Monday, June 24, 2013

Watch Me Walk Away by Jill Prand Blog Tour

At the age of seventeen, Lisa was broken when Bobby left. He was supposed to be her first. First Love. First Time. First Everything. No word for six long years. She moved
away from the painful reminders sacrificing her relationship with her best friend Brad. She struggled to rebuild her life.
Now six years later she returns as a strong, successful woman grabbing a job at one of New York’s hottest marketing agencies. She is dating a gorgeous guy with his eyes on a corner office. But it all changes when she sees
Bobby again.
Can she risk another heartbreak from Bobby? Will she be able to repair her friendship with Brad? Lisa will have to decide between the man she's with, and the two men that want her.
Who will she be with, and who will she tell to "Watch Me Walk Away?"


Lisa & Bobby #1

I hear his car pull up and am out the door like a bullet. I wave to Arthur in the front seat and the back door opens and he is here. I freeze and just look at him. God he looks good enough to eat. He shuts the door and walks up to me and stops. I want to throw myself at him and shove my tongue in his mouth.

"Hi Beautiful,” he lifts his hand to caress my cheek. “God you look good. I missed you.” And that’s it. I grab his hair and pull him down for a kiss. We both groan when our mouths touch. His arms go around me and he picks me up and holds me close. Our mouths open at the same time and our tongues battle for dominance. All thought has left my mind I just want to get closer to him. I wrap my legs around him and use my thighs to push up so my mouth is above his. One of his arms goes under my ass to hold me up. Both my hands are now in his hair my elbows resting on his arms. He nips on my lower lip and I counter by sucking on his tongue. Finally I need to take a breath and pull away.
"Hi Handsome," I pant. I release the pressure of my thighs a little so I am more eye level with him.
"Wow, that was some welcome," he smiles at me.

Teaser# 1:
"The Letter"
Hi Baby,
I hope the rest of your day went well. I have not been able to concentrate on anything since I left you. I finally decided to get on the plane earlier than planned so I can hear your voice sooner.

I left a few things for your ankle. Please use them, I would have rather taken care of you myself but I have to make this trip. Arthur has been instructed to pick you up and take you to and from work for the rest of the week. I know you are going to balk at this but please let him do this. He would just be sitting around otherwise.

I stop reading and look in the box. An ace bandage, bottle of water, ice pack and Tylenol are all present as well as a small wrapped gift. I take the box out and my heart starts pounding. It is definitely a jewelry box and I know exactly what’s in it. I place it beside me and go back to reading.

To say I’ll miss you seems redundant. I’ve been missing you for years. People have called me heartless and they’re right. My heart resides with you and the only time I feel anything is when I’m in your presence. My greatest hope is that someday you will give me your heart again so I can finally feel complete.

You don’t have to open the gift now but I need you to have it. When you are sure about me, when you are ready to love and trust me again I ask that you wear it. It is a symbol of my commitment to you and seeing it on you will be the happiest day of my life. Once you see it I know you will understand. I found it two years ago and I just couldn’t let it sit in my drawer when I knew it belonged with you. I hope you don’t feel like I’m pushing you, I am just excited that you said we can try.

I will call you when I land. I can’t wait to hear your voice. I plan on keeping you on the phone for hours just so I can hear you talk. I want to be the last thing you think about before you close those gorgeous brown eyes. You are that to me, the first and last thing I think about every day, always.

I will speak with you soon. Open the box take care of you ankle and think of me.

I Miss You,

Guest Post:

So I was asked to do a guest post on my writing techniques.  Hmmm, it varies from day to day.  I do plot out a little of the story.  In Watch Me Walk Away it all started with the New Year’s Eve Party.  A lot of things happened that night.  WMWA only cracked the surface of the goings on, there will be more in the second book. Lisa and Bobby’s story just wanted to be the first to be written so I plotted out using Lisa as the main character.  The three main character’s POV of that night will all eventually be written.
I knew the ending right away so I just had to get them there.  I plotted out the first 10 chapters and by the time I was done writing those the characters literally took over.  Chapters Twenty and Twenty One were supposed to be one chapter but once they got together Lisa and Bobby just couldn’t keep their hands to themselves long enough to move the story along. I had to put my foot down to get them out the door, LOL. Sometimes the characters are like errant children and they frustrate me.
I’ve been asked if I listen to music when I write and the answer is sometimes.  It helps the words flow faster but I find that the distraction causes me to have to go over and edit what I’ve written more. I use it to try and tap into the emotions. 
Writer’s block.  Yes I’ve had it a few times, more so when a difficult scene is about to play out.  This happened a couple of times in WMWA: Lisa and Stuart in bed, before and during the fundraiser and the limo ride with Brad.  If the characters are uncomfortable it causes me to be as well and it is really hard to type when the tears are streaming down your face. The epilogue was like that. I knew exactly what I wanted to put down but had to keep taking a break to blow my nose and try to clear away the tears.
So I hope this answered most of your questions on how I write.  If not please feel free to contact me, I would love to hear how you liked the story and am always willing to talk to my readers and thank you for taking the time to read my work. And thank you so much to Kat’s Reads for hosting.

About the Author
I live in Northern New Jersey. I am a wife and mother of two girls. I have been an avid reader my whole life, I cannot remember a Sunday afternoon that did not include my parents reading. We had a huge bookshelf in our den with a diverse set of authors like Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Mario Puzo & Danielle Steele.

I have
always had ideas and characters running around my head but it took a few good friends to push me to start putting them down on paper.
I hope you enjoy my musings. Please feel free to contact me I would love to hear from

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