New Release! Easier to Run
From Debut Author Silver Rain
Easier to Run is a full-length standalone novel
Reunited "friends-to-lovers" Contemporary New Adult Romance
Sometimes, it's easier to run....
"He took my world by storm with four simple words 'I'm your new neighbor.' I was only five at the time, but I couldn't look away from the older boy staring at me through the hole in our back yard fence. In my mind, he was mine from that moment, but I knew that could never happen.
When I was fifteen, I learned that things that should never happen can sweep in and rip your entire life to shreds.
I lost everything.
I lost him...."
Six years after tragedy changed Cassie's life forever, she continues to yearn for that one thing that will make her feel whole--the boy she was taken away from. The boy who had stood by her side and defended her at every turn. The boy whose shoulder she cried on when her parents died, after her sister committed suicide, during her testimony against her brother-in-law. With her past a heavy burden that sits on her chest, threatening to suffocate her every night, she somehow finds the strength to go back and face it. To finally go back and find the man who might make her heart beat again and ease the dead pain she feels inside. But six years can change people, and their relationship can never be the same.
Even with two little words—two innocent words—the little girl from next door could wrench my heart. Life had taken so much out of her—so much away from her. Leaving me to stand by through all of it. Watching with no idea how to help. I don't know what it was about her that had always tugged at me. She had a constant place under my skin, and it wasn't all that unpleasant—until I had to watch her quietly suffer.
I squeezed her shoulder and she pressed into my side.
Say something, I thought. Anything. But what words did I have for her that wouldn't just stir up bad memories?
I drew her to the driver's door, unlocked it and pushed it open, helping her up into the cab. She certainly wasn't the same little girl anymore—not the scrawny teenager.
Everything about her bewildered me to no end. It was worse now, but not new at all.
How was I supposed to feel about a girl who was almost five years my junior? The girl I'd always protected because I had a soft spot for her. She’d been a constant fixture in my life for almost eleven years, and then, when the worst had struck, she was simply gone.
I wanted to know why she’d come back to find me. Why it had taken six years.On the other hand, I didn’t want any of that to matter. I just wanted to concentrate on keeping her now that I had her back.
About the Author
Silver Rain loves meeting new book boyfriends of every flavor, so she decided to pick up her pen and release some of the steamy characters living in her own head.
Who are you?
My name is Silver Rain, and I just published my debut contemporary romance novel, Easier to Run. Outside of writing, I used to do formatting and publication management for college outreach programs. Since I’m between day jobs, I’ve been spending my days and nights tirelessly writing everything my characters tell me.
What inspires you to write?
Life! I has always been an avid reader, and I love getting lost in fantasy worlds with new characters. That is a big part of my life and I find that even after I put down a book the fantasy world doesn’t stop. Over the years, I have scribbled down stories, but Easier to Run has really captured me and tugged at my heart, so it’s a very important project for me and I decided to share it with the world. It started with a dream about the main characters, and if you want to know more… you’ll just have to wait and read. ;)
How did you start writing?
I just picked up a pen and started scribbling. Half of my writing happens while I’m lying on the floor and staring at the ceiling while scenes play through my mind. Then, I grab the nearest pen and a slip of paper and jot it all down before it fades away.
What kind of books are you writing?
Romance! It’s like falling in love over, and over, and over…. And getting my heart ripped out every now and then. I love the rush of emotions and pull of inexplicable and unbreakable attraction between two people.
My first will be Easier to Run, and I’m very excited to share it with the world.
How did you come up with the idea for Easier to Run?
Ben and Cassie came to me in a dream. Actually, in the dream I was Cassie. We were sitting in his semi, cleaning it out because he was preparing to leave, and I begged him to take me with him because I was afraid to go home. I remember waking up and the feelings of the dream were so intense in my mind, I just couldn’t walk away from it. From there the characters kept talking to me and helping me flesh out their story.
What was the hardest part of writing Easier to Run?
Dealing with Cassie’s PTSD. It’s a difficult topic to approach in any situation, but I have experienced flashbacks similar to those that Cassie experiences. At times, it was difficult to let go and allow the story to take over because there were points that I could feel her emotions so intensely that I had to walk away. In the end, I just hope that I did their story justice.