He Calls Her Blue by Sheryl Grace
Loyalties will be tested. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive.
From birth, Indigo's life is complicated. Immediately after she is born to the very young and very beautiful Ruby, she is abandoned by both of her parents. However, a turn of events forces Ruby to reluctantly care for the child she wishes she never had. Provocative, shapely, and self- absorbed, Ruby, is more concerned with getting a man than being a mother. Meanwhile, the identity of Indigo’s father is shrouded in mystery.
Emotionally broken, sexually confused, and unaware of her beauty, Indigo seeks love and acceptance from array of unforgettable characters. Each character, leaving an undeniable mark in her life – some break her and some make her stronger. Love arrives in the form of the strikingly handsome and suave restaurateur Tyrone Mayfield. But his love comes with a price as he draws Indigo deeper into his other businesses. While Indigo does not have much of a life without Tyrone in it, with him she may die. In this page turner, loyalties will be tested, secrets will be exposed, and some won't live to tell.
Take a ride on this journey and experience the life of “Blue”, as she learns how to survive in the real world and the underground world that has been created for her...
Book review by Wendy Jones in May 2016 issue of Fort Worth Black News states, "Grace creates characters that feel as though they are in front of you and has penned quite a page turner..."
Excerpt: Chapter 7
Around five a.m., that morning, Indigo awakened to some strange clicking noises that sounded like Boom . . . boom . . . click . . . Boom boom . . . click . . . repeatedly. It was not a loud noise, but it was annoying. She tried to ignore it and kept trying to go back to sleep, but she couldn’t. Unable to take it anymore, she got out of bed and opened her door slowly. She could tell that the noise seemed to be coming from downstairs.
She tiptoed slowly down the stairs following the clicking noises. When she got midway down, she saw Tyrone sitting in the dimly lit living room. The back of his large upper body faced her, and he had on an undershirt and long pajama bottom. His arm was bending up and down in a robotic motion. As Indigo moved closer, she noticed that Tyrone was actually loading and unloading a couple of guns. She was startled, and tried to hurry up the stairs without him noticing, but Tyrone could see her shadow and turned around suddenly to look her in the eye. Indigo was experiencing a range of emotions she did not understand. She was scared and fascinated at the same time. She did not know what Tyrone was thinking, but she was becoming turned on . . . not by Tyrone . . . but by the sight of the guns.
“I’m sorry, Indigo, go back to bed, okay?” Tyrone said in a firm but soft voice. Indigo kept looking over his shoulder at the guns.
“Can I see them?” she asked with her eyes wide with excitement. “I don’t know about that, Indigo. Guns are dangerous,” Tyrone said in a concerned voice.
“Please, Mr. Tyrone, I want to hold one,” she begged.
“Look, Indigo, this is between me and you, okay?” Tyrone said in a nervous manner.
Indigo stepped closer to Tyrone wearing an oversized white tee shirt. Her hair tied back in a black and gold satin scarf. Tyrone let her step inside of his arms as he placed her hand on the gun’s handle and trigger. “You got it,” Tyrone said in an encouraging tone.
Indigo looked up at Tyrone as he was directing her posture, and she was able to catch a reflection of them off the hallway mirror. She realized one thing that day. She had fallen in love . . . not with a man . . . but with a gun. She loved the feel she got from holding it in her hand, and she knew she would have her very own one day.
( Continued... )
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About the Author
Sheryl Grace is a native of St. Gabriel, Louisiana currently residing in North Texas. After graduating with a degree in Mental Health Counseling, she began her career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Through her life and work experiences, characters begin to formulate in her head that she had to share. In her first novel of a series, she introduces you to a character called Blue. The life experiences of Blue will make your heart pound, ache, leave you breathless and filled with hope.