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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Guest Post and Giveaway Reluctant Guardian by Melissa J Cunningham


Guarding Brecken Shaefer—a dark and dangerous rebel—is harder than it looks.

Death was nothing like sixteen-year-old Alisa Callahan thought it would be. Resting on pink, fluffy clouds for eternity with her gram and best friend sounded like a dream come true. After all, enduring one torturous experience after another in her short life deserved some kind of reward, right? Unfortunately, eternal rewards aren't given out so freely when you take your own life.

Required to pay the debt for committing suicide, Alisa must become a guardian. It sounds easy enough, but not when the boy she is forced to protect has a dangerous secret and wants absolutely nothing to do with her.

Brecken Shaefer isn't any normal teenager. He has special gifts that are sure to make Alisa's afterlife miserable. When feelings develop between them, everything spins out of control. Not only must Alisa face her own demons— but to protect Brecken, she must face an evil so heinous that it threatens to destroy their souls completely.

Alisa is tired of hiding from her past. When the easiest thing to do is run, can Brecken give her the strength to stay?
Redemption through love
Thank you, Mrs. Melissa J. Cunningham
(MB's Topic)
First of all, thank you so much for having me as a guest on your blog! What a fun and exciting door has been opened for me, becoming a published author!

As a writer I have a firm belief about love and romance in books. All books, no matter the genre, should have some sort of love interest or some kind of romance. Isn't it innate in all of us to crave that connection? We certainly love to read about it.

And what is more true than the statement, “Love conquers all!” That phrase has been around for a very long time, because it's true! Love lifts us up. Makes us brave. Makes us willing to do whatever it takes to make miracles happen.

The first story that epitomizes “Redemption through love” is The Princess Bride. Wesley and Buttercup overcome impossible odds to be together, all because of “true love”. Is there a more beautiful reason for a story? I think not!

This is what happens in my book, Reluctant Guardian. Love eventually heals all wounds. Alisa and Brecken save each other in the end.

All of us, every person in the world, wants to find that someone special to love and be loved by. It's because we know one thing for certain.

Love saves us.

In so many ways.

We are lifted up, made to want to reach higher, inspired to be better, all because we are redeemed through love. It doesn't even matter what kind of love either. It can be the romantic kind, or the love of a parent for a child. Love of a close friend, or the love of someone who shares your dreams.

We become better people, more inspired, and more able to love back. Is there any greater goal that exists than to be able to love? Some people can't or don't, and their lives are not as full as they could be. In fact, if I were to hazard a guess, I would say their lives are dull and empty.

My opinion is this... we are here for a reason, and one reason only. To learn to love. For that is the only thing that is going to save us in the end.
 About the author:
Melissa J. Cunningham began writing five years ago when she decided, out of the blue, to enter a community writing contest and won first place. From that moment on she had a new love: Writing. Melissa is a member of the League of Utah Writers. Her past publication experience includes a recurring opinion column called Writing Reality, for her local newspaper: The Leader

Melissa’s first novel: Reluctant Guardian, was accepted for publication through Clean Teen Publishing in August 2013.

When Melissa is not writing you can find her spending time with her family and her horses, cats, dogs and chickens or reading. Melissa is also a local music teacher.


Melissa Cunningham said...

Thank you so much for having me on your blog!!

Bianca said...

Such a beautiful guest post! Really ejoyed reading it.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction said...

I am absolutely in love with this cover!!


Kai said...

Thanks for the book description. Story sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

Beautiful Disaster said...

I enjoyed the guest post. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good read.

Vera Machado said...

This seems to be a great book!

Thanks for the giveaway!!! :D

Unknown said...

Great post and excited to read. Congrats!