Title: Alone No More
Author: Kelly Ryan
Heat Rating: 3
Publisher: Breathless Press
Formats Available In: All
Word Count: 15,500
Blurb: Loneliness is all either Ella or Mel has felt most their lives, just as they find each other will something sinister rip them apart?
Ella is a tough but lonely woman, still broken by her past. Mel feels he needs to pay a penance for his very existence. Fate and danger bring them together and show them that love awaits both of them, if only they can survive whomever is hell bent on killing Ella.
The hot water felt good on Ella's aching body. As she stood under the flow of water, all the events of the evening began to replay through her mind. She scrubbed herself harder and harder, trying to make herself feel clean and safe. All that had happened became too much, and she started to sob uncontrollably. Ella slid down the side of the shower, wrapped her arms around her legs, and just cried and cried.
There was a knock on the door. Mel called out, "Ella, are you ok? Can you answer me? Is there anything I can do to help?"
Ella tried to answer, but all that came out was some sort of wounded yelp, more of a cry of pain than a coherent answer. Apparently that response caused concern, for Mel opened the door, rushed in, and had the shower open so quickly that Ella could not even think about modesty.
Mel, still clad in jeans and tank top, crawled into the shower to examine what was wrong. When he could find no physical cause for her state, he simply sat down and pulled Ella to him, holding her and comforting her for a long time.
Gradually, Ella began to calm down, to let go of the horror she felt and she became more aware of her present situation. Despite all that she had been though tonight, she felt her body respond to the closeness of Mel. His clothes were soaked and clung to every contour of his body. He held her on his lap and still stroked her back in a calming motion. She looked up into his chocolate eyes, which, realizing the change that was occurring in her mood, began to darken even more in reaction.
Not able to take her gaze off his eyes, Ella rubbed her hands down his chest, down his wet clothes, and mumbled, "Your clothes are soaked through. That must not be very comfortable, perhaps we should get you out of them."
About The Author:
Kelly Ryan lives in New Mexico and grew up with a fascination for all things that "go bump in the night", so it is no wonder that she turned to writing paranormal romance.
In her spare time, she fancies herself a cryptozoologist and loves to paranormal related outings, searching for things that might not really exist.
Being an avid reader since an early age, Kelly has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She has been writing all her life, but only recently started to actually try to pursue her dream of writing for a living. "Alone No More" is her first release with Breathless Press, though she hopes to have many more in the future.
Not being very computer savvy, you can keep up with all of Kelly's books and upcoming works on her friend's blog and website.