Happy Wednesday! And Happy National Coming Out Day. If you or someone you love is coming out today, many hugs and welcome.
I’m down to less than a month until Keeping the Faith is out. If you want to, feel free to fill out this form and join my release day fun. No requirements to do anything except post the book info, but there are options for more if you like.
Since I’m no longer actively writing Drumbeat, I’m temporarily retiring it. Once it gets close to release time, I’ll post snippets of it on Saturdays for the Rainbow Snippets blog hop.
Today, I’m posting something new. I have two projects going: Minuet, the last part of the main Notes from Boston series. (I plan to continue writing in this world in a different capacity; all completely stand-alone but with “guest appearances” by characters from the main series.) My other project is Tree of Life. This is a companion book/sequel to An Act of Devotion.
Tree of Life is not a romance. Several people suggested after AAOD that one of the side characters, Luke, needed his HEA. At first, I thought I might let him have a love story, but by the time I got around to this, I was feeling done with writing romantic themes/plots. Still, Luke wouldn’t leave me alone. So I’m giving him a different sort of HEA. This is from the first chapter.
WIPmath: 10/11/2017 = 11 sentences for the 11th.
Luke stares at the crinkled paper spread out on the table in front of him. He’s read it enough times to have it memorized. More than a year after he left his ex, Greg sent it to him through the college where Luke was taking classes at the time. The words run together, twisting in Luke’s brain around his last memories of Greg.
This isn’t the letter where I beg your forgiveness and ask you to take me back. It’s not the letter where you tell me it’s all right and that you’ll come home to me. It’s the one where I tell you I need help, and I’m getting it. This is the last time you’ll hear from me. I hope you have a good life, wherever you go from here.
They haven’t seen each other since, and true to his word, Greg hasn’t contacted him again in any other way even though Luke is certain he’s out of prison by now. With a heavy sigh, Luke refolds the crumpled page and stuffs it back into the scrapbook where he keeps it.
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