Today I am honored to Blog It Forward with this spotlight of Author Shelly Arkon who blogs @ Secondhand Shoes
"Wife. Mother of five grown daughters and two dogs, Honey Bear and Sir Poops-A-Lot. Hairdresser at forty hours a week. An author the rest of the time. Finished novel, Secondhand Shoes. Currently, you can find it on Amazon, in paperback only. I went Indie, folks. Working on a series now. White Trash and Pill Heads. Title, subject to change. Member of Florida Writer's Association, Community Writer's Digest, and Writers of Mass Distraction. And, feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Oh, and did I mention, I'm the Frag Queen."
I have read her book Secondhand Shoes and loved it. Shelly is currently working on her next book, Killer Stiletto's of this series. I can't wait! I have been reading Shelly's Blog since 2011 which was my first A-Z Blog Challenge. Shelly is also one of the first who followed my blog way back then. Here is her book teaser from Secondhand Shoes...
Today is November 14, 1983. One day ago I married, Max Butz . My mom’s choice, including the wedding dress and secondhand bridal shoes (the shoes are a half-size too small). A bargain for her and a total throat-gagging experience for me. My wedding day should’ve been with Julio Velasquez. Mom made sure I broke up with him at the beginning of summer, and hooked me up with Max right away through one of her Tupperware parties.
I should’ve taken Cynthia’s advise ( she’s my best friend). Run away the night before the wedding, and hide in her parents’ beach house, stay there for a couple weeks. You know, wait until mom cooled off ---she’s rather frightening when she doesn’t get her way. Too late now.
Mom thinks I’m crazy because I can see dead people and have conversations with them. She doesn’t believe I’ve got a gift. Sometimes I’m not sure myself but Gram believes me.
Speaking of Gram, thank God, she’s with me. In spirit, that is. She died right before Julio and I broke up. She understood our love. Still does.
Anyway, Gram convinced me to grab the wedding cash Max and me got in gifts at the reception---stuffed it into my bra. She helped me escape out a diner’s bathroom window---off I 75, somewhere a little south of Orlando. Can’t believe I did that still in my wedding dress and these awful bridal shoes, three inch stilts, I swear. I followed her bird friend, a hawk, (she loves all birds and they listen to her, too) into the woods but Max caught up with me. Good thing I had mace in my evening bag. Sprayed him a good one, right into his eyeballs. Boy! He’s mad now, and more so because I’ve stolen his car from a McDonald’s parking lot and stuffed nails in his creepy friend, Coon’s monster trucks tires.
And then there’s Max’s friend Vinny. He wants payment for something and seems to think he can get it from me…anyway he can… if you know what I mean.
Oh, and I can’t forget Cockroach. He’s just totally grody. I really think he’s part bug. He likes he’d like to torture me or something.
And at this very moment, I’m at a Motel 6 trying to figure out my next move. You see, I discovered cocaine and guns in the trunk of Max’s car. So I know they’ll be looking for me. I mean, they did chase me until the trucks tires blew out.
Like I said, it’s a good thing Gram’s with me.
Until tomorrow. If I actually make it to see tomorrow.
I am a reader of books in the romance and erotic romance genres. This was the first paranormal romance that I have ever read. The story is loaded with with action and adventure. An easy read. I started reading it on a Friday afternoon and was finished on Saturday because I didn't want to put it down! If this post sounds like I am pimping out her book, well that is because I am!!!!
Shelly also blogs @ Two Furpeeps And A Writer a blog with adventures from her beloved fur babies Hairball and Sir Poops A-Lot. I hope you will stop by her blogs today and check it out. Hugs and lots of chocolate back at'cha Shelly!!!! Her book, Secondhand Shoes is available on Amazon.com
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