New Pen Name, too! I couldn’t help myself any longer. My curiosity about Kindle Vella got to me. And Rene Lewis is now having some fun with a new project over there.
BEYOND ALL THE PRETTY COLORS is live and the first four episodes are available with more to follow this week and in the weeks to come. This story is a young adult thriller featuring best friends, secrets, complicated family dynamics, kissing – so much kissing (!), betrayal, and an abduction. It’s told in dual timelines with one moving forward toward the abduction, and the other being revealed through fragmented memories of events after-the-fact.
When sixteen-year-old Maeve reluctantly agrees to a spontaneous road trip with her best friend, she finds herself intrigued by two guys they meet on the road. One gives her chills in all the best ways, the other in all the worst. But no one is all good or all bad. People are complicated, and sometimes, the hardest person to understand, and the hardest to forgive, is yourself.
Kindle Vella features stories told in Episodes meant to be read on a mobile device. The first three episodes of every story are free, sort of like the free preview in books on Amazon. More episodes can be purchased using tokens. New formats are exciting! Some fizzle, some take off like wildfire. What will KV do? Time will tell. In the meantime, please check it out and see what you think.