Everyone has secrets. How far would you go to keep them hidden? What would it take for you to rid yourself of the secret…. to move past it all?
Kayla Williams was stuck in a reoccurring nightmare. The problem was Kayla wasn’t dreaming. This really was her life for the past sixteen years. No matter what, she knew she had to keep this secret, from everyone she knew and loved especially her ten brothers and sisters. It was a secret that would break the family apart. Kayla is the middle child of a large family. Kayla found it all too easy to blend into the background. When her twin sisters have a graduation party, Kayla decides to stop by only to tell them congratulations. She had tried to stay away from her family and her family home as much as she could. Kayla loved her family, but it was hard to face them, knowing the awful secret she was hiding. What Kayla didn’t know was that going to this party would cause the first domino to fall and trigger the next.
Jason Gold, a dutiful son, was a loner all his life. To Jason, honesty and trust were only a figment of people’s imagination but something he believed in. Jason, a police detective is married to the job. When Jason’s sick mother asks him to attend a party on behalf of her, he meets the one girl that he could not ignore or forget.
Secrets are dangerous…. they can cause bonds to break and hearts to shatter…. Will Kayla survive her hidden secret or will it claim her forever? Will Jason come clean on his secrets or let them tear away the only woman he has cared enough about to pursue?
** Prologue, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 can be found on P.J.'s Facebook page in the notes section
Everything around me was disappearing. Sounds were beginning to muffle and my vision was going. A sudden sharp pain shot through my chest and the last of my breath left my lungs. The pain that had been constant was lessening. It was like I was going numb. Suddenly I felt like I was no longer part of my body. I felt like I was watching him hit, kick, punch and toss me.
There was a crashing noise and more noise sounded in the room. It was like someone else had come into the room. The pain was leaving me and with it everything faded as well.
“Oh God, baby. Hang on sunshine the…”
A feather floating in the breeze has no weight, but glides seamless to its final resting place. The feather floats through the air, raising and lowering with any breeze. No matter the amount of wind that may be there, the feather will land and rest on the ground. Gravity takes hold of everything even something as insignificant as a feather, changing the direction it could have been and taking it where it wants, but the end will be the same. The feather will land on the ground.
Like the feather floating casually to the ground, everything around me did the same. It all faded until there was nothing left. I was nothing. Suddenly what seemed like a bright and happy world dimmed and disappeared; lost to me…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
P.J. lives in Georgia with her husband and three amazing children. She has three dogs and five fish. Her kids keep the days pretty busy, but at night or when they are at school she can be found sitting at her computer typing away or sitting somewhere curled up reading a book.
P.J. has always wanted to be a writer, but it was put on the back burner for a long while there. Now that her kids are in school and there is a little more 'free' time to put writing back in the oven and have been cooking ever since.