Spotlight & Giveaway: Sidelined Afterlife by Joya Fields

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   Veronica Matthews
hates her psychic-medium “gift”—being able to communicate with ghosts and dying
people. All it’s ever brought her is pain and grief. When her neighbor Hunter
Anderson, an ER doctor, realizes her talent, he begs her to help get rid of the
ghost that’s been haunting him for two years and endangering his job. She’s
torn. Her need to help the attractive man who saves peoples’ lives wars with
her guilt over not being able to lead police to crime victims before they’re
dead. She agrees to help Hunter.      
They soon find out the ghost is likely to turn dangerous if he doesn’t
cross over to the next world.
   After losing his
wife in a tragic accident, Hunter’s only solace is his work. The ghost that
haunts him jeopardizes the one thing he cares about. But spending time with
Veronica, getting to know her passionate lips and sassy attitude, gives him
something new to care about.
   She can’t risk her
heart. He’s afraid to love and lose again. Can a ghost help them break through
and start again?
Excerpt:
   “I am an idiot. The
biggest idiot ever. If you want me to pierce something for you, to prove I’m an
idiot, I have some sterilized instruments upstairs in my apartment.”
   Her tongue poked
against her cheek, signaling a laugh that wanted to erupt. Suddenly, he really
wanted to be the one who could make her laugh. “Maybe I could do your lower
lip?”
   Her short laugh
erupted. A sweet, melodic sound that filled the small apartment.
   His gaze stayed on
that full mouth and he lifted his fingers closer, compelled to touch her.      She stared at him with wide eyes as he
traced the corner of her mouth lightly with his finger.
   “I’m a liar. I
could never tarnish something as beautiful as this.”
Christ. What a line. Where had those words come from?
But he meant it.
   Her breath was hot
against his finger as he traced the line of her lower lip. Her gaze held his.
His stomach growled again, breaking the spell, and she blinked and leaned
against the sofa.
   “You know what? We
never had dessert,” she said.
He had room for
dessert. But not the food kind. He swallowed to quell his appetite for
her. “Uh…how about I make an ice cream run? Then we’ll get to work.” Enough of
this temptation. He needed to get away from her, from this pull she had on his
body and emotions.
Joya’s Bio:
     Joya Fields has
had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines.
Her debut novel, a romantic suspense, was a NJRW GOLDEN LEAF WINNER FOR BEST
FIRST BOOK OF 2012 and was nominated for RT Book Reviews 2012 Indie
Press/Self-Published Contemporary Romance award. Since then, she’s published
four more books with even more on the way.
 
Connect with Joya
Twitter: @joyafields

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