This week I’m delighted to host my friend and fellow author, Robin Cain.
Robin Cain lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, two dogs, two horses and donkey. As a novelist, she spends her days searching for the perfect words to amuse, enlighten and touch her readers.
WHEN DREAMS BLEED
A software genius with a knack for business, Frank Campelletti’s been living the dream his whole life. He’s amassed money, success, and is now accumulating women, but someone thinks he’s gone too far.
Who is seeking revenge and why? His wife? His mistress? Or the shadow who’s been following his every move?
Just when he thinks he has anticipated his opponent’s next move, a car accident leaves him paralyzed, his life’s work is being stolen and his wife has disappeared. Just how far will someone go to teach him the correlation between deception and despair?
WHEN DREAMS BLEED examines temptation and the ensuing consequences in a contemporary world. It’s no secret that dreams come at a price, but what happens WHEN DREAMS BLEED?
Prologue to WHEN DREAMS BLEED
EXACTLY ONE-THIRD of a living, breathing human being once
upon a time, she is now, she believes, exactly one-third of a dead one.
Her no-good father—may he rot in hell—had made certain of that.
As part of her daily ritual, she pulls the paper from the back of
the book she’d stolen long ago from one of her foster parents’ houses,
carefully unfolds it and proceeds to read it aloud to the empty room:
FATHER IS CHARGED IN DEATH OF SON, 10
A Los Angeles man, accused of fatally
beating his 10-year-old son, was
charged with first-degree manslaughter
The man, Marcus Lewis, 30, told the
police that he beat his son, Franklin,
on Friday evening, the authorities
said. One of a set of mixed triplets,
Franklin had been fighting with
his identical twin brother, Mr. Lewis
told police. According to the fraternal
twin sister, one of Mr. Lewis’ blows
was so strong it sent the boy flying
across the apartment, the police said.
After the boy hit his head against a
wall and lost consciousness, Mr. Lewis
called an ambulance, they said. The
boy was taken to San Marcos Medical
Center, where he was pronounced dead,
apparently of brain injuries.
In his statement to the police and an
assistant district attorney, Mr. Lewis
said he had previously beaten Frank on
several occasions, but “the good-fornothing
brat would just never mind his
When officers arrived at the man’s
home, they found the apartment overrun
with insects. “It was a real condition
of squalor,” said Stan Conklin, a
spokesman for the Los Angeles County
district attorney’s office. A neighbor,
who agreed to speak on a condition
of anonymity, told reporters at the
scene that Mr. Lewis’ wife had disappeared
months before and that he often
left the children alone.
The other two children, though suffering
from what appeared to be malnutrition
and severe neglect, were
unharmed, although the daughter was
being examined for sexual abuse. They
were immediately taken into custody by
Child Protection Services and placed
in temporary foster homes.
Slowly refolding the news article and placing it back in the book,
she hears the haunting cadence of her father’s voice as it rushes in and
fills up the dark recesses of her mind.
“No one will ever hurt you, angel. I promise,” he would whisper
while caressing her, often lying naked on the bed beside her. “Even
though there are three of you, I promise to always love you best.
You’re the only one that matters. I don’t even have a use for those
Her hand now shaking, she picks up the razor blade and, just like
the day before and the day before that, she repeatedly slices the top of
her thigh until she can no longer distinguish one pain from the other.
LINK TO KINDLE EDITION: http://www.amazon.com/When-
Dreams-Bleed-ebook/dp/ B00359FJF4/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_ kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1368052426&sr= 8-1&keywords=WHEN+DREAMS+BLEED
THE SECRET MISS RABBIT KEPT
Abandoned at birth, 16 year old Sophie is convinced she’s a ‘toss- away’, much like the residents of the nursing home where she has just taken her first job. Finding purpose among theses seniors sounded like a good idea at the time, but lessons in dying aren’t what she had in mind. Sophie has second thoughts until an introduction to a woman who hasn’t spoken in 20 years entices her to stay put.
Now determined to break the woman’s silence, Sophie gets more than she bargained for when an unforeseen gift propels her on a journey through an ugly past and brings her face-to-face with a dreadful secret.
LINK TO AUTHOR’s WEBSITE: http://www.robincain.com
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