For me, growing up wasn't about privileged. I lived in a blue collar home in a large family (5 kids-two adults). No maids unless you counted us. We washed dishes by hand. Yep, no dishwasher either. Luckily we did have a washer and dryer but often Mom wanted the clothes hung out to dry.
I'm not complaining about my life. It was pretty cool. We spent the days across the street in the quarries playing Charlies Angels or house. We raked leaves and jumped in them and caught fireflies. For all that we lacked in money, we more than made up for in love.
In Overcast, Alec has money and a big house. He has a housekeeper, Hanna, but not the fun times I did... Here's an excerpt....
My breath fogged the glass as I sat as straight as I could to see out the car window. I wiped it with my scarf and kept looking.
Hanna pulled up to a stop sign. The only building not covered in Christmas lights was the church on the corner. The church did have lights, though. They sat under the craggy trees and splashed light up the uneven surface of the stone walls.
A mom and dad were holding a little girl’s hands while she stared up at the church, at the tower thing that held the bell. Her long, dark, wavy hair fell down her back from under her knit hat. Her hair was shiny, like the ripple of a stream in the moonlight. It was prettier than all the lights.
Hanna turned the corner, and I watched, twisted in my seat, until the little girl was gone.
“So,” Hanna said, “I hear you got an award today. What was it for?”
When I didn’t answer, still trying to see the little girl, Hanna looked at me in the rearview mirror. “Alec, dear?”
I slumped back into my seat. “I turned in the most book reports.”
Overcast is the third book in the Taken Series by MS Kaye but is a prequel where we get to know Alec and the boy he was before he became the man...
Alec Kaden is the son of organized crime. But that’s not what causes him to be cold, and anger to crawl up his spine. He trusts his father’s judgment—his mother’s death in childbirth was his fault. Only one person can calm the monster inside him, but he will not allow her to know him, to see through him and find the darkness lurking behind his detachment. Will he forever remain her invisible protector?
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M.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.
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Other books by M.S. Kaye
Kindling the Past
Endless as the Rain, book one of the Taken series
Overcast, prequel to the Taken series
Echo Through the Mist, book two of the Taken series
Strong as Death, book one of the Born from Death series
Awaken from Death, book two of the Born from Death series
Once, book one of the Once series
Once & Again, book two of the Once series
Once & Forever , book three of the Once series
Musings from Michigan