—where he describes what happened and why. This is one of those stories that I'm reluctant to claim as something I wrote. Do people like Preston really live inside my head? I guess they do!
I wasn't sure what Dreaming of Deliverance fans would think of it either, because it's quite different from the tone and style of DoD. No journeys to Trae, for example; the whole thing takes place in the real world. But it does tell us a lot about Lindsay herself and how she ended up in prison. And I've had a good response from the beta readers. Some said that they even understood what Lindsay saw in Preston, which pleases me because even jerks have their appealing qualities!
"Preston's Take" costs 0.99 and you can read it on your ereader, phone, ipad, or computer, and purchase it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.
Then there's Reg, whom you'll meet in this story. He's also going to appear in the still unnamed sequel to Dreaming of Deliverance, and getting to know him through writing "Forbidden Fruit" opened up my imagination and helped me figure out a lot of things that happen in that next book.
This is the story where you can return to Trae: to a new community this time—Stanlo, which I can see as vividly in my mind, as I can Parl and Guin. Forbidden Fruit is also 0.99 and is available at Amazon, B&N, or Smashwords.
I'm going to produce and sell both stories in audio as well. The audio versions will also be 0.99 each and as soon as they're ready, I'll let you know where you can find them.