Everything I Want (Book #1): I’m standing here in complete darkness. Static fills my ears and all I hear is the muffled sound of the chanting and screaming of the crowd. I can hear my own heart beating in my ears. I don’t know whether to laugh, yell, cry, scream, or even puke. I’m completely frozen. Everything plays out around me and I know it’s time. The panic inside me slowly fades away and adrenaline starts pumping heated blood through my veins. Instead of feeling weak, I begin to feel strong. Looking over my shoulder, I notice him. Tristan. He’s watching me intently. Tristan is the misery I crave. He’s probably waiting for me to fuck up. Yes, I’m nervous as hell, but I won’t let him see it, or feed off of it. No . . . this time I will starve him, and show everyone here what I can do. The shadow of my smile releases the last of the fear. I glance back at him one more time. He’s still standing there, like a statue. Stepping to edge, I know now what can break him. Tonight, I’ll risk everything …
Everything I Need (Book #2): Some who see me, see that I’m a rock star. Others see me just by my appearance…or my talent. But one woman, just one, saw past all that. Even when I dragged her through the f*cking dirt she got back up and dusted herself off. Her blue eyes pierced right through me, weakening me. Her voice soothed, calmed me. She riled me up and got me going, then slammed on the brakes. Then I f*cked everything up… I hate everything right now, but I really wish I could hate her. It would make things so much fucking easier if I could. But I cant… I’m f*cking in love with her.
Everything I Have (Book #3): I fucked up. This wasn’t supposed to happen, not now, not ever! I think? Shit. I don’t know what to think anymore. These last two years have turned my life upside down. Right when I finally think I have everything going exactly
how I want it, something always fucking happens. But this something is not so easily forgotten. Part of me wishes it could be, but the other…wants this more than anything. I have never been so scared in my entire life as I am right now. I feel so alone. He won’t want this. He won’t want me. But what if? What fucking if? He does… Tristan, I’d give this part of me for you… ~Sophia
Beautifully Chaotic: These lies… don’t seem to hurt. Bend this soul, down to the earth. Why try… to feel the sting. It only, causes burn… Wash away… all this dirt. Only me, is all who knows. Fading far, never be heard. And I try, God have I tried. To live again. With peace… in my own soul. That’s desperately, begging for the end.
Natalie Barnes is the Amazon International Bestselling author of Everything I Want, Everything I Need, and Everything I Have. She is Native American and grew up on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Natalie spent most of her twenties working in an accounting department as a bookkeeper before she decided to pursue her passion and write full time. Natalie likes to write with a wicked desire to push her readers to a provocative edge. She is inspired to write by listening to music, which she believes is an influential part of the creative process in her writing. She still resides in Michigan with her family.