“Why do I get the distinct impression you’re not listening to me, Lisa?” Maybe because she wasn’t listening to her. “I am, Mom. I’m just exhausted. I had an entire day of hearings and another tomorrow. And then I fly back on the red eye.” “Well, your career is important. I wouldn’t dispute that. But… Continue reading Meet Lisa: An Outtake from ‘LIFTED’
“Have you ever … been with a guy?” Anzu’s gaze lifted from her nails to Tessa’s face. “Lots. Why?” “Lots? Is that what you just said? Lots?” Anzu shrugged. “Yeah. But that was a long time ago.” “You never told me …” “It’s not the kind of thing that comes up in casual conversation,… Continue reading SAMPLE SUNDAY: From ‘LIFTED’ COMING SEPT. 15
From 'Lifted': This time, though full of breakfast food and still somewhat drunk, they didn’t pass out when they hit Tessa’s futon mattress. This time, though she still stripped down to her boy-shorts and sports bra, Tessa lay on her side and talked to him. Ty kept his clothes on at first but soon grew… Continue reading Meet Tessa …
FROM SECRET: Trey had begun to get curious. He was there sometimes, in bed with her when the dreams came. So far he hadn’t asked, but Shayla could feel the questions brimming over inside him when he turned to hold her in the dark, or when she slipped out from between the sheets and went… Continue reading FREE today on Amazon!
FROM 'SECRET': The plan had been a warm shower and early night, but when Trey got in around eight, he apologized for missing their workout and explained that Darren was on the way over. Didn’t matter to her; they would eat dinner and go their separate ways like they always did. But when Darren… Continue reading Get to know Darren . . .
FROM 'SECRET': It was almost an hour later and Shayla sat staring at her reflection in the mirror. Her hair stood upright, wiry and springy, away from her skull like a cartoon character who’d stuck their finger into an electrical outlet. It was as uneven as she’d feared, and a little dry. And long, but… Continue reading Get to know Shayla . . .
FROM 'SECRET': Tessa Denison was as beautiful as her brother, with wavy dark hair that hung like black licorice, the same intense almost black eyes and smooth coffee-and-cream complexion. She was in Shayla’s kickboxing class and was to many of the men at Olympus what her brother was to the women. But personality-wise, she couldn’t… Continue reading Get to know Tessa . . .