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Monday, October 10, 2011

Writing About A Location, by guest Author Drea Becraft...

I'd like you to help me welcome guest blogger Drea Becraft. Today Drea talks a little about plot development and her work. Welcome, Drea!

Writing About A Location
Blog By Drea Becraft

I don’t know about other people but I choose a location by chance. Though most of my cities are made up in my head I do however use some cities that are real. Hell I even use a country I have never sat foot in but I always hope I one day will.

In The Thrice Princess my characters end up in a castle in Ireland, a modern castle I am not to keen on not having toilets lol. I did a little research for this story because of coarse I have never been there so I couldn’t describe it without looking at pictures of the country side and old castles.

Now I live in a little town with a lot of history that they won’t let us live down. As the signing place of The Treaty of Greenville and the birth place of Anne Oakley I have nothing but respect for small towns and their ancestry. Hell if I wanted to I could hop in the car and take a ten minute drive to go see where Anne Oakley is buried but if I was to write a story about this town I would still have to do a lot of research.

Now my newest release Forgetting The Yesterdays is set in the city of Columbus, OH. While I have been there more then once I still did a little background into hotels and all the other buildings there. I enjoyed writing about a city in my home state, even if I don’t know the capital lol. I have done a lot of traveling as a child and I look forward to using those experiences in later books.

Blurb: Forget The Yesterdays:
Release Date: September 12, 2011
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Some say the past defines us, others say to forget it and move forward. For Jack McCloud, the past plagues him with what could and should have been. After the death of the only woman he ever truly loved, Jack finds that forgetting the yesterdays is harder then he ever imagined. Impossible, until one woman comes into his life and turns it upside down making him rethink where his future leads, and whether he really wants to survive it on his own.

Samantha Larsh, a single mother, only wants what is best for her and her newborn son. So when offered a job at ARC Management, she is elated at the opportunity to provide the life they both desperately need. One day, one job, and one secret later her life would be forever changed. Can the future handed to her by fate be enough for her to look forward to tomorrow, or is she forever doomed to live in the shadow of yesterdays ghost.


His dream began with the sound of the surf reaching his ears, the sunlight gently shining through his closed eyes.

“Are you just going to lay there?”

Peeking through his lashes, he saw Tina. “I was working on my tan.”

“As if you aren’t already too good looking. The last thing you need is a tan.”

Grabbing her hand, Jack pulled her down on top of him, holding her to his chest. “It’s been a couple of months. I missed you.”

“You know I have places to go and people to see.”

Reaching up, he tucked a piece of her auburn hair behind her ears. “Too busy to haunt
little old me, huh?”

“Never!” Leaning down, she kissed his mouth, running her tongue along the seam of his lips, asking silently for entrance.

Jack pulled her tongue into his mouth and sucked on it lightly, at first, then more forcefully. Running his hands up and down her bikini-clad body, he reveled in the feeling of her skin beneath his hands.

Pulling away slightly, Jack looked up to her face as the sun shown behind her, giving her the appearance of having a halo. Tears shown in her eyes, making him wonder why she was so sad. They were on a beach together, nothing could be better.

Reaching up, he brushed the tear from her cheek. “What’s the matter darlin’?”

“I’m going to miss you so much.”

“What are you talking about? We always have tomorrow.”

“I can’t keep coming to you, Jack. It’s time you move on. I want you to be happy.”

“I won’t be happy without you. I can’t be happy without you.”

“Yes you can and you will. Promise me you will move on.”

Turning his face away from her, he watched as the surf receded into the sea. Feeling her small hand cupping his cheek, he allowed her to bring his face back to hers.

“Please, Jack, for me.” A tear ran down her cheek, hitting him just below his nose and running down his lips.

Licking the tear away, he ran his hands up her arms to the back of her head, pulling her down to meet his hungry lips. Kissing her with every ounce of love in his body, he couldn’t stop, like a man possessed. Never leaving the kiss, he rolled over on top of her, her back in the sand.

Pulling away from her mouth had been about the hardest thing he ever had to do, but he couldn’t resist looking into her hazel eyes. “I can’t promise, because I never want to break a promise to you T. I will try my best… that I can promise you.”

“That’s all a girl can ask for.”

“I will never stop loving you, never.”

“I’m not asking you to. I believe there is enough love in your heart for more than one though.”

“I seriously doubt it. No one is you Tina, you’re the one I need and want.”

“I know but sometimes, the heart knows what it can and cannot handle before the brain catches up. Trust your heart baby, it will never steer you wrong.”

A loud beeping sound seemed to come from the waves, getting louder and louder with each beep.

“Its time for you to go, I love you. Always have, always will.” Kissing him, she disappeared in front of his eyes.

Beep! Beep! Beep!

Reaching for the alarm clock, Jack pressed the snooze button and sat up in bed. Blinking to clear his eyes, he could have sworn he saw Tina standing in the corner of his room, waving goodbye.

“I love you, always have, and always will.” Jack smiled at her as once again she disappeared, leaving him to stare at the empty room.


Wow, what an emotional excerpt. I'd just like to thank Drea for stopping by Labelle Books today. It was a peasure to have you, and I wish you many sales.

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~

1 comment:

  1. WOW, loved that excerpt! This sounds like an emotional read and I love those! Adding it to my TBB list now.

    Wishing you great Sales,
    hugs, Kari Thomas,


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