Well the trip last week to Sam Rayburn lake in TX was wonderful. Caught quite a few fish. I'll be sharing that sometime in the future on Tuesday Treasure.
Also, beginning Monday June 1st, I have 2 contests going on in which you have the opportunity to win 1 of 5 copies of Circles of Fate! You'll see the announcement in the sidebar here on the blog but you can also get all the details HERE.
All that said, it is my pleasure to bring fellow Pelican Book Group author and friend, LoRee Peery back to the blog with her latest release, Paisley's Pattern!
Christian romance author LoRee Peery writes to feel alive, as a way of contributing, and to pass forward the hope of rescue from sin. She writes of redeeming grace with a sense of place. LoRee clings to I John 5:4 and prays her family sees that faith. She has authored the Frivolities Series and other e-books. Her desire for readers, the same as for her characters, is to discover where they fit in this life journey to best work out the Lord’s life plan. She is who she is by the grace of God: Christian, country girl, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and author. She’s been a reader since before kindergarten. One day she slapped a story in her lap. “I could write better than this.” (Lofty assumption, eh?) Her dear hubby challenged, “Why don’t you?” Thus her writing journey began many moons ago. Connect with LoRee through her website, twitter and Facebook!
Paisley and Rob love each other, but neither is willing to correct what needs to be fixed in their relationship, so Paisley relocates out of state. When she discovers a secret that may repair Rob’s view of his past, she reaches out. Rob is still bitter over Paisley’s inability to commit and her habit of running, but he believes she sincerely cares for him, so he investigates her claim to have found his unknown heritage. After the emotional turmoil of meeting a family he knew nothing about, Rob’s love for Paisley convinces him to reconcile their differences. His world is incomplete without Paisley. However, she is reluctant to move forward, and has an opportunity to flee again. Will Rob help convince Paisley the answer is not to move again, but lies with the Lord, or will Rob lose Paisley forever?
Rob attended to the slider, two open windows, and checked for unlocked doors. He returned to the great room.
Paisley rummaged in the kitchen beyond the dividing island. Her long layered skirt floated around her as she moved. She met his gaze and gave him what he called her secret smile. Women were complex creatures.
“You’re oblivious,” he said.
She gracefully slid coasters and placed tall glasses on the table in front of the couch. “Oblivious to what?”
He grazed a finger down her hairline, tucking her hair behind one ear. “You are lovely. Others see it. It’s one of the things that first drew me to you, because you are unaware of how you glow from within. You are interested in others and put them first.”
Her eyes drifted shut.
He used his left hand to trace her hairline. “You don’t give guys flirty looks and you aren’t prideful. The way you came to Rainbow’s aid and how you’ve worked so hard on the Waverly house, your actions are admirable.” He threaded his fingers into the hair at her nape and lifted the heavy mass off her shoulders. He smoothed the ends at her collarbones, inhaling her light floral scent before releasing the gold. Cupping her face in both hands, and moved in to sip the nectar of her sweet lips.
Don’t leave me again, my lovely lady. His plan was to show her she couldn’t live without him. He feared his dark world would return and last forever if that happened.
Would Paisley ever breathe again?
Rob curled her hair away from the damp skin of her neck and deepened their kiss.
Her toes ignited.
Her cognition sank into an endless sea of sensation. Her whole world at this moment in time was encapsulated in Rob. He surrounded her and invaded her sanity.
His heavy breathing as he pulled back told her their connection got to him as well.
The heat of his touch left a trail of awareness down her side as his fingertips brushed her ribs.
He released his hold on her arms.
Her knees noodled.
They slumped to the couch together.
He leaned forward and she raised her arms to shoulder height, palms out.
She couldn’t meet his gaze.
Rob coughed. Then he chuckled. And he laughed wholeheartedly, a sound she’d never heard. Even Sara in fine performance, hadn’t brought forth such a heartfelt reaction.
The beautiful tones astonished Paisley because Rob’s world had been so glum. What a thrilling, full-of-life, beautiful sound.
Still unable to look him in the eye, she giggled like a teenaged girl who entertained a boyfriend while babysitting.
“Hey, you two, you guys woke me up!” Sara stood in the doorway rubbing her eyes. “What’s so funny anyway? Are you two still telling redneck jokes?”
Paisley snorted, choking down more laughter.
Hope you enjoyed the spotlight!
See you next week.
Until then...take care and God Bless.