Deadly Ever After

The Writing Adventures of The Undead Duo–Julie Hutchings and Kristen Strassel

Happy Book Birthday, Secondhand Heart!

Aaaah!  It’s here!  There are so many steps to completing a book, and the release day always seems so far in the future. But it always sneaks up on me.

I’ve been talking a lot about this book lately, of course, and I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. This is a book of firsts for me. It’s my first contemporary romance. It’s also the book that made me decide to go totally indie. It’s scary to go in a completely new direction, but it’s really exciting, too.

SHH - Teaser 3

I hope you’ll check it out. It’s available on Kindle Unlimited, and of course, to own. If you like it, please tell a friend. All of your friends, actually. And a few strangers.  I’ll leave you with another excerpt, and later this week when I’m done with this movie (we’re finishing up with overnights, even tonight), I’ll be able to crack open some champagne!

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“I need to say this to you now, because if I’ve learned anything from this week, it’s that keeping my mouth shut is the worst kind of poison. The kind that festers and kills from within.” He walked towards me and took my hands in his. His felt clammy, he was nervous. “I love you. I love you because you’ve shown me what a real relationship is supposed to be like. I love you because you care about everyone else more than yourself. But I wish you could see in yourself what we all see in you. I love you because I knew you were scared as hell to take a chance on me, and you did it anyway. I love that you’re smart and funny, but you admit what you don’t know. I love you because you’re totally comfortable being you, and it’s sexy as hell. And I love you because I thought I was coming back home to die, basically, but I’ve never felt more alive than I have since I’ve met you.”

I didn’t think anything else could shock me this week. I had so many things I wanted to say right now, but as they crashed together in my head, they didn’t work when I tried to say them. “I love you, too.” His face brightened at my words. It was true, I loved him for some of the very same reasons he loved me. I always thought when I finally said it out loud, I’d feel like I was leaving Jordan behind, but I didn’t. He was coming along for the ride. And Cam was okay with that.

 

 

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