Midnight Hour has been out for a few weeks now. This book is very special to me not only because it’s my final Shadow Falls book, but because I really felt Miranda’s story needed to be told. After all, I wrote Kylie’s story. I wrote Della’s story. I couldn’t leave Miranda out. When she first came into being, and I gave her my own disability of dyslexia, I felt compelled to write her story so I could watch her really overcome the self-esteem issues that so often come with dyslexia. I also really wanted to go into Perry Gomez’s story. And Perry gets his own point of view in Midnight Hour as he reconnects with his parents who abandoned him at three years of age and continues his connection with the FRU. It’s a heart-tugging story. And Miranda and Perry both learn a lot in Midnight Hour, thing like:
- Our decisions, the paths we think we should take are often paths that our parents guided us to follow. Sometimes we need to stop and listen to our own hearts to know which road to take.
- Sometimes the irritating tension between two people can end up to be a different kind of tension. One that involves the heart.
- Sometimes the hardest thing to forgive someone for is hurting themselves. But sometimes when we do put ourselves in danger, we’re doing to save the same person who will likely never forgive us.
- Even in the supernatural world, men are from Mars and women are from Venus. We will never quite see things the same way, but it’s a lot of fun trying.
- No matter terrible or horrific things stem from family linage, you don’t have to follow that path. The sins of our fathers are not our sins to bear. Our destinies are our own.
- There is almost nothing that can’t be solved at round-table-diet-coke discussion.
- Graduation means saying goodbye. Graduation means leaving pieces and parts of our past behind. But it is a passage that we must take in one of the last steps into adulthood.
I’m giving away an e-copy of Fighting Back to one person who leaves a comment.