Thursday, October 31, 2013

Update: Hands On Chapter 10

Hello...My apologies about the slowed postings. Lot's going on, and I like to offer you my best rather than rush things. But I do read every one of your comments and multiple times too, and I so appreciate your interest in this story. I was really nervous about posting (I sort of still am each time), but so many of you have made me feel very welcomed, and for that I cannot thank you enough...So now here's Chapter 10

And like always, I look forward to your reviews.
Best regards,
Adele.    

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Update - Cambridge Connections, Chapter Seven

So it’s been a while – ­things have settled down a bit now here in London, but I still might not be able to post on a weekly basis. Anyway, here’s a nice long chunk of Sam and Alex for you which I’ve been sitting on for quite a while now.

We meet Sam’s housemates, get to know Sam’s best friend Dan a little better, and Alex goes to the gym… We’re also introduced to some rivals for each of their hearts – an old flame for Alex, and a six foot, university rower for Sam. There’s also a little ‘snapshot’ into the accident.

I should probably say that it contains a couple of scenes of a mildly sexual nature, and there’s a potential trigger warning for abuse.

As ever, thank you for your comments and gentle criticism; it’s very helpful, and much appreciated. Sam’s character is very close to my heart, and we’ve been through the same stuff, so it’s nice to find that people seem to like the way I tell her story.

Some of you might like to ‘Google map’ Cambridge to see the higgledy-piggledy layout of the city – it’s not all regular like American towns, trust me! This image is really beautiful and captures the kind of essence of the mad little city. The great big building with the rows of buttresses in the middle is King’s College Chapel (more like the size of a cathedral because it was started by King Henry VI and took a couple more Henrys before it was complete). The street to the right of it is King’s Parade, and is the closest thing to a high street that the city has. 

Anyway, that’s enough waffle and rubbish from me,
Rose



Read Chapter Seven here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In/Exhale Continues

So, since it turns out I have an ASL exam on Thursday, and last week's episode was late and intense, I'm posting a little early this week.

This week's episode is a departure in format from previous episodes: it's in first-person, from Kai's POV--an excerpt from his journal. I thought this would be a nice way to bridge the month gap between last week's episode and the season finale, filling everyone in on what's been going on in Kai's life in the interim.

You'll also get to see a little more of Kai's personality and sense of humor here (which will come out a lot more in Season Two, btw). I've included a link to me reading the episode, if that's something that interests you (requires Flash).

Enjoy:

Interlude: From Kai's Journal #1 (Fall 2000)


Thank you so much for your comments. I really appreciate them. Next week is the season finale (YAY!!), which is over 10K words, so I'll divide it into two parts. I'll either post them both together, or post one on Tuesday and the other on Thursday--whatever I decide, I won't make you wait an entire week for it!

As always, the Table of Contents has been updated.

-CA

Friday, October 25, 2013

In/Exhale Continues

So sorry for the delay this week!  This week's episode is our last "normal" episode before the finale!

Originally, I had intended to keep this episode to myself, but then I realized there was a lot of important material in it. It's a really "heavy" episode and a difficult one for both me and Kai, but I hope you enjoy.

It's a little long, but with the delay I'm sure you won't mind.

September 23, 2000


I'll see you guys next week with the interlude, then the season finale the week after that! YAY! :)

Keep the comments coming, too. I really appreciate your feedback. :)

-CA

PS - The Table of Contents has also been updated, as always :).

Monday, October 21, 2013

Update: Hands On: Chapter Nine

Hello Everyone,
Sorry for the delay this week...Lot's going on, and my schedule's been getting the best of me these days.  Thanks so much for your comments and feedback. I was very moved by some of your last comments, really inspired. It is rewarding to have readers like you! I'm happy so many of you like the story and are enjoying Paige and Madison. I'm enjoying them too, and since I basically write without much of a formal outline I learn how things turn out right along with you. Sometimes I get a little nervous about the pace, wondering if things should be happening faster/slower but I try to let things happen as they do. Although I promise I do know where we're headed, I'm just not always sure how we get there, and from time to time the characters totally surprise me. Anyways, enough of my preamble. Chapter Nine is a bit shorter, and I hope it provides a nice transition as I believe the story's near the half-way point.

Warmest regards to everyone, Adele.

Chapter Nine     

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

In/Exhale Continues

I was worried this week's episode might be late. I had a big ASL test today, and a lot of other RL stuff going on, making me pretty stressed. And I'd decided I needed to add a scene with Renee talking to her grandmother, but couldn't quite get it right between all the craziness.

But it's here... And you guys may potentially hate me after this one... There are a couple huge wow moments, including a big bomb dropped at the end.

(Oh, there is a moderately graphic sex scene in this episode! You have been warned!)

September 22, 2000 - Part II


If I were really mean, I would have ended the season here, but I'm not that cruel. One more episode, then the interlude, then the season finale! Next week's will probably be a little late, since I'll be out of town, but I'll try to get it up as soon as I get back.

As usual, the Table of Contents has been updated.

And thank you all for the support and comments. I really appreciate it!

-CA

PS- I recorded myself reading a part of the episode. Click the link above that section to hear it! (You'll need to make sure your flash player is updated for it to play properly.)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hands On: Update Chapter Eight

Hello Everyone,
Sorry about the delay in posting; just too many things going on these last few weeks. Now I hope, I get the posting right, and that you will enjoy Chapter 8.
Best regards,
Adele.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In/Exhale Continues

Wow, thank you guys for the feedback last week (positive and negative). I really appreciate it.

This week's episode is the first part of two... I would really have liked to post this entire day together, but it was impossible. I know I'll probably get some flak from some of you for this first part seeming to be "formulaic," but it's setting up for part II, which has some really big WOW moments that will have huge repercussions for our characters.

After this, just a couple more episodes until the big finale.  I *may* take a short break in between seasons (I'll just have to see how things are going), but I promise, it won't be long.

Enjoy:

September 22, 2000 - Part I


Keep the comments coming; I really do appreciate them, and read all of them.

-CA

PS - Oh, and the Table of Contents has been updated, as always.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cambridge Connections - Update, Chapter Six

This update will have to be a kind of mid-season break, as I've got a new job and I've got to move to a different city, and it won't leave me much time for writing, editing and posting. I will begin posting again in November, possibly even sooner, but it all depends on how crazy things are.

Hope you like this update, and as ever thank you for your comments and help!

Rose

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

In/Exhale Continues

So my ASL class was cancelled again yesterday :( but that just means more writing time, right? I have a good chunk of season two either planned out or actually written, so I might not end up taking a break, which is good news for all of you!

I will be doing NaNoWriMo again this year, so having a lot of material pre-prepared will help with my ability to keep posting weekly.

I feel like it's really hard to follow such great updates from Adele and Rose, but I hope you enjoy today's episode. It's another session with Dr. Miller, and I know how much you guys liked the first one.

September 18, 2000


The Table of Contents is updated, along with a tentative schedule of episodes for season two. I'm still finalizing and writing, so that's subject to change, but in case you want to see a hint of what you have to look forward to.

Without giving anything away, I think you will be blown away by the season finale, and will adore what's in store for all our characters in the upcoming season.

Keep the comments coming, and I'll see you all next week!

-CA