Title: Hard to Let Go
Author: Jaclyn Quinn
Series: Haven's Cove
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: February 19, 2018
Cover Design: Cate Ashwood Designs
Interior Design and Formatting: Flawless Touch FormattingSummary:
Owen Richards lives a quiet life in his small hometown of Haven’s Cove. He has a rewarding life consisting of three very supportive—not to mention feisty—women, and a successful bakery that he owns and absolutely loves. Yet, Owen can't seem to shake this emptiness inside or the intense feeling that something is missing. A sudden encounter with a man from his past, one he despises, turns his entire world upside down. When Owen finds himself attracted to that sexy man, he questions everything, including his sanity. After all, only an incredibly disturbed person would find that he can’t stop thinking about his high school bully.
Brody Walker never expected to return to Haven’s Cove. He’s made a life for himself in Boston where he can truly be the person he was always meant to be. But an unexpected call has Brody facing all the demons he’d left behind so long ago. Now, he’s faced with not only a difficult goodbye, but one long overdue apology to a man who is no longer that lanky kid from high school. The challenge is to convince the guy he’s changed—and also prove he’s worth taking a chance on.
When passions ignite, truths are exposed, changing beliefs these men have held on to for years. Faced with the knowledge that things aren’t always what they seem, will they choose to hold on to the incredible thing they’ve found…or is it easier to give in to the fear and let go?
What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
Several years back, I was reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. When she started to build up the storyline for Qhuinn and Blay, I found myself wanting their HEA more than any other couple in the series. I’d never read M/M before, but I was absolutely drawn in.
When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
I love creating characters. You get to be someone different; get inside their head. I love giving them little quirks or habits. Picking out the names is fun too. Once I start creating a character in my mind, I know what names will work and what names won’t.
When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
Definitely M/M. There are so many amazing M/M authors out there, and I read anything from paranormal to contemporary.
If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
I don’t know if anyone would like my writing style as a co-author, simply because I can’t just sit down and write every day. Sometimes it can take an hour or sometimes it can take a few days for the story to come to me. Ha ha I think if I were to choose, though, it would be Annabella Michaels. I love her books and style of writing, but she also happens to a good friend that I can completely be myself with. I’m an incredibly shy person, so that’s a must for me.
Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
Definitely later in life. I’ve always written poetry or in journals, but I never would’ve imagined that I would write a book. Now, I have written a few novellas and four novels. The first idea didn’t even come to me until six years ago. That was a novella called Release Me. It was this idea, out of nowhere, and I just knew I had to get it out. Even if no one ever saw it. By the time I was done, I was completely blown away that I had accomplished something like that, and surprised by how much I loved doing it. When I wrote Hard to Let Go four years ago, I never imagined I would publish it, but here we are!
I have been an artist from a very young age. From drawing cartoon characters and evolving into portraits, making jewelry, photography, and now writing. I have an amazing support system in my family and friends and couldn’t be more grateful.
I live in central New Jersey, love summers at the Jersey Shore, rock music, wine, sexy men, and laughing a lot with my amazing friends and family. Sunday dinners at my parents’ house are crazy, hysterical and you can count on a movie quote…or ten…being thrown out. Insults between siblings is how we show our love for each other!
When I’m not creating, you can find me reading books from my favorite authors. I’m a hopeless romantic, starving for passionate characters and always craving that happy ending, whether in reading or in writing my own books.
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