Pub. Date: July
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Living on a quiet dead-end street
Morgan Mallory is like any other thirteen-year-old girl growing up in a
progressive time full of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. That is until one rainy
night in a dark California neighborhood the lives of two young teens will be
Morgan tagging along with her mother for a day is pressured to make one last
stop at a friend’s house. Annoyed to be there in the first place Morgan is
mortified when her mother’s friend, Ann, insists she met her son who is playing
guitar in his room.
As Mathew O’Conner yanks open the door Morgan is completely taken aback by the
blond haired, blue eyed, young man in front of her. When Ann leaves Morgan
nervously standing in the hall alone Mathew invites Morgan in where he further
mesmerizes her with the sound of his guitar. Completely and utterly unnerved by
his stunning good looks and talent Morgan feels something she has never felt.
Is this her first innocent crush or something much bigger?
One thing is certain, this moment will send Morgan on an emotional journey she
could have never anticipated.
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I looked up in his direction,
squinting into the sun. His blond hair, tossed by the breeze, caught the
sunlight. His muscular bare chest was golden brown from time spent at the
beach. When I caught his eye, he smiled at me and motioned for me to catch up.
I sped up my pace walking along the ocean’s edge to where he stood, eager to be
with him, to touch him. As I got closer, I stared at his face, so familiar to
me, yet still able to make me catch my breath. Had it ever not? I couldn’t
remember. He reached his hand out, and when I took it, he laced his fingers in
mine. I could feel the excitement well up in the pit of my stomach. We walked
along the ocean, just close enough that the water played around our feet and
ankles, at times sucking our feet into the sand. The sun was low in the sky,
reflecting off the water.
“I love the colors. How it
plays off the water,” I said.
“I know you do. You always
have,” he answered.
“What does that mean?” I
I pulled his hand up between my breasts
and wrapped both my hands around it, holding tightly. A sudden stab of fear
made my heart constrict. My thinking seemed a little thick though and I was
unable to determine the cause.
“Nothing really, I just
know,” he replied with a grin.
I smiled, the fear vanishing. We walked
in silence for a long ways. He intermittently squeezed my fingers as he held my
hand, a gentle reassuring gesture. We understood now how to be with each other
without the need for so many words. He stopped and pulled me to him, wrapping
his arms around my body. His skin was warm from the sun, and I breathed in the
smell of him. Oh god, how I loved that smell.
About the Author:
Lisa Loomis was born in Oakland
California and raised in San Jose until she was a sophomore in high school. Her
father then took a job in the San Diego area where he moved the family to
Escondido, California (or hickville as she called it). She finished high school
at San Pasqual High then went to junior college at Palomar JC, ultimately
graduating from San Diego State University with a BS in Finance.
Lisa started a career in mortgage
banking in San Diego, California, briefly shifted to a corporate job as a
territory sales representative, and then back to mortgage banking in 1996 when
the family moved from the San Diego area to Park City, Utah. The move to Park
City was prompted by a desire for a lifestyle change. Both she and her husband
Dennis wanted to raise their two children in a smaller town environment that
was still close to a large city.
In Park City, Lisa not only ran a
mortgage branch but simultaneously helped Dennis run a successful construction
company, Loomis Construction. Working full time, running a construction company
in off hours, and raising two children was never easy but Lisa seemed to handle
it all pretty well until the financial meltdown of 2008. That is when the
wheels came off…completely.
Finding both her career in mortgage
banking and the family business almost vanish overnight Lisa went back to a
passion she’s always had, writing. It took Lisa almost four years to write “Boy
In A Band”, stopping and starting, telling herself she couldn’t write a book.
Once it was written Lisa foolishly thought the hard part was finished. In the
last ten years, Lisa has continued to help her husband with their construction
business as well as spends time writing.
Lisa’s currently lives and writes in
Park City, Utah. She has been married for twenty-nine years and enjoys spending
time with their grown children who live in Salt Lake City. You can find her
self-published books on Amazon.
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