She looked straight into Rafe’s eyes, a smile playing on her lips at the shock written all over his face . “Ciao, Rafe. I bet you didn’t think you’d be seeing me anytime soon, especially not at your wedding.”


Rafael DeLuca and Talia McKenna fall in love when the Italian business mogul goes to Boston to visit one of his family’s companies international offices and she is assigned to be his guide. But Rafe is already engaged and his marriage is also meant to merge his father’s and future father-in-law’s companies. He calls off the wedding and just days later, he finds Talia in bed with his brother.

Months later Rafe is ready to fulfill his obligation by marrying his fiance and commit to his family responsibility but Talia crushes his wedding. She isn’t ready to let go of him just yet.

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The Writer’s Journal by J. Busskohl

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journalI go through phases where my creativity is like a full bottle of Diet Coke with a Mentos dropped inside; ideas are literally spewing from me. Then I go through phases where there is nothing but creative silence; my mind feels empty and dark and still. There’s no rhyme or reason to either of these times, at least none that I can tell, none that I’ve noticed, none that I can put my finger on. I’ve tried to pay attention during the quiet times. Why is nothing coming to me now? Why is my mind a blank? Why is no little voice whispering crazy thoughts to my muse, who in turn shouts them at me? Generally nothing comes to me during these times. I am, quite literally, a void. Still, for the longest time, I would carry my journal. Waiting. Keeping it handy just in case.

Until I didn’t keep it handy…

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Why We Write

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Writers are fairly normal people and live and work for the same reason other artists live and work. It’s pretty simple, Musicians make music because they have to. Singers sing because they have to. Actors act because they have to. Dancers dance because they have to. Artists paint, draw, sculpt, print, throw pots, blow glass, and build things because they have to. And, writers write because they have to.

TO not make music, dance, act, sing, create art, make things and write would be half a life for creative people. Doing what they feel compelled to do, what they HAVE to do, makes them feel whole.

Artists, however, are not alone in their need and passion to do and create. Psychologists have long understood that when life has purpose, most of us find happiness, whether that purpose is planting a garden, raising a child, building a bridge, teaching kindergarten, keeping…

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What’s Your Favorite Writing Quote?

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In getting ready for my CampNaNo experience, I started trolling my books and the Internet for good writing quotes. Here are a few of my favorites:

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
― Anaïs Nin

(That is the kind of writer I aspire to be. This quote is on a Post-It note where I can see it while I write.)

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
― Richard Bach

(Right now, I’m an amateur but I’m not quitting!)

“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”
― Natalie GoldbergWriting Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

(I’m working on it. I do this in my journal—I didn’t always—but I’m also trying to get this kind of writing…

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Reader Appreciation Giveaway: $150 Amazon Gift Card & Mystery Swag

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