Thanks so much for having me back on Fiction Vixen. Sophia asked me to talk about what it’s like to revisit characters after they’d already had their happily ever after.
I didn’t set out to write more of Shane & Jen when I originally wrote them but as I worked on Laura & Trent’s story, I realized that for me, true romance doesn’t end with a happily ever after. True romance is still waking up one year, two years, ten years down the road and still loving that person. That’s much more romantic to me then a fade to black happily ever after.
Plus, Shane and Jen both have challenges ahead of them as Shane gets healthy and goes back to the army and as Jen faces the future of life after her cancer. They love each other, intensely, but loving someone during war is pretty darn tough.
So when I started writing their short story, it was really easy to fall back into their lives. They were the second couple I ever wrote and to say that I know them inside and out would not be an exaggeration. Getting their vibes right, letting Carponti run amok again, all of it kind of clicked back into place for me.
So I hope readers will enjoy revisiting Shane & Jen. They’ll get a hint of what is going on with Laura & Trent, too and hear a little bit about what’s going on with Reza.
I’m giving away a digital copy of ANYTHING FOR YOU as well as Shane & Jen’s first story BECAUSE OF YOU to one lucky commenter! To enter just leave a comment!
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Anything For You by Jessica Scott
From the author of Because of You comes an all new Coming Home short story.
Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent a year recovering from his combat injuries. A year spent in the arms of the woman of his dreams. But loving Jen comes with a price: every time he touches her, he faces the uncertain fear that loving her might mean losing her forever.
Jen is a breast cancer survivor and with Shane, she’s found a man who loves her despite her scars. But her scars may be too much for their love to survive.
As their love grows, so does the risk to Jen’s life. And Shane must make the toughest decision any man can make to save the woman he loves.
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Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.
Oprah has called her. True story.
Her debut novel BECAUSE OF YOU launched Loveswept, the first Random House digital imprint.
She’s written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and is currently a company commander stationed at Fort Hood.
Most recently, she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012.
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