Excerpt from By-Pass

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

I am putting the final touches on By-Pass, hoping to have it out next week. So I thought I would share an excerpt for my teaser this week. By-Pass is the third book in the “Breaking the Pattern” series, but also works as a stand alone. It is a young adult contemporary novel; summary below.

Bobby looked at the price tag attached to the laces, his heart sinking. He felt ill. “Two h-hundred,” he murmured. He let out his breath. “I’ll put them back.”

But Katya was thumbing apart her bills. She handed a wad to him. “They don’t go with your suit,” she advised. “You’re not wearing them at the party.”

P.D. Workman, By-Pass Breaking the Pattern #3

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It’s better when she’s happy.

Bobby is a geeky teen who is convinced that his new foster home is everything he has ever hoped for.

His foster mom Katya is so different than any he has ever had; but as her behavior becomes more and more unpredictable and disturbing, he comes to realize that both he and Katya’s daughter Zane are in trouble.

The crazy thing is, Bobby doesn’t want to leave her, and new revelations from Bobby’s own forgotten past throw his quest for a real family into further turmoil.

—Absolutely intriguing story! I loved it! The story line was amazing it kept me wanting to read, and wonder what was going to happen

—By-Pass is a book that will make you think, laugh at times and cry a lot. It was a very good story, emotional and sensitive but also happy a lot of times too. I loved the Breaking the Pattern Series from the first book to the last page of the third book

—An inspiring theme about changing direction in life



  1. Congrats on the almost release, and thanks for visiting yesterday.

  2. Wow! Congratulations on the “almost release!” Such an exciting milestone 🙂 I really enjoyed the teaser, it was easy to follow along and the prose sounds like an engaging one; good luck!

  3. Looks like an interesting relationship between the two of them, and perhaps an unhealthy one on some level. Good luck with finishing it up, it definitely looks good.

  4. Sounds like a great book for YA especially as it is the foster carer who is becoming unpredictable. Thanks for visiting my TT https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/teaser-tuesday-december-2/

  5. A bit too young for this old lady, but sounds like it will do well with fans of YA books.

    My TT this week: http://wp.me/pZnGI-gb

  6. The tease and the cover make it very intriguing.

  7. I am very intrigued! The cover doesn’t really grab me but the teaser and the synopsis sure do. I’d like to read this.
    Thanks for stopping by my teaser today:)

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