{Blog Tour} Spotlight + Guest Post + Giveaway: Heart Waves & Breaking Waves by Danielle Sibarium

Monday, February 18, 2013

Heart Waves
Title: Heart Waves (Heart Waves #1)
Author: Danielle Sibarium
Publisher: KFR Communications
Date of Publication: June 1, 2012

Jenna Kingsley has a gift. She knows things. With a simple touch she can pick up personal information from jewelry or objects. While at a neighbor’s party, a voice mesmerizes her. Jenna is momentarily frozen as a ring is placed in her hand. White electricity surges through her and a dire prediction is made. “It’s like Romeo and Juliet. You’re going to break my heart.”

From the moment they meet Jenna is enchanted and entranced with Reece Walton. She’s thrilled to learn he’s spending the summer two houses away from hers. Every moment they spend together is magical. But she can’t get the prediction out of her mind. As the summer draws to a close and secrets are revealed, can Jenna get past the fear of being left with a broken heart to live in the moment with Reece or will her fear of being hurt fulfill the prophecy?

Breaking Waves Title: Breaking Waves (Heart Waves #2)
Author: Danielle Sibarium
Publisher: KFR Communications
Date of Publication: January 10, 2013

From the moment they met, Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, but she never dreamed it would happen like this. Jenna is left shattered and broken. When life becomes too painful to deal with and she feels completely alone, there’s only one person to help her pick up the pieces and move on. The one person she doesn’t want to turn to. The one person she promised to stay away from. Tyler.

Can Jenna put aside everything she knows about him and let Tyler help heal her broken heart?

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Guest Post

I asked Danielle how she named her characters and here's her answer!

Names are important. Just like our shadow, they stay with us for our entire life, following us from place to place, setting a first impression. When naming my characters I try to use names that won’t dictate a specific time or place. In the Heart Waves Series, the names of the main characters were particularly important. Because I was using a Romeo and Juliet based instant romance, I wanted the main character’s names to begin with R & J.

I settled on Reece and Jenna early on. The names just worked for me. And then came Rebecca and finally Tyler. It wasn’t until I thought about changing Tyler’s name that I realized how much the Romeo and Juliet theme played into the names. Tyler and Tybalt were both rivals of Reece and Rome. And of course Rebecca and Rosiland, the girls that left our Reece and Romeo broken hearted. While the characters are different, and the Heart Waves Series is not a retelling of Romeo and Juliet, I wanted a tiny thread to keep them connected.

About Danielle Sibarium

Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince. 

Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.  

Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week. 

In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody. 

In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released Heart Waves and the second book in the Heart Waves series, Breaking Waves. 

Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

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