Today is the one-year anniversary for the audiobook releases of books 1 & 2 in the Vows series. Woo! 🎉
So of course, that’s what I’ll feature for my Throwback Thursday post. The ebooks for ’Til Death Do Us Part and From This Day Forward were first released on April 3, 2016 and August 6, 2016, respectively. They came out together in a single trade paperback edition under the title ’Til Death Do Us Part on June 30, 2016.
Join Henry and Sam and an appealing supporting cast as they ride a rollercoaster of emotions when their lives are derailed before coming back on track, leaving Nash as collateral damage in the novel ’Til Death Do Us Part and novelette From This Day Forward.
SNIPPET – ’Til Death Do Us Part – Henry’s 3rd-person POV, Sam is the first speaker.
“I feel like I should explain…about last night.”
So much for avoiding awkwardness. Henry picked at a loose thread at the seam of his shorts. This was going to hurt, but Henry could hardly refuse to listen. He didn’t have to encourage it, though, so he remained silent and waited for Sam to continue.
“Uh, it’s not that I wouldn’t be interested. It’s just that I don’t want to jeopardize our working relationship. I don’t think it’s a good idea to hook up with someone I work with and see almost every day.”
Sam cleared his throat and bounced his leg. He stared at his plate, occasionally peeking up, as he continued. “I guess I should confess that I’ve had a bit of a crush on you, otherwise I could probably just be an adult about it and not think anything of a little fling with you while we’re here. I just don’t think I’ll be able to go about business as usual once we get back to reality and this little affair you’re offering is over.”
Henry blinked. “Is that what you think? That I’m just interested in a couple rolls in the hay while we’re here, then go back to innocuous conversations about curriculum and lab results as if this summer never happened?”
Sam lifted his gaze from the table to stare inquiringly into Henry’s eyes. “Um…”
SNIPPET – From This Day Forward – Henry’s 1st-person POV
“Anton answered the door. I was surprised when Aiden wasn’t right there. My grin faded at the sight of Anton. His expression was dour as he ushered us inside, then through to the sitting room where Rosa waited.
“Is everything all right?” I asked. “Aiden’s okay?”
Rosa nodded. “Yes. Well, it looks like he’s starting a cold.”
“Ah.” I relaxed a bit. That wasn’t so bad. “Not unexpected. He’s been around quite a few people these past couple weeks and has no immunities built up since we had no exposure to viruses on the island.”
Rosa smiled. “That explains why he’s so confused about it. I told him it was a cold. He said it should be called a hot.”
“He’s got a fever?” I asked.”
“Just a slight one and a sore throat from the drainage. I gave him some children’s acetaminophen…and popsicles.”
“Poor little guy. I hope he got to enjoy the picnic before the symptoms started.”
“Yes,” said Anton. “He woke up with it this morning.”
Anton and Rosa shared an uneasy glance, their faces tight and drawn. Anton cleared his throat and gestured toward the sofa. “Please sit down.”
Sam and I shared an apprehensive look of our own. Sam’s eyebrows raised slightly, and his leg bounced, telecasting his stress. We sat, as directed. Rosa was already seated in an armchair, and Anton remained standing.
Find all the links for purchasing or reviews, full blurbs, and long excerpts on my website at these links:
’Til Death Do Us Part – From This Day Forward
Find BONUS SCENES (“missing” / continuation / alternate POV / alternate universe scenes) for Henry and Sam’s journey on my website, here.