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LIGHTS OUT LUCY: ROLLER DERBY 101

In the middle of the jam, my phone buzzed in my pocket. I finished the last bite of my hot dog and pulled it out. It was a text message.

Fancy meeting you here, Lucille.

My eyes searched the arena like it was the world’s largest game of Where’s Waldo—if Waldo was a life-sized, wealthy Ken doll hidden on the set of Beetlejuice.

I texted him back—and lied, lied, lied. What are you talking about? You’ll never believe where I am right now.

Because this was the way the dating game was played, right?

Just then, a commotion on the track caught everyone’s attention. The Vixen’s jammer, number 6VI6, spun and clotheslined Medusa. There was a series of sharp whistle blasts from the referees accompanied by condemning boos from the crowd.

The pack parted, and Medusa lay at their skates visibly heaving in pain. Medical personnel standing just off the track jogged over, but before they reached her, she pushed herself up.

Everyone cheered.

Then Medusa sprinted on her skates across the track toward the offending Vixen. It took four other skaters to hold her back.

Even in my seat, all the way across the room, I drew back in alarm.

So did Olivia.

And everyone else in the arena.

But the tension quickly settled when the crowd began to clap again. Medusa skated around the oval, stretching her arms and her neck, and successfully ignored 6VI6 as she skated to the penalty box.

“That was insane!” Olivia said in awe. “Look at her shake it off like nothing happened. I’d kill a bitch for less.”

I laughed. “I’m sure you would.”

There was less violence for the rest of the first half. The bout was so intense, I almost forgot the whole reason we were there. But five minutes into the second half, I saw an arm waving in the stands across the arena.

An arm that belonged to West Adler.

I looked at Olivia. “It’s him.”

Her mouth gaped. “Huh?”

“West Adler,” I said, pointing.

She followed my finger and strained her eyes. “The guy waving, I assume?”

“Yes.”

“Are you going to go talk to him?”

I pressed my lips together and shook my head.

“No?”

“No. He can come here. I’m a lady.”

She laughed and almost spit out her beer. “We’re only here because you’re an online creeper. You lost your lady card yesterday.”

When I looked again, West was gone. My eyes scanned the crowd till I saw him walking down the stairs to the floor of the arena. He slapped hands with a few people as he walked the perimeter of the room.

I dug my nails into Olivia’s arm. “Oh gosh, I think he’s on his way over here.”

“You need Xanax,” she said, draining the last of her beer.

“What do I do?” My voice jumped up an octave.

She laughed. “I would say ‘be cool’ but that ain’t happening.”

West walked up to the team bench in front of our bleachers and shook hands with a few of the players. He paused to say something to the coach before patting the woman on the back and turning toward the bleacher steps. Our steps.

I worried I might lose my hot dog.

 

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With Great Fear and Trembling…

Can I make a confession?

I was afraid to write The Sacrifice. Actually, that’s putting it too mildly. Let me rewrite. I was ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED to write The Sacrifice.

I’ve known since I wrote book one of The Soul Summoner series how this story would conclude but committing that idea to paper scared the bejeezus out of me. If you’ve read The Sacrifice, you know why.

To wake up today to the reviews that have already started pouring in has given life to my fearful soul…

 


Thank you to everyone who has loved the characters like I do. You are what gives them life, not me.


Support Group

If, like some, you are feeling the need to discuss, vent, cry with other survivors of The Sacrifice. We’ve created a support group for you on Facebook. The Sacrifice Support Group

If you haven’t gotten into The Soul Summoner series yet, you’re in luck! If you’re an Amazon Prime member or a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read it for FREE!

 

The Sacrifice – Chapter 1

Book 5 of The Soul Summoner Series is being called “The most explosive book of The Soul Summoner series yet!” The book will be here in 16 days, and I can’t wait to share it with you! So how about a sneak peek? The entire first chapter is below!

Have you pre-ordered it yet? I really can’t stress this enough: If you prefer reading eBooks on a platform other than Amazon (Apple, Nook, etc.), please pre-order this book. I can’t guarantee it will stay on all platforms for long after its release.

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Continue reading “The Sacrifice – Chapter 1”

HYDERNATION

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You can join in two ways: on Facebook or on the website. The Facebook group is a fun place where readers connect, discuss story theories, post character pictures, and share fan art and memes. Mr. Hyder and I regularly join in the fun! JOIN ON FACEBOOK

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We have a place for you too! Just drop your email address here, and you’ll be sent all your membership information, including the link to read the leaked chapters of my newest book, THE SACRIFICE (Book 5 in The Soul Summoner Series).

Every Little Kiss by Marina Adair – IN STORES NOW!

Today is a very special book birthday for my dear friend, the lovely and amazingly talented, Marina Adair! If you haven’t read Marina yet, she is a #1 bestselling author of romance novels that are quirky and sweet, but bring the heat. Her St Helena Vineyard series was the inspiration behind the Hallmark Original movie, Autumn in the Vineyard.

Marina is sending one lucky reader an autographed copy of her new book, Every Little Kiss! See below to enter.

Every Little Kiss by Marina Adair

There’s nothing that single mom Liv Preston won’t do if it means making her six-year-old son smile again. After a heartbreaking two years, her little family is due for some fun in the sun. She just didn’t expect to find it in the big, rugged, Search and Rescue hero next door—who shows her just how exciting, and sexy, life’s adventures can be.

As head of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford Jamison knows what it takes to make life-and-death decisions on the fly. He doesn’t hesitate, doesn’t do regrets, and has never doubted his instincts—until he makes a promise that turns his world upside down. Desperate for redemption, he returns to Sequoia Lake, only to find himself face-to-face with his past…and the one woman he can’t have. Not when his secret would destroy her—and everything she holds dear.

For Liv, finding love once was a gift. Finding it twice seems impossible, until the moment Ford’s lips meet hers. Love doesn’t always come easy, but when it’s right, it’s worth fighting for…

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The Bed She Made Got a Makeover!

So…funny story.

Amazon said the old cover for The Bed She Made was “too racy” for advertising. LOL So the whole series got a makeover! I’m loving these new covers. What do you think??

For a limited time, The Bed She Made and To Be Her First are available as part of the Kindle Unlimited Library. Subscribers can read them for free as part of their subscription! This is only for a limited time! Continue reading “The Bed She Made Got a Makeover!”

Meet Me in Orlando – Indie Bookfest September 2017

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve added a couple of new stops on my appearance schedule for the next year! As you may know, in addition to being a full-time author, I’m also a full-time mom of five kids and two (very) co-dependent dogs. So I don’t get out much. When I do, I have a LOT of fun. Continue reading “Meet Me in Orlando – Indie Bookfest September 2017”

Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend 2017

I’m back from Milwaukee and had a BLAST at the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend. It’s my favorite event all year long! If you haven’t heard of it, the weekend happens the last weekend every April. It’s packed with 60 authors and 500 READERS! This year, I survived my first TV appearance with the lovely Kristan Higgins and Marina Adair, played charades with Eloisa James and Damon Suede, and was crowned with a tiara by Heather Graham. Mark your calendar to join me next year! REMEMBER: Get your tickets as soon as they go on sale in July! The event and hotel sold out in 17 hours! Continue reading “Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend 2017”

The Taken – Book 4 – is Here!!!

PRAISE FOR THE TAKEN

“The BEST Soul Summoner Book Yet!”

“This series just keeps getting better!”

“If you haven’t gotten into the Soul Summoner Series yet,
you’re missing out.”

“The Taken was even better than the 3 books before it!!!
Elicia Hyder is a true genius with her characters and plot lines!!!

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And I can’t agree with this one more:

“Movie deal please!!!! Would love to see these characters come to life on the big screen. Continue reading “The Taken – Book 4 – is Here!!!”