Holder has a lot to say.

Hey. Holder, here. So, I have this really cool girlfriend who likes to read. You might remember her. Sky? Killer sense of humor?  Incredible mouth?

Well, we’ve been dating for a few months now and, although I don’t really pay attention to her when she reads to me, I still like watching her while she does it. There’s just something about those lips.
Okay, I’m getting sidetracked. Anyway, the first night I ever went to her house she had this book that our friend Breckin gave her. It was called SLAMMED. Heard of it?  Well, this may just be speculation, but I heard somewhere that Colleen wrote SLAMMED from Will’s point of view and has been sitting on that manuscript for a while. Sky is getting really irritated because she really wants to read it. She read a teaser for it here and I swear that’s all she can talk about! If I hear her say one more time how she needs more “Will Cooper,” I’m going to have to send her another ego-deflating text. I know he’s only fictional, but I’m starting to get a little jealous.
So, back to the point again. I was able to find out for Sky when she’ll finally get more “Will Cooper.” Not that I want her to have more Will, but I always tell her I’ll do whatever it takes to make her happy. If she wants to read out loud to me…I’m sure not going to stop her. I just hope it’s a long book so I can watch her lips for hours.
Ugh! There I go again. BACK TO MY POINT!
I heard Colleen was just sitting on this manuscript until…hell…I don’t even know why she wasn’t sending it to her publisher. Maybe it had to do with getting Sky’s story out first in Hopeless. That would make sense, right? It was pretty crazy.
Now this is just hearsay, but I heard Colleen is working with ATRIA BOOKS for the final installment of the SLAMMED SERIES. The third book is still untitled, but people have been referring to it as “Will’s Story” or “This Girl.” Whatever it will be titled, Sky will be happy to know that I found out the e-book will be released this April. She is going to be so damn happy to know that.
At least now she’ll stop whining once she has more Will Cooper and she’ll start reading out loud again while we’re together…in her bed…her head on my chest…book in hand…her lips…Shit! Sorry. I hope Sky never finds out just how much she occupies my thoughts or her ego would grow even bigger, if that’s possible. Hold on while I send her a quick ego-deflating text before she starts to realize how incredible she really is.

Hey, babe.  I’ll be at your house in an hour, so make sure you brush your teeth really well for the next sixty minutes.  Not that I plan to kiss you when I see you because your lips are really unattractive.  It’s all I think about; how unattractive they are.  Seriously unkissable lips.  Not thinking about tasting them at all.  Nope.  

Okay, she should remain grounded for a while with that one. While the news might make Sky happy about Will Cooper, it sort of put me in a funk. Only because I started thinking, “What’s so special about Will Cooper?”

I mean, sure he’s way talented with his poetry and all that, and he seems like a really good guy. But why him? Why not me?
I threw the idea out there for Colleen, because if you think about it, I’ve got a lot to say myself. Y’all already know what I was thinking during the best first kiss in the history of first kisses with this post. But I keep thinking about all the questions that were left lingering in Hopeless. Questions like these:

“What was Holder thinking when he saw Sky in the grocery store?”

“What was he thinking when he saw the bracelet?”

“What did Holder do during the month that he left Sky after the incident in the cafeteria?”

“Why did Holder leave his mother shortly after Les died?”

“Why did he leave Austin on bad terms with his father?”

“What was he like before he met Sky?”

“What prompted him to crawl back through Sky’s window that night after not speaking to her for four weeks?”

“What was going through Holder’s head the moment he found out about what happened to Les?”

Tons of questions, right? I went ahead and answered them all in hopes that Colleen would finally decide to write MY version of the story. If she can write one for Will, she should write one for me, right?


Well, ATRIA BOOKS thought it was a good idea and agreed with me, so now Will isn’t the only one with his own story. I don’t know what I want mine to be called yet but we can get to that later. The good news is, Colleen is releasing HOPELESS from my point of view and the ebook will be available in July. It’s good to know that Sky will have more Will Cooper in just a couple of months and then more of me shortly after that! I’m about to let Sky in on the good news. Knowing her, she’ll probably be more excited about Will’s Story than my story.

Nah. That girl loves me way too much to prefer Will over me. She’s “Team Holder” all the way.

Like, Live, Love

Dean Holder

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