Release day is here!
Meet Marin Erikson, a young, fun-loving, fashion forward teen who loves to solve mysteries. There’s only one thing that sets Marin apart from everyone else. She can read minds.
Enter Brock Hollister, a gritty young man who has already seen his share of sorrow. He works out his feelings by getting grease on his hands working on his classic Jeep.
When a dangerous crime trio comes to Olympus, California, threatening the safety of the citizens, clairvoyant Marin teams up with street savvy Brock to solve the mystery of who is behind it. Along the way, they face the wrath of Marin’s parents, an abduction, a painful past, and falling in love.
I hope you’ll enjoy the roller coaster ride in A Thousand Little Secrets.
Now, here’s a tiny tidbit from the scene where Marin and Brock first kiss. Muwah!
“Maybe someday, you’ll tell me what happened?” she asked.
“Maybe.” He unwrapped a burger. “But not yet. I’m not ready for that yet.” He took a bite and wiped his fingers with a napkin. “So how do you do this mind reading thing?”
“I don’t know. It’s just something that happens sometimes when I’m close to a person.”
“Close as in friendship?”
“It could be that, or it could be close proximity, too. Sometimes if a person’s emotions are intense, or they have strong energies, I’ll pick up on their thoughts without even knowing the person.”
“Doesn’t that get tiring? Knowing what everyone is thinking, I mean.”
Marin shook her head. “I don’t know what everyone is thinking.” She ran her finger in a circle on the bench between them. “Only certain people.”
Brock swallowed a bite of food and set down his burger. He picked up a soda. “So if I hand you this drink,” he held it out toward her, “and touch your hand when I give it to you,” he reached for her hand, “like this…”
A shock went through her fingertips as they touched each other.
“Would you know what I’m thinking?”
His lips looked so inviting. Inviting her to taste the salt from his burger on his lips. Lips begging for a kiss. Marin didn’t need to be clairvoyant to know what they both were thinking. She nodded dumbly, unable to speak.
Brock leaned in and kissed her gently, lightly, first on the corner of her mouth, then on her chin, then on her jaw three times until he reached her ear. She gripped his arm to steady herself. He made her woozy.
“Well, do you?” he whispered.
“I think so,” she whispered back.
Brock moved away and picked up his burger again. “If you only think you know, you might need to work on your mind reading skills. I thought I was pretty clear.”
Marin let out a gust of laughter. Laughter that came partly from relief that Brock still wanted to see her, and partly from his ability to break the tension. She unwrapped her own burger.
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