Friday, February 10, 2012

Love Unfinished, Darian Wilk

Bio:
Darian was born in South Carolina , but raised in Michigan , where she still lives today. In 2005, Darian married her best friend, Steve, and has two kids. She worked on and off throughout her twenties as a Home Health Aid to the elderly, but preferred to stay home and raise her babies. n 2007, her mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and Darian quit working to tend to her mom. It was i n t hose three years of taking care of her that Darian realized how precious life really is. And in her moms last year of life, she finally had the courage to pursue what her heart had always secretly longed for; becoming a writer. It was the n t hat she started her debut novel, Love Unfinished, and continues her journey today.

Product description:
Two soul mates from the past leave their love unfinished when a tragic car accident ends their lives o n t heir wedding day. Yet they are destined to meet agai n t o fulfill that love in new incarnations, leading vastly different lives.

Emma thought she had chose n t he right path, but too late does she realize her mistake as her husband reveals the monster hiding behind his smile; morphing her fairytale ending into loveless obligation. Trapped in a broken marriage to a powerful, abusive husband, she knows this is not the life she was destined to live. As her hope for love withers, she meets James, her love from a lifetime ago.

Emma cannot deny the love pulling her toward James, but courage to abandon her marriage wavers and unknowingly leaves her life o n t he line. If Emma has any hope of life and love, she must trust the bond with James and be with the man destiny has spent two lifetimes guiding her toward. Are they fated to fulfill their love, or will they once again, leave love unfinished?
Love Unfinished by Darian Wilk - women’s fiction
ISBN - 978-0-615-48405-1
218 pages
Available in paperback and eBook
List price $12.99, available at
Amazon,Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
One of the great things about women’s fiction is that you can have a love story without the flare of a traditional romance novel. I offer a love so true that it carries two people into new lives and draws strangers together. But being true to the genre, it’s not without challenge or character growth. Emma is already married, and her soul mate from her former life is divorced and determined to never trust love again. Their story not only tests the strength of love, but tests the boundaries of people’s beliefs and morals, and how far they’re willing to push them for the sake of love.

Q: Why did you go indie?
I was amongst the thousands of writers out there, fingers and toes crossed that my query was snazzy enough to pull me out of the slush pile and into the maybe. I played the query, wait, full submission, wait, revise, wait again game. But of course I had read everywhere that self-publishing was o n t he rise, but the thought of trying it never crossed my mind until a friend asked me when I would put my work on Kindle. I started doing research, lots of it. I am a woma n t hat likes to be in control, being in charge, I like holding the power of my future in my hands. The more I researched the more I realized self-publishing might be a better fit for me tha n t raditional publishing because of that.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love Anne Tyler. Her ability to make characters seem so real, so much so that they start to feel like they’re real people, I think is a talent that in many ways still goes unchallenged. Her characters are flawed, people with issues like the rest of us have, they break and they triumph, resist and grow. I’ll buy any book of hers without even reading what it’s about.
And an author I’m curious to see what she does next, is Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help. The time and care she put into her novel is to be admired, and you can see that clearly in her writing. Her ability to make you feel an entire range of emotions, well, not many authors can really make you feel.

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