by Sonne T. Hart on February 12, 2013

Today is an exciting day.  My book FOREVER is live on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and Author House’s online bookstores.

The blogs I wrote when Heroes was going through the submission process, then to the art department and finally production told you a bit about how publishing a book comes together. The pros and cons, the highs and the lows and then the excitement of seeing my manuscript turn into a bound book with a beautiful book jacket.  People say you can’t tell a book by its cover, but in the case of Heroes and Forever I think the cover tells a story of its own.

For Heroes the desert scene on the book cover showed in picture Hawk’s decision to walk across the desert to freedom. When you look at the unforgiving desert scene you can almost see the pitfalls that he will surely endure.

The beautiful jacket and cover of FOREVER conveys a romantic story in flowers; if you look closely you’ll see that lilacs and roses form a heart with the word FOREVER inside.  When you turn to the first page you will see the words of Arthur L. Gillom; perhaps the greatest love poem of all time. His prose explains the feelings of my two main characters, Harrison and Raven. It was love at first sight for these two, they wanted one another forever.


I want you when the day is at its noontime,

Sun-steeped and quiet, or drenched with sheets of rain;

I want you when the roses bloom in June-time;

I want you when the lilacs come again.

Love at first sight, is it real? Does it last? Have you ever experienced, or had a friend or a relative who experienced love at first sight?

Raven and Harrison did just that. Raven walked into the room and there he stood.  Their eyes met and in that very moment she knew, she would love and want him forever.  The meeting had the same effect on Harrison. This is their story about love at first sight, a love destined to be one that lasted FOREVER.

Forever had more than a few bumps along the road of life. Due to circumstances caused by Harrison’s cruel and manipulative father, the couple was torn apart for more than twenty years; trying to find each other proved futile and life went on.  For over twenty years they lived their lives without each other.  One married and one didn’t.  Raven had a daughter and Harrison, a son by his deceased wife.

So cruelly separated for two decades, what will happen when their worlds collide once again? Harrison is a United States Governor who hates doing magazine interviews, so why suddenly does he agree to do one for a British magazine?

Raven is a noted journalist, working mainly in England. Her boss wants her to come to the USA; it seems as though a certain Governor wants to do an interview for Raven’s magazine, Life Styles.  Raven refuses to come to the States to interview a governor or anyone else. She tells her boss no way, there’s too many memories there.

Harrison’s son and Raven’s daughter are going to the same university.  When they run into each other in the campus bookstore, books fly and so do sparks; It’s chemistry, but not the kind found in a lab or in a text book.

Go to Amazon, Barnes & Nobel or Author House’s online book stores now. FOREVER can be downloaded on your Kindle or Nook. If you’re like me and still like to hold a book while you’re reading the story, you can buy it in Hard Back or Soft Cover.

If you would like to read Arthur L. Gillom’s poem in its entirety you can find it on the internet. Due to copyright policies I was unable to use all of Mr. Gillom’s beautiful words.

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