Today is out stop in The Color of Grace Blog Tour, We have a guest post from the author and a ebook giveaway!!
The Color of Grace by Linda Kage
When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to meet new people, didn’t want to leave my old friends, didn’t want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband….and I really didn’t want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don’t know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools.
But honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse.
Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?
Guest Post THE LOVE TRIANGLE
Nothing makes me bawl while reading a story like a depressing tale of unrequited love. I just can’t handle them. I’m a romance junkie; I NEED a happily ever after. I crave watching two people who are meant to be together hooking up body and soul. I like the loyalty of them setting eyes on each other and never straying.
That’s why I’m not a big fan of the love triangle. When there are three people, someone is going to get pushed out and someone is going to get completely crushed. It devastates me to read these stories. And though I could not put down New Moon, I think I cried through three-fourths of the book.
However, I realize there are two schools of thought on this issue.
Some people really get into the love triangle. They go all Team Aiden or Team Seth and buy the t-shirts and tote bags to show off their alliance (Love you, Aiden!). For the character, it’s an adventure to play the field and experience different personalities before settling down with the right fit. It can be fun and exciting—a mystery as well as a romance—trying to figure out which two are going to pair off by the end. That’s one of the reasons I couldn’t put The Hunger Games down either. Would Katniss end up with Peeta or Gale (I’m a Team Peeta girl, btw)?
In my newest story, The Color of Grace, two best friends try to get into a tug-of-war over the heroine, Grace. She desperately doesn’t want to get stuck in the middle of them, but despite her grand plans, sometimes that’s exactly where she finds herself. Stuck!
The story doesn’t really have a love triangle because like I said, I can’t handle them. It’s pretty clear who her main squeeze is. But for you love-triangle enthusiasts out there, I DO have a few scenes that shift Grace’s affections from one boy to the other!
So tell me, which category do you fall under: (A) I gotta know who the hero and heroine are from page one. Or (B) toss in a love triangle because I wanna guess who’ll end up together?
Thank you Linda for that guest post. I personally love a good love triangle but only if it fits the story, - Sio
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