I went through about ten different stock photos before I decided to hire real models and a photographer to create what I envisioned, Mickey and Johnny to look like as adults. Lindee Robinson nailed it! I had so many pictures, that I almost bought them all just so no others could have them! Check her out! https://www.facebook.com/LindeeRobinsonPhotography/
Most of this story is told from a Young Adult perspective and this was a huge change for me. My other three novels; A Forbidden Love, An Endless Love, and The CEO are all some variation of erotic romance or suspense. So when I decided to write this, it was completely out of my comfort zone, and it ended up being the longest novel I’d ever written.
This story literally came out of nowhere. I never had a book just come out of me like this. And as I started before, I normally have a plan even if I end up flying by the seat of my pants writing the entire book. The diary entries were the first thing I thought about because let’s face it, we all were twelve once and I’m pretty sure we had to vent somewhere private. Am I right? I know I did!
I’m so happy that I wrote it and got it out in the world. I had a few people tell me I made them fall in love with an eighth grader and that let me know I did my job as a writer! Thank you to everyone that has enjoyed my babies!
Have you ever wished you could have something so bad, even though you knew it was forbidden?
Jonathan Gates was just that—forbidden. He was everything I could ever want in a man: charming, a great listener, open-minded, and funny. It also didn't hurt that he was easy on the eyes.
We'd been through a lot together: breakups, makeups, firsts, lasts, and anything else you can imagine. I was once told he was my soul mate, but I refused to believe that.
I didn't want to love him.
I didn't want to fall for him because...he was my best friend!
But I did, and I fell for him hard. I was in love with my best friend, and it was time he knew how I really felt.
MICKEY ROSE’S DIARY
Diary Entry: Life sucks. Life is cruel.
Why is it that every time I have something good going for me it gets taken away? I was healthy without any issues at all and then boom—cancer. I found a guy willing to spend time with me because he wanted to, then I fall for him and boom—he’s gone. I feel horrible about his uncle, but what about me? How am I supposed to go on? What if he gets down there and only sends me one pity letter, falls for some hot girl there, and completely forgets about me? I don’t think my heart can take this kind of pain, not from Johnny.
I feel like all the air is being pushed out of my lungs and now I’m stuck gasping for air, wanting him to come back.
I love you too Johnny, I just wish I’d said it sooner. Please don’t forget about me.
-Sad, lonely Mickey
I am also currently working on a rock star series. The first book will be about a guy named CJ and he’s going to take the world by storm! Stay tuned!
Thank you for reading!
Niquel is a self diagnosed coffee addict, lover of rice and beans, and chocolate—preferably not all together. She’s the creator of multiple stories full of love, passion, and power. She may toss in a ghost story every once in a while.
When she’s not busy taking care of her two little girls, she's writing or creating graphics Or you can find her binge watching TV with her significant other.
Boston born and raised, she’s always been a creative soul: attending multiple colleges to develop her love of the visual arts.
You can contact her on her website www.authorniquel.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/author.niquel