Monday, November 9, 2015

Privileged by J.M. Downey

Sometimes Prince Charming has a dark side. 

Small-town girl Katie Morris knew that attending an all-girls college near Yale University, she might meet the sons and daughters of the nation’s leaders. But she never imagined one such son would strive to capture her heart with his promises of a happily-ever-after. However, a dark nature lurks inside her prince, which clashes with his charm. Will Katie be able to hang on to her fairy tale when the man she loves turns into the man she fears? 

Since the moment of William Wilkerson’s birth, he had been groomed to take his father’s place in ruling the nation behind the scenes, deciding what laws get passed and who governs. But ruling requires the ability to control, manipulate, and the more William becomes the man his father desires of him, the more he finds himself turning into what he vowed never to be: a man who is a threat to the young woman he loves. 

When a deal with terrorists orchestrated by his father is revealed, his family’s power is threatened, forcing William to make a choice: Sacrifice the young woman he can’t live without, or let everything his father has built, collapse. 

What shall he choose? 


Katie wrenched herself from Keith’s embrace and headed towards the bathroom. Those tears staining his cheeks were fake - he had no soul. Every promise, every word spoken in love was nothing but a means to get what he wanted.
She walked into the large room filled with the sandalwood scent of his Creed Royal aftershave and closed the door behind her. The intense shaking grew, pouring through her as she grabbed a small leather bag resting on top of the sink. She opened it and found a pair of scissors he used to trim his bangs in between haircuts. Turning, she leaned her back against the sink, and closed her eyes. This was the only way to be free. All other means hadn’t worked. Please forgive me.
She pressed the scissors to her wrist right above the vein and yanked it across in a swift motion. The blade sliced deep into her skin, sending searing pain through her.
She screamed, losing her balance and slipping onto the floor; her head banging hard against the sink. The large hot tub before her blurred in and out - darkness nipped around her mind. A pounding sound attacked the door, while wood fell to the floor. Her head was lifted until she could see nothing but Keith’s piercing blue eyes full of tears.

His eyes faded from her vision, but she could still feel him clenching her too tight, like he always did. But luckily death was beyond his control.

About the Author

J.M. Downey is the Christian fiction romance author of both historical and political suspense novels. Her novels cover topics such as the Civil War, Victorian England and Biblical stories retold in modern settings. She has master's degree in English from East Carolina University, and currently works for a premier test scoring company. She is the mother of a precocious six-year-old girl, who enjoys bugs, snakes and superman. She enjoys southern cooking, reading and exploring emerging technology but is best defined by her devotion to her faith and the empowerment of women in the modern world.

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J.M. Downey is giving away a copy of Privileged. To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice—once on each Spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.



Kim Amundsen said...

Nice excerpt. kamundsenATyahooDOTcom. North Platte Nebraska.

Pam K. said...

This books sounds intriguing. Thanks for introducing us to J. M. Downey's book, Privileged. I'm not familiar with her work.


Anonymous said...

Your book sounds interesting. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Caryl Kane said...

I enjoyed meeting Ms. Downey. Privileged sounds like a great read!

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Connie said...

Wow! What an excerpt to introduce us to Privileged. This sounds like a great read!
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Anonymous said...

Book sounds interesting! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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