Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Talking About Love with Author Jennifer Wylie
Short stories; Jump, The Forgotten Echo,
YA short story series: Tales of Ever Info and links here!
and novel Sweet Light
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“Wuv, true wuv that bwessed awangement, that dweam within a dweam.”
-Priest- The Princess Bride.
One of my most favorite movies of all time. This is one of my favorite quotes too (next to “As you wish.” of course!) Yes, I'm an uber romantic. So, lets talk about Love since that is a big part of what romance is.
Love is a funny thing. It's also such a general word. There are so many types of love, between friends, family, lovers, and so many levels of it. It can change over time. You fall in, you can also fall out. It can pull you in and spit you out.
Love is everywhere in “real life”. It's part of what makes us who we are. Everyone has a desire to love and be loved.
I think every book needs to have a little love in it somewhere. (Particularly books which take place over a period of time.) A story with NO love at all seems flat to me. It is a major part of how people interact, we love people, we search for love (and I'm not talking about this always being in a romantic way). Romance, even a little, even if it's hinted at, adds extra realism and spice to any story.
In my debut novel Sweet Light, the main character Shara finds herself falling in love when she least expects it. (Isn't that always the way it is?) She is a healer, and that David is her patient doesn't help her confusion. She struggles between following her heart and doing what is expected of her. Just when things seem to going well she must face the arrival of her old lover. Finding she still has feelings for him tears her apart. On top of this, she discovers that her best friend, and David's cousin, is in love with her. When things go horribly wrong between her and David, she has to search her heart and decide on who she truly loves and who she will choose.
Love is never perfect, or easy. It can be cruel and threaten to break you. Sometimes you have to make a choice. When those choices are hard, you can only hope you make the right one and deal with any consequences.
Though a fantasy, set in another world, Sweet Light is also full of romance. I hope readers will enjoy following the strings of love which wind around Shara and cheer for their favorite hero.
Love can be irrational. It can make you do crazy things. Trying to hold on to love, you may do things you never imagined you would.
Lust of course... is a whole 'nother story...and I'll leave that for another time. :D
What would you do for love?
Jennifer Wylie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.
Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.
Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don’t. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories. Sweet light is her debut novel to be published in 2011. She currently has a number of short stories published as ebooks thru Echelon Press and available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and OmniLit.
Jennifer resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her two boys, Australian shepherd a flock of birds and a disagreeable amount of wildlife.
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