I am beyond excited to share this cover with you! Twisted in You is a book I had been working on for a couple of years, and seeing it published (soon!) is almost surreal. This book is emotionally dark and it does touch on subjects that are challenging, but I promise you the journey is beautiful. A story about healing oneself, understanding what self-love is, and opening our hearts and trust to another human being that will hold our hand and support us. It’s about light and dark mixing because we need both in order to live and grow. But mostly, it’s about being the heroine in your own life.
Hope you LOVE the cover as much as I do! Read below for a never-before-seen excerpt.
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Excerpt from Twisted in You:
Not tired, I sit on my bed and continue working on the song. Before I know it, my notebook has more words scratched out than written. Too many thoughts when I was at the gym today. Too many memories.
Restless, I take a walk down the hall hoping to tire myself out or stop thinking.
“No!” I look up, confused. What the fuck? “Stop!” Another yell. What is going on? “Ahhh!” Does no one else hear that? Is this in my mind? It can’t be. I follow the noise and it intensifies. Is no one around to figure out who is yelling and why? Can’t they sedate these psychos?
Opening a door, I’m frozen in place. Thrashing and fighting back, but with who? Who is she trying to push away from?
“Please . . .” she pleads between sobs. I look around the hallway and no one is around to help her. This feels too familiar.
I carefully walk into the room, leaving the door open in case someone walks by and can help. “Red,” I whisper into the room. Nothing.
“Mikayla. Wake up.” I inch closer. My shaky hand reaches to slowly shove her shoulder.
Her eyes snap open, angry and scared.
“Get out!” Mikayla screams, yanking the sheets up to her neck, her eyes wild.
“I’m checking if you’re okay—”
“I said get out!” She cuts me off.
“Relax, I heard you crying and screaming. I’m not gonna hurt you.” I notice the flicker of fear in her eyes, but she quickly composes herself. I take a step towards her, and she jolts back in her bed.
“I said leave,” she hisses.
Sam comes into the room at that moment and looks around confused. “Tyler, what’s going on?”
“Sam, I heard her screaming and came in to make sure she was okay. Sounded pretty bad.”
“Thanks Tyler, but you should leave.”
“Whatever,” I shrug. “Didn’t mean to cause trouble.”
“Yeah, right.” I hear Mikayla scoff, but I leave before I give her a piece of my mind. I don’t need to be accused of anything. I walk out and head towards my room. By the look in Red’s eyes and the fear bouncing off her, I think there’s more to her than plain, crazy bitch.
Copyright 2017, Fabiola Francisco
You can meet Sam before Twisted in You releases! Red Lights, Black Hearts is on sale for $1.99 for a short time!
Note: While it is not necessary to read Red Lights, Black Hearts prior to Twisted in You, there are some minor spoilers mentioned in Twisted in You.