Please welcome C R Guiliano, who is busily blog touring to celebrate her latest release, For You, which will be available from Wednesday 12th March!
Don’t forget to look out for the rules of the giveaway.
This is a subject I’m very torn over. I want to say, everyone deserves a second chance. But when does it become too many second chances? Two very personal experiences in my life tell me that second chances aren’t always a good thing. I gave someone second chances, over and over and over again, only to be disappointed every single time. Another person I know gets second chances all the time, and she throws them away as if they mean nothing, without regard that those chances might just disappear.
So…do you put restrictions on second chances? Limitations? Ultimatums? Where is the line drawn?
People make mistakes. We are all human and it happens. People get hurt by those mistakes. They say that forgiveness is divine. I say forgive, but don’t ever forget. And if the person you are giving a second chance to blows it, then it’s time to be done. Time to move on, no matter how much it might hurt. In the long run, you will be better off.
Life is too short to continue a cycle of second chances, even if some day it might be the second chance that sticks. We can’t predict the future, so why let yourself get hurt over and over in the hope that the person you are giving a second chance to actually cherish it as the gift it is?
I know, that if I were given a second chance, I would remember that it is only in that person’s forgiveness that I have it at all. I make a mistake, the person hurt is not obligated to forgive, or give me a second chance. It was a conscious choice they made because they saw something in me that made them believe I deserve it. Because I know this, a second chance, to me, is something to respect, and not to screw up again.
Because, it might be the only one you get.
GIVEAWAY! Each comment will be entered to win a copy of For You! You can get additional entries by following the blog tour.
6th ~ http://tempesteoriley.com/blog/
7th ~ http://www.bookwhoresunited.blogspot.com/
8th ~ http://www.prismbookalliance.com/
9th ~ https://elingregory.wordpress.com/
10th ~ http://taralain.com/blog/
11th ~ http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/
12th ~ http://sidlove.com/
Graham and Jeremy’s first meeting sparks an explosive and passionate relationship that proves opposites attract. However, as time wears on, their differences cause a lot of strain between them.
Jeremy, a first grade teacher and softball coach, is deeply closeted and sees no way out of the darkness. Graham is out and proud and doesn’t understand Jeremy’s fear at revealing his sexuality. After four years of trying to balance the differences, Graham leaves.
Jeremy is heartbroken, knowing that the love they feel is the real thing. He knows he’s the one who needs to change, but old habits are hard to break. He’ll need support from friends and family to make things right with Graham, but most of all he’ll need to find strength within himself to be honest about who he really is.
About the author:
CR Guiliano is an avid reader, which logically morphed into the love of writing. She writes in many genres, but is most happy writing the love between two men (or more!). She makes them work hard for their HEA and considers herself an expert in angst. CR finds her favorite form of writing is in serials, where she can continue to write about characters who have captured her heart and she hopes to have captured her readers’ as well.
You will usually find CR cuddled up to her laptop creating stories to entertain, inspire, and bring your emotions to the surface. CR has a huge warren of plot bunnies that is growing every day, and can’t wait to fill out each story idea and share them all with her readers.
CR was proudly nominated in the Goodreads Best Anthology Nominations and was thrilled to be included with the many talented writers from the same anthology.
CR is a committed advocate for the GLBTQ community and does her best to change society’s attitudes, one mind at a time. You can learn more about CR Guiliano and her stories at the following locations, and feel free to drop her line as she loves to hear from anyone interested in her or her writings:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CR-Guiliano-Author/243814592322136?ref=hl
Author blog: http://crguiliano-author.blogspot.com/
Works-in-progress blog: http://guilianowip.blogspot.com/