Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Finding Autumn (Falling for Autumn #1.5)

Finding Autumn is coming along and I expect the novella to be released in July. Finding Autumn will be Blake's POV of Falling for Autumn. It will also include bonus chapters taking place after the final pages of the book. Below is an unedited excerpt BUT proceed with caution. MAJOR SPOILERS if you have yet to read Falling for Autumn.

“Were you crying?”
She swiped her hands across her face before narrowing her eyes. “Yes, and my tolerance for your bullshit is at an all time low tonight. I don’t know how you got the idea that I’ve given you an open invitation to come to my dorm room whenever you like. It’s rude to me and my roommate.”
“Do you want to tell me why you’re crying?”
She didn’t have to say it because I already knew. She had found out about Thomas’s release. As I looked at her, stared at this beautiful girl crying, a dark rage built inside of me. I hated my stepfather—hated that he had done something so horrible to someone who was so impossibly good. I had been a fool to believe my stepdad’s version and I could admit it to myself now. Autumn was never a liar. She had trusted Thomas in the same way I had and paid the price for her kindness.
“Do you want me to leave?” 
Please say no, I silently begged as an innate need arose inside my core to help her. I may not have broken her, but I had to shoulder some responsibility for her pain. I’d been one of her accusers—believing the worst instead of facing the truth. Loving someone evil was a small burden compared to what she’d faced.
A hiccupped sob escaped her lips and I could see the way she was trying to keep it all in. In the past two years, how many times had she been forced to hold back her emotions? She had been vilified despite the fact she was the victim. She needed to know my truth—but not tonight. Tonight, she needed a friend.