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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Guest Post with Author Juliana Stone and Giveaway


Today I am happy to welcome back to RFTC one of my most favorite people, author Juliana Stone. Juliana is celebrating the release of Collide, book 2 in her Barker Triplets series and has stopped by today to chat. Please give Juliana a warm welcome.

Juliana Stone's love of the written word and 80's rock, have inspired her in more ways than one. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as Contemporary Romance and spends her days navigating a busy life that includes, a husband, kids, a dog and a cat.

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What is it about reunited lovers that we love so much? Is it because the promise of young love gone bad makes us want to root for them? Is it that we love second chances? I think so. This is a romance trope that I love.

In my latest release, Collide, my two main characters, Bobbi and Shane are reunited lovers. They’re reunited lovers with a truck load of baggage and this is where these types of books get really interesting for me. It’s the history between them that fuels the angst, the want and need and the desire. It’s the history that makes them interesting.

In Collide, Bobbi and Shane were young and in love and reckless. Reckless with their passion, their feelings and their hurt. They weren’t equipped to deal with the intense emotions each brought out in the other and a lot of that old anger and hurt was carried around into their adulthood.

So when they meet again, boy do the fireworks go off. Each of them will have to work through a lot—admit to past mistakes—in order to get to where they need to be for each other. I have to be honest, as an author it’s totally fun to write these kinds of books. Especially for me because I do like to torture my characters.

To celebrate the release of book 2 in my , Collide, I’ll gift either a copy of Collide or the forthcoming book, Conceal which will be available in May. All you have to do is tell me which is your favorite reunited couple and this can be in either television or books. If you don’t have one, let me know which characters you’d love to see reunited!


A second chance never looked so good…

Bobbi-Jo Barker has been in love with the wrong man for years. A man who doesn’t fit into the perfect, controlled life she’s created.A man who,once, not only broke her heart but nearly destroyed her. So the fact that he’s back in town shouldn’t matter because he’s all wrong for her, or so she thinks…

Shane Gallagher, prodigal son and all around hellion, has returned to the small town of New Waterford not only to mend fences, but to get his life back together. What he doesn’t count on are the feelings he still has for the one woman who can break him—the one who still holds his heart—the one woman who is totally wrong for him.

And yet, as Bobbi and Shane are thrown together and begin to navigate a life with each other in it, neither can deny the attraction they feel, or the emotions that come with it—the good and the bad. And so the question becomes… can these two damaged souls survive a second chance at love?

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  • Please answer Juliana's question: Tell me which is your favorite reunited couple and this can be in either television or books. If you don’t have one, let me know which characters you’d love to see reunited!
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37 comments :

  1. my favorite reunited couple are isabella and mac from lady isabella's scandalous marriage by jennifer ashley

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  2. Not sure if they are together or not but it would be Charley and Reyes from Darynda Jones's Charley Daniels series.

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  3. Hi! I really enjoyed Juliana's paranormal series (Jaguars Warriors) and I got The Summer He Came Home on my night stand waiting for me read it! I didn't know about the Barker Triplet series, sounds good! Thanks for sharing and for this giveaway! I love Allie and Noah from the Notebook!

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    1. OMG, Allie and Noah....sigh.....good one!

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  4. Another new author to check out. I cannot wait to read the Jaguar Warriors I just downloaded. Great way to spend rainy day. Great contest! Have an excellent Tuesday
    clarkac64 at gmail.com

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  5. I'm at odds on how to answer this question. I don't have a favorite reunited couple, but the last book I read that had that trope and loved is Molly O'Keefe's Crazy Thing Called Love. That book was just phenomenal!

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    1. Molly is a good friend and an awesome writer! good call!

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    2. Thanks! Great minds think alike! :)

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  6. I have to say the first couple that popped into my head was Rachel and Ross from Friends. Book wise hum, the most recent one I read and really liked with Juliana and Logan from Alpha One <3

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  7. I love this series and Juliana's writing. I am dying for Conceal. I loved both Offside & absolutely loved Collide. I loved Bobbi-Jo and Shane(yummy tattoos). My favorite reunited couple would have to be in One Foot in the Grave when Cat & Bones got back together. I loved when he was romancing her and taking her out on dates. Especially when they went to the restaurant.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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  8. I don't remember their names but Nora Roberts had a story with a couple who were divorced but reunited on an archeological dig.

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  9. Paradise by: Judith McNaught. Matt and Marisa reunite after years apart. I love this book it is my all time favorite.

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  10. Alexia and Lord Macon in the Parasol Protectorate series!!

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  11. I'm going old school - I love Anne and Captain Wentworth from Jane Austen's Persuasion!

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  12. Actually, my favorite Re-United couple isn't fictional -- it's real. My daughter & her daughter's father. 16 yr old and high school boyfriend - have child. Each marries another, hs boyfriend has another child. When first child is 12, daughter & hs sweetheart married (& then his 2nd child comes to live with them). that first child, my grandchild, is now 21!

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  13. Emma and Knightley from Jane Austen's Emma. Though they were not romantically united until the end of the novel, I've always viewed their banter back and forth throughout the novel as foreplay in way of relationships.

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  14. From my most recent read is Keri and Joe from Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey.

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  15. My favorite was Genny and Steve from Rosemary Rogers Sweet Savage Love series.

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  16. Anne and Captain Wentworth, definitely :)

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  17. Questions like this always make my mind go blank. LOL

    How about the Marquess of Bourne and Lady Penelope Marbury from Sarah MacLean's A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME. They were childhood friends and were reunited years later.

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Keep them coming, these are great and Ross and Rachel made me go all warm and fuzzy. I loved him and was happy he got the girl

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  19. One of my favorite reunited couples is Aline and Mckenna from Lisa Kleypas' "Again the Magic."

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  20. I hope Riley and Quinn from Keri Arthur's, Riley Jensen Guardian series, get together for good. They are on/off again thus far in the series.
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    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I'd have to go with Meredith & Matthew from Judith McNaught's PARADISE :)

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  22. In Jane Austen's PERSUASION Anne And Captain Frederick Wentworth finally get their act together. Love it.

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  23. I love when Pia reunites with her husband Kristoff in Katie MacAlister's Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang. Thanks for the post, and the giveaway. lisagk(at)yahoo

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  24. My favourite reunited couple is Claire and Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series.

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  25. I'd love to see Charley and Reyes from Darynda Jones's series reunite. Reyes *sigh*
    This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  26. It took me awhile to think about this, and then I slapped my forehead. Bones and Cat from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. DANG, off the charts good stuff when they reunite.

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  27. Allie and Noah from the Notebook are one of my favorite reunited couples!

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  28. Jamie and Claire from Outlander is my favorite reunited couple!

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  29. would like to see Rhett and Scarlett reunited

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  30. in recent memory my favorite would have to be Jocelyn and Will from Roxanne St. Claire's "Barefoot in the Rain". i'm sure there's more but that's the one that sticks out most recently. I just love Juliana Stone and would love a chance to win Collide

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  31. I loved when Allie and Noah reunited in The Notebook!
    I read Offside by Juliana Stone and loved it. Can't wait to read more by her.

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