2021 will wrap up a project I began back in 2018! I’d decided to take several of my standalone books that were loosely related, rewrite them (some involved a lot of rewriting, others just a little) to make them better–but I also added elements to them all to tie them together in a series (that’s why, if you’d read the original book and didn’t remember the appearance of Nicki Sosebee or the blue-haired waitress, it’s not you!).
But it’s taken this long for lots of reasons. One has been the rewriting. Several of the books were originally written in third person but I changed them all to first person POV. That was quite a feat. Some of them involved more than a little sprucing up. Some, though, just needed a little tightening up to make the story even better.
The latter is Love and Darkness in a nutshell.
If you ever read To Save Him, that’s this book, slightly rewritten. It’s a little different for me, but it definitely belongs in the Small Town Secrets series.
Love and Darkness is book #7 in the series. There are two more coming this year–and I might write other original stories for the series later on. For now, though, 2021 will close the door!
This particular book in the series comes out on August 10 but it’s available for pre-order now. It will be 99 cents for the first week, so if you wanted to get it, do it early!
If you’re on the fence, let me give you a little more info. Otherwise, scroll to the bottom for links and the giveaway. (Side note: the prize for this giveaway is worth over $80, so make sure you enter!)
She’s opened up her heart and home to him…so what if he’s not who he says he is?
Kimberly opens her door to young soldier Brandon who says he was a friend to her oldest son who died while serving in the military. Her heart aches for this young man as they both mourn her son and soon their emotions become so much more. But as she gets to know him better, things don’t quite add up.
Is Brandon really who he says he is?
What does he really know about her son’s death?
And what does that mean for her future?
Through her uneasy trust, she tries to protect herself, but she’s in deep. When she finds out the truth, will it be too late–not just for her heart but for her life?
*** If that’s not enough, you can read the first chapter here!
Meanwhile, here are the links:
Small Town Secrets series (the first book, Love and Lies, is free from Monday through Friday, 8/9-8/13)
Last but not least…the GIVEAWAY! Good luck and thank you for helping me celebrate my new release!
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