****Upcoming Release – Book 4 Even Tide Bikini – November 18th, 2014****
Primary love story:
Dirk Davis is no knight in shining armor, more like gigilo in board shorts. Why twenty-five year old virgin Kendal Duvall has chosen to have a fling with him leaves him baffled. She’s the epitome of the wholesome girl-next-door. He is definitely attracted to her, but fears she’s luring him into a boyfriend trap. He’s never had a serious girlfriend, because he’s made taking care of his ailing father a priority, one that sometimes hinders his social life and stunts his ambitions.
Kendal Duvall has struggled to break free from her controlling mother and move past some dark memories. Now that she’s finally moved out on her, she’s ready to explore uncharted territory, bedroom territory. Who better to be her guide than the local playboy who is known for being both discreet and good in bed?
Secondary love story:
At age sixteen, Spencer Harris was paralyzed from the waist down after a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Ten years later, Spencer tries to come to terms with her desire to have the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of and the reality of what that happily ever after may look like in her current condition. She has so much love to give, but doesn’t want to put limitations or burdens on others.
Earl Washington is a ball of insecurities after spending some time in jail and being labeled a bad egg. He’s ready to take charge of his life and pursue his dreams, but he longs for the love of a good woman. Spencer is the woman he wants, but will she want him when she finds out his deepest secrets?
As always, the zany cast of sideline characters, including ostriches, will keep you entertained throughout. In addition to some old favorites, new characters are introduced who prove to be multi-layered and genuine.
Note from Lyla:
This is my third book. With each book, I strive to improve. I’m proud to say, I do feel I’ve grown as a writer. More importantly, I can’t wait to keep growing.
When I set out on this journey, I had a vision to put out books that make people happy, while shedding light on heartfelt truths that are relatable. What I didn’t expect was the outpouring of support from so many people all over the world. When a reader tells me they laughed or cried while reading my books, I know my words have touched them, if only briefly. I’m completely floored by the power of words. I’m not talking about MY words. I’m talking about feedback from readers. I wasn’t prepared for how much kindness was out there, or how it would fuel my dreams. Your encouragement makes me want to keep writing, as fast as I can to the best of my ability. Thank you for sharing the journey. Thank you for your reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords, and for ratings on Goodreads, for your comments on the back of the book on Kindle, for spending your time reading my books.
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Wow! 3 books in about 9 months – first year publishing…Whew! And you know what? I’ve already started book 4, Leah’s story, and I’m loving it! Oh, you should check out the Pinterest inspiration board for that one. It’s a sexy book featuring a beautiful female sax player and a hunky male photographer/movie director.
Alright, friends – I’m off to knock out the first draft of the next installment. I hope you enjoy High Tide Bikini. Thanks so much for stopping by my website!