Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Guest Blogger Lisa M. Owens - Second Chance Romance

There is something about opening a book and finding yourself immersed in the story of how a couple met and fell in love. Love weaves its magical spell and you fall in love with the characters as they fall in love with each other.

But what if this couple had fallen in love before?

Did they simply fall out of love or was something else, something tragic or possibly traumatic responsible for the devastation of a love that had once been true?

And what if one of them had been betrayed by another…and not sure that they can trust their battered and bruised heart’s judgment again? Can someone who had been badly burned by someone they trusted move on with their life and fall in love with somebody new?

These are the kinds of stories that I have always enjoyed reading. They are also the kinds of stories that I enjoy writing. Novels about people who are forced to overcome something in their past before they are able to build a future with the one that they were meant to be with.

Then the wheels in my head started turning.

What would you do if you had the opportunity to go back and relive your greatest mistake?

We all have that one decision in our past, the one choice we made that we have always wished that we could take back. But what if you could? Would you be willing to change your past in order to build a better future?

In my first published novel, If Only, my heroine gets that very chance.

Five years ago, Bree Sexton walked out on her fiancĂ© and into the arms of a charming and handsome stranger. She has regretted her decision ever since. Instead of a fairy-tale marriage, her “prince” shattered her dreams and her spirit with physical violence and emotional cruelty she barely escaped.

She then mysteriously wakes up in bed with the fiancĂ© she loved and left, the life she’d dreamed of now a reality, until her cruel ex-husband reappears to destroy her new life. But what is real, and what is make-believe? Is she really getting the chance she has always dreamed of? And when it is all said and done, will she finally end up with the man she has always regretted leaving? Or will she wake up to discover herself alone?

This is the first novel of my If Only series. These books will all be about women who get the second chances in life that they have always wanted. But like the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for…

Buy If Only


http://www.amazon.com/If-Only- ebook/dp/B00ASOMPH4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356572772&sr=1-1&keywords=If+Only+by+Lisa+M.+Owens


The writing bug bit Lisa M. Owens at an early age; she was writing short stories and poetry by the age of seven. At the age of eight, she entered a writing contest at her elementary school. About fifty books were written, but Lisa was one of the thirteen writers chosen who received a certificate and the chance to meet Oklahoma writer Sandy Miller. A former victim of domestic violence herself, Lisa worked at the courthouse for over seven years. Almost three of those years she worked on the Marriage License/Protective Order desk. She helped women file protective orders and worked closely with the staff and counselors at DVIS. Frustrated with books that merely gloss over the subject of domestic violence, Lisa wanted to write a book that told the entire story. Her dream is for her words to help give someone the courage to leave an abusive relationship. She resides in Oklahoma and has two children. This is her first published novel, and she is currently working on the next novel of her If Only series.

Lisa enjoys hearing from her readers and can be reached at P.O. Box 9643, Tulsa, OK 74157-0643, or by e-mail, lisamowens@ymail.com. She can also be contacted on her website, www.lmowens.com, https://twitter.com/_lisamowens on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-M-Owens-Author-Page/401065116637549, or on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6884569.Lisa_M_Owens


Erin Nicholas said...

I love second chance stories!

Welcome to the Naughty Nine, Lisa!

The cover is beautiful! :)

kelly said...

Welcome, Lisa! I love these stories too! Yours sounds awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, ladies! Writing the second novel in the series...What If.

Kate Davies said...

Ooh, one of my favorite themes! Thanks for stopping by, Lisa!