5 October 2015

Forever Moments - Celebrating 'Those' special moments.


#‎ForeverMoments is an idea inspired by Jennifer L. Armentrout's FOREVER WITH YOU *fan-girl swoon*. Today myself and lots of writers, bloggers and readers are joining in the celebration by posting about the special moments, events and people, that will stay with us forever.

My #ForeverMoments - Some are more poignant than others, but they've all stay with me for a variety of reasons.

(I promised I wouldn't give names and to keep this as vague as possible).

Here's to Harry Potter, fate and lasting friendship: 
A bit of background on this one: I started University as an only child who had never had to share my space and was horrified by the idea of sharing a dorm room with a complete stranger. This may not seem like a big deal, but to me at the time, it really was (only children are used to their own space). I was terrified I'd have a big scary roomie, who'd hate me on sight, but from the first moment JC entered the room carrying her Harry Potter books and bottles of schnapps, I was like "we've SO got this!" We survived horrible boyfriends, campus food, an accidental slap and real heartbreak. We bonded over snowboarding, Pimms and HP. My #ForeverMoment is queueing for over 12 hours in central London, dressed in our Gryffindor robes, to get our hands on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. JC came down just to celebrate with me. Another one of our friends told me afterwards that she had never seen us happier than in the pictures of when we finally got our hands on the book. I'm really not sure what this says about me, but as two girls who had been there with Harry, Ron and Hermione right from the start (I'm lucky to own first editions of all the books), this silly moment will stay with me forever. Only a true friend would get why this was so important and JC didn't hesitate for a second to come with me.

For the win!
I've developed something of a paranoia that I'm a jinx when it comes to loved ones being in hospital or going to the doctor. At one stage it seemed like everybody I've left in hospital has then passed away. So when a family member recently found himself in the ICU I didn't want to leave him there for fear the reaper would strike again (I'm nothing if not dramatic). Another lovely relative dragged me out, held my hand whilst I had a meltdown, and convinced me everything would be fine. The #ForeverMoment here is is twofold. One for my relative for putting up with my irrational fear. But mostly for him. He broke this horrible trend by kicking my and the ICU's arse!!

Never underestimate the kindness of strangers: 
Another #ForeverMoment was the 'perfect day' I spend with complete strangers when I was travelling in Fiji. On this day and much to the disgust of the poor tour guide, we all jumped off the boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and swam ashore to one of the random and beautiful islands. We spent all day and night pretending to be Castaways. We shared food and stories well into the night and I will always remember this as one truly perfect day! We didn't know each other and without looking at my travelling journal, I cannot remember all the names of the people there, but I do remember how, for that day we didn't worry about money, health, technology or anything else. So THANK YOU all :)

What is your #ForeverMoment ?!

A bit about the book: 

FOREVER WITH YOU - In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever…  

And don’t miss the previous titles in the Wait for You Series!

WAIT FOR YOU (Wait for You #1)

TRUST IN ME (Wait for You #1.5)

BE WITH ME (Wait for You #2)

STAY WITH ME (Wait for You #3)

FALL WITH ME (Wait for You #4)

DREAM OF YOU (Wait for You #4.5)

Want to know more about Jennifer L. Armentrout? Well here's how:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.



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