Series: Under Suspicion, Book #1
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
– SYNOPSIS –
Lorna Tymchuk fights to overcome a past filled with neglect and abuse.
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– EXCERPT –
shrunk from his touch, again a little girl who couldn’t stand sympathetic
contact. She bathed him with a hard look. “How could you do this to me,” she
spat. “After what we shared, how can you think I was involved? How dare you!”
refused to let the tightening of her throat release the threatened tears as she
continued in a hoarse whisper. “I would have thought your investigation would
have revealed where the money came from,” she said forming air quotes over the
word investigation. Swallowing to contain her emotions further, Lorna stood in
the hopes of putting an end to the conversation. “As for Tim Fong. He’s the CEO
of Aqua Oil. My client. I am their marketing person. I handle PR and media
relations. That’s what I do—what my company does. Investigate that! I don’t
know and have never heard of the Fong Family. I am sure everyone has some shady
characters in their background. As you unearthed, I obviously did.”
blanket, Lorna waved her hand at him, palm outstretched in dismissal. “I’m
tired Mitch.” She sighed forcing her feet to move and hold her weight without
shaking as she backed away.
feel special, wanted, desired, Lorna realized all of it – her feelings – the
way she thought he felt for her – it was all a big lie. Just another lie. He used her to get to her client and she felt
deflated, drained of all emotion. How could someone she had been so open, so
intimate with assume that she was somehow involved in an illegal crime ring? Because you have a record of being involved
in criminal activities.
stood to reached for her hand.
almost, but not quite able to penetrate her defensive shell. Arms crossed
protectively over her stomach, holding firm to her sides, she lowered her head.
“You’re not the person I thought you were,” she said turning. From over her
shoulder she continued. “You’re not someone I want in my life.”
officer was just going to recap every point, by point, blinked like a neon sign
behind her lids. “No, as I wrote, right here.” She pointed to another neatly
printed line on the statement. “The man got out to see if I was okay. . .”
smirked. “Nice of him.”
putting on her best salesman face. “Listen, the man left me his driver’s
license. Said an emergency called him away.”
imagine.” He lifted his gaze to meet hers, brow furrowed. ‘so, a polite runner
you about that, actually.”
“It’s a fake.”
everything.” Oh, God, she was rambling.
Get a grip. Lorna took a shaky breath. “I know–once knew–the driver I hit.
His name is Mitchell Morgan, not Michael Ward as is written here. The picture
on this license,” she said moving her own hand to cover the license on the
counter, “is him, but that’s not his name. This,” she paused to tap the
document with her fingernail, “is a fake.”
fingers still touching the edge of the laminated surface. How could she explain
the fact she would never be able to forget Mitchell Morgan’s midnight-blue
eyes? Those same expression-filled eyes with just a hint of mischief couldn’t
be disguised. “I’m sure.”
From Radio host (best job ever!), DJ, news reporter to newspaper journalist, like many author’s, Lori has been writing most of her life, going so far as to secretly love writing the essays for school.
In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories.
Not confined to one genre, Lori has published select children’s books and one cookbook, based on a gluten-free diet, as well as non-fiction industry blogs.
Lori’s first novel “Storms of Passion” was published by Wild Rose Press under their Champagne line, in 2014.
Collaboration is important to improving one’s craft and as such, Lori is an active member of the TransCanada Romance Writers, The Alberta Romance Writers Association and belongs to both a Critiquing group and a Beta Reading weekly group.
Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character and writing the story she would love to read.