I recently finished the sequel to In 9 Days. Originally, I planned for it to be a short story and nothing more. But I had so many fans request a sequel that I delved into what would happen when Luke and Tesse met years later.
What flowed out was a beautiful love story that did justice to the couple. I added the element of a love triangle and allowed Tesse's involvement in the musical The Phantom of the Opera to play out in her real life.
After waiting three
years for Luke Sanders to return, Tesse decides to move on with her life
& into the arms of a new lover. Fate, however, has different plans
when Luke returns the week before Tesse’s big début as the lead in The
Phantom of the Opera. Her life seems to mimic the musical when she is
forced to choose the handsome new boyfriend or her devoted scarred lover
once known as The Freak.
9 Days and Counting is the touching
sequel to the coming-of-age story, In 9 Days. This novelette delves into
the emotional reunion between Tesse and Luke.
much has changed since Luke left Tesse behind. She is in college now,
starring as Christine in the musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Jerrod,
who has loved Tesse for several years, finally gets the green light to
court her. However, Luke’s return puts their new relationship in
jeopardy. The love Tesse and Luke share has not diminished over time,
but their lives have taken opposite paths. Three hearts are on the line
and one will be sacrificed. Does the Phantom finally get the girl or
will her handsome new beau win Tesse’s heart?
Adult Reading Material (18+)