Today we have a sneak peek from the memoir by author Ken La Salle, A Grand Canyon.
Before Climbing Maya, author Ken La Salle had to face A Grand Canyon. He’d lost his wife and realized that he really couldn’t live without her. His choices were to either continue facing a life of self-destruction, drugs, and booze, or… a running start and a jump over the edge to end it all.
Ken’s story is filled with dysfunctional families, love found and lost, breakups, breakdowns, and remarkable hope. But the most amazing part of the story isn’t what set him on the road to the Grand Canyon, it’s what happened… afterwards…
Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba
A fun beach read endorsed by contestants from Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race. Ambitious personal trainer Cassidy Novak has gained fame for starring on Sink or Swim, a hit reality show. Not only does she lose and have to walk the plank, but after the game show ends, the terror begins. Upon returning home, Cassidy discovers she has attracted a stalker masterminding his own twisted game. She struggles to focus on her health club job and celebrity endorsement opportunities, but her stalker has other plans. As her former competitors get knocked off one-by-one, Cassidy refuses to play by the stalker’s bizarre rules. She’s also being shadowed by hunky photographer Zach Gallagher, who has been assigned to capture her personal moments for a spread in the local newspaper. She wants to trust Zach, but fears he may not be what he seems. When the stalker forces a showdown, Cassidy must once again walk the plank…this time for her life.
Gus was an old dog and very good with people. Most of the time, he completely ignored them.
It was surprising to see how he went after the cable guy. It was so out of character, and I couldn’t stop him.
The poor cable guy yelled and screamed and Gus lunged and attacked him over and over, til the man fell backwards out of the bedroom window. Even then, I wondered if Gus was going to jump out right after him.
Then I looked down at the body splayed out on the walk six stories below and I understood. That was no cable guy, and it was just beginning…
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