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#BookTour #SneakPeek From Geek to Greek Billionaire by Gloria Silk

From Geek to Greek Billionaire
by Gloria Silk
Genre: Contemporary Romance
5 stars – Gripping story of true love, forgiveness and happily ever after!
Did he deserve her second chance? Could he love a woman with secrets?
Olivia Moore is thrilled to renovate her best friend’s beach house in
Wrightsville Beach. But she is mortified when she literally bumps
into her teen crush, the enigmatic and sexy Greek geek, Alexander,
who heroically tackles her onto the hot sand. Nearly ten years ago
she fell for him hard and fast but he broke her heart. Now he’s her
best friend’s brother-in-law and seems to appear everywhere she goes?
Still sorry he walked away from the only woman he ever loved the shy
bachelor is determined to earn a second chance with the unique and
spirited Olivia. Begging her to help him boost his confidence to woo
a special, secret woman—her—will his convoluted plan win her over
or lose her trust forever?
Refusing to let her secret past—or any man—distract her from proving
herself as the most talented designer in the industry Olivia resolves
to stay away from Alexander and focus on her work. But her generous
nature prevails. She is over him so why not help the shy geek win his
mystery woman? So why is she curious to see what Alexander will look
like after his makeover? And why risk being hurt and rejected again
by entertaining foolish dreams that he might take her to beautiful
Santorini instead of the secret woman he craves?
Once the truth inevitably comes out, will Olivia and Alexander get their
second chance to forever? Or will both their hearts and lives be destroyed?

Prologue
Nine and a half years earlier

Olivia hadn’t imagined that her first time would be in a large walk-in linen closet, even if it was in a five star hotel. One tentative kiss from the shy, sweet Alexander had changed everything.
Both of them were shaking in each other’s arms, the napkins they had come for lay strewn beside them by their feet.
Alexander’s touch stole Olivia’s breath. Everything seemed to move in slow motion. The inevitability was mesmerizing.
This shouldn’t be happening…We’ve only known each other a few weeks. Six whole wonderful, romantic weeks.
But no words would come out.
Was that romantic music playing only inside her head?
Within minutes their world turned into a grown up paradise where only love and pleasure existed.
Enveloped within those large muscular arms, Olivia welcomed the heat in her pulsating body as she tried to control her erratic breathing.
She smiled under Alexander’s stare, grateful that he also looked as shaken up as she was.
“Olivia, wow.” His low voice surrounded her in their cocoon. She loved the delicious scent of his understated cologne mingled with the smell of lemony fresh laundry.
“I…I’m sorry, Olivia. Are you OK? Did I hurt you?”
When she shook her head he sighed and added, “Good. I couldn’t help myself, I love you…so much.” He kissed her again and she wanted to cry from his sweetness. Her heart thrummed even faster as she looked up into his frank, green eyes. They were filled with awe as if he hadn’t realized the intensity of what he felt until the words had come out.
Their incredible bond of having given each other the gift of their virginities could never be broken. She felt it in her bones and saw it clearly in his face that Alexander was in the same exact nirvana.
As if psychic, he whispered into her temple, his warmth breath sending shivers of delight through her body, “You know I love you very much, right, Olivia? So much…it hurts. This isn’t just…”
She nodded and smiled, blinking tears away to enjoy the vision of the adoration in his eyes. In his arms she felt absolutely beautiful, not overweight or clumsy, or geeky.
Everything felt so perfect, so right.
She could imagine meeting his large family, those Anderson boys and the parents. She visualized how much her parents and her younger sister, Lisa would love this humble, shy yet amazing guy.
But there was no rush for any of that. At eighteen she was still in college to pursue interior design, and he was considering his options right here in Wrightsville Beach or in his birth country, Greece.
“I can’t wait to show you off at the gala tomorrow.” Alexander’s deep slow laugh reverberated within his chest straight into her heart.
“You make me so happy, Olivia. I could never imagine feeling like this about anyone in the world.” His lips trailed her temple to her ear, then from her cheek to her mouth.
Another kiss to seal their love. It was magical.
She was about to admit her love for him when the loud knock on the door jarred her.
“Hey, Alexander, are you there? Where’d you disappear to?” Brittany’s nasal voice broke through their haven.
Cool air met Olivia’s exposed upper body, making her shiver.
Alexander sighed and with a regretful expression let her go. “Be there shortly.” He called out. Then he helped her with her with her blouse before adjusting his own clothing.
“This summer, today, they’ve been the most important times of my life. You’re unforgettable. My Olivia.”
She felt her lower lip tremble again as she kept her happy tears at bay and smiled. They would see each other later and she would tell him that she loved him too.
It would all work out, she just knew it.
* * *
What a difference a few moments make. Alex tried to calm himself and not grin like a romantic oaf. Making love with the luscious, beautiful, red-haired Olivia had been even more incredible than he had dreamed or imagined.
He strode towards the brightly lit banquet hall, his hands laden with the large mountain of white napkins from the linen closet. He knew his life would never be the same again and through her expressive eyes he felt confident that Olivia shared his feelings in precisely the same way. She hadn’t said much because it had all happened so fast. She was probably speechless.
It had felt so damn good. And next time when they were together it would be in a real bed….
He bit his inner lip to stop grinning. He could never have enough of Olivia.
“So.” He jumped as Brittany materialized from behind him. Trying to control his equilibrium he shed the heavy pile of linens on the table beside him and turned to face her.
“I see she got what she’d wanted.” Brittany said, her overly-made-up cat-like brown eyes boring into his.
“What are you talking about?” He looked away for a moment but she entered his personal space.
“I’m talking about you and Olivia in the closet. She must have played the virgin act so well.”
“Stop, Brittany. I don’t want to hear anything—”
“Okay, have it your way.” Brittany flicked her blonde hair and started turning away, then added, “As your friend I thought you should know that I heard Brad saying to someone that he was going to the gala with Olivia.”
Alexander stood very still. Showing no emotion he forced himself to breathe normally. “You’ve got your facts wrong. But thanks for your concern.” He swiveled away from her, but she clutched his arm.
“Why don’t you ask her?”
Although he wouldn’t look at her he stayed immobile.
She added, “You see? You know it in your gut. Maybe she’ll deny it, or maybe she’ll tell you the truth. That she was using you to make Brad jealous.”
It didn’t make sense to him, because he’d never seen Olivia or Brad speak or even acknowledge each other.
Or maybe he’d just been a fool all along.

USA Today Bestselling author, Gloria Silk, loves writing sensuous,
uplifting and unforgettable romance and women’s fiction. Her powerful
stories are filled with passion without cultural borders, which will
take you to various exotic locales around the world. Her books focus
on the many facets of romantic relationships with strong and complex
family bonds.
Born in Russia, her love of travel was ingrained within her from a very
young age, as she has lived in various parts of Europe and the
Mediterranean. Some of her favorite visited places are Austria,
France, the Middle East, Hawaii and Hong Kong. Her next planned
excursion is to Australia and New Zealand.
England (where she was brought up) holds a very special place in her heart
with all its history and lush, green landscapes. Her background in
English literature, writing and psychology help her create
well-rounded, unique characters.
After spending many years in London, England where she met and married her
own loving hero, she now lives – and happily writes – in Toronto, Canada.
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#BookTour #SneakPeek New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind

New Orleans Rush
by Kelly Siskind
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A fun mixture of magic, sensuality, and iconic pin-up girl style. The
romance in
New Orleans Rush will leave you smiling and filled with optimism.”
– Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient
Falling for your surly boss is a rotten idea.
Letting him saw you in half is even worse…
Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have
silver linings…until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and
finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into
lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man’s car.
Now she works for Huxley Marlow of the Marvelous Marlow Boys, getting
shoved in boxes as an on-stage magician’s assistant. A cool job for
some, but Bea’s been coerced into the role to cover her debt. She
also
maybe fantasizes about her boss’s adept hands and what else they can do.
She absolutely will not fall for him, or kiss him senseless. Until she
does. The scarred, enigmatic Huxley has unwittingly become her muse,
unlocking her artistic dry spell, but his vague nightly activities
are highly suspect. The last time Beatrice trusted a man, her bank
account got drained and she almost got arrested. Surely this can’t
end
that badly…right?
Move with me to the Mardi Gras City, Nick had begged. We’ll work the bar scene at night. You can paint all day. We’ll live each minute like it’s our last!
Her boyfriend—now of the ex persuasion—had neglected to mention that four days into their adventure he’d change the rules, leaving Bea homeless and jobless in the birthplace of jazz. She also hadn’t painted anything but artless amoebas the past month.
Sinking lower on her stool, she cupped her drink with both hands. She didn’t sip it right away, letting her tipsiness linger instead. Then a guy in a top hat and cape appeared.
Yep. That just happened.
She looked into her full glass, then back at the mirage, wondering if she was drunker than she’d realized. She had consumed her first drink faster than usual, and mixing cold medicine and alcohol wasn’t the best idea. She squinted harder at the man. The top hat was still there, making its already tall owner stupendously taller. The cape was still there, too.
Not just any cape. A midnight velvet cape with stars stitched through the material.
It was a galaxy far, far away. Right here. In a New Orleans bar.
The cape looked soft and plush. If Bea could rub her face in the fleecy fabric and roll into a cocooned bundle, she was sure she could sleep for a week and wake up in a different life. One that didn’t resemble a fifty car pile up.
The top hat man focused on her, as though sensing the longing in her stare. Or maybe he’d heard her say, “I’d love to nuzzle your cape.”
A thought she’d accidentally unmuted.
He walked toward her like she was the only person in the jazzy room and stopped in front of her barstool. “You can touch it, if you’d like.”
The fabric looked even softer up close, but the sensual timbre of his low voice had her sitting straighter. “If you’re not referring to your cape, things might get ugly.”
She wasn’t above tossing her drink in his face.
His lips twitched. “I do mean the cape. Unless you’d like to try on my hat.” He tipped up the felt brim.
She loosened her grip on her glass, pleased she wouldn’t have to waste a perfectly good martini. But the way her day was going, the hat would probably give her lice. “I don’t accept hats from strangers. Or capes.”
“I believe that applies to candy, not capes.”
“What if it carries an ancient spell and whisks me away to some dark castle where I’ll be imprisoned and tortured until they learn I can’t command the cape’s magic?”
The edges of his eyes crinkled. “A valid point.”
His languid gaze slid down her body and up again. He studied her so long she finally sipped her drink, then he extended his hand. “I’m Huxley.”
The second her fingers—cold and damp from the chilled glass—slid into Huxley’s large grasp, heat shot up her arm. The cape most definitely had hidden powers. “Bea,” she said. “Fascinating to meet you.”
The most fascinating moment of her gray day.
A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese
shop with her husband in northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep
in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand,
scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her
head. She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her
feelings—gummy bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic,
devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.
2015 Golden Heart® Finalist
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#BookTour #BookSpotlight The Game Plan Series by Breanna Hayse

The Game Plan
The Game Plan Series Book 1
by Breanna Hayse
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The book that began the Contemporary Age-Play Phenomenon is Back and it’s
BIGGER AND BETTER than EVER!
#1 Multi-Genre Best Selling Author Breanna Hayse brings you The Game Plan:
A story of love, hope, healing and discipline under the power of an
age-play relationship.
***
After being abandoned by her father, twenty-year old Cassandra Johnson
fought against being loved by anyone. Even after her mother married
ex-Dolphins Quarterback Big Bill Johnson, she resisted every attempt
to become part of her new family. Her resistance includes any
interaction with the older Johnson boys who seem to enjoy nothing
more than bossing her around. After the sudden passing of her mother,
Cassie grows tired of living under the thumb of her dominating family
and decides to press for independence. She starts by asserting her
obstinate and willful disposition and defying all rules laid out for her.
When Bill goes to Japan for three months on business, he leaves Rob, the
oldest of his sons, in charge. After the deliberate breaking of
several house rules and multiple temper tantrums, Rob decides that a
change to the “Game Plan” is necessary to bring Cassie
under control to prevent her from hurting herself. The first thing on
his list is taking the brat for a well-deserved trip over his knee
for a bare bottom spanking!
Over the years, Rob had watched Cassie grow from an awkward little girl to
a beautiful young woman. He struggles with his feelings when his
interest in Cassie goes far beyond just curbing her naughty behavior.
Her dream of having a life free from control is soon shattered when
Bryon, the second oldest of the Johnson boys, adds some firm-handed
discipline of his own.
The stubborn young woman soon finds herself facing more than just an
old-fashioned, over the knee, bare-bottom spanking. She quickly
learns that the Age-play lifestyle can lead to the healing of a
long-broken and hardened heart. Even though she immerses herself in
the joyful role of being Rob and Bryon’s Little girl, she wonders
if she is truly wired for the type of relationship that they offer
her. She also questions her ability to accept being Rob’s ‘big
girl’ and give him what he longs for by becoming a true submissive.
**Only .99 cents!!**
Time Out
The Game Plan Series Book 2
The sequel to the original contemporary Age-Play book, the Game Plan, is
here and bring you more fun and antics of the Johnson family as they
grow together in Age-play and BDSM relationships.
You’ll meet Krissy, Bryon’s sweet little girl, as she is introduced to the
concept of age play and discovers herself in the process. Suzanne and
Glenn are back, and Suzanne explores her own femininity and puts
pride aside to face her fears and needs as a Domme. Of course, we
can’t forget Rob and Cassie as they grow and indulge in their own
D&S lifestyle. Worlds collide as Cassie and Krissy fight over
Daddy Bryon, Bryon and Glenn fight over Suzanne, and Rob seems to be
the only voice of reason that is heard. And that’s just the beginning…
Publishers Note: the Age-Play Dynamic of the BDSM lifestyle is the most trusting
and intimate of all. It values innocence, trust and nurturing of
consenting adults. If you enjoy this genre, please check out many
more of my AP stories, including a nonfiction piece (The General’s
Little Angel) which shares how I was introduced to the dynamic.
Thank you for reading!
There are more twists and turns, sizzling hot sex, and well-spanked bottoms
than this quiet little suburb of Miami can handle!
The End Zone
The Game Plan Series Book 3
The #1 Best Selling Age-Play Author who launched the world-wide
contemporary Age-Play Phenomenon with The Game Plan and Time Out, brings you
THE END ZONE
***
Life was like a Chocolate Mousse Parfait for Cassie Johnson—especially
since entering the BDSM lifestyle with the two alpha male brothers,
Rob and Bryan. Her Dom and her Daddy Dom give her everything her
Little heart desires—love, attention, pleasure, guidance and even
discipline. They both belong to her, in and out of the bedroom, and
her life finally feels stable, satisfying and secure. But then her
happiness takes a turn when Daddy Bryon announces the probability
that he will make his relationship with his girlfriend, Krissy, a
permanent one. Throwing salt on her wounds, Cassie learns that both
her Doms are interest in sharing her wonderful world with Krissy!
The Little Green Monster is let loose as the young woman faces the pain
of being pushed aside and replaced. Devastated when her Little mode
is carelessly ordered to ‘grow up,’ she decides to end BDSM,
Age-Play and her engagement to Rob. Nothing, or no one, will change
her mind.
Except for Dorian Graye, the Whip Master and the ‘king’ of the BDSM community.
Distraught by Cassie’s withdrawal, Rob and Bryon decide to take her to meet
their mentor. Cassie can’t resist either Dorian’s charm or his
raw ability to read into her needs, and instantly sinks into her
Little place. The powerful Dom and his beautiful wife, Meredith, take
her under their wing to teach her how to release her fears and open
herself to play, passion, and freedom.
Self-doubt disappears in the presence of her new aunt and uncle. Cassie
discovers the love of a BDSM family, all of which are equally happy
to put her across the knee for a humiliating, bare bottom spanking as
they are to spoil her with stuffies and ice-cream sundaes. The more
she releases her Little to them, the greater the joy and freedom she receives.
She has only one concern, and that is if the magic spell of Graye Manor
will disappear after they return home. There she must face the
likelihood that both her Little space and her men will be shared with
the other Little girl. Is her Little ready for such a Big step?
Touchdown
The Game Plan Series Book 4
Breanna Hayse, the #1 Multi-Genre Best-Selling author and founder of the
contemporary Age-Play Phenomena, brings you BOOK 4 of the beloved
Game Plan Series! TOUCHDOWN
****
Following the unannounced departure as the two older Johnson boys take their
shared sub on vacation during Spring Break (End Zone, Book 3),
Kristina Barker is left feeling abandoned, disposable and hurt. A
vague text message from her boyfriend/Dom, Bryon, makes her question
the reality of everything she had grown to love—including him.
Being home alone while the other three explore the pleasures offered at
Graye Manor wasn’t what she signed up for when she agreed to become
part of the BDSM household. Heartbroken and discouraged, she turns to
Domme Suzanne Bichat and discovers that her age-play aunt is also
struggling with her relationship with Glenn, the youngest of the
Johnson boys.
Both women decide that a change is in order, starting with a no limit/no
restriction evening of action and adventure at a local bar—and no
boyfriends or alpha males are around to stop them! However, too many
drinks and a bout with a stripper-pole results in Suzanne’s
ex-husband being summoned to drag the inebriated Domme from the club
with little Krissy in tow. Sir Douglas Bichat, a handsome Brit and an
honored dominant of The Gentlemen’s Club (TGC), employs his special
skills as a loving, but firm, Daddy Dom and brings a sense of
security and value to the two hurt girls.
Even while trapped in an unspoken love triangle with his ex-wife, and
tormented by his own desire for her, Doug hold true to TGC’s Code
of Conduct and places Suzanne’s needs above his own. With Krissy’s
help, he finds a way to draw Glenn into the mix and ensure Suzanne’s
happiness.
Little does he know that a void in his heart would soon be filled as the
four of them grow into a family based on old-fashioned values and
loving discipline. With Krissy as a niece, Glenn as his mentee, and,
surprisingly, Suzanne as a Middle, Doug’s hands are happily filled
with teddy bears, model ships, ice-cream cones, sand castles, and an
occasional paddle to be applied to a cheeky bottom.
The week of Spring Break transforms each of them as the past is revealed,
the future is uncertain, and the present exposes lust, temptation,
unbridled sexual delights, and regrets. With the support of her new
‘parents’ and ‘brother,’ Krissy prepares for Bryon’s return
home where he will be confronted with the truth and a decision that
could permanently shatter the foundation of love and trust.
YES! There is more!
Be watching for Rob and Cassie’s wedding at Graye Manor, a shocking
surprise, and the reunion of two amazing Doms in Book 5- Unnecessary
Roughness!
Unnecessary Roughness
The Game Plan Series Book 5
FANS OF THE GAME PLAN SERIES! BOOK FIVE IS HERE!
From the author who launched the contemporary Age-Play Phenomena with the
Game Plan, we give you Unnecessary Roughness!
***
Krissy’s mind is spinning happily with all the changes in her life. Her family
is growing, she’s engaged to Bryon, and everyone is content… until
a visit to The Playground threatens to shatter the hearts of the
family’s Littles and enrage the Bigs.
In comes Dorian Graye to the rescue! He and the guys set out to make
some permanent changes using the ‘Graye Way’ while his wife remains
back at the house loving on the girls and teaching them every bad
habit she can think of!
Well, we know what the boys will think of that, don’t we?
Amidst all the confusion and chaos, the Grayes discover that Krissy and
Bryon have not had any ‘alone’ time and, within an hour, the couple
is in the company ‘copter with some very explicit orders of how to
spend their mini vacation.
Meanwhile, back at the house, things are chaotic as always. Little do any of
them know, but there’s something stirring in the pot that’s going to
knock all of them to the sidelines!
Note:
This book is a stand-alone; however, why eat the sprinkles when you
can have the whole cake?
BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and
reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I’m a native Californian gone ‘wild’, and had the opportunity to travel
the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine
Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to
go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a
marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative
lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique
inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.
In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both
submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving.
Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and
mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.
My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door
to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time,
I’ve devoted my ‘spare’ time to writing, researching, community
involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant
behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.
I was formally ‘dungeon trained’ as a Domme before discovering my
submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled
primarily from either personal experience or observation, including
spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My
multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and
give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of
fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of
the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on
‘the real deal.’
I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and
two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S
relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear),
and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies
include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John
can’t find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and
developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured
author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a
Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com.
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Meet The Author

Meet The Author: Interview with Sheila L. Jackson

 

Contemporary Christian Romance and Suspense writer, Sheila L. Jackson grew up reading different genres and styles of writing. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine one day of becoming a writer herself. Years later, she decided it was time to take a leap of faith and put her pen into action.  Her passion is to write fictional stories that tackle real life issues.

When Sheila is not writing, you can find her at the movies. She is a huge fan of the Marvel/DC Cinematic Universe and action/thriller/suspense movies.

Sheila has penned many articles, such as: Only the Strong Survive, Count it all Joy, Suffering in Silence, and The World of Sports-When the Glitz and Glamour Ends, which all appeared in Dream Magazine. Sheila also wrote: Voting Booths -Speak now or forever hold your peace (during the 2008 presidential election) for the Shreveport Times

Mrs. Jackson has appeared on KTBS-TV, Comcast Cable Station, and KOKA with Barbara Norton (State Representative) & Curtis Wright, 1340 Super-Talk, KMJJ, and From Bondage to Freedom radio/studio broadcasts. Along with her media and radio appearances/interviews, she has also appeared in The Forum, SB Magazine, Dream Magazine, Urban Faith Magazine and The Shreveport Times.

Get To Know Author Sheila L. Jackson:

How does your faith fit into your books? 

There is no way that I could write Christian Fiction if my faith didn’t play a huge part in it. I have faced many obstacles in my life and it shows through my writing. The characters I created each have to face some type of difficulties in their lives, but it is their faith that brings them through.

What is your favorite positive saying or motivational phrase? 

 I coined this one myself years ago to help keep me inspired, “I want more out of life than just to exist.”

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes. Never allow anyone to extinguish your dreams. God anointed you with the gift, not others.

How much of yourself is hidden in the characters in your book? 

 A lot, some are lovable, witty, corny, dramatic, and aggressive. I have all these characteristics rolled up in one body, each shows up in my life when needed.

What is the most pivotal point of a writer’s life?

For me, when readers express how my stories helped them through difficult situations in their lives.  It’s a sign of validation, knowing that the words God has inspired me to write is reaching and helping others.

What do you like the most about being an author?

Knowing that lives are changed and life lessons are learned through the stories that I tell, is a blessing as well as rewarding. Whenever I want to give up on writing, there is always a reader that will send me a letter about how my books have changed his or her life. It fuels my spirit to continue on this uncertain journey as a writer.

Why did you write, Chasing A Dream?

For others to know that there is no age limit when wanting to start on a new career path. When God gives you the vision, it’s for you. Stop looking for validation from those who cannot see it.

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A family…a career…a dream…can a woman really have it all?

Florence Kinkaid is content as a small town clothing designer and seamstress. Married to her high school sweetheart and the mother of two sets of twins, she’s certain her life is complete. But deep in her heart a forgotten dream waits. A dream she tries to ignore. When a noted fashion mogul undertakes a nationwide contest to discover America’s next fashion designer, Flo wonders…what if?

Flo secretly enters the contest and is thrilled when she is named one of the top five finalists. When she tells her husband William, she’s shocked to find opposition in her own home. William wants things to stay as they are and does his best to discourage her from leaving. He calls her opportunity a pipe dream. Hurt, but determined to get a second chance at her dream, Flo decides to prove her husband wrong and follow her heart. But in doing so, will it cost her more than she’s willing to pay?

Excerpt:

“William, we need to get away, just the two of us,” she said, seductively, staring at him chomping down on his food. He never looked up at her, making her feel some type of way. “There is a life outside of Gomer, you know.”

Chewing in rapid motion, he commented, “People are going crazy with these mass shootings and driving trucks with bombs into crowds, baby. We need to wait until things get better, then we’ll see the world.”

She rolled her eyes, tired of hearing the same old yadda, yadda.

“And besides, we can’t afford it right now.” He pushed his plate forward, sucked his teeth, and said, “Are you going through…um, what they call it?”

She cut her eyes over at him, annoyed, knowing what he was about to say.

“A mid-life crisis.”

“Are you serious, Will? It’s been years since the two of us have gone anywhere alone. And no, I’m not going through a mid-life crisis. I’m tired of coming in last place in this house.”

She stood from her seat, hands on hip, continuing her complaint.

“It’s bad enough that I’ve had to put my dreams on hold. And so have you.” She didn’t mean for that to slip out, but his cheapskate ways made her lash out and say what she’d been holding in.

“Look, I have to go.” He pushed from the table, wiping his mouth.  He tried leaning in to kiss her goodbye.

She winced, turning her face away from him.

He tried once more to touch her but she remained stiff as a board. “Flo, we’re not kids anymore and we’re certainly not getting any younger. It’s time we let go of these pipe dreams.”

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