Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Finding Your Way by Amy K. McClung
With a touch of paranormal interference, a lost love seems to be working to help Perry and Manny find their happy ever after, while hinting that some things may not be as they seem.
Two years after the death of the first woman to hold his heart, Manny meets a woman who fires his desire to love again, but to do so, must he say goodbye the ghost of his first love?
Perry’s social anxiety causes her to isolate herself from everyone, including the man she’s inexplicably drawn to. As desperately as she wants to break free from her self-imposed prison, she can’t overcome her own insecurities.
Manny is determined to prove to Perry she is worthy of love. And just when he thinks he has succeeded, he’s forced to keep a difficult promise that will forever impact their lives.
Can a little divine intervention from Manny’s first love help Perry and Manny find their way to a happily ever after?
Flirting had never come easy for me. Suffering from social anxiety made it difficult for me to talk to anyone most days. But standing on the lighthouse platform, looking at this tanned god, the courage erupted inside of me. I had no idea where the bravery came from. The man was out of my league. He had black hair, which appeared soft enough to run my fingers through. Silky waves left a stray strand or two falling across his forehead accenting his dark eyes, giving him an exotic appearance. His fumbled answers to my questions left me wondering if he was as attracted to me, or just uncomfortable. When the woman approached him with the baby, I had to walk away. Although I knew they weren’t together, my anxiety rose causing a tightness in my chest and sweat to dampen my skin as panic set in.
Half way down the walk I wanted one more peek. Turning back, he was watching me, so I smiled and waved before practically running back to my car. Out of the corner of my eye, as I drove out of the parking lot, I saw him sprinting toward me, but my nerve was gone.
Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls and occasionally suffers from middle child syndrome. She met the love of her life online in August of 2004, on his birthday of all days, and married him in September 2005. Currently they have no human children only the room full of colourful robots that transform into vehicles and the large headed Pop Funko’s who represent their favourite characters. Collecting movies, shotglasses, Pop Funkos, and dust bunnies are some of her favourite pastimes. She began writing in September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel called Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris Series the following May. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.