Saturday, February 15, 2014

A free novella!

by Stephanie Morrill

Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series (Revell) and the Ellie Sweet books (Playlist). You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and check out samples of her work on her author website including the free novella, Throwing Stones.

Yesterday, I released a free novella on my website. This is a companion book to The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series (though you can read it without having read the books) because I've had so many readers over the years ask me about Abbie's future.



By now Abbie Hoyt should be used to not fitting in. She hasn’t since she got pregnant at fifteen. But five years later, as her son begins kindergarten, Abbie wrestles anew with where she does—and doesn’t—belong. It’s not with her old high school friends, who are partying their way through college. Or with the other mothers at Owen’s school. They look at her like she carries some kind of disease. Abbie’s not even sure she fits into her sister’s life now that Skylar is getting married.

When wedding festivities throw Abbie back into the company of her ex-boyfriend, Chris Ross, the questions only get worse. Maybe Chris still loves her like she loves him, but what college-age guy wants to be saddled with a five-year-old? And how selfish would she be to ask that of him?

Abbie is used to the world throwing stones—she knows how to protect herself. But can she figure out how to open up and trust again before she throws away a chance at happiness…for good?

19 comments:

  1. Oh, sounds good. I'll have some reading of your's and Mrs. Jill's books. :) I can't wait to start.

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  2. I haven't read the Skylar Hoyt series yet, but the novella sounds really interesting ^^

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  3. Read it as directly after I opened it. Love it, Stephanie! Such a touching story. Great job!

    Rebecca

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  4. i love the novella!! great work! :)

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  5. I am about 70% thru and I LOVE it, Stephanie, seriously, it's so good. :)

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    1. Hope the last 30% earns your approval as well, TW :)

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  6. I loved it! I loved seeing through Abbie's eyes, and seeing what Skylar looked like from the outside. I loved the whole story. Oh, and there's a typo/subject-verb disagreement on page 15; "She's twiddles tips of her ebony hair between her fingers - worry."

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    1. Embarrassingly, I made a typo while pointing out a typo... I meant to say "She's twiddles the tips...". I left out the 'the' before.

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  7. I have been so looking forward to this! And you're letting us have it for free? You're the best, Stephanie, thank you so much! I cannot wait to start reading!

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    1. It's been SO fun to plan to give it away, honestly. Removed a lot of pressure!

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  8. I read it straight through last night! Sweet story :)

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