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Red River Radio What’s Write for Me Invites You to the Tirgearr Birthday Bash!

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Join us LIVE on Wednesday, February 28 from 4-6 PM Eastern on Blog TalkRadio, or listen to the recording at your convenience.

It’s that time of year again, when we gather to celebrate the birthday of Tirgearr Publishing! The Ireland based company began on February 29 – since we don’t have those very often, we get as close as we may.

Join Christina and Dellani when they welcome Publisher Kemberlee Shortland to the show. Also on will be authors Sue Coletta, Susan Clayton-Goldner and Tegon Maus.

Authors will chat, and read from one (or possibly more) of their books. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to persuade Kemberlee to read, too!

Be sure to tune in for this fun filled show, and hear more about the Tirgearr Birthday Bash Celebration in March!

Hard to believe that it’s been six years since Tirgearr Publishing opened its doors. Brainchild of author Kemberlee Shortland, Tirgearr is an Irish press which produces predominantly e-books. I’ve been a happy member of Tirgearr since the fall of 2012 and am proud to still be part of this wonderful company. Guests on the show will be Author and Publisher Kemberlee Shortland, and authors.

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Kemberlee Shortland is the publisher as well as author of The Irish Pride Series, A B Cs of S-E-X, The Carmel Charmers Series and more. She will be on the show from start to finish and will be announcing the fun filled events for the Tirgearr Publishing, a Birthday Bash to remember!

Sue Coletta

Sue Coletta is the author of the mystery novels, Marred, and Cleaved. She will be on the show from 4:20 – 4:40 Eastern time.

susan clayton goldner

Susan Clayton-Goldner is the author of murder mysteries, Redemption Lake, A River of Silence, When Time is a River and A Bend in the Willow. She will be on the show from 4:40 – 5:00 Eastern time.

Tegon Maus

Tegon Maus author of fantasy novels, The Gift, Machines of the Little People, The Wishing Stone, Service Before Self, Bob, and My Grandfather’s Pants. He will be on the show from 5:00 to 5:20 Eastern time.

Join us LIVE on Wednesday, February 28 from 4-6 PM Eastern on Blog TalkRadio, or listen to the recording at your convenience.

Undercover Lover – Part 10

Unsure how her boss feels about Stan’s advance, Saige is somewhat surprised, but pleased, when Brodie kisses her too. She had no idea both men carried a secret torch.

 Brodie waited until Saige was inside before leaving. Saige wondered how bad his breakup with Amanda had been. He wasn’t like himself at all lately. He hardly ever joked, unless it was to impress a client. He was withdrawn and quiet most of the time, where before he’d always been funny and upbeat. That kiss was the most emotion he’d shown in weeks and she was worried about him.

“Have a good time?” Her mother was sitting up reading in the living room.

“I had a great time. You didn’t have to wait up for me.”

“I know, but I was anxious to hear about your not-date.”

“We had fun. We spent time with some friends from the office, danced and drank. It was great not to be sitting around feeling sorry for myself.”

“Did you kiss him?”

“Once. But it didn’t mean anything.”

“Does he think so too?”

Saige shrugged, flopping down on the couch next to her mother. “He said if I ever really wanted him, I could have him. But we both know we’re not supposed to be together. I’ve got Ben and Brodie’s still looking for his soul mate.”

“You’ve got it all figured out, I see.”

“Not really, but I want to give Ben the chance. Brodie’s a great guy, but don’t worry. It’s not going anywhere.”

“What if you didn’t have Ben?”

“Then I’d be all over him like fleas on a dog. Mom, he’s really incredible. I could fall hard for a man like Brodie.”

“Ben called three times while you were gone.”

“He did?” She tried not to sound too anxious.

“Yes. He demanded to know where you were.”

“And?”

“And I told him I had no idea. Which was true, you didn’t tell me where you were going.”

“True. I didn’t know until we got there.”

“He asked me who you were with.”

“Oh, what did you tell him?”

“Friends from work. He seemed very anxious to know all their names. I didn’t tell him. Let him stew. And don’t you dare talk to him.”

“I’ve already made that promise to three people tonight. I won’t talk to him yet.”

“Keep that in mind, young lady.”

“Yes, ma’am. Goodnight, Mom.”

“Night, honey.”

The next morning, Saige woke with the sun. Not so much because she liked being an early riser, but her room faced east and she had forgotten to shut the upper blinds on the floor

to ceiling windows. Stumbling to the lines, she nearly blinded herself trying to close them while half asleep.

Once they were shut, she went to the bathroom and fell back in bed with a pillow over hear head. She couldn’t go back to sleep no matter how tired she was. Used to rising early, she couldn’t seem to find a comfortable spot in the unfamiliar bed. Instead of fighting it, she got up and got dressed in an overlarge, cable knit sweater and soft, loose fitting slacks.

She fixed a pot of coffee and warmed up a roll her mother had frozen. She took her simple breakfast onto the deck on the roof that overlooked the water. She was still out there an hour later when her phone rang. It was Brodie.

“Hi there,” she answered brightly.

“Not hungover, I hope.”

“Nope. I tried to sleep in but couldn’t. Damn sun.” She giggled happily.

“God, you’re chipper this morning. Are you always this perky before ten o’clock?”

“Unfortunately.”

“Ugh. So I guess you’ve already eaten?”

“Not a lot, just coffee and a roll. Why?”

“I’m inviting you to breakfast. A girl’s got to eat.”

“I’d love to go to breakfast with you. How soon do I need to be ready and what am I supposed to wear?”

He chuckled, rubbing sleep from his eyes. “I’ll be there in thirty minutes and wear something comfortable yet classic. A sweater and slacks is fine.”

She changed her sweater to one that didn’t come down to her knees, wrote her mother a note and was ready when Brodie arrived.

“I left a note for my mom so she won’t worry.”

“Good morning,” he said with a grin as he helped her with the belt. “I’m going to put a GPS on this damn thing one of these days,” he muttered, fumbling with the belt.

He tugged and jerked on the strap, accidentally brushing her breast. Looking terribly embarrassed, he handed her the metal tab so she could fasten it.

“You’re very pretty this morning. Hell, you’re pretty every morning,” he practically moaned. “I wish I had you to wake up to. It wouldn’t suck so bad.”

© 2012 Dellani Oakes