Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Seven Years Bad Luck

When twenty-six year old Kathleen Cooper realizes that she forfeited her dreams and aspirations of becoming a lawyer after a brash decision to run off and marry the insanely charming Aidan Cooper, she decides to regain what she lost over the course of their seven-year relationship and start fresh.

With a renewed sense of hope and determination, she moves to a different city, lands a new job, and meets the handsome Benjamin Chase in a serendipitous way.

But even with all of these changes and hopes of gaining a new life, Kathleen is still not happy with the person she sees in the mirror staring back at her. She is an insomniac. She generally has bad luck in just about everything she attempts. She’s clumsy, and even if Prince Charming fell into her lap, she would likely push him in the opposite direction, for fear of getting hurt or worse, hurting someone else. This time she can’t blame any of these things on her bad luck or her destructive marriage. This time, it’s not her heart that’s in danger. This time, she has much more to lose and everything to gain.

Will she realize her mistakes in time to repair the damage? Will she be able to reverse her shattered self-image and discover true happiness? Will she ever find her way back to the person she was before seven years of bad luck?

“Oh and Aidan, don’t worry about not having me to keep your bed warm, you will always have that huge ass ego of yours to keep you company.”
       He sat back down on the couch with his mouth gaping wide in shock at my words. I didn’t even allow him the opportunity to respond. I spun around, snatched up my purse, and headed out the front door with thoughts of winner's circles, champagne, confetti, and Cheyenne on my mind. I couldn’t help but think about my seven years with him being nothing but bad luck. Like a curse of sorts. I asked myself what I could have possibly done to deserve this.
       Geez Kat! You must have really been a screw up in a past life. I chuckled out loud at that thought and drove away from the home I had made with Aidan feeling very liberated.
       Stressful months had passed and my split from Aidan went ahead full steam, I kept thinking about my less than good fortune in the Love Department. I came to the conclusion that my crap marriage was likely my own doing. They say if you break a mirror, you will have seven years of bad luck. I don’t think I had ever broken an actual mirror, but I definitely peered into a metaphorical mirror and saw myself reflected in true form. I was strong, willful, unbridled. I allowed the person who I knew as me, to be broken, shattered, and forgotten. My heart and soul had been beaten down into submission by circumstance and blinding lust. The person who I saw reflected after that was a distorted, lack luster impostor. My conclusion was that I deserved my bad luck for sacrificing myself.        Way to go Kat.

-Seven Years of Bad Luck by J.L. Mac

 J.L. Mac is twenty-six years old and currently resides in El Paso, Texas, where she enjoys living near her parents and siblings. She was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, until she married her husband in July of 2005. She has two young children and is married to a soldier in the United States Army. J.L. and her family have lived all over the United States and have enjoyed each new experience in each new place. J.L. admittedly has had a long and sordid love affair with the written word and has loved every minute of it. She drinks too many glasses of wine on occasion, and says way too many swear words to be considered “lady-like.” J.L. spends her free time reading, writing, and playing with her children.  

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