OH. MY. GAAAAAAH! Feast your eyes upon the greatness that we'll soon see even more of in just a few weeks with the release of the BRIDGE ebook.
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Hey all you Shade fans out there, you enjoying the read-along?
Big thanks to the girls at Kilt & Keeley for putting this together.
My name’s Claire and I live in Kent just south east of London, England. I’ve been happily married now for 23 years and have a son of 19 and a fluffy golden retriever called Milly. I have a part time job which funds my reading habit, which has extended this year to a trip to Kansas!!!!!!!!!! Which, OMG, is only 3 weeks away.
I love my fellow Team Kilters and try really hard to make it to all events, however mad people think I am. I see nothing wrong with getting up at 3 am for a Twitter party.
On a normal day you can find me hiding out on Twitter (@clairehuggy) or chatting with my girls on Facebook at the Times Zones Will Not Defeat Us Book Club page (#TZWNDUBC for short). If you really need to know my reading habits then you can check it out on my Goodreads page.
Really all you need to know about me is I love reading, singing, my girlies online, tea, chocolate and biscuits. I hate housework!
I asked for this post because it has my 4 favourite words which can be found in Shift and at the time I was frantically trying to finish a book, so I didn’t really pay attention to how much of Shade I had. Well, you can imagine my surprise when I found out it was all the way back to Chapter 18, playing post tag at the potato bin.
Firstly let me begin by saying: Ian, I quite understand. Kids can be soooo frustrating. Why can’t they just answer their phones?!
Sandwiched between Zach at the beginning and Zach at the end this is all about...
The Good The Bad & The Beauty that is Logan Keeley.
But first a quick summary. (Well . . . I tried for quick.)
Aura gets some answers
and more questions.
She makes a decision.
Tells Logan it’s over.
Logan shades and comes back.
Aura ends up in the hospital.
Zach steps up...
Then back down.
Logan says goodbye.
Christmas can be kind of lonely.
But it’s ok, Logan has a plan. The boy’s going out in a blaze of glory.
A final spotlight, leaving the crowd shouting for more.
You ask about my conscience
And I offer you my soul
You ask If I'll grow to be a wise man
Well I ask if I'll grow old
You ask me if I known love
And what it's like to sing songs in the rain
Well, I’ve seen love come
And I've seen it shot down
I've seen it die in vain..............
..........Each night I go to bed
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
No I ain't looking for forgiveness
But before I'm six foot deep
Lord, I got to ask a favor
And I'll hope you'll understand
'Cause I've lived life to the fullest
Let the boy die like a man
The DMP visits Aura, threatening Logan.
Then they visit Dylan
First day of the trial. Oh how our collective heart’s broke
“Logan was gone. And I was standing in his bedroom
All over again, with my shirt on backward and inside out,
Seeing him in violet,
Feeling my world shatter into so many pieces
that seventy-six days later,
I was still picking them up.”
Aura texted Zach: ALL OUT OF PATIENCE YET?
Zach texted back: NOT EVEN CLOSE.
Logan visited Aura. Who sobbed buckets? I’m crying re reading it.
Day two of the trial and Logan took the stand. What was left of our hearts just crumbled
“As for Aura, I hung out with her after I died,
And even though she made me happy,
It killed me not to touch her, it killed me to know we had no future.
And now, because I died, I’ve lost her.”
“I can’t touch, but I can still feel.
And I tell you, if this were my life....... I wouldn’t want to live.”
*hands out tissues*
Good night and joy be with you all
All hell breaks out.
Logan tells Aura, “DON’T WAIT FOR ME.”
Zach gives Aura 6 red roses and 5 yellow.
Aura waits .........................................................
They say shading is a one way trip, but not for Logan. So Aura puts her life on hold, waits, and on 21st March (the Spring Equinox), Logan returns.
From SHADE to GHOST. From Ghost to...........Time for my 4 favourite words.
*drum roll please*
I could feel him.
It wasn’t a dream. Logan. Touching.
Logan was solid!
Logan locked Aura’s door and carried her to her bed...
NO! Logan, violet again!
Aura has a date with Zach.
Zach asks Aura to the prom. She says yes.
Aura tells Zach what she nearly did with Logan.
Zach takes back the prom invite.
Aura goes home trying to work out how to get Zach back.
Logan is asked to leave.
That about sums up my 12 emotional roller coaster chapters. I loved every single them all. They made my smile, they made me cry and they made me laugh. They made me want to read them over and over again
Now let me take you back to a moment in Shade that had us all in floods of tears. It takes up just over 1 page, at the end of chapter 22, but its imprint on the book is huge.
“I don’t know if you can hear me,” Logan whispered,
“but I came to give you something.
Something I shouldn't have kept.”
“Here goes. It’s called ‘Forever.’”
Logan began to sing......
Wasn’t that just an epic song? I know, awesome!
If you’re intrigued at how Logan arrived at those lyrics I have it on good authority that the “BRIDGE” ebook will give away some of Logan’s secrets.
And now, here’s an exclusive teaser of exactly how Logan came up with the lyrics of "Forever" soon to be released in the "BRIDGE" ebook.
1. Do you think Mr and Mrs Keeley should have gone through with the court case?
2. In Shift should Aura have told Zach what she and Logan nearly got up to?
3. Quick poll. Roses for love and friendship or a song?