Awards and Accolades for Snapdragon

Awards and Accolades for Snapdragon

The rules are simple: unattached companionship, toe-curling sex and a clean break whenever it ends. And it will end. Either one can say the single word that will break it off: Snapdragon.

Deeply meaningful, desperately sexual, and inevitably bittersweet, Snapdragon deals with the quandary of choosing love over career, the weight of adulthood and the complexity of modern work-life. It rewrites the book on what a 21st century relationship should look like and keeps the reader wondering how it will end.

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We both know what this is, even if we've never said it. I was so close to telling her. Then my promotion came through. I’m not proud of all the rules I broke, the half-truths I let her believe. Fixing things between us now isn’t about overcoming the distance—it’s about overcoming the lies. I've hidden more than she has. And there are things she wants to know. She was right about me all along.

Chrysalis rips open a new chapter in the romance genre, presenting complex characters, intense attraction, complicated choices and modern love for the real world. It is for anyone who struggles with competing priorities and demands on their time, but who wants to believe in love. It is told from Michael’s point of view and its prequel, Snapdragon (Book One in the Love Conquers None duet), is told from Darby’s perspective.



"Son, you are here to receive a precious gift. It is one that my father bestowed upon me, and that his father bestowed upon him—one I will pass on to you now and expect that you give to your own sons when it is time."

"You are a Whitney, and were therefore born with certain natural—endowments—that predispose you to success with women. But, there is a beauty in sex which, if you could only grow to appreciate it—an art which, if you could only commit to learning it—will bring you and the women in your life such divine fulfillment as most mortals never know. It is the art of worship, Reed, and it has very little to do with sex."


For those of you who read my fanfic when I wrote under GreenPuma for Twilight, you know that The Art of Worship started out as a fic with Carlisle teaching a virginal Edward about taking the big leap with Bella. You may also remember that, despite its popularity, I never finished this fic. There are good reasons for that: at first, I dropped out of fanfic because I was busy with a tough pregnancy. Then I was busy raising an infant. Then me and Mr. Blades were busy getting busy again and I was busy with infant number two. I'm mostly writing original fic now. But I have always regretted not finishing this one. I've done a significant rewrite that still keeps its great bones. I hope you take a look!