Monday, February 15, 2016

The Alex Chronicles: What My Friends Don't Know VBT

Alexandra “Alex” Miller and her best friends are more like sisters.  They live by the code that a good girlfriend will stick by you and be honest with you not matter what. 

They’ve been friends over twenty years and have seen each other through marriage, divorce, broken engagement, death and other minor crisis.  But it’s the secrets they’ve failed to trust each other with.   Each of them is holding on to a secret they believe could destroy not only their reputation, but their friendship as well.

Alex and her best friends, Chloe, Taylor, Kendell and Dionne all long for one thing, a happy ending.  As they’ve gotten older, they’ve discovered, not everyone gets the fairytale happy ending they want, but the reality life has orchestrated for them.

I couldn’t move. That was the most uncomfortable experience I’ve ever had, much worse than my first pelvic exam.  In fact, right about now, those stirrups are looking pretty good, because that would distract me from all the memories that brief encounter resurrected.  It’s been over twenty years and he still makes my stomach jump.

“Who was that man?”  Bas asked.

I couldn’t dance around his question like I did last night. “Uhm...did I ever tell you how I got the money to start my business?”

“Does it have anything to do with the couple we just met?”

“It has everything to do with them.”  I took a deep breath and continued.  “My girlfriends know about Jonathan, but only a handful of people know about Terrence.” 

“Come on, let’s sit down.”  He guided me back to the club chairs, we sat down and I stared out the window.

“I spent the summer before my junior year and my junior year of college working at Motif Magazine in Paris.  The short version, Terrence and I met at the Louvre.  We were both trying to see the Mona Lisa.  Unfortunately, so was everyone else.  Instead, we spent the afternoon exploring the museum and by closing time, we were in love.  He was in Paris working for his father’s company.”

“That’s your ex?”

“Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to be married and no one know?”  He looked perplexed.  “Let me answer it for you.  Yes.”

“Excuse me?”

“Towards the end of summer we were hooked at the hip.  We spent all of our free time together.  Instead of going home for the holidays, I stayed in Paris and spent them with Terrence.  Spring came and the air was filled with love.   He proposed and two weeks after Valentine’s Day we got married.  When his parents found out, they came over and yanked him out of our apartment.  The last time I saw him was that morning.”

Author’s Choice…goodie…goodie.  Let’s talk to Alex and Moses

I’ll try to give a little background without giving too much away.

How did you meet?
Alex: We met at a party my cousin Taylor threw for my store opening.  It was sort of a welcome to Atlanta thing complete with all the glitterati o Atlanta.
Moses: Glitterati?  Then how did I get invited?
Alex: I’m still asking myself that.
Moses: I see you have jokes.
Alex: Next question

Who made the first move?
Alex: I think that question is for you.
Moses: Technically, it was me, but she did most of the flirting.
Alex: Me?
Moses: Yes.  Next question.
Alex: I think we need to go back to that last question.
Moses: No we don’t.  Next question.

Do you two act like this all the time?
Together: Next question.

What attracted you to each other?
Alex: It was his height.  He sort of stood out and I was impressed with the way he was dressed.
Moses: That’s not what you told me.
Alex: What did I tell you?
Moses: You know what you said.
Alex: What about you?
Moses: What about me?
Alex: What attracted you to me?
Moses: It was that cute little walk of yours.  And then you turned around and…
Alex: Next question.

How long have you two been together?
Alex: We really aren't together.  We uhm…
Moses: Next question.

I didn't mean to upset's two...I thought you two were dating.
Alex: It’s’s just, I’m still not sure about things with my ex.
Moses: Next question.

I’m sorry, it’s just listening to you two, I thought you were a couple.
Alex: We, uhm…there are some things I need to settle with my ex before I can…
Moses: What’s the next question?

You two seem like you’re made for each other.
Alex: You're…
Moses: I’ll handle this.  Yes, we’re in love with each other.  However, sometimes the timing isn’t right.

So there’s a chance you two will get together?
In Unison: It’s complicated.

Author Bio and Links:
I am a single Christian woman who loves God, Fashion and Cute Guys. Not all women who write Christian fiction will admit to that.

The subjects I write about are considered taboo in Christian fiction. If you want to read about Christians dealing with unrequited love, apprehension to give love another chance, arranged marriages, physical attraction, divorce, annulment, controlling their urges, infidelity, abortion, dating younger men, being a single mother, slipping up and sleeping with your estranged ex, standing up for yourself, being honest about not liking your in-laws, still being attracted to your ex, battling postpartum depression, having challenges in your walk with Christ or if you aren't too proud to admit you sometimes get angry and yell at God, then you're in the right place. 

The people that read my books have a thing for designer clothes and accessories and aren't ashamed to admit it. To them a cute Christian guy on their arm is the finish to the perfect outfit. Sort of like lipstick, you don't have to have it, but it sure makes you feel prettier when you do.

Website     |     Blog     |      Twitter     |     Facebook


  1. Thank you for hosting me today.

  2. I loved the interview with Alex and Moses! I need to read this book. Thank you for sharing!