Hi World, it’s me. Lexxie Couper. You know me, but I think it’s time I introduce to you Cherie M Hudson, my New Adult romance writing pen name.

Why DOES Cherie M Hudson exist, exactly?

The story for Unconditional (Always, Book One) came to me earlier this year. It is an intensely personal labour of love for me more than any other book I’ve written. The heroine, Maci Rowling, a twenty-two year old college student from Plenty, Ohio, suffers from early on-set Parkinson’s Disease. This is a disease I know a lot about because not only did my uncle have Parkinson’s Disease, but my dad suffers from it now, as does one of my brothers.  Uncondtional was, essentially, a book I needed to write as a way of coming to terms with my father and my brother’s futures, as well as the future of my mum and my sister-in-law. But why release it as Cherie M Hudson? Because it ISN’T a Lexxie Couper book.

The characters are younger for starters (22yrs old and 23 yrs old). The plot is not driven by or hinged on erotic and sexual tension. Yes, there is some sex in it, but it isn’t as graphically described as my Lexxie sex scenes. The story is about young people coming to terms with being adults. Learing what it means to be in charge of their own decisions and their own futures…and dealing with adult problems and issues.

It is set for a January 21 release and I can’t tell you how very very proud of it I am.

Cherie M Hudson and Lexxie Couper are separate intities. This will be the last time I talk about Cherie M Hudson here (very soon there will be a hyper link up the top of my site to Cherie M Hudson’s site but for now, you can click HERE for Cherie’s site/blog) but for now, I would like to take this opportunity to share Unconditional’s cover and blurb. I hope you, my Lexxie readers, will read it one day.

She has a future she can’t escape. He refuses to let her face it alone.

Twenty-one. The age when adult life begins. In my case, it’s the age I learned my future sucked, big time, and there was nothing I could do about it. Every minute of every day I face the fact my life is only going to get worse. Why? Because I have early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. I’m not going to let it get me down, but I also can’t let anyone close. That’s not fair to them, or to me. Trust me. So that means my heart and my soul, is off-limits.

But then I get the chance to travel to Australia on a college scholarship program and life royally screws me over. Again. It was meant to be the most exciting ten weeks of my life. It turns out to be the most nerve wracking.

Raphael Jones is an arrogant Australian celebrity, the hottest guy on campus and a pain in my ass. Worst of all, he makes me ache for a life I’ll never be able to have. Especially when he takes me in his arms and does wicked things to my body.

How do I have a hope of surviving ten weeks in Australia when it’s not just the paparazzi who have me in their sights, but Raph as well? Because Raphael Jones is a man who always gets what he wants. And no matter what I say or do, he refuses to accept what I so painfully know: a life and future with me is no life at all.

Unconditional is already on Goodreads (how cool is that!) You can find it HERE