Welcome! It’s the end of August, and already it’s cooled down here enough to make me turn on my heater Why do I live here again? I missed last week’s status because I was in St Louis! And yes, it was HOT there, so maybe I’m just never happy.
Work in Progress News ~ I’ve been hopping around on wips this week. Haven’t accomplished much to speak of on any of them, but it feels good to stay busy. School started on Monday, so I’ve got no excuse not to type my fingerprints off.
Favorite Song of the Week ~ Every Breath You Take – or as my daughter calls it “the stalking song” by the Police as covered by UB40. Because every song needs reggae-ified.
Tweet of the Week ~ I laughed ridiculously hard after reading this:
Just plucked out a nose hair that was connected to my entire central nervous system and now my nose is leaking spinal fluid.
— EEEANJAY (@blondenorsky) January 21, 2014
Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.
While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.
Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law. Wrong becomes right at the hands of the man who strikes fear, but also sparks passion.
As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead – and from heartbreak.
Today’s Tearjerker ~
He stood straight, and Mari felt the first stirrings of embarrassment. What had she just done? She didn’t even know him! She avoided looking at his face, but he cradled her chin in his hand and tilted her head back so she couldn’t help but look into two blue eyes.
Damn, her fantasies were good. She’d pegged this guy, right down to that glassy look. His pupils had dilated. His breath came fast against her cheeks.
“Now that we got that out of the way, I think you can relax a little bit and enjoy the rest of this.”
She swallowed. “The rest?”
He grinned. A cocky, predatory smile that only tilted one side of his mouth, but crinkled both eyes with mirth. “We’re just getting started.” He took her hand and, like one hypnotized, Mari followed him as he backed into her room and sat her on the bed. He straddled her knees and stood inches in front of her. She had to look way up to see him.
Okay folks. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend. Grill some delicious foods, put your feet up, and send summer off with a bang!