Monday, August 22, 2011

Coming Home by Anna James

AUTHOR: Anna James

TITLE: Coming Home

GENRE: Contemporary Romance “R” heat rating

PUBLISHER: Melange-Books

PURCHASE: Here 

FORMAT: ebook  - pdf, print (Lulu)

***Ebook giveaway to commentor. Leave email addy. Will run for 1 week.***

BLURB:
Two years ago, Christine Kincaid found her sister, Andrea, in the arms of her fiancé, James Buchanan.  This after Andrea confessed to having an affair with James and being pregnant with his child. Distraught and wanting to escape the pain of James ’s betrayal, Christine fled her home, just outside of Washington D.C., to London, England, her birthplace.

As startling details of her parents’ tragic romance come to light, Christine now suspects she was deceived by Andrea and is determined to return home and win James back.  Only James seems to hate her now. She’d known that it wouldn’t be easy. She’d hurt him deeply by leaving. But she believed that somehow he’d forgive her and they would finally be together. Why did he have such a bad opinion of her? And what was she going to do to make him see that he was wrong?

James Buchanan was devastated when his fiancée deserted him. He had thought they would be together forever.  But he’d been wrong. Christine didn’t care about him. She didn’t care about anyone but herself. If she had, she’d never have left him to pursue her career.  But what really bothered him was how he’d been so wrong about her.  Christine had been sweet and loving to him, but the way she treated her sister was just awful. Andrea, who was alone and pregnant, had needed Christine’s love, understanding and support.  All Christine could do was condemn her for her mistakes and leave her to fend for herself.  How could he have ever loved someone who could treat her own sister that way? And what was he going to do now that she was back.

EXCERPT:
Prologue

The night security man greeted her warmly as Christine entered the building. She felt a pang of regret for not even acknowledging the man as she rushed past him on her way toward the row of elevators located at the far end of the lobby. She stabbed the call button and waited anxiously for the elevator to arrive. I need to speak to James now. I need him to reassure me that things Andrea said today are not true. James loves you, she told herself fiercely. Andrea is lying. She has to be.

All right, so things aren't that great between us right now, she acknowledged ruefully. They haven't been for a while. Not since that horrible argument between us after his trip to California. There's so much tension when we're together and James is so distant, downright cold at times. We haven't made love in weeks, her mind tormented further. It doesn't mean he's in love with Andrea, she denied furiously.

The elevator arrived and she stepped in. As it moved upward her mind drifted back to the conversation she'd had with Andrea, her sister, earlier that day. `He loves me now. You had your chance but you were too focused on your career... James is a fabulous lover. He made passionate love to me when we were at that conference in California, he couldn't help himself,' she had delighted in saying. James is the father of my baby.

No! Her mind screamed again in denial. Until you hear it straight from James you can't believe anything she says. You know she would do anything to split us up.

The elevator car stopped and the doors opened on the top floor. Christine took a deep breath and stepped out. James's office was just down the hall to the left.

She could hear muffled sounds coming from his office as she approached and paused just before she reached the door. Who was in there with him at this time of night? It was late; well after ten o'clock.

"Its okay, Andrea. Don't worry. Everything is going to be okay," he said.

Christine stepped into the open doorway and froze in horror. Andrea was in James' arms, sobbing. He was holding her—so close—she acknowledged painfully as tears welled in her eyes.

"I am not going to let you go through this alone. I'll be there for you every step of the way. You can count on me, Andrea. I promise."

"What about Christine?" Andrea cried.

"I will deal with Christine," James said with chilling finality, and then lifted Andrea's head from where it rested on his chest and gave her a gentle kiss. "I promise, Andrea. I will be there for you. I won't let you down."

Christine gasped. James looked up. Their eyes collided and Christine knew the truth. She turned and ran as if all the demons of hell chasing her.

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14 comments:

msmjb65 said...

Hi, Anna.
I haven't read any of your books, but this sounds like a heart wrencher! The sisters story imnmediately grabbed me as I have 2 sisters and when we were younger there was a bit of jealousy over guys and some, ahem, sneaking around. Sooo...I'd love to see how this story ends up!
MJB
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Jane said...

Hi Anna!

Congrats on your new release...This book sounds fantastic!

~Jane~
janewrites234@yahoo.com

Nay Nay said...

Hi Anna. The book sounds very good. Would love to have an opportunity to read one of your books, so thank you for the contest

reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)

Anonymous said...

Ah, sister rivalry. Would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Patricia
panthers.ravens@yahoo.com

Audra said...

I would love to find out how this story unfolds.
audie@wickerness.com

Anna James said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it!

Happy reading,

Anna

Cassie Exline said...

The excerpt caught my attention. I have to find out what happened. Great set up. This book is a must read.

Anna James said...

Hi Cassie,

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna

desitheblonde said...

hi i like the info and then the book sound great and will go viral
and the cover is super

Anna James said...

Hi Desitheblonde,

I'm hoping you're right and the book will go "viral"! Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Reading,

Anna

Cathy P said...

Hi, Andrea! I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of your books yet, but Coming Home sounds wonderful. Poor James and Christine, and rotten and sneaky Andrea... From reading the blurb, I have to have more. This will be a best seller.

SiriRani23 said...

Hi Andrea, I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of your novels yet. Coming Home sounds very intriguing. Poor James and Christine. It is sad that Andrea and James secretly slept together. It is also sad that Christine left Andrea when her sister needed her the most. This book will def. be a best seller. The sisters story def. caught my eye b/c I am the oldest of two sisters and I can relate to the jealousy and estrogen issues that sisters have. Congrats on writing a great book. I can't wait to read what heppens next. By the way have you written any historical romance novels? That genre is one of my all time favs.
Sirisha Nandini Jala
sjala@students.kennesaw.edu

kissablesweet1 said...

This sounds like a MUST READ!! I can't wait to find out more of the story. Thanks for sharing with us.

macladie25 at Yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Hello Anna!! Congrats on your newest release!! I cannot wait to read it. I really hope you pick me!! Have an AWESOME Labor Day weekend!!

--Drew G.
agrigaliunas@yahoo.com