Welcome KD Ferguson to the blog today. She has a very interesting young adult book out that is sneaking into my to be read pile. LOL.
Who is your favorite character in this book and why?
He makes a comeback and I really find myself rooting for him. I think he shows maturity and his willingness to make his wrong-doing right.
What inspires you for your stories?
This story specifically hits home with so many individuals. It targets that first love that sticks with you. I feel that so many have had that kind of love and can relate with the love and loss of someone that has played such a huge part in their lives.
Tell us something no one else knows about you.
I think I have an anti-hoarding disorder! I LOVE to throw things out! I get a rush after deleting text messages, emails, and watched DVR shows.
What genre classification would you put on your book and what would you consider the heat level of the romance?
It’s classified as a young adult book. However, I feel that women ranging from 16-40 would enjoy this read. It’s a futuristic romance and is middle of the road on the heat index.
When did you start writing and what kicked off your passion to be an author?
I’ve written poetry most of my life, as I used it as an outlet. I started writing this book about four and a half years ago. I was inspired from some life events, and thought I could put a really great story on paper.
Torn True Love
Everyone has a choice. Abide by the government’s rules and regulations and you may live the average life. Or you can become a Sweeper. Krissa Channing’s destination was clear until Braiden entered her life and clouded her future.
Krissa’s future, which once seemed so promising, is compromised when her relationship with Braiden is forced by the hands of the government. The pressure of an automatic pairing pushes them both down a path they never dreamed they’d travel.
While Krissa accepts the change, Braiden revolts against the government leaving Krissa alone, her heart torn. Should she follow the rules and regulations and continue down the road mapped out for her? Or should she go against everything she’s been taught and follow after her true love?
I’d completely fallen for Braiden and while I still had my reservations about the future I wanted to move forward. I had a hard time believing he was going to choose to stay single. We had a great thing going thus far, I couldn’t imagine him throwing it away. Months ago I couldn’t imagine even talking to another boy except Chance. Now I gave him no thought. Except for when I had to put up with his interrogations during fitness class fifth period.
“Hey Babe,” Chance said as I walked out of the locker room, dressed for another exciting game of badminton. A while back I would’ve looked forward to this, spending forty minutes with him. But now, those forty minutes were torture.
“Hi Chance,” I said unenthusiastically. “Don’t call me babe,” I made my way to the basketball court that was set up into four badminton courts.
“Someone’s testy today.”
“No, I’m fine,” I said with attitude. “I just don’t like it when you say those kinds of things to me.”
“Why not? You used to like it,” he handed me a racquet, suggesting I play on his team.
I reluctantly took the racquet, contemplating if I really should put myself in this situation.
“Yeah, I liked it back when we were dating, but since we’re not anymore, you can drop the affectionate name-calling,” I took my place on the court.
“What if I don’t want to?” He kept on as our game started.
“What don’t you want to do?” I asked, stalling the game.
I didn’t need more of an explanation. “You have to,” I told him. “I’m with Braiden now.” I said before serving.
He angrily hit the birdie back over the net. “What if I don’t like you guys together?”
“What are you talking about Chance, you’re the one who encouraged us to get together, and you’re the one who wanted this in the first place,” I said while moving quickly out of his way so he could get to the soaring white birdie.
“Well, what if I was wrong? Wrong about the two of you. Wrong about us. Why can’t we try again? You know, get back together. I miss you Krissa.”
“I’m sorry, what did you just say? I must have misunderstood you,” I was in shock.
“You h eard me right. I want you back Krissa.”
“I can’t believe you! I can’t do this.” My shock turned to rage. “You made a choice about us a long time ago, and I’m happy you did. I really like Braiden, I want to be with him.”
“So what? You don’t miss me? You don’t ever think about me?” He was smug.
He had no right to want me back. “Not really,” I answered.
I knew his ego would have a hard time accepting that. “No, really. I don’t think of you like that anymore.”
“Well you should. We belong together, Krissa.”
“You don’t even believe in pairing. We don’t stand a chance, we never did.”
“And you think you and Braiden do? Good luck with that.” He had a point.
I looked around the gym filled with students playing the game. I didn’t want to draw any attention to mine and Chance’s conversation, but I couldn’t help the tone of my voice. “We don’t belong together Chance. As a matter of fact, we never did,” I spat out in disgust. I could handle being friends with him, in fact I wanted to be friends, but not under these conditions. Class was over, as well as our conversation. I put my racket back and headed for the locker room, not looking back at the mess behind me.