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Read Chapter Three of Lost Then Found!

Hi everyone!

Chapter Three of Lost Then Found has been posted to Wattpad!

Click HERE to read it.

And click HERE to read last month’s chapter, Chapter Two.

Here’s the Chapter Song:

My friends don’t walk, they run
Skinny dip in rabbit holes for fun
Popping, popping balloons with guns, getting high off helium
We paint white roses red,
Each shade from a different person’s head
This dream, dream is a killer
Getting drunk with a blue caterpillar
I’m peeling the skin off my face
‘Cause I really hate being safe
The normals, they make me afraid
The crazies, they make me feel sane
I’m nuts, baby, I’m mad,
The craziest friend that you’ve ever had
You think I’m psycho, you think I’m gone
Tell the psychiatrist something is wrong
Over the bend, entirely bonkers
You like me best when I’m off my rocker
Tell you a secret, I’m not alarmed
So what if I’m crazy? The best people are
All the best people are crazy, all the best people are

Mostly I picked this song because SOMEONE does some crazy shit at the end of Chapter Three and I imagine Alex is thinking something along the lines of “Is this chick nuts?”

To which I’m sure she would say, “Uh, yeah, kinda.”

The chapter preview for Chapter Four will be posted in two weeks, right here and also on my Facebook page which can be found HERE.

Chapter Four will be posted in April 2016. No that does not mean April 1st, 2016 at exactly 12:00AM. It’s a SUPER FUCKING LONG chapter and a LOT OF AWESOME STUFF HAPPENS and I’m REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT IF YOU COULDN’T TELL BY MY USE OF CAPS.

Anyway, thanks again to everyone for reading and for voting and commenting!

Also thanks to my lovely betas, Res and Andrea, who are super fucking helpful and my writing would be a shit show without them.

See you in two weeks!

-Taleth

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Lost Then Found: Chapter Three Sneak Peek

Aaaand I’m back with a sneak peek for you guys!

Here’s a snippet from Lost Then Found‘s Chapter Three 😉

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“Alex.” It was Laura’s soft voice. She was sitting on the edge of the bed, her hand lifting and resting on Alex’s forehead. Her soft fingers felt cool against Alex’s skin, and the blonde woman let out a hum to show that she was awake.

“I feel like I got run over by a truck,” Alex mumbled, letting out a slow breath as she felt Laura run slender fingers through her blonde hair. “That feels nice,” Alex said, feeling sleep pull at her once again.

“What happened to you?” Laura asked, and Alex had never heard such a tone in the girl’s voice before. Alex opened her eyes to peer at her. Laura’s pretty copper eyes were filled with tears as she poured over Alex’s face, her other hand gingerly reaching forward to feel over the bruises on Alex’s face. “What did they do to you?” She was choked up, and Alex worried that she might start crying, really crying, at any minute.

Laura,” Alex cooed, managing to sit up against the headboard despite it sending shockwaves through her abdomen. She winced in pain and grunted, her hand lifting to rest over her stomach. She took a few deep breaths and then put on a mask. She offered Laura a small, fake smile and reached forward to cup Laura’s face. “I don’t look that bad, do I?”

Laura smiled and let out a giggle despite the tears beginning to spill over her cheeks. She placed her own hand over Alex’s, turning her warm cheek into the woman’s palm, her eyes fluttering closed as if to relish the sensation of skin on skin.

Blue eyes were fixated on the concern etched on Laura’s pretty face. Alex hadn’t known that getting hurt would have had such an effect on her friend. “Where’s Gabe?” Alex asked, glancing around the dark room again.

***

There you have it!

Stay tuned for the actual chapter, which is set to be posted sometime in early March 😉

Until next time!

-Taleth

Chapter Two Of Lost Then Found

Hey guys!

Just a heads up that Chapter Two of Lost Then Found has been posted to my Wattpad account and can be read by clicking HERE.

This is a super long chapter. Almost 18K words and 40 pages in Microsoft Word. A lot of stuff happens that I obviously can’t tell you about because you have to go read it!

Here is the Chapter Two song:

Fav lines:

Stupidly think you had it under control
Strapped down to something that you don’t understand
Don’t know what you were getting yourself into
You should have known
Secretly, I think you knew

Please let me know what you think of the chapter 🙂

Chapter Three will be posted in March 2016, but expect the chapter preview in around 2 weeks.

Thanks to Res and Andrea for beta’ing this super long chapter in record time!

And thanks you you guys for reading!

-Taleth

 

Read It Now: Lost Then Found Chapter One

Hi everyone!

Long time no see. Just dropping by to let you know that the first chapter of Lost Then Found has been posted. You can read it by clicking HERE.

Lost Then Found

Let me know what you think! And check back here in a few weeks for a snippet of chapter two!

Oh and here’s the chapter song:

Tell me this song isn’t perfect.

Ten Fun Facts About The Upcoming Sequel to Alex’s Girl

As most of you know by now, Alex’s Girl has come to an end. About a month ago I posted an “Epilogue” and then revealed that the epilogue is, in fact, actually just the first few pages of the sequel! I called it an Epilogue so as to surprise you unsuspecting readers with the sequel announcement at the end 😉 and it totally worked. Once I post chapter one of the sequel, I will retitle “Epilogue” to “Book Two Teaser,” which is more accurate.

Obviously I’m really excited about this new project! I love writing, and it’s always nice having a ‘project’ for me to work on when I have some free time. I’m also absolutely thrilled to have finally finished something… I’ve started many stories and have never finished them, so I think it’s a good sign that I’ve finally learned to not give up and to see a story through to the end.

What’s in store for Alex’s Girl? Well, I’ll be re-reading it (for the billionth time), editing it, changing some things, and then sending it off to get edited by a professional and maybe see about getting it self-published as some people have expressed interest in owning a physical copy, which might be a neat idea if Wattpad ever crashes or something. Not sure about that yet, but we’ll see. It will definitely take some time because I’m much more interested in writing than I am in editing. Editing is boring.

As for the awaited sequel… well, here are some quick facts about it, to hold you guys over until I actually post it!

Ten Fun Facts about the Upcoming Sequel to Alex’s Girl:

  1. The working title is, Lost Then Found. It’s cheesy as hell, but nothing is worse than ‘Alex’s Girl.’ Also that’s a direct line from AG (bonus points to whoever can find the chapter  that it’s in.)
  2. This is sort of related to the previous fact: The first thing Alex ever says to Val is, “Are you… lost?” The first thing Val says to Alex in the sequel is, “Found you.” We’ve come full circle!
  3. I will post the sequel when I’ve written the first five chapters. I’m doing this so that it gives me time to write more chapters without making you guys wait too long between updates. I’d ideally like to update on a schedule, posting one chapter per month. If I have five chapters finished when I post, that gives me 5 months to focus on writing more chapters without pressure.
  4. Yes, we will hear about what Val has been up to this entire time.
  5. Yes, we will find out what is going on between Alex and Laura.
  6. Yes, we will see the return of some characters from Alex’s Girl. 
  7. Unlike Alex’s Girl, which was heavily focused on Val, Lost Then Found will be more Alex-centric.
  8. There will be no first-person POV chapters. The entire story will be written in third-person. That does not mean, however, that I will never write a first person POV drabble anyway and post it here for shits and gigs.
  9. The plot of Lost then Found will delve much deeper into mafia stuff and “powerful rival families” drama than Alex’s Girl did. Alex’s Girl certainly set up for both of these things.
  10. Here’s the current cover:

Lost Then Found

One day I’ll get both covers changed to something else (the models used for the Alex’s Girl cover actually really bother me… Alex’s model has a man-chin and Val’s model is some saucy latina), but both covers cost me $10 each so I can’t really complain.

I also just wanted to take a minute to thank you guys for reading Alex’s Girl and sticking by it even when I hadn’t updated it in over a year. Writing that story was quite the journey, there were times where I wasn’t sure if I’d ever finish it… but I’m lucky to have such awesome readers who waited patiently for me and showed me constant support by sending me thoughtful messages and leaving me encouraging comments.

Also, thank you for showing such an amazing amount of support for the sequel! I was beyond happy to see just how much everyone was in favor of a sequel, and just how excited it made everyone. Knowing that you guys are excited about it is what makes me eager to get these first five chapters done as fast as possible so I can see your reactions (pretty much my favorite part of writing is reading your comments.)

Anyway, enough sappy stuff. The next time I post here will probably be to announce that I’ve posed the sequel, although if you are following me then you will already know the second that I do.

Hope you all have been enjoying your summer 🙂

Best,

Taleth

Read the Epilogue of Alex’s Girl!

Hey guys!

So to read the final update to Alex’s Girl CLICK HERE.

There’s a surprise at the end 😉

Some other news:

Here’s the new cover image for Alex’s Girl. I loved the old one more, to be honest, but this looks more like a book cover and as a marketing person, well, I gotta do what I gotta do. Let me know what you think!

Alex's Girl Book Cover

Not sure why it’s so small. Probably because he only sent me ‘Wattpad cover’ dimensions which… is actually a problem as I kind of would like it bigger as well. Oh well, better send that dude an Email.

In the next few days I’ll have a post dishing more details on said aforementioned ‘surprise.’

So until then, thanks for reading!

Chapter 19 of Alex’s Girl Available Now!

Hi all!

As promised, I bring you Chapter 19 of Alex’s Girl. (P.S sorry that the image above is cut off on the side, I’ll fix that later.)

To read the new chapter just head over to my Wattpad account by clicking HERE.

Some fun facts about this chapter:

  1. I wrote the majority of it in a time span of 2-3 days (when my muse is back, she’s back.) I got more writing done last weekend than I did in the entirety of 2014, to put that into perspective.
  2. It’s 34 pages long on Word (size 12 font), which is a pretty decent-sized chapter.
  3. Wattpad is the worst website ever (and they need to fire their UX/UI designer and back-end developers for coding such a shitty, inconvenient website.) I’ll write a post about why Wattpad is the worst later. When I uploaded my chapter, it was riddled with strange paragraph spaces and code… just really weird. I had to manually go through it (again) and fix everything. Super annoying.
  4. I changed the ending like a thousand billion times which is probably why it took so long to actually write.

Just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has stuck around so long. You’ve waited patiently for long enough and I’m happy to finally be able to deliver the long awaited chapter. Really, I appreciate the support. You guys are the best!

As for what’s next? There is still Chapter 20 and then there will be an epilogue. I’m not sure when I will have Chapter 20 out BUT rest assured that I’d say it’s halfway done already (like I said above, when my muse is back, she’s back). It’s also a short chapter so it shouldn’t take very long to finish. After Chapter 20 is the epilogue and then… onto new adventures!

I hope you enjoy the new chapter!

Here’s the chapter song for Chapter 19:

Chapter 19 Chapter Preview

What’s that? A chapter preview? After nearly a year and a half of no updates?

That’s right folks!

Here we go:

Alex laughed. It felt good to laugh. She had missed Gabe. He always knew what to say to make her feel better. “How are things at the bar?”

“Fine, Ann is handling things. Cyn misses you. Darby cries every time anyone asks for you or Val.” He paused and then added. “A man came by the other day…” He gave the distracted Val a sidelong glance, and then mouthed, Costas to Alex.

Alex inwardly cringed and then quickly shook her head. They’ll talk about that later. “Poor Darby. She knows we’re okay, right?”

“Yeah, but she also knows you guys are basically being held hostage by the mafia, so,” he shrugged, “dunno if we’d call that okay…”

Alex’s lips curved into a frown. “We’re not being held hostage. Once Val is better, we’re getting out of here.”

“Oh yeah?” Gabe asked. “How do you plan on smuggling out the mob princess all those goons out there are here to guard?” He lifted his thick brows. “Should I bring her a sexy nurse costume and you a doctor costume? Maybe you both can seduce your way out.”

This time, Val chimed in. “Why do I have to be the sexy nurse?”

Gabe let out a dramatic sigh, as if the answer was obvious. “Alex is the one that wants to be a doctor.”

“Why can’t we both be doctors?” Val countered.

Gabe threw his hands up. “Okay, you got me. The truth is, there’s no way I’d be able to trick Alex into wearing a sexy nurse outfit. You though…” He tilted his head. “I think you’d want to wear it.”

“Why’s that?” Val asked, eyes filled with amusement.

“Because,” Gabe said matter-of-factly, holding up a finger, “you enjoy torturing Alex.”

Val snickered. Gabe was right. She’d definitely agree to put on a sexy nurse outfit simply to see the look on Alex’s face.

“Okay,” Val said. “Let’s compromise. Alex and I will both wear sexy doctor outfits. You can wear the sexy nurse outfit.”

“Deal,” Gabe said, holding his fist out, which Val happily bumped with her own.

Alex’s eyebrow twitched. Val and Gabe were both grinning at each other like fools. She forgot how ridiculous they could get together. “I don’t remember agreeing to that,” she said, arching a brow in Val’s direction.

Val leaned over and gave her a kiss on the cheek.

“I still don’t remember agreeing,” Alex said, but Gabe noticed the look of adoration on her face as she peered shyly at Val, her hand coming up to rest on the cheek the girl had just kissed.

“Focus,” Gabe said when he got sick of them giving each other looks, “What’s the plan?”

I didn’t want to post anything that gave away too much of the chapter, so this will have to do for now.

As usual, the preview is always subject to change as I still need to go through the chapter to proofread and make any edits.

Have any comments about the preview? Feel free to let me know any speculation you may have for the next chapter below. You know I love hearing your theories 😉

Of course, that’s assuming I still have readers out there.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the chapter itself!

Ahh, it feels good to be back.

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