Sunday, December 30, 2012

In His World 5 - The Conclusion Now Available





Book 5, also the Final book of the In His World Series, is now available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Kobobooks.com, and Smashwords.com (available soon on iTunes as well).

Whew! It seems my publisher actually pushed the books through before the December deadline. :)

Please read and let me know what you think, thank you! XOXO


In His World 5





On Sale for $2.99 USD

In His World 5 - The Conclusion.

Alice has lost everyone.

Her mother is gone. Her best friend is fighting for her life.

Above all, in her greatest time of need, the love of her life, billionaire Gordon Phillips, is nowhere to be found.

She has lost everyone. She has lost everything.

Alice is now all alone, all alone in this world...

How can life be so unfair? How can love be so cruel?

Is there still a chance for Alice and Gordon?

Can Alice survive her love for the billionaire Gordon Phillips?


PREVIEW:


Chapter 1




In a remote corner of the hospital, there sat Alice. Alone and in despair, Alice had lost the ability to feel anymore.



No one had come to talk to her. No one cared. She was just some woman sitting alone on the cold hospital floor.



To the outside world, Alice was just another grieving family member. To Alice, the outside world was just a passing blur.



Time had the ability to transform despair into guilt. Minutes passed. Hours had gone by. Lily was still in surgery and Alice's mother was still missing.



It's all my fault!



I got them into this!



Alice bit on her lips hard. She thought she tasted some blood.



Who am I to dream?



I am just a plaything for Gordon.



Eva was right, he would never fall for me.



We are like bugs in their eyes. They can crush our hearts and lives all too easily.



Dear God, please just let me go back to the way it was before.



I don't need anyone else. I just want my mom back...



Alice clenched hard on the cell phone Gordon had given her, a drop of tear landed on the phone.



Alice wanted to hold on.



She really really did.



But the harsh realities left her with no choice but to let go.



Alice closed her eyes; she allowed her last drop of tear to fall and to land on the cell phone.



Goodbye Gordon, Alice could almost hear the whisper of her inner voice...



Chapter 2




"Buzz..."



Suddenly, Alice's fingers twitched.



"Ring..."



The annoying sound of the cell phone demanded immediate attention.



The cell phone Alice got from Gordon had suddenly come alive. Someone was trying to reach Alice.



Could it be from Gordon?



The caller ID yielded no useful information.



The phone call stunned Alice. She allowed the phone to ring for a couple more times.



She had already given up hope. It would be hard for anyone to just shift her mood around so quickly and so easily.



But, what if it is from Gordon?



What if he has come to my rescue after all?



The flame of hope burned brightly again inside Alice.



As it turned out, the ember of love and hope was always there.



Alice looked at the phone.



She smiled. She was sure the phone call was from Gordon.



Better late than never.



Oh Gordon!



Alice felt relieved.



She laughed.



Alice's smiles turned into relief laughter.



There were also tears in her eyes.



Thank God, Alice was alone by herself. The onlookers surely would have thought Alice was a crazy woman. One minute she was crying as though the world had just ended. The next minute she acted as though she was the happiest woman in the universe.



Alice picked up the phone call. She could not wait to hear Gordon's sweet voice again.



"Alice Jennings, what are you willing to give up so you can get your mother back?" The voice was slow and deliberate. It was also a man's voice.



"What?!



Gordon?"



"Alice Jennings, we have your mother. What are you willing to give up so you can get her back?"



It's definitely not Gordon. Alice almost dropped the phone. It was from her mother's kidnappers.



A chill just went up Alice's spine. The harsh reality just became harsher.



Calm down Alice. Think.



What should I do?



What can I do to get my mom back?



Alice glanced around the hospital hallway, hoping to see the sheriff.



"Do you want your mother back or not?"



"Yes, yes I do!"



"Then you will do exactly as I say. Right now, you are the only one who can help your mother. Do exactly as I say; then we'll let your mother go."



"Wait, I need to know she's ok."



"She's ok, for now."



"No! Put her on the phone. I need to speak to her."



"You don't need to speak to her. We'll take you to her. Go to the corner of Cedar and Lake Street. Be there in exactly five minutes. Come alone."



"Wait!"



Alice tried to find out more; but the phone went silent.



Who are these people?



Do they work for Eva Lancaster?



Did they stage the traffic accident?



How do they know I survived the accident?



Are they watching me right now?



He said they would take me to my mom. So maybe it is me they want after all...



What can I do?



Five minutes...



There's hardly enough time!



Oh Dear God, what should I do!



I can't even go to the police...



Before, time passed like a blur. Now, Alice did not even have a second to waste.



She had to make a decision and she had to make it now.


In His World 5 - The Conclusion. Now available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Kobo, and Smashwords.com

Friday, December 7, 2012

Some news & thoughts on In His World 5

Hi my dearest reader!

Wow, there are quite I few things I would like to tell you... but where do I start...?

Ok, let me start by letting you know In His World 5 - the Conclusion to In His World series should be out no later than sometime in January 2013.I will do another post when it's near completion.

I just want to give all my readers heartfelt thanks.  All your reviews and comments have really touched me. You guys are the best. You make writing the stories all worth it for me!  Mwah!

I am keenly aware that Books 1 & 2 had different editing and writing styles when compared to Books 3 & 4. That's why I have re-written Books 1 & 2 and submitted them to my new editor for Books 3 & 4. My publisher just informed me the revised versions of Books 1 & 2 are now available. The storylines are still the same; but I think the revisions make both parts even hotter. Please read them and let me know what you think. :)

Now that the revisions for Books 1 & 2 are out of the way, I am going to concentrate on writing Book 5. While I will try to get it out in December, January 2013 seems more realistic. 

At this point, I must confess something...
If after reading Book 4, you sense that there's more to Eva & Gordon's background story; then you are right. I live and work in NYC. The nature of my "regular job" is to interact with people from all over the world. They love telling me their stories and I love listening to them. Let's just say the part about Eva & Gordon is based on something that's not entirely made up...

Life is about experiencing the stories and collecting the memories... Love is the most enduring and unsolvable equation in the universe...

Alice, Gordon, and Eva. 

Can this equation ever be solved? Will the answers satisfy the questions?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

In His World Four (4) Now Available

In His World 4

In His World 4 is now available for sale on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com (available soon on kobobooks.com as well).



In His World 4




On Sale for $2.99 USD



As the black SUV carries Alice away from Gordon, her fate becomes uncertain. 

Alice is not the only person in love with the handsome and powerful billionaire Gordon Phillips.

Does Alice stand a chance competing against Gordon's beautiful and formidable fiancée and business partner Eva Lancaster?

True Love, what is it and what is it worth?

How far are you willing to go in order to get it?

Length: approx. 13,500 words.



Excerpt:



Chapter 1


The night was silent; the black SUV continued carrying Alice toward an unknown destination.

Alice was quiet. She had stopped sobbing. Her tears dried up. She looked out the car seat window and saw the distant twinkling of the city lights.

She fell back into her seat. She closed her eyes. The sights had been too unbearable for her.

She did not speak at all. The black SUV drove on. No one knew what Alice was really thinking about.

Not even Alice herself knew what she was really thinking about...

Finally, the black SUV stopped.

Someone opened the backseat door.

"Miss Jennings, we are here."

Where? Alice reluctantly came back to reality.

"Here's your ticket and your travel documents. Please follow this flight attendant to your seat." One of the bodyguards handed Alice a small pile of folded papers.

Determined to be brave, Alice stepped out of the black SUV.

"Please follow me." A smiling female flight attendant was waiting for her.

Alice turned around to look at the bodyguard. He looked like a stone statue and stood between Alice and the limo.

Alice sighed. She knew immediately what was going on.

She was being escorted to the airport and she now had no choice but to board the flight home, alone.

There was no sense protesting anymore. Alice quietly and with dignity boarded the airplane.

Her ticket entitled her to a seat in the First Class. Alice was lead to her seat. She sat down quietly. There were only a few other passengers in the First Class section.

The flight attendant came back and brought Alice a glass of wine. Alice took a sip from the glass.

I wonder if Gordon knows where I am right now? Her thought inevitably turned to Gordon.

Is it possible?

Is it possible Gordon wanted to get rid of me?

No, it can't be! Not after all we have been through.

Alice refused to believe Gordon had anything to do with her current situation.

But, what am I supposed to do?

Will I be able to see Gordon once I am back in New York City?

Who's behind all this?

Miss Lancaster?

She is Gordon's fiancée... Alice grudgingly reminded herself...

Gordon, oh Gordon... Alice wondered how she should handle herself in front of Gordon and Miss Lancaster...

No, I will not give up.

I will not give up without a fight!

I will give us a fighting chance, but just only one chance...

She could still recall vividly as Gordon stepped into that other black SUV with Miss Lancaster.

No, I am not going to beg or even lose a thread of my dignity.

If we are meant for each other; then we will be together no matter what.

But maybe...

Alice sighed.

Maybe she is a better match for Gordon?

If Gordon chooses her then I'll wish them the best...

Sadness started to fill up in Alice's heart again. She had to interrupt her thoughts and turned her face away.

Alice took another sip from her wine glass. She took a deep breath and recomposed herself.

"This is your captain speaking. Thank you for your patience. We should be taking off shortly."

Alice strapped herself in. Although she was leaving Hong Kong alone and without Gordon, something told her she would be reunited with Gordon again soon.

Trying to fill her head with happy thoughts, Alice was ready to go home.

The body of the airplane started to come alive. The jet engines began to purr. These were the sounds of a commercial jumbo jet getting ready for the runway.

The warm-up process should only take a few minutes. All the passengers were ready and eager for the take off.

The sounds of the turbine engines grew louder and louder. The airplane began to vibrate a little. Alice closed her eyes. She knew the take off was one of the most dangerous parts of the flight.

All of a sudden, all activities stopped.

The engines became silent. The vibrations ceased. It felt like the airplane had suddenly died.

Immediately, the feelings of anxiety and bewilderment broke out among the passengers.

"Buzz..." Sounds of white noise could be heard coming through the cabin speaker.

"Uh... Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain again. We are currently being held by the ground control."

"Please remain seated until further notice."

"Thank you for your cooperation."

Still seated and strapped, Alice leaned her body forward to have a look around. Other passengers were doing the same things as well. Everyone was as bewildered as she was.

Alice saw two male flight attendants walking toward the first class cabin. They stopped at the class divider.

Alice overheard the passengers behind her. They speculated the sudden delay to be the result of a possible last minute mechanical inspection or something of that nature. Either way, it did not feel like anything serious and they should be on their way soon.

Feeling the delay was probably just a minor annoyance, Alice closed her eyes. She leaned back and made herself comfortable. She was trying to fantasize a happy reunion scene for her and Gordon.

Will he be happy to see me?

Of course he will! Alice was certain Gordon would be on her side.

Will he take me into his arms right away?

Maybe I should play a little hard to get...

Alice began to lose herself in her thoughts again.

"Miss Jennings, Miss Jennings." A female voice was calling for Alice. She also felt someone was shaking on her shoulder.

Alice opened her eye. She saw the face of a female flight attendant trying to get her attention.

"Yes?" Alice answered.

Immediately the female flight attendant got pushed aside. A large Chinese man in dark clothes forcibly stepped forward and rushed next to Alice.

Alice was startled. She almost jumped up from her seat. She had no clue what was happening.

Without saying a word, the man swiftly put something cold and hard over both of Alice's wrists. He unbuckled her seat straps, grabbed her by the shoulders, and stood her up.

"Alice Jennings, you are under arrest for having committed crimes against the People of China."

"What?!!!"

Alice could not believe what was happening. She looked down quickly and saw a pair of handcuffs on her wrists.

She rushed to her senses and tried to get a good look at the man who did that to her.

Oh God No! He is wearing a black uniform!

It looks like the same black uniform I saw back in the hospital!

Before Alice even had any chance to catch another glimpse, a hood was placed over her head.

A Chinese man wearing black uniform pulled her arms from the front while another one pushed her body from the back. They were rushing her out of the airplane.

"Where are you taking me? You can't do this! I am an American citizen!"

"Help! Will someone please help me!" Alice screamed desperately for help as she was being taken away by the Chinese secret police.

"My name is Alice Jennings. I am an American citizen. Someone please help me!" Alice screamed and shouted as the men pushed and pulled her through the airplane cabin.

No one came to her defense. No one said a word to the black uniforms. Even though she could not see, Alice could sense the passengers' impatience and curious stares. They all just wanted the airplane to take off as soon as possible. They were very apathetic to the entire situation.

It did not take long. The black uniform Chinese secret policemen took Alice out of the flight to New York City and pushed her into a prisoner transport van.

Alice heard the sounds of the doors being slammed shut behind her. Her heart sank.

She remembered what Inspector Kwan told her might happen if she had fallen into the hands of the black uniforms.

No, I don't want to die.
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Part 4 Now Available - Amazon.com - Barnesandnoble.com