"He Couldn't be Gone" Excerpt from ENTANGLED DREAMS:

This week we are fast-forwarding fourteen years to the first chapter.

Nicky had just pulled into her assigned parking spot and reached for her gym bag when her cell rang. She looked at the caller ID and her eyes filled. “Hello, Lilith,” she choked out.
Lilith released a long sigh. “Are you at home, Nicky?”
She huffed as she swallowed the tears, refusing to let her stepmother hear her cry. Home. Did it matter? She knew there was only one reason Lilith would ever call her.
“Is Dad—” She couldn’t make her lips continue; he couldn’t be gone.

Okay, so that's a partial monsoon as I promised, but you know I have more, so please come back next week.

A little about what I write:

While I do not write "Christian" books, I do share my characters' Christian beliefs. My characters are real people who come with real flaws; no perfect people allowed.

I characterize my stories as modern-day fairytales, as they are overflowing with romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a fairytale be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of my novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will hopefully make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.

My first two novels, She Belongs to Me and Land of the Noonday Sun, have reached bestseller status right alongside Nicholas Sparks, J.D. Robb, and other great authors. My third novel, Entangled Dreams, is now available.

My novels are all standalones; however, I do link each of my stories with a little surprise. If you read out of order, you'll never notice. But if you read in order, it's fun. 

 First release - December 2011:

After secrets and a mysterious background leave a wife’s life hanging by a thread, a husband must look for answers in the only place he knows—the past.

Second Release - May 2012

When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun.

Third Release - September 2012 

When Alexandra’s choices dissolve into Entangled Dreams, pushing her down a dark and dismal path, she must trust her instincts to escape danger, but be able to surrender all to find her happily ever after. Knowing how to decipher the difference, will be her toughest challenge.

Now available in print and eBook formats:

And coming soon...
The Pit Stop (This stop could be life or death) a short story coming October 2012
When Noonday Ends ~ December 2012
Split Decisions ~ March 2013

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  1. Well that's just messed up. Hate to get calls from people you don't deal with on a regular bases because you know it can only mean one thing...Poor Nicky! Great six!

    1. Isn't that a horrible way to contact your stepdaughter, but then again, that's why she refers to Lilith as Cruella.

  2. Poor Nicky! I hope he's not gone yet. Maybe she will get a chance to say goodbye.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Kate. Yes, I do feel bad for her, but life happens. I hope you'll return next week as I continue through the first chapter.

  3. Oh, this is excellent. I like how you set up a normal everyday scene with just a couple of sentences, then blow it all to pieces with a phone call!

    1. Thank you, Ann. Isn't that how it always happens. One minute you're just going about your day... Seems to me I know someone else who does that. LOL! So excited for your new release.

  4. Sad, very emotional - we've all had those moments with the phone call we're dreading. Very well done six!

    1. Thank you, Veronica. I struggle with whether I'm too sad sometimes, but it is life. As I said, I do write modern-day fairytales. Have an awesome day.

  5. Fabulous hook. I must read more to see what happens. Great job.