Hi Jan and welcome to GGR-Review we are happy to have you and your book, Star here today!
Author Guest Post by Jan Irving:
Is there any wonder left in the world? If you drop a quarter in a grimy alley when you reach down and pick it up, can you expect it to be a diamond?
Sometimes…yes. Wonder happens in the most unexpected and breathtaking ways.
I’ve experienced it myself. Recently. And more than once over the past year. Of course, it was an extraordinary year with major surgery and moving after nearly ten years in the same home on the list. And that’s just some of the highlights. I tilted with a lot of windmills this year and yeah, I had some moments of wonder. So that brings me to Star.
I originally wrote the story because my heart loves a holiday tale. Because I like to sit back and feel touched by the best possibilities, the highest hopes, the most unbelievable twists. I like to believe in magic.
I mean, this year, I stood out on the balcony of my barely sold home and held a hummingbird in the palm of my hand. It was a wild creature, and I had fed it for a few winters but did I expect it to sit in the palm of my hand and visit with me one last time before I closed and locked the door of my former home?
So I can channel a little of that real-life wonder into Matthew caught up in the arms of an angel, flying over Los Angeles, his hope as fragile as a holiday ornament.
Sometimes life gives you gifts you would think ‘impossible’ or not ‘reality.’ But what is reality? It’s what we make of it. This is what Matthew’s holiday test is, will he define his life by his past, by the people who hurt him, the jobs that walked away, or will he believe that he can have a miracle?
When an angel takes over his boss’s body after a freak accident, Matthew’s cracked heart opens, but will he lose his once in a lifetime chance at love before the holidays are over?
Matthew Cromby figures it will be just another lousy holiday to get through, especially when mouthing off costs him his job. The bitter ex-con never counts on lightning striking his former boss Star Hollister during a freak LA storm that forces an angel to take over Star’s body.
Lost and vulnerable, Star relies on Matthew’s street smarts to keep him safe. Moreover, since he’s been watching over Matthew all his life, he yearns to heal him. But Star can’t stay in a human body without diminishing himself so unless they find a miracle they will be parted forever.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.
“Do you think that’s a good way to speak to the CEO?” It was said quietly, and now Star was finally looking Matthew in the eye. “And you can’t smoke in this building!” He sounded appalled, as if Matthew was polluting the entire building with one cig.
Matthew wasn’t impressed. “It’s after hours. Haven’t seen anyone.”
“It’s my building!” Star snatched the cigarette from Matthew’s mouth then stood there with it, looking stupid. “Uh…”
Star’s eyes saucered at Matthew’s rudeness. “What did you say to me?”
He certainly had the big man’s attention now, and part of him rode it like a hot wind, knowing that he’d fall and burn, but not before Star acknowledged him. After months of watching him walk by, disinterested, Matthew needed to make an impression on the man he both disliked…and burned for.
“You can’t fire me if I quit!” Matthew growled. Shit. He hadn’t meant to go that far—he needed this job. Why was his mouth always acting for him, swinging punches before his head caught up?
“I’m not going to fire you. I just don’t want you smoking in my elegant foyer, is that clear?”
“It’ll be more elegant if you get out of my way so I can finish mopping it.” Matthew shoved some of his blond hair out of his eyes, wishing stupidly that they were friends, that Star stopped and chatted with him sometimes like in his daydreams.
Jan Irving has worked in all kinds of creative fields, from painting silk to making porcelain ceramics, to interior design, but writing was always her passion.
She feels you can’t fully understand characters until you follow their journey through a story world. Many kinds of worlds interest her, fantasy, historical, science fiction and suspense—but all have one thing in common, people finding a way to live together—in the most emotional and erotic fashion possible, of course!
Star was last modified: December 22nd, 2014 by GGR-Review