Monday, July 10, 2017

Life’s Unsung Heroes

Congratulations to "Jonetta A.", the winner in Sonya's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

For some people, life is about trying to keep their heads above water and sure enough, a wave always comes. These brave souls get back up, keep on trying, and keep on hoping. In the middle of their own struggle to survive, they reach out to help others.

Because people who know that life hurts usually have a whole lot of empathy. They’re first in line with a helping hand. They volunteer at soup kitchens, they feed the homeless, they donate to worthy charities. They give back in their communities over and over again in the middle of their own fear, anxiety and trouble.

They usually don’t have anything to give but themselves. They give, not out of abundance of money or material wealth but from a heart that’s so full it can’t help but overflow into the lives of their fellow man.

You won’t see these people featured on the covers of glossy magazines. They rarely get any recognition and they’re not looking for it, either. It’s enough for them to know they made a difference whether anyone else does or not.

When I wrote The Millionaire’s Temptation, I wanted to write about a different kind of heroine. One who’d known the harsher side of life. One who’d gone hungry. Had experienced homelessness as a child. One who knew what it was like to have an uncertain future. One who gave back, just like all the real life unsung heroes. 

The Millionaire’s Temptation

Holly Campbell is trying to turn her life around. But, to protect her younger brother, she has one last job to complete. All she needs to do is use her unique skills to break into the safe on a yacht—millionaire Jake Lawson’s yacht—a man Holly had a one-night stand with before she knew his true identity.

Jake knows Holly can’t be trusted. He believes she used the one night stand as a decoy to steal from his company and he knows she’s up to something again. Jake’s determined to figure out what and stop her. He won’t let her take anything from him, least of all his heart.


He’s lonely.  The thought hit her like a bolt of lightning. Maybe that’s why she felt drawn to him. Holly could understand lonely. Boy, could she ever. During the holidays it was more difficult to ignore, to pretend there wasn’t a gaping hole in her life. Maybe all the bustling people, the bright lights and good cheer of the season was what made the lonely harder to bear for him as well.

Tomorrow, she might be on the run again, but she would stick around for tonight and have a drink in the company of a good looking man. She didn’t know him well, but she sensed in him strength, courage and character. And if there was something she’d become good at over the years on the run, it was knowing who she could and couldn’t trust.

A few hours of conversation. One drink. She could handle that.

Jake Lawson knew the moment Holly decided to go with him. And he was glad. Tonight, he wanted to quiet the memories that were always so loud. The ones that had gutted him and left a hole in his heart that nothing would ever be able to repair.

Author Bio: 
Sonya Weiss is a freelance writer, ghostwriter and author. She's addicted to great books, good movies, and Italian chocolates.

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  1. Sounds good. I'm adding it to my TBR mountain :)


  2. Can't wait to read Holly and Jake's book.

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  3. Sounds like a great book, I"m going to be interested to read how it all plays out!

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  4. Yes, the excerpt has pulled me in. I want more.

    jonettaallen77 at yahoo dot com

  5. Memories that had gutted him? Would love to read how that happened and what he's doing about it.
    Real life unsung heroes? I am proud to know several.
    Italian chocolates? Never had them but would be willing to try, LOL!
    Maureen has my email address....

  6. I enjoyed what you shared... have my interest!

  7. Great excerpt

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  8. Enjoyed the excerpt.

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  9. interesting bio

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