Title: Selective/Memory (The Depth of Emotion, #2)
Author: D.D. Lorenzo
Release Date: April 3, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Artist: Regina Wamba, http://www.maeidesign.com/
Reception or retrieval of only some of
the events in an experience.
Darkness Descended…After tragedy claimed love as its victim, Declan and Aria struggle to move forward alone. They each have endured hurt and devastation inflicted and influenced by circumstance.
Rebuilding Slowly…Aria’s inner strength is brought to the surface as she regains control of both her emotions and her body, but Declan’s supremacy over her heart is a consequence as a result of loving him so completely.
Blatant Trivialization…As thoughts of Aria continue to haunt him, Declan attempts to minimize their effect on him using whatever means possible, no matter the effect on himself or its impact on his relationships.
An Agenda of Evil…Revenge reigns supreme in Marisol’s agenda. Her satisfaction is found in the bitterness she cultivates as she grows in her contempt for Aria and her manipulations of Declan. Will she be successful in total annihilation of two people who have already suffered the crushing weight that sorrow and guilt can deliver? Join Declan Sinclair and Aria Cole in “Selective/Memory”, Book Two in “The Depth of Emotion” series and witness the conclusion of their story. They will attempt to restructure their individual worlds, but fate continues to intervene by bringing them into the atmosphere of each other. Are they willing to bear love again? Will their emotions sustain the depths that their relationship exposed? Will their feelings for each other be strong enough to sustain a love that will last a lifetime?
Only Fate can Decide…
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About The AuthorDD Lorenzo is a modern-day storyteller. Her novels reach deep into the heart of readers and engage them through the emotions of her characters. DD resides in Maryland, The Land of Pleasant Living. She met the love of her life in high school and decided to look no further. Together, they have an eclectic and amazing family. When she isn’t writing stories of the impassioned lives of her characters, she is rooting for the Baltimore Ravens or the Baltimore Orioles. Her favorite pastimes include spending time with the wonderful people in her life and riding in her husband’s classic Mustang to the Eastern Shore. “Selective/Memory” is Book 2 in The “Depth of Emotion” Series. It is the conclusion to the cliffhanger “Positive/Negativity” (she promises!). There are five books planned for the series. Book 3, “Here/Now” will be centered on character Carter Sinclair, a fan favorite. “Here/Now” is planned for release Fall, 2014.
Excerpt“Selective/Memory” by DD Lorenzo They approached the party, and Aimee’s relaxed familiarity with most of the people in attendance put both girls at ease. She had introduced them to everyone, and before long, after a few drinks, conversations were flowing quite comfortably. Two handsome men were flirting with Paige and Aria, and when Aria saw Blake approach Paige, she thought nothing of it, as his presence was warranted by his position as a representative of Bella Matrix. Everyone appeared to be enjoying the luau. The food was expertly prepared and more than delicious. The planners had orchestrated the seating so that the landscape was their backdrop. It was more than indescribably beautiful, and the effects of the alcohol only enhanced the beauty surrounding them, in Aria’s eyes. As the mingling continued through hors d’oeuvres and dinner, traditional Hawaiian music meandered through the air, enhancing and continuing to embrace them in the Hawaiian island vibe. Guests of the party made their way to the tables for seating, where all remnants of their meal had been cleared away. Tiki torches lit a walkway and floral covered stage while steel drum and ukulele music tinkered from that direction in an inviting tune. The attendants were about to be treated to a floorshow filled with traditional music, song, and Hawaiian dance. Aria, Paige, and Aimee were joined by Blake and the owner of the swimwear company, Michael Stang, at their table. They were front and center for the show, enjoying the finest view and service as everyone knew who Michael and Blake were. The music mesmerized them as the songs set a carefree and enchanted mood. As they watched the skits and musical numbers, the part of the show that completely fascinated Aria was the strikingly beautiful island women and the various forms of hula dance. Graceful and elegant, their hands swept back and forth, mimicked the ocean waves as their pelvis and hips rocked seductively in time with the music. Unexpectedly, the dancers pulled a few of the guests onstage, and Aria was one of the selected. Once in front of the crowd, the chosen were invited to join the performers in a dance. The women stood near Aria and showed her the gentle arm and hand gestures, which she mimicked quite well. They then instructed her in the tempting hip movements. She was a very quick study, and within a few moments, she was dancing on the stage with one of the male performers, a very handsome and muscularly built, native Hawaiian gentleman. To the delight of the crowd who cheered and applauded for them both, they motivated each other with the sensuous movements of the dance. Aria smiled and laughed in appreciation, and the good looking man seduced her with the movements of his body, making her feel beautiful and sexy. She was enjoying herself, and she looked out into the crowd for her friends, who were enthusiastically cheering her on at the table. Attempting to regain her focus and return her attention to the dance, she glanced through the crowd. Pausing, for just one moment, she saw a man who looked a bit like Carter Sinclair turning toward the bar. Trying to focus for a better view—she suddenly locked eyes with heat and fire.