Teaser Tuesday: Wolfin Falls

Teaser

“Maybe it’s money-grubbing Larry with a few buddies to intimidate my father,” I guessed before hopping out of the truck. I had to start dinner and finish a couple of essays.

Camille grabbed my arm as soon as I was about to step onto the porch. Damn, she moved fast. “Summer, wait,” she hissed. “Let me go in first. Get back inside the car.”

“No way. Money-grubbing Larry isn’t going to scare me out of my own house,” I declared. I stormed past Camille and unlocked my front door. Funny. Why go through the trouble of breaking into a house and locking the door? I strolled in, the house stinking of beer and cigarette smoke. So was dad here as well? I had no clue.

I rushed into the living room and spotted something I hadn’t expected…

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“‘I will love, cherish, honor, and stay true to you. I promise to forsake all others, and love you with everything in me. I promise to allow my soul to enter the afterlife only when yours does.’ That’s what you told Mira, Deric. You promised to be her eternal spouse. And you’re telling me that those feelings suddenly went away?” I challenged.

Teaser Tuesday: Romance Compilation

About The Book!

This romance compilation is on Kindle Unlimited and includes:

Esperanza

When you’re evicted by two lovers, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride?

Theresa

     When you’re disowned by your father, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride?

Julia

     When you’re trying to escape a controlling aunt, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride?

Liz

When you’re nearly killed by a hitman, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride?

Teaser!

 

Who knew a history debate could get someone canned?, Liz Sanders thought as she stormed out of the diner. It had only been less than two weeks, and she was unemployed. This wasn’t good news, since she was the only breadwinner. Her sister Nancy had gotten divorced, and spent most of her days on her laptop. She claimed that she was doing research on some ways to earn cash. Liz couldn’t help but think that getting a job would have been a better use of her sister’s time. But Nancy had broken into hysterics the last time Liz tried voicing her opinion.   It looks like I’ll need to fire up that old laptop, Liz thought, before brushing sweat from her forehead. It was freakin’ hot outside.

Liz approached her apartment building, wishing that Essie were still around. The woman was much better at dealing with Nancy’s antics. Liz would have gone back to North Dakota, but her mother had wanted her to leave so that she could spend time with her new husband. Running to her dead-beat father wasn’t an option either. She lost touch with him five years ago,  so didn’t have contact information for him. Dammit, if only she hadn’t corrected someone on the date of the signing of the Magna Carta she would still be a waitress. Who knew that the pompous jerk would have found offense?

Liz used her key to enter the building, and walked to one of the first-floor units. She frowned when she twisted the knob, surprised that the door was unlocked.  It was broad daylight so Liz supposed that it wasn’t that big of a deal.   She entered, and frowned at what she saw. A tall man with glasses stood in her living room,  with the couch behind his legs. It was as if he had just gotten onto his feet. He pulled a gun that was obscured by a couch cushion, and pointed the weapon  at her. Fear drove Liz’ instincts.  She quickly dove to the floor, as the first shot went off.  The bullet slammed into the section of wall   that was a foot from where she had been standing. The trajectory of the bullet made the frightened woman draw one conclusion, the guy was a bad shot.

 

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Memory Ln., Monday 09/14/2021

Introduction

As an author, I get asked the same question by curious friends, family members, and strangers. “How did you come up with that idea?” Let me just say, that no matter how often I’m asked the question, it doesn’t get easier to answer. One would be surprised how the smallest situation like a paper cut could inspire an entire chapter. It’s amazing how heart break can sometimes breed desperation to escape so intense, that you end up writing an intricate story. In short, I’ve decided to explain the origins of my books. This Monday, I will be focusing on “Captive Treasure.”

Up All Night

     The boom of fireworks caused my tabby cat Charlie to fly into the guestroom. His body leapt onto the full-sized bed, and he immediately stretched out, his body taking up half the bed. I had migrated down to the guest room because it was on the first floor. I had naively thought that a change of room would allow me to fall asleep. It was 1 in the morning and I needed to be up bright in early to start work. But even though my adult brain told me that I would regret staying up late, the utter horror and grief I felt wouldn’t allow my mind to stay quiet.

“Why do terrible things keep on happening?” “Why can’t I sleep?” “Are things ever going to change?” “What next?” The questions kept on playing like an endless looped, until tears pricked it my eyes. It was the summer of 2020, and my anxiety was at an all-time high. I saw death, sadness, hopelessness, and fear, no matter where I went. Social media was one endless pile of conspiracy theories, unwanted commentary about the election, and hostile arguments. Yes, there would be funny memes and some positive quotes sprinkled in. But one positive post amongst hundreds of negative ones, never made a difference. I was about to break down when I decided to do something to distract myself. I figured that I could look up artists on iTunes. I hardly listened to the radio, so was usually the last person to know when something new was released.

     I typed in “Taylor Swift” to see if she had released anything new. I scrolled down her list of albums and noticed that there was a deluxe version of her album “1989.” Don’t you hate when that happens? You buy an album, listen to all the songs, just to discover that there is a deluxe version hanging around. Since I have apple music, I decided to listen to the bonus tracks. That’s when I heard “You Are In Love.” I plugged in my ear buds and the song ignited my imagination. I was no longer hopeless and filled with anxiety. I was envisioning a human being kidnapped by someone and being sold to a harem. I envisioned one of those slow burn love stories. As soon as the song ended, I closed my eyes and thought for a moment. A human that finds a soulmate, isn’t much to go on. Agitated, I went back to iTunes and under the release section, I saw that the album JAGUAR by Victoria Monet was listed. Had I heard her music before? No. But that didn’t matter. I needed to get more inspiration. So I played the album, which had a relaxing vibe and began writing.

     The first draft of “Captive Treasure” only focused on Jade Bane. It began with Jade getting snatched from her house by her half-brother. I hadn’t had much of a back story. But it didn’t matter at that point. So I wrote while Victoria Monet’s album played on repeat, until my eye lids grew heavy. I literally fell asleep with my lap top on my stomach. When I woke up the next day and read what I wrote, I realized that perhaps Jade’s back story mattered after all. How I came up with her back story had nothing to do with music. I drew from my other love for inspiration.

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The bond of two best friends will be tested in this fast-paced science fiction romance.

When Jade Bane is given a family history DNA kit, she reluctantly submits her DNA sample for analysis. As a result, she’s captured and brought into space, where she receives the shock of her life. Her birth father is an alien and his race is nearing extinction. So naturally, he takes advantage of the crisis by procreating with earthlings. Then,, he sells his offspring to the rich and desperate.

Unbeknownst to Jade, her best friend Sheena Smith is a castor, a race of humans that are gifted with abilities to protect earth from harm. Upon receiving a vision of Jade’s fate, Sheena joins forces with her soulmate and his ex-wife to save her friend.

Will Jade be able to convince her father not to sell her to a harem? Will Sheena be able to rescue Jade before she kills her soulmate’s ex-wife? Scroll up and download to find out.

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A bargain and a new release!

Hi Everyone,

     First of all, I would like to thank everyone that has downloaded, reviewed, or shared “Esperanza.” You’re support has meant a lot, and I will forever be grateful for it. Today, the book “Theresa” is now available wherever books are sold. The description  and links can be found below.  It’s a nice treat for anyone that loves a feel-good romance with a bit of drama. Both “Esperanza” and “Theresa” are also available on audible. For those of you that haven’t read either novel, “Esperanza” is available for free. I hope that you’ll give it a try!

Esperanza

When you’re evicted by two lovers, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride?

Esperanza DeLuca is in a jam. Nancy, Esperanza’s roommate, decided to move in her husband. The problem is that Nancy would rather be a newlywed without a third wheel hanging around. She gives Esperanza two weeks to move out and she’s even nice enough to pack her bags for her. Esperanza signs up for a dating site and is offered a home off the coast of Florida. The only catch, she has to marry her match right away. Will she find happiness in her abode? Or will new challenges send her packing … again?

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Theresa

     When you’re disowned by your father, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride?

     Tessa McDonald’s father is rich, gullible, and has a pension for dating women half his age. That’s why she has spent her life protecting him from the gold diggers. Eventually, Tessa fails and her father proposes to Gail. After the couple kicks her out of the house, Tessa decides to become a mail order bride. She’s immediately drawn to her groom, Thomas Daily, a complicated man with a big heart. Unfortunately, his brother Trip is willing to do anything to ensure that Thomas’ marriage isn’t long lasting. Will Tessa be able to uncover the plot before it’s too late?

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When you're evicted by two lovers, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride? Esperanza DeLuca is in a jam. Nancy, Esperanza's roommate, decided to move in her husband. The problem is that Nancy would rather be a newlywed without a third wheel hanging around. She gives Esperanza two weeks to move out and she's even nice enough to pack her bags for her. Esperanza signs up for a dating site and is offered a home off the coast of Florida. The only catch, she has to marry her match right away. Will she find happiness in her abode? Or will new challenges send her packing ... again?

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I have decided to venture into the world of modern-day mail-order bride romances. Why would anyone need a mail order bride in the age of dating websites? Well, the reason is simple, and is explored in this book, which is now available for free! The blurb and the links to the free book can be found below.

     When you’re evicted by two lovers, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride?

     Esperanza DeLuca is in a jam. Nancy, Esperanza’s roommate, decided to move in her husband.  The problem is that Nancy would rather be a newlywed without a third wheel hanging around. She gives Esperanza two weeks to move out and she’s even nice enough to pack her bags for her. Esperanza signs up for a dating site and is offered a home off the coast of Florida. The only catch, she has to marry her match right away. Will she find happiness in her abode? Or will new challenges send her packing … again?

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The Glorious Installment

Welcome to Stanti, a glorious land where commoners are oppressed and a clueless monarchy rules.

Enly Saint Claire is fortunate. She attends an elite academy, is the heir to a billion dollar fortune, and is betrothed to the future Lord Regent of the Great Plains. But what she desires most is her half brother Jonah’s freedom. Jonah has been enslaved because of his mother’s mistakes. Enly plans to free Jonah when she becomes a lady regent. That plan backfires when her betrothed decides to marry someone else. Now Enly will do anything to free her half brother, even if it means rejecting the love of her life.

The Wondrous Deception

Welcome to Stanti, where the foolish king is surrounded by people that hunger for the end of his reign.
Enly, Lord Gash, and Prince Matthew are trapped on a cargo ship headed for Serial, the prison island. But that isn’t the uncrowned Lady Regent’s biggest problem. After Enly is separated from Prince Matthew and Lord Gash, pirates attack the ship. It isn’t until the criminals defeat the cargo ship’s crew that Enly realizes that going to prison is the least of her worries. The rebels have managed to start a world war that Stanti has no chance of winning.

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