Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! As my readers know, I love to infuse romance with my dark fiction. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Without Condition, my second novel; which follows a serial killer as she navigates through her first relationship.
I’m no stranger to sharing passages, but this year, I wanted to do something a little different. Below is me reading a passage from the book, where Cara meets Jackson for the first time. The cover art and sketch that appear in the video were both done by Doug Puller.
Without Condition tells the story of Cara Vineyard, who lives a quiet life in rural North Carolina. She works for an emerging brewery, drives her truck late at night, and lives with her mother on a former pumpkin farm. Her mother is proud of her and keeps a wall displaying all of Cara’s accomplishments.
Cara isn’t so much proud as she is bored. She’s revitalized when she meets Jackson Price, a pharmacist in Raleigh. Every day they spend together, she falls for him a little more — which in turn makes her life more complicated. When Cara goes on her late-night drives, she often picks up men. Those men tend to die. And when Cara comes back to the farm, she brings a memento for her mother to add to her wall of accomplishments.
Cara’s mother loves her no matter what. But she doesn’t know if Jackson will feel the same — and she doesn’t want to find out.
Without Condition is my second novel. I’m excited to release it out into the world. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
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