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I asked Kimberly what means love to her, and this is what she answered:
Wow, for me this question is so difficult to answer. It’s not because I don’t have an answer, but rather there so much in my life that means love. And to have so much that defines love in my life is amazing. Maybe that’s the reason why so many stories swim in my head. And it’s definitely how I was able to write my debut novel, Lost Until You.
First and foremost, my daughters have shown me a love that is really just indescribable and perfect. The love from your child and for your child is something that enriches life on so many levels. This is one of the reasons my story revolves around Gavin, the young child in the book. Both of my own daughters inspired his character on so many levels, and he reflects that unconditional love that children possess for the special people in their lives.
Obviously, support and humor are two qualities that represent love to me. My husband defines both of these qualities, just as much as the main male character, Cole, does in Lost Until You. My husband’s unyielding encouragement of this endeavor has been completely selfless and has been my constant motivation. However, through everything we still know how to have fun and laugh. After all, laughter is the best medicine.
Finally, a parent’s guidance has always been an outward sign of love for me. I was lucky enough to have two parents who still, in many ways, direct me through life. Writing Milena, the main character’s mom, into the story helped me to show that unconditional love of a parent, even apparent after death. Without my parents, I really don’t believe I would fully understand love on any level. They both opened the door to love!
Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she and her young son make the move back to the small Jersey beach town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find the missing pieces of her life. Determined to keep her heart guarded, the last thing she needs is the force that is sexy surfer, Cole Stevens, literally slamming into her life. Struggling against growing feelings for Cole, Camryn tries to focus on life with her son. But when Cole picks the lock to her heart, Camryn knows he might be the one to change everything. Just when Camryn thinks she's finally finding her happiness, a ghost from the past comes back to haunt her. Camryn must now decide between letting Cole stand with her in the fight for her life, or staying lost in the pain of the past.
As the hand of the stranger reaches mine, I am pulled up with ease to unbelievable, sky-blue eyes outlined by endless lashes that seem to curl over the tops of his eyelids. The alluring squint of his eyes captures me the instant we make contact with each other. The definition of his cheekbones rising with his smile highlights his perfectly straight teeth. His lower lip is slightly fuller than his upper lip, creating the most perfect bow shape. My gaze travels up to the messy spike of his sandy-blond hair, tempting my hands to run through it. I have to take a step back to get my bearings.
I squint behind my sunglasses, inspecting this guy who looks so very familiar but I can’t seem to place, and I stutter, “I… I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to walk right into you. Just having some fun with my son and wasn’t paying attention to where I was going and…” Stop rambling, Camryn. “Well, I’m just sorry.” My words sputter out of me at an uncontrollable speed.
Shaking his head, he leans in and says, “No problem at all. I saw you walking this way.”
Author bio and links
Kimberly Daniels is a middle school English Teacher who took the advice of her students to pursue her writing hobby as a career. When she’s not at her laptop dreaming up new happily-ever-afters, she can be found glued to the TV or Kindle consumed with a new show or book addiction. She lives with her husband and two daughters in in the suburbs of Philadelphia, spending weekends at basketball games, softball fields, and dance recitals.
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