NOW IT'S MICHAEL'S TURN...
We both know what this is, even if we've never said it. I was so close to telling her. Then my promotion came through. I thought we had more time. Time to break down the last barriers. To figure things out on our own. To choose one another willingly—not because my move to Sydney forced our hands. Not like this.
I’m not proud of all the rules I broke—all the half-truths I let her believe. I did what every guy who likes a girl does: showed her the best parts of me in a desperate attempt to get her to like me back. Fixing things between us now isn’t just about overcoming the distance—it’s about overcoming the lies. But I've hidden more than she has. And there are things she wants to know. She was right about me all along.
Awards and Accolades for Chrysalis and for Kilby Blades:
2018 Emma Award for Diversity in Romantic Literature Finalist - Interracial Romance
2018 Emma Award Winner for Best Debut Author
What Reviewers Have to Say...
"Chrysalis is the very satisfying culmination of an epic romance. Kilby Blades' ability to develop the characters and their relationship, and to carry you along with them, is as evident here as it was in Snapdragon."
-Laurie K, Amazon Verified Reviewer
"The two book series is the best I've read since finishing Sylvia Day's Crossfire series. Not only are the protagonists compelling, their story is a realistic reflection of modern tensions ambitious men and women face between careers and love."
- Amazon Verified Reviewer
"This ended differently than I had expected. But in a more modern way. What a combination of minds."
- Lorena Helfers, Amazon Verified Reviewer
About the Author
Kilby Blades is a 40-time-award-winning author of Romance and Women's Fiction. Her debut novel, Snapdragon, was a HOLT Medallion finalist, a two-time Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, and an IPPY Award medalist. Kilby was honored with an RSJ Emma Award for Best Debut Author in 2018, and has been lauded by critics for “easing feminism and equality into her novels” (IndieReader) and “writing characters who complement each other like a fine wine does a good meal” (Publisher’s Weekly). When she’s not writing, Kilby goes to movie matinees alone, where she eats Chocolate Pocky and buttered popcorn and usually smuggles in not-a-little-bit of red wine. Kilby is a mother, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story.