Bitten Shame by Olivia Hardin
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Have you ever been to a party where you didn’t know anyone? Sitting there with an uncomfortable smile on your face while all those around you are sharing tales of past exploits and childhood adventures. Do you remember when so-and-so did this? And have you heard from you-know-who? Struggling to keep up with unfamiliar names, places and stories can be dizzying for someone outside the loop.
But what about when you get together with your old friends after a long separation. All of you truly know each other: the funny, the embarrassing, the tearful stories. All of them. You’re in a place where everybody knows your name just like on Cheers.
I think that’s sort of the appeal of series and trilogies. When you read a good book and you develop an emotional attachment to the characters, you want to meet up with them again. You want to curl up with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and revisit those intimate ties. It’s familiar, it’s comfortable and it’s exciting to put the new puzzle pieces together with the old to see how the picture changes with life.
If my mom calls me up and says, “Did you see the new Malory?” I know immediately that Johanna Lindsey has a new historical featuring the Malory family. Heck, I don’t have any idea how many books there are in that series, but if it’s about the Malorys I have to read it.
I think it’s only natural that I’ve developed that sort of attachment to my own characters. The twists and turns of having the cast reenter the stage are limitless. I mean, I know these people and imaginary though they are, Devan, Kent, Jill, Langston, Doc, and Roon are family now. I know that at any moment I can call one of their names and they’ll be front and center, ready to weave their way back into my imagination.
Find Olivia’s books:
Witch Way Bends is available at Amazon
Bitten Shame is available at Amazon
About the Author: Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A nativeTexasgirl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband Danny and their puppy Bonnie.
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