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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sometimes it doesn’t end with happy ever after - Heart by Nicola Hudson

Release Date: November 28th, 2014

Description: 15+

Companion Stand-Alone of Curve

Sometimes it doesn’t end with happy ever after.

Neve believes Jake is the one. She is miles away from home, struggling to fit in at university and missing the people she loves. The only thing getting her through is the knowledge that Jake will be visiting for the weekend.

Jake believes he isn’t the one. His family and lifestyle mean he can’t give Neve what she deserves: so much more than him. He arrives for the weekend, knowing that he has to break her heart, along with his own.

Sometimes we make decisions and have to live with the consequences.

Each of them struggles to cope with the aftermath of the weekend. Each of them is unhappy. Each of them refuses to do something about it.
Sometimes it isn’t about a boy meeting a girl and falling in love; sometimes it is about what happens next.

Cass is seventeen and never been kissed, let alone touched, when two boys become interested in her. Flynn is the older brother of her best friend, yet Cass has never considered him as anything other than that. 
Rob is the school sports star and becomes obsessed with Cass when he loses a bet because of her. As the relationship between Cass and Flynn develops, Rob's interest becomes increasingly malevolent. 

One night changes Cass's life and threatens to destroy her relationship with Flynn, as well as her future.

It would be a sin for this book to get lost amongst the mass of new releases out now. Curve needs to shine through because it deserves it. So if you are looking for a Sunday afternoon read that will make you grin and glued to your screen... then I'd suggest Curve my Nicola Hudson. - Goodreads

EXCERPT



I walk in to the tattoo studio, not sure what to expect. After all, my last one had been done illegally, in the back room of a piercing place, as I was underage. I’d been lucky; it hadn’t turned out to be the complete disaster that some unprofessional tattoos were, and I’ve seen enough pictures on the internet to know it could have been a hell of a lot worse. But this time, it’s different. I’m not a kid anymore and this time I want it done properly. It’s the least she deserves.

By half past two, I am beginning to regret my decision. Maybe a sixteen-year-old’s sense of rebellion is a better pain suppressant than the paracetamol I took earlier, but, shit, this hurts more than I remember it doing last time. My arm is raised over my head so Dave can work on the underside and I’m tempted to tell him not to worry about that bit as it’s not that visible. Telling myself off for being such a pussy, I clench my fists and think about the reason for going through this.

Neve.
Myrtle.

In a weird way, this is about me proving I can take more pain than I am expecting her to cope with. This is real pain I can man up to. I have no defence in the face of the agony caused by the hundreds of thousands of shards I broke my heart into.

I was so naïve to think it would get easier as time passed. Every day, another ounce of doubt is added to the weight of the pain I carry wherever I go. If Neve is feeling even one-tenth of the pain I am, I will always hate myself for putting her through this.

Do I wish I had kept my mouth shut and not gone through with it? Definitely.

Do I wish she had got in touch in one of my weaker moments? Hell, yes.

Do I still believe it was the right thing to do? I don’t know.

Since almost breaking down when bloody Fix You by Coldplay came on the radio at one of the houses I was working on, I’m doing everything I can to keep myself out of pain’s way: listening to some god-awful thrash metal on my iPod and steering clear of Grace’s sympathetic glances, encouraging me to bear my soul.

Yet here I am, putting myself through this burning pain because it distracts me from the real pain that I can’t get rid of any other way.


About the author:
As well as being a writer, I love reading and reading about reading. My taste goes from Shakespeare to John Green...and much of what lies between! Dickens, check. Austen, check. Atwood, check.

Over Christmas 2012, I discovered the joy of new adult fiction and, inspired by Colleen Hoover and Tammara Webber, I decided to try my hand at writing my own NA novel.

I love the friendliness of the Indie writer community and have been overwhelmed by the support of followers interested in my journey. Please feel free to monitor my publishing progress via my Facebook page, Twitter or blog :-)

My first novel, Curve, was released in October 2013. My second novel, Heart, is a standalone companion to Curve and will be released in November 2014.

Author's Giveaway
To celebrate the release of HEART, Nicola Hudson is hosting a giveaway on her Facebook Page!
(1) Signed Print Copy of HEART (International)
(1) eBook Copy of HEART
(1) Nicola Hudson Swag Pack
(1) $20 Donation to the charity of your choice OR a $10 Amazon Gift Card
(1) $20 Donation to the charity of your choice OR a $5 Amazon Gift Card

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