Virtual Book Tour Dates: 11/26/14
Tour Promotional Price: August
Fog (the first book in this series) will be $.99 throughout the tour!
Genres: Contemporary Erotic
Monica and Alex Waters have spent that last few months working to
repair a broken marriage and rekindle their passion. Just as they start
finding their spark, Quinn Matthews and his escalating career
resurfaces, but this time Alex makes the decision to let Monica go.
The devastation of losing her high school sweetheart, her home, and
even her dog twists Monica down a destructive path that alienates her
from her closest friends and lands her on Quinn’s couch. Despite her
efforts to resist jumping into his arms again, the spark between them
reignites and sweeps her away on a whirlwind holiday adventure. She
finds that falling in love with Quinn’s family and lifestyle is as easy
as falling for his ocean colored eyes. The problem is that it’s all too
easy, and when she sees that Quinn’s reinvented life has completely
shifted towards her dreams, she starts to question whether he’s too good
to be true.
Quinn has a secret that was never meant to be kept this long, but
will Monica be able to trust another man who’s lied? And now that
Quinn’s got his happily ever after in sight, he’s not about to let her
go or share her with another man.
Praise For December Rain:
Just like August Fog, December Rain had me feeling so many
emotions; tears were shed, fists were clenched, and many smiles were
spread. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Until then, I
will be happily rereading the first two. – Cheryl Schopen
The outdoor style
shopping mall is bustling with tourist and local art lovers. Rows of art
galleries surround the courtyard where a stage welcomes a local reggae
band. Monica settles into a groove and starts dancing with the crowd.
Alex tries to hang in for a couple of songs before he starts feeling
claustrophobic and looks to the galleries and shops around them.
“Go ahead,” she says with a loving smile. “I’ll meet you down there… after one more song.”
He gives her a
little kiss on the cheek and glides his hand across her behind before
making his way out of the crowd. His attention is pulled by various
pieces in gallery windows along the way. There’s a large glass sea
turtle in shades of green and gold followed by a painting of an autumn
forest with heavy texture. He stands daydreaming for a minute until he’s
distracted by a reflection passing in the glass. It’s so brief he’s
sure it’s his imagination. He barely catches a glimpse down the mall as
the backside of the man disappears into another gallery.
Alex follows the
ghost, dodging through happy couples and pushy salespeople trying to get
his attention. Before he can see inside the gallery, a painting that’s
prominently displayed on a front wall stops him. A cold washes over as
he stands there staring at it. He slowly moves inside, mesmerized by the
familiar vibrant paint strokes until he sees a few people gathered in
the back. A man talking to two smiling women stills himself as Alex’s
eyes freeze on the back of his shaved head. No words were needed as the
tropical air takes a chill. Even the women sense a showdown, and step
back to give Quinn room.
Quinn turns. What do I say? Fuck! I thought that was him. I hoped it wasn’t. Quinn moves very slowly towards Alex. Is he gonna hit me? I do deserve it. Might as well get it over with. “Hey.” Quinn pauses near the center of the room waiting.
Alex swallows hard,
his nostrils flaring and fist clenched. His jaw flexes as his breathing
grows heavier, but the emotions just start to turn to mush. His eyes
fill as thoughts of his new friend’s betrayal wash over and the painting
draws his eyes again.
“I’m sorry Alex,” Quinn says quietly.
nearly passes the gallery on her way to see their friends when Alex’s
shirt first catches her eye. She halts and shifts backwards until she
sees the painting and stops. It’s a female figure bent forward reaching
for her toes. The abstract form of her body in swirls of orange and reds
is cradled by a man swathed in blues and purple. Oh my God! That’s me. That’s us, stretching. It can’t be. He’s…
She struggles for
air as the tears swell, and she can already feel him. As she stands
there, not crossing the threshold, the two men watch her. When her eyes
finally land on Quinn, electricity fills the room. She can only see him
and the deep tan that backdrops the pale oceany eyes reaching for her. A
warm drop gently slides down her cheekbone as her breathing syncs with
his. His lips move slightly hinting at words that he can’t find, and she
struggles not to run into his arms.
is audible as he clears his clogged throat to rattle her attention to
his worried eyes. She steps in and touches his hand briefly. “I’ll be
outside,” she says, turning without another glance at Quinn.
Her feet move quick as her thoughts try to keep up. What
are they doing? Alex is gonna hit him. I can’t believe he’s here. What
are the odds? Did he know we’d be here? No. Maybe he moved here. That
painting was him and I together. Would Alex know that? It’s pretty
abstract. Fuck! This can’t be happening. Before
she knows it, she’s at the other end of the mall near the parking lot.
She settles on a bench to wait for the world to stop crumbling around
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About the Author:
I’m a designer, author, wife and dog-lover living in the South
Pasadena area of California. I got my BFA in Film Production from the
Academy of Art University in San Francisco, but my love of a good story
came way before college. I remember writing my first full story in fifth
grade on a typewriter. I cut and pasted it into a book, complete with
cardboard cover and taped binding. Things have changed a lot since then.
With the magnificent digital age I can produce books and give them to
the world without a sticky mess.
In college numerous instructors and peers praised my dialogue pushed
me to hone my storytelling skills. Of course the need to cut and paste
was still there, so I went into the world of Production Design and Art
Direction for films and television. It gave me the ability to connect
design to storytelling in a way that no other career can. The past 18
years have spun a unique perspective on visually emotional tales of
relationships and the thread that ties all things together. Now I’m
shifting focus on the driving force that brought me here… stories. I
hope that I can share a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit
in all of the above.
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