Chapter 3 is in the pipeline now. I hope you all love it.
A quick note on the tone of book 3 overall. I'm going to be removing some tags that I included when I first posted it, like the RAPE tag. No rapes are detailed in the story, but an assault IS discussed extensively, which is why I initially thought it was prudent to put up the warning. Book 2 overall goes to some dark places and plays on some very powerful emotions. There IS light, but also darkness this time around. Not to worry though. The clouds DO part for Matt. I promise.
Again, thanks to all the people who send me feedback, good and bad. I understand the story really isn't for everyone and there were some very emotionally charged responses to the first two chapters. I was reminded last night that I wouldn't be getting such intense responses if people didn't care about the characters and the story, so a renewed thank you to everyone, even the ones that raged at me.