ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for Quinn Sobel's brother Oliver, until a car crash took Oliver's life on New Year's Eve. Then, a moment of shared grief between Quinn and Lyric became something more impassioned, something that frightened Quinn so much he ran from Lyric's bed and her life, disappearing for four long years.
Now Quinn's back for another New Year's Eve, struggling for closure, desperate to leave his grief in the past and make amends with the girl of his dreams.
But Lyric has a secret--one that could drive Quinn from her life forever. Will Quinn run away from the love and acceptance he's always wanted...or will he claim his New Year's kiss and make her his at midnight?(
GUEST POST - ROBIN BIELMAN!
Thanks so much for having me as a guest today, Jana! I’m delighted to be here and talk about the inspiration behind my latest release, Yours At Midnight. I thought I’d have a little fun with my explanation…
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I I decided to write a New Year’s Eve themed novella after my editor and publisher, Entangled Publishing, gave a shout out for holiday themed stories.
N New Year’s Eve! Everyone celebrates New Year’s Eve, right? Whether you hit the town, have a party, attend a party, do dinner and a movie, stay home in your PJ’s, everyone in some small way celebrates the end of one year and the start of a new one.
S Secrets. Who hasn’t had a secret? Who doesn’t want to know someone’s secret? Come on, be honest. Secrets draw you in and make you wonder. My heroine has got one heck of a secret, and it’s eating her up inside.
P Pancakes and pumpkin. There’s a breakfast scene in my book and when I was writing it I thought about what my own kids love to eat and pancakes is at the top of their list. At the top of mine? Pumpkin muffins. So I added those, too. J
I Italian. One of the foreign languages my hero, Quinn, speaks. I think most girls would agree with me that Italian = sexy.
R Resolutions. My book opens with my heroine, Lyric, decided on her resolution: find a man. We all know how hard resolutions are to keep, and I wanted to give Lyric something attainable, but oh so full of conflict.
A Accidents. I don’t want to give anything away, but from some accidents love and hope and precious gifts can bloom.
T Teddy. Teddy plays an important role in my book—a tail wagging, golden fur, escape artist kind of importance. His inspiration came from my own lovable dog, Harry. Although, my Harry has yet to sneak out of the gate.
I Inch by inch, Lyric and Quinn get closer. I love reading stories where there’s lots of buildup to getting the hero and heroine together, so I wanted to do the same.
O Oliver. Quinn’s twin brother died in a car accident four years ago, but he’s still a very important part of the story. This book poured out of me very quickly and I think the inclusion of loss stemmed from wanting to write sexual tension and sweetness between my hero and heroine that also included misunderstandings and apprehension. In order to do that, I needed Oliver, but only in the past.
N Naked. There are several different meanings that go with this word. Unclothed, exposed, bare, raw, stripped, unguarded. I tried to hit them all.
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