sneak peeks

Change of Heart

Copyright © 2018 Jo Rain


CHAPTER ONE: Yeah what do I know

CHAPTER TWO: I know the feeling. 

CHAPTER THREE: Bumblebees. 

CHAPTER FOUR: What now? 

CHAPTER FIVE: I shook his hand. 

CHAPTER SIX: "Oh, my gracious...The Morgans!"

CHAPTER SEVEN:  This should be interesting.

CHAPTER EIGHT: My heart is not my own

CHAPTER NINE: "Moment of truth." 

CHAPTER TEN: By the way I'm not a vampire

CHAPTER ELEVEN: I'm finally feeling like I'm me

CHAPTER TWELVE: That was some dream

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: He knows my name

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Just kiss me already

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: When you know you know

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: A seashell maybe

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: No-that's where everybody hides

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Her religion

CHAPTER NINETEEN: If it's meant to be it'll be

CHAPTER TWENTY: Ramen noodles and kitty litter

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: You're my hero

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: Stay with me

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: Maybe I could use a drink

Heart's Desire

Copyright © 2015/2016 Jo Rain


CHAPTER ONE: Out of all the people in Montana…

CHAPTER TWO: We?

CHAPTER THREE: That might be true, but…

CHAPTER FOUR: Lucky me.

CHAPTER FIVE: Oh, and I’m gonna finish it.

CHAPTER SIX: A handshake isn’t gonna cut it.

CHAPTER SEVEN: On the line?

CHAPTER EIGHT: There it is.

CHAPTER NINE: Hart. Leah Hart. Shaken. Not stirred.

CHAPTER TEN: When in Rome, right?

CHAPTER ELEVEN: That was a close one.

CHAPTER TWELVE: It is what it is.

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: More surprises.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Hmm… Business time.

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: My fried green bean virginity?

CHAPTER SIXTEEN:…an interesting awakening

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Whada’ya in for?

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The less you know the better.

CHAPTER NINETEEN: We’re not saying bye.

CHAPTER TWENTY: Miss Hart.

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: What have I done?

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: Austin

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: Ethan

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: I’m so confused.

heart of the matter

Copyright © 2016 Jo Rain


CHAPTER ONE: The Aftertaste.

CHAPTER TWO: Let the battles begin.

CHAPTER THREE: What if I do this?

CHAPTER FOUR: You couldn’t have told me sooner?

CHAPTER FIVE: Oh, it’ll be a surprise no matter what.

CHAPTER SIX: The jig is up.

CHAPTER SEVEN: Such a gentleman.

CHAPTER EIGHT: Tell me something I don’t know.

CHAPTER NINE: I want to be a mermaid.

CHAPTER TEN: A vertical gymnast.

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Way to keep it professional!

CHAPTER TWELVE: The gooey cookie part.

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: A friend…

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: This was a mistake.

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: And the next ingredient is…

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: I knew it.

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Pizza’s like sex.

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Maybe a chainsaw.

CHAPTER NINETEEN: 10:30, we ride

CHAPTER TWENTY: The Outskirts.

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Here we go.

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: Fair enough.

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: Just let me explain!

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: Choose me.

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: I’m a sucky liar.

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: Love triangle gone wrong!

Halfhearted

Copyright © 2017 Jo Rain


CHAPTER ONE

He knew.

It didn’t happen in slow motion. It happened before I had time to deny it, before I could try to rationalize that it really didn’t happen at all. But it did happen. In that moment I died.

With an Open Heart

Copyright © 2017 Jo Rain


    The heart always wins the war over the mind.

    I guess it doesn’t always win, and sometimes it shouldn’t. But in my case it didn’t just win. It took control.

playlist inspired by the books

Leah Hart's Heart series

Him & Her: an Open Heart novel

Somebody to You

THE CHARACTERS

Write what you know...

finding the fact in the fiction

LEAH HART'S HEART SERIES
  • There's a weird cat character, named Fuzzy Amos. Well, I actually had a cat (which you can see his real picture above) named Fuzzy Amos. And he really did hump a pillow. Sadly, he is no longer with us, but will forever be remembered in my heart and in my books.
  • The pictures above, I used multiple real people features (like my husband's hair, eyebrows and shoulders for Austin) along with some celeb inspo and a lot of Photoshop drawing of my own (the faces, I had to sketch them until they would have the exact features I wanted).
  • I really did shake my husband's hand (then boyfriend), instead of kissing him...I also used the excuse that I had a cold, because I was too nervous to kiss him...But, hey, he still married me so...
  • My mother really can talk your ear off. (sorry Mom) She also paints extremely well. 
  • My dad talks loud with a cowboy accent at times.
  • My real-life best friend, however, is not like Minnie. Minnie is more of an alter ego of a non-shy, nosey, version of myself. (I can also have a heavy southern accent if I don't try hard not to)
  • My grandma, like Leah's, says the darndest things. (Yes, she has used the word "scrooby-doo" before, when pertaining to male parts. I mean, how could I come up with that?) BTW: do not get it confused with that famous great dane that solves mysteries, because Grandma's word has an R.
  • At a fair, one time in high school, I accidently ripped my jeans, showing part of my ass unknowingly until my boyfriend (now husband) decided to finally tell me.
  • Random and unprovoked "bitchy" moments always seem to happen...but I don't let them get to me. I instantly make note and write them down for a later use.
  • I've never driven from Montana to Outer Banks, just saying. But I totally would have when I was younger.
  • The flashback of Leah when she's in high school theater class, having to mime, did happened to me, as well as the dry heaves. And it was horrifying!


There are a lot of unexpected situations in my books that have happened to me in real life. I know we've all read a book, wondering how the author came up with certain things (because you know even though the author may not admit it, we all draw from some kind of inspiration, whether it's from our imagination or personal experiences). I mean, the majority of the stories I write are completely fabricated and fictional--I just thought it would be fun to let you in on a couple non-fictional details. But, of course, I won't be revealing every single one.