Reading takes you into another world where you become part of the story. You feel what the characters feel, you love, you hate, you laugh, you cry. When the story ends, you\'re sad because it\'s over.
If you\'ve taken the time to read any of my stories, I hope you\'ve experienced all of the above.
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My name is Tina Louise. I\'m from the USA (Alabama). When I\'m not writing, I\'m usually dancing. I trained in ballet for 11 years and at one time, had my heart set on becoming a Broadway star. I love food. Especially Chinese. I love clothes and shoes. I love K-Pop (especially the choreography) and I\'m a big fan of Twice and Black Pink. I love meeting people, but not a huge fan of people in general. I like my alone time and get a bit moody if I don\'t get enough of it. I\'m working on becoming quadrilingual (speaking 4 languages). I\'ve been studying Korean and Japanese for the past two years and I speak a bit of French as well. I come from an Italian family, but I don\'t speak a word of Italian (yet).
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He looks up at me, the storm in his eyes fully raging now. "I want to be alone with you."
"And...you are alone with me. Right now. At this very moment."
He stands and slowly walks around the desk, never taking his eyes off mine. He stands in front of me and suddenly, I feel weak. He seems almost...unhinged. Should I be worried? Or better yet, should I be afraid?
Letting my thoughts consume me, I take a step back.
Aspen furrows his brows. "Are you... afraid of me?"
I swallow hard. "No."
He takes a step forward, closing the space between us. "Yes you are."
"No, I'm not," I say firmly. "I'm not afraid of you. I'm just...worried about you."
My words seem to momentarily stun him. His stormy eyes start to soften and his hard, stoic expression turns into something I can't quite place. It's not really sadness. It's not anger. It's....
"What are you afraid of?" I whisper softly, reaching for his hand.
He's hesitant at first, but he finally takes my hand, lacing our fingers together. He stares down at our joined hands for a while before looking up at me. "I'm afraid of losing you."
This book heavily mentions suicide, and while it is not graphically described, it is both mentioned and implied throughout the entirety of this book.
Seven people from across the US receive an invitation to participate in a game that will reward a cash prize to the winner. Upon arriving to the game's mysterious and outdated venue, they are welcomed by a strange staff and an even stranger Game Master, who goes by Dr. Vincent.
Mario Banks, who was just released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, is one of those players. He's weary of the games and the staff right away, but learns that he has very little control over his decision to participate or not. While everything starts off seemingly normal, things take a wild turn and the seven players find out exactly why they were selected.
In the end, everyone will pay for their sins.
Facing two counts of first degree murder, Sammy Franklin faces the death penalty if found guilty. Once a stand out scholar athlete and community volunteer, Sammy leaves those who knew him puzzled by his sudden violent behavior.
Insisting something must've happened to him, Sammy's younger brother, Michael, starts investigating his brother's case and runs into a mysterious man who claims he can help him. Michael uncovers a world of dark magic that traces back through his family linage for hundreds of years. But will he be able to get to the bottom of it and save his brother before it's too late?
After Lucy finds herself in a helpless situation that could potentially ruin her life, she decides to end her five year relationship with her boyfriend, Chris. However, as Lucy reminisces about their past, she realizes she shouldn\'t be running from him, but rather, to him.
Mara has had her eye on Kai Sweeney for as long as she can remember, but he's always been so far out of her reach. She vows to do anything to make him hers, even if it costs her everything. Becoming frustrated with Kai's lack of interest, Mara turns to an unusual source for help. Suddenly, she realizes she has Kai's attention for the first time. But it doesn't take long to figure out something is wrong with him. Something that can't be explained. Something that terrifies her to the core.
Ryder and Courtney are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary in a big way, bringing their family together for the first time in years.
Mia, Ryder's little sister, has been keeping a big secret from her family for months now and has to face them at her brother's anniversary party.
CJ and Piti have just become engaged, but when CJ's little brother, Russ, shows up to the party, Piti finds herself in a scandalous situation.
Everyone leaves the party that night with something that threatens to tear their relationships apart and they spend months fighting the battle of a lifetime....and they are all involved.
When tragedy brings them back together again, they are forced to confront the secrets between them.
But when you're all connected to the same roots, you need each other more than you know.
Alexa Allen is a college drop out living in LA with a lunatic roommate and an unsual job that pays enough money to keep up her less than glamorous LA lifestyle. That job? Taking pictures of celebrities. Not just any pictures though, scandalous pictures that could ruin not only their careers but their lives as well.
Sloan Cole is one of those celebrities. After tracking Alexa down to retrieve photos that could jeopardize his career, he realizes that the only way he\'s going to keep that photo from getting into the wrong hands is to play dirty.
Will Sloan fall for the girl behind the camera or will he simply make her a pawn in his game to keep his career intact?
#4 in Our Roots Series, but can be read as a stand alone.
Courtney Ramsey is fed up with the way her life is going but all that starts to change when a mysterious, tattooed monster comes into her life unexpectedly. Can Courtney tame the wild beast or will he end up ruining her?
"I know what you probably think of me, what everyone thinks of me...I'm no good, and you know what? That's true. I'm definitely no good." He looks over at me with the most sincere look in his eyes causing my heart to skip a beat. "But I want to be."
How does it feel being the little sister of the infamous bad boy known as a celebrity, a legend and even a god around town? Well, Mia Rhodes hates it. Not only has she spent most of her life living in Ryder's shadow, but he's been so protective of her, she's never had a boyfriend or even had her first kiss.
Mia's luck changes when Ryder moves away just before she starts college. But with no experience with guys, she doesn't have a clue what to do when she has three after her at the same time.
Mia has to make a choice, but every choice has its consequences.
Consequences that could change her life forever.
He was a criminal trying to start over. She was finally recovering from her own personal hell.
Falling in love was easy, but when Asher's past comes back to haunt him, he finds he is constantly putting the girl he loves in danger.
This is truly a love where only the strong survive.
"I want you to be mine. Only mine."
"I'm yours." She whispers. "Only Yours."
#1 in Our Roots Series, but can be read as a stand alone.
He was a mysterious loner that everyone feared.
She was never afraid.
He always protected her.
She was the only one who could save him.
She gave him a love worth fighting for. A love that time or distance could not erase.