Saturday, September 19, 2020

Blind Trust


Congratulations to "Patricia B.", the winner in Debra's giveaway!

I love writing romantic suspense and I’m thrilled to be writing in Elle James Brotherhood Protectors world. I’ve been reading Elle’s books since her first came out and we’ve been friends for years. It wasn’t long until Three C’s Ranch came into my imagination as my world within her world was born.

Three C’s Ranch, aka the Courage and Confidence Center for Women, is a place where women who have been attacked and abused go to learn skills to survive and thrive. Books set at the center are, Defensive Instructor; Montana Protector; Blind Trust; and A Triple C Ranch Christmas Wedding. The next book, Montana Delta Rescue, will be out Oct. 13th. With each new book, I tell another woman’s story of how she moves from surviving to thriving and finds a happy ever after with the love of her life.



Blind Trust

Blinded by a bad date, Cecelia lives and works on a ranch that helps victims of domestic abuse. All she wants is to stay on the ranch, a place where she can find her way around in her perpetual darkness. She has no intention of dating again, especially not Marine Force Recon veteran, Brian “Barbie” Ken, even if his voice is so sexy it makes her knees weak.

Assigned to protect the patrons and workers at the ranch, Brian is fascinated by everything about Cecelia and has made it his life’s mission to take her out on a date. She might be the biggest challenge of his life. Convincing her to leave the ranch will take more than smooth talking after an ill-fated date robbed her of her eyesight. It will take Blind Trust on her part to go out again.

When her cousin ends up in the hospital in San Diego, Cecelia is desperate to visit. Brian offers to drive her. Cecelia agrees to go, taking a leap of faith to leave her familiar surroundings. When a sex trafficker kidnaps Cecelia from the hospital, Brian crosses the border into Mexico to rescue her and bring her home.

Excerpt from Blind Trust:
The fire alarms are going off,” Sam said. “I can see one flashing. But I don’t see any smoke or fire. I’ll call the nurse.”

Someone entered the room and a man’s voice said, “No, don’t call. Everyone will be calling the nurses’ station. They’re busy. The nurses can’t be everywhere.”

His hand closed over Cecelia’s arm. “Come with me,” he said in a calm voice.

“Who are you?” she asked, her voice rising in fear.

“I’m a doctor,” he said.

“It’s okay,” Sam said. “He’s a doctor. Go with him.”

“What about you?” Cecelia asked, looking toward Sam. She put her hand on the doctor’s arm. “We need to get her out of here!”

The man put pressure on her arm, urging her away, toward the door. “The orderly is coming with a gurney to get your friend, and he’ll take her out. Come with me. We have to take the stairs, and I’ll help you down them.” ….

….. He said, “I see an empty bench over there. Come on, I’ll get you seated, and then you’ll have to wait while I go help get the others out.”

She moved where he wanted her to, and then he let go of her and stepped away.

Cecelia turned her head right and then left, listening. The only thing she heard was traffic.
Where am I? Where did he go? And where was that bench he was talking about?

She reached out her hands and found only air.

Now what?

She needed her cane. And it was too quiet here. There were no people that she could hear. There was only traffic.

“Hello?” she called, not even knowing the doctor’s name.

In their hurry to get out of the building, she hadn’t thought to ask.

No one answered, but a vehicle pulled up near her. She reached out with her foot, trying to feel where the curb was, as the vehicle sounded close.

Someone stepped behind her. Suddenly, a man’s hand was on her mouth ……

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About the Author:

Author Debra Parmley believes "Every day we are alive is a beautiful day," and she likes to give her readers and her story people a story with a happy ending.

An Air Force veteran's wife, Debra is most known for writing military romantic suspense. She also writes contemporary romance, historical romance, dystopian romance, holiday romance, fairy tales, fantasy, and poetry. All of her stories contain some element of suspense.

Founder of Shimmy Mob Memphis, a chapter of Shimmy Mob international, an organization that raises funds for local domestic abuse shelters around the world, Debra is a retired belly dancer. Several of her books feature belly dancer heroines.

A world traveler, Debra often brings home folk tales and music from countries she has visited and has sold travel and set foot in over thirteen countries. She married her high sweetheart, whom she asked out after a five-dollar bet, and she and her husband, after living in five states with two sons, have lived for over 23 years just outside Memphis, TN.

Five of her favorite things are shooting primitive archery with her Mongolian horse bow, shooting long guns, shooting pool, walking on a sandy beach, and hearing from her readers. Each card and letter is a joyful treasure, like finding that perfect shell on the beach.


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Giveaway: 
I’m giving away one eBook of your choice from my books in the Brotherhood Protectors Series (Elle James world) to one lucky winner.

Giveaway ends 11:59 pm EST September 20th.
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11 comments:

  1. I love Elle James and this series. The Brotherhood series is one of my favorites. You are a new to me author and would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Elle is a dear friend and I have love writing in her series. I'm happy to meet you and hope you will enjoy the book! And you are quite welcome1

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  2. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Sounds like a good series. Women who have been abused need a lot of understanding and encouragement so they can succeed in their recovery. Sadly it is not often available. They are either too ashamed to as for help or feel too guilty to ask for it because they have been beaten down enough to believe it was their fault. Attacks are one thing. Those who have been slowly drawn in to an abusive relationship need to be worked with differently. Cecelia's situation (and some others) is a bit difference because of her blindness. She will never not be dependent upon others to some degree, so her security and confidence will be hard to establish and her trust even harder. I am interested in finding out more about the Triple C and their program in addition to the romance.

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  4. Thank you. Yes, Patricia this is one reason I have worked with Shimmy Mob to raise funds and awareness for our local domestic abuse shelters, to help women get help and become empowered. This work truly saves lives. It's also one reason I enjoy writing the Three C's stories. Because stories can help as well. Each story features a different heroine and their stories are as individual as the women themselves. If I had my way, there would be a real Triple C program and every woman would get help, understanding, encouragement and love. To move from victim to survivor to thriver is an amazing thing to witness. The real stories of women I know aren't ones I can tell, but I can write fictional ones and hope that encourages others to know they too can become empowered, free and thrive.

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  6. Congratulations Patricia B! I just saw that you won a copy of Blind Trust and I will get your book out to you today. :-)

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    1. Debra, Thank you so much. I look forward to reading it.

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