The hostesses pile out of the limousine in their designer gowns
"Wow!" Lilly gushes. "I can't believe we've been invited to the governor's mansion for JoAnne's roast."
Mac whistles. "This is going to be such a blast. I hear the governor is an old family friend of JoAnne's. And he has nothing but nice things to say about her and her new release, Wicked Intentions."
AJ taps on her phone. "Wicked Intentions is actually a collection of paranormal short stories. The title alone sends a little shiver down my spine."
"Put that phone away," Melissa admonishes. "It doesn't go with your dress at all."
AJ hugs her phone before slipping it into an elegant, beaded handbag.
"I think this might be one of the fanciest shindigs we've ever hosted." Lyn looks down at her big feet and smiles. "I'm glad I wore my sparkly shoes."
Mary snickers. "I can't believe you found such elegant slippers in such a behemoth size."
"Mary's 'girls' look about ready to spill over the top of that low-cut gown."
Mary proudly sticks out her chest. "Hey, I have Beyonce's upper body proportions and you have her lower portions, Lilly. I can't believe you found such a slimming dress for that big booty of yours."
"Be nice, ladies," Melissa says. "We're supposed to be on our best behavior tonight. JoAnne requested an elegant party and the governor has graciously offered the use of his mansion. So, let's get in there and get this party started!"
Once inside the mansion, JoAnne Myers, the guest of honor rushes forward wearing an elegant blue gown with a pearl necklace and matching earrings. She kisses the hostesses on their cheeks and smiles. "Thank you all for hosting me and for allowing the governor to have the roast here. The Ball Room is elaborately
decorated in shades of blues, pinks, and lavenders and Guns and Roses will be singing all my favorite songs. Oh, and Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick Jr., Belinda Carlisle and Tony Braxton are here too."
Lilly, AJ, Mac, Melissa, and Mary turn to Lyn with wide, questioning eyes. Lyn shrugs. "Hey, don't look at me. The governor is the one with the connections."
"I want him to host my next party," Melissa says as the hostesses follow JoAnne into a large reception area. There, she mingles with her guests, often telling silly jokes before Criss Angel and David Blain entertain the crowd with magic.
Then everyone sits down to eat a meal catered by Rachel Ray. The menu consists of exotic fruit, cheesy potato soup, lemon pepper fish, grilled chicken in mushrooms, filet mignon and porterhouse steaks. There is also several kinds of potatoes, corn on the cob, green beans, and broccoli with cheese.
And for dessert, there is German chocolate cake, cherry, apple, silk chocolate, and coconut cream pies and cheesecake with or without fresh strawberries, Boston cream pie, and Tiramisu.
As people finish their meals, Oliver and a host of handsome bartenders monitor the two full bars, mixing and serving pina coladas, margaritas, and strawberry daiquiris.
Then the Governor raises his glass in a toast to JoAnne. Everyone claps and then Lyn raises her glass.
Author Bio:I hail from the famous Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. I have worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I also canvass paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams.
My books along with my original canvass artwork can be viewed and purchased here: http://www.Intentions
by JoAnne Myers
Audra Roper has disturbing visions about her twin sister's disappearance, suspecting her brother-in-law Doug of Lisa's death.
Police officer Tyler Pettit tries to help, but when the law fails, Audra assumes Lisa's identity, plays amateur detective and discovers a bloody scene. All isn't what it seems as her life becomes a roller coaster of danger, heartbreak and intrigue.
When Carrie Reynolds starts having nightmares on her twenty-sixth birthday, she believes her "dark visions" can solve the twenty-year disappearance of her father.
When young newlyweds Bill and Gayle move into their new apartment, their lives are plagued with sightings of evil ghosts that threaten their marriage and lives.
The Legend of Lake Manor
For psychic Cassandra Lopez, coming to haunted Lake Manor was like a mission. The Manor and its employees needed her help in ridding the home of specters, most trying to kill and one willing to stay for love's sake.
When twenty-nine year-old Ginger Duncan discovers the old mansion Summer Wind, she is mysteriously drawn to it. Immediately the hauntings have a negative and profound effect on the family.
The Haunting of Barb Marie
Even as a child, Barb Marie saw dead people which terrified her parents. With no one to talk to about her gift/curse, Barb keeps the secret to herself. This takes an unhealthy toll on her childhood and two marriages. Who are these people that haunt her home now?
The Truth Behind the Lies-Laying the Norfolk Ghost to Rest
Solving the brutal murder of American born Ruthie Geil becomes a gauntlet of attacks and more murders for Federal Police Inspector Ian Christian. Between the victim's family, ex-lovers and ghostly occurrences on Norfolk Island, the killer is closer than anyone realizes.
“Wake up, sleepy head,” said a cheerful Kyle Roper to his snoring sister Audra. Living next door with a key to her place, he often visited unannounced...like this morning.
Audra stirred in her canopy bed, then slowly opened one bloodshot eye. “Is it morning already?” she asked, releasing a Wild Turkey and Coca Cola scented yawn.
“Wooo...weee...” said Kyle as he waved the noxious fumes away from his face. “I’m glad you’re on vacation so you can sleep late. What time did you bad girls leave the bar?”
“One hour after closing,” she said rolling onto her back and pushing her long chocolate-colored hair from her mascara-streaked face. “I feel like crap.”
“Maybe sooo…but if you’re gonna take Mom to the hairdressers, ya got less then an hour to shower and make it on time.”
“Eight a.m. is too early to be getting a perm. What’s wrong with that sweet mom of ours?”
“She’s an early bird, unlike a pair of twins I know,” he said pulling back the covers to reveal his sister’s Asian inspired silk pajamas. “I gotta go. I’ll call ya later.” He then left the room as Audra reluctantly rose from her bed.
Immediately she felt a severe pain in her abdomen and cried out, alerting her brother just before he reached the front door. He raced to her side and found her kneeling on the floor, holding her stomach with both hands. “Audra, what’s wrong?” He lifted her petite body onto the bed. “Do you need an ambulance?”
Her face twisted in agony. Each word was a struggle to release. “Lisa! Lisa!” She sobbed, horrifying her big brother.
“What about Lisa?” He shook her to get a response.
“Lisa,” she whispered before fainting. Kyle was shaking with the realization his other sister needed help. He grabbed the nearby telephone from the side table and frantically dialed Lisa’s number.
On the third ring, his brother-in-law Doug Smalley answered. “Hello,” he said with a grumpy tone.
“Doug, I need to talk to Lisa,” Kyle said with urgency.
There was a moment of silence. “Do you know what time it is? She’s asleep. She didn’t get in till after four. She’s dead to the world.”
“Well then...tell her ta call me or Audra as soon as she gets up,” said Kyle. “Don’t forget, Doug.”
“When could I ever forget my in-laws?” The line went dead.
“Bastard!” said Kyle before returning the receiver to its base.
At that moment, Audra regained consciousness. “I need to call Lisa.”
“Don’t bother. I already did, and she’s asleep.”
“Your stomach feeling better? How’s your head?” he asked, sitting down on the bed next to her
“Can you get me two aspirins from the bathroom medicine cabinet?” Her older brother obliged. He returned shortly with the tablets and a glass of water. Audra swallowed the pills and liquid then said, “Something has happened. I can feel it. Like when we were kids and Lisa or me got hurt…”
“And one twin felt the other twin’s pain?” he said, finishing the explanation.
“Yes! It was just like that...but much worse.”
“Doug promised to tell Lisa I called.”
“So you didn’t talk directly to Lisa?”
“No, but you and I both know it’s not just alcohol Lisa is prob’ly on.”
Audra rebelled at her brother’s accusations against their sister. “So you believe Doug’s lies about Lisa using drugs?”
“Don’t forget I had a drug addiction once. I know the signs of a heroin addict. When Lisa calls you, make it clear to her that she needs to get help if she wants custody of the kids in the divorce.”
“If Lisa loses those kids, she’ll just die.”
“And that’s exactly why she must get help. I gotta go,” he said, kissing Audra on the cheek and leaving.
After hearing the front door shut, she remembered her previous obligation. “Oh crap! Mom!” She jumped off the bed and into the shower.
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