There's a buzz around our new author, Sila Long, and there is good reason. A BRUSH WITH FATE promises to catapult her into a category all her own. Sila's approach is refreshingly different with diverse characters, a captivating story, and just enough suspense. As one reviewer stated,
" This book is hot, just the way I like them. And the sex is plentiful, and it also has a strong plot, which makes it a cut above the rest."
Yes, it is "a cut above the rest" because, as Sila puts it, she had things on her mind she wanted to share:
There were things on my mind when I decided to finally sit down and start to write book one A Brush with Fate, trilogy. Like how unresolved pain can jail us to our past infecting our relationships and changing the trajectory of our lives forever, if we let it.
A common relationship issue I encounter in my work, but not one that most initially recognize as a problem. There were other questions around what it means to really love our life partner, and our capacity to forgive, which is necessary for any relationship to survive and thrive.
Yes, I had things on my mind and because the story is current, and Brook and Isaac are authentic characters with fascinating stories to tell, I was able to surround their powerful love story with provocative and relevant issues of our time without forsaking humor or elements of fantasy.
We enter a dreamlike world with Brook as she falls in love with Isaac, a mega film star. A world that becomes even more surreal by their visceral sexual attraction to each other. Although fate appears to have brought these two together, the intrusion of complicated and consequential circumstances and emotions from their past creates an undercurrent in the story with unexpected outcomes.
The settings provide visually appealing backdrops, along with a cast of other diverse characters who add interesting dimensions to this romantic tale that takes its time in exposing the vulnerabilities of the main characters, and in allowing the reader to experience the true love that emerges. As readers, I expect you might feel some discomfort with some of Brook’s decisions around her relationship with a man who remains both mysterious and complex. But what becomes clear is her developing sense of power and a change in her understanding of what it means to truly love someone. I should say no more….
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