He Who Shall Not Be Named
(a MOLLY McADAMS story
that has nothing to do with Harry Potter)
**PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE
NOT READ DECEIVING LIES YET. SPOILERS BELOW.**
Well, there's no point in lying about it, might as well just tell y'all how it all went down now!
One day, long ago ... yesterday ... I came to the horrifying realization that I left Rachel Ryan extremely pregnant at the end of DECEIVING LIES. She and Kash were expecting a son - which he was so grateful for since his eighteen month-ish old twin girls were already proving to be a handful. Why was this so horrifying, you ask? Well, in TRUSTING LIAM - a story in which I bring the FORGIVING LIES series and TAKING CHANCES series together, and is set about twenty-ish years in the future - there is no son. And by "no son", I don't mean something happened to him. I mean I completely forgot about him, so there is no mention of him whatsoever.
Thanks to a good friend and her quick publicist-thinking mind, we decided that he was a Navy SEAL overseas on a mission. A mission so super secret that he couldn't even be mentioned in TRUSTING LIAM. I let all the girls in my "Molly's Monsters" know what was going on as I found out about it/decided on it, and the BEST Facebook thread ever came about. I decided that if anyone else noticed he was missing, I would only answer with "He's overseas."
- "Molly, where's the brother?" ... "He's overseas."
- "Molly, did you forget about the brother?" ... "He's overseas."
- "Molly, what sandwiches do you like?" ... "He's overseas."
Somehow he started getting compared to Lord Voldemort, except our "Unnamed Ryan" was much hotter since he was a SEAL and had a nose, and my super amazing, super forgiving readers were demanding that I write his story. But I refused for a long, long, longlonglonglonglong time. Saying he wouldn't ever be getting his own story. Sorry 'bout it, missing brother.
However, he was my best secret to date. And I had the best time creating his story over the course of three-and-a-half years and surprising my readers with him.
He is now no longer overseas.
And he is here for you.