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Scott and Winny went to Café Flores wanting to escape their normal teen troublesnow they just want to leave alive.... 

TEN MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING: Scott Bradley is in the café’s basement storeroom.  His girlfriend breaks up with him over the phone because he’s late picking her up for the big end-of-the-year party.  He can’t go to the party, but he can’t go home either, knowing his dad will still be in a drunken rage. Meanwhile, Winsome Sommervil wants just one night to let loose and get away from her mother’s crushing expectations. Instead, she’s stranded at the café after her best friend ditches her in a misguided attempt at matchmaking.

10:00PM: Closing time at Café Flores. The door should be locked, but it isn’t. Scott and Winny are about to become hostages.

TEN MINUTES AFTER CLOSING: The first gunshot is fired, and someone is dead. Winny, Scott, and the others need to come up with a plan soon or they may not live to see morning.


JESSICA BAYLISS is an author with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology who loves all things reading and writing. Her work crosses genres including romance, urban fantasy, and horror. She lives in Connecticut. Ten After Closing is her first young adult novel.

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