in a story. For me, the promise of the unknown, especially with multiple levels of lies and/or deceipt, can make the best plots.
In my latest book, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, Emily Lockwood has alot on her plate. She is successful in her own right, with a solid real estate career, but has a headstrong daughter, a mother who marches to her own drummer, and an ex-husband who needs sex therapy. Enter into this picture a house with an agenda, and the return of her first love, rocking a tool belt and a paintbrush and dark eyes full of secrets, and Emily just flat out has things to get through and get over. The biggest, being a massive secret of her own.
These deceptions can change lives. Change futures. Secrets are powerful like that. Something as simple as keeping an assumption to yourself, can create a domino ripple effect that is still felt twenty years later. That’s what Ben and Emily encounter in BEFORE AND EVER SINCE.
Have you ever had a significant experience with secrets? Was the power of it for good, or for bad?
Thanks for having me, and I hope you enjoy the book!
Thanks for coming Sharla! Sharla is going to be giving away a customized tote bag to one lucky commenter. The bags includes bookmarks, swag, and a random bestselling author’s book that she got during RWA! Just leave Sharla a question or comment to be entered to win. The giveaway ends November 19th. Good Luck!