Friday, 30 March 2012

Author Spotlight - Excerpt from "Guilty Hearts"

Thank you so much for supporting Susan during her week in the spotlight. :) Leave a comment on today's post today, Saturday, and Sunday and I'll pick a winner on Monday to receive a PDF copy of Guilty Hearts from Susan. Remember to leave your email in the post so we can get ahold of you. Enjoy this excerpt of Guilty Hearts.

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Matt watched the two of them struggle against the stiff wind on their walk back to their
car. Jared stood almost as tall as Dee. He had forgotten how petite Dee was. He remembered how much she hated her given name, Deidra. She had shortened it to Dee long ago. When anyone but her parents used her full name, she turned into a little she-cat. Kind of like when she jumped him earlier. He could feel his lips curving into a smile. Damn, she felt good. She may be small, but her thin legs around his waist had a firm hold, and her body was warm and inviting. She had cut her hair into a short chin-length do, but her sable eyes were the same, still tugging at his heartstrings.

"Did I hear voices, Matt?" He turned to see his father approaching, bringing him back to
the present. His father shuffled across the store, and Matt's guilt stabbed at his chest. He shouldn't have stayed away so long. His father had lost his vibrancy somewhere along the way, and Matt knew disappearing for thirteen years had contributed to his downfall. He promised himself he would make up for it while he could.

"Yeah, Dad. Dee was here to pick up some paint with Jared." Matt watched his father

"How did it go?"

"Alright. She seems like she has gotten along really well through the years. Why didn't
you ever tell me she had a child with Steve?"

Tom shook his head. "It always seemed to upset you to hear her name, so we didn't think it was wise to tell you at the time. As the years passed, it didn't seem as important."

"It was a bit of a shock, I must admit."

"Sorry, son. You just were nuts about her at one point, but by the time you left, you only
held contempt in your heart for her. We wanted you to have time to heal."

Matt walked over to give his father's slumped shoulders a gentle squeeze. His father's
bones were so brittle, and with his recent weight loss, Tom had become frail and thin. "It doesn't matter now. What's done is done, and it's time to move on."

"Then you're over her?" Tom's watery blue eyes held hope, and Matt didn't have the heart to destroy it. Every wrinkle and every silver hair on Tom's head was probably caused by something he had done.

"The minute she turned her back on me, I got over her." Or at least he liked to believe he did.


Guilty Hearts is a great book. I felt like I was right there with the characters; empathized and laughed right along with them. Loved the surprise twists and had me guessing the outcome right to the end. Can't wait for Susan Jaymes next book release. Reader: Anna Hoff.

What a great story. It was really hard to put the book down. You'll want to continue reading to find out what happens next. Reader: Dawn Margelofsky

I could not stop reading, I was hooked after the first few pages. I would highly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed. Reader's review from Amazon (Cody74)

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  1. Nice excerpt. I wish you well with your book.


    Tina Pinson

  2. Thanks, Tina. I appreciate the support.


  3. Congrats to Tina Pinson - Winner of Susan's "Guilty Hearts." Thanks to everyone who supported Susan during her spotlight week.

    Moderator Steph