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Welcome to the Sizzling HOT Summer Reads Blog Hop and Kimber's Life. I'm so happy you stopped by.
My hubby's an outdoor lover so he especially loves the summer. I love it too but bright sun and pale skin don't actually mix so well. I try to keep up with him as long as I have my sunglasses, my sunscreen and any type of shade. (LOL)
Humidity is another factor that even he doesn't take so well. A few years back we were all set to get an in-ground swimming pool installed but a couple days after all the accessories had been decided upon, a freak storm appeared in PA and decided to flood us in a no flood zone. So needless to say, that squashed that idea at least for now.
We hope to move some day where we have some property and we don't live in town. This way my husband can have in own shooting range and I can have my in-ground swimming pool with no neighbors to bother us.
So until that I time I need to find other ways of filling my summer days. One is writing and the other is reading. My giveaway is for an ebook "Alpha" by Jasinda Wilder. This way I can send you a little heat to help fill your Summer days.
The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters. If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it? I did. The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: "belong." A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me." The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't. And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt." Would you have gotten in? I did. It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.
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