Love Story #2
Before he became Tony Delaney’s right-hand man, Tick lost his dreams of being happy. After ten years, he is still haunted by the sudden loss of his fiancée and unborn son. Going through life thinking he doesn’t deserve happiness, his nights become filled with endless one-night stands. That is until he rescues Cyma. As quickly as he saves her, she walks out of his life, disappearing into the crowded Manhattan street. Days later, he accidentally runs into her at a party and his attraction grows stronger.
Cyma’s hard life has been nothing but pain and sorrow. She labels the charismatic stranger who saved her as a knight in shining armor. A chance meeting days later and Tick turns her world upside down. She's scared to hold on to the fairy-tale dream of being with him, but she's even more afraid to let him go.
Can these two somehow heal each other? Will their love survive all of the obstacles that are thrown their way?
Twisted Hearts from a Hopeful Soul: An Introduction:
Every author has a tale to tell about the stories they create. I am no different.
Mayhem was a fun but emotional ride of a story to write. Emotional because of the tear-jerking scenes (sorry, no spoilers) and fun because I based most of the characters off of the people closest to me.
Dante “Tick”, is based on a very close friend of mine. The only difference between these two men is Dante is a Marine, and my friend is in the Army. Dante is fiercely protective of those he loves; this stems from a loss he suffered years ago. When Cyma stumbles into his life, he knows he has found his reason to live again.
The character of Cyma is based on a few strong women I know, my mother included. Cyma’s life is centered around her daughter and trying to make her daughter’s upbringing as normal as possible. When Dante enters her life, he turns her world upside down.
Brenda is Cyma’s loyal best friend. Brenda is a spit-fire who calls things the way she sees them. She is based on my real life best friend, who I rely on to give me raw honesty above all else.
Manny—I loved writing his scenes. He is the comic relief in the group. And yes, there is an actual Manny. He is my real life assistant. Manny has a heart of gold and can quickly change into the man of steel if you get on his bad side. Look out for Manny’s story in 2017.
Magnum is a man of action instead of words. His imposing figure can make most men quake and women swoon. He is a complicated man, to say the least, but in a good way. Magnum’s story will be out in 2017, as well.
Almost every piece of fiction has a dash of fact woven into it. Mayhem, and the other Twisted Hearts Love Stories, are pieces of my own heart I’ve inked with blood and passion.
I hope you enjoy these characters as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Autumn works as an inventory manager for a major lingerie company by day and writes books at night. She loves laughing with her friends, and reading. Often found with her signature Jack and Coke in hand while doing the things she enjoys most.
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