I'm pleased to welcome Drea Becraft to my blog. She's brought along Sam from her latest release, Forget the Yesterdays. So brew up a cuppa and get settled, because she's also brought along an excerpt!
*hands over blog to Drea*
A woman’s mind is a fickle thing.
I would love to introduce you to Samantha Larsh.
Drea: Hello Sam and welcome. How is Sam?
Sam: Loads better now that her shoulder has healed I have to tell you that girl stole about ten years off my life.
Drea: I know how that one goes. So how is life treating you these days?
Sam: GREAT! I have a job I love and am good at, a woman I love and get to snuggle and do other things *wink* with at night, and a boy that lights up my entire world I couldn’t be
Drea: Describe your perfect woman will you please?
Sam: I am going to be a smart man and say that Sam is the perfect woman.
Drea: How did you and Sam meet?
Sam: By a total chance of fate but I can’t imagine my life without her in it.
Drea: Does the fact that Kaleb is not the biological yours matter too you?
Sam: Not in the least. That boy is the light of my life. He makes me smile when I am feeling down and looks at me with a love that I never want to be without. Whether he’s my blood or not, he is my son. Always will be.
Drea: Are there more children in your future?
Sam: Oh yeah. I hope many more…okay not many, maybe a few, but not for awhile. I am always up to practice runs until we decide to add another to the family.
Drea: Have you finally gotten over the loss of Tina?
Sam: I don’t know if I will ever get over it, but the hurt feeling gets less and less every day now.
I believe a wise woman once told me that the heart can hold much more love then we think it can.
Drea: If you could make one wish for the future what would it be?
Sam: To live a long happy life with my family and friends. I never really realized how much good health meant until recently.
Drea: Do you have anything else to add?
Sam: Nope. I think that about does it, thanks for coming and talking with me now I am off to
pick up Kaleb from Mrs. White and get food on the table.
Forget The Yesterdays
Release Date: September 12, 2011
Word Count: 31,851 | Heat Index
Some say the past defines us, others say to forget it and move forward. For Jack McCloud, the past plagues him with what could and should have been. After the death of the only woman he ever truly loved, Jack finds that forgetting the yesterdays is harder then he ever imagined. Impossible, until one woman comes into his life and turns it upside down making him rethink where his future leads, and whether he really wants to
survive it on his own.
Samantha Larsh, a single mother, only wants what is best for her and her newborn son.
So when offered a job at ARC Management, she is elated at the opportunity to provide
the life they both desperately need. One day, one job, and one secret later her life would
be forever changed. Can the future handed to her by fate be enough for her to look
forward to tomorrow, or is she forever doomed to live in the shadow of yesterdays ghost
His dream began with the sound of the surf reaching his ears, the sunlight gently shining
through his closed eyes.
“Are you just going to lay there?”
Peeking through his lashes, he saw Tina. “I was working on my tan.”
“As if you aren’t already too good looking. The last thing you need is a tan.”
Grabbing her hand, Jack pulled her down on top of him, holding her to his chest. “It’s
been a couple of months. I missed you.”
“You know I have places to go and people to see.”
Reaching up, he tucked a piece of her auburn hair behind her ears. “Too busy to haunt
little old me, huh?”
“Never!” Leaning down, she kissed his mouth, running her tongue along the seam of his
lips, asking silently for entrance.
Jack pulled her tongue into his mouth and sucked on it lightly, at first, then more
forcefully. Running his hands up and down her bikini-clad body, he reveled in the feeling
of her skin beneath his hands.
Pulling away slightly, Jack looked up to her face as the sun shown behind her, giving her
the appearance of having a halo. Tears shown in her eyes, making him wonder why she
was so sad. They were on a beach together, nothing could be better.
Reaching up, he brushed the tear from her cheek. “What’s the matter darlin’?”
“I’m going to miss you so much.”
“What are you talking about? We always have tomorrow.”
“I can’t keep coming to you, Jack. It’s time you move on. I want you to be happy.”
“I won’t be happy without you. I can’t be happy without you.”
“Yes you can and you will. Promise me you will move on.”
Turning his face away from her, he watched as the surf receded into the sea. Feeling her
small hand cupping his cheek, he allowed her to bring his face back to hers.
“Please, Jack, for me.” A tear ran down her cheek, hitting him just below his nose and
running down his lips.
Licking the tear away, he ran his hands up her arms to the back of her head, pulling
her down to meet his hungry lips. Kissing her with every ounce of love in his body, he
couldn’t stop, like a man possessed. Never leaving the kiss, he rolled over on top of her,
her back in the sand.
Pulling away from her mouth had been about the hardest thing he ever had to do, but
he couldn’t resist looking into her hazel eyes. “I can’t promise, because I never want to
break a promise to you T. I will try my best… that I can promise you.”
“That’s all a girl can ask for.”
“I will never stop loving you, never.”
“I’m not asking you to. I believe there is enough love in your heart for more than one
“I seriously doubt it. No one is you Tina, you’re the one I need and want.”
“I know but sometimes, the heart knows what it can and cannot handle before the brain
catches up. Trust your heart baby, it will never steer you wrong.”
A loud beeping sound seemed to come from the waves, getting louder and louder with
“Its time for you to go, I love you. Always have, always will.” Kissing him, she
disappeared in front of his eyes.
Beep! Beep! Beep!
Reaching for the alarm clock, Jack pressed the snooze button and sat up in bed. Blinking
to clear his eyes, he could have sworn he saw Tina standing in the corner of his room,
“I love you, always have, and always will.” Jack smiled at her as once again she
disappeared, leaving him to stare at the empty room.
-- (c) Drea Becraft, all rights reserved.