Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Strangers by A.L. Parks Blog Tour

Strangers by A.L. Parks
Genre: Romantic suspense
Release date: September 6th, 2013

Bereaved bride Abby Clark is tortured by visions of the fatal crash that took her fiancĂ©e on their wedding day.  She succumbs to a dark existence where loneliness, sadness and nightmares dwell; until handsome, brooding Bryce Holden walks through the door of her favorite coffee shop, wearing the same cloak of despair and grief.  Abby discovers in Bryce someone who understands love and loss, and soon their close friendship grows into a deep love.  But ghosts make strange bedfellows, and Abby is forced to battle the tormenting images that continue to haunt her, and confront the ethereal presence of a beloved wife to protect her future with Bryce.  


The door slammed behind her, making her flinch. But she didn't trust her instincts and worried Tim was still in the apartment; waiting for her to move so he could pounce on her again. Her head was too heavy to lift. She tried to focus her eyes on what was around her. The cell phone lay a foot away, along with the scattered contents of her purse. Reaching her hand out, the phone remained just out of her grasp. She knew she had to get to it, call for help. If she didn't, no one would find her for days, and by then...
Forcing herself up, she willed her arms to carry her forward another inch or two.

Wobbling uncontrollably, her elbows gave out. She crashed back to the floor with a hard smack. Another burst of pain rattled through her head. She cried out, but there was no sound that came from her hollow chest. Her hand landed on top of the phone, and she pulled it towards her face. Desperate to bring air into her lungs, she struggled to assimilate the raspy sound of her breathing with the inability to actually breathe.
Her hands shook like dried leaves caught on a cold autumn wind. She pressed the speed dial button, and waited as the phone rang, begging for it to be answered quickly.
"Abby?" Bryce's voice was cheerful.

"Bryce." The whisper sounded foreign to her. It was barely discernible, and Abby prayed he could hear her.
"Abby? Abby?! Are you okay?!" Bryce's frantic and elevated voice called out to her.

"Help," came the one word Abby had the strength to get out through the loud uneven breathes.
"Where are you?" Bryce’s voice was serious and calm.


"Hold on, Abby. I'm on my way. Just hold on for me."


About A.L. Parks

I am just starting in this crazy world of writing and publishing. Lately, however, there are just too many characters in my head begging me to tell their stories...so here I am. Writing, publishing, sharing and, hopefully, entertaining. I love a great love story, but really want to tell a story with an edge; characters who are imperfect, trying to find the perfect love.

Strangers is my debut novel, and will be released on September 6, 2013. I will have another novel, The Return, with an anticipated release date of November 1, 2013. I have been focusing mainly on short stories, but have felt a need to get to know the characters more in-depth, and in turn, tell more of their stories. I have some fairly interesting people living in my head!

I have my own blog (www.parkingitrighthere.blogspot.com), where I review books, and discuss my new projects. I also contribute to www.SheReadsNewAdult.com, dedicated to the emerging new adult romance genre. We have great fun over there...be sure to check us out!

I currently live outside Washington D.C. with my family. We spend many hours exploring the area and the deep history of this beautiful land, while experiencing as much of life's wonders as possible. I have traveled abroad and lived in almost every corner of the U.S., and hope my writing reflects various cultures, people, and places.


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