BOOK TOUR GUEST POST: Always Me by Kelly Riad
by Kelly Riad
By the summer, Tatiana “Nicky” Roman must learn to trust Xander Day if she’s ever going to discover the origin of her violent hallucinations. But centuries of being repeatedly murdered by him on July 17th are a little hard to forgive.
Over four hundred years ago, Xander thought the holy man’s prophetic words were as crazy as his eyes—that Alexander and Tatiana were destined to be together forever. But Xander misunderstood the mystic. He knows now forever meant forever taking the other’s life. If they never break the bloody curse holding them prisoners of fate, there will be only one outcome: death.
Believing in Destiny
by Kelly Riad
I’m not sure that I do. I think that whatever it is that draws us to a person to begin with can sometimes be strong enough to continue drawing us to them over and over again. I believe we affect and are affected by everyone we meet and whether it’s conscious or subconscious, change our world for them. But I also believe a lot of power lies in making a decision. You can decide to forgive someone and keep them in your life, you can decide to cut someone off; you can decide to be affected. Nicky took control by deciding to forgive Xander, by deciding to not let outside influences shape her opinion of him. And by doing so, she changed their destiny. So, like much of the driving forces in life, I believe that destiny is within us, that we make our own destiny.
About the Author
Kelly Riad is an American writer who graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a degree in journalism. Because’s she’s always been a lucky little brat, her life has taken her all over the world from the hot, humid streets of Hong Kong and the crowded markets of Cairo, to the cobbles of Vienna and the ruins of Rome from where she has shamelessly stolen ideas and material for her stories.