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T. Torrest

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March 15

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Judith McNaught, Judy Blume, Janet Evanovich

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T. Torrest is a romance and chick-lit author from the U.S.; her alter ego writes eroticomedy under the name T. Torrid. Her stories are geared toward readers of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.

Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik's cube for a laptop and her Catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. She's a pop-culture junkie, a movie aficionado, and an enthusiast of talking about herself in the third person. A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.

She also really digs it when she hears from readers, and is known to use words like "dig" in a non-sarcastic way. You can find out more about her books at her website: www
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T. Torrest Hi Divya! I don't have plans for a new book starring Trip and Layla. But as they are part of the Norman Saga, we'll get to see glimpses of their life…moreHi Divya! I don't have plans for a new book starring Trip and Layla. But as they are part of the Norman Saga, we'll get to see glimpses of their life in the background of future books.

In the meantime, here's a chapter from Valentine's Day 2014:
http://totallybookedblog.com/2015/02/...

and Christmas 2015:
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Thanks so much for reading their story! We haven't seen the last of these two yet!

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Calling all 80s girls!

Remember When you fell in love with Trip Wilmington?

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Well, in just one short week, he'll be back to steal your heart all over again.

TRIP is a new addition to the bestselling Remember When series. It's book 1 told entirely in his POV!

Have no fear--this is no copy/paste job. This is a brand new story that fills in the blanks during his and Layla's separation while still bring... Read more of this blog post »
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Remember When Remember When 2: The Sequel Remember When 3: The Finale TRIP
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"Trip's POV! Relived the story all over again."
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"I love Trip! I'm so glad we were able to get his POV! I would recommend this series to everybody."
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"Great companion to the Remember When trilogy...enjoyed getting Trip's POV even if it has been so long since I read the series that I don't recall much of Layla's! LOL"
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“As I bounded out the kitchen door, I saw everyone milling about in the driveway, attempting to cram all our worldly goods into their respective vehicles. Layla was leaning against her car, the sunlight bouncing off her dark brown hair, and I swear to God, the world around her disappeared. I had tunnel vision as I walked straight toward her, dropped my bag on the ground, and pulled her to me for a kiss. I was pretty sure all our friends were watching and I didn’t care. I always knew this girl was created to be in my arms. It was about time everyone else realized it, too.”
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" Jenni wrote: "There were so much good movies in the 80s but I really liked Harry and Sally :)"

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“As bad as my lips wanted to kiss her, my brain wouldn’t allow me to go through with it. Maybe it was the way her eyes were staring right through me. The way my heart was hammering out of my chest.
I never thought twice about it with other girls, but the thing was, Layla wasn’t just another girl. Something was different with her. Something that told me everything would change the first second our lips met. Not just everything between us, but everything in my life.”
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“You're beautiful. The kind of beautiful that doesn't go away. Do you even know how beautiful you are? Christ. Stop looking at me! Killing me. Do you know what that does to me? Seeing you look at me like you're half in love with me? Are you? If I write it does it make it true? So let it be written, so let it be done.”
T. Torrest, Remember When

“Are you there, God? It's me, Layla. I know I just jerked off some guy who is not even my boyfriend in the bathroom of this crappy, brown house. But if you could find a way to kill me quickly and painlessly within the next ten seconds, I promise to never touch another penis again. Well, I'll be dead, so, I guess I promise not to whore it up in heaven. Which, of course is where you'll be sending me, right? I mean I'd hate to think you'd deny me an eternity behind your pearly gates just because of one impetuous handjob. Thank you. Sincerely, Layla Warren. Amen.”
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“Be happy. Wherever you wind up. And know that I'll be thinking of you, wherever I am.”
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Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

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She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

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You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

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Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
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Krissy P (Kris) Thanks for the friendship fellow Jersey Girl. I loved Remember When. I was born and raised in South Jersey. I graduated high school in 1992. Your book brought back memories of my Aqua Net years and Merry- Go-Round where you could by those awful Z. Cavaricci pants and those Skids that look like clown pants, I had a few pairs of those. lol


Nia (Kantorka) Thanks for accepting the friend invite. I'm dying to know how everythings working out for Layla and Trip. I count on you to make them happy.
I have a lot of questions but think the upcoming book will be answering them.
Wish you a happy summer with the kids and after that we will all be here (no threat^^).


Aurora Smith I'm guessing that the question "When is book 3 coming out" makes you chuckle as much as my "Oh, you have 4 boys? When are you trying for your girl?"

Although, you have more control of yours and can provide the goods more than I can.

You're awesome.


Raquel Hi T, Thanks for the friendship. Just finished Remember When 1, OMG I loved it sooo much! I don't think there was anything I didn't like LOL It really brought me back to my high school days. :) Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.


message 3: by Jo

Jo Hi

thanks for adding me - I absolutely loved Remember When - it brought back lots of happy memories of my last year at school - ahhh the good old days!
cant wait to read book 2.


message 2: by T.

T. Torrest Hi Diane.
Thanks for writing! I'm glad you enjoyed the book.
I'll be sure to keep you updated about RW2.

Thanks again!
T


message 1: by Diane

Diane Thanks for accepting my friends invite. I really enjoyed Remember When and am looking forward to more from Layla :). I look forward to chatting books with you.


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