Author: Ella Miles
Series: Aligned (Vol 2)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Nov 30 2015
Editon/Formats: eBook & Print
My mind is a mess.
I can’t live this way anymore. He thinks I’ve told him the worst, but I’ve barely told him anything at all.
I can’t love Landon.
He just brings more confusion. I need to leave. Then I can break through the chaos that haunts me.
My mind has never been so clear.
I’m writing new songs faster than ever before. I’m falling for her, even as the secret that I’ve kept hidden for years threatens to reveal itself.
I can’t love Alex.
Everyone will know I’m a monster. I’ll stay away. It’s the only way.
***Aligned: Volume 2 is the second novella in a four part contemporary romance series. Volumes 3 & 4 will be full length novels Coming Spring 2016. ***
“Let me help you,” he says.
“You can’t.” I turn away from Landon. If I keep looking at him, I’ll give in and destroy both of our lives. I can’t do that. I just need him gone, out of my life, so I can live my life — alone.
“Just go,” I say still not looking at him. I can feel his eyes on me; he wants to say more, but he doesn’t move.
I close my eyes tight to keep the tears at bay. How can I still need to cry after all the tears that have already fallen tonight? “Please,” I beg.
I hear Landon get up from the bed, but I don’t dare open my eyes and reveal my pain. I don’t dare look at Landon to see his pain. I just keep them closed trying not to think about how lonely I’m going to feel a few minutes from now. I feel his wet lips brush against my cheek.
“Good-bye, Alexa,” he says. I wince at the words. When I hear the door close, I open my eyes. He’s gone. Just like everyone else I have ever loved, but I don’t love Landon. I didn’t fall for him yet, so really, I’m preventing the pain before it starts. This pain is bearable. This pain I will get over. I let the tears come as I use the crutches Landon leaned against the bed next to me to find my purse on the counter in the kitchen. I ruffle through it until I find the little piece of green fabric. The only comfort I will have tonight. I carry it back to bed with me, taking deep breaths, trying to find his scent that still lingers on the silk. No matter how long I lie here breathing in his scent, it doesn’t bring back any new memories. Just the same painful memories of the accident I’m never going to escape.
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What Keeps a Series going in your mind? Did you know up front before the first book that it would be a series and did you map them out?
For the Aligned series I knew from book 1 that it would be a series. I initially tried to map out the series but the characters quickly decided that the story would take a different turn. I knew what the cliffhanger was going to be in book 2 while I was writing book 1, but the rest of the series I just wrote as I went.
So when I went to write my second series called Maybe Yes I didn’t spend any time mapping out the entire series. I just knew I wanted to write another series so I made sure to write a big enough story that needed to be told over several books.
Ella Miles writes sexy romance with strong females that could kick your butt if you piss them off, which they often do to the men that fall for them. She's currently living her own happily ever after near the Rocky Mountains with her high school sweetheart husband. Her heart is also taken by her goofy two year old black lab that is scared of everything, including her own shadow. Ella is the author of the Aligned Series and Maybe Series. Get her free books by visiting her website: EllaMiles.com/freebooks