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—+Have you ever been afraid to believe in something you know to be true? Tell us how you overcame it. - “Having tired of navigating the labyrinth of my own subconscious, I ask the last question that comes to mind. - ‘What is it that you want from me?’ - Daegan doesn’t respond, and I can’t tell if he doesn’t know what to say or if I’ve offended him in some way. After watching me for quite some time, he offers, ‘I want you to believe.’” - ~Daegan, Velvet Moon Chronicles   #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Have you ever lost someone and felt as though you couldn’t go on without them?  How did you cope? - “A feeling of deep, guttural loss grips me from the inside out and pushes me over the cliff of my memory until it feels like I’m in an unending free fall. I fight the descent knowing that what I need now is stillness to gather my tattered pieces and stitch them back together. I’m desperate to restuff myself, to push my cloudy fibers and mangled bits into a smooth- sewn and seamless exterior. For beneath that doll-like skin of ivory muslin, everything will be new again and perhaps then I can learn to live in a world without him.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Have you ever refused to face a problem in your life even though there were clear, tangible signs of an issue? What happened? - “‘How can you refute the concrete signs of our existence?’ The fierceness in his eyes only serves to push me closer toward shutting down further. ‘That cut on your finger won't be healed by the time you wake up. Will you just ignore it?’” - ~Daegan, Velvet Moon Chronicles - MUSIC: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Dull Life'

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—+Have you ever let yourself down with your actions? Tell us about it. - “With my mind shut down and my willingness to participate nil, I harden my stare and watch while a hint of sadness sweeps across his face, and as it does, I'm certain I've let him down, or perhaps, I've let down myself.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Does death speak to you? Tell us about it. - “‘Soldiers are buried here.’ - Guiding us out of the maze and toward a low stone retaining wall lined with small turrets, some of which are overgrown with bits of moss and wildflowers, he walks beside me, seeming to be affected by what I've said. ‘You could call them that, yes.’ - What I don’t express to him is that I’d know death anywhere, I always have. It speaks to me and whether whispering or shrieking, I've never been able to silence its voice. As if the dead are now sucking the life from the garden around us, I'm hit with the musty odor of rotting plants. When I survey the landscape, which is wilting, I notice the flowers and shrubberies look to have been subjected to a sudden drought.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Have you ever overheard someone talking threateningly about you, though they didn't mention you by name? What did you do? - “‘I'll have her as I did you.’ I need not even question to whom he’s referring, for deep inside the marrow of my bones, I know he means me, and with this realization, I feel my blood growing even hotter.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Have you ever looked at someone’s clothing and appearance thinking you were able to tell a good amount about their life? Were you right or wrong in your assumptions? - “A stray piece of his greying hair slips from the confines of its leather tie and comes to rest by the corner of his almost black eyes. I study his fair skin, which is unevenly weathered as if age had only elected to leave its mark in certain places. Bits of pine needles are caught in the fabric of his cloak and judging by his tall, tree-trunk frame and the woodsman-like air he exudes, I’d surmise he knows the forest better than he knows himself, or anyone else for that matter.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Has your mind ever been so full that you embrace being numb? Tell us about it. "Suddenly, my head slams into something hard and my temples begin to throb. Warm liquid drips down my face and when it enters my mouth, I taste the iron-laden spice of my own blood while, like a light being snuffed out, my thoughts grow dark on all sides, and I embrace the emptiness overtaking my mind." ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles MUSIC: Marika Hackman, 'Drown' #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Have your senses ever told you to run away from someone? Did you listen? - "Hearing a car pull up beside her, she turned and focused on a cab while it parked at the curb. A man was inside paying the driver, and even though she couldn't fully see him, there was a sense of darkness surrounding his presence. Her instincts demanded she walk away, but instead, involuntarily, she moved closer as though her body was under the command of a force outside the directives of her own mind. For reasons unknown, even to her, she had to see him, so, like moth to flame, she stood outside the door intent on meeting him face to face." - ~ Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Has the presence of a new romantic interest made you forget a past lover? Did it make you feel as though you were being disloyal? Tell us about it. "Pressing her toes against the floor, she felt the floorboards beneath her feet growing cold as Evan’s memory was edged out by the potency of Bill’s presence. Although outside, waiting, she could feel him like he was standing right beside her." ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Have you ever wanted emotional pain to pass quickly so you could become a new version of yourself? Tell us about it. - "A feeling of deep, guttural loss grips me from the inside out and slowly pushes me over the cliff of my memory until it feels like I’m in an unending free fall. I fight the descent knowing that what I need now is stillness to gather my tattered pieces and stitch them back together. I’m desperate to re-stuff myself, to push my cloudy fibers and mangled bits into a smoothly sewn and seamless exterior. For beneath that doll-like skin of ivory muslin, everything will be new again and perhaps then I can learn to live in a world without him." - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles - MUSIC: Maja Francis, 'Come Companion'

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--+Have you ever been trapped in lucid, yet restless sleep? Tell us about it. - "What I want is dreamless, motionless sleep, but instead, I’m stuck between the parallel lines of dreaming and waking. I feel like a doll that’s been torn apart, and as I hover in empty space, pieces of my soft stuffing drift around me like an array of cottony snow." - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Have you ever been so unsure in a moment that your senses became heightened? Tell us about it. - "Daegan takes my hand and leads me toward a twisted, knotted tree at the meadow’s edge. With my fingertips now touching his palm, the sound of his steady rhythmic pulse fills my entire body. My heartbeat immediately slows to fall in line with his, from a hummingbird’s pace to that of a lion’s." - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Is there someone you believe fits perfectly with your soul? Tell us about them. "There are gentle lines around his eyes and distinguished-looking flecks of gray in his weekend-whiskered face. Next to his sun-touched skin, my skin is pale and nubile in a way that calls the vast difference in our ages to light, but I care little for such trivialities. He is perfect for me, and I can’t imagine ever fitting into the curve of another man’s soul the way I fit into his." ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles MUSIC: Unions, 'Rescue Me' #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Has a dream ever felt so draining that it forced you into an even deeper sleep? Tell us about it. - “I watch as his eyes become larger, their liquid aqua spilling outward and seeping into every inch of my mind’s eye. I feel weak, drained, and unable to stay awake any longer. Then, my mind dips into the sea of unconsciousness until I’m submerged.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Has a dream ever felt so draining that it forced you into an even deeper sleep? Tell us about it. - “I watch as his eyes become larger, their liquid aqua spilling outward and seeping into every inch of my mind’s eye. I feel weak, drained, and unable to stay awake any longer. Then, my mind dips into the sea of unconsciousness until I’m submerged.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Are parts of your life constructed out of necessity?  Tell us about them. - "Out of necessity, she had carefully constructed her life, making sure every thought and action had an exact purpose. Such self-discipline allowed her to anticipate her clients’ needs without having to expose the private aspects of herself. Whether sexual or intellectual, the psyches of others were what she sought to unlock, leaving little time to delve into her own; but she liked it that way, as it kept things simple and anchored her position in the lives of those who required her care." - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles - Follow along with us here on Instagram for more quotes, questions and book updates. - MUSIC: Beach House, 'All Your Yeahs’

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--+Have you ever sought help, but weren't quite ready to accept it? Tell us about it. "Dr. Lawson watched her winding a strand of raven-colored hair around her pale finger as her perfume snaked its way across the room and flirted with his nostrils. Most of their session had been consumed by her sly circumvention, her bright smile not quite concealing the fear in her eyes." ~Dr. Lawson, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Have you ever been so transfixed with someone's presence that you didn't recognize they were dangerous? Tell us about them. "When a slight movement catches my eye, I look toward a tree a few feet away. It is there, thin beams of light shining down on the right side of its body, revealing the muscular detail of its imposing semi-solid shape. Illuminated by the moonlight, its full form is clear: male, strong, and formidable. It, or rather, he pulses with pure, unrelenting sexual aggression, the incarnation of testosterone so potent, it’s ignited and plumed into the disembodied, smoke-filled form of a man. He is searching me and drinking in every part of my body like I’m the antidote to whatever poison has eroded the flesh I sense he’s desperate to regain. With his eyeless stare boring into me, my blood thickens and hardens as if the liquids inside me are refusing his desire to consume them." ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Do you ever find yourself talking to yourself in a dream? Is it out of fear? Tell us about it. - “I struggle against the man holding me with all my strength, but it’s useless. It feels I’m being restrained by a man made of cement-covered steel, and in knowing there is little I can do to free myself, I plead with my own consciousness to wake.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicle - MUSIC: The Moonshine Music Company, "Early In The Morning"

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—+ Do you believe in loneliness? Tell us why or why not. - “‘People need to believe there’s something bigger than they are. It makes them feel safe.’ - He turned his gaze back toward the blazing flames. ‘I suppose there’s a bit of truth in that. But, don’t you find it lonely?’ - Gathering her words, she answered, ‘I don’t believe in the concept of loneliness.’ His stare was now fixed on her as she finished her thought. ‘Companion or not, I don’t think you’re ever really alone.’” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles   #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+ Is there someone in your life who makes you feel better by just being around them? Tell us about them and tag them if possible to let them know! - “Bill opened the door and let the icy night blanket him as he left her house in a state of full and visceral consumption. Walking down the stairs, his legs felt weak. He didn’t want to leave. He felt better with her by his side.” - ~Bill St. James, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Have you ever awoken from a particularly realistic dream and felt unlike yourself? What did you do? - “Zoë awoke with a start and waited for her sharpening sight to focus on Lucille, who was standing on her ribcage looking down with saucer-like eyes. She placed Lucille on the bed, then eased herself into a sitting position, feeling like she inhabited a foreign body: her heart beating out of rhythm, her mind numb, and any thoughts wanting to take form stopped by a brick wall. It felt like her mind was bifurcating and separating itself from a nightmare that was real enough to shake the very foundation of her existence.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles - MUSIC: Big Thief, 'Pretty Things' #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Can you recall a time when you remember helping others to feel as though they belonged? Tell us about it in the comments below. - “Walking toward McDougal Street, she stared up at the full December moon peeking through a cluster of parting clouds. The Cherokee called it the “Snow Moon,” a time when families were busy storing up goods for the next cycle of seasons. In the event a family couldn’t, her mother would share in the Christmas bounty even though her own family had so little. ‘No one should be without a Clan,’ she would say.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Have you ever had to ignore your own feelings of fear to help ease the worry of a loved one? Did it help, or hurt the situation? - “Bill’s voice drifted in from the bedroom. ‘You were out cold.’ - She stood in the bathroom and listened to her heartbeat pounding in her ears while attempting to compose herself. There was no feasible explanation she could offer him that would quell his concern, seeing as she didn’t herself understand what had happened.” - ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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—+Have you ever seen someone in your life that seemed out of place, as if they’d just stepped out of a movie? Tell us about them. “After the taxi stopped beside her, she watched a man exit the other side of the cab and walk across the street. Keeping her focus on him, she ducked into the cab, noticing his stride was precise and measured, as if he had pre-calculated the exact number of steps it would take to reach the curb. The collar of his long black overcoat was turned up and his fedora was tipped to one side. Catching a glimpse of his black-and-white wingtip shoes as he stepped up onto the curb, it seemed to her he had materialized from a noir film.” ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles MUSIC: Robinson, 'I Don't Trust Myself' #VelvetMoonChronicles

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--+Have you ever fought sleep for fear of dreaming? Did fear or exhaustion win? "Crawling into bed, she let her weight settle into the softness of her mattress; the fatigue saturating her limbs so intense, it felt like she’d been drugged. While part of her mind fought the wave of coming sleep, the other was desperate to let it swallow her up. Then, as if sinking into a lightless sea, she felt herself losing consciousness as darkness closed in on all sides." ~Zoë Hall, Velvet Moon Chronicles #VelvetMoonChronicles

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