Monday, January 6, 2014

Ditching the Dream


Feeling dead in her marriage, Elizabeth Fairchild ditches the dream of her seemingly perfect life with her husband in search of who she really is. 

She went from her parents' house to her husband's home and never really learned to stand on her own two feet. She decides to leave her comfortable life in Napa Valley in search of her inner fire in New York City. She certainly didn't leave her husband to find another man, but she soon finds herself involved with two: Jack Stevens and Kevin Parker. 

Jack is older. He has heart-stopping good looks, is wildly successful, and is very much in control of everything around him - especially Elizabeth. 
Kevin is younger. He is carefree with a heart of gold and loves Elizabeth's spunk. 

While Elizabeth's old life still calls to her, she also finds what she needs in New York. But which dream will she choose? 

I finished the task of unbuttoning his shirt and brusquely shoved it back over his shoulders. My lips trailed down, kissing his tattoos. Across his chest, his shoulder, his bicep…
I dragged my tongue over his salty skin, tracing the tribal lines that had been permanently inked. Thinking that maybe one day I’d be brave enough to get a real tattoo.
I pulled my mouth from his tattoos as he lifted my shirt over my head. Sitting back, letting him look me over, it appeared his breath stopped.

With renewed vigor, his mouth crashed onto mine as he hungrily plunged his tongue into my mouth, massaging every inch, making love to my mouth, his hands caressing my skin. His breath rushed out of him and he pulled us to standing, before he swept me up into his arms, and marched us to my bedroom.

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About Isabelle:

The short story: 
I'm the wife of a most fabulous man for twenty years.
I'm a mother of 2 busy teens.
I'm a dog lover.
I'm a serious drinker of coffee and wine.
I live near New York City.
My favorite place that I've visited is Monaco.
My favorite color is green (but I look best in pink/salmon).
My favorite food is chocolate.
My favorite kind of music is New Country.

The long story:
I've always been a creative sort of person... I started with my college studies in Advertising Design and Illustration. I'm good at drawing and coming up with clever ideas.
As for story telling - well, that's where I have the most fun!  Ditching The Dream is my first novel, but I've been working on writing movies since, what seems like forever. Way back in high school my friend Aimee and I started writing a movie and I was hooked. We didn't know what we were doing, but we loved coming up with the story. I also like to come up with stories about people I don't know. Like the guy that cut me off on the expressway...He had quite a story - at least in my mind! Who knows? Maybe I've come up with a story about you! ;)

Ditching The Dream is a story that came to me while I was helping two author friends of mine. I was helping them with their books and I would make suggestions to amp up their stories along the way. Bev and Amy encouraged me to write my own story and Ditching The Dream was born.  Is it auto-biographical? No, not in the least. But it sure has been a fun story to come up with (especially when my hubby gets involved with coming up with ideas).

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