If You Believe by Mya O’Malley
Release date: November 18, 2014
Sometimes love only comes once in a lifetime. For some lucky people, it is possible to love again.
Melody and Jack had shared an unforgettable love story that abruptly came to an end. Melody, left picking up the pieces, finds herself alone years later, with no hope or desire to date again. With the holiday season approaching, Melody finds it particularly difficult to get Jack out of her thoughts.
Jack isn’t sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, but his mind is set on one thing only, finding a new love for Melody by Christmas Eve at midnight. Easier said than done, with many obstacles to tackle, Jack underestimates how difficult the task is. With conflicting emotions, Jack takes it upon himself to find a man for a woman he still loves.
With the clock ticking as the holidays approach, this charming story of finding love the second time around will have you laughing and crying, but ultimately, it will have you believing in true love.
Mya O’Malley Bio
Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.
Mya currently has two new releases: At First Sight, a contemporary romance about dating in the modern world, published by Astraea Press, and Where There is Love, a contemporary romance in which a woman struggles with past obstacles, ultimately faced with whether or not she will open her heart to love. Where There is Love is published with Solstice Publishing. Mya is excited to say that Astraea Press will be releasing her contemporary holiday paranormal romance titled If You Believe on November 18, 2014. Due to be released late January is The Calm After the Storm, published by TouchPoint Press. This novel is a contemporary romance taking place in the setting of Hurricane Sandy. The story revolves around the idea of a utility worker from Georgia falling in love with a woman in New York.
Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters. Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on her sixth novel.
Top Ten Favorite Movies
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- The Little Mermaid
- The Notebook
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Schindler’s List
- The Wizard of Oz
- The Green Mile
- P.S I Love You
Character Interview: Jack
Double Decker Books: It’s nice to have you here today, Jack. Can you tell us a little about your mission this holiday season?
Jack: Yes, first of all, I want to provide a bit of background. I was Melody’s husband and I died several years ago. Melody and I were very happy, planning for a bright future together. I’ve watched Melody from above and have witnessed and felt her pain as I see that she hasn’t moved on.
Double Decker Books: You mean she hasn’t met another man? Hasn’t fallen in love again?
Jack: Well, yes. But it’s so much more. The light has gone out of Melody’s eyes, her smile. She used to be happy, her smile contagious. It’s breaking my heart to see her so sad, I can’t move on until I see that Melody does.
Double Decker Books: Oh, that’s heartbreaking, Jack. I understand how hard this must be for you. So tell me, what is the plan?
Jack: (sighs) That’s where it gets really difficult for me. You see, I come down to Earth in disguise. I look completely different, I sound different. I tell Melody that my name is Oliver and work hard to befriend her.
Double Decker Books: Wow! You mean she has no idea that Oliver is really you?
Jack: Not at all, but she does seem to take notice of my eyes. You see, my eyes are the one thing that I couldn’t change. Melody and I become quite close as friends, but it hurts to be so close to her and not tell her that I love her, I can’t even hold her in my arms.
Double Decker Books: Why not? Not even as a good friend?
Jack: No, we had so much chemistry together in life that I felt a spark the one time I touched her, I fear that touching Melody would give away my true identity. I have such a short period of time left on Earth to make Melody happy again, to find a man for her to fall in love with.
Double Decker Books: Wait- did you say that you want to find a man for Melody?
Jack: Yes. It’s the only way that Melody can really move on. As difficult as it sounds, I need to help her fall in love by Christmas Eve at midnight.
Double Decker Books: What happens then?
Jack: My time is up, at that point I can never come back to Earth again.
Double Decker Books: It seems that you’ve got your work cut out for you. I can’t imagine how you’re going to feel, seeing your Melody with another man.
Jack: That part is going to be the hardest, but my love for Melody is selfless, I want my Melody to love again, to be happy again. I’m willing to do this for her, I’ll always love her and I know she feels the same. Melody has enough love in that big heart of hers to let love in and keep our memories alive. My wish for Christmas this year is for Melody to find herself again and let go of the hurt.
Double Decker Books: Thank you so much for joining us today, it was a pleasure to meet you. Jack, one last question. What is your Christmas wish? What do you want more than anything this holiday season?
Jack: I’m wishing for a Christmas miracle.