Title: Uncovering Peace
Series: Military Love, #2
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Date published: October 17, 2015
Just on more cut. Just one more drop.
Faith Livingston has only ever known pain. With a past that she tries to keep hidden, she has a hard time trusting or loving anybody. That is until she meets Seth Jacobs. After sharing one night together, he walks away from her. She tucks her feelings for him away but soon realizes he is all she ever wanted.
There's just one tiny problem. He's married.
Seth Jacobs has been unhappily married for five years but guilt forces him to stay with Krystal. When Faith steps into his life, his world is turned upside down and though he know he can't have her, thoughts of her consume him.
Will true love find its way to them? Will they withstand the trials thrown at them? Or will they realize that sometimes love just isn't enough?
This book contains scenes of sexual nature and graphic language. It also contains situations of violence. This book is intended for 18+
“I’ve thought about this the entire time we weren’t together. The night we first slept together I memorized how it felt having you in my arms. I thought I’d never have the chance again. Yet here I am, holding the girl of my dreams. I don’t know how I can ever make up to you what I did, but I promise you I’ll try. I’m not going anywhere.”
“I think we’re even, Seth. I haven’t been much better. I was such a bitch and selfish. What matters is that we’re together now. I’m not gonna lie. I’m still scared. What I feel for you, I can’t even describe it in words. I’ve never felt anything like it before. That’s why I ran. I was overwhelmed by these all-consuming feelings. I’m not strong enough to stay away from you though. I need you like a junkie needs his next fix. You are my drug, Seth.”
“Drug, huh? Well you’re my favorite addiction as well. I get drunk off your kisses and I don’t ever want that feeling to go away. No matter what, I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. You’re stuck with me, whether you like it or not.”
“I like that very much actually.”
“Goodnight, Peach. I love you.” I smile at his endearment. It’s the first time he’s ever called me that and I have to admit I like it.
“What’s up with the nickname?” I’m curious.
“Every time I kiss you I’m reminded of peaches. You taste like them. And you live in Georgia. It’s perfect.”
“I love it.” I smile at him.
Exhaustion takes over and I snuggle closer to Seth. His arms and legs are wrapped around me holding me tight. He’s just as afraid of me running as I am of him leaving. I feel it in the way he holds me. It’s gonna take some time to convince him that I’m here to stay.
I started writing when I was a teenager. I used to write poems and short stories to get my feelings on paper. It was my outlet. When I told my family that I was writing a book last year, no one was really surprise.
Oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip?
Chocolate Chip, hands down.
Do you ever write characters you hate?
Yes, I do. I also include people from my real life that anger me. I always tell everyone that if they piss me off, I will kill them in one of my books.
What's your favorite pie?
What do you enjoy, outside of writing?
Reading, some photography. I’ve been also trying myself a little on graphic design lately. It’s a slow process. Other than that I enjoy traveling, meeting up with friends, or going out on walks with my dog.
Were there any scenes in it that were difficult for you to write?
In Uncovering Peace, Faith goes through a lot of trauma in her childhood. Those scenes were hard to write and I had to step away a couple of times to regain composure and to be able to soldier through.
Do you prefer your books in print or e-book format?
I prefer e-books because I can have all my books with me anywhere I go. However, I do have a paperback collection. They mostly serve the purpose of looking pretty on my shelf.
Batman or Superman?
Batman. My little brother would disown me if I said anything else.
What is your favorite book?
Sigh… That’s like asking me who my favorite sibling is…
I’d have to go with Harry Potter. The whole series. Harry Potter is the most read book in my house and whenever I’m in a funk they’re the books I go back to.
How do you get over writer's block?
I listen to a lot of music. Music is a huge aspect in my inspiration process. If music doesn’t help, I just take a couple of days off and read. That usually helps to get me going again.
Who is your favorite character that you've written?
Faith in Uncovering Peace. I loved her in Rediscovering Peace already, but in UP I learned just how strong she was despite everything life had dealt her. I admire her strength.
What song do you sing in the shower?
I don’t sing in the shower. ;)
Who is your favorite author?
There is no way I can name just one. I have many. Kelly Elliott, Kristin Mayer, Cecelia Ahern, Tara Sivec, JK Rowling, George Owell are just a few.
Do you ever feel frustrated with your work?
Yes, all the time. It seems like as soon as I hit the halfway mark, I get stuck. Every. Single. Time. It takes me days, sometimes week to get my groove back. Or a severe ass kicking from my beta readers.
How do you handle negative reviews of your books?
The lowest review that I have received so far is 2.5 stars and I still consider that a good review. As long as the reviews are done tastefully with constructive criticism rather than blatant bashing, then I think I will be fine with negative reviews. Not everyone will like my books, just like no one likes Oatmeal raisin cookies. wink emoticon
What's something about you that most people don't know?
I’m actually very shy. Whenever I tell people that, they just laugh. But yeah, it takes a lot for me to speak to people I’ve never met. I’m always scared my total awkwardness will show.
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher
Do you have a favorite genre to write?
So far the Military romance has been my favorite, but that could change tomorrow.
Is there a type of genre you refuse to write?
I don’t like to limit myself really. I might say I won’t write a genre today and tomorrow I’ll have voices telling me to write that exact genre.
There's a lot of distractions around, especially with social media, how do you block it all out and write?
I turn my notifications on my phone and computer off and completely unplug myself. Just me, my manuscript, and my playlist.
Humor me, because this is my favorite (mythical) animal: Would you ever consider putting a platypire in one of your books?
If I ever write in a genre that they would fit in, I would, but I would bug the crap outta Joood to help me on research :)