Friday, May 17, 2013

A Few Updates

Thank you to all who've taken the time to write to me and let me know you're enjoying Tinder, my paranormal erotic novella now available on Amazon. I always love hearing from my readers, it absolutely makes my day.

This week I've been back at work on In Pieces, Christopher's story, which is the third book in my Firsts and Forever series.

Here's an interesting fact (at least to me): I've received more email about Christopher than about all my other characters combined. And I think that's why I'm struggling a bit in telling his story. I really want to get it right, for all the readers that already love him, and for all that will be meeting him for the first time in In Pieces.

So, while I continue to drag this out and make you suffer (lol!), here are a couple tidbits to tide you over. First of all, I've been messing with the book's cover, here's the latest iteration:

Not sure if this is better than the last version, or merely different. What do you think?

Next, I'm posting the following speech, which I wrote for Christopher when I first started working on this book. It may not appear in the finished novel. But it gives some insight into the character and explains where that title came from, so I thought you might enjoy it:

I live my life in pieces. 

There are all these different parts of me, parts I can’t bring together. There’s the hooker, the student, the artist, the best friend. The lost boy. 

Will the real Christopher Andrews please stand up? 

Nah, then again, don’t. 

This is my life right now. It doesn’t matter which of these is the real me. 

I’m a collection of fragments, bits of something broken, loosely scooped together in an open hand. And that’s the best I can hope for right now. The only way I can be. Yes, I exist in pieces, but I’m holding them together. 

I’m holding me together. 

And I’m getting through today.

Finally, I want to let you know that I'll be posting a sneak peek of the first chapter of In Pieces in the next few days. Check back here for the link.

Take care, friends!
Alexa xxoo