Release Date: September 30th
New Adult erotic thriller
A healing and emotionally fragile girl unknowing falls for the nephew of the man who killed her family.
College freshmen, Phoebe’s new lover is sexy, creative and willing to let her act out all her dirty fantasies. Unfortunately, Keith’s not telling her the truth about who he really is and the secret past that binds them together. When his Uncle breaks out of prison to search for the “girl who got away,” Keith risks losing the best thing in his life by admitting to Phoebe that his Uncle killed her parents.
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A few months after her tenth birthday, Phoebe woke up to screaming and gunshots. She ran downstairs to see her father wrestling on the floor with a stranger. Blood soaked into the white shag carpet. Another man held her struggling mother in a choke hold. She had lost a shoe.
Rooted to the spot, Phoebe could only cry in confused fright. Who were these people? What was happening? Another gunshot went off, the noise deafening her. Her father’s body convulsed and then went still. His attacker shoved him off him and lay panting on the floor. Her mother, in a rush of inhuman strength, broke free. Wobbling with one heel, she grabbed Phoebe’s hand and ran for the basement.
Locking it behind her, her mother hurried them down the stairs.
“Shh,” she said, rubbing Phoebe’s arms as if to warm them. “The neighbors will have heard the noise. The police are on their way. We’re safe here.”
The sound of a heavy boot slamming against the door at the top of the stairs forced a scream out of both of them. The sole light bulb in the basement swung from the tremor sending dust motes down into the musty smell.
Her mother’s voice wavered. “They’ll rob the house and leave. That’s what they want. Take what you want and go!” She turned to yell up at the top of the stairs.
The door shook from another hard impact.
“Oh no,” her mother said. “Listen to me.” She hugged her tight. “Your father and I love you very much.” She kissed her.
The door cracked under the pressure of another hit.
Her mother lifted her up on her father’s worktable and opened the small hand crank window.
The last memory Phoebe had of her mother was the terrible rictus smile she plastered on her face muttering, “Run. Don’t let him catch you.”
The door exploded off the hinges. Her mother shoved her through the window.
“Run,” she whispered.
About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is a hybrid author who has over thirty short stories published in small press and ezines, and a variety of novellas and books online. Her Club Inferno series from Random House has been in Amazon’s top 100 ebooks sold, Barnes and Noble’s top 10, and has over 200 four and five-star reviews on Goodreads. Jamie has collaborated with celebrities on books and novellas, and her work is available in several countries. Her hardcover debut was with adult film star, Jenna Jameson’s SPICE, the third book in the Fate series. A past president of the Connecticut Romance Writer’s of America, Jamie conducts several writing workshops a year and has a social media Klout score of 62.
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