First and foremost, I hope everybody had an awesome holiday and stayed safe. I know Black Friday puts everyone in a frenzy so have a coffee so you don't freak. :) I'm pretty excited to hit up Kohls, best buy and maybe Walmart if I'm feeling ambitious.
Butttt, that's not why we're here today. Here are my two winners,
Jessica Hizey Chiles won the Kindle version of The Thousand Year Curse
Also, I said if some of you wanted, I'd send you a free signed bookmark so comment here or email me (my emails on my website. Click the link on top). Happy to mail you all some fun stuff!
Now onto the teaser....
Since A Reliant Love is a standalone and I haven't really told you guys much about it, I figured today since we're all either 1. Hungover 2. Tired 3. Delusional 4. Wanting to kill our family members or 5. Just ducky this morning, I'd do some character pics and bios so you can get an idea of the book.
So I did a meet Nathalie but I'll give you all a refresher.
Nathalie. She's from a small town and her parents expected her to excel at everything she tried. Her parents were always watching and making sure she was doing what she's told. The book begins when she buys her own apartment off campus and plans on creating an independent life for herself. She wants to experience everything a college student and adult should. She wants to have fun, play around but also become a vet. She's constantly trying to fix things and make it better. Here is what I picture Nathalie to kind of look like...
Samuel. He's had a rough go at life. At sixteen he was forced to go to juvie after some drug problems. But he got himself clean in there and was able to come out a better person. But his previous actions continue to haunt him. His goal is to finish college, he's a senior, and get away from his family, friends and anything that tortures him. Everyday is a struggle but he's doing well. He's working hard and on track to graduate. He mended some bridges and finally feels at peace. Here is what Sam looks like to me...
Those are the two main characters but I love the supporting characters just as much so I'll show you a few.
Pete and Sarah. They're twins and grew up with Sam. A conflict made the three split up and the relationship between them all is strained. Pete ends up being Nathalie's neighbor and they wind up fast friends. Sarah and Sam reconnect but it will never be the way it was in high school when they were a trio, the three amigos. They're just going day by day now. Here's what the two look like....
Cindy. Nathalie meets her at school since they're in the same classes. Cindy too wants to be a vet so they click instantly. Cindy's family owns bars and nightclubs so she's constantly out and about. Cindy is bubbly, outgoing but loyal down to the core. She's sarcastic and crazy but it makes Nathalie do things she wouldn't normally. Cindy gets Nat out of her shell and helps her become independent. Here's Cindy....
So, what do you think of these guys. They're an awesome crew. This book is defniitely all about the characters, like any book should. I really enjoyed making different people. Each character is completely unlike the other. They have backgrounds and huge hearts and I'm falling so in love with them all. I love writing this book.
Look out for more A Reliant Love teasers.
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
For The Love of Hockey | January 2016
The Price of Love | 2017