Happy Saturday to you all. Today I get to share the cover, and a snippet from my newest Cassie book, Cassie’s Conflicts.
The new club/spa has finally opened in Cassie and Tom’s community. The club is great, but there is one club member, Clara, who seems to be in conflict with everyone. Clara and Cassie had a run in one afternoon when Cassie tried to defend the young workers at the club from Clara’s unfair comments. Clare calls Cassie ‘Granny’ and intentionally bumps Cassie as she leaves the room. Cassie barely manages to contain her fury until she gets to Sue’s. Sue’s help comes in the form of a couple of pitchers of martinis.
Steve must have come in somewhere near the end of the second pitcher of martinis to a milder version of our earlier conversation, still plenty of cursing, threats on Clara’s car and lawn and the occasional song. After standing and listening to us for a relatively short period of time he went to the other room and called Tom.
“Hey Tom, you home yet?” Steve asked.
“No, I’ll be there in about fifteen minutes, what’s up?”
“Well, I think you better come by our house and collect Cassie first.”
Tom was on instant alert, “What’s wrong, is she hurt?”
“Oh no,” Steve assured him. “In fact I would say neither one of our wives is feeling any pain.”
Tom was quiet for a minute then said, “Are you telling me she’s drunk?” Drunk was much too harsh a word, I was a bit tipsy perhaps, but I was not drunk.
Tom’s not going to be happy. Poor Cassie doesn’t seem to be able to get away with anything. Of course that never stops her from trying. Cassie’s Conflicts will be out early in January.
Cassie is one busy lady. The new country club has opened and the whole gang is enjoying all the amenities. That is until a new club member, Clara, begins to ride roughshod over everyone. The situation worsens until it becomes physical, but even that doesn’t stop it.
Cassie seems to find little conflicts everywhere she turns, but it’s not always her fault. Tom is over protective about her health, sending Cassie into a tantrum. An annoying woman seems to be after Tom and a few things happen on the girl’s trip that lands her in even more hot water. But through it all Tom is there to love and protect Cassie in his unique way.