About the book:
Derek seeks revenge on ex-friend Maddox Ryan for a deadly fire he thinks killed his fiance, Adira. He sabotages Maddox Ryan’s philanthropy firm but discovers his former friend’s innocence. As the sabotage continues, everyone outside of their throuple becomes prime suspects. It is a tale of betrayal, revenge, and the complex bonds of friendship with second chances.
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Chapter update: 10/25/2023
What happened in this chapter
Maddox has to face his wife and give her the terms Dag has set if they are to save their son.
Alexis doesn’t trust Adra at the office.
We find out one of the reasons Maddox hates his father.
Adira and Maddox discuss what happened and why she needs to sign the papers.
If you want to know the software he was investigating, you’ll have to read Delilah’s Desire. Maddox’s calm is facade if you must know. I do love how he really loves his wife, but he doesn’t say it enough. Yes, she can see his desire in action, but he’s a different type of protagonist for me. Inverted and not verbally expressive. Yet, whether Adira and he know it or not, they do have a deep connection. As i write in Adira’s head, I feel a lot of fear for the future. Who do you think Adra’s first love is and will this play out in the story?
Where do you think the conversation is going to go between Maddox and Adira? And what do you think will happen once Derek knows Adira is truly alive.
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Don’t forget to lmk: Are you #TeamDerek or #TeamMaddox?
Writer’s Notes: – word count –51,508
COMPANIONSHIP AND SERIALS… RELATED TO THIS STORY
Other companionship books
His Substitute Wife… Her Sister – Nevada (she appears in others, but this is where she starts)
Continue following this post or read other updated posts to see this companionship books list grow (or read ALL my books so you’re already familiar with them when they pop in.)
Answers to Frequent Questions
I’m working in LivingWriter.com on the story. I’m trying to move away from Google docs.
I like adding my author’s notes (keep track of what I say and offer more words without worrying about a word count like when I type it fresh in the Kindle Vella platform.
I’m also using storyoriginapp.com to keep up with my word count and offer beta copies behind a paywall for my premium and alpha readers. This is fun and exciting. Maybe I’ll offer it over on my site in a full book later. We’ll see how the turnout comes.
I’m using my blog to track my writer’s thoughts. I can’t share the deep ones in the Author’s Notes; only real writers can understand.
So I did use ChatGPT to help me outline after giving it a detailed synopsis (about a page long), but I’m finding myself moving a lot of things around at least having an outline to remember a lot of the things I’d have to come back and add.
It’s my first time using ChatGPT on a live book, and I hope this will help this paper write a lot faster so I can give my readers the chapters.
Moving things around meaning, a lot of the things ChatGPT told me to write in Chapters 3 and 4 I managed to manipulate in Chapter 1, and then in Chapter 4, I’m pulling from Chapters 5 and six, so I’m a little ahead of the game, but I’m still following The Save the Cat method in my telling of the story.
Having the outline makes me write more because I know where I’m going, and I can map out in my head better how to get to scenes faster and not be so wordy.
My editing process.”
I use Grammarly, which works well in Livingwriter and then I’ll post it in my Kindle Vella, check the grammar some more, read it out loud, and then if I’m satisfied, I’ll post it.
Got questions? Ask away in the comments. I’m eager to share my journey and work out any confusion.
Don’t forget the companionship stories are Eve’s Deception (AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON) and Delilah’s Desire (IN THE KINDLE VELLA LIBRARY) / While you’re waiting for the next episodes, grab those and other to catch up in The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard. Want to talk about the book with the author? Join the FB Group Sylvia Hubbard’s Lit World
The Premium member link version will have questions and challenges, which I hope you all enjoy. But we did get the image from them. (Derek looks so handsome)
If you’d like to be an Alpha reader, tap me in the comments or DM me on my social media. Swag is promised for reader love and reviews. (You must get an account with storyoriginapp.com.)
If you are a Premium Member, you can start reading for FREE – no tokens necessary by going into your member section. Sign in to the main Member page by clicking here and then go to the link to start reading the chapters. I hope you answer the questions and do the challenges because the one that does the most gets the best swag!
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Here we go… on to the next chapter / or episode as they say in Kindle Vella land.
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