by Kimberly Daniels
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Cole Stevens thought he was finally given a second chance in life. With the woman he always loved now by his side, an adopted son who felt like his own since the day he met him, and a baby on the way, Cole could finally see his forever. And then his past showed up on his doorstep, threatening to take it all away.
Now forced to relive painful memories and bring dark secrets to light, Cole begins a downward spiral that leads him back to the place he spent years trying to escape. As the pain of his past collides with the present, he finds himself lost again, fighting for his family’s future. How can he find the way back in time for his forever to be saved?
Footsteps approach. I feel a light touch, and then hands gently finding their way around my waist. Camryn lays her head on my shoulder and squeezes. Gavin stands up next to me on the other side of the bench and links his arms around my neck.
“Daddy, are you mad at me?” he asks.
I lift my head, pull Gavin onto my lap, and tilt his chin toward my face. “You listen now. I could never be mad at you for talking about the baby. You will be the best big brother anyone could ask for. So, you talk about the baby all you want.” I lift my thumb. “Thumbs-up to the best big brother in the world.”
He touches his thumb to mine. “Thumbs-up to the best daddy in the world.”
As the pain melts away, Camryn squeezes my waist and kisses my shoulder. “Are you ready to go, best-daddy-in-the-world?”
I gently kiss her lips and assure her, “With you, I’m ready for anything.” The meaning of my words run deeper than the family dinner awaiting us at home.
She stands up from the bench and turns toward me. “Let’s start small then.” She reaches her hand out. “One step toward home?”
The distant roar of the waves slamming the shore, and the strength in Camryn’s simple words, fortify my resolve. I reach out to my wife, my lifeline, and grasp her hand, knowing she is the only one who possesses the power to save me.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and remain there now but on the South Jersey side. My life hasn’t moved too far from Philly as I attended college at Villanova University and have been teaching in local schools for the past thirteen years.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
Saved by You is the second book in the Finding You Series. This book picks up after Lost Until You, but explores Cole, the male protagonist. In this story, past chapter help to explain the pain Cole lives with and really comes full circle with his story.
How do you create your characters?
Many of my characters are based off of people in my life. In this series, Gavin, the young boy, is created from my two daughters. Lila is based on my own best friend since high school.
What inspires and what got you started in writing?
When I was in third grade, my children’s story was chosen for publication in the school library. At that moment, I fell in love with creating stories. Five years ago, one of my students bought me a writing journal and encouraged me to write a book.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I often write late at night in bed or on my big cozy chair in my family room. I need to listen to music when I write, especially mellow bands like The Lumineers.
What do you like to read?
I love contemporary romance, of course! However, being a middle school teacher, I get lost in a ton of Young Adult novels, especially dystopian.
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 the suburbs of Philadelphia,
spending weekends at basketball games, softball fields, and dance recitals.
Connect with Kimberly Daniels:
FB Profile: https://www.facebook.com/authorkimberlydaniels
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Kimberly-Daniels/e/B07BPMLDY3
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