Title: The Butterfly Code
Author: Sue Wyshynski
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 15, 2015Summary:
My friends say Hunter Cayman’s dangerous.
They say he's a threat to everyone in town.
I’m not so sure.
As he stands before me in this crowded club with the lights shining around us, I catch something good under Hunter’s dark facade. Something decent and profound.
I don’t know who or what to believe.
But I will find out the truth.
Aeris Thorne is expecting a restful vacation in the remote town of Deep Cove. But on a stormy night, she meets the alluring and mysterious Hunter Cayman, and her life takes an exhilarating turn.
Aeris is both drawn to him and determined to find out what he’s hiding. It’s clear Hunter has found success with the high-security lab on his vast estate. But what Aeris doesn’t know is that he’s tormented by a secret: the truth behind his research.
As he and Aeris are drawn together, the walls he’s built to protect himself threaten to crumble. At the same time, she begins to wonder if she’s found the key to unraveling her own tragic past. When Aeris’s life is threatened, Hunter is forced to make an impossible decision about her future—one that could change everything.
Video of author reading the following Excerpt of Chapter 1
I stumble through the red-tinged nightclub haze and wonder if this is what purgatory looks like. Ella and Gage are nowhere to be seen. Did they leave? I hurry out the club door and cold air engulfs me. A gasp bursts from my lips, half relief, half shudder, as the night’s damp fingers creep through my fluttering dress.
Shivering, I wind my arms around my ribs.
That’s when I see him. Dr. Hunter Cayman.
The man the town has been whispering about. The man no one really seems to know. The man my father despises.
He’s across the street, leaning against a steel monster—a low-slung black car, its curves somehow wicked in the night. Rain sparkles like fire on the front hood under the glow of the orange streetlamps. His startling, magnetic intensity pulls at me so hard that I can’t seem to look away.
For a doctor in charge of a research facility, he’s young. Late twenties, maybe. His dark gray T-shirt stretches across his muscular chest. His thumbs are hooked into the pockets of his well-fitting jeans, and his strong forearms are bare to the relentless drizzle. In fact, he seems to enjoy the misty wetness. Like he’s in his element. The way I would be on a beach in Hawaii, a million miles away from this tiny, nowhere town.
Despite the midnight sky, he’s wearing dark glasses. Like the car, they, too, sparkle with rain. His face is rugged, more handsome than beautiful. His strong jaw is shadowed faintly with stubble. I wonder what he looks like when he smiles. If he does smile.
Why is he here? Is he debating whether to go in? Or is he waiting for someone?
For one dizzy, strange moment, I wish he were waiting for me. Aeris Thorne.
Quiz: What Kind of Fictional Character Are You?
Sue Wyshynski is the author of the new release, The Butterfly Code.
To celebrate the launch of her new fictional star, Aeris Thorne, Sue created this fun quiz.
What kind of fictional character would you be?
Test yourself and find out!
1. In The Butterfly Code, Aeris meets Hunter at a nightclub. It's your turn. A stranger you find attractive makes eye contact across a crowded dance floor.
a) You smile politely, and then move inconspicuously closer in hopes of meeting.
b) You raise your drink in salute and watch to see his response.
c) You smile brightly, then bite your lip and worry that you were being too obvious.
d) You weave through the crowd, walk right up, and invite him to dance.
2. Aeris' best friend disapproves of her crush. It's your turn. How do you handle this challenge?
a) You state that you like him and you really hope she will come around.
b) You keep both happy by spending quality time with your friend away from your crush.
c) You are disappointed and worried about how to bridge the gap between them.
d) You try to investigate what it is exactly that's making your friend feel this way.
3. In The Butterfly Code, Aeris faces some nerve-wracking situations. It's your turn. You arrive home to find a strange man escaping from your house.
a) You whip out your phone and race after him to try and snap a photo for investigators.
b) You retreat to a safe place and call the police.
c) You search your house and the surrounding area for victims that may be hurt.
d) You hurry inside to investigate what he was after.
4. Aeris is caught in frustrating situations. It's your turn. You run out of gas on a country road.
a) You grab the gas can you always carry in your trunk and flag down a ride to the nearest station.
b) You pull out your phone and call AAA.
c) You call a family member or your best friend to bring you some gas.
d) You use your GPS to find the shortest walking distance between you and a gas station.
5. In The Butterfly Code, it seems everyone has an opinion about what Aeris should do in a certain situation. It's your turn. Everyone wants to tell you what to do.
a) You politely tell them that you know what to do and you plan to do it.
b) You listen to everyone's advice and then make your decision.
c) You make a list of all the pros and cons before you decide how to proceed.
d) You've made your decision, but you'll let people weigh in.
If you answered mostly a's, you are: An Analyst. Think Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games), Sarah (Orphan Black). You radiate self-confidence, and you're somewhat mysterious to the rest of the world. You're an idealist and believe anything is possible with the right amount of effort. You stand by your principles and are wise beyond your years. Remember that a romantic partner may not always stand up to your ideals, but they have other gifts worthy of your admiration!
If you answered mostly b's, you are: A Diplomat. Think Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones). You radiate authenticity and your charismatic nature lights up a room. In relationships, you're a team player and romantic partners feel comfortable placing their trust in you. Your passion makes people want to be around you. Be cautious about your openness and sensitivity as that can sometimes cause you to get hurt.
If you answered mostly c's, you are: A Sentinel. Think Hermione Granger (Harry Potter). You radiate honesty, patience, and responsibility. You are kind and have a deep caring for others. You make a truly dedicated partner and have strong family values. You will put a lot of effort into making your union a happy one. Remember that sometimes it's okay to bend the rules and try new things.
If you answered mostly d's, you are: An Explorer. Think Captain Janeway (Star Trek Voyager). You radiate curiosity and a cool rationalism. You love exploring and troubleshooting, and you seek out people with independent points of view. Romantic partners are drawn to your optimism and lust for life. Sometimes you need to actively focus on relaxing and opening up, but it's worth the effort.
What kind of fictional character is Aeris Thorne? An Analyst, a Diplomat, a Sentinel, or an Explorer? Read The Butterfly Code and find out!
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Sue Wyshynski's writing style has been described as immersive, emotional, and action-packed.
According to Sue, "Writers must do more than write; they must try to speak to the hearts of the world."
The Butterfly Code, coming this fall, is Sue's first New Adult romantic suspense.