Today we have with us our good friend, Blaze author Kira Sinclair. She has a brand new book on the shelves right now--just the thing to heat up these cold winter days. She will give a copy to one lucky commenter, so chime in!
Could You Walk Away?
Could you walk away from your life? Everything you know. Your home. Your family. Any wealth, legacy and possibly your job?
I’m betting most people would say no. I know that it would take a bullet and/or a kidnapper to get me to leave behind my kids.
But what if you didn’t have any family you cared about? If you were a young adult with way more money than responsibilities. Could you walk away from millions of dollars? What if you knew that it was the right thing to do? Not for a moral reason, like the money was stolen, but because the presence of it prevented you from living up to your fullest potential. Could you walk away from it then?
I’d like to think that I could. That I could put my happiness, satisfaction and sanity ahead of a life of luxury. But I’m not sure that I really could.
In my latest release, Caught Off Guard, I got to play with this exact question. What could drive a person to leave behind millions of dollars and a life of ease and excess? Annemarie Prescott had a fantastic reason for doing just that. She walked away from it all to make a life she could be proud of – under her own steam and on her own terms.
Asking myself what it would take to make me walk away from everything was intriguing enough. But then I started wondering...what could possibly drag me back? What – or who – could make me question every decision I’d ever made?
I think that’s one of the things I love most about my job. I get to play devil’s advocate…to ask myself the hard questions and make someone else live through the answers. Throw in a darkly handsome man who wants to protect my damsel in distress, even if she doesn’t want the protection, and you’ve got a powder keg of emotions that was so fun to write.
So, tell me, assuming you have no kids or significant other, could you walk away from a life that was holding you back?