By: Garret Freyman- Weyr
Pub date: May 18th, 2009
Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty. She's smart. She's brave. She's also a self-proclaimed train wreck.
Leigh hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite. He's also completely and forever in love with Maia Morland.
Their young love starts off like a romance novel- full of hope, strength, and passion. But life is not a romance novel and theirs will never become a a true romance. For when Maia needs him the most, Leigh betrays both her trust and her love.
"Leigh Hunter thought he'd said goodbye to her almost four years ago. Yet here she was, close enough for him to see that he was not mistaken. He was staring at Maia Morland, and not a woman who simply looked like her.
Their love affair, which he had hoped would follow the happy narrative or a romance, had come to an end in high school. A fairly messy end, Leigh thought. The kind of mess that can only be created by lawyers, parents, and threatened charges of criminal negligence.
Of course he could never forget her, and no doubt dreamed of her, even when awake. He had probably looked for her in every girl he'd tried to love since. But the fact was, even now, with Maia across the room, all Leigh could focus on was an image of her socks. Of blood seeping into her socks, and having the same blood all over his hands.
Maia was talking to the host of the party at which Leigh was an accidental guest, and she hadn't yet turned to look in his direction. There was still time for him leave. The living room like the rest of the apartment, was absurdly large, and there was no reason to believe Maia had seen him, in spite of his unabated staring. He could make his excuses to Kathleen, who had brought him along to the party in gesture of friendship.
"Are you all right?" Kathleen asked, her hand pressing lightly on his arm. "You look awful."
Maia turned right then, her eyes coming to rest on him. She didn't look startled but neither did she register recognition. She seemed instead, to consider him. To consider all the variables of Leigh Hunter, her most devoted boyfriend from high school, turned murderous assailant, and now before her. "
The Rest can be found here at Garret Freyman- Weyr's website.
Obviously, it's not Saturday but I was having trouble with my internet all weekend long and wasn't able to make an update. Also, I thought that along with having excerpts for novels soon to be released that I'd showcase excerpts time to time from YA novels that have already been released. After The Moment sounds really good and I've heard great things about it so I thought it would make a good choice. =D