"They'd barely spoken in six years anyway" Excerpt from WIP DIFFICULT DECISIONS:

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This week’s excerpt is from the first chapter:

“I’m sorry,” Lilith started, and to Nicky’s amazement, she actually sounded sincere. “Your father had an accident last night.” She paused allowing the words to sink in it seemed.

 Nicky clinched the phone in her hand. “He’s okay, then, right?”

“No, dear, he’s not. He hit a tree, Nicky. But according to the emergency-room doctor, he died instantly.”

She sucked in a breath. “Thank you for calling, Lilith. I’ll call you later. I have to go.”

Nicky dropped her head onto the steering wheel of her car and wept. What difference did it make? Her father and she had barely spoken in the last six years anyway, ever since she moved out of that ridiculous household he called a home.

Difficult Decisions will be out in a few months, but if you’d like to read the first three chapters, they are at the end of my current romantic-suspense, LAND OF THE NOONDAY SUN.

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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.

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.


  1. What a confusing time... to mourn a father you hadn't spoken to in so long. Heart-wrenching, but in a good way :)
    Amy Durham

    1. Thank you, Amy. It is a difficult subject to tackle, especially killing off two parents in the first two chapters, but I do tell people I write fairytales...and I think one of the rules of a fairytale is that the protagonist be parentless. LOL! I promise I'll get to the romance and mystery faster than the last novel. :)

  2. Wow...well done six. Left me feeling bereft. Nice job in a painful situation.

    1. I'm sorry, Lea, but hopefully it was a good sort of bereft. That "happy you are reading something that is able to touch you' kind of feeling. It is tough when you want to build up a character and realize you have to put them through pain and suffering first. My poor characters. But hey, if it's any consolation, the main character had me crying yesterday while editing a scene near the end. She totally went and did what I told her not to do and brought the male protagonist and me to tears. I hope you understand and don't think I'm crazy. LOL!

  3. Hmm, a lot going on, mixed emotions for her, which you did a great job of describing. Sad but excellent six!

    1. Thank you, Veronica. I always appreciate you stopping by. Heading your way now.