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Celebrating his latest success with a trip to Las Vegas, Business Tycoon Tyler Wells is in for the shock of his life. Electrocuted by a slot machine he finds himself suspended between life and death, facing the man who holds the key between Heaven and Hell. To save his soul, Tyler will be sent on a mission to prevent a woman from taking her own life–a woman he has wronged in the past. 

When her husband left her for another woman, Jenny Spencer was heartbroken.When her employer told her they were closing their doors for good, she was frustrated. But learning the man she’d fallen in love with was responsible for her employer’s demise leaves her devastated.

 Will Tyler see the error of his ways in time to win back the woman he loves or will his pride condemn them both?

Unedited Excerpt

Still trembling from the powerful orgasm Tyler rested his head on the pillow beside hers. He was too sated to move.

It felt really good to be drunk and alive.

Jenny made him feel good.

No other woman in his past had ever completely shattered him the way Jenny did.

Because that’s how he’d felt when he’d exploded inside her. Shattered.

And then Jenny looked up. The moment her passion filled eyes met his, Tyler lost his newly beating heart.

Shit! He’d done something he promised never to do. He’d fallen in love, and he had no idea what to do about it.

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Coming Soon, I will be having a contest. The winner will receive an ARC of my latest release Jenny Hits the Jackpot!

I’ve Been Tagged

Coming in October From Rebel Ink Press

When I was tagged by my fellow author and friend Lori Gordon I said sure I’ll answer the questions and link them back to you.

http://lorigordonauthor.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/the-next-big-thing-tilldeath/

And of course I will be sure to mention that because she was published first, I have added J to my future works. I am now known as the other Lori Gordon, Lori J. Gordon. (I did verify that her middle initial was not JJust in case.)

So, here goes.

1) What’s the working title of my WIP?

Revelations From the Past.

2) Where did the idea come from for the book?

Each of my stories to date includes something that happened to me. Of course the truth is deeply buried in fiction and imagination. This story came to me as the result of my Mother-in-laws will.

3) What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary with elements of suspense.

4) Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Johnny Depp, and (Me.I can dream can’t I?) Katie Holmes

5) What is the one sentence synopsis for your book?

What does a woman terrified of guns do when she learns the man she fell for is an undercover cop?

6) Will your book be self published or represented by an agency?

I  signed with Rebel Ink Press in Sept 2011 for two books but I submitted this story a year, ago this month, to Wild Rose Press and am waiting to hear back on the full manuscript request.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft?

A little over one year.

8) What other books would you compare this story too within your genre?

Lisa Jackson’s Almost Dead.

9) Who inspired you to write this book?

My mother-in-law and my sister-in-law.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I have no idea.

Coming in October From Rebel Ink Press

Celebrating his latest success with a trip to Las Vegas, Business Tycoon Tyler Wells is in for the shock of his life. Electrocuted by a slot machine, he finds himself suspended between life and death, facing the man who holds the key between Heaven and Hell. To save his soul, Tyler will be sent on a mission to prevent a woman from taking her own life–a woman he has wronged in the past.

When her husband left her for another woman, Jenny Spencer was heartbroken.When her employer told her they were closing their doors for good, she was frustrated. But learning the man she’d fallen in love with was responsible for her employer’s demise leaves her devastated.

Will Tyler see the error of his ways in time to win back the woman he loves or will his pride condemn them both?

Unedited Excerpt

Being one of the world’s richest bachelors meant he never lacked a willing female to accompany him for a wild, all expenses paid, weekend in Vegas. In fact they begged him.

This fateful night, feeling high on success—and whiskey—Tyler decided it was time his current squeeze earned her trip.

Finding her seated at what he considered one of the “girly” slot machines, he leaned over and nipped her earlobe. “I want you. Now!”

She took her eyes off the game long enough to pout. “But I’m winning. And it’s still early. Can’t we stay just a little bit longer?”

Tyler leaned over her shoulder and hit the cash-out button. “No,” he said. “We can’t.”

“Hey!”

Tyler lifted her off the stool and pressed his lips to hers. “Playing with me gives you much better odds of hitting the big one,” he murmured while reaching over to retrieve her ticket.

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Happy Birthday Rebel Ink!

  When Rebel Ink asked me to write about my most disastrous date, my first thought was OMG! How am I going to do this?

  I’ve been married for 22 years and it took us seven years to get there so I haven’t been on a date in 29 years. 

  After thinking about it for a while I was faced with a different dilemma; do I tell you about the date who showed up covered in hickeys, or, the one I caught on the phone making a date for later that night?

Oh wait! It was the same date! So, I figured this one qualified as a disaster.

  I’d been seeing—We’ll call him…Mr. X, just in case—for about three months. It was a weekend and he’d asked me if I would like to go to a BBQ at his Aunt’s place. Wow! He wanted me to meet his family.

  I said yes and he came to pick me up. I should have closed the door in his face when I noticed the purple blotches covering his neck, but I’ll use one of my favorite excuses here…I was young.

  We drove the hour to his Aunts, and I honestly can’t remember what we talked about. The party was fun. The food was good, and all his relatives were nice to me, so nice I almost forgot about his neck.

  I was planning to forgive him (young here) until…later, when I was looking for Mr. X. one of his family members told me he’d gone to the garage to look at his Aunts new car. They showed me the way and told me to go look too. I entered the garage just in time to hear his murmurs. ‘Okay. Yeah, I’ll pick you up about nine…me too, can’t wait…’

  I slipped back into the house and didn’t say a word about it. If I’d had a car, or could have walked home I would have. But being an hour away I was forced to finish the party and let him take me home.

  When we got home he thanked me for going, he had a nice time, blah blah blah…He’d call me tomorrow. Seriously?

  I refused to answer his calls and it didn’t take him long to give up. I wasn’t sure he knew I’d caught him until he told a mutual friend if he hadn’t made the date for later that night we’d still be together.

Arrogant Bastard!

  Now, If this were a Romance Novel I was working on , Mr. X would have a string of women that just didn’t work for him because he was still in love with the heroine whom he accidently runs into years later….

  But alas, I’m not writing this one…it was for real.

  Any one wondering what happened to Mr. X? I heard he married the girl he was juggling me with. 

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It always happened in the dark.      Kari Stewart bolted upright, blinking. She shoved her fingers in her ears trying to drown out the familiar yelling. 

     Not again. The eight–year-old climbed down to her younger sister on the bottom bunk.

  It was a stifling July night in rural Kansas. The small house didn’t have the luxury of an air conditioner, so the girls sweated under the blanket Kari had pulled over their heads. In the glow from the flashlight she kept hidden under her pillow, Kari soothed her five-year-old half sister, Marie Milton—it was what a big sister was supposed to do.

     Tonight the screaming was worse than usual, so with her arms wrapped around Marie, Kari whispered the Twenty-Third Psalm.

     “I…I’m scared Kari.”

     “Shhh,” Kari squeezed Marie’s shoulder. “It will be over soon.”

     Huddled under the makeshift tent, Marie clinging tightly to her, Kari closed her eyes and prayed for the fighting to stop.      

     “It’s never been this bad,” Marie sniffed as glass shattered while their mother screamed words not intended for children’s ears.                                                                                                                                           

     The slamming of the front door had Marie letting out a high pitched yelp. Kari had just managed to cover Marie’s mouth when the bedroom door crashed open.

     Towering over them was a man both girls feared more than anything else in life.

     He stood inches from them, illuminated by the eerie glow from the blanket-covered flashlight Kari saw the shotgun held at his side.

     A squeal escaped from her quivering lips before she begged, “Pleeease God… oh please help us…”

     “SHUT UP!” He shouted while making his way to the tiny bedroom window.  

     Kari silently thanked God for the wail of sirens coming towards them. He had sent them to save her and Marie.

     After what seemed like forever, someone was pounding on the front door. When the shouting began, Kari held her breath.

     “Police.”

     More banging.

     “Open up.”

     The butt of the shotgun slammed against the bedroom window; glass shards rained over the blanket.

     “I’ve got a gun,” he yelled. “Stay out or I’ll kill her fucking brats! I swear to God I’ll kill them.”

     As he spun around to face the girls, his eyes caught in the glow from the police car lights streaming through the broken window—devil’s eyes eyes that would forever burn in her nightmares.

     He placed the shotgun’s barrel against the side of her head. At the distinct cocking sound, She screamed.   

                           

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“Easy,” he whispered taking hold of her arm. “Take it slow,” he added while helping her sit up. “Do you need a doctor?”

“Huh…”

“You took a nasty spill from the chair. Are you hurt?”

His voice was as sexy as his face, causing her heart to gallop. Maybe I do need a doctor? “What…what happened,” she managed.

The dark haired sex God smiled brilliantly. “You just hit the jackpot.”

Jenny looked at the machine for the first time since falling off the stool. Lights were still flashing and the silly carnival tune surrounded them.

“Do these machines always flash such bright lights,” Jenny asked sex God. “For a minute I thought I’d been struck by lightning. I guess the shock of winning made me faint?” She looked away from the machine and spots still swam in front of her. The air seemed to crackle with electricity from the machine and Jenny thought maybe that was why she suddenly wanted to jump the stranger still holding onto her arm?

Looking directly at him Jenny demanded, “Who are you?”

He leaned in so that his lips were mere inches from her ear. “I’m your prize,” he whispered.

The Lost Night Trilogy-Book One: Black/Night

 

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Unedited Excerpt from Black/Night

 

He smiled wickedly and I shivered.

“The water is rather cold. Isn’t it?” Marc said in response to my shiver. “Let me warm you up.” He tried to kiss me but I kicked his leg out from under him landing him in the water on his knees.

I didn’t care if he got mad. In fact I hoped he would become angry enough to kill me right there. At that moment I really believed death was preferable to going home with him.

Until…I almost got my wish.

Marc pulled my legs out from under me and I joined him on the river’s floor.

He grabbed me by my hair, but this time, instead of trying to kiss me, he shoved my head under the water and held it there.

When I started to struggle he put his knee down in the center of my back I panicked, right before I started to pray. I asked for forgiveness for my thoughts of wanting to die. I promised God if he would let me live I would fight to save myself, Johnny, and Nathan.

I’m so sorry Johnny, I really did love you. I thought as my air ran out.