It’s not #TeaserTuesday, lovelies, but it is RELEASE DAY for ‘Just Breathe’ which I know you have all been waiting for since I have been sharing so many of the stories! You’re going to love it, I just know it. BUT! To tempt you with ‘Cocoon’ I’m sharing the teaser below which I only previously shared in my Dark Haven. Enjoy, and then 1-click!
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Without order, without the rules, she’ll go mad.
Amy has issues, but she’s organized her life in such a way that the Noise will never reach her again. No one understands it, understands her, except for the one who writes her messages with perfectly counted words. Equilibre, whose name is French for balance, made up of nine letters. Three times three.
And he wants her.
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At six o’clock the alarm goes off. Exactly three beeps before Amy reaches over to press the off button. The pale, oval pill on the bedside table is supposed to make it all stop — but it doesn’t work.
Still, every night she puts it there. One inch from the edge of the square coaster, lined up parallel to the lip of the table, with the two-thirds full glass of water exactly centered.
It is the first thing she puts in her body every morning. Supposedly, with enough of the pills piled up inside her, everything will stop.
The counting — counting — counting. The need for everything to be in the right place.
Getting out of bed seems pointless, but as the clock ticks to 6:01 the needle scratch inside her brain starts to grow. Finish the water, stand up, nine steps to the bathroom door.
She sets the empty glass down beside the toothbrush holder, exactly two-inches away. She used to have to measure it, carried a ruler around like a safety blanket, but that’s not necessary anymore.
Is that progress, or practice?
Dr. Lehey would have an answer, but it wouldn’t be one she wants to hear. It would be another round of questions about why things have to be this way. But if she had the answer, why would she need Dr. Lehey?
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Happy Release Day to everyone in the Just Breathe anthology! There are some amazingly good stories and I really hope you #oneclick. Not only are there good stories, the entire purchase price also is 100% for charity. 100% of the proceeds goes to To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Amazon: One click now!
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Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dangerously sexy and deviously dark romance. From BDSM, to Suspense, Dark Romance, and Thrillers—she writes it all. Always delivering a twisty, spine-tingling journey with the promise of a happily-ever-after.
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