You met them in Forget Me Not. Now, hear Jack’s story.
Plagued by a dark past, Jack sees college as a way out. Desperate to escape the area where he grew up, the people who know his secrets, and his own family, he deals with his problems through alcohol and sex.
When he first sees Lily, she’s the epitome of everything he hates. Yet something about her makes Jack rethinks everything he knows and assumes about other people. Now, with the help of his best friend and lover, Jack has to decide if he wants to pursue something that he knows will only end badly.
Can Lily be one of the few people who can see Jack for who he really is – or will his darkness be too much for her to handle?
5 of 5 Lily Of The Valley
WOW HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay enough of the crazies but holy cow mother lover I absolutely loved Jack's POV. He is such a tortured soul with a heart. How can he have come from what he did and experienced what he did with his tragic past and still have a heart? Man when he sees Lily she does something to him and he is not sure what it is and why but she makes him want to be someone other than who he is.
This is Jack's POV and man what a treat we get when we delve into his mind and his heart. He wants Lily but is he good enough for her? Can he overcome his tragic past and move on to a new future?
If you loved reading about them in Forget Me Not then you will LOVE LOVE LOVE Jack's POV!
Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Lily of the Valley is her third full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novels are Forget Me Not, the story that tells Lily’s version of events, and Bitter Fruits, which will be released by Escape Publishing in December. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.
Author’s Favorite Video Games:
· Borderlands 1 and 2
· Fallout 3
· Persona series
· Silent Hill series
· Final Fantasy series
· Dragon Age series
· Mass Effect series
· Fable series
· Bioshock series
· Magic: The Gathering
· Perfect Dark
· Heavy Rain
· LA Noire
Author’s Favorite Bad Boys:
· Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
· Jake Barnes from The Sun Also Rises
· Will from Infernal Devices
· Lord Byron
· The Scarecrow in Batman Begins
· Lucifer from Supernatural
· Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
· James Dean
· Damon from Vampire Diaries
· V from V for Vendetta
Interview with Sarah:
What inspired you to write your book?
I had written a short story about Derek and Lily and their first time called “Her Brother’s Best Friend.” It was just supposed to be a short erotic story. But it sold well, so I thought about writing more about the two of them. However, as I started writing Forget Me Not, the story would not work for me. Until I found Jack. And then the novel was over and there was just so much more to his story, so Lily of the Valley was born.
How did you come up with the title?
Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are both flowers, and the series is called Flowering. The reason is that it is about love, sexuality, and growing up – sort of blossoming into the person you will be. Forget Me Not also addresses the idea of leaving your life behind and moving on. And Lily is the main female character, so hence Lily of the Valley.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
People are complicated, as are relationships. The things we think we want sometimes turn out not to be what we want. In addition, the people we think we understand may surprise us. We can’t assume anything about love or each other. They are too complex.
What books have most influenced your life most?
The Catcher in the Rye, because it was the first time I understood that other people felt like me and it also said it was okay to be different. And The Sun Also Rises, because there can be beauty in suffering.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Hemingway. I know he’s dead, but he knew how to write true.
What are your current projects?
I am writing Scandal, a contemporary romance about a teacher and an actor who find each other after they are both ruined by rumors, and I am waiting to release Bitter Fruits, a New Adult paranormal/urban fantasy romance in December through the publisher. I am also working on Immortal Star, the second book in that series.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Jack’s experiences and emotions are really closely tied to my own and it was hard to write some of his scenes.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Aubrey Plaza. She has the same type of biting sarcasm that I do.
If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?
Travel the world and write.
What kind of people do you dislike?
Anyone who is cruel to other people or creatures. People who assume their own reality is the only reality. And people who don’t read.
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LILY OF THE VALLEY (FLOWERING, 1.5):
READER STORE (SONY):
Lily had a crush on her brother's best friend, Derek for years - which led to their steamy night ten months ago in her bedroom. Now, Lily is going off to college and she and Derek are still going strong. However, when school starts, she realizes it's hard to maintain a relationship while also trying to live her own life. She and Derek find themselves falling apart and Lily has no idea where to turn.
Enter Jack. Everything about him is wrong for Lily and she knows it, but she can't stop herself from being attracted to him. When things implode with Derek, it's Jack who is there to pick up the pieces - and show Lily an entirely new set of experiences she didn't know she was missing.
Of course, Jack has his own problems and once Lily gets to know him better, she starts to wonder if she can handle all of Jack. When Derek reappears on the scene, Lily is forced to decide between two guys and herself. Can she find herself without losing the people who matter in the process?
Note: This is a work intended for readers 18+ as it features explicit sex between people in college. See where it began in the short story, "Her Brother's Best Friend."
FORGET ME NOT (FLOWERING, 1):
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READER STORE (SONY):
For four years, Lily has had a crush on her brother's best friend, Derek. He never notices her, though, so their relationship is only in her mind - and in her bed when she is alone at night. When he walks in one night as she is getting off thinking of him, neither of them can deny their attraction any longer. 2000 word short erotic story intended for adults.
Full length novel, "Forget Me Not," follows Derek and Lily after this story.
HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND (FLOWERING,0.5)
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