To say my life has been a little hectic lately would be an understatement. This week I worked two jobs (boo) began work on Chapter ten of my sequel, started rehearsals for Hedda Gabler, playing Hedda (’cause that’s how I role), getting ready for my first ever BOOK SIGNING on Saturday, and oh, submitting my novel for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (Got a novel? submit it here, but hurry time is not on your side).
They only accept 5,000 entries then narrow that down to 1000 based ONLY on your ‘Pitch’ (your 300 max description of your book).
Another author friend, Amy Miles, and she and I worked on our pitches all day. Here’s mine. Let me know what ya think.
Naya Adams has given up on feeling loved. A walking cliché, Naya lost her parents in a freak car accident at thirteen and has been living with her detached foster ‘adults’ ever since. When Naya enrolls in one of the most respected theatre programs in New England, she is more than eager to trade in her pain for the spotlight. College would finally be the fresh start she’d longed for.
Unfortunately for Naya, her high school boyfriend, and abuser, Seth, tags along–trapping her in the cycle of tarnished love.
Accustomed to emotional numbness, Naya enters her first acting class, unaware of what was waiting on the other side of the door: her Twin Flame. Rarer and more intense than soul mates, Twin Flames search for centuries looking for their other half. It is in another student, an olive-skinned and terribly scarred sophomore named Etash, that Naya will discover what being loved really means.
Although they both try to resist each other, their bond is ultimately too strong. Together they’ll learn that this is not the first time they have been pulled together, nor will it be their last.
But how will her abuser react to Naya’s new flame?
Pulled is told in both Naya’s and Etash’s points of view and is a 61,000 word-count mature young adult novel that explores self-worth. Although it is one of several novels in the master plan, it easily stands alone as its own story.