Sometimes, love isn’t as magical as people expect it to be…
Rona believes love is nothing more than a myth, a tale for little girls. Until the immortal ruler of the seas appears from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair, turning myth into a grave reality. Commanded to work as the savior of true love, Rona realizes that love is just an illusion as grandiose as magic and after two thousand years, she is ready to give up.
Until the night a human, deep in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps, sees her. She recognizes him instantly, a lost love. Trouble is, he has no memory of her. Tasked with mending a relationship between the love she lost thousands of years ago and another woman, Rona will have to learn what it means to be human all over again when past and present collide.
Can love transcend time or will Rona be forced to roam the earth alone, forever?
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“Love is not real. It’s a myth fabricated by a hurting world. Rona knows this. She knows it has to be true. But after an encounter with an immortal god, Rona is appointed as the savior of true love. Being the savior of something you don’t believe in is no easy task. She deeply believes she will forever fail her mission until one night she sees him: a past love that she can’t help but feel something for. But there’s one problem. He has no memory of her. How can she be in love with someone who does not know her? But how can she just move on and roam the earth alone forever? In Stay by Jennifer Silverwood, it’s love vs time and it’s a dangerous game. And the odds are not good.
Jennifer Silverwood has touched upon a very popular genre in her novel, Stay. Fantasy/Paranormal Romance dominates the Young Adult world. In such a crowded genre, it’s difficult to stand apart and bring anything new to the table. But Silverwood accomplishes this and more. This story takes the unique aspects of mythology that other writers often pass by. She mixes that with a heroine who doesn’t daydream about love 24/7 (I’ve seen too much of that) and then weaves this into a plot that pulls you along. And you follow along easily. Many teens will fall in love with Rona slowly but surely as they see the new side of teen romance: it’s not always happily ever after.”
ABOUT WRITING STAY
I started writing this novel as a short story. Later, while suffering through writer’s block, while working on Silver Hollow, Stay became a way for me to vent some creative juices. As part of my research, I interviewed dozens of women in and beyond my acquaintance, asking them to share with me the story of their true loves.
What was born of their stories took me by surprise. I don’t think this is the greatest love story ever told. It’s more a tale of discovery, of things once lost and now found. Stay was written as an answer to my own question, whether or not true love exists, and if so, how far people are willing to go for it.
So thank you, to all the brave women who shared their stories with me. Y’all are the reason this book was made possible. I only wish everyone could hear your mostly heart-warming and at times wrenching tales.