A #snippet from my She Came With the Tide #8sunday #BlogHop #RomanticSuspense

She Came With The Tide

He’s impulsive, fearless, and fun loving.
Erik Axelsson, Ax, had it all: talent, fame, money. He’d lived the rock & roll life fully and with gusto until it wasn’t fun anymore. Without a second thought, he’d traded the spotlight with the Floridian sun, and the guitar with a surfboard. Rich, and free from anything – what more he could need?

She’s innocent, scared, and in trouble. 
Andrea Smith escaped the life imposed to her when her parents joined a cult. After years on the run, hunger pushed her to accept a stranger’s offer for breakfast. She had no clue her life changed with that simple ‘yes’. 

But the past catches up with her, forcing Andrea to choose what person she wants to be: the scared cult member that obeyed in silence, or the new woman Erik made blossom. 


“Do you think I don’t know it?” Andrea whispered, trembling. She wanted to shout, but pain barely allowed her to speak. A knot bigger and stronger than herself clogged her throat, tears stung, and the heart pumped fast, so fast. The look of concern on Erik’s face was gasoline on the already burning fire of a desperation she couldn’t keep inside anymore. “You think I like having no friends, no home. No dreams?” A fat tear rolled down her cheek, and she wiped it away with an angry swipe of hand. “I look at you and wonder how it would be to kiss you. To hope you kiss me back, and maybe, maybe, get the chance to say stupid things like ‘hey, let’s see if this goes somewhere.’”

#8sunday is a blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warrior where you share 8 paragraph of your story. Follow the link to find more entries and more stories.


  1. She’s already stronger than she thinks she is. She ran away from the cult. (right?) She’s accepting his help. I’m sure you’ll show her realizing how strong she really is.

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