Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pam Thibodeaux - Day 4 - The Visionary

Well, happy Wednesday Pam! I'm really enjoying revisiting your stories!

You see, Pam and I go back to my very beginnings as a writer (not really so many years ago). I would have to say she is one of the most influential, helpful writers I know. And I do know quite a few! As a matter of fact we were critique partners for a while, so I had glimpses into many of these stories before they were ever published. 

This next story has been one of my favorites from the start, although it took her a while to get it published. Needless to say, I was thrilled when she told me it was being released. So, take a look and let me know what you think.

Today's preview is The Visionary. And this story is the perfect example of why her writing is tagged as Inspiration with an edge! Not your usual inspirational story...exceptional, I love it!

Blurb: A visionary is someone who sees into the future Taylor Forrestier sees into the past but only as it pertains to her work. Hailed by her peers as “a visionary with an instinct for beauty and an eye for the unique” Taylor is undoubtedly a brilliant architect and gifted designer. But she and twin brother Trevor, share more than a successful business. The two share a childhood wrought with lies and deceit and the kind of abuse that’s disturbingly prevalent in today’s society.  Can the love of God and the awesome healing power of His grace and mercy free the twins from their past and open their hearts to the good plan and the future He has for their lives?


“Thank you for taking such good care of me.”

“I’m not through yet,” he mumbled, then slid off the couch and swung her up in his arms.

Fear snuck in, darkening her eyes. She stiffened and opened her mouth to protest. He brushed his lips over hers and silenced her objections.

“I just want to hold you,” he whispered and laid his forehead against hers. “That’s all. I promise,” he added, unable to camouflage the need in his voice.
He’d offered her another step to relinquish her fear and trust him. Triumph lit his expressive eyes when she wrapped her arm around his neck, smiled, and whispered, “Okay,” then snuggled her face against his shoulder and let him carry her to the bedroom.

With exquisite tenderness, he laid her on the bed, crawled up beside her, and took her in his arms. Taylor felt the strength of his need in the heat and tensed against the hardness of his body. He eased his grip and propped up on one elbow beside her. His eyes pleaded for grace when he stroked the hair off her face and said in a soft, husky voice, “Please don’t be afraid of me; please trust me. I will never force or even persuade you to give more than you’re ready to.”

They gazed at each other for a long, tender moment. She cupped his cheek in her hand, brushed her thumb over his mouth, then curled her fingers in his hair and urged his head down to fasten her lips to his. A low moan escaped his throat, yet he held himself taut.

Taylor ran her hand over his shoulder and back in a soft caress then wrapped her arms around his waist. “Hold me, Alex, I trust you.”

The emotions reflected in his tone caressed her heart when he thanked her in that beautiful velvety-rough voice. He rolled onto his back, pulled the covers over her, and held her while she slept.

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Author bio: Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”

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  1. Entertaining and educational post, Pam.

  2. Pam, I like the idea of the twins for your book because twins' special connection should add a lot for the intrigue.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, ladies! I just love the variety of Pam's stories, but this was definitely my favorite! There is just so much to this story!

  4. Hi, Pam,

    I enjoyed reading The Visionary. It's a unique novel.

  5. Sounds great Pam! The Visionary is on my Amazon wish list!