And I couldn't blame them.
I didn't plan on getting married. I was okay with being the bridesmaid and not the bride. But it happened. I fell in love. He fell in love with me. He proposed. I accepted. And by October of 2003, I became Mrs. Brown.
Our one year anniversary was particularly special because by October of 2004, I'd fully embraced being a wife. Our beautiful little girl was barely two months old. I had my own family, my own home, and my whole world seemed perfectly aligned with the stars above. That's all I needed and wanted for that one year anniversary.
But just as love happened, life happened. The hubster became an ex. My daughter has remained an ever-present love in my life. And I dove into writing and publishing, releasing my first young adult book in 2012: Neverlove, a paranormal novel with action and a sweet romance woven within its darker depths.
Like my engagement, Neverlove was a story I had no intentions of writing. It grew out of the 2012 A to Z blogging challenge. The characters, Abby and Basil, had a story to tell beyond the short posts at my blog. Who was I to deny them their say?
Although things didn't work out with my marriage, that time was filled with as many wonderful ups as there were downs. Our one year anniversary will always be special, but running in a close second is another reason for October to be special. It's the month I let Neverlove out into the world.
For a girl born of privilege and a young man bred for status, a lack of real love had everything to do with the drastic changes of their lives.
Abigail - Abused to the point of defeat, seventeen doesn't seem a bad age to die. Surviving suicide leads her to a second chance at V'Salicus Academy to become a Cleanser, a protector of lost souls.
Basil - Perfection is the key to earning his parents' love. A slip of the tongue lands him in service to hell as the devil's newest Harvestor, a collector of lost souls to feed his new master's constant craving.
As with angels and demons, love is forbidden for Cleansers and Harvestors, yet it is the forbidden that is most alluring. When their paths cross, true love is what Abigail and Basil finally discover in each other. Can they hold tight to their love, or will duty trump all, leaving them both to a fate of Neverlove?
***Beware, there will be action, light romance and a few moments that will tug at your soul***
Along with this, Angela also writes under the pen name Rayven Godchild:
Rayven Godchild is an author of erotica/erotic romance short stories, novels and novellas. Her first published work appeared in a fit of obscurity during a tumultuous time in life. That story, Secret Lilies, will see the light of day again with a lot less stress and a lot more joy surrounding its republication in the very near future. Currently, the Confessions of a Sex Fiend short stories are working their way out into the world.