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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

The internet takes a step back in time every Thursday as people around the world share old baby pictures, vintage prom and wedding photos, and other assorted oldies. Authors can share too! This Thursday meme highlights those books in your backlist.

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E. Ayers said...


Amazon International Buy Links.

Available as a Kindle Unlimited

This is the first book in the River City Novels

''Finally got your wish?'' Della asked, picking up his glass to refill it.
''Don't bother, Della. I've got to get back to work. I've got a hectic schedule this week.''
''Slumming it with Mandy? What's she going to do when you break her heart and move on to something more your style?'' She cocked her head and stared at him.
''That's cruel!''
''No, what you are doing is cruel. You're playing with fire, and the only person who's going to be burned is Mandy.'' The frown on her face exaggerated her wrinkles.
''Enough!'' He tossed the tip on the table, strode out of the restaurant, and drove to his office. There, he informed Patty that he was expecting a visitor sometime after three, and she should buzz him immediately. But Della's remarks lingered like thorns in his soul. He had no intention of ever hurting Amanda. He wanted her.

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Kris Bock said...

Chapter 1

What had I gotten myself into?

I closed my eyes. Yes, I was driving, but a moment of distraction seemed safe enough, since I hadn’t seen another car in half an hour. Even the jackrabbits and rattlesnakes were hiding in the shade, leaving the road clear of everything but rocks and ruts.

I was starting an adventure. I had to remind myself of that—an adventure. I wanted to be here. I wanted to get away from the city, the classroom and office, the people. You couldn’t get much farther away than this, a tiny cluster of seven-hundred-year-old ruins in the Four Corners area of the Southwest. I had found the middle of nowhere.

As I had wanted, I reminded myself.

The car bumped into a pothole and my head smacked back on the headrest. Maybe I needed to pay more attention to the road after all. I had almost gotten used to the constant vibration from the rough dirt track, but I still got an occasional surprise from potholes as big as wading pools and ridges the size of speed bumps.

The vast landscape drew my attention, the open space leaving me a bit breathless, a reverse of claustrophobia. At a glance the scene lacked color, a wash of parched tan that spoke of emptiness, drought, death. I clenched the steering wheel and breathed deeply through my nose to filter out the dust pouring through the open window. I’d shut off the air-conditioning hours ago to keep my wreck from overheating.

It wasn’t like I’d have to live in this dusty wasteland forever. I wanted to test myself in unfamiliar terrain, face life head-on, and prove I had healed. Then I could go back to normal life, stronger and ready to face more ordinary challenges. I didn’t have to love it here; I only had to survive.

Whispers in the Dark, romantic suspense in the Four Corners area of the Southwest, is on sale for $.99 for the Kindle October 23-27: