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How Do You Convince A Ghost to Head for the Light?


 
Fallen Leaves Blurb –  As autumn comes to the  Winston estate in Ohio, Amber Harrison learns further lessons in her new position as keeper for the spirits and ghosts who haunt the estate–and further lessons in love, too. She and her love, Carter Miller, grapple with the fears and passions of new love, while caught up in the storm of ancient family drama.

 

This is the second book in the unfolding saga of the psychics and talents associated with the Winston estate, a sheltered place where past, present, and future are woven into a single dramatic tapestry of love and desire. The tale spans multiple generations, multiple eras, and offers something special for all ages of reader. A sexy, erotic winner, with an assortment of couples to appeal to most tastes.

Excerpt:

Amber reviewed possible solutions to Gwen’s problems, while watching Molly and Beth float around the room.

“I believe trust is Gwen’s issue,” Beth announced as if she’d found the answer.

“Trust?” Amber didn’t see how that would cause her great grandmother’s ghost to roam the halls of Winston Manor.

“Yes. I bet she thinks you’re the only one who has any faith in her.” Beth pushed her wire-rim glasses farther up on her regal nose.

“No, your theory doesn’t make sense. Gwen’s main objective is to protect Amber,” Molly argued. “Every time she’s appeared, her life has been in danger.”

“But it may not be her true reason for not crossing over into the spiritual realm.” Beth rubbed her hands on her crisp white apron.

“Wait.” Amber stood and stared at the two spirits. “Are you telling me Gwen has an excuse for being a ghost?”

Molly glided closer. The fringe on her 1920s style dress danced around her knees. “Ghosts live between worlds, not on Earth but tied to it. They have unresolved issues that won’t let them give up their prior life.”

“Until we find out what’s holding Gwen back, you’ll never be able to convince her to move on to heaven.” Beth shook her head in regret. “She can’t see us, so we can’t talk to her and discover the answer.”

“Still, the family council wants me to help her and will kick me out of my job, if I can’t achieve the task.” Amber walked across her suite and stopped next to the drop-leaf table. She retrieved her cup and gulped her coffee. The sour flavor mixed with her bitter frustration.

Her second challenge from the family spirits should be easy to solve. After all, her first assignment, to identify a murderer, had sent her into a killer’s path and embroiled her in the family’s dark history.

Jonathan, as leader of the council, hadn’t appreciated her intruding into his past. He’d threatened to throw her out of the house when she’d tried to prove Gwen hadn’t deserted him for a younger man. If her great grandmother’s ghost hadn’t shown up, Amber might not have discovered the truth and saved her job.

Again, she had to solve a two-hundred-year-old mystery. This task appeared to be even more difficult. “Jonathan only gave me a month.”

“We know, dear.” Molly wrung her hands as if uncertain as to the outcome of the assignment. “That’s why we’re struggling to determine Gwen’s motivation for staying a ghost.”

Beth lifted Amber’s cup and set it on the tray. “Look, you’re tired. Why don’t we take a break? You should go outside and get a breath of fresh air.”

Molly stood, her dainty feet floating inches from the floor. “We’ll talk later.”

Both spirits vanished.

Disheartened with the slow progress of helping Gwen, Amber picked up the tray and walked toward the door.

Maybe she’d call Lilia never hurt to garner additional help from a psychic. Also, from the way Susan had described her sister, the girl needed a friend.

It’s worth a shot.

 

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Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of three ebooks I’m giving away from my list of titles.

 

Other Titles by Tina Gayle:

Executive Wives Series: (Romance with strong women                                                                         fiction elements)

Marketing Exec’s Widow

IT Exec’s Baby

CFO’s Affair

 

 

Family Tree Series:

Summer’s Growth -

Fallen Leaves

Other Romance titles available:

Pregnancy Plan

Baby Decision

Mating Rituals

Youthful Decision

 

Connect with me at

Home – www.tinagayle.net

Blog – www.tinagayle.blogspot.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle

Goodread – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Tina-Gayle/214633841921560?ref=hl

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Have a great time everyone,

 
Tina

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Would You Leave a Party with a Stranger?

Blurb for Youthful Temptations

 

A widow with two grown children, Linda Clayton is ready to let loose and have some fun. Jilted at a party, she met a younger man, Vaughn Reagan.  He tempts with an active imagination and allures her into his life by tempting her with seductive games. 
Vaughn thrilled to find a woman who doesn’t want children.  He offers Linda a job so he can spend his days with her.  Now, if he could only convince her to forget their age difference and enjoy the nights in his arm.

What others are saying about “Youthful Temptations”

 

“Youthful Temptations is about a couple finding love and overcoming stereotypes. We see that we all have baggage, it’s a part of us, and those that love us don’t mind the load we carry. Awesome story, I really enjoyed Youthful Temptations.”

Reviewed by Raine  at Joyfully Reviewed

Excerpt – 

 

With each squishy step across the damp grass, she lambasted herself for being a fool. What possible reason could she have for leaving a crowded party to follow a complete stranger to his house?
Was she nuts?
No.
But she couldn’t force herself to reenter the party and face Philip either. She lacked the strength to demand he drive her home, due to his apparent disgust and the possibility of another scene.
On the other hand, a nerd she could handle. After all, Josh proved young guys today cared more about their computers than girls.
“They’re less fickle,” he’d said.
And Vaughn appeared young enough in his faded cotton jeans and light knit sweater to love his computer. A slim man with dark, curly hair and round granny glasses, he reminded her of her son.
She couldn’t believe he’d be interested in her other than to help her out of a bad situation. But a little voice in her head reminded her that’s how Philip had developed into a problem. She’d underestimated the man.
“If you don’t mind, we’ll go in through the garage.” The warm bass sound of his voice caressed her senses like the smooth whiskey she’d drank earlier to calm her frazzled nerves. He flipped up the lid of a small box located by the double garage door and entered a code into the keypad. The door lifted. A shiny new truck gleamed in the glow of the overhead light. The alluring scent of oil, gas, and a hint of new rubber infused her nasal passages.
Inspiration struck.
“Is this your truck?” Linda rushed forward and ran a long caress over the cold rim of the tailgate.
“Yes.” He took a few steps along the driver’s side on his way to the back door.
Linda’s spirit lifted at the chance of finding a way home. “Then you can drive me home.”
He stopped and turned. “What?”
“Well, the only reason I came over here to your house is because I don’t have a ride home. Philip drove me here, and I can’t ask him to carry me back. My son is at the library with his phone off. So . . .”—she tried to judge his reaction to her request—“if you wouldn’t mind.”
“And what if I do mind?” His face appeared calm. No frown marred his lips, but the slight shift in his stance alerted her to his displeasure at the idea.
She paused a moment to determine how exactly to answer his question so he’d agree with her plan. “Well, I could offer to pay you.”
He frowned.
“And if you still won’t concede, then I guess I’ll have to wait until my son returns from the library.” Her hands tightened against the cold metal. The unbending surface reminded her of the precarious situation. “He never remembers to recharge his phone, or he’d already be on his way.”
A smile lit Vaughn’s face. He paced back to where she stood by the bumper of the king-size truck. “I’ll tell you what, if your son isn’t back in an hour, I’ll drive you home. But first, I’d like a chance to get to know you better.” He held out his hand. “Deal?”
The spark in his gray eyes caught her attention. What harm could an hour make? Josh would probably take at least fifteen or twenty minutes to drive over here even after she contacted him anyway.
“Deal.” She laid her hand in Vaughn’s.

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Have a wonderful Halloween,

Tina Gayle

Which of My Books Was Hosted on Castle?

 

Okay, so it wasn’t exactly my book, but it used my title. “Mating Rituals.”

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Personally, the cover on the show wasn’t as nice as mine, but it was a non-fiction book.  Luckily, I was the author of that one or I’d be dead.

Still, I do enjoy the series and was very excited when that at least used the title of one of my books.

So what’s my book about?

An off-world romance, it explores some rather interesting mating rituals.

Here’s the blurb:

With rock-hard fortitude, Marohka Taunton battles to maintain her position as top mineralogist and refuses to see why she should marry even if the law requires she take a mate. Fighting her attraction for Stihl Fermesium, she struggles to save her father’s company.

Stihl, determined to win her as his mate, is faced with the commission deal of a lifetime and needs the money to save his family land. He wrestles with her emotional resistance and discovers someone other than Marohka is unhappy about their union. In fact, they want to separate them in the most basic of ways, death.

Read First Chapter of “Mating Rituals”
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Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of three ebooks I’m giving away from my list of titles.

 

Other Titles by Tina Gayle:

Executive Wives Series: (Romance with strong women                                                                         fiction elements)

Marketing Exec’s Widow

IT Exec’s Baby

CFO’s Affair

 

 

Family Tree Series:

Summer’s Growth -

Fallen Leaves

Other Romance titles available:

Pregnancy Plan

Baby Decision

Mating Rituals

Youthful Decision

 

Connect with me at

Home – www.tinagayle.net

Blog – www.tinagayle.blogspot.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle

Goodread – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle

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Have a great time everyone,

 Tina

 

Can Love Not Happen After a Certain Age?

Personally, I believe you can fall in love at any age. Being part of the baby boomers, I wanted to write a hot story for people that are over the new adult age and into the let’s have fun and travel the world age.

 

This is a short story for mature adults who want to explore another chance at love.

 

Stormy

Blurb –

 

A widower, a divorcee, co-workers, lovers…a future together…marriage?  Consoling each other for years over each other’s misfortune, Karen and Daniel turn a friendship into a weekend of unbridled red-hot passion. The heat between them leads to thoughts of a future together. That is…  Until children, an ex-husband, an unexpected heart-attack, a conniving trophy-wife, guilt, and personal choices come between them. Will the heat of their passion let them break from the past and move into the future?  Hot read for mature adults – a second chance at love.

 

 

Excerpt:

 

“Daniel, if you’re in the bathroom come out this minute.”

The entrance opened, and he stood in the doorway.

Problem, he wore only a towel.

Awe, shit…she didn’t need to see his bare chest covered in crisp dark hair, the sculptured muscles of his arms and shoulders, developed pecs, and thick thighs.

Damn, how was she supposed to resist such temptation?

Desire added with the anxiety she’d already experienced on her drive here, lit her anger. “Why the hell didn’t you answer your phone? I’ve been calling and texting you for the last two hours.”

A confused frown passed over his handsome face. Instead of responding, he stepped to the bedside table. He lifted his cell phone and clicked a few buttons.

Unable to contain her impatience, Karen stalked forward.

He glanced up when she grew closer and showed her the phone. “I don’t understand it. I don’t show receiving any messages or calls. The signals must have gotten lost because of the storm.”

She’d suspected as much. Still, she refused to let him off the hook because he could’ve contacted her before he left town. “You should’ve called me. But no…”

Having endured his inability to communicate for months now, she stabbed her finger through the air at him. “You never call. You always expect me to phone you. Well, I’ve had it.”

The distance closed between them and she stood inches from him. Her fingertip tapped his chest. Static electricity sparked between them and her fist unfolded. She stumbled backward.

“Whoa.” Daniel caught her around the waist with one hand and held her close. His phone landed on the bed before he circled his other arm around her. His strong grip held her steady and didn’t allow her to step away. “You’re right. I guess I’m just use to…”

“Don’t say it. I’ve heard it too many times. Sharon might have resented the interruptions but I’m not her. I’m never in any type of meeting that you could possibly disrupt.” Karen spread her hands over his chest and worked to maintain a smidgen of distance. Nevertheless with him so near, his warmth surrounding her in a seductive cocoon, she had to fight the urge to melt against him.

“Yes, but if I called you whenever I wanted we’d never get off the phone.” The husky tone of his voice pulled her gaze upward.

Read First Chapter of “Stormy” and Reviews

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Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of three ebooks I’m giving away from my list of titles.

 

Other Titles by Tina Gayle:

Executive Wives Series: (Romance with strong women                                                                         fiction elements)

Marketing Exec’s Widow

IT Exec’s Baby

CFO’s Affair

 

 

Family Tree Series:

Summer’s Growth -

Fallen Leaves

Other Romance titles available:

Pregnancy Plan

Baby Decision

Mating Rituals

Youthful Decision

 

Connect with me at

Home – www.tinagayle.net

Blog – www.tinagayle.blogspot.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle

Goodread – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Tina-Gayle/214633841921560?ref=hl

Google + – https://plus.google.com

Linkin – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tina-gayle/11/689/759

 

Hope you are have a great time,

Tina 

 

 

You Make Me Sick – Excerpt from Baby Decision

Susan York faces the biggest decision of her life. “A baby or college?”

Unmarried and confused, Susan is not looking for a guy. She only wants to get through her classes without getting sick.

Colt Lefevour needs help with his English Lit homework until he discovers Susan is pregnant. Hurt from his ex-girlfriend aborting his baby, he wants to be the father of Susan’s baby, but can he convince her to let him help.

Excerpt from Baby Decision

Susan took in his relaxed stance. He stood, leaning back against their professor’s desk. With a strong, athletic body, he looked like good sex wrapped in soft worn jeans. His attitude, almost cocky, seemed to disappear when he smiled. Add in his sandy blond hair and green eyes, and she could easily see why women found him hard to resist. Her breasts tightened with longing. She marveled at the feeling, which had deserted her the last few months. Her stomach, on the other hand, rumbled loudly with distaste.

She’d noticed most of the girls in the class wanted to win his favor. He’d been nice to all, but he still remained unattached, which only added to his appeal.

A quick surge from her abdomen caused Susan to grab her purse. She couldn’t make it to the end of his speech. Bolting from her seat, she sped to the classroom door.

She ran down the hall, bent on getting to the bathroom. After six months of pregnancy, she should be used to getting sick at the drop of a hat.

Once in a bathroom stall, she dropped her purse and allowed her body its release. She gripped the cold, ceramic toilet with her hands to hold herself erect.

She gasped in air after her stomach emptied itself. “I hate this,” she mumbled, flushing the toilet.

Coming out of the stall, her reflection in the mirror hit her in the face. A sigh escaped. She looked awful. She swished back her dark brown hair and turned on the faucet. Cold water stung her face when she splashed it against her skin and rivulets slid down her pasty white cheeks. Her hair hung limply over her shoulders, lifeless and dull. The red lipstick she’d added to her lips this morning to give them color completed the picture…an ugly Gothic queen.

She couldn’t believe the girl in the mirror had been called beautiful only a few weeks ago. But then, the guy only wanted to get laid. He hadn’t known she wasn’t in the market for any man.

The door to the bathroom squeaked opened, and she turned.

“Gosh, Susan, are you all right?” Tracy, a cute blonde from Susan’s class, rushed forward.

“Yes, I’m fine.” Susan pulled paper towels from the dispenser and patted the moisture from her face.

“Well, you should have seen Colt’s face when you went barreling out of class. I thought he was going to take off after you. He just stood there, staring at the door.” Tracy dropped her jaw and opened her eyes wide in a parody of shock.

Tracy laughed at her silly face in the mirror. “Mrs. Murphy had to tell him to continue. Then when class was over, he helped me gather up your stuff.” She dropped Susan’s book bag on the counter with a thud. “The man must really have the hots for you.”

The admiration in Tracy’s eyes didn’t help Susan feel any better. She didn’t welcome his concern. Now, because of it, she’d have to apologize for running out on his speech.

Even worse, she’d have to endure the scent of his cologne again.

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Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of three ebooks I’m giving away from my list of titles.

 

Other Titles by Tina Gayle:

Executive Wives Series: (Romance with strong women                                                                         fiction elements)

Marketing Exec’s Widow

IT Exec’s Baby

CFO’s Affair

 

 

Family Tree Series:

Summer’s Growth -

Fallen Leaves

Other Romance titles available:

Pregnancy Plan

Baby Decision

Mating Rituals

Youthful Decision

 

Connect with me at

Home – www.tinagayle.net

Blog – www.tinagayle.blogspot.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle

Goodread – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Tina-Gayle/214633841921560?ref=hl

Google + – https://plus.google.com

Linkin – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tina-gayle/11/689/759

 

Have a great time everyone,

Tina 

Don’t We Love Those Babies

One of the most popular sub-genres
of romance happens to be stories written about women with children or women who
are pregnant.

Why?

The struggles of bring a child
into the world is one of things that connect women. The nine months of carrying
the baby, child-birth, trying to deal with nightly feedings, diapers, change in
hormones, etc. Every woman who has gone through it has a story and those that
haven’t want to know what to expect.

Yes, but why put it in a romance?

The natural progression of a
loving relationship is to create a new life. That is not to say that people who
don’t want kids aren’t in a loving relationship.

In my first book, “Pregnancy Plan,”
my heroine wants children. Yet, she isn’t married and not involved with anyone.
She is will to go to any extremes to conceive a child.

I believe other women know this
pain. When I was single, I wanted a child too. I gave myself a deadline of
thirty. If I hadn’t met someone and gotten married, I planned to look into
other options for bringing my child into the world.

In my case, I was married and had
two children by the time I was thirty.
However, women who want a child have a choice. They can have a child on
their own and raise it themselves.

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A romance novel is as much about
the relationship with a man as it is about the challenges that face women. In
my book “Baby Decision,” my heroine has to choose between having a baby and
college. While in “Summer’s Growth,” my heroine is just trying to find where
she belongs. In some ways, every romance also addresses women issues. It
connects women readers to the story and creates a deep story in which to enjoy.

For this reason, I believe babies
in romance novel draws the reader into the story and create a great read.

Read the 1st chapter of any of my books at http://www.tinagayle.net/mybookpg.html

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of three ebooks I’m giving away from my list of titles.

 

Other Titles by Tina Gayle:

Executive Wives Series: (Romance with strong women                                                                         fiction elements)

Marketing Exec’s Widow

IT Exec’s Baby

CFO’s Affair

 

 

Family Tree Series:

Summer’s Growth -

Fallen Leaves

Other Romance titles available:

Pregnancy Plan

Baby Decision

Mating Rituals

Youthful Decision

 

Connect with me at

Home – www.tinagayle.net

Blog – www.tinagayle.blogspot.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle

Goodread – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Tina-Gayle/214633841921560?ref=hl

Google + – https://plus.google.com

Linkin – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tina-gayle/11/689/759

 

Have a great time everyone,

 

Tina

In the Spotlight – Baby Decision by Tina Gayle

 

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Blurb -

Susan York faces the biggest decision of her life. “A baby or college?”

Unmarried and confused, Susan is not looking for a guy. She only wants to get through her classes without getting sick.

Colt Lefevour needs help with his English Lit homework until he discovers Susan is pregnant. Hurt from his ex-girlfriend aborting his baby, he wants to be the father of Susan’s baby, but can he convince her to let him help.

Excerpt:

“It just doesn’t make sense to me, Kelly. He’s a smart guy. Why would he need me to help him with the class?” Susan watched the blade of the knife go through the onion. She was glad her job in Kelly and Jason’s household didn’t include cooking. Kelly had insisted she liked the chore. Susan, as the maid, only had to clean up.

“Jason is a smart guy, too. But he can’t spell worth a damn,” Kelly said around the matchstick in her mouth. Susan really didn’t believe the technique kept the tears away.

“Yes, but Jason loves you.” Susan wondered if anyone could not find Kelly loveable. Besides being a beautiful blonde with blue eyes and a killer figure, she was smart. Too bad she…

“Maybe, but when we were teamed up together in the master’s program, he was a royal pain.” Kelly threw the match in the trash. “I think the man went out of his way to find big words to use in our report so he could ask me how to spell them.” She scooped onion pieces off the cutting board and put them into a skillet. “And believe me, he was just like Colt. Jason wanted me to go out with him, and he thought if he pestered me enough, I’d give in.”

“So what should I do?” Susan shifted on the wooden bar stool to get more comfortable. The baby rolled over and stretched. The soft pressure against the wall of her abdomen drew her hand to her stomach. “The man is hot. I’ll never be able to resist him.”

“What’s wrong?” Concern rang in Kelly’s voice.

“Nothing, why?” Susan said, confused by the quick shift in topics.

“You had a funny look on your face.” Kelly picked up the green bell pepper and started chopping.

“Oh, the baby is moving.”

“Really?” Kelly’s eyes lit up.

Susan knew how much Kelly wanted to have a baby. It was part of the reason she was living with Kelly and Jason. “Do you want to feel the power of an all-star kicker?”

“Yes.” Kelly put down her knife and walked around the counter.

Her hand must have alerted the baby, because a kick hit Kelly’s palm.

“It must be amazing to feel a little person growing inside you,” Kelly said in awe.

“Usually.” Susan shrugged. “Sometimes, though, it’s more discomfort than amazement. Like at night when the baby wakes me, or during the day when he lays on my bladder. Sometimes I feel like an alien is invading my body, with demands I can’t meet.”

“You know you don’t have to face this alone. Jason and I will help you in any way we can, even if you don’t want to let us adopt your baby.” Kelly placed her hand on Susan’s shoulder. “You know we think of you as part of the family.”

“Yes, but…” Susan didn’t want to go over this again, but she still didn’t know what she should do. “If I keep the baby, how will I be able to go to school and get a degree? And if I let you and Jason adopt it, my parents will never forgive me.”

Susan ran her hand along the edge of the cold granite countertop. “You know my dad. He still refuses to talk to me.”

“He’ll come around.” Kelly walked back into the kitchen. The scent of onions filled the room when she stirred them in the pan. “You have to give him a little time, and try to see it from his point of view. Not only does he feel like he’s losing you, but he thinks he’s losing his grandchild too.”

“But why can’t he see this as a decision I have to make for myself? I want to get an education so I can make a good living, but I can’t if I’m trying to take care of a baby.”

Read First Chapter of “Baby Decision” and Reviews

 

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Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of three ebooks I’m giving away from my list of titles.

 

Other Titles by Tina Gayle:

Executive Wives Series: (Romance with strong women                                                                         fiction elements)

Marketing Exec’s Widow

IT Exec’s Baby

CFO’s Affair

 

 

Family Tree Series:

Summer’s Growth –

Fallen Leaves

Other Romance titles available:

Pregnancy Plan

Baby Decision

Mating Rituals

Youthful Decision

 

Connect with me at

Home – www.tinagayle.net

Blog – www.tinagayle.blogspot.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle

Goodread – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Tina-Gayle/214633841921560?ref=hl

Google + – https://plus.google.com

Linkin – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tina-gayle/11/689/759

 

Have a great time everyone,

 

Tina

Another Excerpt from Summer’s Growth

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What if we had family spirits that guided our lives?

In Summer’s Growth, Amber Harrison is given the opportunity to become the Winston family keeper. She runs the family trust and lives in the family home.

Problem is she has to prove herself by solving a two hundred year old mystery.

The family spirits try to help her find the answers to the disappearance of her great, great, great, great, grandmother. Yet, there are forces which don’t want her to find the answer. Luckily, the ghost of her grandmother is helping and saves Amber’s life on more than one occasion.

Can Amber solve the mystery or will those who don’t want the mystery revealed kick her out of her new job permanently by killing her?

Excerpt –

Mattie raised her chin as if ready to receive the blow. The resistance in her eyes warned of the fireworks to come. “Amber isn’t a stranger. She’s part of the family.”

Heedless of the danger, Cynthia forged ahead. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

Having forgotten Josh, Amber jumped at the sound of his voice. “Mom, don’t you remember? Amber told us she’s part of the Winston family tree.”

Locked in combat with Mattie, Cynthia didn’t shift her gaze away from her sister. “I believe there’s more to it. Would you care to tell us the rest of the story, Mattie?”

She shrugged. “I have decided to name Amber as heir to the estate.”

Stunned, questions shot through Amber’s head like bullets. What? Did Winston Manor really belong to Mattie? Then who was Jonathan? And why did he write…

Cynthia jumped to her feet and screamed at the top of her lungs. “What in the hell do you think you’re doing? The estate is locked up in a trust fund.”

She threw her napkin on the table and slammed her hand down over it. “You idiot, just because this girl claims to be part of the family is no reason to award her the estate. We’re talking about my family legacy too.”

The sheer fury resonating from Cynthia’s body frightened Amber. Were the two sisters about to rumble?

“You have no right to hand it over to her or anyone else.” Cynthia pointed her finger at Mattie and continued with her tirade. “If you don’t want to be in charge of the trust fund, let Josh handle it. We’re your closest living relatives.”

The color drained from Mattie’s face, but she remained composed. “I’m sorry, but my mind is made up.”

“You’ll regret this. I won’t stand by and let you steal away my inheritance.” Cynthia pivoted on her heels and without a backward glance stomped to the door. “Come on Josh, we’re leaving.”

In shock, Amber waited for the scene to unfold. Josh stood, walked to his aunt, kissed her cheek and followed his mother out of the room.

The front door clicking shut didn’t interrupt the hushed sound of hurt radiating from Mattie.

Impatient for answers, Amber couldn’t remain silent. “This doesn’t make any sense. The letter I received said I’m supposed to inherit the estate from someone named Jonathan. Not you.”

A sad expression marred Mattie’s face and she patted Amber’s hand. “I know. I’m the current owner-slash-keeper of the estate. When I die, you’ll inherit the estate. Until then, you’ll be the new keeper or lead trustee.”

“But I don’t understand. It’ll be years before you die.” Amber swiveled her head around and studied Mattie’s pale complexion. “Unless you’re sick?”

“No, but I’ve had the responsibility of the estate for a long time. I need to learn to do something else.” She shoved away her plate. “This arrangement will offer you the chance to learn what it takes to be the keeper. And it will free me up to figure out what I want to do. A nice exchange if you ask me.”

“But why didn’t you tell me this before?” Amber suspected more to the omission.

“I didn’t think it mattered.” Mattie rose, lifted her plate and walked into the kitchen.

“But Cynthia is your sister.” Amber rushed to gather up her dishes. “Shouldn’t one of them inherit the estate?”

 

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Summer’s Growth – a Host of Spiritual Guides to Help

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Summer’s Growth – 1st Book in the “Family Tree” series

 

Blurb –

Forced by the family spirits to get a life, Mattie Winston has to train her replacement Amber Harrison to be in charge of all the workings of the Winston estate. Reluctant to make changes in her life, Mattie forms a bond with Amber, when strange accidents start happening which threaten their lives and an unknown ghost makes an appearance.

 

After being rescued by an old flame, Quincy Miller, Mattie faces old wounds of rejection. As the general contractor for Amber’s redecoration project, Mattie is in constant contact with Quincy and realizes she still in love with her childhood sweetheart.

 

Amber, learning her new role in the family, wants to discover the identity of the ghost who keeps appearing. After several appearances, Gwen, Amber’s distance grandmother, shifts the book into more of Amber’s struggle to find out why her grandmother disappeared two hundred years ago without a trace. In a fight to claim her position in the family, Amber searches for clues to solve the mystery.

 

Mattie and Amber are both challenged when the family spirits decides Amber shouldn’t be the keeper. Battling for Amber, Mattie realizes she wants a life with Quincy outside the Winston estate.

 

Amber realized the importance of her new spiritual family, and she works to discover how Gwen died.

 

Can these two women achieve their goals?

 

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Excerpt:

Standing by the bay window in the front room, Mattie watched the car approach. Her new recruit’s arrival had goose bumps popping out on Mattie’s skin, adding to her anxieties.

She wanted to run, but instead glanced at the kindhearted spirit of Opal, her distant grandmother. Dressed in her best early American gown, the many layers of her petticoat swished with a soft hiss when she moved.

“There’s no reason to be nervous. Once you meet Amber, you’ll see she caps the climax,” Opal voiced in a soothing tone. “Your Aunt Rachel is absolutely thrilled to have a descendant from her branch of the family as keeper.”

Looking beyond her at the rest of the room, Mattie searched for the other members of the family council. They always offered her their support when she faced a big decision. Yet, today they were conspicuously absent.

“Don’t worry. The whole family is behind you. We just thought it better if we didn’t all hover.”

Shifting from foot to foot, she wrung her hands together. A simple process of a changing of the guard for them, Amber’s arrival marked the end of the life Mattie loved.

The beautiful spirits around her didn’t understand how cruel humans could be to each other. What if she screwed up and the girl left? Or the girl hated living with a house full of spirits?

Unease pricked at Mattie’s mind. She had no experience in dealing with strangers. All her business associates understood her likes and didn’t force her to attend any social events.

A quick glance out the window, and a car rounded the fountain. She wasn’t prepared to entertain Amber. How could she be? She never invited guests to the estate.

“Now, Pumpkin, there’s no need to worry. It’s time another branch of the family realize what a pain it is to be keeper.” Opal smiled, offering her special form of reassurance. “We’re all here to help with the transition.”

The high notes of Beethoven’s Fifth sprang from the piano. Mattie jumped in surprise at the sudden noise. She whipped around to see Uncle Samuel, the artist of the family, standing next to the piano.

“The game is afoot.” He arched his eyebrows and grinned, then disappeared.

“I’d better leave.” Her aunt patted Mattie’s shoulder. “Just remember, the girl is uneasy too.”

Opal disappeared.

With a deep breath, Mattie turned and gripped the cold metal knob in her hand.

Soon her home would belong to a stranger, and then what would she do?

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IT Exec’s Baby – 2nd Book in the Executives Wives’ Club series

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Brie Sullivan has a new baby girl and there are a million things to do, but Brie doesn’t have the energy to keep up. Why? She’s still grieving for her husband and suffering from baby blues, but she won’t let that stop her. She’s come up with the answer–find a new husband to be the father of her kids.

Jason Clark has been doing everything he can to help Brie. He loves her but can he accept her proposal of marriage knowing she’s not thinking clearly about the future?

Excerpt:

A tall silhouette stood behind the
glass panels framing the door. She paused, her hand resting on the doorknob.
“Who is it?”
“Brie, it’s me, Jason. Is
everything okay?”
Wonderful,
he wouldn’t stay long, not after everything that had happen during Isabella’s
birth.  Then again, could she blame him?
She had clung to him as if he were a life line, becoming upset if he even stepped
away from the hospital bed.
A little voice sounded in her head.
Don’t invite him in.
She nodded her agreement. He didn’t
need to see the dirty dishes in the sink or the half-folded laundry in the
living room or that she hadn’t vacuumed in more than a week. She brushed back
her hair and then flipped the dead bolt.
Inching the door open, she peeked
through the crack at the son of one of the executives’ wives. Marianne had
requested her son help Brie, just handle a few small jobs around the house so
she wouldn’t have to. Thankfully, Jason had agreed. Now, he seemed to arrive
whenever she needed help.
The chilly night air touched her
cheek. Afraid he’d see her tears, she brushed her hands quickly over her face
and rushed through her greeting. “Hey, Jason, we’re all fine, so you can just
head on home.”
“I’m in no hurry.” He edged
forward, his hand resting on the door. The gap widened. “I had a job at a house
down the street. They needed a toilet reseated. Only took a few minutes, so I
decided to stop by on the way home and see how you were doing.”
Brie blocked the door from swinging
open any further. She struggled for a way to deny him entrance. His mother was
one of her best friends. He coached her son’s little league baseball team, and
had stood beside her during the birth of her daughter.
“Jason, it’s really not a good
time. The house is a mess. The kids are in bed and well…” Her cordial manners
sent a bullet of guilt through her for being so impolite. She edged back a
step. The crack grew wider. “If you want to come inside, I guess I can rustle
you up something to eat.”
Yes, food,
the ever-ready gift of peace
.
She’d hide in the kitchen, while he
rested in one of the recliners in the living room. Then once she had everything
ready, he’d eat, leave, end of story. He’d head home, and all would be right
with the world. She frowned as he stepped across the threshold, but did she
really want to cook?

 

 


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