Before I give you the beginning of my 10th book, I want to encourage you to sign into the WORTH THE WAIT Seasoned Romance Readers Facebook group. On Saturday, Oct. 29 you’ll get to meet authors of seasoned romances with the heroes and heroines who are in their 30s on up and possibly win some books and other goodies. I’ll be giving away a print copy of TRUTH BE TOLD, an e-copy of COMPROMISE, and a $10 Gift Card for Amazon and for Starbucks. Please sign up and stop by anytime. I’d love to see you.
Okay, drumroll please, here’s the VULNERABLE tease:
On automatic, Maddy Crain closed the door on the last of the well-meaning mourners. Sighing, she leaned against the support of the solid wood.
“How are you holding up, Mom?” Her older daughter Morgan wiped a tear from her eyes. At twenty-seven, blonde and petite like her, Morgan had been a rock through all this terrible and shocking tragedy.
“I guess I’m doing as well as one can expect. Frankly, I don’t know what I’d have done without you and your sister. And I’m so grateful your aunt Jessica got down here. I wish she could’ve stayed longer.” Maddy stepped away from the door. “Lindsay, stop picking up the dishes and both of you come sit with me.” She gripped a hand of both girls and led them to the sofa in the main living area of her small, three-bedroom lake cottage.
“Sure, Mom,” Lindsay, twenty-five, a brunette, taller than both her sister and mother who worked with their mom in their interior design business, settled next to Maddy.
“It has been two weeks since a crazy person ran a red light and broadsided your father’s car. The only comfort in all this is your dad died instantly. You have both been wonderful, taking turns making sure I haven’t been alone, but I am alone now. I’ve got to learn to stand on my own, and not be a burden to either of y’all.”
“Gosh, Mom. You’re not a burden. We’ve been here because we wanted to be here.”
“Thank you for that, Lindsay. You’ve both put your lives on hold, and I appreciate the effort. It will never be the same as when your father was alive, and I need to accept that. The sooner I can start putting the pieces of my life together the better for all of us. I don’t ever want to be this vulnerable again.”
Still shooting for an early December release. I’ve made this a brief post because thanks to my editor Susan Vaughan, I have a ton of work to do to get the book ready for that deadline. Maybe next week I’ll have the trailer and I hope I can have it on pre-order soon.
So tell me, are you going to stop by to see me Saturday Oct 29? Love for you too. And as always I’d love to hear from you.
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