So, this happened:
In other news, my child is now taking THE BUS! This has saved my life. The moms on the block threw an intervention at the block party a couple of weeks ago for me. I mean, it wasn’t all that dramatic, more like, ‘why the hell are you driving him to school when the bus will DROP HIM OFF AT YOUR HOUSE?!’
I didn’t know that. And the bus stop is literally three houses down. There are several other kindergardeners on the bus, along with a fab monitor named Cathy who everyone in the neighborhood knows. But I was nervous at first, because he’s five. And it’s a looong day to begin with.
Day #1: Hug him tight. Watch the bus drive away as he doesn’t even look out the window to wave back and wonder if it would be weird for me to jump on top of the bus and ride with him to school.
Day #1 drop off: run into the street and almost get hit by the bus because I’m worried he’s not on the bus (he was)
A week into the process: My neighbor and I are so excited to wave goodbye to the bus and get our freedom that the bus driver laughs at us, because he knows this. By next week, we’ll be in her house having coffee before the bus drives away.
Anyway, thanks so much for all your comments – it’s so good to ‘see’ all of you! And thanks for the great comments I’m getting on Mirror Me (it’s definitely more thriller than romance than my other Tyler books, which is why I put it under Thrillers at Amazon :). I think you guys will enjoy Rule of Thirds with Jacoby and Ward (and I’m going to label it and any other Tyler mm’s as SE Jakes writing as Stephanie Tyler on the cover to avoid confusion):
RULE OF THIRDS
Book Two of the Mirror Series
Jacoby Razwell has been a grifter, a vic and an FBI agent in WITSEC…
He’s also the brother of a serial killer.
Jacoby Razwell comes from a family of gypsies, tramps and thieves…but when he discovers that his sister, Jessica, is a killer, he immediately tries to extricate himself from her. In retaliation, his sister leaves him badly scarred, words of warning carved into his body. He immediately runs to Special Agent Ward Thayer, the man in charge of the unsolved murders that Jacoby knows his sister is behind.
Ward takes him in and puts him under the FBI’s protection. But Jacoby wants more, and, after a year of cooperating with the FBI, he insists on entrance to the Academy. Jacoby completes the training at Quantico with flying colors, and soon he’s hunting Jessica—and other serial killers—next to Ward. They’ve become partners at work and partners at home…until Jessica finds a way to tear them apart.
Now, charged with protecting a witness who has his own dangerous secrets to hide, Jacoby and Ward must attempt to bring Jessica to justice at last, all the while knowing that this time they’ll have to run toward danger and put their lives—and relationship—on the line.