Well friends, we made it. It is Friday! That means it’s time to get our #FridayReads on and we have a fantastic author interview to share. A big welcome and congratulations to CeeCee James! She released the third book of her Wrecked and Yours Second Chances trilogy this week. Let’s get the interview started.
I enjoy reading novels that are part of a series. Tell our readers what your series is about.
The series is about love, secrets and navigating life. It’s romantic, uncertain and messy, like life often is. It describes their season to make a choice, “look at life honestly and deal with it, or continue to run away.” CeeCee absolutely loved writing it, and hopes it resonates with you because everyone has an important story of what they’ve overcome.
The first two novels of your series have dramatic titles, Wrecked and Yours and Out of the Wreckage. Book three has a sweeter title, Beautiful Wreck. To me that indicates the characters carry over and grow in each book.
Is Beautiful Wreck intended to be a stand alone novel or can it be read as a stand alone?
A Beautiful Wreck is written to be a stand alone, this sweet romance is all about hope restored.
I just happen to have the blurb: 😀
Her love may heal him, but his secret may destroy her.
One terrifying, emotional mission to return a family heirloom sends Cassie on an unexpected search for the person she never knew she needed.
Luke is tough, strong, and was once the best cop in town. Until the mob took away the one person he ever wanted. Now he’s trapped in fear over the man he’s become.
Cassie wants to bring him redemption, but fears she will never open her heart again.Each is the only one who can understand the other. If they’d just let their walls down.
Now to the part my mother enjoys, questions about the author. (She claims she is curious rather than nosy).
What influenced your decision to embark upon the insane journey of becoming an author?
My journey as an author first started as a child who loved to read. Growing up in a household that was often painful, in and out of foster care, I made my escape in several favorite books, who continue to be favorites to this day.
I am sure our readers would like to know which books and authors are your favorites. I know I would!
My first favorite that is near and dear to my heart is the James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small series. Those four books made me laugh, cry, and feel like there was a place of goodness and hope still in this word that set me on my own personal journey to find that place. He was an amazing author.
My second favorite books are the C.S. Lewis series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Yes! Still a favorite. It was here I saw other kids escape to new lands, and I lived vicariously through them. They reminded me to be brave, and continue to look for the beauty and whimsy in the world. I adored reading them out loud to my own children, over cups of hot cocoa.
As an adult, my favorites have gone far and wide. But nothing has yet measured up to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. His world building skills continue to hold me in awe.
Those are some of my favorites too. I devoured The Chronicles of Narnia.
No interview is complete without the official author bio.
CeeCee James is a wife, mom, owner of two mini-dashchunds, writer, and watercolor artist. Most of all, she is a survivor. The story about overcoming strife is one that resonates with her. She lived it herself. An advocate for adult survivors of child abuse, her Ghost No More series is her true story of surviving and healing from childhood trauma.
CeeCee’s blog is Joyfully Living After Child Abuse
If you would like to contact CeeCee on Facebook
To view the complete series, click on the cover below
I think our time is up CeeCee. It’s time to finish up my workday and do the TGIF dance.
It has been a pleasure to host you.