The Book Gazette is hosting an excerpt today from contemporary romance “Phoenix Rising”. Enjoy.
Clearing his throat, JP sat down behind his desk. “I called you down here to let you know that my father and I have decided to have the lawyers look into dissolving your partnership,” he said.
“You and your father? Or just you, JP?” she said, walking over to look out of the floor to ceiling window.
“Well, I was given my father’s votes, so yes, me and my father,” JP said in a superior tone. “Your work this past year has been mediocre at best. You are hardly here and I just think that a partnership is more than you are prepared to handle right now. We will, of course, let you maintain your position with the company as the COO but you would no longer be a partner,” JP said leaning back in his chair and looking at Phoenix. Turning to look at him, Phoenix walked up to his desk, slammed her hand on the top and leaned in.
“Let me tell you something, you sniveling little weasel. I MADE this company. Your father was on the way to closing the doors and I brought it back to life. So you go ahead and try and break the partnership contract. I will fight you tooth and nail,” she said before turning to walk out of his office. “Oh and JP, unlike Sharon, when I get your balls in a trap, it won’t be to make you my husband,” she said slamming the office door.
About The Book
Author: Leila Lacey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Phoenix James is plus sized dynamo, she is tall and light skinned, very earthy and eclectic in the way she dresses.
Phoenix is funny and fun loving; she has the personality that can make friends in the desert. Outgoing and charismatic, easy to talk to. She is the girl that all the girls want to have as a friend and the girl that all the fellas think is cool. She is loyal to her friends and family to a point of sometimes hurting herself if they are not being true to her.
She is single and has no kids, she has been married once and that relationship ended in divorce after he cheated on her. Although on the outside she seems totally confident and comfortable in her own skin to the public; she is sad and insecure about her weight and finding true love, Because of her insecurities her choices in men have been bad and most times disastrous.
Nick Crowne is 6’2” with broad shoulders and chocolate brown skin and brown eyes. He was born and raised in Britain so has and accent. His dimple on his right cheek gets him out of a whole lot of trouble with the ladies. Always being a slender man he is not much of a gym rat but still has an amazingly toned body with a deep sensual voice; he was married to the love of his life who died in a car accident 6 years ago, with their two year old daughter. He is not looking for nor does he have a desire to be in a relationship. He has decided that he will never let that pain touch him again. Besides the fact that being married to him was dangerous because of his family.
Nick is a man with culture and pride in being a black man. He donates extensively to scholarships for under privileges black children to go to college. He is a shark in business and a teddy bear in private.
He does not lie or sugar coat things he feels that, is just a way to cause more heart ache in the end. Being that he is so blunt and honest many people feel he is cruel and do not understand him. Born to a…. what American’s would call mafia family, he once worked 3 jobs and went to school full time to create a good life for himself and his family outside of a life of crime. He has worked hard for all he has and will fight dirty to keep it.
Leila Lacey is a romance author living in Michigan. With 3 Amazon Best Selling Books. Her unique, yet titillating, genre blurs the lines between romance, interracial love and erotica. Now in her late 30’s, Leila has been passionate about writing since age 10. She can often be found traveling the world, enjoying water sports, listening to jazz music or volunteering at Vista Maria, a local youth program for young women. Leila, above all else, loves her friends and family. It is with their support that she is able to create magical scenes of true human intimacy on every page. Follow Leila Lacey on her endeavor to be America’s next New York Time’s Bestselling Author!