There’s a pretty festive atmosphere in England today because of the Royal Wedding. I don’t think I’ll have time to watch it, but I love the Google Doodle of Harry and Meghan 🙂 My daughters’ schools have been doing all kind of things to get the kids excited about the wedding, even having the children write wedding advice for the couple which will be posted to the palace. Apparently, they did the same when William and Kate got married and received a photo of the couple from the Queen, so we’ll see what happens.
My daughter Rhema’s advice to Harry and Meghan was: ‘Don’t fall out. Forgive. Love each other.’ She’s seven years old. Pretty sound if you ask me 🙂
The Shadows (Paradise Lost 4) releases on Monday. (I will be abbreviating Paradise Lost to PL from now on in this post 🙂 ) So, I suppose I’d better give you some info about the book. The previous book, Sin City (PL3), ended on a pretty dramatic note, but worry not, you’ll be able to find out what happens next on Monday.
What’s new in this book?
Ooh, I’m glad you asked. A number of things. For one…
Yes, you finally get Hudson’s point of view in this book. You get to climb into his head and see stuff through his eyes. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll sympathize with him though. It just gives you some insight into how his mind works.
I love a good love triangle. Usually, however, both dudes in a love triangle are awesome so it’s hard for the girl to choose. Katie finds it hard to choose between Hudson and Man Number 2 for entirely different reasons. Actually, I’m skipping ahead to Torn (PL 5) now. The love triangle gets started in The Shadows, but it’s in Torn that things really heat up on the love triangle front.
I’m not quite sure why I just said ‘Man Number 2’ instead of just naming and shaming him. His name is Devin Lake. You met him in Sin City. Yes, he’s the dude who’s trying to get between Katie and Hudson. Torn (PL5) is out on pre-order already (Click Here to get it). I can’t wait for you to read it. But read The Shadows first of course. One step at a time guys. One step at a time. Here’s the cover though.
The cover is fabulous, as always. My husband just keeps outdoing himself. Torn is scheduled to release on May 31st. Mainly because you guys are on my back about releasing things quickly. Honestly, I slave over books for months, release them, but before I can relax and bask in the ‘new release glow’ I get emails saying ‘I’ve finished reading it, when’s the next one coming out’. Like, seriously, some of you people read really fast. How do you finish reading a book the same day it released??? It’s actually scary, because I don’t know how you do it. I can’t keep up. But these are good ‘problems’ to have. In fact, it’s not even a problem. It’s a blessing. Thank you for pushing me to work harder and faster.
From the Back Cover of The Shadows (PL4) – **releasing Monday**
The way Hudson treated Katie on their final day in Las Vegas was unforgivable. If Katie has any sense of pride, she’ll walk away and forget all about him. That is exactly what she intends to do. But Hudson has decided that he wants her forgiveness, and he’s working hard at it. It’s either Katie returns his constant text messages or he will continually fill her dorm with crazy numbers of bouquets.
Love is beautiful…Love is painful…
Hudson has been burned in the past. The last girl he gave his heart trampled all over it and he can’t forget the pain. Hudson knows his crazy behavior is toxic for both him and Katie, but what can he do to change? Go to therapy? Turn to God?
The last thing he wants is Devin Lake, the megastar singer who set his sights on Katie in Las Vegas, taking her off his hands. But he doesn’t know how to hold on to her. It seems everything he does just pushes her farther away.
A story of brokenness, healing, and God’s mercy.
Pre-order Now to find out what happens in the fourth installment of this Christian coming of age serial about two preacher’s kids who have lost their way 🙂 🙂 🙂
I don’t think I’ve ever given any quotes from an upcoming book before. The idea just popped into my head, so here goes. And they may not really be ‘key’, but ‘Key Quotes’ is a much better heading than simply ‘Quotes’ or ‘Quotes from the book’.
Katie: I frown. I still miss you…can’t stop thinking about you…heartbroken. Those are words of love. But Hudson is not in love with me. I don’t even know what exactly he wants.
Yes I do, I tell myself fiercely. He wants someone to have an angsty, on-off relationship with, where the emotions are high and flash from love to hate and then back again every five minutes.
Katie: Lots of people have whispered annoying so-called encouragements to me today:
God is in control.
Hold on to God, Katie.
God will get you through this.
If this is what happens when God is in control, then I don’t want Him in control.
Hudson: I wish I could give her more. I wish I could be more. But I’m afraid. And fear gets in the way of love—even when you don’t want it to.
Hudson: I fell for Paige hard and fast. I bared my soul to her after just a few months of dating. And that was the end of me and Paige. The day she left was the day I told myself I didn’t care about love anyway and would never let myself fall in love ever again. So why am I standing here in the middle of a busy train station, holding a bunch of pink peonies and staring into space over a woman?
Ro: “I know this is hard to hear, but life goes on, Katie. It has to. Make your mom proud by doing the things you should be doing, and doing them well. She’s in heaven right now, happy and having a blast with God and the angels. She’s joined the cloud of witnesses that are looking at us and cheering us on to live our lives in the right way. Don’t give her a reason to be sad in paradise.”
If you haven’t started this series yet, what are you waiting for? Get your copy of Hooked (PL1) now by clicking here.
Much love xx