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Same/Difference by DD Lorenzo

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Blitz! 1980: You Shook Me All Night Long by Casey L. Bond

Title: 1980: You Shook Me All Night Long
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: 80’s New Adult
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My name is Tina. I’m a freshman at USC, a good student and friend…
And I’m a victim.
Hot guys make my brain turn to mush. So, the fact that I was arrested then survived a massive earthquake only to be shackled to the fox next to me can all be overlooked, right?
Okay, so I was arrested before I met Luke. A tremor that caused a blackout at the LAPD precinct where we were being held. Although technically, I wasn’t shackled to him, I was handcuffed, but still. Any and all lapses in my usual—totally sane, I might add—judgments, are his fault. Totally.
I wouldn’t typically do the things I did. I’m no outlaw. I’m a college student.
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1980: You Shook Me All Night Long is the first of ten contemporary romance, new adult, stand-alone stories set in the 1980s. Written by award-winning and bestselling authors, the novellas will be released each month January – October in 2016.

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:
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Another Brush Stroke by LW Barefoot

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Author: LW Barefoot
Genre: Dark Romance
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Harper’s running from her broken past. Haunted and tormented with the echo of the infamous Sculptor’s words and the scars his knife left behind.

Evan Hawthorne always gets what he wants. His latest craving is the gorgeous, but elusive artist, Harper. His sexual tastes are not for the faint of heart, but he instinctively knows that Harper is exactly who he’s been searching for. Her fate is sealed, but Evan’s not the only one intrigued and desperate to break Harper out of her shell… or just break her.

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The salty citrus of his drink mixes with the spicy heat from mine as our tongues meet. Discovery becomes necessity as I drink him in and savor the feeling of being in his arms. His lips rule and mine willingly comply.

When he pulls back, it’s too soon, because I was just getting started, and I haven’t had nearly enough time tasting him. He pulls back before the door to the patio pushes open and our waiter brings the check.

Evan and I leave hand in hand, just like we arrived. But now I gave him permission. I said yes.

I’m thankful we had to walk instead of drive to the restaurant. It gives me more time to consider what was exchanged at dinner. The breeze cools my warm face.

A large tour group blocks the side of the street we’re on. I move off the curb to walk around them, but Evan tugs on my hand to stay by his side.

“What are we doing?” I whisper as the tour guide tells a haunting tale of the building the group stares up at. No one notices us watching them.

“I find it amusing how the stories and histories change every time I hear them,” he whispers.

The building is dark and has been empty forever. Strict protection goes with the preservation of the historical buildings. I’ve noticed what Evan refers to, but I’m sure growing up here you get sick of people distorting and stretching the truth. The tour guide’s top hat and cane only make him seem more charlatan than historian. He rambles on in a deep voice of the resident ghost and the many stories that he swears are true. He even reels his audience in with pictures.

Evan pulls me into the circle of his arms as he leans in and says, “Do you believe in the things that haunt the night, like this man here?”

I want to say yes. I want to spill my twisted true story. But I bite my tongue and shake my head.

“Yes, but my beliefs are based on fact and ghosts that do more than just scare you,” I stop myself before I say too much.

Evan’s grip is tight and I’m pulled into him even closer. The look in his eyes give away something I can’t detect, but it feels as if he knows exactly what I’m talking about.

We all have secrets.

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In a small town in Oklahoma, I was raised by an endless dreamer of a father. He spun fantastical stories of a heroine that slayed her own dragons, while jamming to the best music imaginable. I’ve been slaying dragons since and as much as I love fantasy, I believe magic is real and tangible in the very world we live in.

I, like many others before me, believe deeply in the destructive and healing powers of love. I hope to share stories of strong, yet broken characters that find their way in this life. I’ve had help finding mine, through love, loss, faith, music, creativity, writing, painting, positivity, embracing my past, and relishing the present moment.

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Imperfectly Beautiful by ML Rodriguez

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Book Title: Imperfectly Beautiful
Author: ML Rodriguez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2016
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One woman.
Her rise, her fall, and her will to continue on…

At eighteen, I met him; a handsome young man with amber colored eyes, and with one look, he claimed my heart.

The world was at our feet, and we had our futures planned. But even the best-laid plans go awry when you’re blessed with a most beautiful surprise.

In a matter of minutes, our lives changed.

The years that followed were filled with change and adventure. Our life wasn’t perfect, but we were happy, or so I thought.

As I was living my dream, our life was slowly unraveling. The moment I stepped off that plane, my worst nightmare became a reality.

Now, I’m empty and lifeless.

I live in my own personal hell, drowning in my guilt and trying to forget the memories.

That is until a knock on my door changes everything, and I’m forced to face my past.

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ML is stationed overseas with her husband and two children. Her obsessions include Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, her mother’s cooking (especially her breakfast tacos), wild berry skittles, coffee, dark chocolate, the color purple, and romance novels–the happily ever after kind, of course.

After years of comments from her husband to write and a chance meeting by the city pool where she met one of her favorite authors, ML decided to take a leap of faith into the amazing and exciting world of writing. Terrified, nervous, and with a stomach full of butterflies, she published her debut novel, Leap of Faith, and her second novel, Imperfectly Beautiful will release 26 January 2016.

To all the wonderful people who will read her work, thank you. Thank you for taking a chance on her. ♥

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SALE BLITZ: Moment of Weakness by Katie Fox

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Author: Katie Fox
Genre: New Adult Romance- Contemporary
Release Date: June 15th 2015
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Twenty-year-old Julia Parker has the ideal life. She comes from a wealthy family, has the perfect boyfriend, and plans to spend the summer in Europe. However, nothing is ever what it seems. It has been thirteen years since her mother’s unexpected death, and the pain she still feels is something she keeps hidden beneath the surface.

But for the second time in her life, everything’s about to change.

After discovering her boyfriend having an affair with her roommate, she’s forced to spend the summer at home. Only she won’t be alone. Recent events have caused an increase in security, and her personal detail is nothing like she expected.

At twenty-five, Roman Hayes is one of the youngest in his field. His only focus is his assignment. But when a moment of weakness between him and Julia leads to several more, they are both left to question what is happening between them. Julia soon discovers Roman may just hold the answers to the very questions she’s spent her entire life asking. But when all is revealed, will she be able to handle the truth? More importantly, can she find it in her heart to still love the one person she thought she knew?

***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations

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Katie Fox was born in Florida and raised in Pennsylvania, where she still resides with her husband and son. A hopeless romantic, she is a sucker for a good love story. Since a very young age, writing has been her passion. When she isn’t found with her nose buried in a book, she’s usually in her writing cave, giving life to the voices in her head. Moment of Weakness is her debut novel.

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Unconventional (The Manhattanites) by Avery Aster

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Author: Avery Aster
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2016
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Fans of Nicole Edwards, Shayla Black, Lexi Blake, and Lora Leigh will enjoy this stand-alone, cliffhanger free, m/m/f contemporary erotic romance novel that features an HEA for all three protagonists.

From New York Times Bestselling Author of The Manhattanites comes a ménage love story posing the question; can two men share the same woman forever?

They are the best of friends and the greatest of lovers. Two men and one woman, searching for fortune and fame, bound together by an eroticism their money and power can’t buy them. Luigi, the romantic alpha hunk. Rocco, the exotic bisexual. Jemma, the insatiable beauty who possesses them both.

From their first rendezvous in Milan, the three set out on a wicked course, jet-setting from the kinky underground sex clubs of Berlin, to the lavish palaces of Moscow, to New York’s high society in pursuit of pleasure. They have only each other to care for. That is…until a baby comes along and changes their destiny. But which of them is the father? And will they continue their poly relationship or give in to convention?

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In bed, Luigi was usually the verbal one. Rocco always had something in his mouth—either our lover’s cock was down his throat or he was sucking the cream from my clit—so he never seemed to say much. Luigi did all the talking for him.

Funny, right?

Especially considering outside of the bedroom Luigi was normally quiet, almost conservative in how he spoke. But in bed, he came alive.

Total freaky-deaky.

As I walked over to them, Rocco’s expressive, lust-filled eyes gazed up at me. Ravenous. Lips wide, going down, slowly tugging at the shaft as he came up, followed by a lick on the tip. He kept sucking our lover’s dick as I approached.

Luigi’s left arm was slung over Rocco’s head while his right hand massaged the back of his neck.

He always liked it when we put a concerted effort on his dick.

What man didn’t?

Those two could go at it for hours, milking each other. As if watching two unicorns playing in the wild, it was the most amazing thing to witness.

“Come here,” Luigi instructed.

I stepped closer. With a wicked grin, his face came into focus.

Already on his knees, Rocco squatted beside me and stroked my leg. His very touch sent a prickle of excitement up my thigh.

“Take off her panties, bello.”

Before Rocco could pull them down, I looped my thumb and pointer finger under the thin elastic waistband. Arching my back, I held on to his shoulder to balance myself and started to remove the flesh-toned fabric.

“No.” He snapped his fingers. “Rocco will undress you.”

“And what are you going to do?” I asked playfully.

“I’ll watch.”

Grinning back at him, I put my hands behind my back as Rocco’s palm continued to caress my legs.

Sorprendente. So amazing.” Slowly, Rocco pulled the panties to my ankles. He lifted one of my legs up over his shoulder then carefully, utterly focused and with intention, he butterfly-kissed the inner part of my thigh then licked at my pussy.

“Bello—”

“Let me do as I please,” he grunted between my legs, dragging his wet tongue over my hot flesh.

His kisses tickled me.

His licks excited me.

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IMG_2827New York Times bestselling author Avery Aster pens The Manhattanites, a contemporary erotic romance series of full-length, stand-alone novels, and the naughty new adult prequel companion series The Undergrad Years.

As a resident of New York City and a graduate from New York University, Avery gives readers an inside look at the city’s glitzy nightlife, socialite sexcapades and tall tales of the über-rich and ultra-famous.

The Manhattanites is for fans who miss TV shows like Sex & The City or watch Girls (HBO), Revenge (ABC), and The Bold & the Beautiful (CBS). Avery’s characters are over the top. They have cray-cray fun, speak their minds and always get what they want.

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Blitz & Giveaway: First a Dream by emma nichols

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Her life had never been a fairy tale. Adopted at birth, Isabella never felt like she fit in. All she ever wanted was a happy family and a love of her own. When she suddenly became a single mother of two, her life changed for the worst until she ran into a handsome stranger.

A billionaire playboy, Gabriel had lived a charmed life. Never one to settle down, he didn’t understand why he was drawn to this woman he knew his father would never accept. Still, one date leads to another and suddenly he had the life he never knew he always wanted.

Together, their life was perfect, until the lies were exposed. Then, their happily ever after couldn’t be further away.

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While coming out of her hazy sleep, Isabella stretched slightly and felt an arm tighten around her mid section. She happily reached down to touch him and slowly opened her eyes to find Gabriel staring at her, propped on his side. “How long have you been awake?” She rubbed at her eyes.

“I don’t know. I’ve just been lying here studying you.” His lazy smile caused her to blush. Then Gabriel leaned down to graze her cheek with his lips, sending a ripple down her spine. Isabella looked away, giving him the perfect opportunity to run his fingers down her neck. She shivered again.

“Stop! I can’t even think with you touching me.” She grinned and covered herself with the sheet. “So, what shall we do today?” She tried to change the subject in order to pull herself back together. It had been so long since she had been caressed and cherished.

“You don’t like me touching you?”

“Au contraire. I love your touch. I’m ridiculously attracted to you, but…” She frowned as she tried to figure out how to explain the emotions she battled.

“There’s always a but.” He chuckled.

“It’s scary getting intimate with someone new.” Isabella sat up and shrugged. “And once we start, there’s no going back. I’m afraid of going too fast, not savoring, missing out on all those glorious stages before the big show.”

Gabriel tugged at his goatee. “Impressive analogy. We’ll take our time, my Bella. I want to savor every moment with you. Does that help?”

“It does. It’s just that…it’s different for me. When we do this, I’m not simply sharing my body, I’m sharing my heart.”

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What made her decide to be a romance author?

Simple.

How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?

Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn’t believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life’s cliche moments spicy.

Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.

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Paradise Fought: Abel by L.B. Dunbar

 

 

Title: Paradise Fought: Abel
Series: Paradise #1
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance/MMA
 Release Date: January 25, 2016

 

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I’m not a fighter.
I was born into a fighting family. As the middle child, I was overlooked in favor of my older brother.
He took the negative attention, too. In comparison, there’s nothing special about me.
I’m not as big as Cobra. I’m not as strong as Cobra. He’s the alpha.
I’m a beta.
The second son.
The lesser one.
The one never encouraged to fight, never encouraged to do anything, but stay out of my father’s way.
I’m not a lover either – but I wished to be – that’s why I needed her.
I met a girl in the pouring rain.
Sounds cliché, but it’s true. It changed everything.
Because of love, I learned to fight.Betas come second, but in this fight, my story is first.

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If I thought I was going to make a speedy getaway, I was wrong. My savior caught up to me, half way down the walk, outside the finance building. He was quick and a large hand wrapped around my upper arm.“Whoa, sister,” he said, slightly out of breath. “You almost got away from me again.”

“What?” I questioned. I had no idea what he meant: again.

“Never mind,” he muttered, his hand still on me. I looked down at it and he immediately released me. My eyes pinched as I realized I didn’t mind his hand on my skin. There was something nonthreatening about him. He seemed rather innocent, studious, actually. His shirt was buttoned almost to the top and tucked into his pants. The sleeves secure at the cuffs. His jeans were snug and hugged him well. He wore dark rimmed glasses that screamed smart. Brown boots looked too new on his large feet. It was like he had the right parts but the wrong combination.

His blue eyes were soft and easy to look into. They practically spoke to me, but I had no idea what he was saying. His dark hair was disheveled, a bit shaggy, but cool looking. He kind of looked like a pop star, which was a little too sugar sweet for me. His form was questionable. It was hard to tell what kind of body he had under those clothes. He looked rather preppy, like half the guys at this university. I didn’t want to think about it. I’d just sold my soul for another semester.

“So when do you want to do this?” I asked. His blank stare told me he had no idea what I meant.

“Us,” I said, pointing between him and me.

“I…” His voice trailed off as he gawked at me. His expression changed from confusion to shock.

“I didn’t buy you to sleep with you,” he said, a touch of disbelief in his voice. His face turned crimson, then fell. “Why, have you done that before?” It was my turn to be surprised and offended.

I turned on my heels and began stomping away from him. He was too quick and he caught me again. His hand on my arm halted me. This time he didn’t release me when I peered down at his fingers wrapped around my bicep.

“Look. I need help,” he blurted. His face pinked a little, and it was sweet. “I don’t need help with sex. I need help with before.” His tone dropped, and he looked side to side to see if anyone would hear him. I took his meaning.

“You don’t know how to do foreplay?” I questioned in a loud whisper, trying to hide my astonishment. How could anyone have sex and not know a touch of foreplay?

His face pinked again.

“Not that,” he said, sounding like a child. “The flirting. The dating. The…other stuff.”

I was stunned. I stared at him, taking in his features again. He was kind of cute, leaning toward the potential for good looking. He couldn’t possibly need help with this request. The confusion on my face made him speak.

“I don’t know how to flirt.” The words swirled between us.

“I don’t understand.” I didn’t. I didn’t know what he wanted from me.

“I need lessons how to be…cool: with girls. Call it a tutoring session. I need to learn how to be…seen.” His voice took on a touch of sadness. He couldn’t possibly be serious. I continued to stare at him. My mouth might have actually dropped open a bit, and I noticed he was watching my lips. It was a little exciting the way he stared at them. I licked them and his pupils dilated, filling in more black over the blue. His expression changed. Knowingly, he blinked when he realized I was teasing him. His lip quirked up and a dimple showed in his cheek.

“I need to date you,” he blurted. “To learn how to do, what you just did to me.”

 

 

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L.B. Dunbar loves the original legend of King Arthur. Inspired by this classic tale, she pulled over to the side of the road to take notes when it hit her that if King Arthur lived today, he’d be a rock star. A lover of fairy tales, myths, legends, and anything with happily ever after, she loves to read and write contemporary romance. Her Legendary Rock Stars series is complete with the final tale: The Trials of Guinevere DeGrance, but the story began with The Legend of Arturo King. She also wrote The Sensations Collection, which includes five stand alones based on the five senses in a small town setting near Lake Michigan. Raised on one side of that lake, she grew up in Michigan, but now lives on the other side, in Chicago. Mother to four, wife to the one and only, and teacher to hundreds of former students, she looks forward to sharing more stories in the future.

 

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Blitz & Giveaway: Zeke by Kelly Gendron

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Release Date:January 22, 2016
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“Some guys call, some date, and some guys, they might even get married.

But, sweetheart, I ain’t any of those guys…” ~ Zeke Declan

Every girl in Galveston County knows about Zeke Declan’s rules and has agreed to them or is considering them.

Rule #1 Don’t call him. He’ll call you.

Rule #2 He doesn’t date.

Rule #3 No sleepovers.

Rule #4 Absolutely, no virgins.

When a couple friends talk me into going back to their hometown in the Bayou for the summer and challenge me to break “the best damn lay in Galveston County” along with every single one of his ridiculous rules, I’m confident that I can get the job done. I’m no stranger to men. I have five older brothers. I’m a teacher and I’m used to being around rebellious teenagers. However, Zeke Declan is definitely not someone that I could have prepared for. He’s not a testosterone-fueled, immature boy. He’s a confident, arousing, playful, and mind-melting man. But, behind that sexy charming smile, I know he’s hiding a secret. And, in order to break him, I’m going to need to find out what it is…

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Kelly’s motto ~ “Bad boys, give ’em a little time and experience, and they will evolve into misbehaving men!” And what hot-blooded woman doesn’t want a naughty, all grown up bad boy?

Kelly Gendron is the author of the TroubleMaker series, Breaking the Declan Brothers series, and a few other romantic suspense novels.

When she’s not writing steamy, blush producing romances, she’s out meeting new people while representing a group of reputable nursing facilities. You can find Kelly in a quiet suburb, somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. If you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And, please do find her. Kelly loves to hear from her readers, and meeting new people.

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Blitz! American Dream by Allana Walker

 
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Since
the age of 6 Grace McDonald always wanted to be a Broadway star. 
Singing, dancing, acting she didn’t care as long
as she was on a stage in the Big Apple. 

She wanted that American Dream. 

But when tragedy strikes before she’s due to go
live out those dreams, it all comes crashing down! 

Will she let this stop her or will she follow
her dreams like she always wanted? 

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December 8th, 2000
“Come on, guys! We only have a week to get this right!” Mrs
McNeill shouts, slamming her hand on the desk. We’ve been trying to get this
move right for the past few days but Henry keeps dropping me.
“I’m sorry, Grace.” He looks down. I’ve
noticed that since he and I have been paired up, the once over-confident guy is
now a stuttering mess. “I just…” he begins, but Mrs McNeill interrupts him.
“One
more time from the top.” She stands with her arms folded.
We get through it all perfectly until
the lift again. Henry drops me and I fall onto my knees. “Shit, Grace. I’m so
sorry.” He crouches down to see if I’m okay.
“I’m fine.” I smile up at him. I
never noticed how good-looking he was until now. He’s tall, with dark hair and
bright blue eyes. The bell rings, bringing me out of my thoughts.
“You
two stay behind. We need to work on this!”
“Can I just phone my dad to let him
know?” I ask, standing up. She nods, and I grab my mobile from my bag as the
rest of the class leaves.
 
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“Finally!” Mrs McNeill cheers. I’m still in Henry’s arms,
staring into his eyes, and my tummy starts to feel funny. “Well done! I can go
home happy now that you two have finally got it!”
I’m
getting my bag ready when I feel a presence behind me.
“Um… would you like to go bowling
with me at the weekend?” Henry rushes out. I stand there staring at him,
letting it sink in that Henry, the most popular guy in school, has asked me
out. “Grace?” He waves his hand in front of me.
“Huh?”
I blink.
He
looks at me expectantly, with one eyebrow lifted. “Will you?”
I nod, not trusting my voice. He
looks at me with a beaming smile. “Good. So I’ll pick you up tomorrow night.” Just
like that, he’s gone, leaving me gobsmacked and staring at his retreating back.
I walk into the house and I’m
instantly hit with the smell of apple crumble baking in the oven. It smells
amazing. Connie must be here. I smile to myself. Connie has been in our lives
for about a month but it feels like she’s been here forever. She comes here on
a Friday and leaves Sunday night. She cooks for us, even though Dad tells her
he can do it. She tells him to just sit down and let her cook.
“Hey, sweetie,” she greets me when I
slump onto one of the chairs and put my head on the table with a thud. “Bad
day?” I can hear the amusement in her voice.
“Actually,
no. The most popular boy in school asked me out.” I lift my head.
“Henry Williams?” Dad asks, walking
in and kissing Connie’s cheek. I smile at the scene. Dad looks happy, and if he’s
happy, I’m happy.
“Yup.”
I pop the P. Dad works with Henry’s dad at Grant’s Accountants.
“Henry’s
a nice boy.” He sits opposite me as Connie busies herself serving up our tea.
“Mmm.” My mouth waters when she places Spaghetti Bolognese
in front of us. “This is amazing,” I say with my mouth full.
“So,
Henry. You seem hesitant to go out with him,” Connie says.
“He’s the most popular guy in school.
I don’t understand why he’s asking me out and not someone like Charlotte.”
“You watch too much American T.V.”
Dad laughs. I stare at him. “What? They give the impression that the most
popular guy goes with the most popular girl. It’s not like that over here. If a
boy likes you he will ask you out.”
“No, Dad. Over here, if the popular
boy asks out a quiet, shy girl like me, it means that the other ‘in’ crowd will
be waiting to humiliate the shy person.”
“Henry
wouldn’t do that.” Dad shakes his head, adamant that he’s right.
“We’ll
find out tomorrow night.” I sigh digging into my tea.

 

Allana lives in Dundee, Scotland with her husband and two
daughters.
She has always had a passion for reading and
until a few years ago, started secretly writing. She had always debated sharing
it but never had the confidence to do so, until now. In her words; ‘Life is too
short to regret things we could have done and wishing the should’ve, would’ve,
could’ve’s.’ 

She wants to show not only her dithers but to
everyone else, that you can do whatever you want when you put your mind to it.

She loves reading a range of genres,
particularly MC, Mafia and romance. 

Other than reading and writing, Allana loves to
help out other authors, watching WWE, dancing around the room with her
daughters, or at the cinema with her husband. She also loves to bake, it’s her
stress reliever.

 

   

 

   

 

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