“You tell me what I want to hear. Like any skilled seductor, you play me like a fiddle—strumming to the tune of your choosing. Only I see right through you—I love you anyway. And I let you play. For the music is just too good to make it stop.” ~ Britney King, Beyond Bedrock
Backstory: Skip to line break if you read the backstory on the prequel posts in previous weeks .
I’m not absolutely certain but…I’m pretty certain that Beyond Bedrock is one of my most under-read and therefore underrated novels. Which is sad because I think it’s some of my best work. Even if a few reviewers tend to disagree. ?
When I wrote the book (which has been called ‘Single White Female meets Fatal Attraction and has a baby called Basic Instinct’) I had no idea that I’d later write more of Lydia’s story. But she really grew on me— and thus the idea for Water Under The Bridge was born. Not to spoil the story for you… but Lydia is the psychopath (who is quite clever in my book;) which assumes the alias Kate in Water Under The Bridge.
That said, I consider Beyond Bedrock a prequel— although it is NOT necessary to read it before reading Water Under The Bridge. On that subject, just a side note about my books— most of them have overlapping characters—but read as standalones. In fact, you don’t have to read the first two Bedrock books to understand Beyond Bedrock—although it’d be nice if you did. ?
Anyway, I thought I’d share excerpts of Beyond Bedrock here over the next several weeks leading up to the release of Water Under The Bridge.
Keep in mind, she’s crazy.
And, also, probably one of the most real characters I’ve ever written.
You wanted me.
I wanted you.
It was the beginning,
And the end.
Today, I wear violet, and I write poetry for you. In case you didn’t know, violet is a color that allows us to be introspective—to get in touch with deeper feelings. And I think it is time we both got in touch with our feelings a bit more.
So… I’m going to tell you a little story in hopes that you can understand how very deep mine run.
I didn’t want to do it, William.
Really I didn’t.
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