The Love…The Second Time Around Celebration dovetails with the theme of my-soon-to-be-released novel, Retribution. Help J.L. Campbell celebrate by submitting your most interesting stories of people taking another shot at a relationship.
· There is no restriction as it pertains to form or genre. Stories can be fact or fiction. Use your imagination, make them attention-grabbing.
· Somewhere in there, you must tell the reader why the couple broke up and why they feel compelled to get back together. This can be done from any of your characters’ point-of-view.
· The word cap is 500.
· Indicate on your blog post, by the relevant badge, whether you’re in the fact or fiction category.
· Last day to submit your piece of fact or fiction is on February 14 (Valentine's Day). (Book release day is February 1, but we’ll be holding the blast off on Thursday, February 14, 2013.) The polls will open on February 15 and we’ll have a few days to read and vote.
· Winners will be announced on Friday, February 22, 2013.
THIS IS MY ENTRY (TAKEN FROM BOTH OF MY PARANORMAL ROMANCE
NOVELS IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES, SO OF COURSE IT IS A FICTIONAL
ENTRY. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT, IT SITS JUST ON THE 500 WORD LIMIT.):
My Darling, Jazz,
You have been the most wonderful thing that has happened in my life and I will return for
you as soon as it is possible. But, I need to work out the problems of my home world. I
would not be able to live a life with you leaving behind such a mess. I must find out what
has happened to the others, my mother, my father and my friends. I also must ensure
that you will now be safe.
You will find that our blood exchange will change you. You will see things differently.
You will be stronger and more alert. You will also have more effective healing capabilities
and be able to listen to your body’s needs.
I would love to watch you as you become more aware of these gifts but I am sorry that I
will not be able to do so. My dreams will be filled with the beautiful moments we have
just shared and I hope that our separation will be short.
Please forgive me Jazz,
My love will always be yours.
Exactly at the stroke of 7:30pm my apartment was buzzed to allow entry for my
visitor. I pressed the button to open the outside door and stood apprehensively near
the internal door leading into my apartment, waiting for Ryan’s knock. Those few
minutes seemed to extend to eternity and when I heard the rap of knuckles on the
wood, I jumped. I quickly took the few steps to the door to open it wide and allow
Ryan to come inside.
Only it wasn’t Ryan standing on my threshold, it was Seb…!
I took a couple of steps backward, I could feel my head start to swoon and my heart
beat faster, I knew that I was going to faint, but could do nothing to stop myself from
falling. The last thing I remembered was the feel of Seb’s familiar arms holding me
just before my head hit the floor.
Jazz made her way to her apartment, I snuck in behind her as she opened the external
door and hid while she made her way upstairs. I stood outside, debating whether to
once again enter her life again or not? With mixed feelings, I approached the door
and stood facing it trying to get up the nerve to eventually knock. Jazz opened the
door and stood looking at me, straight in the eye. She didn’t faint from shock this
time, but my presence did cause her to become emotional.
She ran to me and wrapped her arms around my neck, tears flowed freely form her
eyes as I held her against me. For a long time we stood together like this. I enjoyed
savouring her scent and the feel of her body pressing closely to mine.
“Jazz, I ….” Before I could finish the sentence she was entwined in my arms once
again. We kissed passionately, as if the expanse of time between us had never taken