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Cherry Blossoms, The Novel

Very shortly, the collected LHW2 series will be available as a paperback and as a one-click e-book purchase. It will also be available in Kindle Unlimited for a few months. A reminder: if you purchase the paperback, I’ve arranged that you can then get the e-book for free.

This is a whopper at 300,000 words and formatting it for print was a chore! It tests the limits of acceptable book size, that’s for sure.  I’ve named the novel Cherry Blossoms to differentiate it from the series, and that was always the title in my head. You see it has significance in the story…

I’m excited about this release, and I can’t wait to get my own copy!

20 thoughts on “Cherry Blossoms, The Novel

  1. Awesome! This was an amazing story. I throughly enjoyed it from start to finish. I already have the stories in my kindle..but it would be cool to have a copy on my shelf.

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  3. Ok, there will be no way of hiding this one! :)What an absolute classic …

  4. I had to shrink the text and line spacing to make it fit in the maximum allowable printed size!

  5. Thanks John C! We missed you around here when the episodes were coming out … could have used your insight!

  6. I’m late to the party on this one. However, after reading the Maggie and Keely series (only through Part 2 so far) and the first to “Separate Schools” books (all that are available so far) and all three of the Scream Queen books, I find I like this one the best. It took me on a wild and crazy ride, yet in the end I was left satisfied.

    KT, you said in the beginning of this book, you fell in love with these characters after spending six months with them. Your affection showed in every word. I loved your detail and the way you wove all of the characters together. And, yes, I liked the ending.

    Please know, that like all your other books, if you ever chose to revisit these characters again I will be overjoyed. Just, please, be as nice to them as you were in this book.

    Thanks again.

    1. Thank you!

      Geoff and Nia are in a way the couple I most would like to return to, but know how difficult that would be. Not saying never, but if I do I see it in a few years, and we move the time slider accordingly. Odie in high school, Geoff and Nia near forty… I would love to do this, but I have no plans ATM.

      I have to say though, that I love John and Janie too, but my mental health stuttered on that series knowing the bad things I intended for such nice people. I will one-hunnerd percent return to them soon and with a vengeance, its just my heart has to be in place…

      And what about Maggie? Oh, and Keely too. I’m so in love with them. I want to show Max’s rollercoaster ride with Keely so fucking bad…

      Why can’t this be my full time job!!!

      1. I truly wish we as fans could subsidize your work more!

      2. Glaucon – I respect KT’s views on the subject, but I really wish she would consider this sometimes.

      3. Really? I feel like their story is the most perfect I’ve ever done, and I worry foraging into it might ruin what has already transpired. But, yeah, shit, it’s like me saying I really like that comfortable and awesome cashmere sweater that looks so good on me, but I worry if I wear it too much the neck hole might start to sag…

      4. Wow… yesterday was big. Y’all have good ideas! I don’t think the sweater will sag, at all. It will only fit better, no pills, either. Do you think Geoff and Nia learned anything? I mean Nia has a bump on her nose! Oh, horrors! Still, your most touching ending, ever. EVER.

      5. Thank you—I do miss spending time with them. That was a special book to write.

      6. KT, I’m just now seeing this because I didnt set my notifications. I was saying I know your stance on patreons or gofundmes, and I wish you would have a different view on them sometimes. I agree that you should leave Nia and Geoff where they’re at, personally.

      7. Whew! I think they are good where they are too…

      8. I also think their story is complete as written.

  7. WRT Six Weeks:

    Oooooh, you have nasty surprises planned for Janie and John? Who’d a thunk it from KT! Are we allowed to speculate mindlessly on what that might entail? And is there any chance one of us is capable of coming up with plot twists that are more depraved than yours, KT, when it comes to our artistic Lothario and the naive upstate housewife?

    1. Bad things? One has to wonder what you consider bad? LOL! We think what happened to Geoff and Nia was pretty bad. Same thing for Jess and Pete–that was pretty bad. Janie is someone we’d like to see just go wild, but we don’t think she’s naive at all–unlike Libby. We think she’s obsessed with Maceo and will eventually go to great ends to get exactly what she wants. The lack of penetration so far means her motor is running and she’s shifting to overdrive. Or, in F1 parlance, she’s got DRS, it’s open, and Janie’s gonna do some overtaking!

    2. *tips hat* Ah-thank you! I’m pretty sure most of you are depraved in your own special ways. It’s a human trait!

  8. I loved this book. Bought the $35 hardcopy doorstop version, and it was worth every penny.

    I fear I may have read my last KT story, since she seems to have abandoned paperbacks altogether and I don’t do ebooks. So many new titles in just the last few months, but I’m stuck on the outside looking in. Makes me very sad, but at least I will always have “Cherry Blossoms,” “Learning Lessons,” “Happy Endings,” the “Maggie” series, and all her other past paperback releases to class up my bookshelves.

    1. So sorry about that, Joey. I will make new paperbacks, but these days I barely have time to write. I’ve said it before: I like paperbacks of my own books because I buy them! But they do take extra time and there are few else who want them. It’s practically just you and me, Joey! It’s about an extra three or four hours per book because of the formatting, the upload, the making of a cover… But I will make them!

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