Today is a milestone day for me. Becca’s Dance is now published by Idyllic Ink Publishing. So today is the Facebook Launch Party. I am so proud of this book. It started as a dream, became a story that would not rest, took the rejections and stayed strong. Now is making its mark in the vast world of romance.
I believe in love. I enjoy writing story about people who find love, lose love, then love returns. Becca’s dance is not just about a lost love. It is also the story of a parent’s love for a child and the hope that love will return.
Here’s the trailer for my book:
And an excerpt of their summer love:
"Just grab the knot on the rope, push off with your feet. When the rope stops to swing back, let go.” Robby patiently explained to Becca.
Becca stood on the edge of a rock cliff at what seemed like miles above the mocking lake.
"Are you fucking kidding me?" She glared at Robby.
Strong, young muscular arms reached around her, taking her hands in his, placing both sets on the rope knot, his on top.
His voice vibrated in her ear. "Just hold on."
With those words, she soared across the lake with Clay's firm body plastered against hers. At the point the rope hesitated to swing back, Clay pried her hands from the knot, plunging her down. She closed her eyes, took a deep breath, holding it. His fingers intertwined in hers as they hit the water together. Like a bullet, she shot downward, the water covering her head. His hands released her as her body spun like a swirling top. Her eyes still closed, she felt hands around her waist stopping her motion. Upward the two bodies floated to break the water at the same time.
Becca took a deep gulp of air. Opening her eyes, face to face with a smiling Clay, her hands rested on his broad shoulders, his hands on her waist. Treading water together, she couldn't help but let a large gush of laughter escape. Clay joined her, pulling her into him. Hugging his neck, fully aware of their bodies intimately melting together, she let the water pull them apart and looked into his eyes. But his eyes were looking down.
"I think your suit got twisted." A wicked smile played around his mouth.
Jerking her head down she saw while not exposed, her swimsuit top revealed most of her right boob. Releasing Clay's neck, she adjusted her top as he held her, watching with a spark of amusement flashing in his smile. When she felt everything back in the proper place, she looked up at him, narrowed her eyes.
"Enjoying the view?" She admonished him.
His sexy smile always knocked her in the stomach. "Yes, I certainly am."
With no warning, he licked the water from her neck. Smacking his lips, she felt delightful sensations rising. Wiggling out of his embrace she started swimming for the beach. She could hear the water splashing behind her. He never overtook her, although she knew as a strong swimmer, he could at any moment.
When she figured her feet could touch the bottom, she stood, marched up the beach to her blanket. Grabbing her beach towel she plopped down, glared at Clay finishing his walk towards her. Reaching her he stood dripping wet, water glistening off his golden tan torso. With the sun behind him, she could barely see his face, but his electric blue eyes flashed wickedness.
"Want to go again?" The challenge spiked his tone.
While his offer was tempting, her awareness of her body still trembling from the strong feelings his touch produced in her prevented her from accepting.
"Later. I want to get some sun." She laid back, closed her eyes, gripping the blanket at her sides to ease her shaking.
"Okay, later then." He stepped over her head, leaving drops of water in his wake. She forced herself not to turn her head to watch his beautiful tight ass walk away.
The journey of life is not about the path traveled, it’s about the dance.
Remember your first love? The itching in your palms to touch that person, the churning sensation of your stomach when you kiss, or the promise of forever love? A summer romance had all the possibilities for Becca and Clay. But a tragic accident killing two of their friends, sent Becca running away to build a sheltered life, protected from pain. Clay tried to drown his pain in booze and other women, but failed. Each picked mates for reasons other than love.
Twenty years later their paths cross as Becca tries to escape from the shame of a divorce, and Clay is living life as a single father to six grown boys.
In the small community of Lester Lake, love, fate and star-crossed lovers work towards rekindling a first and only true love.