Running from her Fate
She was running from Beau to protect him, but he would not let her escape.
Beauregard St. Pierre needs to find his run-away fiancée before she gets hurt. A fake psychic has filled her head with foolish nonsense. Generally, not one to leave his job and responsibilities for any length of time, he is determined to locate Belle quickly so they can return to New Orleans.
Anabelle Simar’s life changed drastically after she met Madame Claudette. She found the man of her dreams and inherited a tidy sum of money, all after the gifted psychic predicted the events. It is only natural to run away when the same woman warns Belle she puts her lover at great risk.
The couple ends up at River Oaks, where Madame Lenore regularly communicates with spirits. At first, she does not see any danger, but every time Beau and Belle visit for another reading, his fate is altered in disastrous ways.
Will sweet Anabelle really stab, burn and shoot the man she loves? Can Beau protect himself and the woman he loves? Will their love hold them together against the odds, real or invented?
Publisher’s Note: This adult romance has elements of humor, mystery, suspense, paranormal happenings, sexual scenes, adult language and discipline of adult women. If any of these elements offend you, please do not purchase.
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“Do you really think I bullied you? Be honest.” Those piercing eyes didn’t miss a thing as he watched her. His words drew her attention and she almost felt like crying in frustration. Sighing in defeat, she turned away from him again. Beau continued speaking, not giving her a chance to build up another wall between them. “This is ridiculous, Belle. This whole situation is foolish. Come home with me and let’s put this whole thing behind us.”
“I can’t and you know why,” she told him before rummaging through her cabinets and pulling out a small coffee maker.
“Because you’re convinced you are going to harm me? I’m sorry, babe, but that’s bullshit!”
“Madame Claudette had a vision. She’s never been wrong. Believe me, I prayed and prayed she was mistaken, but I can’t take a chance with your safety. I love you too much for that, Beau. I’d rather be miserable without you, knowing you are safe, than happily at your side and watch you be hurt.”
A man can only take so much frustration when trying to reason with his lover. Beau had finally passed his threshold. “Talking is getting us nowhere. I am tired of trying to reason with you, Belle. You love me. I love you. We are getting married. Decades from now, I will enjoy telling our grandchildren how I had to chase their stubborn grandmother across the state until she finally realized she belonged at my side.”
He glanced around the room for a suitable place to carry out his next plan of action. The coffee table and stool close to the microwave looked too flimsy to hold his frame, let alone both their weights. He had serious concerns about the sturdiness of the double bed, too. But the latter would have to make do. Grabbing her hand, he pulled Belle toward the frame.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
My father ran a weekly newspaper in my hometown. He and two of my brothers are published authors, though they delve into nonfiction. Since the first time I picked up a romance novel, I have wanted to create my own. Raising a family delayed the dream, but Blushing made it come true in September 2016 with the release of my first ebook, Her Chance Encounters, book one of the Spirits of River Oaks series.
What is your writing process like?
Daydreaming is my favorite hobby. I like to find a quiet place to mediate and come up with my own dramas, watching them unfold in my very active imagination.
Libraries or bookstores? Online bookstores are my favorite. I don’t like to give up any of the books I enjoy. Once all the bookshelves at my house were full, I purchased an ipad and tripled the number of titles I own. I love being able to take my vast library with me on long trips.
Do you have a favorite vacation spot? Since I live below sea level, I prefer visiting the mountains when my family takes take me away. Then again, cruising is my all-time favorite adventure because I can sail to places with mountains, while letting someone be responsible for the cooking and cleaning.
Chocolate or Vanilla? The more chocolate involved, the better. Give me vanilla and I will smother it with chocolate chips, syrup and brownies.
Tea or Coffee? Coffee in the morning, tea for supper, I am a southern lady, thru and thru.
Tell us about your most adventurous experience. Read any of my books and you are likely hearing about some adventure either I or one of my loved ones went through. I change things up to protect the innocent and shield the guilty (most often me.)