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Jack and Sabrina Stephens

Interviewer: “Hi Dr. Stephens and Sabrina. Thank you for coming to speak with me.”

Jack: “Please call me Jack.”

Sabrina: “And you can call me Bee. Nobody calls me Sabrina unless I’m in trouble.”

“We seem to be calling you that a lot lately” Jack muttered.

Sabrina glared at him.

Sabrina: “You’re stifling me, that’s all.”

Jack snorts.

“Is that it?”

Sabrina nods.

“Yep. I’m a 15 year old woman and I deserve some space.”

Jack sighed.

“Another gray hair just sprung out.”

The interviewer laughed.

Interviewer: “So I was hoping to hear a little more about the two of you, if that’s okay.”

Sabrina: “My dad loves to talk about himself.”

Jack: “And my daughter loves talking about herself even more.”

“Well yeah, because we’re amazing,” Bee grinned.

“And humble,” Jack teased.

Sabrina looked at the interviewer.

“This is what happens when mom and Tess aren’t here to stop us.”

The interviewer laughed.

“I see that. I think it’s awesome that you are both so much alike. It’s evident how much you love each other.”

Bee looked at her dad.

“Well he’s amazing, even though he’s so overprotective. Do you know how many people he’s saved? He cuts open their chests and touches their hearts. That’s gross, but kind of awesome.”

Jack laughed.

“Your description is a little off.”

“Whatever. I’m not all sciency like you and mom and Tess.”

Interviewer: “That’s a good transition, Bee. What interests you?”

“Boys,” Jack said.

“Dad, stop,” she glared at him. “I like fashion.”

“You certainly like to buy clothes,” Jack muttered.

“Dad!” she said exasperatedly.

“Sorry, please continue. I’ll be good,” Jack flashed his dimples.

She rolled her eyes and continued.

“I like designing clothes. I want people to feel comfortable in their own skin and sometimes we make clothes that are ridiculous. It doesn’t matter how you look. I think you should feel comfortable in your own skin. I want to design real clothes for real people. I see girls at school who wear things that don’t fit right and they get teased. There should be beautiful options for all sizes.”

Jack was surprised.

“I didn’t know that. That’s really cool, Bee.”

She beamed.

“Thanks. That’s why I need to go to fashion camp this summer.”

“What? They have a fashion camp?”

“Yep. Uncle Jason said it’s great and it’s in LA, so I can learn a ton.”

“And that would be a no,” Jack said.

Bee crossed her arms.

“I knew you would say that. You’re always stifling me.”

Jack smiled.

“That’s the chief job of a father. Stifle their children.”

She grumbled and they both sighed.

Interviewer: “So, Jack, what made you get into medicine? Did you always want to be a heart surgeon?”

Bee looked at her dad.

“Well I always wanted to be a surgeon,” he said. “When my mom was diagnosed with cancer, I became much more serious in my studies. I think I chose the heart because I wanted control over the one organ that I didn’t understand.”

Bee felt her eyes fill.

“You never talk about that time in your life. You always tell us about Grandma, but you never talk about when she was sick.”

Jack nodded.

“It was a hard time for me and for your grandpa. I don’t like to think about it.”

Bee rubbed his arm.

“Let me go back to something you said,” the interviewer said. “You didn’t understand the heart?”

Jack smiled.

“Well, I always had relationships, if you can call them that,” he blushed when his daughter grinned. “But I never felt the kind of connection I saw with my parents or like Tommy’s parents had. I mistakenly thought I could learn by fixing the heart.”

“Daddy, that is silly. Your talking about emotions, not bloody body parts.”

“Again, your assessment is lovely, but I know. I was always dating and people told me how handsome I was. I was confused. I wanted to find what I was missing.”

“So did you?” the interviewer asked.

“No, I found better. I found Stephanie.”

Bee took his hand and held it.

“You’re such a romantic, daddy.”

Interviewer: “Stephanie is your wife?”

“And my mom. She’s amazing,” Bee said.

“She is,” Jack agreed. “It’s not just any woman who would have taken the time to deal with my arrogance.”

“Uncle Tommy was the only one who could tolerate you, right? And Aunt Julie,” Bee teased.

“You’re getting kind of free with the insults aren’t you,” he laughed.

“I’m just teasing you,” she said and then looked at the interviewer. “My dad and my Uncle Tommy are best friends. They lived together for a long time and people thought they were a couple.”

Interviewer: “Is that right?”

Jack laughed.

“It didn’t bother me unless I was trying to get a date. Tommy and I were a unique situation. We were together because of Julie and nothing was going to stop us from keeping her with us. We would do anything for her.”

Bee smiled.

“You’re amazing.”

“No, they are family.”

“And we do anything for family,” Bee said.

The interviewer looked at them.

“Jack, if you could tell your daughter one thing about life, any piece of advice, what would it be?”

Jack was quiet for a minute.

“I would want her to know how proud I am of her, no matter what. I would want her to be happy,” he turned and looked at Sabrina. “I love you and you always have a home to come back to. There is nothing you could ever do that would make me turn away from you. I am so incredibly proud of you. Be happy and follow your heart, always.”

Sabrina wiped her eyes and hugged him.

“I haven’t left yet. I love you, too.”

The interviewer smiled.

Thank you both so much.

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A few thoughts

I want to talk a little about The Hardest Goodbye.

I know I have shared a few previews and it’s obvious based on the title and cover that Tramp is a part of the story. What I want to let everyone know is that the book is not all about Tramp. Actually, it’s only a small part- a few chapters, that deal with Tramp.

The aftermath, of course, will be discussed and dealt with, but the main storyline of the novel is not about Tramp.

I felt I owed it to him and to his inspiration to dedicate the title and cover to Tramp. He was such an important character to Tommy and Brittany and then Naomi and I just felt like he deserved a proper send off.

However, the main story of the book surrounds Tessa and Jack and Tommy and their recovery. Tessa will need to come to terms with the extent of what happened to her and Jack and Brittany will need to find a way to bridge the gap that has formed between them,

Sabrina and David will move forward with their relationship and that will result in a whole new set of issues- some of which can never be taken back.

Stephanie will come to grips with almost losing her daughter and husband and the toll it will take on her health can’t be ignore.

We also have Mike dealing with what happened and just how evil Nick and Rebecca really are. Jimmy is still recovering and he will need to be told the extent of his past.

There are twists and turns and drama (hey, it is me writing, after all).  I hope this book takes you along on a bumpy and amazing ride full of laughter and tears and ultimately, family.

Here is one of my most favorite moments of  The Hardest Goodbye. Enjoy.

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Mike opened the door and was stunned to see the people who were there.

“Corporal? We are Steve and Penny Zimmerman,” the man said.

Mike nodded.

“I know who you are, please come in.”

Jade walked up to him and Mike turned to her.

“This is Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman, Scott’s parents. This is my wife, Jade.”

“Scott? The man you served with?” Jade asked.

She was surprised when the woman came and hugged her tightly.

Jade felt the woman’s tears and she hugged her back.

Mr. Zimmerman sniffed and looked at them.

“We would like to talk to you,” he said softly. “Do you have a minute?”

Mike felt his chin quivering as he nodded.

“Please come sit,” Jade said and smiled warmly as they walked into the family room. “Please excuse the mess. We have twin 10 year olds.”

They all smiled and Penny wouldn’t stop staring at Jade.

“Hello! Hello!” Peeps yelled.

They all laughed and looked at the bird.

“This is Peeps. She doesn’t like to be ignored,” Jade said. She noticed Mike hadn’t said anything.

“Can I get you some coffee or water?”

“Um, some water would be great, thank you,” Steve said.

Jade nodded and walked to the kitchen.

“Are you okay?” Steve asked Mike as he looked at the cane and walker.

Mike nodded, unable to find his voice for a bit.

“I’m fine.”

Jade came in with some water and sat down next to Mike.

“You’re probably wondering why we just showed up,” Steve said.

Jade held Mike’s hand, trying to help him.

“Mike has told me so much about Scott. I am so sorry for your loss,” Jade said.

“He was an amazing young man and he loved and respected you, Corporal,” Steve said.

“Please call me Mike,” Mike finally said.

Jade smiled at them and knew how hard this was for all of them.

“Can you tell me about Scott? What was he like growing up?”

Penny’s face lit up.

“He was such a funny kid. He was a daredevil and broke more bones than I can count,” she said and smiled.

Steve nodded.

“He was super protective, too. He always watched out for the rest of the neighborhood kids. He was a natural to join the Army.”

Mike sighed and looked at them.

“I’m so sorry I let you both down. I wish I could bring him back.”

Penny looked at him and shook her head.

“No, you have nothing to be sorry for. You were an inspiration to our son and he adored you. Working under your command was something he was incredibly proud to do. He wrote to us all the time about you and how much he learned about strength and honor. He knew this was your third tour and he looked up to you and what you taught him.”

Mike stood up and limped to the window, ignoring his cane.

“What did I teach him? I did nothing and now he’s gone.”

Jade wiped her eyes and Penny walked to him.

“You’re wrong. You gave him a purpose. You gave him a belief that the life he chose was worthwhile. He made his choices and we are so proud of him.”

Mike was surprised when she hugged him.

“He wanted you to make it home. He wanted you to know it was okay.”

“There’s another reason why we came here,” Steve said as Mike and Penny sat back down.

Jade’s heart began to race and she felt a sudden joy at seeing them.

“I know. I can feel it,” she said.

Penny and Steve looked at her and both had tears in their eyes.

“You have his heart.”

Mike put his head in his hands and let his emotions come out.

“We asked the doctors to be sure it went to you because that was what Scott wanted. He was brought back critical, but he was brain dead and there was nothing they could do. We knew his wish. It was a long shot, but he was a match and we made sure his heart went to you. It took us a long time to get confirmation and I know it’s not really protocol for them to let us know, but since Scott was your friend,” she looked at Mike. “I hope it’s okay we came over.”

“Of course it’s okay,” Mike said.

“How are you feeling?” Penny asked Jade.

“I am amazing. Hold on and I’ll get something for you.”

They watched as she walked into the other room and came back a minute later with one of her stethoscopes. She gave it to Penny and put the end against her chest.  They were quiet while Penny listened and heard her son’s heartbeat.

Mike was overwhelmed and Penny openly sobbed before she handed the ear buds to her husband. He put them on and his tears fell, too. They sat and listened for a while and then Penny nodded that it was enough.

“That must have been really weird for you,” Steve said to Jade.

She wiped her eyes and smiled.

“No, that was amazing.”

Jade went and grabbed some snacks for them and they ate and laughed about everything and nothing.  After a little while, Steve grinned.

“Can I say something that might be completely inappropriate?”

Mike looked at Jade and then both shrugged.

“Sure.”

“Scott was a chest man, so I think you’ve made him very happy.”

Jade turned red and Mike burst out laughing and Penny smacked her husband on the arm.

“Very nice,” she said to him.

Mike looked at Jade who grinned, too.

“I guess I’m glad I could do that for him,” she said laughed.

They all spoke a little longer and before they left, Jade promised to keep in touch. Steve went to Mike and took out an envelope.

“This was in Scott’s pocket when he was brought home. I think you should read it.”

He handed Mike the letter and Mike nodded.

“Thank you.”

Steve shook his head.

“No, thank you. Thank you for being with our son and for making sure he wasn’t alone.”

Mike stood with Jade as they left and then Jade turned to him.

“Are you okay?”

“I’m not sure. I know we talked about the possibility of you having his heart, but then we never checked. I just don’t know how this happened, you know? I am so incredibly grateful for his sacrifice, but I don’t understand why I was spared. I just don’t understand the grand plan.”

She stroked his cheek and smiled.

“Maybe it isn’t for us to understand? Maybe we should just be grateful for our blessings and live our lives the best we can? I think that is what Scott would have wanted.”

Mike hugged her.

“His dad was right. He was a chest man. I think he’s happy.”

Jade rolled her eyes and laughed.

“That’s weird.”

Mike laughed and Jade wrapped her arms around his waist.

“Will it be weird for you?”

“What?”

“Looking at me and knowing who my heart belonged to?”

“No, because your heart belongs to me and that hasn’t changed.”

 

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David Kastan

“Hi,” David cleared his throat and looked around the room. “Why am I here again?”

Interviewer: “To answer some questions. Is that okay?”

David: “About what?”

Interviewer: “About you.”

That surprised him.

David: “Why? Did I do something wrong?”

Interviewer smiles.

“No, we are just interested in who you are as a person. I’m writing a story about teenagers and I wanted some insight. Is that okay?”

David: “Sure, but I’m not sure I’m the one to talk to. You should ask Sabrina or Naomi. They like to talk.”

Interviewer: “And you don’t?”

David looks uncomfortable.

“I’m just not sure I’m all that interesting.”

Interviewer: “Well, let’s just see about that. Are you ready?”

David nodded.

“Okay.”

Interviewer: “Great. First question. What do you do for fun? Do you play any sports or do any activities?”

David: “Yeah. I play football and hockey.”

Interviewer: “What position?”

David: “Safety and Goalie. I’m kind of stocky, so I’m not as fast as the other guys.”

Interviewer: “Goalie? Wow. That has to be intimidating.”

David: “Well, I wear a lot of padding, so I’m okay. My mom worries about that. She doesn’t like me stopping pucks with my face. I try to explain to her that if I’m doing it right, I don’t use my face.”

They both laugh.

Interviewer: Do you see yourself playing professional sports?”

David rolled his eyes.

David: “No. I’m really not that good. Besides, we have some real jerks on our hockey team and I think I’m going to switch to a travel league next year. I mean if I make it onto the team.”

Interviewer: “They are jerks?”

David nodded.

David: “Yeah. I don’t really ike them. They only seem to care about things I don’t.”

Interviewer: “I see. Do you want to elaborate?”

David looked up.

David: “No. I grew up with a billion girls all around. I don’t like when people are rude.”

Interviewer: “Got it. So what do you see yourself doing in 10 years?”

He was quiet.

David: “I don’t know. I guess working after college and maybe starting a family.”

Interviewer: “Working at what kind of job?”

He shrugged.

David: “I don’t know. Josie has always wanted to be a Soldier, so I know she’s going to head into the Army. Sabrina will be a doctor or something like her parents. Tess wants to be a veterinarian and I know she’ll be great.”

Interviewer: “You have everyone elses lives planned out. You must have an idea of what you like?”

David: “I’m not really all that good in school. The girls are smarter.”

Interviewer: “Is that right?”

David: “Yeah. I like to read and write, but that’s not really important. I suck at math and science bores me. DOn’t tell my Aunt and Uncle I said that.”

Interviewer: “Don’t worry,” they both smiled.

Interviewer: “What about being a teacher?”

His face lit up and then sank.

David: “I hate school. I don’t think I want to spend my life in one.”

Interviewer: “I think it’s different when you’re the teacher. If you’re passionate about something, then teaching it is the best. passionate teachers inspire students. Like your mom.”

David: “Are you a teacher?”

Interviewer: “Let’s just say one made a big difference in my life.”

David: “I don’t know. Maybe.”

Interviewer: “Let’s move on. What are you most worried about?”

David was quiet.

David: “Well, my family has gone through a lot. Tessa was hurt really badly and my Uncle Jack was shot. My Uncle Tommy is also really sick and he almost died. Wait, is that why you’re taking to me? Are you a shrink?”

Interviewer: “No, I promise. I’m a writer and I’m doing research, that’s all.”

David sighed.

“Okay.”

Interviewer: “So what are you worried about? Aside from what just happened.”

David: “I don’t know. I guess I worry about the girls. I haven’t done the best job protecting them.”

Interviewer: “Is that your job?”

David: “Well I am the only boy. Plus, my dad is like the strongest and bravest man in the world. That’s a lot to live up to.”

Interviewer: “Does he pressure you to be like him?”

David: “No. He never pressures me to do anything except be a good person. My mom, too.”

Interviewer: “So why do you think protecting the girls is your job?”

David: “I don’t know, it just is.”

Interviewer: “Okay. So let’s change the subject a little.”

David: “Okay.”

Interviewer: “If you could go back in time to any point in history, where would you go and what would you do?”

David was quiet for a while.

“That’s hard.”

Interviewer: “Why? Is there a famous person you would like to meet?”

He shook his head.

“No.”

Interviewer: “Okay, so what’s wrong?”

David: “Do you ever wish you could change things but then you think that if you did, the rest of the world would be messed up? Like it was some kind of theory we learned about but I don’t really remember it.”

Interviewer: “What do you mean?”

David: “Well, I would go back in time and save my grandpa David and Grandma Juliana. I would make sure they didn’t get into that car and didn’t die. My mom wouldn’t have had to miss them so much and my Uncle Tommy would have been so different.”

Interviewer: “Different how?”

David: “Mom always says he changed after that. He stopped having fun. He lost that part of himself to raise her.”

Interviewer: “Okay, so what’s wrong with going back to stop that?”

David: “Well, Uncle Jack wouldn’t have become as important as he is to us. He would have been alone and he and my Uncle Tommy might never have become the way they are now. There might have been no Aunt Stephanie and probably no Sabrina. That would suck.”

The interviewer laughs.

“So Sometimes bad things have to happen?”

David: “I don’t know. I would also like to go back and meet my dad’s dad.”

Interviewer: “Oh, tell me about him.”

David: “He was a monster and I would have liked to be sure he never hurt my dad. I don’t know how I would have done that, though. My dad had a terrible childhood and I hate that. I think that’s why he tries so hard to be a good dad.”

Interviewer: “Do you talk to your dad about that?”

David: “Not really. He doesn’t like to discuss it. My grandma is in a nursing home and she can’t recognize any of us. She doesn’t even recognize my dad or Aunt Brittany. I think that must be really hard on them. I can’t imagine my mom not knowing who I am.”

Interviewer: “Does you dad talk about her?”

David: “Sometimes. I think he feels badly about things and doesn’t know how to tell me. I wish he would. I can take it.”

Interviewer: “Maybe you should tell him that?”

David shrugged.

“Maybe.”

Interviewer: “Okay, for the last few questions, just answer the first thing that comes to mind, okay?”

David: “Okay.”

Interviewer: “Favorite color”

David: “Purple.”

Interviewer: “Favorite food”

David: “Pizza.”

Interviewer: “Favorite Band:”

David: “Kings of Leon.”

Interviewer: “Winter or summer?”

David: “Winter”

Interviewer: “Cake or ice cream?”

David: “Both”

Interviewer: “Dog or cat?”

David: “Dog.”

Interviewer: “Baseball or basketball?”

David: “Baseball.”

Interviewer: “Thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to talk to me. I hope everyone in your family feels better really soon.”

David smiled.

“Am I gonna be in a book?”

Interviewer: “Maybe. Would you like that?”

David: “Yeah, that would be cool.”

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Who would you like to hear from next?

Any character…any questions…

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One week!

So, now that school is over (yay!) and we are a week from the release of The Hardest Goodbye, I am finally getting a chance to finish some cool posts for you.

My first will be an interview with David. He actually plays a pretty big role in The Hardest Goodbye, and his story is beginning to take off as we move forward with the series. In the meantime, what questions would you like me to ask him?

It’s kind of hard to get a 15 year old boy to talk, but I might know how to make him answer a few questions. Maybe his sister can pop in for a question or two…or maybe Sabrina?

Anyway, let me know what you want to know 🙂

I can’t wait 🙂

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A winner and a preview

Thank you all so much for the responses both on here and via email. I love seeing how you follow the series and it always amazes me when you are able to remember the details the way you do. It’s daunting, I know, with such a long series and so many twists and turns, but to know you are still following my characters and still care about them means everything to me.

Congratulations to Taylor Conklin for winning the contest! Please email me with your address and which signed paperback you would like.

I have some more fun coming up in the next week and an interview with David to post. He is hard to get any answers out of, but it’s a good thing I teach teenagers, so I got him to talk. 🙂

While we wait, here is another preview from The Hardest Goodbye

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Mike sat on the couch in the family room while Jade took a quick shower. He was waiting for Bill to call him and he tried to process what happened.

The twins were staying over at a friend’s house and he was glad. He didn’t want them to be around him right now.

He didn’t want Jade around him.

He was so full of anger and he didn’t know how to let that go. He didn’t know how to handle the rage.

“I think you need to eat something,” Jade said as she walked into the room, her wet hair pulled up in a twist.

“I’m fine.”

“Okay. I’m going to lie down for a bit. Let me know if you need anything.”

He watched her walk back to the bedroom and he got up, using his crutch to walk to her.

“Are you okay?” he stood at the door and saw her sitting on the side of the bed.

“I’m fine.”

He smiled at her response and limped to the chair they had in the room.

“I’m angry and I don’t know how to deal with that. I don’t want it to come out against you. I don’t think you should have to be a part of this.”

“I’m angry, too. I watched the man who has saved my life more times than I want to admit almost bleed to death and then I spent the next three hours trying to help repair the damage the bullet did. That was after seeing Tessa tossed around like a rag doll and watching my husband shoot someone. I’m pretty messed up myself right now, Mike, so you might want to take a step back.”

He stared at her and she shrugged.

“I’m just saying. I’ve had a really hard time with this, too. I’d love to be able to talk about it, but if you need to hold it all in and act like your pain is worse, then I’d like you to leave me to be alone.”

“Okay, let’s talk about it. Where should we start? With the fact that you saw me shoot someone? That you watched Jack get shot? That we had to see a 12 year old girl manhandled and broken like she was nothing? That Bill had to arrest me? That the man who ruined every part of my life has now ruined the lives of our dear friends?” Mike spoke with a mixture of sarcasm and sadness that was biting.

Jade faced him, her eyes full of fire.

“No, the fact that people we love were hurt and it was because of the actions of a crazy individual. I have been a trauma nurse for a long time. I have treated hundreds of gunshot wounds and I know you have seen hundred of horrific things while at war. This was neither one of those things. This was our family. This doesn’t need to go into a box of things only you can deal with because I was there. I saw it. I lived it and if I had your gun, I would have shot Nick myself. I don’t care that he’s dead. I don’t care that you shot him. I care that you see this for what it was and that you don’t shut me out. Screw Nick. I have wasted my last thought on him and if you continue to let him into our lives, then you need to figure out some way to stop. I need my husband. I need to know that you can look at me as an equal because I need you.”

Mike limped to the dresser and leaned against it.

“Just because you say this, doesn’t mean it works that way. My hatred and anger at Nick doesn’t come from him having a hold over my life. I am in love with you and I just fought for months to get back to a place where I could be a husband to you and a father to our girls. None of that negates the fact that Nick is connected to a part of my life that has seeped into every aspect of who I am right now. I remember. I remember being close to death when he came in and picked me up like I was a piece of trash and threw me in that pit of filth. I lay there for weeks and weeks while I was eaten alive and he made sure nobody knew where I was. When I saw him there with Tessa, it all came back; the smell, the filth and the sense of complete and utter abandonment. I can’t just let that go and I’m terrified it’s going to affect how our daughters look at me.”

Jade walked to him and held his face in her hands.

“And that’s how we talk about this. You let me in. You tell me your fears and we handle them together. You are not alone anymore. You are not in that pit and I am not a weak shell of the woman who was sick with worry about you. We are a team, a unit, and we will work through this together.”

He had gravely underestimated the strength of his beautiful wife.

“Do you think we can?”

She smiled and took his hand in hers.

“When we stand together, there is nothing stronger.”

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Answers and part three :)

Thank you for playing along! I would love more entries, too!

Here are the answers from part 2.

Question 1: What was the nickname Tommy and Brittany called Naomi before she was born? Where did it come from?

It was Olive because she was the size of an olive when they first saw her on ultra sound.

Question 2: Who helped Tommy propose to Brittany?

Courtney 🙂

Question 3: When was the first time Julie saw Bill in full military dress?

This one was hard. Julie saw him when she missed their date and went to the cemetery. He came from the Army center and was in full dress. It was in a flashback from “Love Endures”

Julie sat at the cemetery, looking at the tombstones that honored her parents. She let her tears fall as she placed a flower on each grave. Everything had seemed to be going well for her and she didn’t know why she was in such a funk. She and Bill had said their ‘I love you’s’ to each other and she was falling hard. It scared her, how much she had come to rely on him. She didn’t tell him where she was going today, she just told him there was something she needed to take care of. They were supposed to have gone to dinner after he was done with his officer training. She was just depressed, plain and simple. She missed her mom and dad and sometimes it just hit her like it happened yesterday. She wiped her tears and sighed.

“Tommy told me you might be here, Bill said, startling her.

Julie looked up and her heart beat faster. She had never seen him in full uniform. He looked simply magnificent and the green of the uniform made the blue in his eyes seem even more brilliant. He sat down next to her and she couldn’t help it, she burst into tears. He pulled her to him and held her, not knowing what was wrong, but knowing she simply needed him. She pulled away after a minute and wiped her face. “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”

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Okay, onto part 3!

Question 1: When did each couple (Bill and Julie, Jack and Stephanie, Brittany and Tommy) first say I love you (to the other) and who said it first?

Question 2: What is Bill’s specialty in the Army? What is Mike’s?

Question 3: What is the one thing Brittany has never been able to truly overcome after her attack? Why is it such a problem for her?

Question 4: (No right answer) What do you think has been the most romantic moment for each couple?

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Trivia part two

Game 1 answers:

1.) When was Mike and Jade’s first kiss and where did it happen?

It was in book 11 “No surrender” after Mike took her home after she was poisoned. She passed out in her room and he ran to help her, ripping his shirt. She was so embarrassed and he thought it was because of his scars. It was a beautiful moment of understanding for Jade and it led to on of my most favorite kisses. She took his shirt off and told him he was beautiful before he kissed her.

2.) Which character (of the following) has been shot the most? When and where? (you might be surprised)

I was surprised when I went back ove this one. It is Jack. He was shot in book 2 from the crazy guy who came after Tommy. He was shot in book 17 “My Strongest Weakness” when Josh got to him. He was most recently shot in book 20 “His Heart” when Nick shot him. I think he has the most of all the characters.

3.) When and how did we learn Bill and Brittany were related?

We learned when John gave Brittany the letter from Nate. He hinted at it and then they had the dna test run.

4.) What did Tommy’s dad give him right before he died?

The love letter Juliana wrote for him. He wanted Tommy to know what love truly was.

Okay, on to part two!

Question 1: What was the nickname Tommy and Brittany called Naomi before she was born? Where did it come from?

Question 2: Who helped Tommy propose to Brittany?

Question 3: When was the first time Julie saw Bill in full military dress?

Question 4: What is your favorite flashback of Tommy and Jack and Julie? (This one has no right answer)

Question 5: Is there any character you want to meet who we haven’t seen yet? Anyone you miss?

Thank you and good luck!

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Game Time

Trivia time!

In anticipation of book 21 in a month, I want to give away a signed paperback of any one of my books- even Perfectly Imperfect which is not available anywhere.

I will pick a winner from all of the winning answers over the next three days. Each day will have 4 questions to answer.

Today’s questions:

1.) When was Mike and Jade’s first kiss and where did it happen?

2.) Which character (of the following) has been shot the most? When and where? (you might be surprised)

Jack, Tommy, Brittany, Julie, Stephanie, Bill, Mike, Jade.

3.) When and how did we learn Bill and Brittany were related?

4.) What did Tommy’s dad give him right before he died?

 

Please reply to this post with your answers!

Good luck

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