The Dead of Winter (Seasons of Jefferson #2)
by Julie Solano & Tracy Justice
Release Date: Nov 24, 2015
For one group of teens, a cruel, twisted fall changed everything.
Relationships. Trust. Destiny.
Now, living with the harsh consequences of their choices, is there hope to mend what fall has left broken?
The weight of a thousand elephants pushes against my shoulders. I can’t handle it anymore. I’m dying inside. I can’t move. I can’t breathe. A low wail escapes my searing throat. Nothing can hold it back. Slowly sliding down the wall, I tuck myself into a ball, and weep like a baby.
Moments later, I wince at Jenna’s unexpected voice, “Come on! You’ve got to get up now.”
“I can’t go! Not now!” I gasp, wiping the residual tears from my eyes.
She continues to tug at me. “You are not going to sit here and feel sorry for yourself. You and I both know that you’re not the one to blame for this. Get your ass up!”
I slowly start to inch my way up and off the wall. I’m so shaky, I teeter back and forth like a toddler learning to balance for the first time.
Looking down at the motionless body is horrifying. Tears well up and beat at the back of my eyes. She is barely recognizable. Her face is pale and bloated. My God. This is worse than I imagined. I want to erase the horrifying image I see lying before me.
I shake my head and pull my hand up to wipe the tears that are starting to slip from my eyes. Get it together. You don’t have much time.
When Fall Breaks (#1) – Released: March 5, 2015
Kaitlyn Woodley is a beautiful, determined, high school senior, who embraces her small-town roots and country life. She’s studious, musically gifted, and headed for a successful career in swimming. Aside from a catty group of jealous girls, who taunt her mercilessly, Kaitlyn’s dreams are well within her reach. That is, until she becomes tangled up with the handsome Pistol Black, a rodeo cowboy, who not only turns every girl’s head in the county, but also turns her perfect world upside down.
Kaitlyn’s overprotective twin brother and best friends, begin to see signs that make them question Pistol’s subtle control over her. As secrets are unveiled, they intervene to save her from a possible path of destruction. To their surprise, when best friend Brody steps in to protect her, newly discovered feelings complicate an already volatile situation. Soon, everything begins to change. Old feelings die, new feelings emerge, and the once beautiful path they had traveled over summer, begins to alter with the season.
Will Kaitlyn’s closest friends be able to pull her from the destructive path she’s been led to follow? As the winds of time blast through their lives, the loyalty toward their best friend will remain stronger than ever. They are determined to protect her, even if one of them ends up getting hurt in the hunt for safety. One thing is for certain, none of this close group of friends will be left untouched when fall breaks.
Julie Solano has lived in far Northern California, nearly her entire life. She graduated from CSU, Chico, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Child Development. She later went on to Simpson University where she obtained her multiple subject teaching credential. Julie enjoys life in the “State of Jefferson” where she lives with her husband and two children. As a family, they spend their time tromping around the Marble Mountains and Russian Wilder-ness. They also take pleasure in rafting, skiing, snowmobiling, off-roading, campfires, and living it up in the great outdoors. When she’s not with her family, Julie spends her days teaching next door to her co-author, fellow prankster, and partner in crime, Tracy. The most recent of their crazy adventures was to take on the challenge of writing this silly, little novel about life in their neck of the woods. They hope you have fun reading this story which was inspired by their small town, rural upbringing, and the personalities of their four children.
Born and raised in Northern California, Tracy Justice is a wife, mother, and full-time teacher. She graduated from CSU, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. One of her fondest memories growing up was herding cattle in the Marble Mountains with her family. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding horses, running, hiking, swimming, and of course reading. After some encouragement from Julie, she decided to add “Coauthor” to her ever growing bucket list. She never knew how much fun it would be to write a book with her best friend. She hopes you enjoy reading this story as much as they enjoyed writing it.