Flash Forward Friday – Teaser from SAVAGE

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I used to share most of my teaser exclusively on Facebook.  However, over the past two years, you know as well as I do (if you’ve been on Facebook at all, that is) that it is not the best venue for sharing things anymore.  Even if you pay to boost your posts (which I do not and will not), you have no guarantee that any of the people you want to reach will see what you’re sharing.

As I said last month, I am taking back control of my stuff.  On that note, I will be sharing my teasers and excerpts here.  I will still share them on FB, but I’m not relying on it to get the word out.  My website has a better chance of that.

On that note, here is this week’s FLASH FORWARD FRIDAY teaser.  It comes from my current WIP Savage.  Release is scheduled for 3/31/15.

I lay in Kevin’s arms for longer than I could calculate, staring out the window and watching as the sky grew darker. Part of me wished we could stay like this forever, in this place the world seemed to have forgotten about, away from everything bad and horrible and dark.

That might have been nice, but there was still the question of my kids…and the rest of my family. I needed to know they were all right, had to find out where they were. I didn’t know how the hell I was going to do that or when, but I needed to.

Up against my body, he felt strong where I felt weak, warm where I could only sense cold. He had become to me everything I always knew he was, and the realization that I had fallen in love with him again struck me hard. It had been an easy slide, one I hadn’t even known I was on until my feet were back on the ground.

I decided there, in his arms, that I wasn’t going to fight it.

But I also wasn’t going to acknowledge it. After our weird past as teens, I didn’t know what to expect from him in the aftermath. I only knew this moment, and I was going to cherish it, hold it tightly in my heart like I might clench a locket in my fist, and then I was going to let tomorrow bring what it would. I would leave this room with no expectations, no hope.

It was something I’d grown pretty good at over the years.

As if he could read my mind, he said, “We should probably head back.”

“Yeah, I was thinking that. I think a storm’s moving in, don’t you?” I turned around in his arms. Part of me didn’t want to. I was sad—profoundly—but felt like I shouldn’t be drowning in that emotion. I didn’t want to give away anything in my head.

His voice was soft when he said, “Yeah, I think so, so we shouldn’t screw around.”

I smiled in spite of myself. “A little late.”

He grinned too, and I imagined that he was feeling inside the same way I was but also wanted to try to put on a happy face. But he pulled me close and kissed me tenderly. He didn’t say anything, though, even after his lips left mine.

I wanted to acknowledge the significance of his earlier revelation, even though part of me was afraid to go there, so afraid of what the truth was. But I had to know. “Do you really remember me…or were you just saying that?”

You can add Savage to your Goodreads TBR here:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23197491-savage

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