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GIVE AND TAKE
Stories from Beauville #1
Releasing May 19th, 2015
Compromise is a word Annabelle Macon knows well. Sacrifices at home, in college and with her career, have all given her the tools to be the person she is. Now it seems she must also make concessions for her long-time love, Jackson Storme.
Six months into their relationship, and he’s already making unrealistic demands. With distance putting that much more of a strain on their relationship, how are the two ever going to manage?
Old insecurities have a way of resurfacing, making Anna feel less than suitable for someone like Jackson. She’s worked hard to get to where she is now. Her life and her work are clashing, making matters worse. Bringing a whole new meaning to work/life balance. But Anna knows that with a little give and take everything will fall into place, regardless of the obstacles that may stand in her way.
Mom was on the porch watering her plants when we pulled up. She adores Jackson with every bone in her body.
“Ah, my sweet baby girl. Momma’s so glad you’re home.”
She pulls me into her arms, hugging me tightly.
“How’s my Anna?”
Pearl Macon always calls me her baby girl. It is a comfort that makes me feel extra loved.
“I’m good mama, how about you?”
“Oh, you know me. Surviving. You’re Sheriff’s been moping around town. When you’re not around, he’s a surly one. Even tried to give your momma a ticket for speeding.”
I mock gasp and turn to wink at Jackson who is still stuck in a rut. My mother looks over my shoulder and steps out of our hug so she can go to him.
“Get over here and give mama Pearl some lovin’.”
“Ma’am,” Jackson says, pulling her into a hug. It was mechanical. He’s rocked by the whole airport situation and I have no idea how to make it right. I am at a total lost.
“I made some sun tea. Ya’ll come on inside and sit a bit. Then I’ll let you two go and break some walls down.”
“Momma!” I scold. She’s never held back words and feels the need to over share, or in our case, insinuate we only want to have sex.
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One of Tigris’ fondest memories, was in the sixth grade, when her teacher read her story, “The Case of The Missing Pepperoni”, out loud to the class. It was then she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. But like all childhood dreams, reality has a way of crashing in and disrupting plans. But her imagination and the voices inside her head never stopped talking. Every dream she could remember was jotted down in her dream journals.
When she’s not writing Tigris marvel’s at life’s gifts. She likes to take pictures of beautiful things. She openly admits that what she may find beautiful another person might not, and she’s perfectly okay with that. She enjoys her music and doesn’t leave home without it. Long pillow conversations with LL about nonsensical things, and hanging out with her boys, when they deem her “cool enough.”
Tigris is a military brat who’s done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She’s married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.
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