Audrey Valdez didn’t mean to fall for Will Anders. He isn’t her type. At all. But his goofy smile, Star Wars quotes and athletic body make it impossible. She's lived so long in the darkness and Will is like the sun. He makes her laugh more than she has in years and cares for her more than her own family.
But there are things about Audrey that Will doesn't know, things he can't know. She tries to push him away, but he just ends up getting closer to her, and to her secret. Is the risk of losing him forever worth the chance a being with the only person she's ever loved who has loved her back?
GUEST POST by Chelsea M. Cameron
(As I sit here in my Doctor Who PJ's, I just have to say that this seriously is one of the best posts I have read in quite a while!! I love this post as much as any book Chelsea has written. Here's to the nerds!! ~Wendy)
The importance of nerds
In Slowly We Trust, we have a Harry Potter fangirl with a secret colliding with a Star Wars fanboy with great hair. It’s a dorky explosion of awesome and I had a great time putting as many references to both in the book.
Here’s the thing: I’m a nerd. I let my geek flag fly. I have Hermione’s wand (Harry Potter), a wooden stake (Buffy) a Shiny sweatshirt (Firefly), Elena’s daylight ring (The Vampire Diaries), a tiny Edward figurine (Twilight) and more books and movies and other memorabilia that I can’t even list.
You know what else? Nerds are AWESOME people. Seriously. AWESOME. They’re some of the most passionate and smart people you’ll ever meet. And we’re EVERYWHERE. No longer are nerds confined to their parent’s basements, or to small conventions. The internet has made connecting with others that are passionate about what you are passionate about possible. Subcultures have sprouted throughout the web and now people who would never have a chance to meet in real life can form connections.
The thing that brings all nerds and geeks and dorks alike together is passion. I’ve discovered that I don’t like people who aren’t passionate about something. I don’t care what you’re passionate about. I can be making replicas of the Eiffel Tower out of toothpicks. But if you have passion for it, I respect that and understand that. But other people who don’t seem to care about anything? I don’t get you. I will never get you. If we meet at a party, I will excuse myself to go to the bathroom and then run away to avoid talking to you.
People without passion are BORING. I don’t get what they do with their time. If I didn’t have writing and reading and endless Buffy marathons, I’d have a LOT of time on my hands. Sure, my house would probably be cleaner, and my taxes would get done before the last minute, but it would be boring as hell. No, thank you.
This world needs passion. No one accomplished anything without passion. Some would call it obsession, but I say that a little obsession never hurt anyone. (Well, maybe there was that one time, but let’s not talk about that, okay?)
So go ahead, mock my Buffy shirt, or my lifesize cutout of Ian Somerhalder. I don’t care. I’ll just be over here, being awesome and you can continue to be dull.
The geek will inherit the earth.
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)
Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.