The K. Lorraine Reading Room announces book #2 – Dark Secret
The Reading Room book #2, will hit the shelf during the first week of March. Thus far, the K. Lorraine website has had 8,951 visits. This is quite an accomplishment.
Those who have stopped by to say hello, have found many interesting areas to read. Today, I’ve chosen to write about the Reading Room, since it is the newest part of the webpage.
The Mia Perez Series is blazing a trail across the globe. The stand alone books are HOT… so, why am I giving the books away one-by-one, you might ask?
The answer is simple. It’s getting more people to read them. It’s called a ‘marketing strategy’. I plan to get you hooked on the Mia Perez stand alone stories.
Once you start reading the first book, ‘Dark Secret’, in the Reading Room, you will want to come back and read the next book in the series.
In the original Mia Perez series, 2014, Unethical Doctor is the title of book one. But, because the series is still available for purchase, I needed to change the name and book cover. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to give it away FREE in The Reading Room.
Warning… Rated R. Adult content, Language
Reviews written about Unethical Doctor… This was such an intriguing story and romantically awesome!! I have to imagine that a doctor and patient relationships isn’t uncommon. I had many melancholy for Mia being traumatized by such a fatal accident resulting in permanent spinal paralysis and due to her affliction, it was still quite a devastating circumstance to accept. I could understand her feelings of how unfair life can be sometimes, the fear as well as the enmity of once having useful working limbs to suddenly being impaired. It’s a blessing she survived such a tragic incident and due to her extensive career as well as for the affectionate attraction of her doctor all was not lost, in fact, I think she gained something very beautiful… Love! I truly enjoyed your story, it kept glued to the very end! Comment written 12-Sep-2014
A well written story that has a good flow, making it a very enjoyable read. The descriptions were also well written and gave a real feel for the crash scene and the hospital. Just enough to imagine without being too much. I also liked the dialogue, which seemed very natural. Comment Written 31-Aug-2014
This is very well written, mystery writer, you did an excellent job writing this story about the patient and doctor who fell for each other, during her recovery. I enjoyed reading it.
Comment Written 31-Aug-2014
My strategy is that you’ll like everything about book ONE, ‘Dark Secret’, that you won’t want to wait month-after-month to read the entire five books.
Mia Perez was lucky to be alive after making it through a near fatal accident. She was placed in an induced coma by the Chief of Neurosurgery, Dr. Robert Chase.
When Mia awoke from her coma, the first person she saw was a very attractive man. But she was unaware it was the doctor who saved her life. Dr. Chase’s failing marriage opened the door to unethically begin competing for his young patient’s affections.
Dr. Chase manipulates ways of sexually arousing Mia Perez. He takes her to the depths of her subconscious where she had never gone before. Mia begins to wonder if Dr. Chase made love to her for research as a doctor, or from his heart as a man.
Dr. Jayne Anne White, psychologist, cautions the doctor that his patient is focused on her insatiable needs to please men. She has difficulty in learning how to adapt to the realities of paraplegia.
For Mia Perez to survive her post- injury depression, Dr. White realizes she would need to spend a great deal of time with her patient. But would Mia ever find the love she desired? And when does a gentle touch, turn into rape?
I’ve talked about the book ‘Overcoming’, before. Although the Original book was good, I felt that I could improve it. Since the book Overcoming first came out in 2012, I’ve found a grammar check software. The editing software has made the re-writing task easier.
I also learned that most readers didn’t want to invest a lot of time reading a novel.
So, I dismantled the original Overcoming novel into five sections. The story was rewritten and became the Mia Perez five book Series.
In the earlier book, Overcoming, Giovanna Valdez was the protagonist.
Overcoming then became a five book series, The Mia Perez Perez stories.
In the 2017 revised book, ‘BROKEN’, Crisis of Faith, I kept the protagonist’s as name, Mia Perez. I reassembled the five books and joined them together. I’ve given the book new cover art in order to give the five book series a facelift.
‘BROKEN, Crisis of Faith, is a compilation of the five Mia Perez series. So, it is once again, a full length novel. The new novel will release in March, 2017, on Amazon Kindle… in the E-book store.
I still think the original story was a good book and deserves to return to its original venue of a full length novel.
As the author, I wouldn’t dissuade you from reading the original book. But the five stand alone stories are rewritten to improve the novel.
In the revised books, the storyline hasn’t changed. The new version has a slight plot twist. All-in-all, whichever version you choose, the book is the same.
‘BROKEN’, Crisis of Faith, IS AN EMOTIONAL, INSPIRATIONAL, TRIAL AND TRIUMPH STORY.
In conclusion, I hope that you will return to the Reading Room in March. Regardless, if you don’t want to read the entire five Mia Perez stories, ‘Dark Secret’, will give you insight. Life is not easy as a person with a disability.
Until next time…
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A valentine day of love
It was a typical blustery, cold and windy February 14th Valentine Day on the Long Island Sound. The family lived three miles from the river. It was forty miles from one of the world’s largest naval bases in the world.
Mitchell was a U.S. Navy pilot fighter. He was in Kandahar, Afghanistan in the southern part of the country near Pakistan. Mitchell had lived a bottled-up, buttoned down life for too long. Mitch was gone for months at a time. Adele never knew where her husband was at, because of his special military work assignments.
His tour of duty was coming to an end and he had decided not to re-enlist. He had given his life to his country for three tours of duty. God had embraced him in his loving arms and had kept him safe. Mitchell Wallace was on his way home to be with his wife and daughter. This time, he would stay at home for good.
Mitchell’s plane landed at La Guardia airport. He gathered his gear and hailed a cab. Separated for over two years, his excitement grew that he would soon be home with his family.
He stopped along the way to buy two dozen red roses; a dozen for each of his special Valentine girls. He loved doting on them and showering them with surprises.
Mitch walked to the front door and rang the doorbell. A household servant opened it. An element of surprise lit upher face. He put a finger to his lips. “Shh’ was the sound he made.
The woman whispered, “Mr. Wallace, welcome home, my goodness welcome home! Mrs. Wallace will be so happy to see you”.
Mitchell said, “Mrs. Dobbs, I want to surprise Adele and Jacqueline. Where are my girls”?, he asked…the servant answered, “I believe, the missus is in the drawing room, sir”.
Mitch walked through the large entry hall. The exquisite drawing room of his father-in-law’s home is where he found his wife and daughter. He promised to keep his daughter and granddaughter safe while Mitch was away.
Mitch tried to speak, but his voice cracked. “Happy Valentine’s Day, special girls”.
In surprise at hearing Mitchell’s voice, Adele looked up from her magazine. Jacqueline jumped to her feet, exclaiming in delight, “Daddy, you’ve come home. I’m so happy you’re home”!
He stood frozen in time. It was a moment when the past and present collided. His emotions ran high. And his eyes welled with tears.
“Princess, these are for you”.
Mitchell tried to hug her without crushing the roses. Jacqueline took the flowers, smelled them, and said, “Daddy, they are so beautiful. I love them and I love you so much”.
“Princess, why do I see such a long, face”? Her father asked?
“Daddy, it’s Valentine’s Day and I don’t have a gift for you”.
“Princess, you are the greatest Valentine gift. I need nothing more. Besides Jacqueline, you didn’t know I was coming home”. She hugged him and ran off giggling, “I’ll be right back daddy, I do have something to give you”.
She ran off to show Mrs. Dobbs what her father brought her for Valentine Day.
Adele was quiet and waited for her wonderful husband to come to her. Mitchell walked over to Adele, took her hand and she stood up. Mitch tossed the bouquet of roses aside and pulled her into his arms.
It had been too long since he had held Adele in his arms or kissed her. Their lips met in moist, sweet splendor. Mitchell held his wife in his loving embrace.
“Your kiss is like the petals on a rose; sweet and everlasting. I fear my heart will stop beating. It seems that I’m living a dream. I fear that if I open my eyes, you will be gone. But alas my love, it is you”.
Jacqueline stood in silence, watching her mom and dad in an embrace of such love. Her father’s poetic verse was romantic and lovely. Jacqueline hoped that she would one day find a prince to love her in the way that her parents loved each other.
She interrupted their tender reunion. She danced about in anticipation. “Daddy, I have painted many canvasses since you were away, but this one is a special one. It’s my Valentine gift to you”.
Mrs. Dobbs said I should give you this painting. With pride, she handed it to him.
When Mitchell saw the artwork, his heart almost stopped beating. There was an artistic genius in Jacqueline’s painting. The picture took his breath away. He hadn’t seen it several years.
“Jacqueline, the words to describe this masterpiece escape me. I’ve never had any difficulty in expressing my feelings before. But Princess, your painting is lovelier than the Mona Lisa. Your painting is like a melody to a great Concerto.
It’s as beautiful as the finest bone china. It’s as lovely as God’s angels. I’ve not seen anything more beautiful, even hanging in the Louvre”.
Jacqueline was proud of her art. It was her heart’s desire to paint forever. Sometimes she couldn’t find anything in her mind to paint. When this happened, her mother said, “Jacqueline, reach out to your father. He might be far away, but he is wise, and he will guide you”.
Jacquee remembered what her mother said, and she reached out for his guidance.
“Daddy, the desire to paint is in my heart, but so often I can’t find anything there. Why daddy? Why am I so different”?
Mitchell could feel her confusion. And he seemed lost at how to answer her question of dismay.
“Princess, you have a special gift. I’ve known this from the moment I saw the little pencil drawing. You gave it to me for my birthday. I’m not sure that you remember it because you were five years old. I can only say it is a gift from God. You are a gift from God”.
“I do remember the painting. I painted a picture of you, mommy and me”.
“That’s right, sweetheart. I think maybe it’s time for me to take some of your paintings in the city. I want to show them to experts who can help explain your amazing talent”.
Mitchell could see the anguish disappear from her face . Later that night, Mitch and Adele shared long awaited tender moments. Mitchell recited words of compassionate desire to her. Words she had waited so long to hear.
“I am hypnotized by your seductive glances that come my way. Your body is tempestuous as a violent storm upon the sea. I can find no words to describe the song my heart sings. I can only proclaim my love for you”.
Mitchell reached under his pillow and opened a red velvet box. He then placed a beautiful diamond bracelet around Adele’s wrist.
“Darling, I’ve waited a lifetime to lay here in silence beside you. I prayed to God every night to keep me safe so I could come home to you. Will you be my Valentine for life and into eternity”?
“Yes, my darling husband, I will love you throughout life and into many tomorrows. I too prayed every night that God would keep you safe while in the perils of war. My arms ached to hold your warm body next to mine”.
Although this story is fiction, one can only imagine how true it could be.
Happy Valentine Day and may love fill your heart with happiness.
Happiness is LOVE…
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