Julia Basham’s life was perfect. She was finally done with school, about to start an internship with a prestigious financial company which would lead to a great job and, best of all, she’d just become engaged to her very own Prince Charming, Nicholas Kerkley. Unfortunately, while Nick was warm, intelligent, and completely devoted to Julia, he was also a college dropout, with no job to speak of, and almost completely broke. While none of his shortcomings were a problem for Julia, they were a big problem for her older sister Lisa, who told her that a guy like Nick wasn’t proper marriage material for a girl on the fast track to success, Julia began to reconsider the relationship. Although she didn’t wholeheartedly agree with Lisa, after some thought Julia decided that she would take her sister’s advice and end her engagement with Nick, convincing herself that it was the right thing to do. Only after breaking Nick’s heart, and her own in the process, did Julia realize what a horrible mistake it was.
As the story opens nearly a decade later, Julia is the quiet shadow of the woman everyone thought she’d be, who’s once fulfilling life has fallen into a stale and safe existence. Her shell of a world is thrown into upheaval when she finds out that the financial planning team she works for has taken on a new client; a now successful and very rich Nick Kerkley. Stuck in a horribly awkward situation, Julia makes a decision–take charge, step up, and find her own happy ending. However, she quickly realizes that fairy tales aren’t as strait forward as we’ve been brought up to believe. Sometimes, to get to happily ever after, you have to stop waiting for fate, strap on a pair of wings, and be your own fairy godmother.
Once Upon A Second Chance, is a modern yet whimsical take on Austen’s classic love story, Persuasion.
~ GUEST POST ~
The Writer’s Cave
Ah… my writer’s cave.
Isn’t it lovely? It is down in the basement so I can hide from my husband and two and three year old daughters when I need to get work done, it is quiet and comfortable, and everything I could need is within arm’s reach. This is where I write, make my promotional items, blog, plot new stories, manage my email, and network, as well as build and maintain my platforms.
Now… that being said, this amazing arrangement has actually only been mine for less than three days. In fact, I deliberately hurried to finish my new writing space so that I would be able to have a picture of it for this very post. Up until about a week ago, my ‘writer cave’ was this:
A spot on my couch with my laptop sitting on my lap. That is where ONCE UPON a SECOND CHANCE was written, as well as my second book and the first half of my third. It was inconvenient, often loud, and, more days than not, filled with tiny fingers adding eloquent passages of “swoooqqaaa====[f]]]]]]]]]]]aaaaasawaaaaaaaaaaaawooooooooo”, and “aaaaaaaa;;;;;;;’’///////////aaaaaaawwwwwwwawasaoooooooojsaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedd” to my work.
Moral of the story, where you write really doesn’t matter. Sure we all dream of a place where we can escape that is all our own, but many of us don’t have one, and that’s okay. All that matters is that you make the most of what you have, whether it’s as amazing as the Bat Cave, or simply a two-by-two foot spot on your bed between your pillow and stuffed bear. When writing all that really matters is the size of your computer screen, and they are all about the same.
About The Author:
Marian Vere is a twenty eight year old writer of Women’s Fiction. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she received her degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in–oddly enough–vocal music performance, only to later discover her love of writing and storytelling. Marian is represented by Carly Watters of PS Literary, and currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her Husband, and two daughters.
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~ Giveaway ~
The author is giving away (5) swag bags that include a magic wand charm necklace, a magic wand book mark, and custom lip gloss with the book art.
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The publisher is giving away (5) ebook copies of ONCE UPON A SECOND CHANCE.