This is one of those projects that started with a scene that kept replaying in my head. What would you do if you saw someone you used to know in high school making a secret agent-style handoff on campus? Warn them that your brother’s unit is about to start cracking down on drugs on campus? Or mind your own business and continue on your way?
Life & Being
A 007-style handoff between a girl he knew in high school and the college’s star football player catches Sanford Camden’s eye. He almost wishes it hadn’t. Almost.
Despite the fact that he hasn’t spoken to Dahlia Carter since they graduated high school two years ago, he rushes to catch up with her, warn her the local police are watching the campus. Unfortunately, his warning isn’t received very well. Insulted that he thinks she’s a drug dealer, Dahlia storms away. That should be the end of it. Move on. For some reason Sanford can’t quite explain, it’s not the end. It’s only the beginning.
Dahlia can’t decide whether Sanford is simply as weird as his mannequin parents, or if he’s not quite all there. Neither option explains him showing up at a party she’s working to basically stalk her and hurl questions. Of course, her grabbing him and locking lips just to piss off the skanky girl hounding him doesn’t make a lot of sense either. It puts everything at risk, in fact. If her dad ever finds out…about any of her extracurricular activities…she won’t have to worry about Lillian Devry scratching her eyes out. Her dad will kill her first.
An insane father seems like the biggest stumbling block to Dahlia’s freedom, until long-hidden secrets begin bubbling to the surface, and what once seemed like paranoid delusions become threats to her life neither Dahlia nor Sanford are prepared to fight.
Life & Being is available now on Kindle and is coming soon to other retailers.