Book Title: Beyond Love (Book #2)
Author: D.D. Marx
Category: Adult Fiction; 184 pages
Publisher: Beyond Dreams Publishing
Release date: November 2017
Tour dates: Oct 16 to Dec 22, 2017
Content Rating: PG 13 (Light sex scenes/not explicit; language (couple f bombs)
After trusting in her beloved friend Dan’s guidance from the beyond, Olivia is finally on the path to realizing her destiny. Staring at a blank canvas after ditching her raucous corporate life and meeting the love of her life, Finn McDaniels, a hot, widowed celebrity chef, she is ready to begin anew.
Arriving back in Chicago, she receives more frightening news further delaying her future journey with Finn. Unable to control the outcome, she begins questioning her trust and faith in Dan once again. She distracts herself the only way she knows how, by diving head first into a new project. What seemed like a time-killer may actually be the thing that saves her and catapults her into a world she never dreamed of.
When Olivia and Finn finally reunite, a looming secret is uncovered threatening to ruin the relationship she has waited for her entire life. Olivia is forced to decide whether to tell Finn or let it live in the past forever. Is their relationship strong enough to weather the storm or will it cause them to part ways for good?
I rated this book 5 *****’s
This will gives you goose bumps
Beyond Love is the second book from the Beyond Series. Just like the first book of the series, Beyond Love gives you goose bumps. This book never stops giving me the chill. It is eerie but oh so good.
I love the wedding scenes. The view is just so beauitful.I am sure that I will loved it in person as I love living in the country side. Love that is second chance is must better especially when your friends from beyond is there to help you with your life and your relationship.
This book is beyond unbelievable. I loved every moment I spent reading this book. There are scenes that happened recently and reading it is a little scary.
I cannot wait to read the 3rd book of the series. Tragedy happened but if you surround yourselves with family and friends, in no time your life would be amazing.
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Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
I was always told that I had a knack for story-telling but I never pursued writing as a hobby until a few years ago. I studied it in college then never really went back to it. I got fired from my first job ever about five years ago. It was the worst experience of my life so I vowed to change my life. Couple that with the fact that I lost my best friend Dan in a car accident when we were twenty-three, I had this story inside of me that I felt compelled to share. This series is somewhat of a fictional autobiography. It’s fun to intermix reality with fiction and blur the lines a bit. In terms of inspiration for characters, I can’t explain where it came from. Everything around you can be inspiring if you’re paying attention.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I am a Senior Technology Project Manager by day. I implement Microsoft Software within large corporations to help them create efficient and consistent business processes. It’s not glamorous but I feel very fortunate to work with extremely talented people that I like to not only consider colleagues but friends. They make the work fun. This profession is what led me to writing. It’s unpredictable and volatile at times which makes for great content.
There are many books out there about….What makes yours different?
I believe this series covers a topic that no one in the world escapes – death. It’s a hard topic. A painful topic. Everyone has lost someone they love and has experienced grief in varying degrees. I channeled my grief into this series. The story blends real life experiences with fictional characters and events. The goal was to have them so intertwined the reader can’t tell what’s true or not. The question I get asked the most at Book Club events is – “was that true? Did this character really exist?” This dialogue helps to flesh out the parts of the story the reader connected with and helps me understand what they want to see more of in the future books.
What is your next project?
I am writing a follow up to this series called The Dan Diaries. It will be the same story but told from my friend Dan’s perspective in Heaven. I’m excited to take liberties around where he is and what he is doing. He was a character in life so it will be wrapped in humor, I know that for sure. It will feel great to feel so connected to him while I write it from that angle. I truly feel like he puts things in my path to spark inspiration.
Where do you write? Do you write every day?
I write when I feel “in the zone”. It’s not daily. It goes in spurts when you feel inspired or motivated. It could be weekly or sometimes I put it away for a month or two and come back to it. What I have learned is that no matter when I sit down to tell the story, it will come out the same way. I’ve left the book sitting on a shelf for months and when I picked it back up again, I find many times that I’ll write the same exact paragraph over again. It’s when I am editing that I’ll catch it. It’s freaky.
If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be?
That you are always connected to your loved ones once they’ve passed. You just need to be open to the signs. Follow your dreams and don’t ever give up on faith, hope and love.