Happy December Everyone!!!
In light of a new month, I've decided to give you a small taste of my upcoming novel, Fumbled Faith. Enjoy.
About the Book:
Kolten Caige focused on two things: football and his future. He wanted nothing more than to have the perfect life for his family. All his hard work and determination was about to pay off as he prepared to play in the biggest game of his life; the NFL Super Bowl. Feeling on top of the world, Kolten headed onto the field while everything he loved in life was suddenly ripped away from him. His pregnant wife, Grace and his princess, Lexi were all who he could think about when he looked at his newborn son lying in the NICU.
In this heartbreaking contemporary romance, Kolten discovers healing in the most unexpected places while his grief nearly drove him over the edge. Though his son fought for life, he contemplated ending his. Then Savanna stepped in, giving him a sense of life while sending his emotions into overdrive. Desperate to pull himself together for his son, Kolten escapes using Savanna as his outlet after her persistent support through his struggles; whether he wanted it or not.
Emotionally damaged and lonely by his grief, Kolten fears his mind has moved on while his heart fumbles with the past.
I should have known traffic would have been insane since we were driving downtown during the Super Bowl. The start of the game filled the car as Lexi and I cheered on Kolten from the car. We had been stuck for the past twenty minutes in the congestion of traffic from out of town fans trying to make their way to the stadium. While listening to Kolten’s game, Lexi and I cheered loudly while Lexi kicked the back of the seat and clapped her hands. She was daddy’s girl who enjoyed his games and it broke my heart to know that we were late for the first time this season.
Kolten had taken the field and by now had noticed our absence, but Lexi had been a hand full this morning. I knew all the right turns and shortcuts to the stadium, but I didn’t factor in the others who attempted the same route. I felt a jerk and didn’t realize what happened. I heard squealing tires, metal crunching, and glass breaking. By the time I realized what happened, the car had been hit from behind so hard it forced my small SUV into oncoming traffic, which was flowing at a normal pace. As the truck hit us, it came to a standstill while shattering into so many pieces. The jolt caused Lexi to scream “Daddy” before she went completely silent. I had become disorientated while trying so hard to stay awake, but I continued to drift in and out of consciousness. At one point, I was fully aware of the blood taste in my mouth while the warmth of it slide down my face. I hit the side of my head off the window, cracking it. My lungs contracted as I forced myself to breathe. Pain radiated from every aspect within as I struggled to find Lexi in the backseat. “Lex, honey…” my broken voice called out to the complete silence. “Baby, answer me.” I pleaded. Nothing. Complete silenced.
My instincts kicked in and I fought so hard to get my seatbelt off but failed. It was jammed. I felt as if I were trapped in a steel prison. Sirens blared off in the distance as I fumbled for my cell phone. After several attempts, I managed to grab the strap to my purse and dig through the contents until I felt it. I knew Kolten wouldn’t answer, but I had to call him. Oddly enough, I knew that these were the last words I’d get to say to him. Once the voicemail picked up, I started rambling. “Baby, it’s me. I’m sorry. I love you so much and I’m so proud of you. Remember, to push on and never give up. I’m with you always. I love you so so so much.” My voice trailed off as my tears stung my face. I hung up the phone in time for one last prayer, “Lord, please let my baby be okay. Help Kolten from this point forward and don’t let him forget how much I love him.” The sounds of tires screeching to a halt slowly drifted off as blackness surrounded me.