Simply put, I love this story. I started it not too long after I graduated from college in 2008. I was lost, I was in love, and I was fighting for independence. So, marks Loren Soto’s origins. At face value, she’s a scorned bitch who’s having difficulty getting over the fact that her first love is in love with her childhood friend. Hell, at the very beginning of the novel she’s watching them get married. Yes, it’s a love story: but it’s one with some bite to it. While Loren and Nicholas’ decade-long love affair comes to an end, she must decide if she can start anew with a fresh-face musician who’s just returned to town from an inexplicable hiatus.
Without say too much, I encourage you all to read it at your leisure and absorb it.
Loren is a smart, witty girl and gravely misunderstood. Her sexuality, her cursing and her drinking make for an interesting heroine.
Interested? Read some sample chapters below 🙂
I hope everyone is enjoying their November so far!
It’s officially National Novel Writing Month, and I’m working hard.
I started writing this in June after meticulously creating an outline, which I have since deviated from. Since then, I have written more than 100 pages of frantic, soul-biting prose, that will turn Brandon and Natalie into monsters.
Well, it’s not as dramatic as that, but you get the picture.
Brandon and Natalie will both turn into the types of people they used to judge once upon a time. And at this point in the writing process, I’m not really sure if I want them to go back.
I’ve also introduced a couple of new characters: one opinionated lesbian, and a spoiled rotten heir with a genius IQ. One of which will affect Natalie and her sense of self-control for the rest of her life.
A lot of this couldn’t have happened without the help of my closest friends who’ve listened to every single one of my ideas, and we’ve been brainstorming like crazy. This entire venture wouldn’t be possible without them.
While Skin Like Dawn highlights the endurance of Brandon and Natalie’s love now that they are married, I will essentially present it as a tragedy of sorts. With that type of love ushers a particular kind of exposure and pain. And although this is a sequel, it is intended to stand on its own.
This has been a 5-year endeavor, I am elated that it is finally taking shape.
In the event that you need to catch up before this book comes out, you can read its predecessor When You Come to Me for free!
Interested in learning more about National Novel Writing Month? Go Here!
And that’s an amazing thing to remember…
My novel, my baby, my love, When You Come to Me, not only highlights thrilling difficulties and blatant uncertainties of a first love, but it was my first completed novel. It was a wealthy composite of the things and people I’ve held near and dear my entire life.
And, to be perfectly honest, my biggest fear in writing it was that people wouldn’t understand it or wouldn’t like it or wouldn’t read it. I’m sure that’s one of the biggest obstacles that new authors face.
But once it was published, I was astonished at the reception I received, and how invested people felt in Brandon and Natalie’s story.
So it only makes sense that I continue my journey with this novel, in hopes of introducing as many new readers as possible.
With that I give you a new (and newly edited) iPad version with illustrations and fresher prose.
Enjoy on 5/4/2012 and spread the word 🙂
CAN’T WAIT AND NEED A PREVIEW? Here you go: Preview
I found this great articles, and it essentially alleviated all of my concerns regarding the poor writing and predictable plot of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.
Immediately makes us independent authors strive harder to make a quality finished product, I’m sure.
Read for yourselves!