Friday, August 30, 2013

[Guest Post] A Slow Burning Fire by J. F. Jenkins

A Slow Burning Fire
A Slow Burning Fire
J. F. Jenkins
Ever since super star, Arial Oakley, could remember, she's been in love with her hunky co-star Bryce Valentine. The only problem: Bryce has been in a relationship with another ac-tress for quite some time. Not wanting to be “the other woman”, Arial never pursued any of her feelings for him despite how well they connected.

When Bryce suddenly becomes single, both of their worlds are flipped upside down. To help him nurse his aching heart, Arial invites him back home to her family farm for some much needed peace and quiet from the paparazzi.

What neither of them expects is to fall in love: with the calm, with the country, with each other. But how much of it is real, and how much of it is a means to escape a broken heart?

Author Guest Blog: Top Five Songs
Home - Phillip Phillips (youtube: I'm sure a lot of people are sick of this song. When I was writing this story, it was all the rage and on my radio all the time because of my child's obsession with music. It is a good song, and it fit my story perfectly, so I couldn't ignore it every time it came on. It became a staple to the tale.

Me Without You - Ashley Tisdale (youtube: This is a song about pure love and loving all parts of a person. It's just so sweet. "When everything falls apart, and it feels like the world is crashing at my feet. You like me the best when I'm a mess, when I'm my own worst enemy. You make me feel beautiful..."

Crazy For This Girl - Evan and Jaron (youtube: Another great song about real love.

Two is Better than One - Boys like Girls ft. Taylor Swift, as covered by Gavin Mikhail (youtube: Because I can't not get a Gavin Mikhail reference in. ;) But the song is sweet and fitting and worth a listen.

Drive - Incubus (youtube: This is probably my all time favorite song about self discovery. Can never go wrong with it.

About the Author:
J.F. Jenkins lives in Minneapolis Minnesota with her husband, son, and two cats. She graduated from Bethel University in 2006 with a degree in Media Communication with minors in both writing and film. When she is not busy writing, she spends her free time playing games, reading, and spending time with her family.