I am presently at 35,000 words and am headed toward the magic number 55,000 that would turn it into a full-length novel. So, what's the story about?
Well, here's another lovely tease:
“Aren’t you going to fucking respond?” She was taunting me and enjoying it. Her chest rose and fell with gaining speed. I could make out the points of her nipples through her shirt.
I swallowed my food and sipped from my wine glass. I’d missed the familiarity of pushing Livvie’s buttons. I didn’t want to hurt her. I’d vowed not to hurt her again. It didn’t mean I had to become a pussy. “You want a response, Kitten?” Fear flickered just behind her angry stare. She shivered before she could stop it. -- Epilogue: The Dark Duet, Chapter 5, by CJ Roberts
I have to confess that I'm really enjoying my writing during this one. Not only do I get to explore Caleb's perspective, but I also get to tell a character-centered story.
Both Caleb and Livvie are having a difficult time trusting each other outside the dangerous world that thrust them together. Caleb is trying to discover a new side of himself while Livvie has also evolved from the person we knew. It's a process filled with many tumultuous emotions.
Panic lingered in my chest, but I had grown accustomed to the nightmares. I am nothing if not adaptable. What I found more frightening than the dream was the voice in my head telling me I’d never let Livvie go. Mine. Mine forever.
If you’re sighing with contentment, you’re either one sick fuck or you don’t grasp the seriousness of the situation. While I no longer kill, I am a killer. A killer in love is a very dangerous thing. -- Epilogue: The Dark Duet, Chapter 3, by CJ Roberts
There is significantly less 'plot' to this installment of Caleb and Livvie's story, but what remains is a twisted tale about coping with the past in order to enjoy the present. It's about finding hope for the future.
Anyway, I've been in touch with Amazon and as soon as I finish my rough draft this month, they have agreed to put the ebook version of Epilogue: The Dark Duet up for pre-sale! I DO plan on having it available in paperback, but they won't be available until I return from SFINE. Look for it around June 19th. I'll post links as soon as they are set up.
Again, thanks for your continued support. You rock!