Today we have a sneak peek from author Muirelle Cyr’s middle-grade children’s book,Culloo.
Tala can’t answer the door. The welfare officer is knocking and her father isn’t home again. She needs to find him before her and her young brother get placed in foster care. Their quest brings them to secluded woods where they discover bear poachers are responsible for their father’s disappearance.
Their adventures bring them in contact with the legendary woodland characters: the pipe-smoking frog-like people and the giant, ferocious black bird. Will they be able to survive the night alone with hungry bears and angry poachers and find their father before the hunters do?
Amanda needs a man. Desperately! She’ll do anything to get a date for her snooty cousin’s wedding. When a matchmaking mom proposes her son for a wedding date, Amanda agrees. What choice does she have? Men aren’t exactly falling at her feet and beseeching her for the pleasure of her company.
Harrison has had it with his mom’s matchmaking! Desperate to put an end to her meddling, he decides to teach her a lesson as well as get out of the date she’s “guilted” him into.
Two desperate people – each determined to achieve their goals. Desperation makes interesting bedfellows.
She Belongs to Me by Carmen DeSousa
Word count: 105,000
After secrets and a mysterious background leave a wife’s life hanging by a thread, a husband must look for answers in the only place he knows—the past.
When wealthy construction company owner and Charlotte detective, Jordan Monroe, meets Jaynee for the first time he is awestruck and determines to make her his wife. Jaynee, however, has a history she cannot easily overcome and is fearful to submit to love. Jordan succeeds in making her his wife, but five years into their marriage, he realizes she is keeping secrets. Before he can decipher her duplicity, he discovers her unconscious in their home from a gunshot wound only hours after giving her an ultimatum concerning their relationship.
With Jaynee’s life hanging in the balance, the mystery of her past drives Jordan to investigate. But what appears to be an attempted suicide turns out to be something far darker. Is someone from her past stalking her? Or worse, is someone close to Jordan trying to kill them both? As Jordan edges closer to the truth, it may be deadlier than he could ever have imagined.
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