Have a listen to …..’The Blower’s Daughter’ by Damien Rice……
and take a visit to X and M’s world…..
So I’ve been toying with writing a slightly more ‘mature’ version of the first three books in my Y.A Series. I decided to do it and I’ve been reworking my manuscript. I have removed the first three books in the Y.A series from everywhere and hopefully in the very near future I’ll have ‘WAITING FOR A FALL’ . There’s also a new title for the first three books in this book. I had all three books in my combo pack as, ‘YOUNG ANNABELLE SERIES: YA, TTAJ, WMHW, but that book is also no more.
This isn’t a new book, it’s the same three books, reworked, ‘mature’ style. Is angsty more mature? You know what else is more mature…..past bedtime stuff.
Anyways it’ll be out in December. But if you have the first three books already this isn’t necessary for you delve into.
Not rated ‘R’ but yeah…..at least 17 and up.
Check out the cover for ‘WAITING FOR A FALL’, It took me forever.
Let’s listen to ‘Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe’ by Jessie Ware and venture into XB’s World….4…. right now..
He leaned in closer, his face a few inches from mine. His eyelids opened and for a moment, I was lost in a hurricane. With the tip of his index finger, he outlined my lip. “That’s my territory.”
My lips were on fire. “Go fuck yourself.” I whispered as he moved his fingers towards my forehead, where a few strands of hair that were covering my eyes are pushed to the side.
“Only if we’re together.” He whispered. I jerked my chin upwards, trying to show defiance, but his fingers slid down my cheek.
“Go screw yourself.” I whispered as he caressed my jawline.
“Again, only together.” He whispered and fell to his back, lying to my side.
I pushed myself up and leaned over him, using my left hand to support my weight. “Then why don’t you drop dead.”
He leaned the side of his head next to my hand, rubbing his warm cheek against my skin while his eyes closed. “And again, only together.” He murmured, barely coherent.
Bending the arm held captive by his cheek, I rested the side of my face against his chest. “Together?” I murmured, using my right hand to clear his forehead of messy hair.
He dipped his head down, my fingers trailing down his jawline. He lifted his head off my left hand and opened his eyes, blue swirls alive with the ferocity of lightening. “Always.”
I started writing Always Wanted in early 2012 and initially it was intended to be a straight forward romance, but things changed after I put the manuscript aside for a few months to work on YA. I know weird, YA and XB Series, who the fuck is this author. She wants to write Young Adult and Romance….crazy F’d up romance by the way.
Now if I had to classify ‘Always Wanted’ in an official category it would be in Comedy, black comedy. It’s not supposed to be funny, but it is, whether you wanted to laugh or not…and I bet you did. Sure some parts are gross for the average vanilla ‘virgin’ eyed reader, but personally I’ve read worse and have laughed even at that. I would never classify Xander Barns under the same category as Prince Charming. NO WAY! But that doesn’t mean Xander isn’t a nice guy, he’s just a little bit kooky.
Okay a lot, but still. What you see is what you get with him.
Okay that was a lie too!
He’s a shady, sketchy fuck who takes pleasure in making the people around him squirm…and I kind of love that about him.
Here’s another bit of info, the original title for ‘Always Wanted’ was ‘4Scoops’, and I don’t know why I chose that title originally either.
January 2013, I was sitting on the couch with my fiancé, I was working on the manuscript and he was watching a movie. I put my headphones on and worked on the scene where Xander surprised Marisa at the Inn and I was about to take it ‘there’ where they’d do the deed and fall for one another and yadaayadaaaa yadaaaa……sex, love, problems….life…happy ending…
But then something hit me, I didn’t want to the story to be ‘FSOG’ ish. I was like, what the fuck could I do to make things a little more interesting.
I don’t know how I came up with the underwear thing, all I know is as I typed it in I spent the next fifteen minutes laughing quietly to myself. I told my fiancé what I had done and he was in shock. But he knows me, and I’m a bit crazy anyways, so the shock wore off quickly and he laughed too.
I can understand if you were really into the story at that point and expected things to turn out a certain way that you’d be angry.
Hell, after the book was released for a couple of weeks, it was like I set off an angry mob.
Romance Novel Rule 101, you never EVER fuck with the reader, not when they’re into the story and they’re expecting things to turn….sizzling. NOT WEIRD!
Which is exactly what I did. Sometimes I don’t know why I did it either…sometimes…not all the time.
FUCK this WRITER! HoW dARe she….she fucked with our ROMANCE!!!! We wanted the hot billionaire guy and the poor beautiful cashier girl who came from a shitty family. He was supposed to come in and save her from her shit….well he did…sort of.
The fun way!
But even though he did save her, he was still creepy and for most people it was a turn off. Maybe he’s not supposed to be her charming rugged knight or her gorgeous shining prince.
Or maybe he is.
Even though Xander Barns is a creepy perverted menace who has a tiny underwear fetish….I think he’s funny, and charming in his own weird….really weird way.
Sometimes we’re all a little bit weird……CERTIFIED WEIRD!
And proud of it!
Okay that’s it for now.
Next I’ll explain some things about…Ms. Kensington….and her ‘words’….by the way when I wrote ‘I need you to lose today’, I read it out loud to my fiancé and when I looked up he was in shock.
I bet he was thinking…. “Am I really going to marry this girl?”
Me: “You bet you are!”