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    The Ballad by Ashley Pullo

    + Favorite Quotes

    [su_quote]A couple of hours . . . doesn’t Dr. Wong know this is a matter of life and death and I may be forced to deliver my baby with a pot of boiling water and a pair of scissors?[/su_quote] [su_quote]Adam has the most engaging smile and I realize, this is a private smile reserved just for me . . . like he’s waited his whole life for just one smile.[/su_quote] [su_quote]She’s more than a breath of fresh air in a Manhattan bar, she’s oxygen.[/su_quote] [su_quote]It’s quite an accomplishment for a musician to build a story in reverse and maintain the momentum of a ballad.[/su_quote]

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    The InterludeNovelette – The Interlude

    My Recommendation:

    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)

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    The InterpretationNovelette – The Interpretation

    My Recommendation:

    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.

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    [box_light]1st in The Bridge Series
    1: The Ballad
    2: The Refrain—Early 2014[/box_light]

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