Monday, July 22, 2013


Title: When It Rains
Author: Lisa De Jong
Expected Release Date:  September 21, 2013
Genre:  New Adult Contemporary
Cover Designer: Mae I Design & Photography
Cover reveal organized by: Shh Moms Reading


Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing
journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn't change
a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

When you live in small town, there’s not much to do on a fall Friday night after a football game.
When the season started this year, some of the upperclassman at my high school decided that we
should all have a bonfire after each game. It was really an excuse to drink and hook-up: two things I
wasn’t interested in but I always went to hang out with my friends anyway.
            That’s where I was that night.
            The night I retreated into darkness, where the night sky had no stars, the day had no sun, and all
hope was drained from my body.
            The night my life ended.
            And Beau Bennett wasn’t there.  If he had been, he would’ve saved me, just like he always does.
He was grounded that night for staying out past curfew the Friday before; in fact, it’s the only weekend I
remember Beau ever being grounded.
Life is a series of coincidences and that night, coincidence screwed me over.
The most important thing I lost was my entire sense of self.  It took seventeen years to build my
foundation and it took mere minutes to tear it down.
I hate him.
The old Kate’s gone...and she’s never coming back.
And I’ll always hate when it rains.

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