Giveaway and Guest Post: Stubborn Love by Wendy Owens
Title: Stubborn Love
Author: Wendy Owens
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Even a broken heart has trouble resisting a Stubborn Love.
Emmie Hayes loved the beautiful Ashton Stirling deeply; nobody could deny that. She had given him her youth, and all he gave in return was misery and pain. She was ready for a new beginning, but Ashton wasn’t about to let her go so easily, even if it meant destroying both their lives in the process.
Three years later Emmie convinces herself she is ready to leave all of that heartbreak in the past and find a little piece of normal for herself. She heads to New York City to pick up where she left off, determined to finish art school. Emmie is determined to focus on school and not let anything distract her, but life has a way of throwing curveballs.
Paige, Emmie’s new roommate, brings Colin Bennett into her life. His smoldering eyes and lean muscular body are difficult for any girl to ignore. Only thing is, Emmie isn’t any girl. Her past makes her resistant to his charms. Colin isn’t one to give up easily, and just when he thinks he may have found a way to her stubborn heart, her tragic history may have found a way to tear them apart.
My name is Wendy Owens and I am the author of the new adult romance, Stubborn Love. I have been seeing all of these awesome posts lately about books I love being made into films. The obvious next step for me was to start daydreaming about my books being turned into movies. My most recent one, Stubborn Love seems to me like the easiest to cast.
Clementine (Emmie) Hayes
What about you? Who do you envision as you read the book?
Excerpt from Stubborn Love:
“Based on what I’ve seen, you’re very talented.” He was laying it on thick, never shifting his eyes from me. I had always been self conscious of the way my face was so round. It never seemed to matter if I thinned out … my face was always thick. My mom used to call it baby fat, which only made it worse. He didn’t seem to notice, his gaze never shifting from my blue eyes no matter how much I avoided looking at his.
“That’s very kind of you to say, thank you, and also very hard to determine from a sketch of a fruit bowl.”
“It’s the best damn fruit bowl I’ve ever seen,” he said, leaning forward and flashing his broad white smile.
“I’m already beginning to see that I’m behind other students. I think doing my courses through correspondence made it harder on me. I just don’t have the same hands on and critiquing experience some of the other students have had.”
“You can’t tell,” he insisted, reaching over and lifting a couple pages into my sketchbook, revealing the hidden images. “These really are fantastic. What were you working on before I so rudely interrupted?”
“You weren’t rude.” I giggled as I replied, and I wondered who the hell had taken over my body. “After all, you rescued my fruit bowl.”
“That I did. But you didn’t answer me. What were you working on?” He rested himself on one arm, lying on his side with his legs crossed as he stared up at me. I watched as he licked his lips, and I struggled to think of what to say next.
“Nothing!” I shouted, excited to remember any word in the English language. He smiled at me; he must have thought I was a mad woman. “I mean, I hadn’t decided what to draw yet. We’re supposed to pick something in motion that we find in real life.”
“Hmm…” he hummed, sitting up, brows furrowed, clearly deep in thought about my assignment.
“What?” I probed, truly curious about the idea he obviously consumed by.
“How about this?” Stryker asked, hopping to his feet. He proceeded to extend his arms outward. One fingertip jerked, and he proceeded to perform an arm wave that rippled through his body.
I burst out laughing, looking all around us to see who was watching. There were a few onlookers, but Stryker didn’t seem to care. He didn’t take his eyes off me. He just continued staring at me, wiggling his body around wildly for me.
“That’s perfect!” I squealed, quickly placing pencil to paper and capturing the fluid movement.
“What I won’t do for art. But you have to credit me as your muse,” he added, laughing.
I don’t know why I let him sit, and I certainly don’t know why I ended up drawing fifteen sketches of him that day. He was handsome, that was for certain. I knew I didn’t want to start dating anyone. Love was not in the plans for this phase of my life.
About the Author
Wendy Owens was raised in the small college town of Oxford, Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went on to a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork, she gave her first love, writing, a try.
Since 2011, she has published a young adult paranormal series, The Guardians, which will contain five books total, as well as a novella.
Wendy now happily spends her days writing—her loving dachshund, Piper, curled up at her feet. When she’s not writing, she can be found spending time with her tech geek husband and their three amazing kids, exploring the city she loves to call home: Cincinnati, OH.
Stubborn Love is her debut New Adult novel.
Only In Dreams, the second book in this series, is set to be released December 2013.
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For the Grand Prize giveaway we are giving away:
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Stubborn Love Necklace
5 Signed Copies of Stubborn Love