I got my first official professional book review for Losing You!! I’m thrilled with how it turned out too – with the exciting novels I’m working on right now, I’m psyched to see what the future holds.
Here’s an excerpt. Thanks Lisa! And btw, there IS a sequel with a third enstallment on the way. 🙂
Alexis and Lucas are the perfect couple. Their love is what every person dreams of. But Alexis finds herself in a rut, unable to fully commit to the permanence of the happily ever after. In an attempt to establish a more financially secure future, or maybe because she just wants to toy with the “what if”, Alexis lays her cards (literally) on the table in a high stakes poker game. She is not a loser. She never loses at cards. Until she does. The couple’s entire savings is depleted within minutes and Alexis suddenly realizes the grave error she has committed. With unexpected guidance from a complete stranger and the kind words of a friendly bartender, Alexis is reminded of the many reasons why life without Lucas would be unbearable.
In her short story Losing You, author PJ Haynie compresses an entire novel into a few short pages. Haynie’s vivid descriptions bring the reader face-to-face with the realities of what we do in the name of love and self-preservation. Losing You reeks of human emotion with which the reader will certainly relate. Her sentence structure is perfectly in tune with the brief story, creating a sense of novel proportions. Normally not a devotee of short stories, this reader was drawn into the very real circumstances of a relationship on the edge of break up. I felt like I was standing beside Alexis as she jumped from possible disaster to making the right decisions. I really, really enjoyed it. I hope the author will think about extending the story.
If you’d like a free copy of Losing You, please click the graphic below (and please leave a review on Amazon!) or, if you’ve already read it, pick up the sequel, Keeping You, here.