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Yes, I staged my book as I would a newborn babe. It is, after all, the brainchild that kept me awake many nights as I thought about these two polar opposites. Hour by hour I schemed and plotted on how I could push them together, how I could make this work. Thrill-seeking Jack Spencer secretly admires the quiet, gentle beauty who comforts and calms her grumpy customers, but she won’t even look his way. He can tell there’s more to Emma Mallory’s story–an introverted germaphobe working in a pharmacy? Weird. But, again, she seems to be the kind of girl who’d do anything to help someone out, even if it means sacrificing her own sanity. What he doesn’t know is, she questions her own sanity more than anyone. She’s made so many mistakes in her life, years have been lost, and now she can barely handle the thought of taking even one little risk. She’s afraid to go fast–she’s heard the rumors about Jack; he loves to go fast, and she feels she could never relate to him even though she is completely intrigued by his enigmatic personality.
But he offers her a deal she can’t refuse.
Nineteen Days is now available on Kindle and in paperback. Take a risk on Jack and Emma and find your way to the true meaning of forgiveness. Experiencing a daunting love story in-between is just a bonus.
Hello, everyone! Yeah, it’s been a number of weeks since I’ve posted a blog, but you know, busy busy busy!
In the seven years I’ve been a writer, I could never seem to get past the 40K word mark. I wanted to resolve my conflicts and let the boy GET THE GIRL! I needed that happily-ever-after ending in a bad way, and I wanted it now! Not that I rushed through my story, but I just felt like that was enough to get the point across and get the story told. And it was. But now it’s not. At least not for Emma and Jack.
In order to get to the real meat of this new story, I had to dive way down deep. Emma is a clerk at Rex’s Pharmaceuticals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder resulting from a tragedy at the tender age of eighteen. She’s terrified of everything, especially germs. (imagine working in a pharmacy where you have to deal with sick customers…yeah, that) She likes to live her life in the slow lane. Jack, one of her intriguing, painfully handsome customers, has the need for speed. But she’ll never know any more than that because she’s too shy to speak to him.
When he forgets his wallet at the counter, Emma’s boss Maggie Finnegan works up a plan to get the two of them together. She slips the wallet into Emma’s purse and leaves a message on her answering machine at home to return the wallet to Jack in person.
But there’s a snag in the plan. Emma learns Jack is moving seven-hundred miles away very soon. He wants to teach her what it’s like to feel alive again, but that requires time. She works full-time, he needs to prepare for his new job and has boxes to pack. Escrow closes in twenty days.
He shows up on her doorstep in the middle of the night determined to get her heart pumping again if she’d allow it. Time was slipping away. And bucket-list-adventures were afoot.
Although it seems I’ve written something highly erotic, truth be told, I haven’t. This is a story about deep loss, debilitating fear, and delves into the consequences of bad decisions and how guilt can hold a person back from truly living life. But have no fear, it’s sexy and filled with angst and yearning (and a little sex too) I love love. I will always write about love. I hope you’ll love Nineteen Days as much as I do. It’s available for your Kindle and in paperback on Amazon.
Everly needs protection. Ben needs her in his bed. They’re both targets. A dangerous love is a wild love, and he will do whatever it takes to see to her safety even if it means unearthing his deepest, darkest secret. Two lives collide. Two hearts revealed. One sexy ride.
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Excuse me while I fangirl.
When my two daughters and I headed out on a road trip to L.A., we had no idea that it was going to be one of the greatest experiences of our lives. For one, we had tickets to see Taylor Swift—life made. Two, we had dinner reservations at SUR before the show. This restaurant is where they film one of my favorite reality shows called Vanderpump Rules about the servers and bartenders who work there.
Once we made it through hell (that would be the streets of Hollywood) we parked and entered the restaurant. We had the first seating so it wasn’t very crowded, which was a good thing because I was already ridiculously starstruck by just being within the four walls of this eclectic, sexy establishment. And I knew if I came face to face with Lisa Vanderpump I’d probably become a tongue-tied idiot, fangirl her into hiding, and then quite possibly die of shame for doing so. I did get a picture with Tom Sandoval and his girlfriend Ariana who were two of my favorite people on the show. My girls had their picture taken with Peter the ponytailed bartender. Our meal was delicious, and the ambiance AMAZING!!
On to the concert. Taylor Swift is known for having famous guest stars at her shows, and during the long drive we’d discussed who our ultimate celebrity guest appearance would be. I said Ellen Degeneres—DUH. Emily wished for The Dixie Chicks. Well, you’ll never guess who two of her guests were…
When Natalie Maines (lead singer of the Dixie Chicks) was announced, all of our jaws hit the floor. Isn’t it ironic? Wait it gets better!! Out comes Alannis Morisette. Right? Cool beans. Then, it’s dun dun DUN…Ellen Degeneres!! She danced out onto the stage wearing a dress that matched Taylor’s. Ellen doesn’t do skirts, so it was quite hilarious, and at this point I’m screaming, crying, and snotting up my dress. ELLEN DEGENERES is in the SAME ROOM as me!! I was ridiculous. I’m still ridiculous. Still talking about it seven months later.
So friends, be careful what you wish for. Better yet, wish for more things more often. Wishing things into existence really does happen. We are living proof!
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