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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

through the web of lies - Between Loves (The Pendant #2) by Cynthia Austin

Her unfaithful rock star boyfriend, Ray Ryker, may have some competition in a handsome young stranger, Adrian McAllister, who she first only imagined in her dreams.
The thing is, he’s no longer a fantasy. He’s now not only involved in her thoughts but her everyday life as well.

Description:

Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015

Sidney Sinclair’s life has gone from dreamlike escapades to the reality of two men who both want her…

Her unfaithful rock star boyfriend, Ray Ryker, may have some competition in a handsome young stranger, Adrian McAllister, who she first only imagined in her dreams.

The thing is, he’s no longer a fantasy. He’s now not only involved in her thoughts but her everyday life as well.

Sidney finds herself in a romantic overload as she tries to choose between the boy she’s known since high school, or the exotic presence with shining green eyes who takes her breath away.

Until, she is attacked in her backyard, and someone’s murdered…

While trying to uncover the identity of the mysterious killer she can’t help but wonder if the handsome stranger may have had something to do with it.

It doesn't take long for Sidney to realize she doesn't trust either of the men in her life, not Ray, her adulterous boyfriend, or Adrian, the green-eyed charmer.

Now she finds herself having to weave her way through the web of lies confronting her at every turn.
Or she could be the next to die…

EXCERPT

He took a step closer until his face was inches from mine. His scent was mixed with cigarettes and cologne and it was whirling around making me dizzy with foolishness again.

He emotionally leveled me, “What are you going to pass up while you’re waiting for him?”

Of all of the mixed signals that Adrian let off, this one was unlike any he had said to me. This statement was loud and clear. Now, I knew. He actually felt the same attraction for me that I felt for him. 

I gripped the bottom of his brown sweater and played with the wool, pulling it closer to me. He obliged and took a step closer. Our bodies were now touching and the warmth of each of us radiated serious heat. My back was pressed against the door and he was in front of me. There was no escape and for the first time, I didn’t want one. I didn’t want to run away like I so often did when the situation got awkward. I was staring into his eyes, trying to get him to read what my mouth refused to say. But he was a statue waiting for me to answer.

“Am I passing something up?” I breathed barely comprehending anything else in the universe at that singular moment.

About the author:
Cynthia Austin lives in Northern California with her husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldogge named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”

She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled “The Pendant.”

Cynthia has been published twice in The Writer’s Monthly Magazine as well as the online news site, Yahoo! Voices. She currently attends Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, California, where she is working to achieve her degree in English.

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