Today we have the cover reveal for Timarie’s new romantic thriller, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE! Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy today!
Title: Pledge of Allegiance
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 15th
About Pledge of Allegiance:
April 15, 2013, Patriots Day. The city of Boston, and all of the nation, was rocked by a terrorist attack at the historical Boston Marathon finish line. Countless people are affected by this tragedy, including Michael Farino and Ireland “Ilee” Murphy. Neither one of them could have predicted that the act of saving Ilee’s life would lead Michael on a journey of personal discovery, while a decades old war between their rival Boston crime families threatens their happiness and their lives. Michael and Ilee will have to pledge their allegiances to either their families or each other, but it is not that simple. Passion, secrets, betrayal and a very complicated past are working against Michael and Ilee. Nothing is ever as it seems… Nothing!
The finish line is just their beginning….
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The bar is loud and filled with laughter and conversation. I look at my phone to see what time it was: 2:48 p.m. I swallow the last of my beer when all of a sudden:
I immediately look at Richie and say, “What the fuck was…”
We all duck instinctively as a second blast rattles The Forum. There’s a ringing in my ears, but I can still hear blood-curdling screams. The front windows of the bar have been blown out and bloody people are pouring into the bar screaming for help. Running on fear and adrenaline, I race out the door to see what the fuck just happened.
Boylston Street is a war zone. Boston’s bravest men and women are trying to help as many people as they can, but hundreds of people are bleeding. Many have limbs blown clear off. It’s absolute carnage. Sirens almost drown out the screams and cries for help.
I turn to go back into the bar to get Rich and Gabs so we could get out of here, but the entry to The Forum is now jammed with people seeking help and shelter from whatever’s about to come next. As I try to get around the mob, I see her.
Lying on the sidewalk is a girl covered in blood. She’s crying, screaming for help and for someone named Tricia. The left pant leg of her jeans has been burned off and her leg is gushing blood. It’s as if I was watching a 3-D horror movie and some creature took a chunk out of her tiny calf.
People are running over this girl trying to get to safety. As tears stream down from her blue eyes and onto her blood-spattered cheeks, I know I have to help her. I take my belt off and approach her.
“I’m Michael. I’m going to help you. I am going to use my belt as a tourniquet, OK? It’s going to be tight, but we need to stop the bleeding.”
I search her small face, and she nods her head that she understands as she continues to sob and her whole tiny body shakes. I have no idea how much blood she lost and I don’t want her to lose consciousness.
“What’s your name, sweetheart? I need you to keep talking while I get you to an ambulance.”
She looks at me with horror still in her eyes. Her eyes. They’re the most magnificent color blue I have ever seen. I have blue eyes, but they’re pretty standard. Her eyes though, are the color of the Caribbean Sea.
Oh. God. Maybe she doesn’t speak English. Fuck the international appeal of this race! I have to get her name at least. Maybe she’ll understand if I speak more slowly and loudly.
“WHAT IS YOUR NAME, SWEETHEART? WHERE ARE YOU FROM?”
She looks at me and narrows her eyes as she chokes back a sob. She says equally as loud and as slow as I had spoken to her, “MY NAME IS ILEE. I AM FROM MILTON!”
Timarie was born in raised in East Boston, Massachusetts. To this very day, Timarie still only live a few miles outside of downtown Boston. Since her early teens, Timarie has been a singer/song writer. After university, she continued to work in music, while simultaneously developing her business acumen in the private sector. It wasn’t until shortly after the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon finish line, that Timarie’s creative vision for this literary series came into focus.
Timarie continues to work in music, as well as being an active writer. In addition to the books in The Finish Line Series, Timarie has also authored three other books awaiting publication at the time of this printing. It is her hope to show the world that Boston is not just the birthplace of America, but also one of the most diverse, intriguing and culturally rich places in the country. As she always says, “Boston is always a supporting character in all of my books.”
Nothing is more important to Timarie than her family and friends, which includes her beloved Maine Coon, Princess. Timarie is also a fierce advocate for racial, gender and LGBTQ+ equality. She promotes independent thinking and social positivity.