Today, I'm sharing a bit of a "teaser" from my upcoming release, "Dusk". This snippet comes from pretty early in the book, when our main character, Zoe, has a nasty hangover after a night of underage drinking with two of her classmates. At one point in her process of waking up, she imagines a hot guy in her bedroom, sitting on her beanbag. (At least, she THINKS she's imagined him!) When she looks back at the beanbag only to find him gone, she's a bit disappointed... and it triggers an even more intense emotional reaction. Enjoy!
Glancing at my beanbag, I half hoped to find my dark-headed guy again. Of course, he was not there. Just as well. If I’d been drunk enough to bring home some random guy I’d be in way more trouble than I already was. Dad would’ve freaked out to find a guy in my bedroom.
And just like that, the ache returned and settled like a ton of concrete on my chest. Dad couldn’t freak out anymore, because he was dead. And the truth was, after everything that had happened before he died, I wouldn’t have listened to him anyway.
Simultaneous guilt and grief was a nasty combination.
Will Zoe ever be able to overcome the tragedy that rocked her family, or will self-destructive behavior ruin her young life before she even has a chance to begin?
"Dusk" will release in January 2014, with a ton of fun stuff, including several giveaways! And don't forget to sign up to receive my BRAND NEW newsletter! The first edition comes out the end of January, and I have a special prize to giveaway to one lucky subscriber! You can sign up simply by entering your email address on the right sidebar (just under my picture).
Happy reading & writing!