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Saturday 7 May 2016

☀ Glimpse Eternity - Ryan Jo Summers

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Glimpse Eternity, a Contemporary Romance Short Story by (, Satin Romance, 44 pages).

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Kasey Griffin is determined to prove a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is not going to ruin her life or define her expectations. Dedicated to running her bookstore, The Next Chapter, and her pregnant sister, Abby, she has everything she needs to live a full and satisfying life, the daily challenges of her condition notwithstanding.

Until musician Ben Salem rolls into town. Ben has a subtle charm that quickly reminds Kasey she is much more than a woman with a disease. She is a woman with a heart. And Ben wants it. But will Ben still desire her once he learns the terrible details of her condition?

Teaser: Excerpt


It should not be this difficult, Kasey Griffin decided, taking aim at the nail head once more. Missing, she nicked her thumb again and dropped the hammer. Swallowing another oath, she sucked tenderly at her bruised thumb, cursing the wave of dizziness that lead to making this such an impossible task. Honestly, hammering a few nails in the wall was all she wanted to do.

Well, not today at least. Temporarily admitting defeat, she returned the tools to the box and shoved them aside.Heading to the freezer, she withdrew a small bag of blended vegetables and a pint of ice cream. Sometimes chocolate chunk caramel ripple can have medicinal benefits.

Four bites later, the phone rang. Tempted to ignore it, she waited for the monotone caller identification.

“Call from Abbie,” the automated voice announced.

Setting her ice cream aside, she swept the phone up from the cradle. “Hey, Sis, what's up?” She hoped her tone sounded cheerful.

“Not much, thought I'd call and chat. Do you have a minute?”

“Yeah, of course. Everything okay with you and the baby?” Abbie was six months pregnant.

“Fine, a few less kicks today. How about you? You sound tired. Are you having a bad day, sweetie?”

Kasey sighed. Sometimes it was hard to tell. “I guess so,” she admitted, opting to tell her about the most recent failure.

“You know Bobby would have come over and done that for you.”

“Yes, but I want to be able to do things for myself.”She needed to be able to do things on her own, if only to prove to herself she could. That was one big difference between them. Abbie had no problems asking for help, whereas she'd rather swallow a toad than ask anyone for assistance. Character flaw? Probably. Did that make it necessarily bad? No. Just stubborn. But that was how she ran the daily affairs of The Next Chapter bookstore. And how she planned to keep running them.

“Baby,” Abbie said, her voice heavy. “You have MS.You can't do it all. No one expects you to do it all. And certainly not all the time. It's okay to lean on someone once in a while.”

Easy for Abbie to say. She had a wonderful husband to lean on. Bobby would do anything for her.

“So what are your plans for the weekend?” Abbie asked.

Kasey knew her sister was trying to lighten the heavy conversation by switching gears. “A few of us girls are going out Friday night to Austin's Alley to hear a band.Molly's cousin is one of the musicians. They're called Been All Around.”

“That sounds like a great time,” Abbie said, delight obvious in her tone. “Don't wear yourself out before you go. Tell me about it later, okay?”

“Sure, at lunch one day.” The sisters tried to get together once a week. It gave Kasey a break from the bookstore and, well, she wasn't sure what exactly Abbie got out of it, but it was their routine for three years now.Her Multiple Sclerosis support group said to stay active with family and friends so she looked forward to any outing she could get.

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About the Author

Taz Ryan Jo Summers is a North Carolina writer who likes to pen romances with a twist. Love stories blended as inspirational, with paranormal, suspense or time travel--or several at once. She also writes non-fiction for regional periodicals. Her dad is a songwriter and his aunt wrote poetry, so Ryan came by the writing gene honestly.

Her hobbies include poetry, bird watching, houseplants and gardening, gathering with friends, hiking in the forest, painting canvas and ceramics, and working wiggly word find puzzles, mah johngg or chess. She lives in a 1920 cottage with a menagerie of pets. She often daydreams of the shore and frequently uses water as settings in her stories.

Taz is her official office assistant.

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