I’ve had a chance to check out some of Laying Low in Paradise and from what I’ve seen it is a great start to a new series.
The Casteloria Series Book One
by Kristy K. James
Number of pages: 191
Cover Artist: Vila Design
He’s hiding out because someone wants him dead…
Cameron Rafferty is keeping secrets. Dangerous secrets that could endanger the lives of everyone around him. His plan was simple…keep a low profile until the would-be-killer was found. And it was working – until an accident changed everything. Before he knows it, he finds himself becoming more involved with the family next door, and wishing for things he shouldn’t. Things that will put their lives in jeopardy, too.
Her summer plans didn’t include secrets and danger…
Spending summers on Bois Blanc Island was a tradition for author Laura Keane and her young son. Filled with special memories of the husband she’d lost to war, she looked forward to days of reminiscing, playing, and working on her newest novel. She didn’t expect this year to be any different – but that was before their sexy neighbor came to her rescue like a knight in shining armor. Will that armor be tarnished when she finds out what he is and why he’s living next door?
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“It’ll be okay, Cameron. I know it will,” Laura whispered, reaching over to place her hand on his. Cameron turned it over and gently squeezed hers.
“Thanks, Laura. I’m sure it will be. It just feels so…mean.”
“Sometimes we parents have to take the hard road. None of us like it, but… Well, you wouldn’t let Brendan run around in the middle of a busy street, or drink bleach, would you?”
“Of course not,” he said, flashing her a smile.
“We keep them from hurting themselves, Cameron. It’s our job.”
“I think I’m going to have to demand a pay raise then,” he teased. “This was not in the job description.” Laura snickered.
“There’s a whole lot of stuff that never made it into the parenting handbook that I wish I’d known about.”
“Would you have made any different decisions?”
“Knowing what I know now? Of course. It’s easy to look back and say, ‘Well I sure screwed that up.’ But, if we learn from our mistakes, it’s okay. Kids tend to be very forgiving of our shortcomings.”
Laura figured she was talking too much, probably too fast, too. Cameron was still holding her hand, and she was finding it a little hard to breathe. She hadn’t held hands with any male, except Sam, since Jake died. And she was realizing that she liked it. Liked the fact that it was Cameron’s hand anyway.
“So when are we going to break out the food, Mom? I’m starving.”
“You’re always starving,” Laura said with a chuckle. She squeezed Cameron’s hand before letting it go. Reaching in the cooler beside her chair, she pulled out a covered container with the hot dogs. “These are for those who are lacking in class. For those with more discriminating taste,” she announced, pulling out the other two, “I also packed some grownup food.”
“What’s this?” Nolan asked, taking the one filled with the cut up roast. He held it nearer the fire, then looked at Laura like she was his hero. “I think I love you.” She laughed again.
“You just hate hot dogs, hard as that is to believe,” Finley said, reaching over and ruffling Sam’s hair. “Guess it’s you and me, kid. I love hot dogs.”
“Smart man,” Sam said, getting up to haul the bucket of water with the dowels to a more convenient spot. “Us classless guys have to stick together.”
Kristy K. James’ first goal in life was to work in law enforcement, until the night she called the police to check out a scary noise in her yard. Realizing that she might someday have to investigate scary noises in yards just as dark as hers if she continued on that path, she turned to her other favorite love…writing.
Since then her days have been filled with being a mom and reluctant zookeeper (7 pets), creating stories, and looking for trouble in her kitchen.
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