Saturday, July 21, 2018


Shadow of the Legacy

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Rochelle closed her eyes and drew a deep breath, then moved into her warm-up routine. She hadn't had the time to do any kick-boxing for awhile, but already her body hummed in anticipation of the challenge. 

Johnny was not her opponent, but the cancer that had invaded her body. No battle was more important than this one. No prize more vital: her life.

Her first moves were simple. A few easy punches before she bobbed and danced away, though there was no need for defense as Johnny threw no punches. If only the disease was as yielding. Instead it had snuck up and attacked without warning. Rochelle jabbed with her right hand and followed with a punch from her left. 

Adrenaline pumped through Rochelle's body as the familiar moves flexed and worked her muscles, and brought a smile to her face. Then she lifted first one knee and the other, followed by a series of alternating punches. Right, left, right.

Rochelle drew a deep breath and blew it out, already feeling winded less than ten minutes into sparring and hating that weakness. 

She pushed herself to throw the momentum of her body into a right cross, then spun around to deliver a one-two kick before bouncing away on the balls of her feet. 

She moved toward Johnny again, throwing another flurry of kicks and punches, feeling the heat in her body and fighting the fatigue slowly creeping over her.

"Let's take a break." Johnny caught her in a clinch. 

Rochelle shook her head and moved away, throwing another right hook that fell wide of Johnny's head. 

A vision of the damning spots in the x-rays filled her head, and Rochelle delivered another combination of kicks to Johnny's mid-section. In her mind, the lumps dissolved a little more each time she made contact. 

She threw a knee, followed by a side-kick, and another spot disappeared from her mind's eye. Rabbit punches with her right hand eliminated a few more. 

Rochelle kicked and punched until the vision in her head was clear of spots and fatigue was claiming her body, sapping her energy as it spread from her arms, down her torso, and turned her feet to leaden weights. She fell against Johnny in a clinch, and he supported her as her body went limp. Spent and sweaty, Rochelle surrendered to the exhaustion claiming her. 

(Excerpt copyright Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel.)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Johnny O'Shea was a rookie cop 
living an easy-going, playboy life. 
Until a letter from his dead adoptive father turns up, 
confessing he killed a woman.
Under a shadow of suspicion, 
Johnny returns to his hometown to find the truth.
Betrayed and pregnant by her former lover, 
Rochelle Wymer vowed never to love again. 
She became a skillful EMT and firefighter 
in the small town of Halo, Oregon, 
and pursued a hobby of kick-boxing.

Rochelle's daughter, Ariel, became the center of her life. 
Her mother, Della, came to help, 
forming a female family of three generations.
Seeking the truth brings Johnny into danger, 
love, and the determination to 
win the hearts of all three Wymer women.

Shadow of the Legacy

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Thursday, July 19, 2018


July 19, 2018 only!
the Romance Studio's
A letter from his dead father 
confessing to killing a woman
 throws a shadow of suspicion
 over the life of an easy-going cop. 

When he returns to his hometown
 to find the truth, 
he discovers love 
with a woman determined to be
 no more than friends.

Sunday, July 8, 2018


Sometimes I do promotions with authors I know. 
June's Targeted for Intrigue promotion 
is with 22 other authors I don't know. 

So I wanted to try something new 
with the co-sponsors of the Targeted for Intrigue giveaway. 

Each day of the promotion, I'm going to post something from the online home of these authors--web site, blog, facebook page, etc.--and share something I find that catches my attention. 
These are my fellow sponsors of Targeted for Intrigue, 
listed alphabetically by first name.
Amanda Uhl • Anna Hub • Anne McClane • Authors Billboard • Bethany-Kris • Calinda B • Ethan Jones • Greta Boris • Inge-Lise Goss • Jacqueline Diamond • Jennifer Vester • Julieann Dove • K A Servian • Kathy McIntosh • Laura Haley-McNeil • Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra • Michelle Grey • Naomi Bellina • Sahara Roberts • Soraya Naomi • Tamara Ferguson • Taylor Marsh

Smart, arousing psychological thrillers while deciphering world events. 
What caught my attention:
Marsh is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen...

"Thinker, artist, wife, author and writer, relationship savant, 
foreign policy watcher, recovering hyper partisan, Broadway babe, 
beauty queen, kitty whisperer, citizen of the world, #MeToo."