Infinity_ Based on a True Story - Shanora Williams

Note From The Author

Note: this message to the reader is kind of long so bear with me!

If you are reading this, I want to tell you the true story on which I based this book.

I had a friend—a lovely and dear to me friend—that I am glad I ever had the pleasure of knowing.

She was kind, sweet, humble, beautiful, and so young, but she was also very, very sick.

I met her way before her cancer hit her.

Lung cancer is what it was, but oddly she’d never touched a cigarette, never smoked a day in her life.

It hit her hard five years ago, way before I ever started writing. Back when I was an amateur, at best. She was there for me through it all: through my tears when I released my first contemporary book that had the shittiest ratings ever; through my sorrow when I felt like I’d never get better as a writer.

When my son was born she sent me so many clothes and gifts for him, when she already had so many hospital bills piled up for herself.

She had two beautiful girls who were the light of her life and are doing well today, but I know they miss her so much.

I won’t mention her name because she asked me not to, but one of her main wishes was for me to write her a story. We FaceTimed almost every day and she’d toss around ideas and plots. She told me her husband took her to Paris as a gift for her birthday. Paris was her dream city. She was lucky to have gone before she found out about her cancer.

So I wrote this for her and I wanted her to be able to read this book before she passed away but, unfortunately, she didn’t get to read the entire thing.

She seemed so healthy and happy one day, but then the next she was gone.

She is now resting in peace, an angel in heaven, and this is a story that is based on the suffering she endured and the peace she finally acquired when it came down to fate.

I will tell you all that this book is VERY heavy, VERY deep, and VERY real. The disease in this novel is something I made up. It is NOT real. I also want you all to know that there is light at the end of this book. There is an HEA in the eyes of some.

She loved reading my books. She constantly badgered me for release dates and all of the little details. She loved reading about two men who pined after one girl in romance novels. She was huge on love triangles and second-chance romances, so I told her I would make a book involving those elements.

This story is very close and dear to me. I ALMOST didn’t share it because when she passed away, I was a complete mess.

I didn’t want to put it out there anymore. I wanted to hold off.

I was absent a lot last year before releasing Tainted Black because I felt like I’d failed her. But then I had a dream where she appeared while I was playing with my son and it was as if she had never left.

To this day I think I had that dream because she still wanted me to release “her” book.

So, I’m sharing this story I created in honor of her. I’m sharing it because she believed in me when I was nothing, but mainly because I will be donating half of the proceeds to her loving husband and gorgeous daughters.

If you are reading this, then thank you. I really hope you enjoy it and I hope you can take her wishes about this novel into consideration. This was how she wanted it to go. I just put her ideas on paper and ran with them.

Much love and BIG hugs,

Shanora

Dedicated to my loving, sweet, beautiful dear friend. I think about you every single day. I will never, in all my years, forget about you. I know you are having a great time up in heaven now.

Other Books by Shanora Williams

Standalones:

Tainted Black

BEWARE Series:

BEWARE

BEWARE 2: The Comeback

FireNine Series:

Who He Is (#1)

Who We Are (#2)

Who I Am (#3)

Who I’m Becoming (#4)

Hard to Resist Series

Hard to Resist

Hard to Hold On

Hard to Forget (1.5)

Sweet Promise Serial Series

Sudden Desires (#1)

Sudden Flames (#2) - Releasing in March!

Doomsday Love

(A Second Chance Fighter Romance) will be releasing in May, 2016!

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