I wanted to share a little teaser from Mending Fences. This is part of chapter two. I hope you like it. Thanks for your interest. It's really hard to put out two books in one year when you're doing most of the work, but I'm trying.
Michael Steele was beginning to hate blind dates. Matter of fact he was beginning to hate dating in general. In this month alone he’d had over three dates, all arranged by co-workers.
The more he dated the worse the dates became. Today was one of the worst yet. He sat in the back of a church, watching a wedding procession. He wanted to take out his phone and check his emails but decided against it. Instead, he glanced at his watch. Maybe he should just leave, he doubted his date would notice.
He’d agreed to go out with Kathy Sanders a week ago. They’d talked on the phone making the date because of a mutual friend from the precinct. This was his last blind date for a while, maybe ever.
It was a good thing he dressed well, because Kathy ended up dragging him to a wedding. He wore dark slacks and a white dress shirt. Who had ever heard of having a wedding at night? The girl apologized saying it all came up at short notice, but that she needed the money and they were paying her to play the wedding march.
She would play for them to enter and leave, and then they would be free to go. At this moment he was in the mood to just slip out the door, but if he did leave, he’d never hear the end of it.
Mike couldn’t go now if he wanted to, the wedding march had started and soon the bride would walk down the isle. Besides, he didn’t know where the back door was, or if they had one.
For now he sat in the back of the church waiting for the wedding to be over. He knew some day he’d look back and laugh. David his partner would laugh tonight when he told him about this crazy date.
As the bride walked down the isle everyone rose. One of the brides’ maids looked a little too familiar. Michael looked away. He knew that he was going to have to take a break from dating. Too many women were starting to be on the list of those that had dated Michael Steele, but at least he hadn’t slept with this new group of women.
Ever since the night he’d came face to face with a man that had slept with one of his old girlfriends, casual sex had became a thing of the past for Michael. He doubted if anyone would believe him, but he didn’t care. It was his life and he had to like himself and now for the first time in a long time he did.
He knew down deep that he’d have to give Jessica White credit for the changes in his life, but what good had it done. She wouldn’t take his calls. She wouldn’t even consider having lunch.
Mike still became angry when he thought back to that morning when she’d come to the apartment unexpected and found Mandy coming out of his bedroom wearing one of his shirts.
Jessica had allowed him to explain and even claimed she believed he hadn’t slept with Mandy. Still she declared it was over, and wouldn’t have anything to do with him.
He’d done everything he could to impress her, but in the end the truth didn’t matter. It would serve her right if he’d started dating Mandy again, and the thought crossed his mind but he couldn’t do it, not even out of vengeance.
In reality he didn’t want to date Mandy, he didn’t want to date Kathy Sanders . . . he wanted Jessica White.
Sorry that's all for now!!! Talk soon!
Writing a novel normally takes most of us a year so to try and put out three in one year is not an easy task. I'm hoping that I can. I put out Surprise Engagement about a month ago and now this is getting my attention.
It's written but now is the hard part the editing. I had to take about two weeks off when my Aunt Deane became ill from a fall and from there things just got worse. She was one of my biggest fans and at some point I will blog about her, but it won't be easy.
Three days ago we laid her to rest, and that was not an easy thing for us to do. She was the last living Great Aunt on my mothers side of the family. She will be missed dearly. She loved this Street Justice series and it breaks my heart that she won't get to read them all. I know that she would want me to go on full force and get as many books out as I can. She was very proud of me and I'm so grateful that she was in my life.
At some point I hope to tell you more about Reasonable Service and how it was dedicated to my family. I'm so very thankful that Aunt Deane was able to read it and she loved it. She will be missed and I will dedicate many books in her memory.
Thanks for any prayers, and thanks for being a Fury Fan
Just a quick note to let you know what's been going on. My aunt has been very sick and now she's passed away so I've been busy keeping tabs with her and I hope that when all of this sad time is over that I can get my mind back on writing and blogging.
Thanks for any prayers and I do appreciate your patients. I hope to have two more books out by the end of the year and we're working on a new edit for Reasonable Service it's just about done. I hope you are all enjoying fall that is creeping in.