Thursday, April 25, 2019


Kira: I’m Kira Summers and my brother Michael and I were raised by our Aunt June after our ne’er-do-well Dad left us on her doorstep when we were in middle school. Michael took care of me and dragged me to the church youth group because he could make friends with anyone. I remember being angry most of the time, but I didn’t know why or at who.

Lukas: I’m Lukas Tanner and Michael was my best friend. We went through school together; getting in trouble, driving fast cars, and pulling crazy stunts. I noticed Kira straight away when he brought her out to youth group. She liked to dye her hair green and blue and wore black skinny jeans. Once she learned to drive, she’d race us out on Jefferson Road after school.

Kira: I couldn’t believe it when Lukas Tanner, of all people, asked me out! He was the richest guy at school. His dad bought him a vintage ’67 Mustang for his 16th birthday, and he always sprung for everyone’s meals at our favourite fast food place after school. He ran for Class President and won. I have no idea what he saw in me back then, but I kept him on his toes! I loved beating him in drag races!

Lukas: Kira was–is–the smartest person I’ve ever met. She’d ace every science and math exam. I remember our guidance counsellor, Mrs. O’Grady talking to her about scholarships to university because she was number one in our graduating class. She doesn’t dress or act like it, but she is brilliant!

Kira: I love Lukas but he’s a perfectionist. His car is immaculate, his clothes are perfect, everything must be “just so” or he gets upset. It’s his one flaw, but he’s such a great guy I try to overlook it. He’s smart and funny and doesn’t care I don’t come from money like he does. I know his father doesn’t approve of me and wants him to date girls in his “social sphere”. Lukas just laughs at him.

Lukas: We got into the same university! I was terrified we’d end up miles apart because Kira got into all three schools she applied to and I only got into one, but we’re both accepted there, so it’s all good. When we graduate, I’m going to ask her to marry me!

Kira: A terrible, terrible thing happened to me last night. I can’t get out of bed. I’m not turning on the lights. I need to be in darkness. Lukas has texted me fifteen times but I’m ignoring him. This is horrible… I can’t tell anyone… I’m so ashamed…

Lukas: I’m asking Kira to marry me tonight! I’ve got the dinner ordered at our favourite restaurant, there’s going to be a violinist playing, and the ring is perfect! Here she comes… she’s so beautiful, it takes my breath away. Her hair is glowing in the candlelight and her laugh! I love her laugh! “Kira, I love you. Will you marry me?”

Kira: My breath hitches in my chest and my vision tunnels into a pinpoint. I stagger as I get up from the chair, my hands out to ward off Lukas’s hand holding out a diamond solitaire. I turn and run away… out of the restaurant and away from Lukas, as fast as I can.

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My Story Genre:  Romantic Suspense

My Story Released:  December 4, 2018 

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The Author of My Story:    LAURIE WOOD

Laurie Wood is a military wife who’s lived across Canada and visited six of its ten provinces. She and her husband have raised two wonderful children with Down Syndrome to adulthood, and their son and daughter are a wonderful blessing to their lives. Over the years, Laurie’s books have finaled in prestigious contests such as the Daphne du Maurier (twice), the TARA, the Jasmine, and the Genesis. Her family lives in central Canada with a menagerie of rescue dogs and cats. If the house were bigger, no doubt they’d have more.

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Beverly Varnado said...

So thankful to share our publisher, Anaiah Press and I'm excited about the wonderful success of Northern Deception!!! Such a compelling story line! Blessings, Beverly Varnado said...


Thanks for bringing Kira and Lukas by - this book is enticing me away from my work... will have to be my reward for finishing my goals for this week.

I hope you and your characters enjoy your time with!

Joy said...

Beverly Varnado;


Contact me ASAP please.

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