A fabulous romance with a very unexpected guy . . .
The opportunity to explore her love of cooking . . .
The freedom to be whoever she wants . . .
This is what seventeen-year-old Em gets when she goes to spend a month at her aunt’s island resort. It’s a dream come true—and exactly the break Em needed from her strict family and their high expectations of her.
But when Em uncovers a long-buried secret about her family, everything changes. And suddenly, Em finds herself making some big choices about her future—choices she never dreamed she’d have the chance to make . . .
Shannon Talks Relaxation!
When I was first asked to write a blog post on Relaxation I thought about all those people who know me and comment, “Jeez, Shannon, you always have way too many balls up in the air!”
The truth is, though, that is my form of relaxation. When I’m idle I tend to get stressed. My mind wanders to all those things I should be doing that I’m not. However, when I’m busy I feel productive and I’m checking off that proverbial list we all know we have. Granted “busy” to me can be everything from working out to travelling to writing.
That mentality bleeds over into my novels. You’ll never find one of my characters sitting filing her nails and watching TV (she’ll get killed off pretty quick—LOL). In my Specialists series my characters are saving the world, breaking into mansions, scoping out terrorists, hiking never before hiked terrain, hacking into top secret systems, and kissing boys they shouldn’t be kissing (hm . . .).
In my upcoming novel The Summer My Life Began, my heroin EM thinks she’s getting away for the summer to relax and in turn does absolutely everything she never thought she would, including uncovering long buried family secrets and kissing a boy she shouldn’t be kissing (hm . . .).
Tonight, though, for relaxation I’m planning on watching the UK version of Being Human. I won’t be filing my nails, though; I’ll be eating ice cream. After all, that is a way more productive activity!
What are your tips for relaxing? Do you consider yourself a relaxed person?
I pretend to be chill, but I'm actually pretty stressed for your average angsty teenager. The only time I feel even remotely relaxed is when I'm gettin' down with a book. How about you? What do you do to relax?
The Summer My Life Began is out since May 10, 2012! Pick up a copy of this cute summer romance with an embedded mystery!
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