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Publication Date: June 28, 2013
Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it.
She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. However, some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old lives still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.
Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren't about her; Myles is hiding something as well, something Sophie isn’t sure she wants to know.
And one lie will change everything.
No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.
Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.
There are a lot of quotes that have gotten me through the writing process. Some deal with editing, inspiration, and even just feeling like I am the only one observing the world around me and jotting down notes for later. Here are the top ten quotes about writing that I use from time to time—said or written (one is even sung!) by some of my favorite writers.
- “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou
- “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” —Edgar Allan Poe
- "There's always a point where you have to let a story go. Art isn't finished, as many people before me have pointed out, only abandoned. And eventually you abandon your new child and hope that you'll get it right next time, or the time after that, and you never do." —Neil Gaiman
- “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for?” —Franz Kafka
- “Writers write about what obsesses them. You draw those cards. I lost my mother when I was 14. My daughter died at the age of 6. I lost my faith as a Catholic. When I'm writing, the darkness is always there. I go where the pain is.” —Anne Rice
- “Quit the bitching on your blog.
And stop pretending art is hard.” —Amanda Palmer
- “Write about what you cannot get rid of through any other means.” —Steve Almond
- “Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.” —John Green
- “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” —Stephen King
- “People say, ‘What advice do you have for people who want to be writers?’ I say, they don’t really need advice, they know they want to be writers, and they’re gonna do it. Those people who know that they really want to do this and are cut out for it, they know it.” —R.L. Stine
Nikki Rae is a student and writer who lives in New Jersey. She is an independent author and has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists. She is the author of The Sunshine Series and concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. She writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.