by Denise Alicea
Genre and Sub-Genre: Young Adult, Time Travel, Romance
Word and Page Counts: 24 pages
Publisher and Publication Date: Book Baby Sept. 6, 2013
Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current
situation. Overcoming a death from someone so close and burying herself in school and an internship
has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor, James Dean was all that kept
the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what
they shared an admiration for together. She always wanted to meet James Dean… she didn’t know it
would come true. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.
My life couldn’t be more complete. As we reached the apartments, I slowly got off the bike, surprised
at myself that I had done this. Ordinarily, I’d never get on a motorcycle. James leaned over and
caressed my cheek. Before I could open my mouth to tell him what was to happen to him, he gave
me a quick peck on the lips. I couldn’t let James walk away, not now.
Something in me grasped his wrist; my breath caught in my throat. I no longer cared about the
rain. I must have looked like a drowned rat to him. “I have to tell you something,” I blurted as I waited
for his reaction.
James smiled, then chuckled as he caressed my face. The rain was preventing me from
seeing clearly. “Sweetheart, it’s raining and you’re soaked. I hope this is important.” Pulling him
toward me, I faced him. I could change history. I could have him live out his life as he was meant to. If
I couldn’t save my father, I could save him.
“In the future, when you become famous, please be careful. Remember this: there will be a
day that you are off to a race. You will not see a car until it’s too late. James, please promise me. It
could mean your life.” I must have sounded like a complete and total idiot to him. Geez! I think I
watched Back To The Future too many times. I sounded like Marty talking to the professor about his
Chuckling, he shook his head, expelling the rain off his head and onto me. Laughter erupted
between us as I covered my face. He then cupped my face, kissed my forehead. “Are you sure you’re
not an angel? I cannot promise anything, but baby, I can promise I’ll see you tomorrow. I’ll pick you up
here and you can ditch your responsibilities. Ride with me.”
Sighing, now I knew how all those girls felt when they looked at him. What an offer that would
be. Ditch school to ride with the man who was loved by so many. I was determined he’d listen to me.
Gripping his hands from my face, I gazed into his eyes. “I’m serious!”
Before I could utter another word, his lips descended on mine. My body went toward him and
melted. I couldn’t help but respond as I brought him closer. I was lost in his warm lips as they
caressed mine. Lingering near my lips, he breathed, “I know you are.” Then, winking as he kissed me
again, smiling that beautiful smile of his, “How else can my angel guard me if she isn’t with me?”
My favorite flavor would have to be vanilla. (I know boring!) I do enjoy other flavors such as coffee, but Vanilla tends to be an all favorite.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Starbucks is a favorite to eat every morning. I love their gouda, egg, and bacon artisan sandwiches.
Night owl or early bird?
It all depends. If I have to work I prefer early shifts. If I’m off then I can stay up doing what I need to get done.
One food you would never eat?
Fish and shellfish - I’m allergic. :(
Skittles or M&Ms?
Ooohh… I can’t decide! I love both. If I’m feeling sweet then I want Skittles. If I want something satisfying then I tend to go for the chocolate.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up”?
I wanted to be a vet to help animals. I also then wanted to be an archaeologist like Indiana Jones!
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A house for my parents. Pay off all my debts then use the rest to by myself a house.
Print or Ebook?
Both! It all depends on my mood to read.
What movie are you looking forward to this year?
I would have to say Thor, Dark world. Love Mythology and Chris Hemsworth.
Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….
What is next on your to read list?
So many books, so little time. I just finished Bella Andre’s latest book, It Must Be Your Love. I’m trying to catch up with all my favorite authors.
Any other books in the works?
Yes def. I have The Lucky Valentine, a short story time traveling romance. Here is the blurb:On an internship in London, England Ana finds herself in a tiny bookshop where she finds an old valentine stuck into a book she starts to read. Before she knows it she finds herself in England, but during the Blitz (World War II). There she meets the handsome Sgt. Marcus Hunter.Will Ana be able to go back home?
Born to the great lively city of Manhattan, NY, and raised in quiet Connecticut. Denise started writing
when drawing and painting were not enough. Deciding to try a new type of medium, she thought to
start with poetry. After her first success and first reading at the age of fifteen. Her writing began to
take on new life with her own worlds of fantasy, time travel, action, adventure and of course
romance. She draws inspiration from her favorite childhood cartoons and experiences to her current
When not writing, Denise loves technology, reading (romance, YA, anime, nonfiction, fiction) ,
blogging, watching movies and TV shows and of course volunteering for many RWA chapters. She
also enjoys blogging at her personal blog and book review blog at The Pen & Muse .
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