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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Do You Remember Your Very First Loves?

I considered myself to be a real tomboy when I was a kid. I begged my brothers to be included in their games of Army—and not as the nurse. I wanted a gun. Mostly I thought of myself as one of the guys, but there were a few notable exceptions: Johnny—the really cute neighborhood kid who played golf like he’d been born with a club in his hand, while all I could do was swim. Jamie—with his honey brown hair and brown eyes…oh yeah, and the horse he didn’t want but I coveted. Tom—the swim coach I lusted after for an entire summer. I probably would have been better off paying more attention to my breast stroke since my best friend ended up booting me out of my spot on the A relay team. She must have been practicing while I was mooning over TOM… who barely realized I was alive. Then as I got a little older…well I discovered older men…you know, guys with driver’s licenses and cars.

I don’t think any of us ever really forget the first guy…or really any guy…who made our heart beat faster and made us feel that just getting THE LOOK from them would make us…well…happy.

When I originally wrote The Silkie’s Call, my debut novel with The Wild Rose Press, it was that kind of feeling I wanted to get across between the hero and the heroine. That is what they are to each other. A first love that never goes away, it just morphs into something stronger and more mature. Something that will ultimately make them go through hell just to be together.

Cayden Clifton has loved Annabel Barton since they were kids. He was ten and she was seven. Of course, she thought he was a seal, but that didn’t matter. They meet again seven years later as teenagers, but this time their path is about as smooth as Romeo and Juliet. Now seven more years have passed and they have yet another chance, but one that’s booby-trapped with bitterness and tragedy.

I’m rooting for the first love with this one!

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The Happy Booker said...

First love and selkies, intriguing mix! I'd definitely pick this one up. I love how you explained that bond that exists with your first love, it changes but never goes away.

Donna Smith
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Anonymous said...

I've never read about selkies before. I'm intrigued by your description of the story.

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Leanne109 said...

I ure know what your talking about, there was 2 that jump out at me. The first was when I was 13 and he wore a leather jacket and listened to heavy metal bands. He had just turned 18. My heart use to go crazy around him and then at the age of 16 was this guy jut 2 years older who had a smile and charm to put the sun to sham.... ahhh the memories.....


Cathy M said...

I actually married my first love, and we've been together now for over 35 years.

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Robin said...

Oh, this looks great!

Robin D
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Na said...

I would say I'm a bit of a tomboy. I loved playing with mud, getting dirty and always joined sports clubs when I was growing up. At the same time was a girlish part of me that love all things romantic. One of my favourite story lines happens to be about second chances and lost loves. I don't have a first love story but I really like reading about them. I like that Silkie's Call has more than one runion, it just means they get more chances to get it right.

msmjb65 said...

I'll always remember my first true love. Even though we broke up years ago, I havemn't met anyone who I've made the same kind of conneciton with. I think it has to do with the fact that our families have history back to our grandparents and that we were together from the end of college for 7 years, so we "grew up" together that way. Ah, well. I have the fond memories having let go of the f'ed up things that happened to end the relationsip!! LOL
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Anonymous said...

I like this scenario. It sounds like a great book. I, too had the childhood/adult love that never goes away.