FACADE releases one week from today! I can't believe it. I'm so excited for this release. Adrian owns my heart. My bestie, Wendy Higgins and I were chatting about the three guys from my Games series: Colt, Adrian and Maddox. Wendy said, and I agree with her that Colt is the "realest" of the three. He says what's on his mind, good or bad. He never expected to fall for Chey but when he did, he didn't run. I love that about him. And Adrian... he's the "deepest". There's a lot going on beneath the surface that you don't see. He takes a lot in and he sees the world in the way that a lot of people don't take the time to do. I know I've shared this teaser before, but this is an example of what I mean:
Cheyenne’s eyes get big when she sees the wrap on my hand. “What happened?”
Colt looks at it, too, before his eyes find me. It’s different than the look his girl gives me. She’s all concern and with Colt I see the worry, rimmed with a dull, sad blue. It’s crazy the things people see if they take the time to look. If they don’t only go skin-deep and try to find their way below the surface. In a lot of ways, Colt’s a prick. People will look at him and that’s all they see.
They don’t know the guy who has more balls than I ever will. The one who didn’t run when his mom was dying. Who stayed and would have burned the whole fucking world to the ground if it would have saved her because she meant more to him than himself or anything else. I never could have stayed and now I just keep running. Maybe not physically anymore, but my mind and heart are backpacking through the darkest corners of the world trying to get farther and farther away.
What would have happened if one, just one fucking teacher or neighbor or anyone would have opened their eyes? Would have looked deep into that quiet kid I used to be to find the war that raged around inside me?
Maybe…just maybe things would have been different.
So that’s what I see when I look at him. That dull, sad blue because I take the time to look below the surface.
So yeah... that's my Adrian. And Maddox? Well, I don't know if I can tell you who he is yet... LOL. It starts with a "s".
I got an incredible review from Literati Book Reviews on FACADE today and I wanted to share an excerpt of it with you. I got goosebumps when I read it and I'm honored the reviewer loved it so much.
"This is a story of life, loss, understanding, and forgiveness. It is a story written with such eloquence that the words will flow off the written pages and seep into your mind and wrap around your heart.
The character development is written on such a deep, intense, emotional level that you almost believe that if the characters were cut, you may bleed."
See the full review HERE.
Don't forget to preorder your copy! I hope you all love it.
That's all from me for now. I leave tonight for Orlando with the family. We're doing all sorts of fun family stuff before I sign at Book Bash this weekend! Can't wait to enjoy some family time and then meet some readers!
Also, if you didn't see my exciting news, scroll down to the next post :)