Lisa Kumar, Viviana MacKade, and RaeAnn Hadley from Like A Firework: A Celebration Of Love.

Hi all, here’s part two of the collection Like A Firework: A Celebration Of Love.

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Lisa Kumar‘s story is Claiming Riley, contemporary paranormal

When Riley Robbins has a run-in with businessman Ivander Northland, his cold personality chills her to the core.

But that soon changes as he pursues her with an ardor she’s never known. But will it all turn out too good to be true?

Businessman Ivander Northland doesn’t care for many others than his family and extended clan. But when he meets his fated bondmate, who happens to be the all-too-human Riley, he scrambles to court her. Even though she thaws the ice encasing his heart, will she want to stick around once she discovers who and what he is?

*This story is the second in The Faerin series but can be read as a standalone. 

What does your writing space look like?

My writing space is wherever my laptop and I are. Somedays, that’s the kitchen or the sofa in the living room. Other days, it’s the park or the McDonald’s play place, where I try to get in some writing time while my son plays. Got to multitask when I can!

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And, hey, that’s my turn! Next story is mine, a contemporary suspense titled All Those Miles I walked.

At eighteen, DJ made a choice–her heart or her dreams. Neither was wrong, yet either would break her heart. She chose the world. Over a decade later, she returns to Crescent Creek and to the one regret she’s ever had–Scott.

Scott’s always been steady as a rocky reef. He’d loved once and when she’d left, his strong heart had crumbled like a sandcastle. Now DJ is back, and Scott wants nothing to do with her. If only Eva, his and DJ’s old friend, didn’t need their help. Because of her, he’s stuck with DJ and he’d be damned, she still gets under his skin.

DJ is a free spirit who needs the road under her feet. Scott is a family man who wants to groom his roots. With danger on their doorstep and a baby to keep safe, how much are they willing to compromise for love?

What do your friends and family think of you being a writer?

With my husband being a scientist, a lot of our friends come from that world and, for the most part, I think they are… fascinated. We share the curiosity and the ability to think beyond what’s in front of us, but they lean more on the left side of the brain, while I’m full on the right. My mom made me love reading, I don’t think she could be prouder of what I do. Actually, she’d the one I plot my stories with, thank you FaceTime!

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And, here’s RaeAnne Hadley for you with her contemporary The Bachelorette’s Heart. 

She lost her love in a tragic accident. Sheri knows loss, has even become friends with it in a twisted sort of way. She deals with it the best she knows how, forging on with her lonely life. Then one day, her best friend reveals that she has auditioned both of them for a bachelorette reality series! Sheri thinks that is the last thing she wants or needs in her life. And if that’s isn’t bad enough, both girls are actually accepted to be on the show! Not able to tell her enthusiastic friend no, Sheri reluctantly agrees and both girls are off on their adventure. Very quickly, Sheri realizes she may have fallen-literally-into something much larger than she ever could have imagined. A gorgeous British cameraman, corporate ambition, and technical contracts are among a few of her newest roadblocks. She must choose to let go of her past once and for all, if she ever hopes to embrace an even brighter future!

How did you come up with the story?

I have always watched and fascinated by The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series on television. I’ve always wondered what goes on behind the scenes. Having been on The Dr. Phil Show and Colorado & Company, I know all too well that what you see on screen isn’t the entire truth of the situation. Those behind the scenes can manipulate people to behave and act certain ways to get the maximum “wow” factor for the cameras.

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So, here we are, all six of us with our stories.

You can find the collection on Amazon for .99 cents, and it’s FREE if you have KU.

I do hope you’ll read and enjoy them, and thank you for stopping by!

 

 

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