by Renee Dyer
This question makes me laugh. Not because he’s a guy, and I write a lot of romance, but because he’s not a reader. Not in the sense that most of us think of readers. He reads tons of articles, but in the eighteen years we’ve been together he’s read a whopping ten books. Up until a few months ago, he had only read nine.
I have a fun relationship with my beta readers. We chat in a group message on Facebook, text, talk on the phone, one of them even comes over for craft days. Without these ladies, writing wouldn’t be nearly as fun. One night, I was gabbing away on the phone with one of my girls and Marty heard me say, “I know there are a lot of deaths.”
His curiosity was piqued.
He kept listening to me yap away, talking about changes to make and things to keep. The more I talked, the more he became intrigued. At the end of the conversation, he asked to read Sevyn. I think I went into a state of shock. I stood there, mouth moving, but no words coming out. I may have nodded.
When I finally found my bearings, I ran for my laptop and forwarded him the file.
Excited doesn’t begin to describe how I was feeling.
Don’t get me wrong, Marty has been supportive since the beginning, letting me bounce ideas off him, giving me input on the male thought process, watching me freak out on my characters—he’s loved me through all my crazy. But now I was able to talk to him in detail about one of my babies. It was all new territory.
Every day, for almost two weeks, he read on his lunch break. It was torture waiting for him to get to the end. I worried he might look at me differently. That he may read the dark, twisted tale I created, and wonder if he should sleep with one eye open, but he loved it. He wanted more. More dark. More secrets. More twisted. As he put it, the ending left him with his balls in the air, and it would have been cruel to leave him like that, so I wrote an alternate ending.
Thanks to Marty reading Sevyn, readers will now get an alternate ending. I’m curious which ending people will like better.
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Renee's Newest Sexy, Dark Contemporary: Sevyn
Torn between the death he sees daily and what he believes is right, he struggles to decide the kind of man he wants to be—until a promise he makes to his mother, the person he loves more than anyone, changes everything.
Now, Kevyn has to figure out how to make his way to the only friend he ever had—the one person who understands his damaged world. Will she welcome him back with open arms, or turn him away, leaving him more lost than he already is?
With time against him, can he find Esperanza and his happiness, or will he be another casualty of the drug war, buried in an unmarked grave with no one to mourn his loss?
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