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Today I’m on the ‘Facade’ blogtour, organised by Love Books Tour.
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About the Author :
After 35+ years in operations for various businesses (including her own), Melody pursued her dream of writing a novel. Having written for business publications, local magazines and even publishing a poem, Chemo’s not for Sissies, during treatment after her first cancer diagnosis, it was time to finish the novel that was started many years ago. When she started writing, “Facade: Things Aren’t Always as They Appear,” she had no idea where her characters were going to take her. “The story basically wrote itself. It was like a movie projector playing in my mind,” is how she describes her experience. It soon became apparent, their voices were not to be silenced… “The Unbroken Series” was born. “Deja Vu: Here We Go Again,” Book II, to be released June 23, 2020, followed by C’est la Vie, Book III, in December.
Melody lives with her husband in her native home state Florida. She’s blessed to be alive today after two cancer diagnoses and enjoys watching her grandchildren grow up; something she doesn’t take for granted.
Sex in the City meets Fifty Shades … without the Red Room.
Amber can’t get Patrick out of her mind. Night after night he haunts her dreams … teasing her … pleasuring her … owning her body … until her alarm rings. Left unsatisfied night after night, she devises a plan to bring her fantasies to life—with a platinum wig, blue contact lenses, and a new persona.
Stay-at-home mom Debra adores her husband but wishes for a little more spice and adventure in her life. When tragedy strikes, her dreams come true in ways she never imagined … or wanted, or did she?
Despite a hard life as a single black mother, up-and-coming fashion designer Zya finally has a successful business and a sense of security, despite the increasing persecution she and her daughter experience. Then a mysterious stranger comes into her life, challenging everything she thought she knew about love. But can it be real?
Gorgeous Dominque likes sex—wild, kinky, and lots of it. Secretly longing for something real and lasting, she settles for less, burying her insecurity and self-doubt between late-night trysts and eating disorder. Before long, she’s forced to face her fears, or succumb to them.
Four friends … each hiding behind a façade. But as fantasy clashes with reality, things aren’t always as they appear.
Stewart, raising his glass and toasting his friend, loudly proclaims, “Happy birthday, Bro. I’ll call Ladies-Ladies-Ladies tomorrow and see if we can get her back again for an encore.”
Patrick, blushing, excuses himself to get away and to be by himself for a few moments so he retreats to the men’s lobby restroom. No one has aroused him like that in years… he’d almost forgotten how it feels.
Still in disguise, Candy emerges from the ladies’ room catching sight of him as the door closes. Still caught up in the passion and the fire ignited in her, she follows him in.
Hearing the door open and assuming it was Stewart, “Man I can’t believe you guys did that to me. What kind of a birthday gift was that? You send me the most beautiful, sexy, incredible woman in the world to tease me for ten minutes, and then she leaves.”
“Maybe I haven’t left yet,” Candy responds.
Patrick spins around in disbelief to find her leaning against the wall just inside the door. “Thank you for the compliment, you’re not so bad yourself.”
“I’m sorry, I didn’t know it was you,” stumbles Patrick as his cheeks flush a bright red.
She flattered by his reaction, “You know, I had a hard time remembering there were other people in the room. If the music hadn’t stopped when it did, we may have ended up with more than we both bargained for.”
“I’m sorry the circumstances weren’t different. I would’ve liked to continue. You are definitely one expert seductress,” Patrick replies as he steps closer to her drinking her in from head to toe.
“Maybe one day, when you least expect it, we’ll pick up right where we left off,” she replies then turns exiting just before he reaches her.
“Maybe?” blurts Patrick going after her. “I want to see you again. Let’s have dinner. Can I call you?”
Turning around facing him in the elevator, “Let’s leave the ending as a fantasy for now.” She reaches outside and kisses him on the cheek. “We’ll see each other again, I promise.” Her words as the elevator door closes.
Her kiss leaves a burning imprint on his cheek. By the time he comes back to reality, she’s gone but not before he locks eyes one last time with the most beautiful woman he has ever met. He can’t shake it, but he knows her from somewhere.
Patrick rushes back into the conference room. “Stewart, you have to tell me who she is. I have to see her again,” he begs as he paces back and forth.
“I’ll call tomorrow and see what I can find out. Calm down man, she’s just a stripper. You really do need to get out more.”
The next morning a stunned Stewart visits Patrick at his office, “Patrick, you’re not going to believe this, I called about your stripper, Candy. It appears they don’t have anyone by that name there. In fact, they didn’t send anyone over yesterday. The order got canceled. I don’t have the slightest clue who your mystery woman is, but whoever she is, she must have a thing for you to go to all that trouble.”
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