Title: You and Everything After (Falling #2)
Author: Ginger Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: December 5, 2014
I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.
Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind.
College is all about new beginnings. So from now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.
--------“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”
That’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent—arrogant. I’m the man who always finds a way around, over and through—until there’s nothing left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love.
It’s better this way, saves my disappointments for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.
But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls. She’s about to own me…completely.
And I’m about to let her.
*This is book 2 in The Falling Series.
The challenges of writing Ty and Cass
Both Ty and Cass have physical limitations, and I wanted to paint their stories with honesty. I called upon a good friend to serve as a very knowledgeable beta reader for Cass (my friend was diagnosed with MS as a teenager and has experienced many aspects of the disease). I also tapped into some very helpful resources for Ty’s character, taking care to portray his paralysis accurately. But I didn’t want to make their disabilities, Ty’s especially, an overwhelming focus of their characters. I still wanted their hearts and vulnerabilities to take center stage, and I think that was my biggest challenge. It’s one thing to take care and be mindful of my action words for Ty—he never walks, he lifts and rolls and pushes—but more importantly, I have had readers tell me they forgot he was in a wheelchair altogether. His disability just became a part of him, just one more trait that made him the man he is—a (I hope) very worthy hero. And that is the best compliment I can get for this story.
On a side note: Getting in Ty’s head was easily the best time I’ve ever had writing a story. Perhaps there is a lot of me in Ty (which, I’m not sure what that says about me) but…boy did he fit like an old, worn sweatshirt. Soft, sweet and all kinds of masculine—I loved every second of writing his voice.
Book one, This is Falling
Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of five young and new adult romances, with her sixth title, You and Everything After, set to release in December 2014.
Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).
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