Today I have the pleasure of having Lila Munro here with me. Let's get to know her a little better.
Lila, tell us a little about yourself...
Like the beat of a primal drum whispering the rhythm of an ancient dance, the lifestyle calls…
At the seasoned age of fifty-six, Allen Bourke has resigned himself to the fact he’ll probably never find someone to top he can also love. While he’s had wives and lovers, none of them endured and he’s come to the conclusion the clock’s ticking and age is working against him. Then a very intriguing Nicki Cartwright pings on his radar at what Allen determines will be his last house party. He can’t help but notice while he and his friends are getting older, the players emerging on the scene are forever getting younger. Nicki's no exception. Determined to resist the vibes humming between them, he only agrees to service her after his old friend, Kyle Montgomery, convinces him it's entirely feasible. Then it’s brought to Allen’s attention who Nicki really is. Knowing their pasts are forever intertwined, as hard as he tries to ignore his heart, he finds himself yielding to the tides of fate.
Born to senatorial royalty, Nicki Cartwright has spent her entire life trying to shield her mother from her father’s wrath while drifting further and further into a world where panic is normal and anxiety is always on the edge of her reality. Tired of burning the candle at both ends and forever trying to live up to the picture of All-American perfection her father James Cartwright touts as his ace in the hole during election cycles, Nicki finds herself on the path of self-discovery in search of relief from the stressors continually swamping her mind. What she doesn’t expect is to find who she thought she was is truly just a shadow of the person she really is. And what scares her most is the fact Allen, the only person she thought she could trust, has been holding a secret since before she was born which could destroy her entire family.
“You jackass,” Nicki hissed, rising from her position and turning, shrugging the two men at her sides off, more spark in her eyes than Allen had ever seen. “You used me. I trusted you and you used me. It’s why you changed your mind about me isn’t it? And you were in on it, weren’t you Kyle? You two played me for a fool. For what? I don’t know anything about my father’s dealings. What did you think to gain from stringing me along?”
“No, doll. Neither of us knew who you were until you signed in at Steele Image that night. And I didn’t put two and two together until you told me who you were,” Allen tried to appease. A kernel of suspicion started to plant itself and he crushed it before it dug in too deeply. The fact that Kyle had all but pushed Allen into a relationship with Nicki was a pure stroke of chance he was going to have to come to terms with. Kyle couldn’t possibly have known what the result would be. “I know it’s seems too much to believe, but trust me. Everything has been one long series of coincidences.”
“You’re a liar,” she screamed.
“He’s not lying, Nicki,” Kyle told her, shooting her a glare which seemed to bank her fury. “I’ve known Allen for thirty years and I’ve never known the man to lie. He may have held secrets for that long or longer…” Kyle shot Allen a look that told him he wasn’t happy with the fact he didn’t know as much about his friend as he once thought he did. “But he’s never lied. Now if everyone could put their emotions to the side for a few minutes, we’ve got a lot to discuss. First of all, are we all in?”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Lila Munro currently resides on the coast of North Carolina with her husband and their two four-legged kids. She’s a military wife with an empty nest and takes much of her inspiration for her heroes from the marines she’s lived around for the past fifteen years. Coining the term realmantica, she strives to produce quality romance in a realistic setting. Her genre of choice is contemporary romance that spans everything from the sensual to BDSM and ménage. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading everything she can get her hands on, trips to the museum and aquarium, taking field research trips, and soaking up the sun on the nearby beaches. Her works include The Executive Officer’s Wife, Bound By Trust, Destiny’s Fire, Salvation, Three for Keeps, the Force Recon series, the Slower Lower series, and the Identity series. She’s a member in good standing of RWA and Passionate Ink. Currently she’s working on sequels to several series to be released throughout 2012-2013 and has a brand new line scheduled for winter 2012-13. Ms. Munro loves to hear from her readers and can be found at:
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