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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Author Spotlight - Debby Allen!

Here ya go Friends,

As promised a sneek peek into Debby Allen's book, Hibiscus Bay from The Wild Rose Press!

Blurb: 'Exhilarating sex with an Arabian millionaire is the last thing Ashleigh Brennan expects after an illicit affair with her boss leaves her unemployed and without dignity. She vows never to be misled by first impressions again—until she meets wealthy, handsome Remmao Kamal. He’s full of passion and eastern promise—but for how long?It’s hard to believe that this wealthy bachelor isn’t married, but his playboy lifestyle aboard his yacht has had its repercussions. After a succession of harbor pickups, his misjudgement of a lover’s intention put his life at risk. Since then, he has been determined to put his womanising days behind him—until Ashleigh walks into his life.Their sexual attraction is immediate and the temptation for Remmao to break his vow of harbor celibacy is as strong as Ashleigh’s desire to protect her heart. But will a one-night stand with no commitments be enough for them?''If blue skies, hunky foreign guys and glistening seas float your boat, then you'll love this romp on the beach romance that will leave you searching for your 'passport to paradise!'

"Remmao, I…" she interrupted, but words failed her. She knew what she wanted to say, but to say I love you would sound ridiculous.

He noticed her discomfort and, gently withdrawing from her, he picked up their clothes and carried her into the sea. It was soothing upon their scorched skin and cooling on the sensitised surfaces of their bodies.

"What were you going to say to me?" he asked her."

I…I’m going to miss you," Ashleigh suddenly whispered.

Remmao frowned, but before he could speak, she halted him. "All of this," she smiled, gesturing to the bay with its surround of hibiscus flowers, "and everything you have shown me will forever have a special place in my heart. I don’t know how to thank you."

"You do not have to thank me," he gasped. "I did not do it as a favour. I did it because I wanted to."

"You did it out of habit," Ashleigh corrected, averting her eyes.

Remmao held her chin and turned her face toward him. "Is this what all the tears are about? Because you thought I did this out of habit?" Remmao shook his head. "All this has not been because of habit."

"It’s what you do." Ashleigh shrugged.

"What I did! How do I know that you are not reliving the feeling of a man’s urgency? You know that I am crazy for you!"

"Are, are you?" she stammered.

"Like it is killing me," he whispered.

Ashleigh looked back at the bay. "You have made all my dreams come true, Remmao…except for one."

He took hold of her face and frowned."I cannot keep you."

She shrugged, then released herself from his arms and stepped away, dressing herself beneath the water.

"You do not believe that I am crazy for you?" he insisted."What has happened between us is all so sudden, all too…you’ve done this many times before. It’s easier for you to say goodbye."

"Goodbye? Wake up to reality, Remmao," she pleaded. "Soon, you won’t even remember me. I will just be a memory…like all those other girls you…"

"No!" he intervened. "We will see each other again. We have to!"

"When? How will I find you when you spend most of your time cruising or…or in harbours?"

"You will not find me," he murmured. "I do not know where I will be from one day to the next."


"But I will find you," he gently reassured her.

She let the waves silently roll over her shoulders before beginning her swim back to the yacht.

"Ashleigh!" Remmao shouted after her. But he couldn’t stop her. Although her stroke was strong against the incoming waves, she was beginning to struggle to keep the pace. Remmao could see exhaustion setting in but, as much as he shouted after her, she continued to swim with all her strength."Ashleigh, slow down. You will lose your energy too fast." But she continued to struggle, choking on seawater as she continually sank and then swam again."For goodness sake!" Remmao growled as he hauled her into his arms.

"Let me go!" she fought, but gave up the fight more quickly than she had anticipated.

Swimming back with her in his arms, Remmao helped her on board.

She marched off to his bedroom and the change of clothes she had brought. He followed her in pursuit.’
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Wow! Sounds like a good read. Hibiscus Bay is available NOW @ The Wild Rose Press.

For more information on Debby Allen and her books, visit her MySpace her One of her Blogs.

Well Friends, that's about it for now.
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Until later....take care and God BLESS!



Anita Davison said...

Congratulations on your release, Debby. I remember when Debby's MySpace page she described herself as 'aspiring', then she was excited at WRP accepting her book and now she's published. Well deserved, Debby and I wish you every success with Hibiscus Bay, as Pam says, it looks like a great read..

Debby said...

Thanks Anita. Great to hear from you. Yes, this aspiring author finally got published! Just signed my 2nd contract with The Wild Rose Press so having lots of fun! Keep in touch ~ Debby :)