Forever My Home
The Aster Lake Series #1
by Alora Kate
Release day September 16th
Genre: Romantic suspense
“Now, this is going to be hard for you … but you have to leave.”
Adalyn is on the run.
From who? She doesn’t know.
From what? She doesn’t know.
“You have to trust us Adalyn,” my dad stressed.
That’s exactly what she plans on doing.
For the first time in her life, she’s on her own, and has no idea what to do.
Rudd Archer has lived in the same small town for most of his life.
He’s alone, has been since his parents were taken from him much too early.
He’s always wanted a family, a house full of kids.
Unfortunately, Rudd is a loner and keeps to himself.
What will happen when Adalyn comes stumbling into his life, renting out the apartment above his house. Is it just a coincidence, or will she be ‘the one’ for him? Will she open herself up to strangers, or will her past get in the way of her own happiness?
This is the first book in the Aster Lake Series, told from dual POV’s.
Recommended for 18+, Romantic Suspense
Excerpt of the Prologue
I was in my room listening to music, a new hip-hop dance song I hadn’t heard yet, when my mom suddenly busted in the door. At least that was what it sounded like. A nondescript, brown leather suitcase dangled from her fingers.
“Mom?” I scooted to the edge of my bed, rumpling my sheets.
“Pay attention sweetie, I need to tell you something. It’s very important.”
She set the suitcase on my bed and propped it open. She spun around, went straight to my closet, and grabbed an armful of clothes.
“You’re scaring me, Mom. Is it Dad? Oh no! Did something happen to Dad?” I asked as my heart began to beat harder and faster, almost hurting me.
“Your dad is fine, sweetheart.”
She put another handful of clothes into the suitcase, then came to stand in front of me.
“I’m so sorry.” She pulled me into a hug. “But everything your father and I did, we did to protect you. We did what was necessary to keep you safe. It was extreme, I know. Keeping you close to us, not allowing you do too much without us. I wish I could explain it now, but we don’t have time.” She pulled back, and stared into my eyes. Her eyes were full of tears that she was so desperately trying to keep from falling. Her lips pursed together before she said, “You must listen to me sweetheart, everything I’m about to tell you. Remember it.” The intensity on her face was a bit frightening, something I’ve never seen on my mother’s face, so I just nodded. “Adalyn May Nielson died today.”
I knew my parents had a secret they’d yet to share with me all these years, but I never expected to hear that. This was unreal, and far too extreme, especially coming from my sweet mother.
“What?” I barely whispered. Adalyn May Nielson was my name.
My mom didn’t allow me to keep thinking or speak.
“Your name is now, Adalyn Rose Anderson. You have a new birthday, which makes you twenty-one, not twenty-four, which you truly are. You have a new identification card and of course, a new birth certificate to back that all up. I took your old ones out of your purse and destroyed them. The new ones are in there now. I talked your dad into letting you keep your first name. That’s all I could give you, sweetheart.” She let go of me and went for my purse.
“Why do I have a new name, Mom?”
She ignored me.
About The Author
"I hear voices in my head and I love that it’s totally okay." - Alora Kate
Alora Kate – Pen Name
There are many reasons why she chooses to use a Pen Name. She battled with the idea but in the end, it’s a dedication. Alora Kate is a dedication to someone special who left this world way too soon.
She doesn’t write to get rich, or famous. She does it because she loves it. If only ten people bought her book and loved it, then it was worth her time to write it. She loves to share her crazy world and characters with you.
She is a single mom of a very active 3yrs old. He is her whole world, and life wasn’t complete until he came along. She is also a full-time college student studying photography and graphic design.
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