In Between The Days Blog HopThe Price of Defiance

In BetweenThe Days Blog Hop

What price do we pay for mistakes we make in our lives? Some people say the choices you lead dictate the type of life you live. We have a strong responsibility to cultivate ourselves and to learn from our mistakes, the first time around, a few may say. Well, I personally take a few times. My mama used to say I was like knocking on a concrete wall. Those formidable years when we struggle from awkward adolescence to teens we grow into ourselves and along side our friends. Yet, how do you separate from a destructive friend when you’ve been friends your entire lives?

There is so much to learn. And even then. You have rich stories of triupmph! Let’s measure a person by what we can visually see and accept how they’ve come into their own person, judging not by mistakes but by what’s tangible…the change.  The past doesn’t have to define us. As we grow we continually re define who we are.

The Price of Defiance is about many different live changing areas in life. Come along for the Ride

America Patterson loves living on the edge. Car model by day, illegal street racer by night, she’s known as the best. Except underneath her flawless façade lies a young woman filled with turmoil. When her hobby lands her in hot water, she finds herself handcuffed and bailed out by the one person who’d abandoned her….

MMA Fighter Alejandro Escovedo is summoned home after a tournament that had left him sore and questioning his career. Expecting a nice welcome home, he instead finds himself rescuing his best friend’s sister out of jail. This time he’s had enough.

Their explosive past gives him all the rights where America is concerned, and he is more than ready to take her on. By ending her daredevil ways and finding the trigger to her self-destructive behavior, will he convince her he’s back to stay or drive her further away?

Genre: Erotic romance, BDSM, contemporary

Heat level: 4
Word count – 48k

Cover art by Dara England

~Excerpt~

“America, where are you?”

“Saint, I’m in big trouble.” Amy gripped the cell tightly to her ear. “I’m at Truman Memorial Hospital, about to be taken to jail.” She started to sob when reality dawned on her.

“Thank God, you’re alive. I’ve been going out of my mind since the link to the wreck was sent to my cell phone. Sit tight. We’ve been fielding police and the media, trying to protect your professional name. Sis, Alejandro demanded to be the one to handle the situation.”

“I’m sorry for scaring you.” Her brother and his team of misfits were all she had while growing up. Being named after their country of conception and proved just how zany her family was. Saint Vincent got his name chopped in half to Saint. “Is this going to hurt your business?”

“No. Alejandro will make sure you have a smooth transaction. I’m forwarding him your info now. Sit still and relax. Can’t have the baby of the family locked up and forgotten.”

She winced at the thought of seeing Alejandro again after so long. Her voice dropped an octave. “Can’t you come? I haven’t seen him since—”

“Miss, we’re ready to transport you to the police department,” Officer Blake interrupted.

“I gotta go.” Amy snapped the phone shut and handed it back to the officer. He was kind enough to leave, allowing her to change into the scrubs they’d sent for. She rapped and opened the door after toeing into the slip-on canvas shoes. “I’m ready.” Head dropped low, she allowed them to escort her to the jailhouse that was a ten-minute ride away.

Being booked took longer than she’d expected, and it mortified her. A nifty machine imprinted her fingerprints electronically after they took her mug shot. The issue with her identification became clear once she had a chance to speak and separate her professional identity from her personal one. When they finished processing her fingerprints and mug shot, she followed them through general population and looked at all the criminals on the way to her holding cell. The door buzzed and opened, and she was ushered in. She cast a glance at the officer, who shook his head, locked the door, and turned his back.

I’m not a criminal.

Author Bio:

Being smart and sassy with a great sense of humor comes easily for Mahalia Levey. An avid reader of books, she found herself enchanted with disappearing completely into the worlds authors created. One day she vowed to herself she’d be one of them. Then family life came, and college right after. Swayed from her childhood course of action, it took many years for her to get back to that place she held dear as a child. Now she is running full steam ahead to keep up with the many ideas flowing freely. She plans on taking her work to higher levels and expanding her genres. Her main focus is giving her readers variety. Her works in progress include paranormal, fantasy and mainstream romance. Taking characters and watching them grow past what she’s imagined is her true passion.

 
   
Buy Link MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDY IN THE COMMENTS I’ll random pick a winner for a copy of The Price of Defiance!

The In Between Days blog hop hosted by Liz Crowe with 15+ Decadent Publishing authors!11/4/2012: Liz Crowe ~ about the blog hop: http://www.brewingpassion.com/2011/11/welcome-lets-get-hoppin.html
11/7/2012: Desiree Holt ~ http://www.desireeholttellsall.com/
11/8/2012: Jennifer Madden ~ http://jmmadden.com/apps/blog/
11/9/2012: Gracen Miller ~ http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com/
11/10/2012: Ashlynn Monroe ~ http://www.ashlynnmonroe.com/apps/blog/
11/11/2012: Casea Major ~ http://caseamajor.wordpress.com/
11/14/2012: Jenna Jaxon ~ http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/
11/15/2012: Dianne Alberts ~ http://dianealberts.wordpress.com/
11/16/2012: Jessica Subject ~ http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/
11/17/2012: Mahalia Levey ~ https://mahalia2010.wordpress.com/
11/18/2012: Dakota Trace ~ http://alittlebitofnaughty.blogspot.com/
11/21/2012: Eve Edwards ~ http://eveedwards01.wordpress.com/
11/22/2012: Deena Remiel ~ http://deenar116.wordpress.com/
11/23/2012: JoAnne Kenrick ~ http://www.joannekenrick.com/
11/25/2012: DL Jackson ~ http://backwardmomentum.blogspot.com/
11/28/2012: Emily Cale ~ http://emilycale.blogspot.com/
11/29/2012: CR Moss ~ http://www.crmoss.blogspot.com/
11/30/2012: Clarissa Yip ~ http://clarissayip.com/
12/01/2012: Liz Crowe ~ http://www.brewingpassion.com/

My links

www.mahalialevey.com

www.facebook.com Mahalia Levey

www.twitter.com/hales3000

 

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Posted on November 17, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Every time I see this cover, I swoon. Love it and the book sounds just as fabulous! Happy hopping! 🙂

  2. Sounds like something I’d like to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

  3. Love the cover. Love the blurb. Love the excerpt. I would love to win this book. Is there a contest for it? If so, please enter me.
    Thanks for sharing it.

    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

  4. thanks for participating Hales!
    Liz

  5. Thanks for the comments. I’ll come on line and respond when I get off work!

  6. Enjoying the hop & learning about so many new authors.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

  7. It is difficult to get rid of people from our lives even if we know they’re bad for us. Great post and excerpt!

  8. Thanks everyone for participating 😛 Jessica ‘s comment was picked 😛

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