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Today I’m on the ‘Déjà Vu’ 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.
Happiness is finally within reach for best friends, Amber, Dominque, Debra and Zya. But fate has other plans…
Pregnant and widowed, Debra is engaged to suave and charming Italian heartthrob Roberto. So why does her heart race when she thinks about her therapist, Brian? Has she said yes to the wrong man?
Dominque has found the love and acceptance she always longed for with Tad. But devastating news soon threatens their future together.
Successful fashion designer Zya has discovered her own unexpected happily ever after with Tina … until her daughter, Ashanti is bullied and becomes the focus of a police investigation and the media. Now Zya suddenly stands to lose everything she holds dear.
Finally, together with the only man she’s ever loved, Amber is determined to not let anything come between her and Patrick—not even her jealous and vindictive identical twin sister. But someone is watching … waiting for the right moment to destroy her …
Will the women get their happy ending, or is it déjà vu all over again? Find out in the dramatic and suspenseful second book of the Unbroken series.
“Please be careful and go straight home, your stalker might be waiting for the perfect moment,” Zya begs.
“I am—straight home—promise,” Amber replies as she crosses her heart.
As Amber begins to back out of the parking lot, she changes her mind and puts her car back into park. Maybe I should see what Patrick is up to tonight?
Reaching for her phone to ask him for a late night tryst, she realizes her phone is gone. “DAMN!” She looks all around her car for it to no avail. Must have left it on the counter.
Reluctantly, she turns her car off and heads back inside. She hadn’t realized how dark it was when she came out, it’s pitch black now—shadows are everywhere. The hair on the back of her neck stands up while a shiver runs down her spine pushing her to practically run back into the shop.
At the exact same moment, the wig fitter, having found Amber’s phone, is racing outside to catch her, almost colliding with her in the doorway. “I believe this is yours,” she says, her heart racing from the near impact.
“Yes, thanks. Glad I realized it now and not when I got home.”
Amber, still contemplating her booty call, uses the light outside the door to look for Patrick’s number. She begins her walk back to the car lost in her thoughts, debating whether to call him, forgetting for a moment all about the threatening texts piling up in her phone.
As she opens her car door, a man comes up quickly behind her, wrapping his arm tightly around her chest. She starts to scream but it’s muffled by his other hand covering her mouth as he tries to turn her around. He’s strong, and his scent… I know that cologne… “Wait a minute? Christophe, is that you?” she asks as she’s spun around, entrapped in his arms.
“Mon Cherie, I cannot surprise you no more?” he says in a thick French accent.
Amber breaks down into gut-wrenching sobs. She can’t stop. She let her guard down for just an instant, a second too long, exactly the opportunity her stalker would need to get to her.
“I’m so sorry, I only want to surprise you,” He says trying to comfort her, feeling terrible.
Still shaking thinking about what could have been, yet relieved it turned out to be Christophe, “It’s okay. Wait a minute—it’s not okay! You scared the crap out of me! Stop doing that will you?” she says as she playfully slaps his arm.
“Promise, no scaring…surprise yes, scaring no. I never want to make you cry.”
“You didn’t make me cry. I’ve just been on edge lately—a little stressed out. I guess your timing was off. But then again”—thinking about that phone call she was about to make— “maybe your timing is perfect.”
Amber grabs Christoph by the back of his head kissing him deeply, passionately before he has a chance to react. “Who’s full of surprises now?” she asks catching him off guard. “Last time was amazing, but do you think we could go somewhere else this time instead of the back of my car?”
In the car parked one row over from hers, HE is watching and taking pictures. Oh you are going to pay for this. You think you’re safe—not within my reach. Good thing your Frenchman appeared, he saved you, this time…
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