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- When Two Stars Collide by Cheryl Eager | YA Romance | 5310 Publishing
When Two Stars Collide Young Adult Contemporary Romance by Cheryl Eager About WHEN TWO STARS COLLIDE High school seniors Cin and Henri, seemingly worlds apart, find themselves drawn together by a twist of fate. Cin is a half-Japanese rock musician whose enigmatic aura hides a world of secrets. Tattoos, long hair, piercings, and pet snakes make him the enigma of his 90210 high school. But beneath his tough exterior lies a dark history and a burning desire for revenge against his wicked stepfather, guided by the ethereal presence of his late Japanese father, his guiding star. Then there's Henri, an innocent TV star sheltered by her manager-mother. Destiny intervenes as Cin and Henri cross paths during a school production of Cinderella, sparking an unlikely friendship. A simple practice kiss kindles a connection that transforms their lives. As the stars align, their fairy-tale journey takes an unexpected turn. Cin's hidden truths, once carefully guarded, suddenly come to light, creating unforeseen challenges in their relationship. But as secrets and fears threaten to keep them apart, can Cin and Henri overcome the obstacles and create a new, enchanting story? Discover a gripping tale of love, destiny, and the strength to overcome in this must-read young adult novel. Worldwide delivery, get it directly from the publisher: 5310 Publishing store Hardcover International - Worldwide: 5310 Publishing (free US shipping!) United States: Amazon US Barnes & Noble Thrift Books Canada: Amazon Canada United Kingdom & Europe: Amazon United Kingdom Amazon Europe (DE ) (FR ) Australia: Booktopia Amazon Australia Ebook Apple Books Google Play Books Amazon Kindle: Kindle US Kindle Canada Kindle UK Kindle Australia Paperback International - Worldwide: 5310 Publishing (free US shipping!) Large Print No large print edition. Audiobook No audiobook edition. Praise & Reviews "Kept me turning pages, I was fully engaged with the plot." –Early Reader Review "Cheryl Eager did a really good job drawing believable complex characters that felt real. Even their less-flattering emotions felt right to me. There were several times where Cin and Henri made me want to stand up and cheer as they grew and got stronger." –Early Reader Review "The characters in some way struggle with confidence, identity, and figuring out their place in the world. It's validating for those who share similar experiences." –Beta Reader Review "The story went places I did not expect at all. I just couldn't stop reading. It was sad, hopeful, and moving." –Early Reader Review "I spent hours at a time reading, and could not put the story down. It had everything you need for the perfect book-suspense, struggle, and romance." –Early Reader Review About Cheryl Eager Cheryl Eager's books carry a theme of love, hope, optimism, and overcoming tough obstacles—things our world needs! Cheryl has people from around the world that contact her after feeling touched by something she wrote and/or thanking her for giving them a fresh perspective with her books. Learn more about the author Romance Books by Cheryl Eager YA Romance When Two Stars Collide YA Romance A Kiss to Wake Me Opposites attract when two teenage superstars unexpectedly fall in love in Hollywood. A simple kiss kindles a connection, transforming their lives. Hidden truths, once carefully guarded, suddenly come to light. Can their relationship survive? WHEN TWO STARS COLLIDE (1st Edition) - ISBNs: Hardcover: 9781998839094 Paperback: 9781998839100 Ebook/Kindle: 9781998839087 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General 358 Pages Author: Cheryl Eager Editor: Alex Williams Cover and Interior Design: Eric Williams The 1st Edition of When Two Stars Collide was released in March 2024 Narrative themes explored may include: Coming of age; Identity and belonging; Teenage fiction: Relationship stories, Romance, love, or friendship; Family & home stories; Teenage personal and social topics: Dating, relationships, romance and love; Self-awareness and self-esteem; anxiety, depression & self-harm; Other Qualifiers: Los Angeles; Hollywood; Early 21st Century (2020 to c 2029); Interest age: from 15 years; Relating to adolescence / teenage years.
- Young Adult Romance by Cheryl Eager | 5310 Publishing | Adult and Young Adult Books
Cheryl Eager Young Adult Romance Cheryl Eager is the author of the young adult romances “A Kiss to Wake Me,” and "When Two Stars Collide." A former English teacher and current high school librarian, Cheryl Eager lives with her family outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Cheryl Eager's books carry a theme of love, hope, optimism, and overcoming tough obstacles—things our world needs! Romance Books by Cheryl Eager YA Romance When Two Stars Collide YA Romance A Kiss to Wake Me Sign up for news about Cheryl Eager and more from 5310 Publishing! Follow Cheryl on social media! Thanks for submitting! > Twitter Instagram Facebook Visit the author's website About Cheryl Eager Cheryl Eager's books carry a theme of love, hope, optimism, and overcoming tough obstacles—things our world needs! Cheryl has people from around the world that contact her after feeling touched by something she wrote and/or thanking her for giving them a fresh perspective with her books. Cheryl's background Cheryl Eager is a district librarian who purchases books for the entire school district. She orders books for every child to feel they have a character/or story they can identify with and feel significant. Cheryl says she works hard every day to "form relationships and match the perfect book with the students, no matter what they are going through." A former English teacher and current high school librarian, Cheryl Eager lives with her family outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A Texas native, she graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in West Texas and earned her master’s degree in library science from Texas Woman’s University, both summa cum laude. Her publishing history includes having an op-ed column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. About A Kiss to Wake Me, a young adult contemporary romance by Cheryl Eager A Kiss to Wake Me is a modern-day love story between Jamie and Cara. When the two first lock eyes in the high school cafeteria, “love at first sight” is no longer just a cliché to either of them. Their romance takes off at record speed but just as quickly crashes into a wall of disbelief when a figurative bomb is dropped into their lives, upending the world as they knew it: Cara is pregnant, even though she believed she was a virgin. When these unforeseen circumstances threaten the couple’s future together, everything comes into question. Is Jamie the father of her baby? Will he still love her and the baby if he’s not? How did Cara even get pregnant? How could she possibly cope without him and his family, whom she has grown to love and depend on? Will Jamie and Cara’s love endure the hardships thrust so harshly upon them? Fans of romantic first love and those who desire to see first love withstand seemingly insurmountable obstacles will enjoy this sweet yet intense novel. About Cheryl's writing Cheryl Eager's books carry a theme of love, hope, optimism, and overcoming tough obstacles—things our world needs! And she wants to keep writing! With two books on the way, she wants to keep writing for adults and young adults who enjoy her beautiful and mysterious love stories. She writes young adult novels about older teens striving to navigate tough, real-life issues. When not writing, Cheryl enjoys reading and discussing literature with her students and colleagues, preferably while drinking coffee with a dash of cream. Contact Cheryl Eager For media inquiries or bulk purchases, please contact 5310 Publishing at firstname.lastname@example.org Books Cheryl recommends Bookshop.org Amazon A Walk to Remember Bookshop.org Amazon The First Part Last Bookshop.org Amazon Artie's Courage Bookshop.org Amazon The Notebook Bookshop.org Amazon Exit, Pursued by a Bear Bookshop.org Amazon Twilight
- Making A Killing | 5310 Indie Highlight | A Thriller by Cori Nevruz
5310 Indie Highlights Author? Promote your book! 5310 Publishing is proud to spotlight books written by indie authors and other independent publishers on our website. This is part of our ongoing efforts to better represent and give a voice to people (and characters) who are part of groups that are often unrepresented and silenced. Click here to go to the homepage. Making A Killing A Thriller by Cori Nevruz Natalia was raised to believe that she was too odd for societal acceptance. With the death of her cruel and controlling mother, she seeks out her only remaining relative. She is determined to show her long-lost half-brother, and everyone else, that she is perfectly normal . But, when she meets a prominent businessman with an irresistible proposition, she can no longer hide her true nature. Adopting his mantra, “You Do You,” Natalia realizes she doesn't have to mask her true colors. He accepts her for the quirky, badass assassin she is. If only her brother could do the same. Knowing she can have everything if she stops at nothing, Natalia discovers, one natural-looking death at a time, that making a killing is easier than fitting in. "A mix of intrigue, adventure and comedy, Nevruz expertly places characters with out-of-the-ordinary personalities and quirks into circumstances at once familiar, whimsical and dark... an exciting and fascinating tale of family dynamics, corporate gamesmanship... and murder. Lots of murder... I highly recommend buying this book and strapping yourself in for a wild ride!" — Starred Review "This book was fantastic. The writing is superb. The characters are intriguing and well written. The pacing is perfect, I was able to read this in one day. The ending had a huge twist that I did not see coming. I highly recommend this book and I am excited to see more from this author." — Starred Review Support an indie author. Get a copy of this book now! Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon CA About the Author Cori Nevruz is an adult suspense/thriller and children's picture book author. Her exciting and suspenseful new thriller, Left Without Answers (5310 Publishing) will be published this summer (July, 2022)! Cori’s first two adult suspense/thriller novels, Dirty Laundry (5310 Publishing) and Making a Killing (Global Publishing Group), were published in 2021! Nevruz has published eleven children's books in hardcover, paperback and ebook with topics ranging from kindness and school to being cooped up at home and farts! Raised in Raleigh, NC and currently residing in Wilmington, NC, Cori is a mother to three boys, website designer, inventor, author, avid sports fan, potty humor enthusiast and believer in the power of kindness. All 11 of Cori’s published children’s books are illustrated by student artists ages 4-17. To date, Cori has helped over 100 children become published illustrators! Artwork is submitted for consideration then 10 to 20 are selected to be used in the book. Follow this author on social media! @CoriWrote on Twitter @CoriWroteABook on Instagram Previous Next
- Crafting Unforgettable Opening Lines: Proven Tips to Connect with Readers
Learn proven tips to ignite curiosity, evoke emotions, and create a unique narrative voice that sets your writing apart. Dive into this blog post for expert advice from science fiction and fantasy author K.V. Peck on capturing your reader's attention from the very first sentence. Crafting the right opening line is essential to set the tone for your story. The first line of my book, The Memories Between Us, was the last line I wrote. Here are some tips for crafting a memorable opening line in your writing: Capture the Reader's Imagination: Craft an opening line that sparks the reader's curiosity or engages their imagination. Establish a Unique Narrative Voice: Introduce a distinct narrative voice or perspective that sets your story apart from others. Evoke Emotion: Begin with a line that stirs emotions in the reader, whether it's joy, sadness, excitement, or intrigue. Pose a Thought-Provoking Question: Start with a question that piques the reader's interest and encourages them to keep reading for the answer. Create Visual Imagery: Paint a vivid picture with words, allowing the reader to visualize the scene or characters. Introduce a Central Conflict: Highlight a key conflict or tension right from the start, drawing the reader into the heart of the story. Convey a Sense of Time and Place: Set the stage by describing the time, place, or setting in a way that immerses the reader. Infuse Humor or Wit: Use humor or wit to grab the reader's attention and make them smile or chuckle. Elicit Empathy or Connection: Make the reader care about the characters or situation from the very beginning, forging an emotional connection. Leave an Element of Mystery: Drop a hint or foreshadow an intriguing mystery or event that entices the reader to explore further. These tips can help you create an opening line that not only captures the reader's interest but also sets the tone for the entire narrative. My two favorite openings The perfect first line must be the perfect line for your story. At the eleventh hour before signing off on the final draft, I added a new first line to the The Memories Between Us. The idea that the first line should hold the entire novel within it was one that stuck with me. Vladimir Nabokov’s first line from Lolita is: Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. The poetry of Nabokov’s language, the obsession and sexual desire of the main character are all present in this one line. The line also gives readers voice and sets the tone. In Toni Morrison’s novel Paradise, the first line is: They shoot the white girl first. While less revealing about what the whole story is about, this line sets the scene and mood, it is mysterious, vivid, and reveals high stakes. This line is also a gripping irony (the novel’s title is Paradise) and leads to questions in the reader’s mind. The job of first lines is to get the reader to keep reading. Crafting unforgettable opening lines is an art that every writer should master. The job of these first lines is to grab the reader's attention and make them curious about what lies ahead. To achieve this, consider the power of a strong hook. Start with a question, a surprising fact, or a vivid image that piques the reader's interest. Make a personal connection by addressing their emotions or experiences. Keep it concise and clear, avoiding unnecessary jargon. These proven tips will help you create opening lines that captivate your audience and keep them turning the pages. It is so rewarding when readers tell me they plan to reread The Memories Between Us because they want to see the way timelines, universes, clues, and the overall design of the story was done after they reach the end and uncover the secrets of the multiverse. Set reader's expectations When I wrote the first lines of The Memories Between Us, I wanted to tell readers something about the main character Joshua, his wife Vivica, and allude to elements in the story to follow. These lines display voice, set the scene, exhibit the type of language the book is written in, and the level of detail the reader can expect. Joshua communing with paint speaks to his being an artist and shows he is thumbing through a time travel story, setting the reader’s expectation on the blurb’s promise. Joshua burned through time in search of the right blue. He brushed his fingers along spotless tubes of ultramarine, rich cobalt, and true blue cerulean. Color-ordered, and inviting in their neat rows, these were the paints he could only yearn for in earlier days. [...] Joshua browsed stacks of science fiction classics and oddities. Viv found him thumbing through a reprint of a 1950’s seminal time travel story, one he’d read countless times as a boy. For me, “the right blue” alludes to perception, memory, and trauma, themes that persist throughout The Memories Between Us. Joshua tries to find the right blue or the right universe where he can regain love. He is also a “color expert,” as his wife Viv gushes. He is an artist and appreciates the complexity and variety of a single color. Viv has a favorite color blue. Joshua also finds himself “into the blue again” or missing as he travels through time, awakening from unconsciously living to becoming aware of the truth. The first line of The Memories Between Us hints at themes to come in the novel: finding the right place and finding love again. The variations of a concept like “blue,” mirror the variations in possibilities. The first line Joshua speaks is: “I’m pretty sure I know what’s real…” which becomes ironic and thematic as the story progresses. I’d love to hear from you now. What are your thoughts on first lines? Do you have a favorite opening line? Let us know in the comments! K.V. Peck (she/her) is the author of The Memories Between Us, a speculative fiction romance set in contemporary New York City with a twist on time travel. A Bronx, New York native, K.V. Peck lives in Naperville, Illinois, with her husband. Peck loves traveling in their camper to see friends, family, and her adult children across the U.S. and Canada. Formerly a marketing executive, she holds a Masters of Writing, Editing, and Publishing. K.V. Peck is a lifelong lover of science fiction, and has a soft spot for romantic stories.
- The Memories Between Us, from Contemporary Speculative Fiction Author K.V. Peck, Now Available!
Readers worldwide can now read K.V. Peck's time travel romance novel, The Memories Between Us. Joshua knows a mere moment can change everything, and he is determined to unbind time to give him and Viv another chance at a life together. So he designs a portal to return to the past. The wait is finally over! 5310 Publishing and K.V. Peck are excited to be celebrating the release of The Memories Between Us, an extraordinary love story across parallel universes. The Memories Between Us is available worldwide in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats, and is available from your favorite bookseller! Written by Illinois author K.V. Peck, The Memories Between Us is the untraditional love story of Vivica and Joshua. After a tragic accident, Joshua loses his wife. This would be the end in most love stories, but not for Joshua. To deal with his grief, Joshua crafts a portal and gets a glimpse of the woman he’s been searching for, his lost wife, Vivica. That brief glimpse was all he needed to dedicate himself more to this new portal that allows him to travel through time and parallel universes until he can find her again—an Ouroboros. The Memories Between Us takes readers on a journey of grief, love, and time travel. Through the use of symbols and the exploration of memory, Peck creates a world where the past, present, and future converge, and nothing is quite what it seems. With an emphasis on family, relationships, and the lengths we will go to create a perfect life, this book is sure to capture your heart and mind. Click here to get your copy of The Memories Between Us! About the author: K.V. Peck (she/her) is the author of The Memories Between Us, a speculative fiction novel set in contemporary New York City with a twist on time travel. A Bronx, New York native, K.V. Peck lives in Naperville, Illinois, with her husband. Peck loves traveling in their camper to see friends, family, and her adult children across the U.S. and Canada. Formerly a marketing executive, she holds a Masters of Writing, Editing, and Publishing. K.V. Peck is a lifelong lover of science fiction, and has a soft spot for romantic stories. She strives to live her values to uphold the worth and dignity of all people. Through the power of words, she aims to educate, advocate, support, and shift perspectives. She hopes readers find solace in knowing that even in the face of trauma, there is always the possibility for renewal and love. Follow K.V. Peck on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. About the publisher: 5310 Publishing is home to original and skilled authors who want to cause a positive impact. We publish stories that readers can relate to. We help writers who want to help, encourage, and heal others. Always looking for people who want to transform society and their community, 5310 believes that innovation starts with us, and only we have the capability to build a better future. Follow @5310publishing on Twitter and Instagram.
- Author Q&A: K.V. Peck Shares Her Experience Writing The Memories Between Us, a Time Travel Romance.
With one week until the launch of The Memories Between Us, we thought we would celebrate and ask K.V. Peck a few questions. In this Q&A, Karen talks about her inspiration behind the book, her writing process, and the themes she explores in the story. From time travel to grief and loss, K.V. Peck takes us on a journey through memory and the possibilities it presents. Join us as we delve deeper into the mind of the author behind this intriguing new novel coming May 2, 2023. It’s never too late to be transformed by love. Can you tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind your book, The Memories Between Us? My inspiration comes from science and from what I love to read. I adore science fiction, speculative stories, and the many tropes of time travel. I am fascinated with the research on Multiverse theory. I enjoy romantic stories and happy endings. When storytelling can turn your perceptions upside down, the twists and surprises are so much fun. Exploring memory is to learn that our perceptions and realities don’t always jive. That makes for interesting fiction. How did you come up with the concept of the portal, "Ouroboros," that allows for time travel? Once I knew I wanted to write a speculative time travel story, I researched symbols for the idea of infinity and eternity. The symbol of the Ouroboros, a snake, or sometimes a dragon, swallowing its own tail, forms a circle. Psychoanalyst Carl Jung considers the cross-cultural ouroboros an archetype for human consciousness. Myths connected to the ouroboros include stories of the nature of the universe, time, and cycles of destruction and creation. Its circular shape symbolizes something without a beginning or end. For meaningful change to happen in our main characters, oftentimes something must be destroyed for something new to be born. I find the symbol of the ouroboros a metaphor for repetition, eternity, change, and for the nature of memories. How do you see the themes of grief and loss playing out in the story? Much of my work focuses on grief, loss, trauma, and relationships. After the loss of someone you love, have you thought, “If only I could go back to that moment and change everything? If only I had one more day or one more minute with that person.” What happens if what you wish for can be tried on for size? Is the past “fate” or one of many possibilities? A common bedeviling experience of people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is that the past becomes ever-present, intrusive, and a loop, repeating. After Viv’s death, Joshua is stuck in a loop. He can’t stop obsessing. He’s dogged by his grief and driven to travel through time to return to the woman he loves. For Joshua, and most of us, memory is not a recording of events so much as a reflection of how we perceive events. This can lead to misconceptions and to obsession. Isn’t memory a way to time travel? When we remember, we are traveling back to a time in the past. But as our perceptions change, the past—or our memories of the past—also change. And then, perhaps, we can heal from our grief and loss. Can you talk a bit about the relationship between Joshua and Viv, and what motivated you to explore that dynamic? Opposites often attract, and in The Memories Between Us, there are multiple opposites, twinned ideas, contrasts, be they two sides of a coin, motion and stillness, reality and perception, certainty and doubt. I wanted contrasts for Joshua and Vivica. Some psychologists say that adult relationships are recreations of those we experienced in our families of origin. Aside from the strong physical attraction they hold for one another, their opposite personalities are also key to their attraction. Joshua is a shy, sensitive artist. He values family and his close, but few friendships above all else. He calls on experiences from his childhood—his close relationship with his parents and his sister who is also his best friend. He’s a nerdy, science-loving kind of artist and introvert. Viv is attracted to Joshua because of his deep connection to family, his sweetness, and his artistry. Viv’s family of origin is dysfunctional. Joshua offers her something she always wanted—a close family. And she’s an extroverted “talk nerdy to me” kind of gal. Viv offers Joshua an awakening to his feelings that he can sometimes block. Viv is also able to ease his anxiety with her practicality. What Joshua and Viv share is a love of perfection. But they aren’t perfect. I wanted to explore the lengths passionate people might go to to create or sabotage their idea of a perfect relationship. Click here to find out more about this book and to get a copy! Can you talk about your writing process and how it contributed to the final product of The Memories Between Us? I do a lot of reading and research before drafting a story. For The Memories Between Us, I devoured theories on time travel and the many tropes used in time travel books and films. Often something in the research gave me a launching point for an idea. I needed to decide, for example, if you could travel to the past, would you be able to meet yourself corporeally? (I decided no.) If not, then there had to be a “rule” or story consistency to make meeting yourself impossible. Dr. Art Bell (Joshua’s father) explains this to his mentee. I talked with my science fiction-loving particle physicist son also. I’m the first to tell you I don’t understand quantum physics, but he helped me understand some concepts that in turn helped me put believable (but not actual) “science” in my speculative fiction. My daughter grew up performing on stage and became a professional child opera singer. Being a theater mom helped me develop the character of Jane, who is an actor. I am also an obsessive editor. I revise until I can get a story as close to perfect as possible. I don’t think revision ever ends for me and even now that The Memories Between Us is published, I still think, “Oh, I could have worded it this way instead.” Being obsessive as a writer is both a blessing and a curse. How do you think the book's themes of time travel and love translate to real life? In real life, so I’m told, time travel isn’t real. This means traveling through our memories is the way to “go back” in time and reframe our beliefs and our hurts. Grief never leaves us, but it can become less front and center in our daily lives. It is possible to find meaning in our painful experiences and change our futures as a result. That freedom from pain and search for meaning makes room for love. Can you discuss any personal connections you have to the themes or characters in the book? I had a traumatic loss when I was twenty. My only sister died by suicide. She died on December 29th, but I was out of the country traveling as a poor student on winter break (in a time before mobile phones.) When I returned, it was January 11th. I chose January 11, 2010, for the day of Viv’s crash because of the personal significance to me and because of the mirrored aspect of the number (01/11/10). I used twinned effects as a motif throughout the book. Unknown to me, I later learned I suffered from PTSD for many years. Memory was both the source of pain and the source of healing or renewal for me. Sadly, during the revision process, my mother died. I wrote some new scenes that center on Joshua making peace with the fact that he didn’t get to say goodbye to his mother. My mom resides in the book through Joshua’s grief. How do you think the book addresses the idea of holding onto memories? I can hear Dr. Art Bell saying, “Memories are slippery things,” and they are. Our memories can be fleeting, or unrelentingly obsessive. Memories can change as we learn more, as time dilutes them, as we need them to reframe traumatic events. We can argue that we choose to hold onto memories, or that we have no control over our memories. Whatever your belief, your memories will form the meaning of your life. When Joshua’s father experiences Alzheimer’s disease, he moves from living with memories to living fully in the present. Jane wonders aloud if feeling like his dead wife is ever-present is a blessing. How we hold onto memories or let them go impacts our behavior each minute we are alive. Sometimes others keep memories for us. Jane holds memories for Joshua. Joshua and Jane hold memories for their father, who has forgotten so much due to his illness. Places and things those who died leave behind can hold memories. Can you discuss any challenges you faced while writing The Memories Between Us? When I started to write The Memories Between Us, I thought I was writing a psychological thriller. I planned to use time travel as a metaphor to explore memory. But if Joshua could actually time travel, that would make a better story. It also made drafting the book more challenging because I needed a way to make time travel convincing. Can you talk about how science fiction influenced the writing of this book? The first book I recall “wowing” me as a child was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Later, I read a lot of Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur Asimov, and Ray Bradbury. I grew up on Star Trek (the original and The Next Generation, and subsequent series.) I love the movies Inception, Interstellar, Tenet, and Memento (all by Christopher Nolan!), Back to the Future, and Terminator. I love stories that explore states of consciousness and memory and enjoy non-linear storytelling. The Time Traveler’s Wife was a great read about a time traveler but was really a non-linear love story about free will vs. fate. About Time, a time travel romance movie, influenced my thinking on second (and more) chances and on being present. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North, and Meet Me in Another Life, by Catriona Silvey, were new takes on the complexities of memory and repeating lives. The varieties of approaches to understanding how we move through time, what we remember or misremember, and how love fits into all this, influenced my writing of The Memories Between Us. Enjoying the Q&A? Click here to find out where to get a copy! How do you see the book fitting into the larger genre of speculative fiction? I consider speculative fiction “plausible but not actually possible.” Speculative fiction speculates on the what-ifs and possibilities. Speculative fiction is contemporary and often combines multiple genres, which may include science fiction, paranormal, horror, and romance. The Memories Between Us is multi-genre, contemporary, with reality-based science fiction, a bit of suspense, and romance and mystery driving the action. What do you hope readers take away from their experience reading The Memories Between Us? My hope is that readers connect to the characters and see them as real and are rooting for love. I hope they find puzzling out the timelines and parallel universe overlaps entertaining. We can’t change the past. But this moment is an opportunity to change the direction of our lives going forward. Even in the face of trauma and loss, there is always the possibility for renewal and love. Readers end the story feeling a sense of possibility and hope. Do you have anything else you'd like to share with your readers? I think readers will relate to Joshua’s grief and his transformation, feeling the depth of love between characters in the book and how important community and love is for us to be happy. I also hope readers feel a sense of awe and possibility. It’s never too late to be transformed by love. K.V. Peck's The Memories Between Us takes readers on a journey of grief, love, and time travel. Through the use of symbols and the exploration of memory, Peck creates a world where the past, present, and future converge, and nothing is quite what it seems. With an emphasis on family, relationships, and the lengths we will go to create a perfect life, this book is sure to capture the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Thank you for reading! If you've enjoyed K.V. Peck's interview, grab your copy of The Memories Between Us online or from your favorite bookseller, releasing May 2nd in all formats! Click here to get your copy of The Memories Between Us! About the author: K.V. Peck (she/her) is the author of The Memories Between Us, a speculative fiction novel set in contemporary New York City with a twist on time travel. A Bronx, New York native, K.V. Peck lives in Naperville, Illinois, with her husband. Peck loves traveling in their camper to see friends, family, and her adult children across the U.S. and Canada. Formerly a marketing executive, she holds a Masters of Writing, Editing, and Publishing. K.V. Peck is a lifelong lover of science fiction, and has a soft spot for romantic stories. She strives to live her values to uphold the worth and dignity of all people. Through the power of words, she aims to educate, advocate, support, and shift perspectives. She hopes readers find solace in knowing that even in the face of trauma, there is always the possibility for renewal and love. Follow K.V. Peck on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. About the publisher: 5310 Publishing is home to original and skilled authors who want to cause a positive impact. We publish stories that readers can relate to. We help writers who want to help, encourage, and heal others. Always looking for people who want to transform society and their community, 5310 believes that innovation starts with us, and only we have the capability to build a better future. Follow @5310publishing on Twitter and Instagram.
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