Tomorrow is the big day!
My novel Forever and Ever, Amen - first published by Crimson Romance in 2012 - is being republished by AmazonEncore. If you sneak over there before the actual release, you should be able to get the $0.99 preorder price. Here's the blurb and a quick snippet to inspire you!
Molly, a forty-something single mom, tangles with the wrong guy and gets a hell of a hickey. That blotch is really a demon’s mark, and she’ll have to face the three things that scare her most to get rid of it.
First, Molly loses her job and then she has a near-sex experience with her philandering, not-quite-ex-husband. Worst of all, she has to sit by a hospital bed, wondering if her son is ever going to wake up.
The Powers That Be assign Cass to help her. He’s an angel who’s trying to earn a seat in the celestial choir by helping out a human in need. Vanquishing the demon would be his ticket up, but only if he plays by the rules. He’ll never earn his wings if he loses his heart to the lovely Molly. But she has even bigger things to worry about. She stands to lose her soul.
Molly’s got problems, for sure. Here she gets home from work and walks into the middle of a sibling battle, in the process learning something about her daughter that she’d really rather not know.
As she walked up the cement path to the front door, she could hear them. A few steps closer, and she could tell they were yelling. At each other. Because it was still Monday.
“I saw you, that’s how I know,” Jamie yelled. Molly paused, hoping and dreading that they’d get to what Jamie had seen.
“Spying on me? Fine. Gotta love having a brother I can trust.” Flora’s voice was high and tight.
“You can totally trust me not to let you do something stupid.”
“Mind your own business, asshat.”
Molly reached toward the door, then paused for just a little longer.
“Jesus, do you hear yourself. You’re the one dating a vampire. You do know that, right?”
“So what? He’s cool and he loves me.”
“Loves you? Don’t be an idiot.” Jamie slammed something hard into something solid.
“Idiot yourself. It’s not like I don’t have stuff on you, so shut up.”
“You haven’t got anything on me,” Jamie said, his voice lower and angrier than Molly had ever heard it. She figured that was her cue to break up their little party, because one bombshell a night was all she could take. Before Flora could say what it was she had on Jamie, Molly was through the door and in the living room.
“Hey kids,” she said, looking from one to the other. Flora stood near the big front window, while Jamie blocked the hallway to the rest of the house, arms stretched out so he touched the wall on either side. They both glared at her, then Jamie let go of the wall and turned away.
“Anybody want to tell me what’s going on?” Molly crossed her arms and stood up high on her heels, trying to ignore that it made her feet hurt.
“Nothing.” Jamie walked down the hall towards his bedroom.
“Nothing,” Flora said, her arms crossed in front of her chest. She wore a shabby black lace dress with a rainbow striped silk scarf twisted around her neck. Her black hair was pulled up in a high French twist and she wore her usual excessive amount of black eyeliner.
Molly set her purse down on the buffet but kept her coat buttoned, hoping it made her look more authoritative. “Okay, let’s try this again. What were you and Jamie yelling about?”
“God, Mom.” Flora flounced over to one of the burgundy chairs and dropped into it. As Molly was trying to read her expression, she noticed a faint image in the darkened TV screen behind Flora’s head. It was Cass. He winked at Molly and pointed a finger at Flora. A thin stream of light, like an electric current made visible, shot out of his finger and tagged Flora, making her jump.
“It’s like this. I told Dad I was going over to Sasha’s for a sleepover, but I really went out with Vincent.” Flora’s eye bugged out and she covered her mouth with one hand. It didn’t stop her talking for long. “He’s this guy that I’ve kind of been seeing, but he’s older than me and I’m pretty sure you and Dad won’t like him. He’s, like, a vampire, and so far we’re not sleeping together, but he’s bit me a couple times and I think he really loves me.”
Molly stood there with her jaw hanging open until Flora burst into tears and ran out of the room.