Last year marked the 13th anniversary of my cousin’s death and the birth of her grandson. I’m reminded of the tragic way her life was taken each year on Halloween. Don’t get me wrong. I love the holiday and enjoy seeing the kiddies all dressed up in various costumes.
I finally purged my recollection of the family and neighbor’s accounts, the story I heard first-hand from her fiance, and evidence presented in court into my first non-fiction short story. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, of course.
Nathan Reed had a very special gift for Kate Collins on her 30th birthday. I’ve been working on a rendering of his tattoo since before I even started the sequel, “Obsession of Mine.” I’m happy enough with the result to show my artwork off now. I don’t claim to be an artist, but I love to try my hand at the creations in my imagination.
Nathan was unfaithful to Kate in the past. To try to prove he’ll always be true, he placed a tattoo with her name across a banner on his lower abdomen region. The wings are Kate’s favorite color, lilac. She owns his heart. The wings and halo represent his nickname for her, Angel. He shows off the masterpiece on her birthday, because he’s determined to win her back.
Kate’s birthday is a disaster. She’s exhausted when she crawls into her bed that night, but can’t help remembering the tattoo. Nathan knows exactly how to get to her.
My husband doesn’t have any tattoos. He swears he never will. I think one of the most romantic gestures ever would be to have the woman you love’s name tattooed on a part of your body that no one else is ever supposed to see.
I’ve already admitted my enthusiasm for James Bond movies in a previous blog. I also have a fascination with fast cars. Kate Collins shares both passions. She has a new love interest halfway through my sequel in Obsession of Mine. He’s in the picture.
Kate’s thirtieth birthday is today, October 11, 2016. She receives a very special birthday present from Leo in the form of an Aston Martin Vantage GT Roadster. You may wonder what color. Skyfall silver was the only option for her. She names him J.B. after guess who. The 007 music is now playing in my head.
Now my dream is to one-day sell enough of my books about Kate to be able to have one of my very own. And to think, I used to want Leo’s Porsche from the first book, How to Capture Kate.
Kate’s big day wouldn’t be complete without a special offer for my readers. I’m lowering the price of the book How to Capture Kate to 99 CENTS until Halloween.
I’ve created an event for Kate Collins’ thirtieth birthday on my Facebook pages. Be sure to check them out.
Oh, my youngest son said that a woman would not want a car like this for her birthday. If you disagree, feel free to comment. I’ll be sure to show him your feedback.
I’m working on a backstory for Howard Kensington and Julia Hollingsworth. How to Capture Kate starts out with the story of Kate’s parents, Travis and Julia. When they meet, Julia is engaged to Howard. You’ll learn enough to figure out she was never happy with him as her fiancé.
Julia’s father, Edward, isn’t pleased to learn about her marriage to Travis and never speaks to her again. She embarrassed his family by not following through with her commitment to his best friend’s son. How dare his daughter go against his wishes?
My readers don’t really know much about Howard’s life until he notices Kate looks almost exactly like her mother at his son’s birthday party. I would say he is instantly obsessed with her. He plays a vital role toward the end of the book. His presence is even stronger in the sequel, Obsession of Mine.
I hope my readers enjoy going back in the past with my characters. The backstories are FREE from time to time on Kindle. Watch for the special offer.