Hello Goddess Fish Party Pavilion. I've never been here before and am excited to meet everyone. If you haven't read my work, it ranges from inter racial romance, demonic dark romance, parnaormal and contemporary novellas. I'm Here celebrating my new release 'The Price of Defiance,' a contemporary bdsm novella. You'll find more about me right after the excerpt, including all my social links! Please do follow me on twitter and Facebook and don't forget to surf my website. Along with a ten dollar GC f rom Goddess fish I'll be giving away a pdf copy of my new book. Make sure you follow the instructions down below!
What's a man supposed to do when the one woman he's loved for years he can't have? He leaves town to pursue his career only to come home to bail her out of trouble. The fire still rages between them, but a bigger threat looms to destroy any chance of happiness he may have. Addiction, not his but hers. He must find a way to save her from self-destructing.
The Price of Defiance began as little more than a short story involving the illegal hobby of street racing. I thought I'd find the reason behind her obession in the beginning of the story but in actuality didn't find out the 'why's' until later on in the book. It did make the process a bit difficult because I don't plot I'm a panster, I had to go back and layer key aspects of this story.
In a way, I love how my heriones and heroes pull a whopper on me. At times, I find it a bit unnerving.
Through this story I was able to research a hobby that many communites struggle to prevent senseless deaths and injury to a wide selection of youth. In movies racing is glamorized. I remember the first movie I saw with drag racing was Grease. Street Racing is by no means new. The gamble has been going on for decades.
One of the key factors in this story is addiction and how it enslaves the person and alters their perspective on reality. With addiction there is no bigger picture, there's now and now affecting everyone in the junkies life.
America Patterson loves living on the edge. Car model by day, illegal street racer by night, she’s known as the best. Except underneath her flawless façade lies a young woman filled with turmoil. When her hobby lands her in hot water, she finds herself handcuffed and bailed out by the one person who’d abandoned her….
MMA Fighter Alejandro Escovedo is summoned home after a tournament that had left him sore and questioning his career. Expecting a nice welcome home, he instead finds himself rescuing his best friend’s sister out of jail. This time he’s had enough.
Their explosive past gives him all the rights where America is concerned, and he is more than ready to take her on. By ending her daredevil ways and finding the trigger to her self-destructive behavior, will he convince her he’s back to stay or drive her further away?
“America, where are you?”
“Saint, I’m in big trouble.” Amy gripped the cell tightly to her ear. “I’m at Truman Memorial Hospital, about to be taken to jail.” She started to sob when reality dawned on her.
“Thank God, you’re alive. I’ve been going out of my mind since the link to the wreck was sent to my cell phone. Sit tight. We’ve been fielding police and the media, trying to protect your professional name. Sis, Alejandro demanded to be the one to handle the situation.”
“I’m sorry for scaring you.” Her brother and his team of misfits were all she had while growing up. Being named after their country of conception and proved just how zany her family was. Saint Vincent got his name chopped in half to Saint. “Is this going to hurt your business?”
“No. Alejandro will make sure you have a smooth transaction. I’m forwarding him your info now. Sit still and relax. Can’t have the baby of the family locked up and forgotten.”
She winced at the thought of seeing Alejandro again after so long. Her voice dropped an octave. “Can’t you come? I haven’t seen him since—”
“Miss, we’re ready to transport you to the police department,” Officer Blake interrupted.
“I gotta go.” Amy snapped the phone shut and handed it back to the officer. He was kind enough to leave, allowing her to change into the scrubs they’d sent for. She rapped and opened the door after toeing into the slip-on canvas shoes. “I’m ready.” Head dropped low, she allowed them to escort her to the jailhouse that was a ten-minute ride away.
Being booked took longer than she’d expected, and it mortified her. A nifty machine imprinted her fingerprints electronically after they took her mug shot. The issue with her identification became clear once she had a chance to speak and separate her professional identity from her personal one. When they finished processing her fingerprints and mug shot, she followed them through general population and looked at all the criminals on the way to her holding cell. The door buzzed and opened, and she was ushered in. She cast a glance at the officer, who shook his head, locked the door, and turned his back.
I’m not a criminal.
I hope you enjoyed the only PG13 execrpt I could find in the entire story! To be entered to win a copy of The Price of Defiance please leave your email address in a comment and your take on street racing. I'd love to hear if you've had issues in your community. I'll pick a winner within 24 hours of this post. Thanks.
Being smart and sassy with a great sense of humor comes easily for Mahalia Levey. An avid reader of books, she found herself enchanted with disappearing completely into the worlds authors created. One day she vowed to herself she'd be one of them. Then family life came, and college right after. Swayed from her childhood course of action, it took many years for her to get back to that place she held dear as a child. Now she is running full steam ahead to keep up with the many ideas flowing freely. She plans on taking her work to higher levels and expanding her genres. Her main focus is giving her readers variety. Her works in progress include paranormal, fantasy and mainstream romance. Taking characters and watching them grow past what she’s imagined is her true passion.
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