For Ever by C.J. Valles
For Ever starts nowSixteen-year-old Wren Sullivan doesn?t want to know what other people are thinking about her?because most of the time it sucks. Too bad since that?s what happens every time she looks into someone?s eyes.
When she moves to Portland, Oregon, after her parents? divorce, Wren?s just hoping to get through the rest of her junior year unscathed. Instead, before the end of her second day in school, she wakes up in the hospital after her very own freaky demonic-possession incident. Wren can?t remember much. But soon she finds out that her ?episode? happened right after she locked eyes with the one classmate who happens to have gone missing.
Wren starts digging through people?s heads for the truth about him, and finds ? nothing. Godlike hotness? Yep. But nobody knows who Ever Casey really is. Even weirder, they don?t seem to care that he just disappeared. So, when he randomly shows up again in her first period class, she?s determined to get some answers. He may be perfect on the outside, but with one look into his eyes, Wren discovers his mind is also perfect ? perfectly empty.
Or is there something he doesn?t want her to see there that will put her and anyone near her in danger?
When For Ever ends, Never begins.
Never, the second book in The Ever Series, is coming soon.
Being an Author; Reality and Illusions
Here are my (now popped) illusions:
1. I kinda thought being an author would magically transport me to a land of bunnies and rainbows.
2. I thought someone else would do the hard parts, like the promotion.
3. I thought I’d get to quit my day job immediately.
4. I thought I’d spend all my time writing.
5. I thought the hardest part was finishing the book.
The realities are:
1. No bunnies, no rainbows -- yet.
2. I’ve been learning about promotion on the go, although I’ve found a great resource in my SupaGurl Heather, who put me on this blog tour!
3. My day job gets in the way of my writing all the time, which is especially frustrating when I’m 90 percent done with the sequel to For Ever. Grrr.
4. Even when I’m writing, I think I spend more time staring at the computer screen than actually typing.
5. The hardest part is putting years of hard work out there for critical review.
What do other people think being a writer is like?
LOL. I honestly don’t know! Very few people who know me are aware I’ve even published a book. Some people know that I write fiction, so they mostly think it’s a hobby. And particularly with indie/self-publish, I think there’s still a pervasive feeling that it’s not real. I’m just glad to be writing, and I’ve gotten some very rewarding feedback from people (who I never would have met otherwise) saying they enjoyed the story. That makes me feel like a real writer!
About the Author:
I grew up in Southern California before moving to Northern California for college, where I majored in English and psychology. I've been a professional writer for more than a decade, but I just finished my first novel in 2008 -- for fun and practice. Then I wrote the second one -- For Ever -- which is for sale on Amazon. When I'm not writing fiction, I work as a freelance public relations writer. I live in Portland, Ore., with my husband, the saint who spent an entire weekend reading For Ever.