From the outside looking in, former beauty queen Loralee Montgomery has everything she ever dreamed of, a sprawling Texas ranch, two grown kids, and a wealthy husband. But when greed sinks its clutches deep into the soul of a man, there’s no telling what he might do to keep what is his, or take what isn’t. When love draws a woman out of herself into giving away her heart, there’s no telling what she might do if betrayed.
On October 26, 2011, I wrote and published the first chapter of Loralee on my webpage. I had no idea where the story was going, no preconceived plan or outline. I wanted to write a serial, one chapter at a time, to see if I could do it, and just for people to read and enjoy. I wrote it as an exercise in improving my own skills. I wrote it for something fun to do, and it felt a little dangerous, like I’d backed myself into a corner with it starting to write it at all and putting it out there that way, and had to write my way out. I wrote and published the last chapter of Loralee, on December 26, 2012. Then there it was, a complete novella, written one chapter at a time directly on my webpage. I had so much fun writing it that way, just freewheeling and winging it all the way through. Greed, jealousy, sex, betrayal, murder, and intrigue, Loralee has it all. Eventually, I decided I wanted to see the book in paperback form. It’s gone through a couple of incarnations since then. But I’d always intended for it to also remain on my webpage for free reading as well, then I just didn’t get back around to it. Here it is, all this time later. I’ll post it up a chapter at a time, again, and put the links here. I hope you enjoy it. If you decide you’d like to have a paperback copy of your very own, Loralee, The Dimestore Novella, is available on Amazon. ~ TS
Loralee, The Dimestore Novella
(Rated – R, For Mature Audiences)