Photo by Lisa
“It’s not what it once was,” I said. We stared at the run down house, trying to imagine it in its prime.
I blinked back tears at the gaping windows and falling roof and porch overgrown with weeds. This wasn’t how it was supposed to be.
You placed your arm around me and I tried to stop shaking. As you squeezed me tighter, heaving sobs surfaced and I buried my face in your chest. I soaked the front of your shirt with my tears.
“It’s okay,” you murmured in my ear. Over and over, a mantra I clung to. I wanted so badly to believe you, but I knew it would never be okay.
They say you can never go home again. I finally believe it.
Congratulations to Brenda Drake on the release of her new book cover! Brenda is more than generous with her time, organizing multiple writing contests throughout the year. Not only does her new novel sound great, the cover is amazing, too!
by Brenda Drake
Release Date: 10/13/15
Entangled Teen: Crave
Summary from Goodreads:
Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person’s fate.
Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday—and Reese’s is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death…only to find the one person who can save him.
Aster doesn’t know that the hot Dutch guy she’s just met needs her help–or that he’s about to die.
But worst of all…she doesn’t know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.
About the Author
Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school until her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores,and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
Cover Reveal Organized by:
YA Bound Book Tours
I’ve missed writing on here, but I’ve been trying to find a new apartment to move to. The one I’m currently in isn’t working out and it’s time to move on. Needless to say, I’ve been stressed out.
After weeks of fruitless searching, I finally found a place. I’m looking forward to moving in the next couple weeks.
In other news, I am gearing up to enter Pitch Wars, hosted by Brenda Drake, with my completed manuscript. I’ve maybe, possibly developed a contest addiction. Someone help.
I’ve also been working on my new work-in-progress. It’s really rough, but that’s what first drafts are for. You can’t fix something that doesn’t exist!
How is life treating all of you?