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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The One Woman by Laura May - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Laura May and her new book, “The One Woman,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Laura and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

The One Woman

by Laura May


GENRE:   LGBTQ+ Romance



Right Person. Wrong timing.

Julie manipulates what the eye can’t see as a graphic designer but no matter what lens she uses, her life and her relationship with her boyfriend Mark remain mundane. Until she meets Ann. Ann is successful, beautiful, and charismatic. Julie can’t deny the spark during their chance meeting. When their present entwines once again in Barcelona the spark is impossible to extinguish. When tragedy strikes, Julie must decide between her devotion to Mark and her love for Ann. Can true love survive when the timing is all wrong?



We took our seats towards the back. I was so nervous I was going to faint. Good, at least I would not need to endure this hell for long. I stared forward at the seat in front of me, paralyzed. I am going to die here, played on a loop in my head.

Something warm touched my hand, I looked down and through the fog I saw Julie's hand squeezing mine.

"Breathe," she told me. She was calm. "You are brave—"

And it started. Momentarily, I was pressed deep into the seat. Julie screamed but didn't let go of my hand. A great force made it hard to even take a breath.

As we rushed up, I glanced down. It was so high my poor hammering heart skipped a beat. Now we were on the top, and the wind was freezing here. In the next second, we were falling.

Now, I screamed. Everyone screamed. It made it easier. Julie was not holding me anymore; she clutched me. And we were down. My heart had never beaten so fast in my life.

I turned to Julie, feeling like we were running on pure adrenaline. Time stopped as I drowned in her pools of caramel. She was breathing hard, and I felt her grazing my hand up and down with her thumb. I looked down, but she quickly removed her hand.

"You did it," she said breathlessly.


She closed her eyes, the sun shining on her face, and again I couldn't take my eyes off her. Thank God I stopped for the red light; she was a dangerous distraction to have in the car. She opened her eyes and looked at me, her smile tugging at the corners of her lips.

I heard the honk from the back; the light had switched to green some time ago. I pressed the gas, and we giggled.

As the car hit the highway, we immediately got stuck in a traffic jam.

"It's like this almost all the time here, don't worry. We shouldn't be here long. We’ll probably be home in twenty minutes," I assured her.

"I don’t worry," Julie said, touching my hand on the steering wheel. We were not moving at all.

I watched mesmerized by how she took my hand and how she entwined her fingers with mine. Her touch sent jolts of pure energy through my body. I had waited for her, and I would always wait for her. She looked directly at me, her liquid caramel eyes pausing my heart. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement.

"We need to move," she said, breaking the spell.

Damn it, the road. The traffic moved faster and moments later, we were speeding down the highway again. Julie left her hand on my knee, tracing circles. She was talking about work, how it and books had saved her sanity during the last week.

"With each passing day, it was physically painful to stay so far from you," Julie sighed.



Overcoming Writing Obstacles

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

~ Ernest Hemingway

I don’t know why this quote came to my mind, but when sometimes writing is joy and pure creative energy sipping from your fingertips to the keyboard, sometimes it truly feels like bleeding on the page.

There can be two types of bleeding: when you pour your heart on the page, when your characters hurt and you bleed with them. The second is when you are stuck. And this stuck part happens to everyone. Many pages can fly by, and you are elated, and then BOOM!


Only a tumbleweed slowly rolling in the vast desert of your mind.

You don’t need any help when the story is on the tips of your fingers. You need help believing in yourself and the story you are telling in the moments of ringing silence.

It’s easy to stop. That’s why I think it’s important to push yourself the most when you are stuck like this. Write, even if it’s bad, continue the story. There is always room for editing.

The next major obstacle of writing is time. We never have enough of it. Setting a definite amount of time, daily (!), to write will help. Choose the time and show each day on the page at that exact time. Be strict with your writing schedule, guard it as a lion. Because if you won’t, who will?



Laura May is a pseudonym of a Ukrainian-American author. Laura lived in Kyiv till her mid-twenties. Now she can be found traveling around the world. The One Woman is her debut novel published by Creative James Media.











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  1. Thank you for hosting The One Woman 💕

    1. Laura ~ Absolutely, my pleasure :) It is so great to have you here!! :) Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! :)