Monday, March 24, 2014

Guest Blog and Giveaway: Second Chances by PJ Fiala

I am a wife and mother of four with two grandchildren and one on the way.  I have read hundreds of books over my lifetime and love romance novels.  I love all kinds of them, erotic, vanilla, funny, suspenseful, any type of romance.  I think the idea of people meeting and falling in love, at any age, is a great idea.

I was inspired to write Second Chances after reading a long string of books, where all of the characters were in their early 20’s.  Not to bash young adult books, I have read many and love them.  But, in reality, characters in their early 20’s have not had many of life’s experiences that us mature folks have had.  I wanted to write a book that centered around mature adults, who have suffered some of life’s challenges, but still had the optimism and hope of falling in love.

There are so many baby boomers out there who are divorced, widowed, single  who, I hoped, would be interested in reading about people with imperfect bodies, kids, work, and life in general, but yet are still interested in sharing their life with someone special.

My characters are not perfect. They don’t always behave as you would hope.  They jump to conclusions just like normal people and yet, they find each other.  I hope readers enjoy the fact that even us imperfect people want to be loved.

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Second Chances
PJ Fiala

Genre:  Romance/erotica

Publisher:  Archway Publishing,
a division of Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 978-1-4808-0563-7
ISBN: 978-1-4808-0564-4
ISBN: 978-1-4808-0562-0

Number of pages:  426
Word Count:   163,375

BN Paperback     Nook    Hard Cover

Book Description: 

After a nearly 30 year marriage to a man suffering from depression, Samantha Powell has decided a nice quiet, drama-free life is for her.  She has demons to combat and self-esteem issues to overcome.  She has decided to sell her house and find a nice little condo that places virtually no maintenance demands on her and allows her to work on herself for a while.

Grayson Kinkaide has waited his whole life, all 55 years of it, looking for his soul mate, the other half of himself.  He suffered through an awful marriage with a manipulative selfish woman that almost brought him to his knees.  The only things that kept him strong were his children and his growing business.

When Gray meets Sam both of their lives are changed drastically.  Sam’s dream of a drama-free life is jerked from her grasp as Gray’s exes do everything in their power to tear them apart.  Gray finds himself having to fight, hard, to convince Sam they are meant to be together. 

About the Author:

I was born in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri named Bridgeton.  During my time in Missouri, I explored the Ozarks, swam in the Mississippi River, played kickball and endless games of hide and seek with the neighborhood kids. Spending summers in Kentucky with my Grandmother, Ruth, are the fondest childhood memories for me.

At the age of thirteen, my family moved to Wisconsin to learn to farm.  Yes, learn to farm!  That was interesting.  Taking city kids and throwing them on a farm with twenty-eight cows purchased from the Humane Society because they had been abused, was interesting.  I learned to milk cows, the ins and outs of a breeding schedule, feeding schedule and the never ending haying in the summer and trying to stay warm in the winter.  Our first winter in Wisconsin, we had thirty-six inches of snow in one storm and were snowed in our house for three days!  Needless to say, I wasn’t loving Wisconsin.

I am now married with four children and two grandchildren and a new one on the way this summer.  I have learned to love Wisconsin, though I still hate snow.  Wisconsin and the United States are beautiful and my husband and I travel around by motorcycle seeing new sites and meeting new people.  It never ceases to amaze me how many people are interested in where we are going and what we have seen along the way.  At every gas station, restaurant and hotel, we have people come up to us and ask us about what we are doing and offering advice on which roads in the area are better than others and great rides others have been on if we are interested.

I come from a family of veterans.  My grandfathers, father, brother and two of my sons and one daughter-in-law are all veterans.  Needless to say, I am proud.  Proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given.


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