Sterling- A Montana Dayton Novel Capter 2:2

ec556-moonthumbAfter seeing Max off I sat on the front porch, enjoying the night air. I wanted to pull out my Harley and go for a ride, but my sister always gave me a hard time about riding the bike, well at least since I bought it a month ago.

Riding in Florida didn’t worry me; the drivers down here are much more courteous than New Mexico, and I couldn’t help myself, the bike’s sweet.

Along with my deep cobalt pearl 2011 Sportster Forty-Eight, I’m renting a jet black 2011 Challenger. It’s hard to pick which one I should drive sometimes.

I considered buying the Challenger; it’s one of my favorite cars. Unfortunately it wouldn’t be able to make it up my dirt road in the mountains. The Harley I can just load into my truck.

“Alright sis, we’re ready to head out now. I’m sorry we have to cut our time together so short.” My sister sat down next to me.

“Me too,” I sighed. “I’m going to miss all of you.”

“Charlie talked dad into calling the foreman again just to make sure, but we have to go back. The idiot owner of the mansion is threatening to sue.”

I started to wonder if this guy Shawn was working for had an actual name, but decided not to ask. When someone upset my sister that much they had no name, they were just an idiot.

“I seriously doubt Shawn will let that happen. If you have any problems tell me, I’m sure I would be able to find a ton of dirt on the guy you could use to retaliate.”

Zoë laughed. “I know you could.”

I’ve had to find dirt on people before, but I’ve never had to use it. What can I say; I don’t like anyone pushing me or my family around.

Shawn rolled out the suitcases and dumped them into the SUV they were renting before sitting down next to us.

“Charlie has wrapped herself around one of the banisters on the staircase. I can’t pull her off, I need some reinforcements.”

“She really doesn’t want to leave.” Zoë chuckled, glancing at me.

“Don’t look at me! I’d probably lose her or something.”

“So you’re planning on staying?”

“Yes, for a little while anyway.”

“What about Max?”

I shrugged my shoulders.

We were still sitting outside when Charlie came running out.

“I thought you forgot about me.”

I laughed as I grabbed her up in a bear hug, “Never.”

I gave her a big kiss on the cheek before Shawn snagged her away from me and headed to the SUV.

Zoë sighed and stood up. “Why haven’t I ever thought of that? Next time we’ll ignore her, maybe she’ll think we forgot about her and come running to us again.”

“It’s worth a try.” I grinned as we walked to the vehicle.

I hugged Shawn, Zoë, and Charlie, while keeping a good hold of Killer. He desperately wanted to go with them. We said goodbye and I headed back to the porch. I lit a smoke as soon as they were out of view.

“I think I am going to go for that ride Killer. Don’t get into too much trouble while I’m gone.”

I walked into the house for my leather jacket and helmet.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: Goodreads:

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