August 31, 2011

Just call me The White Rabbit ...

I'm late again! Yesterday is sort of a blur at this point -- too many errands and too much catching up on too many things. (And apparently today is about too many Ts.)

But I do have another quick excerpt to share, and another giveaway to announce tomorrow! Read on ...

“So,” he finally says, and takes a deep breath. “You raised your boyfriend from the dead.”
     I wince. “I had nothing to do that night?”
     “Wren, it’s not funny.”
     I groan and sink back into the sofa, tilting my head back to stare at the ceiling. There’s a stain on the plaster in the shape of a rabbit’s foot. Does that mean Gabriel is going to bring me good luck? I doubt it.   
     “I know it’s not funny, okay? I know exactly how funny it isn’t, and I’ve known since that night. It just hurt so much, Gabriel, you don’t even know. And I ...” I stop and twist my head to look him in the eye. “I’m not sure I really expected it to work, you know? I mean, I did, but I didn’t. And I definitely didn’t think about what would happen afterwards. All I wanted was to see him again, touch him again. When he appeared in the graveyard, I thought my heart would stop. I hadn’t even thought about what would happen next, you know? And now ...” My voice trails off in the silence, a little wisp of sound that shames me.
     “Now you have your dead boyfriend living in your neighbor’s garage.”

Giveaway details to come tomorrow! In the meantime, I'm going to open the box of shiny new FINISHED BOOKS that just arrived. I wish I thought to kiss the UPS man. 

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