By Susan Mallery
The unrelenting cheer in Fool's Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. She realized early on that Christmas miracles don't ensue, at the least no longer for her. And this 12 months sounds like no exception. An damage has compelled her to come to the relatives fold, regardless of that they're estranged. She won't upload to the awkward situation through being seduced through the bad-boy charms of her brother's ally, the final guy she may still ever are looking to date. even if she's recruited to degree the Fool's Gold iciness pageant, she vows to do as promised, then movement ahead together with her existence wherever yet here.Jaded legal professional Dante Jefferson is being used to the backwater city he now reluctantly calls domestic, however the pounding of little dancers' toes above his transitority workplace is greater than any guy must have to take! while he confronts their stunning instructor, he's unprepared for the allure that sears him all the way down to the soul. Evie is his most sensible friend's sister--off-limits until he's keen to hazard his center. Dante has constantly believed that love is the main risky strength within the universe, yet that used to be ahead of he needed to reckon with the magic of a undeniable small city, the place miracles do appear to happen....
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Author identify: Eric Jerome Dickey (Born: 1961/07/07)
Author Description: Eric Jerome Dickey was once born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the college of Memphis (the former Memphis State), the place he earned his measure in computing device procedure know-how. In 1983, he moved to la to pursue a profession in engineering.
After touchdown a role within the aerospace as a software program developer, Eric Jerome Dickey's creative abilities surfaced, inspiring him to turn into an actor and a humorist. but Eric quick figured out that writing was once whatever he might do and do good. From inventive writing periods to avidly eating the works of his favourite authors, Eric Jerome Dickey started to form a writing profession of his personal. Having written a number of scripts for his own comedy act, he began writing poetry and brief tales. "The movie paintings gave me perception into personality improvement, the appearing sessions helped me comprehend motivation. .. it all is going hand in hand," Eric explains. He joined the IBWA (International Black Writers and Artists), participated of their improvement workshops, and have become a recipient of the IBWA SEED Scholarship to wait UCLA's artistic Writing sessions. In 1994 his first released brief tale, "Thirteen," seemed within the IBWA's River Crossing: Voices of the Diaspora-An Anthology of the foreign Black adventure. A moment brief tale, "Days long past By," was once released within the journal a spot to Enter.
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Maybe they’re rich,” whispered a third woman. Her name was Euphinia, and she’d made fast friends with the fourth woman, Grace. The two of them were the oldest of the bunch. Both must’ve been in their sixties. They held hands tightly, and this made them look like a pair of schoolgirls. “Then maybe we’ll get rich too,” Grace added. The last of us was Sunny. That’s how she introduced herself, and that’s all she wanted to be called. First name or last? I didn’t ask. She was even burlier than Peach Tree, so I didn’t push.
I have heard it. Everything it says is true.
I blew on the paper to dry it. The cursive was small, but neat, legible. The wooden door swung open. I heard its steel handle clang against the stone wall. I paid no more attention to Cheryl because now I could read the two lines of the note: You made a promise in Cedar Rapids in 2002. Time to honor it. Without thinking, purely automatic, I walked back into that filthy toilet stall and flushed the note away. But not the ticket. 2 THREE DAYS I thought about that note. Thought about it, repeated it in my mind, tried to forget it.