The Ballad by Ashley Pullo
Novelette – The Interlude
This short and sweet story features Natalie, a character whom we meet in The Ballad. It’s funny, lovely, and little bit steamier than The Ballad, and it leaves a lot to be hopeful for with future promised books and novelettes.
“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Strangers on a train. Lovers. Friends.
The Interlude is a novelette from the narrative voice of the snarky yet lovable Natalie LeGrange. It can be enjoyed as a quick standalone, or as a charming and heart-felt intermission to The Bridge Series. (Approximately 10,000 powerful words)
Novelette – The Interpretation
This little nugget is worth reading for a scene Ashley and I have dubbed #TheNotPablo. Not only is this story funny, but when you get to the scene on the fancy boat with the fancy guy and Chloe gets up close and personal with the ship’s wheel? You’ll send both me and Ashley a thank-you note.
- noun in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-
- the act or result of explaining or interpreting something : the way something is explained or understood
- a particular way of performing music
Chloe LeGrange lives impulsively in the moment… but what if she receives an unexpected glimpse into her future?
Join the dynamic heroine of The Ballad as she struggles with her present, yearns for the simplicity of her past and anticipates the inception of her future.
The Interpretation can be enjoyed on its own or as an intermission to The Bridge Series. Approximately 13,000 magical words.
Playlist[box_light]1st in The Bridge Series
1: The Ballad
2: The Refrain—Early 2014[/box_light]
Boy loves girl, always. Girl loves boy.
Boy needs girl. Girls wants boy. Boy meets girl.
Chloe LeGrange is a Canadian-born singer/songwriter guided by her internal rhythm and raw emotions. Her impulsive behavior makes her a natural performer, but deep down, she craves self-control. Enter the elusive Adam Ford, a successful attorney, emotionally guarded and extremely sexy. His calm composure and innate perception are exactly what Chloe needs, but she soon learns that his self-discipline is simply a protective armor.
The Ballad is written in the unique narrative style of Chloe’s sentimental approach to life, love and all things in between, with unpredictable crescendos and intimate verses. How does love start? When does love end? Or maybe it’s the middle of the story that really counts, the part when life happens, either propelling the relationship into a beautiful romance or dissolving into a predictable wasteland of misconceptions. Join Chloe and Adam on their journey through the picturesque streets of Brooklyn, so passionate and intense that a simple love story becomes a romantic ballad.