Welcome back to another week of March Madness! I am so excited about today's post! I begin March Madness a few years ago in celebration of my birthday. It has been an exciting event to showcase other authors, and to bring prizes to you, the reader.
Today's my birthday and I could think of no better way to celebrate than by sharing a post with you. I'll also give away a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of one of my novels, of your choosing, to one random person who leaves a comment.
Here's an excerpt from book three in The House of BeJeweled series, BeJeweled: A Beautiful Blend.
Olivia believes she can have it all. A successful business and a loving husband. But his ex-wife is not ready to walk away, and continues to threaten any chance he and Olivia might have at happiness. When Olivia discovers she’s being stalked, secrets her mother took to the grave come creeping out.
The baby Nikki and Carlos have been planning is finally on the way. One problem…the paternity is at question, and Carlos is in the dark. To protect her secrets, Nikki’s ready to sever ties to both men that hold the key to her heart. But one half of her heart won’t let go, and the other half is willing to fight until the end. The birth of her child may lead to the death of her marriage.
One test has the power to determine the truth. One test will change their lives forever.
Deception will bring separation, and destiny will mend two broken hearts. And in the end, everyone must work together to create a beautiful blend.
“I don’t think it’s anything to worry about, Ivy. He’s just a harmless homeless man. They do travel around, but maybe it isn’t the same person you saw at the Buckhead location,” Raymond assured Olivia over dinner that night.
“I don’t know, Ray. He not only looked like that man, but he sounded like him, as well. There was something about his eyes. I know I’ve seen him before,” she debated.
Raymond speared a chicken breast chunk with his fork and put it in his mouth. He wore a thoughtful expression, and his mind appeared to be a million miles away.
“What is it, Ray?” She set her fork down on the side of her plate. She removed her napkin from her lap and walked into the kitchen to grab the pitcher of tea from the refrigerator.
Walking back into the dining room, she noticed her husband was still far off in thought.
“Hey, what’s on your mind?” Olivia refilled his glass with tea and then her own.
“I’m heading out of town this weekend,” he murmured, and then took a sip of his tea.
“What?” She looked up from her task and inadvertently spilled a few drops.
“I said, I’m heading out of town this weekend,” he repeated, a little firmer and louder than she thought was necessary.
“To Boston?” she asked quietly, wiping her spill with a paper towel.
His trips back to Boston to visit his ex-wife and kids had become more frequent lately. He had visited two weekends prior. She believed the only reason he hadn’t gone last weekend was because he had to speak at a seminar for fire professionals. Each time he returned home, he came back in a bad mood.
“Why do you have to keep going up there, Ray?” Olivia whispered. She suddenly had lost her appetite and removed her plate from the table.
As she entered the kitchen she turned to look back at her husband through the breakfast nook.
She thought she saw a glimpse of guilt on his face.
“They’re my kids, Ivy. I thought you understood that. How else am I going to see them?” His eyebrows wrinkled in frustration.
“I do understand that, Ray. But I also understand you haven’t fought for your rights. Why don’t you take her to court? She cannot keep battling you and refusing to allow you time with them unless you return to Boston,” Olivia argued.
“I told you once before; I don’t want to drag her to court. She might’ve been crap as a wife, but first and foremost, she’s the mother of my kids. And I will give her the respect she deserves for that, if for nothing else.” He scooted his chair back and grabbed his plate to bring it into the kitchen where she stood. From the looks of his plate, she wasn’t the only one who had lost their appetite.
Prize: An eBook copy of your choice of a book from The House of BeJeweled series and a $25 Amazon gift card.
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Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST **Winner(s) will be notified via email by March 9, 2016 and announced in the comments section below.
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BEJEWELED: THE FLIGHT OF AN ANGEL (BOOK 1)
BEJEWELED: WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE (BOOK 2)
BEJEWELED: A BEAUTIFUL BLEND (BOOK 3)
Women's fiction author and blogger, Chelle Ramsey lives in the metro Atlanta area with her husband and three children. Chelle wants readers to become empowered to rise above life's adversities, with faith in the Almighty God, and belief in themselves. During her “me time,” she becomes enraptured with the enthralling stories of Terry McMillan, Nora Roberts, James Patterson and Stuart Woods.
She hosts the annual 20 Days of Love authors’ blogging campaign, March Madness authors’ giveaways campaign, and showcases other authors on this blog (www.chelleramsey.com/beautifully-inspired-blog). She also blogs for Liyahmore Publishing. Her novels can be found online at Chelle Ramsey Amazon.
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