This will be my last post for the night. I need to be at work at 8 am., and I am picking up a co-worker in the morning. I hope you enjoyed my posts, and I hope you will join me again tomorrow April 8th, for another round of posts. Tomorrow I am posting excerpts from my novella, Murder Most Foul, available at It is a four story anthology based on actual cases from southeastern Ohio.

Also, I am hosting an E-loop chat at Coffee Time Romance April 19. I hope you can join me there for a chance to win one of my books. I will be having guessing games and other trivia questions. Until tomorrow, thank you and God Bless.

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BLOOD TIES- word count 15, 902
After the mysterious disappearance of twenty-six year old wife and mother Lisa Smalley, her twin, Attorney Audra Roper, begins having dark and disturbing visions of Lisa’s disappearance.
Audra disbelieves the excuses her brother-in-law Doug Smalley gave about Lisa’s absence, and when making a missing persons report becomes romantically involved with the responding officer, Tyler Pettit.
Audra and her brother Kyle Roper play ammeter detective and sneak into Lisa’s empty home one evening, and discover a bloody scene. Audra knows Lisa is dead or seriously injured and held captive somewhere.
After taking on Lisa’s identity to flush out the person responsible for Lisa’s disappearance, Audra is thrown into a series of perils. Trying to survive while looking for Lisa, Audra’s life becomes a roller coaster of risks, heartbreak, and intrigue.

I might not be strong, but its easy to see,
that what we once had, was never to be.
The time for goodbye, is branded in your eyes.
The hunger we once knew, are memories pushed aside.
As truth became harder to find, we went our separate ways.
Only the lies, pain and hurt remained.
Love is a blindness, a burning sensation.
A masquerade of falsehoods, and confused fixations.
You left behind, a punishment beyond cruel.
I was your newest conquest, a love never real.
You had an emptiness, a sick itch with no feeling.
But no more tears for me, this lady learned how to heal.