Hi there, Brandon Spark here! I’m a contemporary romance author who, in case you were wondering, is not related to a certain author of a similar name. I’m also not real, not in the living and breathing sense of the word. Before I confuse you anymore, let me tell you that I jumped from my creator’s brain to take over her blog post today.
Yes, I’m a fictional character who lives and breathes inside Liwen Y. Ho’s imagination—and what an interesting and crammed place it is. I see many doors in here with names on them. There’s one with mine on it, but unfortunately, it’s locked. I’m guessing Liwen is still working on my story and isn’t ready for me to peek inside yet. I get it though; I’m an author myself, and know how tricky plotting can be. Since I can’t talk about my story with you today, I thought I’d tell you about my brother Aiden’s.
Let me give you a little background on my family. We have two loving parents who brought us up in a stable and warm Christian home. There are five of us boys: Aiden, myself, Colin, Darren, and Evan. My mom was an elementary teacher who taught the ABC’s all day long, so when it came time to name us, she did it the only way she knew how—alphabetically.
Even though we all had a pretty great childhood, life hit Aiden hard when he was a teenager. Long story short, he lost his first love to cancer. This was also around the time his boy band career was taking off. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Aiden’s a bit of a celebrity. He’s always thrived in the spotlight, both in the past as a pop singer and now as a college professor. Yeah, it’s a bit of an understatement to say the ladies love him. Even though singing was his passion, he gave it up when Mandy passed away. He almost gave up on God, too. But God never gave up on him. My brothers and I didn’t either. We’d been praying for him for a decade and waiting for him to pull through his grief.
That’s when Abby came into the picture. The first time I met her, I’ll admit she scared me a little. (I get shy around women in general though.) Over time, however, I discovered how well she complements Aiden and how much she loves the guy. Like really loves him. And he loves her. Sure, they had to figure out a lot of things before they got to this point, but they’re proof that love conquers all. That might sound cheesy, but hey, I’m a romance author, I can say cheesy things.
As a lover of all things romance, I highly encourage you to check out Aiden and Abby’s story in A Single Spark.
All the Spark brothers make an appearance in this book, so you’ll get a glimpse into our different personalities and lives. After you read the story, maybe you can help me figure out who I’ll end up with.
Thanks, everyone, for reading Brandon’s guest post today. He heard how busy I was with my new release, and also figuring out the details of his story, so he graciously offered to help me out. (I think this is his subtle way of telling me to start writing his book!)
Do you agree with him that love conquers all? What are your favorite quotes about love? Please share them in the comments below!