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Author Interview

What inspired you to write In Your Eyes?

The cover was the kick-off for me. I saw the cover and decided to incorporate my female lead learning to play guitar and have Crystal try out for a reality talent show to honor her friend who had been murdered at the beginning of Run to You, which is Book 1 series.

What do you love the most about this story?

Troy and Crystal. They are people I would want to hang out with. People I would like to know. My single favorite moment is when Crystal tells Troy that she won’t put up with substance abuse. At all. She can handle a lot, but not that. She is honest about it and doesn’t see it as her responsibility to rescue him. At the same time, she is offering support with boundaries. And love. Lots and lots of love. There’s love everywhere in this book.

What challenged you about writing it?

When my Beta reader, author Kimberlee Dodge, read the first few chapters, her biggest question was, “What makes Troy and Crystal Troy and Crystal?” She wanted their “why.” I could see it and feel it, but writing it took a bit of effort. Finding the words to express it what my biggest challenge here.

Which character do you most relate to and why?

There’s a bit of me in all of my female characters. With Crystal, it goes back to her setting boundaries in her relationship with Troy regarding substance abuse. It is also in her certainty that she’s a good communicator and gets frustrated when she’s not communicating effectively.

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

Hope. And light. And love. Believing in love at first sight and second chances.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not writing?

When I’m not writing, I spend a ridiculous amount of time entering giveaways and sweepstakes. I’m also currently on a binge-watch of Chicago Fire. I’m telling myself it’s research for a series.

In Your Eyes
(Seasons of Love #2)
By Jayne Townsley
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 127 Pages
January 5, 2021

Crystal Davis got her wish for the Crew’s long-awaited post-graduation trip. Sun and fun before focusing on her new career as a pediatric RN at St. Francis’ Children’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was just what she needed. Bonus? She met Troy Bennett, and she realized she wanted less frivolity in her life and a little more serious.

Troy Bennett is a man fighting the demons who tell him he is worthless every day of his life. Demons his mother conjured. He quiets them with alcohol and casual relationships, never allowing any woman to get close enough to him so he will never have to disappoint one. Then on the spur of the moment trip to Panama City Beach with his Ranger buddies, he sees the future he’s always been afraid to pursue exit a Jeep Wrangler at a local donut shop.

Just as Troy and Crystal are finding their footing, she gets the call she never thought she would earn: Crystal Davis is going to Hollywood to be a contestant on America’s Next Chart Topper. What started as a way to honor her murdered friend has now become her dream. Chasing her dream means leaving Troy behind for a bit, and she wonders if her absence will cause what they’ve built so far to come crashing down.

Chasing her dream also means she’s put herself in a place where she’s vulnerable to the side of Hollywood that no one wants to acknowledge. A place where people only care about her and Troy’s story for the audience while behind the scenes, evil, selfish people work to tear them apart.

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About the Author

Jayne Townsley lives with her multi-generational family in Northeast Oklahoma's aptly named Green Country. A transplanted Okie from the Chicago suburbs, she has grown to love this state and its people with a passion, happily calling it home for the past 15 years.

Jayne shares her home with a rescued Shollie named Maui and two cats called Gamora and Nebula. 

Jayne enjoys old-fashioned road trips and is in the process of planning one to tour Oklahoma's Route 66. 

She is also something of a Disney World addict.

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One winner will receive their choice of $15 in products from the Solid Rock Soap Company and a signed paperback copy of In Your Eyes (US only)

Ends April 14, 2021

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