Today we have an exclusive excerpt from Nazarea Andrews' Forever Found!! I am so excited for this novella, a sequel to Girl Lost. For the first time, Nazarea is telling Peter Pan's story from Peter's eyes. Be sure to read all the way down for our exclusive excerpt, as well as her fantastic giveaway!
The hospital is eerie and rubs at my skin. I’ve been away from the island for almost a year, and I still hate being away. Still hate every inch of this place—too loud and crass and fucking cold. It’s worth it, if I get her back. But I’ll hate every minute of it.
Tank is sitting in Belle’s room and his eyes flick to me as I enter, a new tension settling over him. One of my first lost boys, and best. He’s been loyal for longer than I can even remember, and he’s given it up to follow me here.
We can’t go back. And we can’t stay.
“How is she?” I ask, stepping up to the tiny girl lying frail and broken in the bed. She twitches at my voice, but doesn’t wake.
“She’s dying. Gwendy-bird needs to get her shit together.” He pauses and then, “She was here, tonight.”
I go still, staring at Belle. She hadn’t mentioned that.
“Did you tell her?” Tank asks.
I can see her, standing in the house me and the boys had shared, and she’s staring, her eyes wide and terrified. The way she looked on that godforsaken boat, so long ago. Except now she’s standing here, seven years and a thousand lifetimes older, and the pirate is by her side, and I’m losing her.
Forever Found Synopsis:
Losing Gwen was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to survive. I’ve never loved anyone the way I love her. But finding her was never about that. And now that I have found her–now that she knows the truth about me and the Island, I have to trust her to believe. Because her leaving me didn’t just destroy me–its killing Neverland. I need her to love me. But we all need her to believe again. Peter Pan has grown up and found the girl who left–but the stakes are higher than ever in this romantic conclusion to the story begun in Girl Lost.
Girl Lost Synopsis:
Northern was supposed to be a fresh start—a place where people didn’t know who I was or how I had spent years in and out of mental institutes. People didn't know about my parents death or the island no one heard of. But when Peter sits next to me in lit class, I can’t stop the memories, and I don’t want to. He looks too much like the boy from the island, and despite my best intentions, coaxes my secrets from me. He’s gorgeous, irresistible, a little mad, and completely lost—we are a pair of broken cogs in a world neither of us truly fits into. He is somehow gentle and fierce, heartbreaking in his devotion and savage in his defense. When Belle, his best friend, shows up, pale and lovely and sick, Peter pulls away from me, a startling withdrawal. It’s a relationship that scares and confuses me. She is at times warm and friendly, and other times is violent and unpredictable. Peter says that he wants me, but refuses to let himself get close. And there are secrets, surrounding both of us, that border on nightmares. As the memories close in, as Belle gets sicker and more violent, I’m torn between what is true and what I believe, and what this magical boy knows about my mysterious past.
Nazarea Andrews Bio:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series, and Edge of the Falls. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.