change to HUSH: Interlude underway

 

Since HUSH:  Interlude is en lieu of a name change, book cover make~over, and MS/format revision, HUSH:  Interlude will no longer be available as an e~book.

This sudden decision came, and was in part of, the book’s MS interior as I personally found it to be confusing, as well as disruptive, as I – without conscience – had incorporated “Missing Excerpts” in between HUSH:  Interlude’s story thus throwing the story for a massive head~spin so I was not quite happy with that; and I’m sure many readers are feeling the same or felt the same after they had read the book.

Though I saw or seen no problem with the HUSH:  Interlude’s book cover, I just felt another would be more appropriate.

As for the name:  “HUSH:  Interlude” … well, it’s just to common of a Title.  So I felt that in order to “stand~out” from other book titles, a new title had to be in order.

So in closing, an update on HUSH:  Interlude will follow this post shortly.  And as of Friday, March 10th, 2017, HUSH:  Interlude will no longer be available as an e~book but as a print/paperback for those wishing to collect or add to The HUSH Series‘s Collection.

 

Thank you for stopping by and reading,

~Devlin De La Chapa

writing as “Sandra Raine”

Superimposing on Amazon Review #68

As many of you know, every now and then I do pop into Amazon to see where my books are currently standing in Rank & Reviews as I like to grasp a more in depth insight of what Readers/Reviewers thought about the book they just read.

For this instance, I read the recent review posted on JANE..  And though the Reviewer did give it a wonderful Star Rating, the Reviewer went on to express some key issues that had them scratching their head.

So to not go into too much detail, I did leave a Comment but it was merely to superimpose what will be included in HUSH:  Interlude.

And even though I did stress what is to be included in HUSH:  Interlude through a previous post, I might have failed to include some of those issues with the Reviewers Review.

Below is the Review with my Comment to follow:

on February 2, 2017
Who cares about the random spelling and grammar issues. It just adds to the raw feeling of the series. Speaking of which, I feel like it wasn’t meant to be a series so the ending doesn’t match up. Dominic, Justin and Josh went far and beyond “being tough” on Jane out of their sense of duty to the organization. The first book made that abundantly clear, so it makes the ending tough to swallow. IF they raped and beat her the first night they went to the frat party to “break her in” then MAYBE I can see her forgiving them because they are just products of their environment following orders from above. However the countless abuse inflicted on her at their hands when NO ONE was ordering them to, makes it tough for me. I can’t help but wonder if making this story a series was an afterthought, as the author could have made it far more palatable if those 3 were just a little bit less savage to Jane! Turning her out and slapping her around is difficult enough to imagine forgiveness for, but given the level of trauma they themselves endured as kids I could’ve bought it. However those 3 were soulless bastards, that enjoyed torturing Jane without having to, and that doesn’t simply just change! Still love the series, love the happy ending, Jane deserves it. Im still just conflicted a bit though and wish there was more humanity to them in book 1 OR somehow it was at least explained away better in the last book. Also why didn’t Dominic kill Mr. Parker when he had the chance? Why only shoot him in the hand? That drove me a bit nuts too…ok rant over…I highly recommend the series although I have spoiled the crap out of it with this review!
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Thank You for your wonderful review!
And just a heads up … all that you’ve expressed
will be detailed in HUSH: Interlude (a novella companion to the HUSH & DiamonD Series)
which will explain much that wasn’t included in the books.

~Devlin De La Chapa
writing as “Sandra Raine”

HUSH Interlude excerpt

 

“Oh my,” I then whispered frantically, dropping the picture suddenly; it landed back in the safe deposit box.  “Oh my. . .God,” I whispered again only this time in a state of heartache, heartbreak, disappointment, and backed by a fear much more worse than those countless men who took turns raping me, sodomizing me, and verbally tormenting me the night Justin and Josh broke into my house and stole me in the middle of the night to prostitute me.

And only for a moment did I feel like I was imprisoned back in that motel room; my sanity on the very brink of insanity as both my mind and my body had been at the merciless hands of monsters disguised as men now meaning with these pictures.

“Oh, God!” I repeated, bellowing my disgust as well as my rage and shame.

“Jane, what is it?” Bree suddenly pressed as she shook my arm in a panic of her own.  “What is it, Jane?  Please. . .Please tell me?!” she then pleaded urgently with a spark of desperation grazing her irises.

“No.  No.  No!” I then chanted aggressively, staggering back from both Bree and the pictures and into the other safe boxes with this despairing hope of what I had just discovered was nothing short but of a lie clinging to my tone – just a big fat fucking lie!

“Jane, please?” Bree pleaded once again as she stepped hurriedly into me and continued to shake my arm.  “Please, Jane. . .You’re scaring me!” But when Bree saw that I had no intention on answering her or comforting her fears, she instead quickly left my side and rushed up to the safe deposit box and picked up the picture, flipped it over and read the back.  And no sooner had her expression dropped and her eyes had widened in disbelief but most importantly, in shock.

     “You’re a. . .you’re a Ra. . .Ray?” Bree then stammered out harshly as her gaze shifted from sympathetic to downright accusing.

“No, Bree!” I then retorted quickly, stepping forward suddenly; all the while hoping that both my interruption and intrusion would keep things from escalating with her.

“You’re a Ray, Jane,” Bree stated matter-of-factly thus forcing me to stop from reaching out to her.

“No, Bree!  What you read. . .is wrong!” I adamantly argued standing my ground.

“No, Jane!  That’s not what it says in the back of this photo!” Bree also argued and standing her ground.

“No, Bree.  Don’t you go believing what you read!  It’s a lie!”

“Pictures don’t lie, Jane!”

“Well I say otherwise!  And I say that that fucking picture is a lie!”

Then. . .“It is not a lie, Janie. . .I can assure you.” And just like that, from out of the Caldwell deep blue, Parker casually strolled into the vault with my breath suddenly suffocating me.  `Cause from one minute to the next my entire body went numb with this inescapable fear thus giving away from beneath me.

I was now lying face up and staring statuesque into the eyes of a ghost now looking down at me while Bree remained at my side fussing over me; and only for a moment did she look like daddy’s little girl.  Though Parker’s ghost looked somewhat concerned over my dilemma, Pontius suddenly came into my view with that same inescapable fear now gripping at my insides until it eventually paralyzed every inch of my body.  I could literally feel my eyes starting to close with my tongue much too heavy to speak.  And my breaths. . .they were short and constricted:  I was shutting down physically.

Then. . .“You said you weren’t going to hurt her!?” Bree shouted accusingly to Parker.

“I didn’t hurt her, Sweetheart, her father did.” he stated calmly.

“You never said there were pictures in that box, Dad!  Or else I would have never talked Jane into coming here!” Bree scolded with a faint hint of regret leaving Parker to nod without argument.  “Why?” she then asked, softening her tone a bit once she was able to grasp how completely vulnerable I was.  And if I hadn’t known any better, I’d say Bree actually felt utterly responsible for my demise.

“Because, Sweetheart, it was necessary,” Parker then justified just as Pontius was sweeping me up into his arms.  “It was time for her to know the truth.” Parker then stated matter-of-factly as if to convey a certain weariness to the lies and the deceptions that, and in my opinion, almost always accompanied its very truth.

And the last thing I remembered before those lights went out in Colorado was the warmth of the late afternoon sun kissing my skin and my conscience mustering, “. . .Shane. . .Shane.”

 

About HUSH Interlude

 

With the release of HUSH Interlude’s novella less than a month away, I wanted to take this time to briefly touch up on what else is to be included in the book that may be slightly off topic to what is originally anticipated which is the 72 hour insight of what happened to both Jane and Bree at the end of ‘the DiamonD’.

 

For those of you who have read the entire HUSH series thus far, there probably were some issues within the books that left you scrunching your forehead confused.  Like for example and in no particular order:

 

The supposed mystery Key that was given to Jane in ‘DiamonD’.

Dominic, Justin and Josh’s sudden allegiance to Jane in ‘JANE.’

Bree’s puzzling behavior after she is rescued in ‘the DiamonD’.

The lack of detail between Shane and Devin’s father in ‘the DiamonD’.

 

Or questions like:

 

Why was Andrew Parker so adamant about Jane as well as fixated?

What was the purpose of Pontius raping the girl in front of Jane?

Who really is Tanya Ray?

What happened to Henry Church after Jane left him stranded near Abel’s Hell?

Why did Sara say she’d forever love, honor and respect Jane?

 

So to spare such suspense and additional forehead scrunching, these issues will be addressed as well as incorporated throughout the novella as this is what is going to tie in those 72 hours missing from ‘the DiamonD’.

 

Though I originally wanted to address those issues in the upcoming novel, ‘the DiamonD:  BLOOD’ I decided to go on ahead and addresss them in HUSH’s Interlude as I personally feel it will do more justice there and not necessarily in ‘the DiamonD:  BLOOD’ which, and in my opinion, would read more like a ramble than a story.

 

Now that I’ve clarified that … Whew, btw! … and just to give a heads up about the form and flow of HUSH Interlude:  HUSH Interlude will continue to read like your average novel or novella, however portions of the book will jump back and forth between the present and the past to address those issues in detail but through a 3rd person narrative so there might be some frustration within the sudden interruptions.

 

Don’t worry Readers, you’ll survive!

 

 

~Devlin De La Chapa