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Dear Ms. Whomever: Late one night, two strangers met on a rooftop. It was not an illicit rendezvous; they were both there to jump. Pip got there first. She stood on the edge, waiting for the right moment to step off. That’s the first time Clark lays eyes on her, her silhouette on the ledge where his should be. He takes his place on the edge beside her. In an uncharacteristic fit of gallantry, he surprises the both of them by pulling her back from the brink. At the end of the night, the two strangers part ways. Six months later, they meet again at a party. Clark winds up trashed and praying to the porcelain goddess. When Pip stumbles onto him, she sees the chance to start repaying her debt with a wet rag and a soothing word. A pattern begins that night and carries on. Party after party, night after night, a slightly different version plays out but the end result is the same. Pip is always there to look after Clark. After all, she owes him for pulling her back.
Until the night she can’t save him anymore. She takes her turn at the other end of the bottle, her turn with bad choices and even worse consequences. Suddenly, Clark’s failsafe, the one thing he can count on is the one in need of a safety net. Despite being the absolute last person in the world Pip wants to see at the bottom of this rock bottom low, Clark patches her up and sees her home. This strange reversal leaves the both of them seeing each other in a new light. Neither of them can deny that Clark is more than just the blustering, arrogant pleasure seeker, or that Pip is more than the goody-goody caretaker. Together, they start to wonder if there is more to life than just surviving. And maybe they can help each other figure out just what ‘more’ might mean.
The dark romance novel, Misadventure, (82,960 words) is the first complete book of the Decadent Gravity series. Iron Tears and Ensnares, books two and three respectively are complete while Rage and Fury, book four, is in progress. I’ve followed your submission guidelines and included_____________, and would love the chance to send you my work upon your request. Sincerely,