I would like to welcome the wonderful author Jolene B. Perry to Shadow Kisses today for a Guest Post stop on her Night Sky Blog Tour! Read after her Guest Post to read more about her new book and where you can get your hands on it :)
Guest Post by Jolene B. PerryOne of the things I LOVE about teenage love (for most of us) is that it's ALL-encompassing. When I was in love at that age, it was EVERYTHING. Our feelings need to be that dramatic so we have practice dealing with issues, which are that dramatic, as we get older.
I love that Jameson (my MC from Night Sky) went from that high school idea of love, to a much more grown up idea of love. With that came all of the experiences and flaws that were part of Sky. And the more he learns about her, the more he falls for her - as imperfect as she might be.
I loved that Jameson was wholly in that high school dynamic of having this overly dramatized version of love with his best friend, and then because she didn't know how he felt, she found someone else and totally devastated him. Once he moves past the idea of this girl (mostly), he looks around at his classmates, and doesn't get the obsessive relationship anymore. There's a scene I had fun with where a guy friend of his wants him to put out "feelers" to see if this girl likes him. It brought back middle school memories for me of note-passing (which is now taken over by texting) and check this box if you like me as a friend, and check this box if you like me as more than a friend. I loved that Jameson, after meeting Sky, was totally exasperated with his friend for not just ASKING the girl already.
But for Jameson, and Sarah, and Sky - none of them were fully honest with each other until way near the end, and I loved wrapping up all of their stories in a way that felt real, but also very, very good.
High school endings are rarely that good.
Though - I did marry a guy I liked in high school, so anything can happen . . .
Thanks so much for having me today!!
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Girl I’ve loved, girl I’m falling for. Now that they’re both in view, the problem is clear.
After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.
As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.
But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.
About the Author
Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.
After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.
She is also the author of The Next Door Boys and the upcoming Knee Deep.