Today I bring something different from normal! I participated in the Book Blitz for Stealing the Bachelor, read and reviewed the book, and I can do a guestpost. Stealing the Bachelor was a book that I quite liked (review is coming after this one is posted). But first: for you all I have a guest post by the author. The topic? Transformations. As that is one of the biggest main topic in the book. I was curious about the author, did she go through a transformation herself? Well, read on and find out! Thanks Sonya Weiss for the really inspirational guestpost! I hope other people will also feel inspired as I did.
After the guestpost I got some information on the book + a give-away courtesy of the publisher. Hope you all will participate in it! <3
Transformations are good when they’re done because it’s something you want. But transforming by trying to be who we believe someone else wants us to be in order to be accepted is never a good thing. When you transform yourself to be accepted by others, whether it’s in friendship or in romance, little pieces of your true self, your voice, the incredible person you really are begins to get covered up.
I’ve been there. As a teenager, I was outgoing. I loved to laugh and found the humor in so many things. I loved writing and knew from an early age that’s what I wanted to do. But when I was eighteen, I got involved in a very strict religious group.
The rules in this group were stifling. Be solemn. Be quiet. Be meek. Dress a certain way.
Do this. Don’t do that. Good girls don’t write “those kinds” of books. Especially the ones with romance or—lowers voice—sex in them. It was acceptable to go to college and study secondary education to become a teacher. Or to become a secretary. Or a wife. Those were the only choices for good girls, so said the group.
I guess because I was young and gullible, I adhered to the voices of others because I wanted to fit in. I wanted to feel that warmth, that camaraderie that was mine when I was just like them.
Then one day, I realized the life I was living wasn’t who I am and it woke me up. I stepped out of the box others had created for me and began the transformation to who I really am. It was difficult. I was judged and shunned. I lost so-called friends. But I learned to let go of people who accepted me only when they saw mirror images of themselves.
I gained so much with my transformation. I gained beautiful friendships. A career that I love even though I write “those kinds” of books. I learned a lot from my transformation. I learned it’s never too late to say, “This is not what I want” and then to go after what you really do want. If you’re someone reading this and you’ve had a “this is not the life I want” moment, then I hope you begin your own transformation. I hope it’s beautifully freeing.
About the book:
Having missed out on the “drop-dead-gorgeous” gene in her family, Ann Snyder decides to kick a little butt in the business world instead. That is, until her skeezy manager’s “side business” has the FDA raiding her chocolate shop. Now Ann’s in huge trouble…and the only person who can help her is the adorkable guy who completely humiliated her in high school.
Lawyer Eric Maxwell has been in love with Ann as long as he can remember. He figured he never stood a chance—don’t the beautiful girls always prefer the bad boys to the nerds? So he makes Ann a deal. He’ll provide her with free legal services…if she’ll move in and help him transform him from nerd-without-a-clue to bona fide bad boy.And once the transition is complete, all he has to do is prove that he’s the only bachelor for her…
About the author:
Sonya Weiss is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and author. She’s addicted to great books, good movies, and Italian chocolates. She’s passionate about causes that support abused animals and children. Her parents always supported her bringing stray animals home although the Great Dane rescue was a surprise.
Author Website: http://sonyaweiss.com/
Author Blog: http://sonyaweiss.com/blog/
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