Conceal by Juliana Stone
Slowly, Beau got to his feet, the air between them thick with things that she didn’t understand.
“You’ll probably need stitches,” he said after a few moments.
“I need you to leave. To leave New Waterford.”
He didn’t say anything to that. He just watched her with those eyes that made her feel small. Exposed.
He opened his mouth to say something but she didn’t give him a chance. She was done. She was tired. She was sore.
She was cranky as all hell and she had a bone to pick with her sister. At least that was something she understood. Her relationship with her sisters was complicated. It was complicated and volatile, but it was…home. It was familiar.
Beau Simon, however? He was a complication she didn’t understand and Betty didn’t have the energy or the heart to deal with him right now.
“Like you said, Beau. I’m a washed up has-been junkie-model with a reputation that would make a nun’s toes curl. So I can’t imagine what you want with me. But whatever it is? The answer is no.”
She turned without another word and headed back up the path, listening for him to follow but there was nothing.
And that didn’t surprise her at all.
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About the Author
Juliana Stone’s love of the written word and 80s rock, have inspired her in more ways than one. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as Contemporary Romance and spends her days navigating a busy life that includes, a husband, kids, a dog and a cat.
Juliana is represented by Sara Megibow of The Nelson Literary Agency.
Hobbies & Interests
Music and words have always been my passions. I sing in a band in which my husband plays guitar and my son comes along for the ride as well. We’re total ’80s geeks, but sadly, the big hair, big shoulder pads, and neon colors are a thing of the past!
I think that it’s important to take some time for yourself when you’re on deadline. If you spend all your time in the chair writing, it’s so easy to burn out. Because writing is such a lonely job, with so many hours spent by yourself, it’s important (for me) to get some social time in. So as a reward, I allow myself time to surf the Net, read blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with all the writer friends that I have.
Book Blast Schedule
June 17th, 2013