Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Space Between

Generally speaking, I'm usually antsy to move forward once I've finished writing - on to the next one. I found myself feeling that way as I moved to the last "get it ready for the editor" stage with THE MIRROR, except the book that was speaking to me isn't the next one I want to write. Go figure! I should pay attention to my gut, right?

So while I'm sitting here being wishy-washy and indecisive and impatient and a whole bunch of other unflattering adjectives, maybe I'll just share the new cover with you. What do you think? Epitaph 3 - THE MIRROR is Sandra and Garth's story.

When Sandra Meyer's violent ex-boyfriend returns to sleepy Edgarville, Illinois, she turns to the man who stood up to Nick Benedetto back in high school. If brawny Garth Benson will pose as her boyfriend on social media, maybe Nick will go leave her alone. Sandra adores Garth, but she can’t afford any ties to Edgarville. Now finished with a decade of dedicated service as her mother's caregiver, Sandra is planning her exit from this one-stoplight town.

Garth is firmly rooted in Edgarville with the family monument business and a trophy shop that will need a "mom" to his "pop." Garth has wanted Sandra ever since he slugged Nick more than ten years ago. Her secrets run deep, as do the strengths that he admires about her, but whenever he tries to move their casual flirtations from talk to dating, she backs away.

Small town life has strangled Sandra as effectively as Nick tried to when they were in high school. Garth might be the one man who can protect her from Nick, but what he expects in return is too much. On top of that, her deceased father’s unexpected appearance in the mirror of her new home exposes long-held secrets that will change Sandra's view of her family and hometown forever.

When the last tie holding her to Edgarville is cut, Sandra runs as fast as she can, but the world outside her small-town community isn’t all that she expected.

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