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Tuesday Tales – Library

                                  A long silence lingered.   The sound of the icemaker echoed throughout the house.   Pia was at a loss for words.   Lisa had been her best friend since grammar school.   How could she have betrayed her like this? Pia stood.   She couldn’t even look at Lisa.   At this point, she was disgusted with her.   As far as she was concerned, her friendship with her was completely over.   Her betrayal had crushed her.   Now she wondered through all these years if the advice she had given her was right. And don’t forget about all the help she gave Lisa thinking that she was up to her neck in debt.   All Lisa complained about was she had no money.   So every pay check, Pia would give her friend fifty dollars and paid her part of the bills.   “I have only one question for you.   Why?”   Pia asked. Lisa kept her head down as she spoke.   “I had no other choice.” “You had plenty of choices.   You could have done like ever

Tuesday Tales – Bite

                                                 Pia shook her head so hard, she’d swear she felt her brain shift.   Something didn’t seem right.   It wasn’t like Lisa to hold back information from her.   They had been childhood friends, sharing every milestone in their lives.   While Lisa attended law school, Pia started working.   They shared an apartment, with Pia picking up most of the tab.   They were best friends, sisters. “Start talking, Lisa.   I know you well enough to know you are holding back something from me.” “I’m not,” Lisa snapped.   “You would never understand.” “Why don’t you try me?   You never had any problem talking to me in the past.   Why is it that all of a sudden you are closed lipped?” Lisa crossed her arms and paced back and forth from the living room to the kitchen.   Pia was on the verge of lashing out at her, but instead bit her lip.   She knew Lisa well enough that if she pushed her over the edge, she would shu

Cuddle Up With a Contemporary Romance Blog Hop

Welcome to Cuddle Up With A Contemporary Romance Blog Hop this weekend May 18th - 19th.  Sit down, relax and curl up and visit the Secret Cravings Publishing Blog to visit the other awesome Contemporary Romance authors.  Click Here.  Who wouldn't want a man to bring them countless bouquets of roses?  Nikki Petrino does in my debut novel Roses .  Who would think their morning walk down at the Staten Island Boardwalk would result in meeting a hot undercover detective, landing them into a sea of trouble?  Brooklyn DeMelli does in The Boardwalk. The bond of friendship is golden.  Four women's lives are intertwined together.  But would you believe that if one of those friends touch your head, you can get a heads up on the future?  Just ask Madison, Cassie, Fay and their psychic friend, Shari Stafford in Mystical Wonders - Circle of Friends (Book 1). Can one man be so arrogant and vindictive?  And does candle magic really work? Yes, a

Tuesday Tales – Picture Prompt

  Welcome to this weeks edition of Tuesday Tales to the picture prompt above.  This week I'm introducing a new character, Francine Raggalio.  This will be the opening scene of my book "Extra Innings", which will be part of a series. Francine Raggalio walked passed the row of stores in the quiet town of Rossville looking for six thousand, thirty-nine Hylan Boulevard.    She wasn’t too familiar with the south shore of Staten Island, since she was born and raised on the east shore.   The new development sat in the middle of undeveloped land.   This strip had become one of the up and coming areas on the island. A few days before, she received a certified letter asking her to attend the reading of a will the following morning.   The attorney was closed lipped about the contents, just saying that Lorraine Matthews had died and she was named in her will.   Francine found this odd, not knowing who Lorraine was. At the reading of the will, the attorney h

Tuesday Tales – Laughter

           By the time Lisa arrived, Pia was totally out of control.   In between blowing her nose and crying, her words were barely recognizable.   They sat on the couch and Pia rested her head on Lisa’s shoulder. “What am I going to do?” Pia asked when her tears had dried out. “There is nothing you can do.   You need to give Lorenzo time to sort through things.   I’m sure he was just as shocked as you were.” Pia sat up and turned sideways on the couch to face Lisa.   “You have to help me.” “I am.   I brought the paperwork with me to go over.”   Lisa grabbed her briefcase off the floor.   “I’m sorry I haven’t been here for you the way I should be.   But this case I am involved in is taking up all my time.” “Are you still working on the adoption case with the mother who left her baby in the ally to die?” “Yes.   We had the preliminary hearing the other day, free up my time.   So I did some more research into this bogus marriage.”