Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Exposed: A Novella (Elkridge Series Book 5) by Lyz Kelley

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EXPOSED: A NOVELLA
Elkridge Series Book 5
BY LYZ KELLEY

Blurb

A woman in hiding. A past to resolve. A Marine to the rescue.

When a broken water pipe destroys Gwen Keebler’s thrift store, she’s convinced her day can’t get worse. But that same day, her blackmailing ex-fiancé finds her living in the small Colorado town of Elkridge. She’s ready to pack up and hit the road again when a former Marine provides options.

Former Brigadier General Dale Bryant has returned home to repair his relationship with his daughter, and his broken, widowed heart. The last thing he expects is to rescue Gwen as well. The sexy storeowner caught his attention the first time they met, but he’s fourteen years older, and she’s his daughter’s friend.

Yet to truly save Gwen, the widower realizes he must let her go. Will Gwen run again, or will she face her past and fight for Dale?

EXPOSED is a sweet contemporary romance about a brave woman and a heroic man who fulfill their dreams. If you like heartfelt characters, deep topics with powerful emotional cores, and happy endings, then you’ll love this fifth book in Lyz Kelley’s tales of strength, love, and survival. A 25K words, 85+ page novella.

Buy EXPOSED to unlock the emotional tale today!

EXPOSED: A NOVELLA
Elkridge Series Book 5
BY LYZ KELLEY

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How did the book EXPOSED come about?

Both Gwen and Dale were secondary characters in previous books. My editor, Faith Freewoman, insisted that I put the characters together. My first thought was, “no, there is too much of an age difference. What would they have in common?” However, I’d recently made the decision to put more diversity into my books—younger, older, black, white, purple…it doesn’t matter. I want to create complex, diverse characters, so I took on the challenge of creating a story for Gwen and Dale.

Why did you make Gwen’s parents wealthy?  

Years ago, I saw Into the Wild, a movie about a young man rejecting his wealthy upbringing to live a simpler, more authentic life. It’s a true story, and if you haven’t read the book, or seen the movie, I would recommend it.  When I started thinking how Gwen’s a part of Elkridge, I asked myself how her life is/or would be affected by Sheriff Sam’s murder, and wham, there was her story. A woman wanting a normal life, away from greed and corruption, finding happiness in Elkridge, Colorado. How cool is that?

Why are EXPOSED and SPURNED novellas? Why not write full-length books?

Three reasons. First: Writing shorter pieces is hard. Trying to write a full story in such few words is challenging, but I wanted to grow as a writer and take on that challenge. Second: I wanted to honor and meet women’s needs. There are women all over the world wanting short, fulfilling reads. I thought about working women riding the train or taking a bus to work, or those who want good lunchtime reading. I considered new moms wanting an escape while their child is breastfeeding or napping, or they want to pass the time while waiting to pick up their children from school. With these shorter books, I celebrate our differences, and allow all readers, no matter where they are, the chance to be swept away into another world.

Meet Author Lyz Kelley...

Award-winning, contemporary romance author Lyz Kelley lives in a small community in Colorado with her husband and several four-legged family members. Lyz writes about brave women who have faced extraordinary challenges, and the honorable men who have an enormous capacity to love, even if they may not know it.

A healing love is at the heart of her book series. Creating wounded yet amazing characters—discovering what drives them, frightens them, heals them, makes them laugh—is what gives her joy. Lyz is pleased to share that joy through her masterfully written stories.

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Links to Lyz’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2t8FDUH

Website and Newsletter Sign Up: www.LyzKelley.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LyzKelley

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LyzKelley

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lyzkelley/

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**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Lyz has a reviewer giveaway going on for anyone who leaves a review. Here is the link: http://lyzkelley.com/elkridge-series.html

Thanks, Lyz, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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9 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Exposed: A Novella (Elkridge Series Book 5) by Lyz Kelley

  1. Lyz Kelley says:

    Good morning, Karen. Thank you so much for hosting me this morning. I love Gwen and Dale’s book. There’s a love, suspense, possibly some tears. I can’t wait to hear what readers think.

    BTW: The book is specially priced at 99¢ for your readers if they hurry. The price goes up soon.

    I’ll be in and out all day if anyone has any questions.

  2. Lyz Kelley says:

    Hey, Karen! Thank you so much for hosting me this morning. I love Gwen and Dale’s book. There’s a love, suspense, possibly some tears. I can’t wait to hear what readers think.

    BTW: The book is specially priced at 99¢ for your readers if they hurry. The price goes up soon.

    I’ll be in and out all day if anyone has any questions.

  3. Eileen AW says:

    Thank you so much sharing this information about your book. It sounds really interesting and I look forward to hopefully reading it soon.

  4. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Lyz, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Like you, I think “short” is so much harder, but mostly because I’m a “long” writer. It can be so challenging! Good for you. Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

  5. Thanks for the introduction and interview, Karen and Lyz.
    At the risk of sounding critical, I must take issue with the remark about “Into the Wild”. It’s a highly romanticized tale bearing little relation to the truth. It has also caused no end of trouble to us Alaskans.
    However, your book sounds very good.

    • Lyz Kelley says:

      Kathleen, good point!

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention. You are correct, and I should be more careful in how I word “true story,” maybe based on a true story would be more accurate, then again so many movies and books are romanticized.

      If I may ask, would you be willing to expand on “caused no end of trouble”? I’m curious and would love to hear how the book impacted you and your community. I love sharing ideas and am always open to learning from others.

  6. Yvonne Cruz says:

    Thank you for exposing us to very interesting and talented authors

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