Beginnings

Hello friends! I realize I haven’t posted any writing on this blog in a long time, and it just so happens that I stumbled upon a piece of flash fiction on my computer the other day that I found rather interesting. So without further ado, I’m going to drop it down here for your entertainment.

Let me know what you think!

There’s a certain kind of beauty found in secrets that exists nowhere else. And maybe that’s what drew me to him; I could already tell he was full of them. Or maybe it was his boldness, and the way he was so completely unaware of it. Like he thought the rest of the world also had no problem just walking right up to the Queen of England and striking up a conversation. Ok, so maybe I’m not the Queen of England, but that’s beyond the point.

You know how some people just have sparkles in their eyes? Well, his were like that. Like miniature suns allowed to exist as a constant assurance for those who needed it that there was always a light shining somewhere, even in the darkest of nights. You would see his eyes and smile, there was nothing complicated or unsettling about it.

But there was something complicated and unsettling about him, probably the same things that drew me to him. He was so unaware of the rest of world, the way they saw him, the things they thought of him. He didn’t adhere to their conventions. He was different. He was a mess.

None of that mattered when my cheek was tucked in the crook of his neck, my eyelashes brushing his collarbone, another attempt to get as close to him as humanly possible, another attempt to distract myself from the nervous flutters in my stomach that matched those of my eyelashes. And I would be so entranced, listening to his heartbeat, tracing the curves of his arms and hands that I could always hear it when he smiled. There always came a sigh before it. One that to me, signified contentment, wonder, and all the power stored in those little moments that took your breath away. Then I’d smile against his chest, my fingers still dancing across the skin of his arms as I whispered, “I love you.” I could always feel him shiver then as if it ran through both of our spines.

“You’re better off without me.”

He always had this way of ruining the moment, making me feel like the girl who’d climbed onto his motorcycle that first day, desperately searching for something, somehow thinking a troubled boy on a secondhand motorcycle was the answer. Well he wasn’t, and we both knew it.

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HEART is FREE…for now

Hello friends! I wanted to let you all know that HEART is currently free!! However, it is only for this weekend. So if you’re interested in reading it, be sure to download it now because the price will go back up on Monday!

For those of you that do not have a kindle, you can download the Kindle App on your smartphone or computer (and lots of other devices) for free. So what are you waiting for? Whether you love HEART or you hate it, I appreciate all of you guys’ feedback, so please give it a chance and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading. Wishing you all the best Friday ever 🙂

Love,

Rose

HEART cover

*Click the cover image or the word HEART above to follow the download link.

HEART RELEASE (and teasers)

The day is finally here!! I’m so excited to be releasing HEART today. I want to say thank you to all of you who have helped make this happen by giving advice, helping publicize it, for following this blog, etc. I couldn’t have made it to this day without you all (holds Oscar up to the sky and wipes a delicate tear).

Anyway I’ve got teasers #4 and #5 for you all from the stories “We Met at Target” and “What Scares You.” I should also note that if you interested in finally reading some of How to Get Your Heart Broken there is a three-chapter excerpt included in this book!

OKAY here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011A4Z62G. The collection is only $.99! Buy it for yourself, gift it to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them, tell your friends and your weird uncle and your cat, shout it from the rooftops…

Okay, I’m done. I love you for reading this.

Rose

HEART We Met at Target Teaser HEART What Scares You Teaser

HEART: Teaser 1

Hello friends! As promised, I have a short teaser from HEART for you all. You can forward to two tomorrow and then the final three on Friday, to celebrate release day! This one is from the first story in the collection, which is called “The European Boy.” In case you missed it, check out yesterday‘s post for the official HEART Spotify playlist.That’s all for now, thanks for reading 🙂

Love,

Rose

HEART: The European Boy Teaser

Where Have You Been?

Hello friends!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but I’ve been doing pretty well with the other one! Anyone, I wanted to let you all know what I’ve been up to.

First of I started blogging for a digital magazine called Ennui. Yepee! I’m writing about all things related to books so check it out! One of the things I want to do on their is author interviews. So I am currently looking for YA authors that have recently published a work (both traditional published and self-published). So if you fit this description, be sure to comment below and maybe I can help you publicize your book!

In other news, I have dedicated this summer to writing (and being unemployed, obviously). I plan on finally releasing How to Get Your Heart BrokenI’m also working on writing another novel that I am REALLY excited about (more on that later)! And if you’ve visited my other blog, you will know that I’ve been working on an old manuscript of mine called Fallen.But RIGHT NOW, I’m fixin’ to release a short story collection called HEART. It’s coming VERY SOON (Jeez, I’m really sorry for abusing the ALL-CAPS but I just can’t contain my EXCITEMENT!). Anywho, HEART should be released in about a week. It’s a collection of romantic short stories in the young adult and new adult genre and it’s going to include an excerpt from How to Get Your Heart Broken. Of course, you all will be the first to know when it comes out, and I’ll probably spend the week bombarding you all with updates (forgive me). But get excited!!!!

Alright, that’s pretty much all I can think of for now. But I will talk to you all very soon, if you miss me be sure to visit me at my other blog. Or follow me on twitter, since I’m actually twittering pretty regularly now! Miracles do happen.

With love,

Rose

In Writing News

Hey lovely people! Just wanted to let you all know that the stories I previously posted excerpts for are officially live on Smashwords. The links are below if you’re interested in purchasing them (only $.99!!!). I am also participating in the Nano National Writing Month, so I will be trying to write 50,000 words by the end of November (eeekkkk!!!!)

If you purchase these stories  I’d love to know what you think, so leave a comment on this blog, or on Smashwords, or wherever your heart desires as long as I can find it 🙂

What Scares You: Story # 3

Hey guys! So this is an excerpt from the third story I am releasing tomorrow, it’s called “What Scares You.” If you’re interested in the others check out my previous posts, called “Loveless” and “We Met at Target.”

That-blurb-idk-the-name-of:

A bad date could just be the start of the night when everything changed. Drunk drivers, quiet bars, and unsolicited confessions create an epic formula that will either bring two strangers together or tear them apart; its only guarantee is how it will unravel them.

And here’s the excerpt:

“Siblings?” He asked, clearing his throat.

“An older brother,” she smiled, leaving the faraway world she’d been visiting before he called her back. “He just got married last summer. The girls a bitch-”

He let out a weird humph, some mixture of astonishment and a nervous laugh that almost made her regret what she’d said.

“But it’s true!” She protested.  She sighed and rolled her eyes, as if someone was forcing her to admit her fault, “But she helped him get his life together I guess and he’s happy…at least I think so. So good for them…I guess.”

“I hope that wasn’t your toast at the wedding,” he said, his eyes widening in fear.

“I didn’t get the chance to make one,” she said regretfully. She propped her chin up on her palm, and looked up at him for the briefest of seconds before fixing her eyes to his coaster. She had never dated anyone who used a coaster before. She was trying to decide if she liked it or not.

“Is there a story there?” He asked. He was too curious now to regret the way his voice betrayed his interest.

She smiled slowly, sadly, at the coaster, “Maybe I’ll tell you one day.”

She looked back at him. Her eyes were a warm, strange mixture. Chocolate with a hint of sunlight, sad and bright, he liked looking at them, though he couldn’t explain why.

“What about you?” She asked in a high voice, blinking the mystery away.

Thanks for reading! If you’re interested, you can buy my stories here.

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