She has written the first in this trilogy, Pulled, as well as a collection of short works entitled Short Shorts. Her work can also be found in the 2012 edition of The Goose River Press Anthology and the 2012 Maine Writing Project’s Anthology, Writeous.
Pulled: Naya Adams has given up on feeling loved. A walking cliché, Naya lost her parents in a freak car accident at thirteen and has been living with her detached foster ‘adults’ ever since. When Naya enrolls in one of the most respected theatre programs in New England, she is more than eager to trade in her pain for the spotlight. College would finally be the fresh start she’d longed for.
Unfortunately for Naya, her high school boyfriend, and abuser, Seth, tags along–trapping her in the cycle of tarnished love.
Accustomed to emotional numbness, Naya enters her first acting class, unaware of what was waiting on the other side of the door: her Twin Flame. Rarer and more intense than soul mates, Twin Flames search for centuries looking for their other half. It is in another student, an olive-skinned and terribly scarred sophomore named Etash, that Naya will discover what being loved really means.
Although they both try to resist each other, their bond is ultimately too strong. Together they’ll learn that this is not the first time they have been pulled together, nor will it be their last.
But how will her abuser react to Naya’s new flame?
Pulled Back: What if true love never died? What if it just got re-born? What would you do when that love found you again?
“Have you ever seen two people in your life that you knew,” Kari asks, “who you just knew in your gut that they were meant to be together?” I start to answer, but she holds up her hand to stop me. “Now, I’m not just talking about two people in lust or even simple love. I’m talking about the kind of feeling that consumes your entire body; takes you hostage. A feeling so powerful that makes you do or say anything, just to be near them? Almost like you’re being pulled towards them?” She glances over at me to get my reaction.
My mouth opens to say ‘no’ but it’s a lie. That’s exactly how I feel about Jada.
“That’s what I thought,” she says with a groan. “Jada does that to you, doesn’t she?”
I start coughing, surprised at her perceptiveness. “I never said that,” I force out.
She shakes her head. “You didn’t have to. It’s plain as day when you too look at each other.” She pulls into my driveway and cuts the engine. “And that is exactly the reason you need to stay away from that girl.”