#Inconsequential (Book 2 of J+P series) #ebook will be #free to #download Thursday November 20 – Friday November 21.
In Book 2, Perry is beginning her second year of #college. She is excited to see her friends and do her best to get the grades needed to get into the school of Life Sciences. The school is very competitive and her #domineering parents have told her that if she fails, she will be taken out of college and be brought back home. This is not an option for Perry.
She also is finding her self in a #LoveTriangle. She struggles with knowing how to have #HealthyRelationships when all she knows is what her #abusive past has taught her. Can she love and be loved? Will it get in her way of a successful school year and her continued freedom from her abusive family?
The answer to that is 3 words…I don’t know.
But here is why I chose the titles I did for my 3 one word titles.
Tethered – to be attached to another object
In the Tethered (book 1 of J+P series) novel, Perry is finding her way at college. But she comes from a home where emotional and verbal abuse are the norm. Her parents are enmeshed in her life and control her like a marionette. She is Tethered to her parents, no matter how many miles separate them.
Inconsequential – of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial.
Inconsequential (book 2 of J+P series) follows Perry as she inches closer to freedom and becoming untethered. But she soon learns that what she wants or needs is Inconsequential to her parents.
Rarity -something esteemed or interesting in being rare, uncommon, or curious
Rarity (a stand alone novel) deals with a teen diagnosed with a rare collagen disorder that makes their bodies very fragile and can be fatal. Other examples of Rarity in the book include the male character being charismatic and crossing all clique boundaries and also the courage to love unconditionally and take the good and bad days. As a teen it is easy to care just about yourself and how others perceive you. It is also a risk to embrace the unknown, which Brogen is faced with.
If you throw a handful of rocks in the pond, you hope to make a few ripples. I contacted 3 book agents about Rarity. You pretty much give them a short blurb about yourself and your story and hope they ask for more. I know I need to contact about 200 more because most authors get tons of rejects. I’m not looking to sign on for life…I would just like a professional push for Rarity, especially since a large portion of the profits will be donated to vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome research. http://www.ehlersdanlosnetwork.org/donations.html The more money it makes, the bigger donation. It’s hard for me to try this new route of distribution…I want to release Rarity TODAY! But if I am shopping book agents…I need to wait. From what I read…most publishers don’t look at a book unless it’s presented to them by a book agent.
In other exciting news, the library in my childhood hometown invited me and 11 other authors to speak on an author panel and sell our books at the library. I was honored to receive this invitation and will be attending in October. It’s strange going from “stay at home mom” to an author that presents to students occasionally and being invited to be on a panel. Strange but exciting.