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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Blurp: Southern Attraction

Hello everyone.  My book: Southern Attraction will be released shortly, so I thought I would fill you in on what it is about.  Southern Attraction is a young adult romance book about a girl who loses her parents and is forced to live with a redneck uncle from Alabama. There she has to choose between two young men that she likes. Will she choose true love or a lifestyle that she is accustomed to.


Heather has everything she ever wanted; money, clothes, friends, popularity and parents that adored her. Until one terrible day, she loses it all. She is uprooted from a place she loves to a small town in Alabama with a uncle she doesn’t know. The small town of Huckleburg was nothing like Manhattan. Country rednecks owned the town and no one accepted Yankees from New York. Heather didn’t think things could get worse until a tornado comes and blast through the small town. Heather has to lose herself to rediscover what life is all about. She meets two guys that she can’t decide between who she really wants. Join Heather as she discovers that there is more to life than money and fame. Will Heather ever fit in and find true love or will she stay an outsider living in the south.



Heather Brandon had everything a girl could ever want. She was the head cheerleader and very popular. Also, she had parents that adored her. She was in her senior year of high school, and the school year was just beginning. Football season was starting soon, and Heather loved cheering for the Manhattan Tigers.

Eyes turned as Heather came driving up in her 2013 red SS Camaro with polished rims, ground effects and customized T tops. Mike Brandon spared no expense when it came to the luxuries he provided for his only daughter. She was self centered and the envy of everyone at her school. She was beautiful and fit. She had long brown hair, and she had curves in all the right places. When she spoke, everyone turned to hear what she had to say. That’s how nice it was to be Heather; a highly regarded girl which had the attention of all of her peers.

Then came the day when Heather was summoned to the principal’s office. She was sitting in class surrounded by several of her friends when the puzzling call came. Heather couldn’t imagine getting in trouble because she was loved by all her teachers. She had never been sent to the principal’s office before, and she was a little worried about what was going on. As she walked to the front office several thoughts came to her about why she was being called to the office. When she opened up the office door, she saw two police officers standing in the doorway.

“Mr. Pace, is anything wrong?” she inquired as she stuck her head in the doorway.

“Sit down Miss Brandon, I have something to tell you,” Mr. Pace replied. Heather walked between two tall cops that had their arms crossed, and they had sunglasses on their faces.

Heather sat down and asked, “Sir I haven’t been speeding or anything have I?”

“No, Miss Brandon, this is a little more troubling than that. I don’t know how to tell you this; Today your mother and father were on their way to your dad’s office when they were hit by a drunk driver,” Mr. Pace replied.

Heather was horrified by the news that she heard. She stood in silence unable to speak.

Mr. Pace struggled to finish telling Heather the news. “Miss Brandon, they didn’t make it. I’m so sorry,” he said. Heather couldn’t believe her ears. She was stunned and shocked that her beloved mother and father could have died. Tears flowed down her face, and she sobbed uncontrollably while Mr. Pace tried to comfort her. “Heather, these two police officers need to take you to identify your parents bodies.” Heather looked up at Mr. Pace with horror in her eyes. She couldn’t believe what she heard. She didn’t know if she would be able to do this horrible task. The thought of looking at her parents’ dead bodies made her cry more.

After a few moments Mr. Pace helped her to her feet, and then the law enforcers escorted her down to their police car.

“What about my car, why can’t I drive my car?” she asked the officer who was walking beside her.

“No miss, we will bring you back to your car later. You are in no condition to drive right now,” the cop replied.

Heather slid inside the opened police car and the policemen shut the door behind her. The ride to the morgue felt like the longest ride of her life. Heather couldn’t stop thinking about her parents and all the times they spent together. Heather recollected saying goodbye that morning to her mother as she gave her a kiss on the cheek. Her father was still getting dressed upstairs when she left that morning, so she wasn’t able to tell him goodbye.

Heather’s parents meant the whole world to her and she knew that they loved her too. Her parents treated her like a queen and gave her everything that she ever asked for. They attended all the football games that she cheered at. Her dad was the one who escorted her to the field when she was crowned Homecoming Queen. Her mother took time to iron her clothes, clean her room, and helped her get dressed every morning before school.

She wondered what was going to happen to her now that her parent were gone.

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