Heart of Glass - Celebration, Release Day and Giveaway

Good morning, lovely readers!

Welcome to my revamped blog *strokes the pretty*. I'm so thrilled by how wonderful it looks. Thank you to Jessica from Finger Lakes Flash for all your hard work on making it look so fantastic.

It's been 5 long years to the day (how serendipitous) since my first published novelette, Heart of Glass was released as part of the Second Chances Anthology back in 2012.

There's a story behind how this little tale came about, the character of Heath inspired by two men I crossed paths with on a regular basis some years ago. Two men whose lives were a day to day struggle. Two men I'll never forget.

Now it's been given new life, been reedited and has a gorgeous new cover thanks to Jessica at Finger Lakes Flash, and I am so proud and excited to bring it to you once more.

Thank you for my wonderful beta readers Susan Reeves and Kaye P. Hallows. Without your support, this story wouldn't be what it is today.


Days after arriving in Australia for a working holiday, Zack Doherty is blindsided by the connection he instantly feels to Heath Connors.  Zack is uncharacteristically forward in pushing Heath to accept a date.

Heath has only recently had the courage to admit his true self, walking away from his marriage and a good job when he could no longer lie to himself. The attraction he feels for a stranger that fleetingly crossed his path confirms he made the right choice. Will Zack be the one to mend Heath’s heart of glass? 


    I headed for the bathroom, smiling at the thought of the man who had captivated my interest. But once I opened the door, the most beautiful voice I’d ever heard echoing through the room, my head snapped toward the sweet, melodic sound. There, standing at the sink, humming to himself as he washed his hands, was the man who’d been on my mind non-stop for the past twenty-four hours. Dressed in a white T-shirt and worn, pale blue jeans which hugged his ass in all the right places, he looked scrumptious. Gaze trailing upward, I noted his sun-kissed hair was thick and long, just as I’d pictured, but this time it was smoothed back into a ponytail. As I drew closer, I noticed he smelled of soap, so fresh and clean, and couldn’t hold back my moan. That was when he glanced up, baby blues widening as he caught my reflection in the mirror.

    “Well, hello again.” My voice may have sounded calm, sexy even, but in truth I was jumping out of my skin, heart about ready to burst as he turned to face me.

    “Oh. Hi.” He dried his hands and tossed the used paper towel into the trash, then scratched his chin and stared all over the place. His obvious shyness was so damn cute, but as he pushed past me and headed for the door, I began to panic. I didn’t want him to go, but it was clear I was making him uncomfortable.

     Before my head could catch up with my body’s actions, I’d grabbed him by the arm and whirled him around, then used my free hand to slam the door shut.
     “Wh-what are you doing?” His tone was surprised rather than angry, and I hoped that was a good sign.

     “Don’t go.”


This story is exclusive to Amazon, and is also available through KU


To celebrate all things release and blog revamp, I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, along with an e-copy of my paranormal romance, The Haunting of Angus Macgregor.

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batchelorboy55 said...

Like the new pretty blog, and looking forward to reading Heart of Glass. Got my copy before I saw the post.

Lisa said...

Thanks so much, batchelorboy55! I hope you enjoy the story, and good luck in the giveaway :)

L. J.

Josh Dale said...

Great review and love the blurb on the book.

Maria Cordero-Guzman said...

Congrats! ❤❤

kazbar65 said...

So so so happy that you have prettied up, and re released this story. I will saviour this read for on the train to work. I can't keep the smile off my face.

Lisa said...

Thanks kazbar65! I'm so happy you'll be checking this out. Enjoy and good luck in the draw!! :)

L. J.

Lisa said...

Thanks Maria and Josh for your comments :) Good luck!!

pat nelson said...

Congratulations on the re release of this great story. :)

Joscelyn said...

Congratulations and thanks for the chance.๐Ÿ’–

Lisa said...

Thanks, Pat! Good luck in the giveaway :)

Lee Todd said...

congrats on your re-release :)

Lisa said...

Thanks, Lee! Good luck in the draw :)

Serena91291 said...

The story sounds goo, I will give it a go. Congrats on the re-release too!

Lisa said...

Thanks Serena91291! I hope you enjoy and good luck in the draw :)