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We love to celebrate new books and the authors who've written them. Today we are introducing a new series by MS Kaye. The Once Series features characters brought together through friendship and common interests who become more like family. When we asked MS. Kaye where she got the idea for Once, she said, "Oddly enough, what inspired my newest release, Once, was a plot point in another book I wrote. I kept thinking what would happen if an event had gone the other way. I couldn’t change it for various reasons in the other book, but I started thinking what if I recreated the event in a different story? I let the concept stew in my head for a few days, and then everything seemed to come to me at once.In the other book (Endless as the Rain, which will be published by Inkspell Publishing 9/4/16), there’s a scene where the main character almost attempts to seduce the lead male character. As she considers and plots, she knows (for various reasons) she’ll only be able to have him once and that she’ll have to leave afterward. The idea hit me as having strong emotional content, which I wanted to expand upon more fully than I could in Endless as the Rain. And Once was born.
Funnily enough, the books have almost nothing else in common other than that one event. I love how an idea can spiral around in your mind until it’s more than you’d anticipated!"
Let's not wait any further... here's Once....
Her first and also her once.
Jonathan and Rebecca’s paths cross at exactly the right moment, when each most needs to hear what the other has to say.
But Jonathan is three days from entering the priesthood, and Rebecca leaves him to his peace. But he is unable to find peace.
Without each other’s comfort and strength, they must each struggle to forge a new path, with only memories of the one day that changed everything.
But are they able to forget and let go?
I moved to lie facing him so I could caress him to sleep. He watched me with those piercing eyes, but I didn’t meet them, couldn’t meet them. He would see. I focused on the beautiful gold of his skin, the shine of his hair, the curve of his chest and arms, the way he let me touch him, as if his trust was perfect.
His eyes fell lower, and he drifted away. His expression was finally peaceful. I couldn’t pull myself away for several minutes, just touching him, my first but also my once.
I put the note I’d brought with me next to his hand laying on the white sheets and carefully leaned down to kiss his cheek. The tears already flowed, but I didn’t let them touch him as I whispered in his ear, “I love you.”
I ran down the hall.
We had to be close to the next stop, wherever it was. I glanced at my watch once back in my room, just as I felt the train coming to a stop. I threw jeans on over my shorts and then put on my jacket and zipped it all the way up. The corridor had a few people in it now. They jumped back out of my way. The doors were closing when I made it to the exit.
My feet landed on solid ground, and gravity was suddenly too much.
I couldn’t stop and fell to my hands and knees as the train—as Jonathan—left. Sobs overwhelmed me, a complete disaster right there in the middle of the platform. Most people stared, and a few offered to help. But I was beyond help.
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