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Today, USA Today bestselling author Isbabella White is guesting at my blog.  She’s here to talk about her latest release The 4ever Series, a contemporary romance.  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.

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The book I wished I thought about?

Many authors would read a book or watch a movie or T.V series and wished that they thought about it first.

There is one story for me that I seriously wished that I was the original creator. And now it’s not Harry Potter or Twilight. And definitely not Fifty Shades of Grey. Although I loved all three of those series a lot, they are not at the top of my wish.

The story that I wished I came up with first is actually a graphic novel called Locke and Key by Joe Hill and  Gabriel Rodriguez. It is a graphic novel, but Netflix turned it into a mini-series, and I binge watch season 1 in a day. I couldn’t get enough of this concept, and the ending was just so mind-boggling that I can’t wait for Season 2.

I want to cry that I didn’t come up with that idea.

The idea to have magic keys that sing just to one family hidden in a house and have these magical qualities is such a cool concept. I don’t think that I would’ve done anything differently, but I wish that it was my idea and not Joe and Gabriel’s.

Come on, Season 2. I’m waiting.

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1 Imperfect Love_400x600Title: Imperfect Love
Series: The 4ever Series Book 1
Author: Isabella White
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Two people begrudgingly perfect for each other, creates the ideal recipe for imperfect love.

Blurb:  At 24 years old, Holly Scallanger has the perfect life. Everything a girl could want; a beautiful man, a stunning home, as well as being in the midst of preparing for the wedding of her dreams. This all vanishes the night she catches her fiancé, Brandon Morgan, in bed with her worst nightmare, Donna Sinclair, just a week before Holly is set to walk down the aisle.

Attempting to recover from his betrayal, Holly swears off the affections of men in order to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life. Unfortunately, meeting Jake ‘Hooligan’ Peters is not part of her plan. The tall, dark-haired and handsome as hell med student, sweeps Holly away from the pain of her past and reveals to her the bright future that lies ahead. That is, until she falls pregnant just as Jake begins his internship at P&E; his family’s hospital.

Will this love at first sight lead her to the fairytale she has always craved? Or, will she fall victim to a betrayal of the heart yet again?

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HOLLY SCALLANGER LOOKED at the email in her hands.

That son of a bitch. How could he do this to me, and only a week prior to our wedding?

She had given him everything. Had stood by him in his time of need, having fulfilled the vows she hadn’t yet made before God. And what had he done? Her fiancé had slept with the woman he’d promised never to speak to ever again; Donna Sinclair.

That little stunt had ripped her heart out and tore it into a million pieces, like a wolf with a fresh kill. He had decimated her without a second thought.

Their relationship was the price demanded of one tramp in a push-up bra and paid with the wink of an eye.

Donna had always been a thorn in her side, the kind that wedged in deep like a tick, burrowing in deeper and deeper the more you tried to remove it.

She should have left him when that bitch first made her appearance in their lives, but she had innocently believed his rotten tongue.

Not only that, but she had also taken into her heart the poison he’d fed her with every “I’m sorry” and “It will never happen again”. She’d believed that he loved her more than anything in existence and that he’d made a mistake.

Tears welled up in her eyes and her stomach knotted.

But if he loved me, why’d he sleep with that skank only a month ago?

A part of her knew that Brandon was aching for Donna. They were the same, both liars—cheaters. They belonged together. She just wished Brandon had had the balls to break up with her. Maybe she could have saved all the money she had poured into their farce of a wedding.

Better now than too late, she thought.

She should have known that Brandon Morgan would never change his ways. There was a saying her mother always used: “A fox may change its fur, but never its color.”

Holly sat in front of her computer and began composing an email to Donna. She pounded away at the keys until the screen before her illuminated a vicious, scolding letter. Pausing, she deleted it, re-typed different cuss words, but eventually deleted that, too.

“You’ve won,” she said out loud, as her fingertips tapped with resigned beats on the letters that spelled the two words on her keyboard and pressed the send button.

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2 Secret Love_400x600Title: Secret Love
Series: The 4ever Series Book 2
Author: Isabella White
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Guarding a secret and playing with fire has never been a good combination.

Blurb:  Four years ago, Holly Scallenger embarked on the most difficult journey of her life. As if being a single parent isn’t already stressful enough, Holly also attended med-school, in hopes of helping other pregnant women in a way she wasn’t helped. But things don’t look so good as she has to embark on a new journey – a journey that would take her back to Boston, back to the man who broke her heart and discarded her and her babies.

Sworn to never fall for him again, Holy is put to the test once more when a chance encounter reunites them.

Note:  Secret Love is the second novel in the 4Ever series by Isabella White

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4 years later

THE SUITCASE SAT open on the bed. The past four years hadn’t been easy for twenty-eight-year-old, Holly Scallanger. She’d lost one child and raised another on whatever she had.

If it hadn’t been for Jane, her mother, she wouldn’t have known how life would turn out. Her decision to become a doctor hadn’t made life any easier, either. It was with thanks to the Lord that he’d created her with a good head on her shoulders, and placed people in her path who saw talent when it stood in front of them, hence being awarded a scholarship.

If it hadn’t been for all the good that had ventured her way, well, she wouldn’t have had the very suitcase that sat open on the bed that day.

“How many sleepies, Mommy?” the curly black head asked.

Her ice-green eyes made Holly’s heart skip a beat every time she looked into them. Jamie truly looked so much like her dad, but as hard as it was, Holly thanked the Lord every night for having Jamie in her life. The almost four-year-old had been nothing but a blessing, and Holly couldn’t imagine life without her.

“Did you find the calendar?”

Jamie hopped off the bed.

She really should get a haircut, Holly thought. The girl’s black curls almost reached her bottom. Just a trim though.

If there was one thing Holly loved, it was Jamie’s curls. She had them, too, but because of all the pulling and tugging caused by Jamie as a baby, Holly had cut it all off, so short she could barely put it into a ponytail.

Jamie returned with the calendar, one almost as big as she was. She flopped with it onto the bed, out of breath. “Here you go, Mommy. That thing is heavy.”

Holly laughed as she went to the drawer next to her bed, retrieving a black marker, and went back to the calendar. She paged through the first five months until she got to June.

“That’s your birth date, and I promise I will be here, okay?”

Jamie’s eyes continued to stare at the round circle her mother had drawn, her tiny lips pulled down in a frown.

“What is it, peanut?”

“That is a lot of sleepies.” Jamie looked into Holly’s eyes, her bottom lip now trembling a little.

“I know,” Holly said, picking Jamie up and setting her on her lap. She gave her daughter a big hug. “Remember what we spoke about?”

Jamie nodded.

“I need you to be a brave little girl, and also be good for Nana.”

“You won’t go into the rainbow, too?” Jamie asked with a squeak in her voice.

“I promise. I’m staying as far away as I can from any rainbows, except when I’m chasing one. But I would still keep my distance as nothing, and I mean nothing, would ever take me away from you.” Holly’s heart turned into a knot as she thought about the rainbow.

Jamie was smart, too smart for a three-year-old, but it was to be expected. Her father was a genius, and Holly thought she had a pretty good head on her shoulders, too. She’d gotten it from both sides.

Ever since she was two, she’d asked the daddy question. Holly couldn’t bring herself to tell a two-year-old the truth; Jamie wouldn’t have understood, anyway.

So instead of telling Jamie that her daddy hadn’t wanted her, she did the opposite. She told Jamie that he loved her, but he was stuck in a rainbow. The story evolved as she got a little older and Amelia, Robyn, Grandpa Gus, and all the others made their way into the rainbow, too. Every single one of them lived in a rainbow.

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3 Endless Love_400x600Title: Endless Love
Series: The 4ever Series Book 3
Author: Isabella White
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Death comes to us all, but true love conquers all?

Blurb:  For once, Holly Scallanger has it all. After more than her fair share of ups and downs, fate intervened and changed her life the day she bumped back into Jake Peters’ life. Now her Now her future seems brighter than ever before.

She’s training at the best hospital in Zurich, she shares a love with the man of her dreams—the type of love most women only ever dream of—and her little girl has everything her heart desires. But fate has other plans. When an old acquaintance crashes back into Holly’s life causing havoc at every turn, Holly’s perfect existence falls to pieces around her.

Will the couple survive the turmoil entering the lives, or will their happily ever after come to an end?

Note:  It’s the third and final part in the 4Ever series by Isabella White

Note:  Make sure to watch out for the What If novellas, alternative endings and stories happening in the 4Ever series.

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She blinked back tears as she scrolled through the photos of Jamie, her daughter, on her phone. Three weeks had passed since she had moved to Zürich, leaving Jamie with Jake. The only consolation she received from the terrible, heart-wrenching loneliness was that she got to Skype with them every night. She missed her little girl so much her heart ached.

Jamie lived with Jake now. The transition had gone smoother than she had expected it to, but he had an amazing support system. Amelia, Gus, and Robin all jumped at the opportunity to help him out with Jamie.

At first, both she and her mother had been hesitant about how quickly and smoothly everything had fallen into place with Jamie and Jake. But when they’d actually thought it through, they realized that for Jamie, Jake had always been in her life, just stuck in a rainbow.

For Jamie, Jake had come home now, so it was natural for her to settle in as easily as she had. And she had to admit that from what she’d seen, Jake was a great father.

Rodney, one of her best friends and the only male influence Jamie had had in her life for the past almost six years, also checked in on Jamie from time to time. Not that it was necessary, but he was a part of their family.

As for the Peterses, they were giving Jamie whatever her heart desired.

She loved that her little girl would finally be able to go to ballet classes and take part in other activities, but she didn’t want her to become spoiled, and that was a big possibility. Jake couldn’t say no to Jamie. None of them could.

For once, things in her life seemed to be going well.

Even her mother was happy. Jake had offered Jane a position at Downsend, but she’d gone back to Seattle. Holly had a feeling she was going to try to make it work with Frank again—in her opinion, her mother couldn’t have asked for a better man.

Jane had had it rough with her father, and her faith in men had died out after him. But Frank was different. He was a fantastic guy, and he deserved another chance.
Even though everything seemed to be working out well, there were two things she worried about.

The first was Mara. Jake was making it difficult to forgive her.

What Mara had done was wrong on all levels, but Holly had learned the hard way that you had to forgive someone for yourself. The human soul wouldn’t survive and truly be happy if bitterness and anger roamed in the heart.

She desperately wanted Jake to forgive his mother, but he was stubborn. He had his reasons, and she couldn’t argue with them, but she worried about the animosity he had toward Mara.

The other thing she worried about was Kate. She still felt shitty that Jake had left Kate to be with her. They’d hurt Kate badly, and she couldn’t seem to let go.

Jake hadn’t been joking when he’d said Kate was like Mara. She didn’t give up easily. She’d phoned him incessantly in the days before Holly came to Zürich, begging, crying, fighting, more begging.

Without her there, anything could happen. He’d been on the verge of marrying Kate; his feelings for the woman couldn’t have vanished overnight.

What if he decided to go ahead and marry her, anyway? Jake had shown Holly what he was capable of when he’d cheated on Kate with her, and he loved Michael as if that boy were his own.

But Jake had promised her that nothing would come between them, not this time. Holly could do nothing but trust and hope that she was enough for him.

She smiled at the memory of Jake telling her over and over that she was everything to him, and that he would keep on telling her that until it sank in.

But she couldn’t help it. She was still afraid.

She figured her fears were rooted in the married woman from his past. He never talked about her, and she was too scared to bring it up. Scared that she would hear things she didn’t want to hear.

Amelia had told her that he’d been devastated over the fact that the woman was married. But then he met Holly and all that seemed to disappear.

What had happened? Had the woman’s husband found out about their affair? Had she broken it off because of that? Or, was it something else entirely?

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The 4ever Series BoxSet

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The 4ever Series is now available in a boxset (Digital).

Two people begrudgingly perfect for each other creates the ideal recipe for imperfect love.

At 24 years old, Holly Scallanger has a perfect life. Everything a girl could want; a beautiful man, a stunning home, as well as being in the midst of preparing for the wedding of her dreams. This all vanishes the night she catches her fiancé, Brandon Morgan, in bed with her worst nightmare, Donna Sinclair, just a week before Holly is set to walk down the aisle.

Attempting to recover from his betrayal, Holly swears off the affections of men in order to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life. Unfortunately, meeting Jake ‘Hooligan’ Peters is not part of her plan. The tall, dark-haired and handsome as hell med student, sweeps Holly away from the pain of her past and reveals to her the bright future that lies ahead. That is, until she falls pregnant just as Jake begins his internship at P&E; his family’s hospital.

Will this love, at first sight, lead her to the fairytale she has always craved? Or, will she fall victim to a betrayal of the heart yet again?

Get it exclusively at Firequill Publishing!

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What If Series BoxSet

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Alternate Endings to the 4ever Series

The What If Series is now available in a boxset (Digital).

What if Holly phoned Jake?
With a broken heart 24-year-old, Holly Scallanger gave birth to Romalie and Jamie Bernice. But things don’t look good.
Romalia is weak, and the little one finally lost the battle.
Her rage and fury blinded her and she made that one phone call, scolding Jake and voicing her hatred to him?
Just a small change, but everything would’ve been so much different.

Get it exclusively at Firequill Publishing!

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4everseries- about the author

Isabella White_267x400Isabella White is a USA Today Bestselling author.

She published her first novel Imperfect Love in 2015, which is finally available in audio now, with Secret Love following two years later. Endless Love the third and final part was published in 2018.

When she isn’t writing she is listening to audios as her time is limited and found a new way of reading books. Or she spends it with her family and pets, enjoying the journey that life takes them on.

Find Isabella:  Website | Facebook | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |  Bookbub | Youtube | Amazon | Goodreads

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