Friday, February 13, 2015

You'll Say Yes is now available!!

After a long wait, my second e-book, You'll Say Yes, finally out. Go check the 'Where To Buy' section for purchasing link. The Kindle format will be ready in a few hours.

Thank you and join Abby for her journey :)


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chapter 1 preview of You'll Say Yes

Okay...so, as promised here's Chapter 1 of You'll Say Yes.



Chapter 1

The Memories and The Beginning


I’m Abigail Annabel Bennett, but please call me Abby.

I didn’t consider myself beautiful or popular in high school or in college, but I did have some good friends. I had blue eyes and dark brown hair, my skin was pale no matter if I was in the sun or not.

When I was six years old, my parents divorced, so I spent my childhood with my mother. When I was in high school, she had gotten remarried; a football player, Steven Thompson. And so, as the selfless person that I am, I decided to give them some privacy; I moved in with my father. I lived with him until I graduated high school. I then moved to Long Beach, Washington.

I thought moving back to my childhood town would be good for me, but I was wrong.

Yes, I had my best friends, Melinda Reyes and Stella Miller. Melinda was brunette just like me while Stella had dark hair. I knew Stella and her boyfriend, Evan Wilson, since our childhood. Evan was a handsome man with light brown hair. They were really good friends of mine. But Joshua Walsh, one of Evan’s friends, was not a friend.

The whole population at Long Beach High knew him.

He was gorgeous with brown, reddish hair, a perfect body, and hazel eyes. His father was a doctor in the local hospital, his mother was an architect. He was smart, but had a reputation for having a different girl on his arm every week. How the girls would end up on his arm, I would never know.

When I started my first year of high school, Joshua followed me around for a week. I didn’t know what his problem was. During that time, he started asking me questions about things like my favorite childhood game or my favorite cookies. Sometimes he looked at me deeply, like he was trying to decipher my thoughts or memorize my face. It was creepy.

I tried to be polite, even though I received a lot of glares from some popular girls because he was following me around.

All hell broke loose when I refused to be his date to the Spring Dance. I refused him because I saw him making out with some blonde bimbo in the hall just before he asked me.

He avoided me, after the refusal, then spreaded rumors and lies about me. Do you think that was the worst part? Of course not! He spread the worst part of my secret. He said I was a sleep talker. How he found out, I would never know. Only my parents knew about this, and there was no way Joshua would of ask my parents. I didn’t date in high school. Especially not after my fight with Joshua. That was seven years ago.

I went to Dartmouth after I graduated high school and received a degree in English Literature.

I didn’t see or hear about Joshua since high school. Stella, Melinda, and I remained best friends and kept in contact. Stella worked as an editor for a fashion magazine in New York and Melinda worked as a teacher in Long Beach.

I walked to my office on a warm Monday morning--not that I didn't have a car--I did. My old black Honda, it still worked. I never used it for work, but I did use it on the weekends to the grocery store, to the bookstore, or just hanging around at the park. I worked at a local publishing company in Seattle as a junior editor. I really loved my job because I had a chance to read new books before they were published and I had opportunities to meet with some outstanding authors. I hoped I could be like them someday.

My office was a second home for me. I spent the majority of my time in front of my computer; to the point that I had to use my reading glasses to prevent my eyes from being exhausted.

My phone started ringing as soon as I sat down in my chair.

"Abby Bennett. How may I help you?"

"Abby, honey. How are you?" My mother's voice chimed in from the other side of the phone.

I smiled. "Hi, Mom. I'm fine, just arrived at my desk. How are you and Steven?" I started my computer and began to open some files.

I heard her laugh. "Oh, Steven is fine. He says hi. Um…Abby, do you think you could visit your dad this weekend?"

I stopped what I was doing and furrowed my eyebrows. "Is there something wrong with Dad?"

"No, no, there's nothing wrong with your father, honey. It's just...there is a thing that we as a family have to settle."

"A thing? Mom, can you be a little more specific?"

"Well..." she sounds nervous.

"Mom, what is going on?"

She exhaled. "Abby, you’re getting engaged."

I nearly fell out of my chair. "Mom! What did you do? What is this? The 18th century? I can find my own husband!" My outburst gained some glances from my co-workers, but I didn't care.

"Abby, please calm down, this is not your father's intention or mine, but it was the boy who asked your father to marry you when you turned twenty-eight years old."

I slapped my forehead with my free hand. "Fantastic. A boy asked to marry me when I turn twenty-eight. Great. Do I know this boy?"

My mother cleared her throat. "Yes, you do, honey."

Silence.

"Who is he then?"

"Joshua Walsh."


You'll Say Yes will be out on February 14, 2015.

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

The title for my next romance e-book, "You'll Say Yes"

Synopsis for my next romance, "You'll Say Yes"

"Abby, will you marry me someday?"

Abigail Bennett and Joshua Walsh had been friends since they were kids. Following her parents' divorce, Abby moved away with her mother, leaving her good friend behind. Before she left, Abby made a promise with Joshua to one day become his wife. Years later, Abby moves back in with her father, and encounters her old friend. The friendship they once had is seemingly forgotten as Joshua treats Abby harshly, causing her to develop ill feelings toward him. When they meet again for a high school reunion, Abby is reminded of the promise, and what she thought was just a harmless agreement becomes so much more.

Coming on February 2015.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thinking about my writing prospect

Today is the day when ABNA (Amazon's writing contest) announced for the second round. I submitted my future second ebook to them and as I predicted, I didn't make it. It's not a surprise for me. I mean...English is not my first language, how can I compete with those who speak and live with English 24/7?

I also think about my writing prospect. Looks like best seller is far from my reach (my first ebook is the clear example). But, I already made a  promise to myself to publish my second ebook and after that, I have no idea. Perhaps writing fanfiction or original fiction published on Fictionpress is my choice.