Woot! Nothing more exciting than release day! For the next few weeks, I'll be celebrating the April release of The Bridge Between, my mainstream/women's fiction novel.
It's especially dear to me because it's set in my hometown of Lambertville, NJ. Lambertville's a character in its own right, a media darling in real life. Articles about its art and antique shops have appeared in The New York Times, women's magazines, and The Travel Channel featured Mason's Bar in an episode. The fun thing about a mainstream is that it's not limited to one love story. :)
The unofficial blurb is:
Once, Jessie Moore had inexhaustible energy for her art, but after this past year, her art – like her life – feels out of focus. Working at the fledgling Philly Times newspaper with reporter Matt Cleary proves draining after their breakup. When a longtime friend dies of AIDS, Jessie travels to her hometown of Lambertville, NJ. At the funeral, she reconnects with her first love, Billy Black, who becomes a bridge back to the safety of her old life, and also to the origins of her inspiration. But Billy’s more lost than Jessie. Too often, he drowns his worries in beer, threatening to drag her down too. After she rekindles their affair, Matt’s jealousy confuses her. Before she can truly give herself to anyone, Jessie must learn to be true to herself.
I hope to have the blurb and excerpt finalized by next week. In the meantime, below are my six(ish) for this week. And thanks to everyone who's been stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm very grateful.
“ No. I definitely do not want you to go.” In a second, he was out of his chair, putting a CD on the boom box on the back doorstep. A mellow guitar tune melted the tension from the air. He held out his hand. “Let’s dance.”
With her hand in his, she was out of her chair and in his arms as if she’d swam to him.
If you'd like to see who starred in the video version playing in my head while I wrote, come back tomorrow!
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