Monday, July 22, 2013
GUEST POST & BLOG TOUR [Giveaway too!]: Love Him or Leave Him by Sara Daniel
Welcome to my stop on the Love Him or Leave Him blog tour where the author, Sara Daniel, talks about her writing inspiration!
Sometimes dreams are where you least expect them.
Connor O’Malley and Becca Sanders were once high school sweethearts, ripped apart by rumors in the small town of Kortville, Illinois. Connor left to join the military, and Becca stayed, waiting for her younger brother to graduate so she could live her dreams of traveling the world. But now that Connor’s back as the town sheriff, Becca finds herself struggling to resist the too-handsome man who once broke her heart.
Connor loves Kortville—its quaintness keeps at bay the painful memories of Afghanistan he’s sure make him unworthy of any woman, particularly the beautiful brunette he’s always secretly dreamed of a future with. But when a scandal rocks the town, suddenly Connor and Becca must trust in each other if they want to weather this storm…and come out on the other side of it together.
I write what I love—irresistible romance, from sweet to erotic and everything in between. On the personal side, I’m a frazzled maid, chauffeur, and slave to my children. I was once a landlord of two uninvited squirrels. (The children’s book The Bravest Squirrel Ever by my alter-ego Sara Shafer is the squirrel’s fictionalized version of that experience!) I’m crazy about country music and the drama of NASCAR. And I have my very own happily-ever-after romance with my hero husband.
Follow my blog, like me on Facebook or email me for the latest updates on my books and writing projects or to debate the best race car drivers!
By Sara Daniel
I have always been drawn to relationships and happy endings. Many times a story inspiration comes to me when I hear a situation or read an article with an unsatisfying conclusion, and I want to give those people a better ending. I might not be able to in real life, but I certainly can in fiction!
I am especially drawn to the small town settings. Growing up in a small town in Illinois where my parents run a local business was a big inspiration for me. I love stories where everyone is always in everyone’s business, helping the hero and heroine get to happily-ever-after or stirring up to trouble to make the path more difficult. I love reading small-town stories, and I am absolutely loving writing the Small Town, Big Dreams series set in the fictional town of Kortville, Illinois.
Love Him or Leave Him specifically came into existence because of the inspiration of my awesome editor. I was editing Construction Beauty Queen when she planted the idea of a sequel using continuing characters. Becca and Connor immediately let me know they had a story that needed to be told. Now I have so many ideas for continuing characters that I can’t wait to return to town and make more small-town dreams come true!
Thank you Sara for taking the time to talk about your inspiration!