My Dear Future Readers,
Today, I am very excited to be talking about true love to Jessica Lauryn, author of The Pinnacles of Power Series as well as her new series, The Rabourn Theater Series, An Amorous Dance Book 2. She is a Romance Suspense author and An Amorous Dance was just released on January 17th. It is on Preorder at Siren BookStrand.
I, in fact went to her Release Party for An Amorous Dance which you can read about here: My Reflections About Co-Hosting the Release Party for An Amorous Dance by Diana Rose. It was in fact the most enjoyable party I have ever been to. I won more than I just being a co-host. I won a title for my new book. which is a completely unexpected find.
I am very happy to talk to a fellow romance author about true love because as romance author we write about true love every day. And so, here are the questions that I asked Jessica Lauryn in my first interview with her.
Do you think love can have a face?
Though there are many different ways that this idea might be interpreted, I believe that love, in and of itself, could be described as a face. We see the face of love whenever we’re served with an act of kindness from another person. To me, love can be defined as the overwhelming desire to give selflessly of one’s self for the sake of another. When I look into the eyes of someone who loves their neighbor as they do themselves, I am looking at love’s face.
Would you say that finding love, true love in today’s world as compared to a few years ago is harder or easier and why?
There is no doubt that we’re living in strange times, and the verbiage that we hear in our world through social media, news outlets and general conversation can rarely be described as loving. Disheartening as that is, I believe that the people in our world have a tremendous capacity to love and that this is as true today as it ever was. We find true love in the most unexpected ways, at times when we least expect it. True love is not meant to be completely understood. It never dies and we find it when we’re meant to find it.
What is your definition for true love? Now, I mean the kind of love that lasts 65+ years of marriage.
I believe true love begins with a spark experienced between two people, a fascination that never dies, whether they’re on their first date or celebrating their seventy fifth wedding anniversary. When two people are truly in love, they bring out the best in each other and they inspire one another to be their best selves. They cannot imagine their lives without the other person. They share values on a deep level and they grow to become part of one another over time.
- Now, about marriage and a lasting marriage, what would you say is a key element to that?
I do believe that sometimes, soul mates quarrel and go their separate ways. But to make a marriage work you must have, first and foremost, trust and honesty. Respect and consideration go hand in hand to working as an equal partner to one’s spouse. All couples fight but those who truly love one another fight fairly. Their desires and values lead them along the same path. Neither feels the need to compromise.
If indeed you see that it is true love, how do you recognize that?
As we often see in novels, I believe it is that moment when a person feels as though they have been hit by lightning when they suddenly realize that they are truly in love. To an observer, true love can be recognized in couples who exhibit true consideration for one another, who are highly attentive to the needs of their partner and put those needs before their own.
What if…Love had a face? Would you be able to recognize it for who it is? Or would you walk past Love and not know that face you just saw was love?
I see love in the faces of my family and friends every day of my life. Concerning my own true, romantic love, my eyes are always open and when I see him, I will know it!
To be honest with you, I cried on question number three.Why? Because that is exactly what I saw happen to my grandparents. Yes it made me emotional to read that answer. I believe that Jessica Lauryn echoed more than one of my views on this subject. I got to see another side of her and more like a person rather than just an author of the wonderful books she writes. Her views on love also echo the beliefs that I was taught as young girl from my grandparents’ love story. Which is also the large reason why I, myself, write romance.
I do hope that out there in the world of today there are still people like Jessica Lauryn, myself, and my grandparents who are not with us anymore but have left their love story as an example, so that those of us who still have these same views can find happiness.
This is in fact the kind of love that I write about and I believe that the way Jessica Lauryn spoke about it is the most correct point of view on the subject that comes from a romance author. True love is meant to be shown in actions towards another human being and that in fact is harder to find. I mean, to find the kind of love that is shown in everyday actions and thoughtfulness. Yes, I believe that it is possible.
I believe that if we keep looking, one way nor another we will find this kind of love.
But as my grandfather used to say, “The question of when that happens is a war secret.”
I, honestly never understand that but as I keep looking, I think that it is true. You can not know when something will happen but you can only hope that it will happen.
I hope that you enjoyed Jessica Lauryn’s interview on my blog. Next interview will be featuring a different author.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.
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