My life never held a trace of hope.
Convicted at birth to serve a life sentence of injustice, I fought a battle for happiness that I couldn’t afford. That I couldn’t win.
My world was full of hatred and danger at every turn, I was married to a criminal after all. There was a time when my heart was consumed with the love I felt for Harlan. But once we’d lost our luster, I realized Harlan made my already painful life more difficult.
When I was offered the opportunity to become a confidential informant for the FBI, I voraciously agreed. It was my only way out of the destitute life that broke me down inside and out.
He would save me. Protect me from the affliction of which I suffered.
He made promises he couldn’t keep, and I believed his every word.
Trusting that his protection would be enough when it wasn’t.
Falling in love is supposed to be beautiful…uninhibited.
If I’ve learned anything in my short life, it’s that love is the biggest failure one can experience. Love is raw and reckless. Once your heart grows weak, love will deliver the final blow and leave you completely shattered.
Releasing in the Love, Lies, & Crime ANTHOLOGY November 7th
What if you were given free reign to break the law…to commit a crime? Would you be brave enough to do it?
Eleven writers will plot and weave stories of love, lies, and crime. You will want to buckle up and prepare for the ride. These deliciously twisted minds will serve you stories not apt for the faint of heart. You will sit on the edge of your seat gasping, sighing, laughing and crying page after page…
Will darkness defeat the light, or will gunpowder, switchblades and bloodshed reign?
Read eleven bone-chillingly twisted, and provocative stories penned by twelve brilliant masterminds of crime.
They’re waiting. Are you ready?
Participating Authors: Freya Barker Kimberly Blalock, Danielle Jamie, Katheryn Kiden, Addison Kline, Jesse Lorenzo, Imy Santiago, Courtney Shockey, Madison Street, Melissa Toppen, and Silla Webb
Foreword by Sarah M. Cradit
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery/Thriller
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Covered in Coal (Buried Secrets #1)
Title: Covered in Coal (Buried Secrets #1)
Release Day: March 17, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Amazon Rating: 4.7 stars
Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support.
Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she’s ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most.
Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past.
Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?
Title: Lies Beneath the Surface (Buried Secrets #2)
Happy For Now (No Cliffhanger)
Release Date: September 3, 2014
Carly Jo Simon carries the weight of the world on her shoulders.
When she unearthed her daddy’s secrets, she had no idea the repercussions she would be faced to live with. Now, his secrets are her own to carry, as she fights to protect her sister Savannah from their daddy’s daunting past and their bastard brother Drew.
Savannah wears a mask of perfection, shielding everyone from the reality of her personal imprisonment. When Savannah’s secrets are exposed, Carly stands by her, hand in hand, offering Savannah the comfort and strength she needs to move on.
Despite carrying the weight of other’s secrets on her back, Carly’s own secrets burden her deeply. Although she battled to keep her heart safely guarded from Colton Weston, he owns every inch of her. But when Carly turned her back on Colton and opened her arms to her best friend Luke, she made a mistake that could shatter all three of their lives.
They all have something to hide. But it’s the secrets that lie beneath the surface that could destroy them all.
Mend the Seams (Buried Secrets #3)
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: Spring 2015
One flicker of a flame ripped my life apart. For two years now my body has defied my will to live and although the shell of my existence still roams this ungodly world-my heart died along with my wife and son. Their blood is on my hands and living my meaningless life carefree is the ultimate punishment of my self-conviction.
Never lettin’ friends get too close to identify my pain, I suffer in the confines of my own heart, quietly. All they see is the mask-the humbled, empathetic man. Not the guilt-stricken tortured soul I truly am.
Our worlds collided like vehement waves of the perfect storm thrashing through the sea. Neither of us expected it, but both of us need to be saved from our own pain and destruction.
But the ship sailed too fast.
Fear and confusion consume me, and I make the mistake of leaving her lost at sea just when she needs me the most; just when her greatest predator would strike.
Strugglin’ to survive through the wreckage my heart has been battered with, I have to battle my feelings and decide if I’m prepared to fight the darkest pits of hell to save her, and Mend the Seams of her fragile heart or let her go completely. After all, she ain’t even mine to claim.
Silla Webb is a simple country gal, raised in the heart of the Eastern Kentucky coal fields. A coal truck driver’s daughter and a railroader’s wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart. Silla writes Romantic Suspense novels with dark-laden secrets of betrayal and revenge.