BLURB – Little Lies
A novella of sensual contemporary romance with hot, steamy love scenes, not quite erotica. Dr. Sara Chandler is on a mission and Zack St. Cloud is her target. He owes her and she is determined to collect. The good doctor makes a plan to ensnare former Olympian Zack St. Cloud and collect the debt owed her, but didn’t count on the sizzling chemistry between them trapping her in her own web. This is a secret baby plot.
BUY LINK: Amazon
EXCERPT – Little Lies
“You are certifiable. You realize that, don’t you?”
“Thanks for the vote of support.” Dr. Sara Chandler studied the shade of electric blue polish on her toenails. Her fingers tightened on the card in her hands. She couldn’t let doubts weaken her resolve. This was a one shot deal. If she wavered now, all would be lost. She leaned closer to the window gazing down at the sparkling water of the Roseville Inn’s Olympic sized pool three floors below.
“You’re really going through with this hair-brained scheme?” Dr. Carol Lester took a drag on her ever present cigarette.
Sara moved the cell phone away from her ear and mimed pounding it against the tabletop before she returned it to her ear. She so didn’t need Carol’s lecture at this point. Her chain-smoking friend had helped her come up with the plan, now look who was getting cold feet.
Sara pushed away thoughts of her friend sabotaging her health. She couldn’t think about losing another loved one, not now. She had to focus, to keep herself in character. It wasn’t like she hadn’t tried repeatedly to persuade her friend and partner to give up the cigarettes.
“How hard can it be to crash a twenty-five year high school reunion?” Sara fingered the white embossed card that had invited her deceased husband to join his class for their reunion. Her fingers traced over the familiar letters, as she read his name. This one’s is for you, babe.
Still there was a tiny niggling doubt at the back of her mind that he wouldn’t approve. Sara squared her shoulders, she’d come too far to turn back now. The debt owed would be collected.
“Sara, I went along with your cockeyed scheme when you came up with it, because I didn’t think you’d go through with it.” Carol’s words burned through the fog that had temporally cloud Sara’s thoughts. “But this is going too far.”
“Look, I’m bushed. A three-hour flight and a two hour drive, after several hours in ICU with a patient, has worn me out.” Sara massaged the back of her neck where tension tied her muscles into knots. “I have a few more things to unpack, then I’m hitting the pool.”
Her friend’s breath hissed through the phone. If smoke could travel through wireless she’d be stifling in it right now. How a pediatric immuno specialist could be a chain smoker baffled Sara.
“Call me the minute he gets there, I won’t rest until you do.”
“Carol.” Sara paced to the closet, thumbed through the clothes she’d hung. “Don’t be such a mother hen. It’s too late now, I’m already here and I’m going through with my plan.” She pulled out the little red dress and hung it on the closet door.
“Well, you’ve added this last little twist, and I’m sure it’s not legal.”
“Hush, dear.” Sara sank into the overstuffed chair beside the window and flexed her toes, admiring the way the early morning sun reflected off the blue polish. “Little lies, just sweet little lies. No harm done.”
“Yeah, right,” Carol answered. “Call me. I want to know e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!”
“Play by play, I promise.” Sara tucked her cell in the pocket of her tote. I can live my little lies, no one else will ever know.
MJ Flournoy is the pseudonym of Melba Moon. She is a graduate of LaGrange College with a degree in History. She also holds a Master’s degree in Learning Disabilities. MJ is a member of Romance Writers of America and a Past President of Kiss of Death , the Mystery and Suspense Chapter of RWA. MJ is a two time winner of the Maggie Award of Excellence. Writing as Melba Moon she has published short Southern fiction, one of which, is about a runaway child and the private investigator sent to bring her home and is featured in the Best Selling anthology, Finding Love’s Magic. MJ is a retired Special Education teacher and lives in LaGrange, Georgia with her husband. They have two children and two granddaughters. When she isn’t writing, MJ enjoys reading, container gardening, travel and cooking.
AUTHOR LINK: Website
Genre: Romantic Suspense with paranormal elements
BUY LINK: Amazon