Life, love and the pursuit of happiness doesn’t stop at “’til death do us part.” For Izzy & Diego it’s just the beginning.
“Forever and ever, I do” is not as easy to accomplish as is saying it. In real life, there are ups and downs, ins and outs. Along with the good comes the bad. With health, there’s sickness. Is love enough? Is it forever? Will it survive?
Our story starts with the proffered happily ever after moment: a bride in a dress, a groom in his tux, a best man, a maid of honor, vows of love and forever and Elvis. Like most fairy tales, Diego and I were still madly in love after saying, “I do.” Hell, the man has turned loving me into an art form. Not a moment is wasted. With him there’s a surprise at every turn, and just when I think he couldn’t get any better, he takes my breath away.
Landon Young has his own worries. Surfer by day and bartender by night, he doesn’t have the interest or the time to be anyone’s happily-ever-after. Weighed down by the memory of what happened two years ago, Landon can barely keep his head above water.
This Sky is the thoughtful and often funny story about broken trust, an unexpected love and the hopes we keep sewn in the linings of our pockets.
**This book is intended for mature audiences**
Book #2 TRIPP (to be released March 2014)
Book #3 MILES (to be released May 2014)
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.
Whose parents abandon them in a trashy trailer when they are five years old? Oh Yeah! Mine do!
Hey Hoochies! I’m Milly, and I am tired of taking kicks to the gut. A broken family, an asshole husband and the loss of loved ones have left me crying Uncle, and declaring a serious case of the Fuck-Its!
I had my heart broken, stomped on and shattered before I ever started on my journey to find my little piece of happiness. With a bucket list, a ’66 Ford and wild dreams, I set out on an adventure that changed my life forever.
I found Cree…
A pirate with a little princess and they swept me off my ever lovin’ feet, filling my world with sprinkles, mac n’ cheese and the courage to live again.
They forced my fragile heart to trust and love without fear.
But the truth is, nobody’s past stays hidden forever. It’s an invisible monster waiting to attack and destroy. It has the capability to ruin everything you’ve worked to set right.
All it takes is one final blow to the gut to end everything…
Billy soon finds that his family isn’t better off without him, in fact he’s the only one who can help them. Billy is forced to fight through his tormented past to make a better future for those he loves.
For Billy, it’s more than a second chance, it’s his last chance to get it right.
Originally published in 2003 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).
Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her…
Eighteen years have passed since Joy’s childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after–determined never to come back. But when her father’s illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.
Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can’t identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises–Jenny’s erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny’s horrendous death–and Joy’s own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed–and the childhood friendship she treasured–now suddenly seem very much alive…
LONG TIME COMING is a remarkably well blended romance and mystery, with fascinating shades of the paranormal. The way each layer of Joy’s discovery of her forgotten past is revealed is deftly done and exceptionally suspenseful. The relationship between Joy and her parents is heart warming. This one will have you hooked from the first page. December 2003 Top Pick. Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine
An abundance of charm&Joys perky first-person narration carries readers along to a warm, gratifying conclusion. –Publishers Weekly
Emotionally gripping, suspenseful and superb&I was held in wonderment over much of this story and realized early on to expect the unexpected. This is a story of trust, love, friendship and healing. Ms. Claire is an author I hope to see more of in the future. If Long Time Coming is any indication of her writing talent, I will be first in line at the bookstores to get more of her work. This is a positively splendid tale from start to finish and is highly recommended.
Reviewers Choice Award — Road to Romance
Two words. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Edie Claire has written a wonderful novel about friendship, love, guilt and death& Utterly riveting. Rating: 10/10– Contemporary Romance Writers
“Claire’s charming romance disproves the adage that you can’t go home again.” — Booklist
A book of healing, understanding, rebirth, and finally growing up. A story that you won’t forget easily…I could only sigh in appreciation as I turned the final page.” — Romance Reviews Today
“Intense, well-written and thought-provoking.” — Old Book Barn Gazette
A most fantastic novel& When the story comes to an end and the lights have been lowered&and the reader is left with a longing to know more…there is no better compliment to the author. — Romance Junkies