Authors: Annabel Fanning
He laughs, pleased by my reaction, and then bows his head to kiss me, slowly, in time with the tempo of the music. The whoops from our audience die away until all that’s left is he and I inside our bubble. All I can fathom is Logan, my husband, and the tune that we dance to.
It really is the perfect song.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that each chapter is named after a song? Below is the playlist for
She Part 2
I chose these songs because I felt their essence was a great reflection of the content of the corresponding chapter. All songs can be found on a playlist on my website here:
Kill Of The night
by Gin Wigmore
I’ll Be Your Lover
by Van Morrison
Ex’s And Oh’s
by Elle King
What A Man
by Jessica Mauboy (a Linda Lyndell cover)
Dancing In The Dark
by Bruce Springsteen
by Bryan Adams
by Tuna Turner
by Kelly Clarkson
Sex On Fire
by Kings Of Leon
It’s My Party
by Lesley Gore
by Emma Louise
Everything Has Changed
by Taylor Swift, ft. Ed Sheeran
by Charles Aznavour
BONUS Chapter —
Start of Time
by Gabrielle Aplin
Available on my website here:
And the song that they were dancing to at the end? Well, that’s whatever YOU envision it to be.
These are the lyrics of
by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer, a perfect encapsulation of how Logan feels about Gemima, and the namesake for their story.
She may be the face I can’t forget
A trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or the price I have to pay
She may be the song that summer sings
May be the chill that autumn brings
May be a hundred different things within the measure of a day
She may be the beauty or the beast
May be the famine or the feast
May turn each day into a heaven or a hell
She may be the mirror of my dream
A smile reflected in a stream
She may not be what she may seem inside her shell
She who always seems so happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
No one’s allowed to see them when they cry
She maybe the love that cannot hope to last
May come to me from shadows of the past
That I’ll remember ’til the day I die
She may be the reason I survive
The why and wherefore I’m alive
The one I’ll care for through the
Rough and rainy years
Me, I’ll take her laughter and her tears
And make them all my souvenirs
For where she goes I’ve got to be
The meaning of my life is…she
Other Books By Annabel
She Part 1
— out now.
The Portal Opener
trilogy — releasing later this year.
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Jennifer, you’ve been an amazing beta reader! Your advice has been inspiring, and your insights have shown that you know Gemima and Logan as well as I do. I feel like they are as much yours as they are mine. While it took me longer than I ever anticipated to finish their story, you have always been supportive, encouraging, and never pushy, so
so much! I can’t wait to share my future characters with you too.
Jardine, I had only been on Facebook a day or two when I noticed you sharing/promoting She Part 1 out of the blue, and you haven’t stopped since — you’re Chief Pimpette for a reason! I am so grateful for the time that you’ve given to me and my characters. Your unwavering support, encouragement, and banter has been heartwarming and a huge help to me in finishing Part 2. You’ve made such a difference. Thank you, thank you!
Stephanie, that relaunch of She Part 1 back in January would have fallen flat without you. Thank you for being there to bounce ideas off, and for supporting my endless endeavours. We both went to ground for several months, and now we’ve reunited for Part 2. It feels so right to have you be a part of this journey, thank you for everything you contribute.
Amber, I was so wonderfully surprised when I stumbled across your review of She Part 1. I had tears in my eyes when I read it. We’d never spoken before then, and yet your words were so akin to my own thoughts/feelings about these characters. Thank you for “getting” Gemima and Logan, and for understanding and putting down in your reviews everything that I ever hoped to achieve in writing their story. Your words are a perfect validation that I’ve succeeded.
Bindi, thank you for your eagle eyes and your “nerdiness”, and Cass, thank you for helping me with my French. You’ve both had a huge impact on helping me to put forward the best possible version of this book.
Julie, Laura, Maria, Samantha, Sandra, whether beta reading or promoting (or both) you’ve all contributed so much time, energy, and support over the past year, and I’m
grateful to each of you. It never fails to amaze me how passionate and encouraging you are. I appreciate you so much!
My family, thank you for discovering what I’ve spent the last year writing and not saying “why the fuck are you writing that?” but rather “when can I read it?”
Samuel, thank you for always being there.
And a final thanks goes to…
Gemima, for making me laugh. Logan, for daring me to dream big. And the me who embarked on this journey eighteen months ago, to whom I now say — you made an awesome decision.