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Sorry for the promo, but since my book First Came Forever was released yesterday I just had to let it be the reading tips of the week. So, this is a romantic YA novel (the first book in the planned Angelheart Saga trilogy) following heroine Erica Lindell as an unexpected meeting changes her life forever. It’s a little bit like The Moon and More meets The Selection in a story about finding true love and the costs it comes with.
First love. A promise of forever. A lie that changes everything.
Backpacking with her high school friends, Erica’s life takes a thrilling new turn. Meeting the fascinating Sasha Ailes, she can’t help but fall completely and irrevocably in love with him. When he feels the same way about her, Erica finds herself drawn into a fairy tale love story that will set her life on a new direction.
But Sasha has kept his true identity a secret. Finding out who he really is, Erica must overcome the betrayal and make the hardest choice of her life. Can she give up her own dreams to live in his world, or leave and lose him forever?
First Came Forever is an enchanting, heart-wrenching story about friendship and first love and the devastating consequences a mistake can lead to. A deeply romantic read, full of characters who will stay with you for a long time.
In the book you will meet the three main characters Erica, Sasha and Tyler, and their friends Miriam, Danny, Ricky, and a lot of other likable, and not so likable, characters. I am so nervous and excited about sharing the story with you all and to hear what you think about it. I also hope that you will get to love Erica, Sasha and Tyler just as much as I do. I have been living with them for years now that I actually think about them as real-life-persons, like old friends that I wish the very best for.
I also have to admit that Erica is pretty much based off of myself. I’ve always been a reader, a true bookworm who sometimes (too often) prefer books to people. Erica is just a tiny bit… oh, alright, A LOT... smarter and better looking and with way more integrity. But, just like me, she’s clumsy (we both actually walk into walls, missing the door opening), a kind of bad driver, but a great runner finding peace and quiet and respite from all demands out in the woods with her running shoes on.
Tyler is a classic jock, at least that’s how he appears at first, but there is more to him than meets the eye. (Even though that isn’t so bad. Not bad at all actually.)
And then there’s Sasha. The love of Erica’s life. Well, I can’t tell you so much more than that, as it would be a spoiler alert. But this quote by Brooding YA Hero is actually spot on…
(I absolutely love Brooding YA Hero, the comments are always hilarious! If you haven't checked it out yet, do it NOW!).
First Came Forever is my first novel and very dear to me. It’s a story I’ve been carrying with me for years. The image of Erica and how she moved to US for love came to me on a vacation in California over four years ago. Driving along Highway 1 the plot and the other characters crystalized; how she meets Sasha and falls heads over heels in love with him, but how difficult even such a strong love can be when reality hits with their different worlds and the mixed feelings for Tyler that intrudes Erica’s mind.
Then it was the song Moonlight by Stevie Nicks that gave me the final direction for the book, and the courage to start writing it. When I learned about how the song is a combination of Stevie’s own personal relationship and the love story between Bella and Edward in Twilight it just hit me how to get the story I’ve had in my head for so long together. That it should focus on something both ancient and up to today. So, my book is a love story of the same kind as Bella and Edward’s, but instead of a vampire tale, it’s a conventional kingdom and its old-fashioned rules that forces Erica to decide what is worth giving up for love.
For me, First Came Forever, is also a lot about finding your directions in life. To find out who you are and feel comfortable in your skin. To stay true to yourself and make your own decisions even though they are heartbreakingly hard.
Want to get your own copy of First Came Forever? Please do, and join the discussion! It's available from any the publisher Pegasus, Amazon and just about any other stores that sell books. Please also join the Angelheart Saga discussion group and share your thoughts!
Hi! I'm Annie, a Swedish bookworm, YA addict and coffee lover, who writes romantic YA books in English. I'm the author of the Angelheart Saga series (First Came Forever and Forever Disguised).
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