Friday, November 6, 2015

Taylor W. Law's Return to Me Interview, Blitz & Giveaway

Finding herself means losing everything she knows...
Return to Me
by Taylor W. Law


Publication Date: October 14, 2015
Publisher: TWL Publishing
ISBN-10: 1518625886
ISBN-13: 978-1518625886
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Paperback: 166 pages - eBook: 117 pages

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Finding herself means losing everything she knows...

An empty-nested southern woman has her life turned on its head after an encounter with a young student from halfway around the world.

~A novella inspired by true events ~


Jill Edwards is just now learning the true definition of an empty nest. With her only child deployed in Iraq and her husband always gone on business, she finds herself often alone and awfully bored. Worse, it's getting harder and harder for Jill to relate to the other housewives of Faithville, the little Christian college town she calls home.

Luckily, salvation comes in September.

Every year, Jill gets her only glimpse outside of Faithville when Faithville University welcomes its international students. This year, when one of these students moves in across the street, she’s surprised to find herself unusually drawn to the intriguing, athletic young man from half a world away.

As their unusual friendship develops, Jill discovers parts unknown within her soul - wild desires never before entertained. Awakening her long dormant hunger for life seems to be exactly the thrill she needs, but she soon finds herself on a journey that not only challenges her faith, but life as she knows it.

Return to Me is inspired by true events observed and experienced by the author during a pivotal tenure in rural North Carolina.



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Return to Me
Salvation takes many forms. For Jill Edwards there was the journey through Hell to take and the uncertainty of the route she was taking. Was Jill condemning herself to a life of lies and guilt or was she finally freeing her soul to find what joys life can share? What has Sean done to her, freed her or become just another prison for her heart?

Welcome to Faithville, a small Christian college town where everyone knows everyone else and students come and go in a never ending cycle that gives comfort to many, while fueling discontent and deceit in others.

Debut author, Taylor W. Law is starting out at the top of my hidden gem pile with his must-read novel, Return to Me where one high profile woman suffers from an empty nest and an empty heart. Her daughter is grown, her husband is rarely home and the repetition of putting on a good front has finally worn Jill down. After a devastating discovery, she dares to live life on the edge when one college boy kindles a spark of life in her once dead soul. Follow her journey as she wars with her conscience, her heart and the mirror in front of her that dares to taunt her with a promise of better things to come. Will she break every vow and standard she has set for herself for a young man half her age or will she wither away to keep up appearances in a marriage that died long ago?

Do you like women’s fiction with no holds barred? Where the age difference barrier is smashed and becomes irrelevant? Where the hearts and thoughts are laid bare and you can’t help but feel for the characters? Jill can be almost childlike with her dreams of travel, of feeling free and enjoying life. When truths are revealed, Jill learns that love knows no bounds when it’s real, and there is no shame accepting love freely given, no matter how unlikely the source.

Keep your eye out for Taylor W. Law, his voice in the literary world is making some strong statements.


1. Tell us about Taylor W. Law, the person, not the author.

I work in entertainment, mostly tv and music. I actually wear many different hats. Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. Before writing this book, I was recording two singles, but then the whole collaboration turned out to be a disaster. The older I get, the more I feel like I need to have a true voice in my work. It’s getting harder and harder for me to say yes to projects where I can't be myself, like being told to use a certain voice to sing my songs or being forced to make "little" changes to the song here and there that ultimately completely changed what I had written to begin with. After awhile, I asked myself what the hell am I doing?

I’m grateful my friends encouraged me to write after hearing a story I shared with them. I always have so many thoughts in my mind, and now I feel like I have finally found a channel to share them.

This is the first time I feel like the work is honest enough that I can genuinely have a conversation with the audience, in this case, the readers. I have a couple friends that told me that they never thought that Return to Me was the type of story I would write. In the past, I felt like a lot of my messages got diluted in the whole process, but Return to Me gave me a chance to share a very personal story and very personal feelings.

2. Tell us at least three things about you that cannot be found online

When it comes to food, I love everything fried. Before becoming a vegetarian (more of a pescatarian), I used to love fried chicken ... a lot. It was tough at first, but I recently found that the baked mushrooms from Trader Joe’s are a great substitution. The texture is the closest to fried chicken.

When it comes to embarrassing moments, I have one that is up there...I was preparing dinner for some guests and had chopped up some jalapeƱos and then forgotten about it. Then I went to the bathroom...it burned so bad that my guests ended up figuring out what happened. Lesson learned - use gloves when dealing with jalapeƱos.

When I’m not working, you can find me cooking in the kitchen. My schedule can be crazy; cooking calms me down. There's probably why you see a lot of food scenes in Return to Me.

3. How does being a published author feel, now that you have your first book out?

I really had to muster up the courage to write Return to Me and I debated for awhile whether I should do it with a pen name or not. But because this is inspired by a true story, I knew that staying behind the scenes would allow me to be the most honest with Jill and Sean's story.

Having the book out and receiving the tremendous feedback from both readers and fellow authors has been such a humbling experience. And I’m happy to say many of them have become friends.

Reader reactions have really been incredible. People have been so generous with sharing their reactions, feelings, and personal stories with me. Some have told me they feel like someone out there understands them and that the story gives them hope.

To me, the feelings I get when I see these messages are indescribable. Knowing someone is willing to spend the time reading my book means the world to me.

4. Do you have anything in the works for readers?

I have been working on two books, but I’m temporarily putting them on hold so I can focus on promoting Return to Me.

I'm hoping to launch something fun by the end of this year. It’s still a work in progress and I'm having a lot of fun planning it. I can’t really share what it is yet, but it’s definitely something worth looking forward to. If you liked the book, please go to www.TaylorWLaw.com to sign up for my mailing list. I will be making more announcements there!




Taylor W. Law works in the television world in New York City. Storytelling has always been a core part of his job, but the notion of writing a book had never really crossed his mind.

His interest in writing was sparked after casually sharing a story with his co-workers in the office cafeteria. He was encouraged to write it down, and since then, hasn’t stopped writing.

Taylor’s first romance novel, Return to Me, launched in early October.

When Taylor is not working, he enjoys cooking up a storm in his kitchen or hopping on a train down to North Carolina for some quiet time.

A wise friend once told him: “A good story can heal a wounded past.”  



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32 comments:

  1. Will we ever know what happened AFTER for these two?

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    1. Dear Dianne, Thank you so much for such a wonderful post! It's a joy to know readers are interested in finding out what would happen to the characters! Something is definitely brewing in the kitchen; I can't wait to share it when it's finished! ~Taylor

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  2. I don't know if I believe in one true love or not. I myself haven't experienced it. I hope I do one day.

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    1. Dear Kimberly, I hope you find your true love one day…remember that true love comes in many ways, and even though you have yet to experience it, it could well be waiting for you in the future :)

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  3. I don't believe in a one true love in real life. It takes work, compromise and determination to make "true love" work. But I do enjoy reading about it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Dear Erin, True love is accepting, forgiving, and giving. I agree with you. It takes work, a lot of work. 


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  4. I've seen this book around and was curious about it. So glad to have found your review of it. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. Thank you! Dianne did such an amazing job with the review. I'm truly grateful. I hope you will give the book a try! 



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  5. I don't believe we have one true love that heals but I do think we have one love that is "the love of my life" type of feeling. We can love many times throughout our lives but there is one love that stands out as the strongest.

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    1. Dear Jo-Anne, I hope that the one love that stands out for you continues to stay strong.


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  6. I would LIKE to believe in that one true love thing but I'm too much of a cynic really...

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    1. Dear Patanne, True love sometimes only exists if you choose to believe in it.

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  7. I totally believe in true love, it is definitely the strongest love we feel

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    1. Congratulations Lilian! Would love to hear about your strongest love and how you nurture it. 



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    1. Sometimes you just need to keep believing.

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  9. I believe that true love can heal..

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    1. Faith is what we are talking about! Hugs!

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  10. I absolutely believe in one true love that heals! <3 My husband & I are proof of that. :)

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    1. That's beautiful, Maari! Congratulations! Wish you many more years of happiness together. I would love to know how do you keep your love strong? 



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  11. Of course I believe a true love can heal. I bought this ebook a couple weeks ago and didn't read yet, will read soon. Great review.

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    1. Thank you, Mirela! That means a lot. I hope you enjoy reading the book.

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  12. I believe that true love can help improve the hurts but not sure if it heals all...can't wait to find my true love and hope it helps improve my hurts

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    1. Dear Jamie, I believe if one wants to feel true love, he or she will have to first experience heartbreak. You have done the tough part. Here’s to hoping you will soon find your true love. xxx

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  13. I believe true love can heal but only if the person(s) involved wants it too.

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  14. I don't know if i believe in true love can heal.

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    1. Dear Kim, I wish you all the happiness in life!

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  15. I believe that true love can heal. I see that every time when I look at my parents. They endured so many struggles and are still together. I hope one day I'll find that, too.

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    1. Hello Butterfly Mentions! I hope you are able to find someone who cares and loves you very soon! Sending you love from NYC.

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