BOY IN A BAND EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY
“Mathew, he always likes a crowd,” she said with a smirk.
“You mean the girls,” I called.
Yes he does, the crowd and the girls, the center of attention, the leader of the band. Emily had been around the band for years and knew more than I cared to know I was sure. When he finally made his way back, he brought another glass of wine with him. We all sort of shout-talked, and then he was off again, working the crowd.
“Where is the restroom?” I asked, leaning over to Emily.
She pointed across the room.
“The hall just below that neon sign.”
I wound my way through the crowd to the hall. I walked down the narrow space, people brushing past me as they exited. His back was to me, and I could see the blonde’s face that he was talking to. Pretty. He was leaning against the wall, facing her, almost blocking her path. I walked by and turned around, he had the lazy sexy grin on face. My heart froze as I stared at him. He pushed himself upright and his grin faded. I shoved through the door into the bathroom and could feel the blood drain from my face. When I came out, she was gone and Mathew was waiting.
“Are you having fun?” he asked, putting his arm around me, like nothing had happened.
I looked at his beautiful face, and it hit me like a freight train. I finally recognized what had been holding me back. The little piece I hadn’t been able to put my finger on. I could deal with his insecurities. I was pretty confident I could handle the alcohol and drug issues. What I couldn’t handle was the girl thing. I realized in that instant that it would never change. It would never be him and me alone. I couldn’t shut us off from the world forever, and in the world there would always be girls coming onto him. He liked it. We might work for a while, maybe even a long while, but at some point he would stray.
Boy in a Band by Lisa LoomisSeries: Morgan Mallory #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on July 1, 2018
Librarian Note: This is the updated cover for ISBN 1478147857
Living on a quiet dead-end street Morgan Mallory is like any other thirteen-year-old girl growing up in a progressive time full of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. That is until one rainy night in a dark California neighborhood the lives of two young teens will be altered forever.
Morgan tagging along with her mother for a day is pressured to make one last stop at a friend’s house. Annoyed to be there in the first place Morgan is mortified when her mother’s friend, Ann, insists she met her son who is playing guitar in his room.
As Mathew O’Conner yanks open the door Morgan is completely taken aback by the blond haired, blue eyed, young man in front of her. When Ann leaves Morgan nervously standing in the hall alone Mathew invites Morgan in where he further mesmerizes her with the sound of his guitar. Completely and utterly unnerved by his stunning good looks and talent Morgan feels something she has never felt.
Is this her first innocent crush or something much bigger?
One thing is certain, this moment will send Morgan on an emotional journey she could have never anticipated.
Lisa Loomis was born in Oakland California and raised in San Jose until she was a sophomore in high school. Her father then took a job in the San Diego area where he moved the family to Escondido, California (or hickville as she called it). She finished high school at San Pasqual High then went to junior college at Palomar JC, ultimately graduating from San Diego State University with a BS in Finance.
Lisa started a career in mortgage banking in San Diego, California, briefly shifted to a corporate job as a territory sales representative, and then back to mortgage banking in 1996 when the family moved from the San Diego area to Park City, Utah. The move to Park City was prompted by a desire for a lifestyle change. Both she and her husband Dennis wanted to raise their two children in a smaller town environment that was still close to a large city.
In Park City, Lisa not only ran a mortgage branch but simultaneously helped Dennis run a successful construction company, Loomis Construction. Working full time, running a construction company in off hours, and raising two children was never easy but Lisa seemed to handle it all pretty well until the financial meltdown of 2008. That is when the wheels came off…completely.
Finding both her career in mortgage banking and the family business almost vanish overnight Lisa went back to a passion she’s always had, writing. It took Lisa almost four years to write “Boy In A Band”, stopping and starting, telling herself she couldn’t write a book. Once it was written Lisa foolishly thought the hard part was finished. In the last ten years, Lisa has continued to help her husband with their construction business as well as spends time writing.
Lisa’s currently lives and writes in Park City, Utah. She has been married for twenty-nine years and enjoys spending time with their grown children who live in Salt Lake City. You can find her self-published books on Amazon.
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