“I’d had enough last night. I had wept the tears of yet another reminder of how I hadn’t been enough to keep his attention, how I was old hate, boring, old and unattractive to him. And that she was everything else.
I woke with a feeling of weariness. Did I want to keep going? Did I want to walk away and just start fresh in life? This was hard. So hard and my heart was in tatters from all that happened. Plus, we didn’t do anything together, not even sex. Was there really anything left to save?
Plus, he didn’t want to hear it anymore. Months of grieving while he changed everything about him, and he was fed up, too. I saw it had started to wear on him with hia yelling at me.
But something else has struck me with waking: I wanted us. He’d shown me a man Id always wanted and it was worth fighting for. I truly had been one foot in since the affair, and I had to get serious.
Six hours of research later, I had a plan. It would start with gratitude. I resented him so deeply for changing my view of him, for hurting me, for being so selfish. I despised the man he had been. I was disgusted by him.
But the new him, I was grateful for. I could express that.”
Long time, no see!
I’ve had a number of things that have kept me away including finishing a MS in Psychology and a total life overhaul. I won’t bore you with the details because, in short, I simply owe an apology to all those who’ve been so patient and checked on me repeatedly. And I am sincerely sorry for the detour. I never expected that to become so life consuming (along with all the other mess that happened).
But I’m back now just as fast as I could get back. I finished the last graduate school class last Sunday, and what a relief! The good news is, I know more than ever that my heart lies in crafting fiction (and I have some new tricks up my sleeve thanks to the psych classes). I’ve missed it and you guys dearly.
On a small side note, I also finished writing the next installment of Blood & Sex. *grins* Yes, I finally did it this week. I can’t give you the release date yet because there is some editing left to be done, but I can tell you that “Tori” is the title. (Yes, ladies and gents, she has her very own book among the guys.)
Since everything else in my life is changing, I’ve decided to add all my work to this site under all names. I’ll be adding things under both writing names here from now on and making it easier to find all of my material. I also have outlines of a few other stories drafted and ready for writing. Who’s ready for another story?
There isn’t a lot I can tell right now, but I wanted to give you all a headsup. In early November, there will be a Release Extravaganza (not just a party) organized with Bitten By Booksto celebrate Dorian going into print on Amazon.
There will be bigger gifts than I’ve ever given (and one I would love to keep). I will also be doing interviews. If we’re lucky, one of the characters may even stop by. 😉
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I received an email this morning from a reader who was a bit shocked and upset by the story line for Tori in vol 4: Dorian, which released last week. I wanted to say something to everyone who may be feeling the same.
First, I’m flattered that people love the characters as much as I do!!
Second, don’t be discouraged by Tori’s struggle. The story is told from LeAnne’s perspective. Being her best friend, she sees Tori’s softer and weaker side. Also, Tori is in a dark place. As is Michael. They are all going through a tough time but….
Tori will have huge life changes in Vol 5, which I’m already working on. The Tori we all love is not gone. Trust me 😉
If you haven’t read 4, go grab a copy here and chime in. I’d love to hear your thoughts, but please put spoiler alerts if you reveal details.
Well, the next installment in the serious has been turned in to the editor and will be coming soon. I can’t wait to see what you all think about who dies, who is comatose, and who is missing in the end.
The story revolves around LeAnne & Dorian, both of which are new to town. Dorian is an assassin sent to kill one of the group, and LeAnne is Tori’s childhood bestie.
There will be at least two more stories, which is perhaps more obvious in this story than the others. The next one will, as I have it planned right now, center around a heroine we have already covered. I think we need to start a message board where we can discuss this without spilling the surprises. What do you think? Would you join a message board if we set one up?