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I am so grateful for the positive response I have received from those who have enjoyed reading Jenna’s Awakening and Jenna’s Closure. I have a few ideas about the upcoming third book in the series that I hope to have out in 2015. In the meantime, I’m busy writing and making outlines for other upcoming books.

My wife and I have also spent a few weekends driving around New Hampshire leaf peeping. This is our 2nd fall here, and it was definitely more colorful in some places more so than others compared to last year. We tried the Kancamagus Highway, but unfortunately we did not time it right. Last weekend we explored around Manchester and hit the jackpot of fall color around Dorr Pond in Livingston Park. We spent hours there taking in all the beauty around us. After grabbing lunch, we drove to Lake Massabesic. Not as much color there, although a few colors popped near the edge of the lake making a spectacular background for the sailboats. We enjoyed walking the trails working off our lunch.

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Lake Massabesic

We have been busy also squeezing in outdoor fall cleanup. I am not looking forward to trading the lawn mower for the snow blower soon, but I am looking forward to seeing the snow blanketing the pines and bare trees surrounding our back yard. I drove my wife crazy last night with the fan in the window. She thought just because it dropped down to 33 degrees last night that we didn’t need the window open, much less the fan. I love sleeping with it cool in the room. You would never know I am the one from the South in our marriage. So, I compromised just like anyone in a strong relationship does; we slept with the fan in the window on low instead of high! She had on pajama pants, a tank top, a T-shirt, and socks with the covers up to her chin. I slept like a baby in a tank top and shorts. My theory has always been you can always cover up more if you’re cold, but if you’re hot you are miserable. Not sure Mel agrees with me on that one, but it has worked for us so far. By the time I hit menopause, I’m sure she will have me sleeping outside to cool off.

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Dorr Pond

I think an apple cider donut and a cup of coffee are calling my name (or maybe I’m calling their name), and then time to get some more writing done!

Missy

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Jenna’s Closure

Chapter One

 

Jenna sat up and slipped her shirt and pants back on. She hated telling the story behind her tattoo. It was a deeply personal and private story that she had kept a secret since the day she got it. She remembered the pain of having the ink permanently etched into her skin, but that was nothing compared to the emotions and history behind it. Jenna stood up and walked across to the couch. She sat down and covered her face with her hands. She spent years trying to deal with what had happened, but she could never forget.

Kris watched as Jenna buried her head in her hands. It looked like Jenna was trying to stall an explanation. Jenna took a deep breath in and exhaled slowly. Kris’ heart melted as Jenna looked up at her with tears in her eyes.

Kris wanted to wrap her arms around Jenna and tell her everything was going to be alright, but she was hurt also. Had Jenna been lying to her all this time about never loving another woman before? Why else would she have another woman’s name with a heart tattooed on her back?

Jenna didn’t know where to start. She reached out to grab Kris’ hand, but Kris pulled away from her grasp.

As much as it hurt Kris to see Jenna upset, Kris wanted answers. She stared into Jenna’s eyes and finally asked, “Who is Kim?”

Jenna winced as Kris said Kim’s name. She summoned up her strength and calmly put her hands on her lap. The sound of her heart pounding in her ears was deafening. It felt like the room was getting hotter, as her palms began to sweat. Jenna took another deep breath and answered with a crackling voice, “My sister.”

Kris was relieved to hear it wasn’t a long lost lover, but she was confused. Jenna had never mentioned having a sister before. In fact, she had never talked about her family much. She knew Jenna wasn’t that close to them, but as far as she knew Jenna didn’t have any brothers or sisters.

Jenna waited for Kris to say something, but instead Kris was silent. Jenna reached for Kris’ hand again; this time Kris didn’t pull away.

Kris sat on the edge of the coffee table across from Jenna and clasped her hands around Jenna’s. She could sense Jenna was about to tell her something painful. Kris was still trying to wrap her head around the fact that Jenna had a sister that she had never spoken of. A tear streaked down Jenna’s face and landed in a hot splash on Kris’ hand. Finally, Kris broke the silence. “You have a sister?”

Jenna’s lips trembled as she began to speak. “Her name was Kimberly, but I called her Kim. Everyone else in the family called her Kimmie.” Jenna paused as a smile formed on her face.

Kris squeezed Jenna’s hands beneath her own encouraging Jenna to continue. She watched as Jenna’s eyes lit up talking about her sister. Kris was still confused. Thoughts continued to race inside her head. Why did Jenna say her name WAS Kimberly? Kris’ heart sank. She realized something must have happened to Jenna’s sister. Kris tried to keep the story going. “Are you the younger sister or the older sister?”

“We were twins,” Jenna replied.

Kris couldn’t believe Jenna had never mentioned having a sister before, especially a twin. Kris still used the present tense when referring to Jenna’s sister, even though Jenna kept referring to her in the past tense. “Does she look like you?”

Jenna’s smile widened. “We were identical twins.”

Kris’ jaw dropped. “What? Are you kidding me?”

Jenna shook her head. “Even our parents had a difficult time telling us apart. Kim had a birthmark on her lower back and I didn’t.” Jenna ran her hand over the spot on her back where her tattoo was. “It was in the same spot where I put my tattoo.”

Kris leaned in towards Jenna. “Tell me more about her.”

“We were best friends and we were inseparable.” Jenna’s smile faded, as the painful memories overtook the happy ones. “When we were seven years old we were playing in an empty field near our house. We never felt we’d be in any danger there. Our town was so small and everyone knew each other.” Jenna bit her trembling lip, composed herself, and continued. “We were playing with one of those red rubber balls that bounce high like the ones we had at school. Kim had kicked it pretty far and it landed underneath the only holly bush in the entire field near a tall oak tree.”

Jenna’s heart pounded inside her chest. “I cursed as I ran to get the ball. I was so worried about the thorns puncturing our new ball.”

Kris could feel Jenna’s hands sweating beneath hers.

“Just as I crawled under the bush, I heard Kim scream. I flipped over and sat up quickly scratching my face pretty bad on the prickly leaves. Blood ran down my forehead and into my eyes. I called out to Kim, but she just continued to scream.”

Jenna looked up at Kris as the tears silently trickled down her ruddy cheeks. “Blood and tears covered my eyes like a veil, but I could see Kim being dragged into a dark-colored station wagon. She was kicking and screaming trying to get away, but there were two of them. I ran as fast as I could to help her, but they sped off leaving nothing but a cloud of dirt kicked up beneath their spinning tires.”

Jenna collapsed into a sobbing mess on Kris’ shoulder. Kris held Jenna tightly. She felt her own tears run down her cheeks. She had no idea Jenna had ever experienced such a tragedy. Her mind raced, as Jenna’s sobs slowed enough for Jenna to catch her breath. Kris reached for a tissue and handed it to Jenna. “I’m so sorry, Jenna, I had no idea.”

Jenna wiped the remaining tears from her eyes and cheeks. “No, I’m sorry. This day was perfect. I didn’t want it to end like this.”

Kris used her thumb to catch a tear that was about to drip off of Jenna’s trembling chin. “Why didn’t you tell me any of this before?”

Jenna sat back on the couch. “It’s not something I like to think about, much less talk about.”

Kris took a deep breath and gathered up the courage to ask Jenna, even though she wasn’t sure if she was prepared for the answer, “Did you ever find Kim?”

Jenna shook her head. “We held out hope for years, but there were never any leads. It was like she vanished into thin air. My parents don’t want to assume anything, so we never talk about it. Hell, we hardly talk at all.”

It was a lot of information for Kris to take in all at once. Jenna was so perfect. Kris couldn’t believe the painful secret she had been hiding. All Kris could do was wrap her arms around Jenna and hope there were no other secrets.

Chapter Two

 

The following morning Jenna opened her eyes to find Kris lying in bed beside her. She had awakened in a panic hoping it hadn’t been just another dream. Jenna smiled as she felt contentment in her new bedroom with the woman she had fallen in love with. She was so happy everything had worked out, and she couldn’t wait to see what the future held for them together.

Kris was sleeping on her back with one arm resting on the pillow above her head. The plush white blanket and silky satin sheet draped across her body just below her waist. Kris’ tight abdomen was visible from beneath the light gray tank top that belonged to Jenna.

Kris’ eyes fluttered open to find Jenna watching her. She smiled and stretched her arms and legs as far as she could reach causing the covers to shift down further and her top to rise up higher. “Good morning.”

Jenna lowered herself and kissed Kris’ stomach. Her hands tickled Kris’ sides as they made their way underneath Kris’ shirt. She felt Kris’ nipples stiffen beneath her fingertips as Kris arched her back. “Good morning to you, beautiful.”

Kris let her eyes flutter before shutting them again. She melted under Jenna’s touch. “What are you doing?”

Jenna raised up lifting her shirt above her head in a slow tease before throwing it onto the floor. “I think you know exactly what I’m doing.”

Kris sat up and kissed Jenna’s neck as she pulled her closer. “I’m going to have my hands full with you.”

Jenna lifted Kris’ shirt and tossed it in the air. She took Kris’ head in her hands kissing her with a burning desire as she guided her back down to the bed. She felt a fever building up within her spurred by the now familiar sensation of having a woman’s body beneath her.

Kris ran her hands down Jenna’s back until she met the waistband of Jenna’s shorts. Her fingers didn’t linger long before slipping underneath until they met Jenna’s perfect ass. She squeezed a handful in each hand. “I told you I would have my hands full.”

Jenna smirked and placed her hands on Kris’ breasts. “Looks like you are quite the handful yourself.”

Kris pinched Jenna before flipping her over so that she was the one on top now. As she straddled Jenna’s thighs, she looked down and smiled. “You are so beautiful. How did I get so lucky?”

Jenna felt tears well up behind her eyes. It was the first time someone made her feel like the words were true. “I’m the lucky one.” She wanted to say more, but that’s all she could manage without getting emotional and spoiling the moment. They would have the rest of their lives together for her to show and tell Kris how she felt.

Kris lowered herself and whispered in Jenna’s ear, “We’ll have to agree to disagree.” She silenced Jenna with a steamy kiss before she had a chance to respond.

Jenna broke free and grabbed at Kris’ shorts. “You won’t be needing these for what I have in mind.”

Kris kissed Jenna’s neck before responding. “And just what is in that naughty mind of yours?”

Jenna slid her hand inside of Kris’ waistband and smiled up at Kris. “Well, it feels like you’re thinking the same thing.”

Kris spread her legs further apart. She leaned down and rested her head on Jenna’s shoulder. “Is that your professional diagnosis doctor?”

Jenna felt Kris’ hot breath against the side of her neck. It made the ache between her legs intensify. “Well, that isn’t my final diagnosis yet. I need a little more time to explore your symptoms.”

Kris raised her head and focused on Jenna’s face. Her heart raced. She could feel her pulse thumping hard against her neck like it was trying to escape. Jenna’s dilated pupils swept from her eyes to her lips.

Jenna slid her hands up to Kris’ dangling breasts. Her fingertips caressed Kris’ taut nipples. She couldn’t contain her burning passion as she kissed Kris with a feverish intensity. Jenna then let her hands meander back down to Kris’ shorts. She gripped and tugged at the waistband.

Kris stood up and slipped out of her shorts. She wasted no time relieving Jenna of her shorts also. Kris swallowed hard as she took in the sight of Jenna lying on the bed naked. The sound of her heartbeat pounded like thunder in her ears. Jenna’s look penetrated deep into her soul. She could feel the love swirling between the two of them like an invisible mist.

Jenna beckoned Kris back to the bed. “If you want my diagnosis you’re going to have to get a little closer.” She placed her hands behind her head and sized up Kris standing in front of her.

Kris climbed back onto the bed running her hands up Jenna’s smooth legs. “You are gorgeous.”

Jenna rolled her eyes, “Oh, please.”

Kris placed her fingers over Jenna’s lips while her tongue flicked hard against one of Jenna’s nipples. She pressed her thigh firm between Jenna’s legs with enough pressure she could feel how aroused Jenna was.

Jenna wiggled her waist further down to increase the pressure she felt. She turned her head to the side as she gripped the headboard behind her. Kris’ fingers still lingered over her lips, which she parted. She sucked hard on Kris’ fingers while she arched her back. Kris continued to lick and bite Jenna’s nipples with her warm tongue and mouth.

Jenna needed to release the tension that was consuming her senses. She guided Kris’ hand down to her pulsating clitoris. She writhed in pleasure underneath Kris’ expert touch.

Kris wasted no time. She knew how bad Jenna wanted it. She began with a feathery and slow touch. “Do you like this?”

“Yes. Oh, yes. Just like that.” Jenna pulled on the rails of the headboard so hard she thought they would break at any moment.

“What about this?” Kris increased the pressure but kept her caress gentle.

“Harder. Faster.” Jenna raised her hips to meet Kris’ fingers.

Kris dipped her finger down and brought it back up to Jenna’s clitoris before she quickened her pace. “Oh, you like that don’t you?” She laid down beside Jenna and watched as Jenna’s expression compelled her to finish what she had started.

Instead of answering her, Jenna kissed her hard as her entire body spasmed. Jenna wrapped her thighs tight around Kris’ hand and her kiss became lighter.

Kris broke away from the kiss when she felt Jenna’s hand against her. She pushed it away. “We have too much to do,” Kris declared.

Jenna ignored Kris and kissed her again. She felt Kris melt beneath her.

Kris let her body succumb to Jenna’s seductiveness. She pulled Jenna hard against her as her pelvis found Jenna’s thigh.

“Did someone change their mind?” Jenna questioned with a playful grin.

“You might be able to persuade me,” Kris confessed. She rolled to her other side with her back against Jenna.

Jenna kissed Kris’ shoulder and then her neck as she snuggled up behind her. Her fingers found Kris’ nipples, which had sprang back to attention. “I’ll try my best.”

Kris leaned against Jenna and moved her top leg back resting it over the top of Jenna’s legs. She twisted more until she was almost lying at a forty-five degree angle against Jenna giving Jenna plenty of room to explore.

Jenna’s fingers traced down Kris’ side until they reached the curve of her hip. She watched Kris’ eyes close in anticipation. She rested her chin on Kris’ shoulder and slid two fingers further down until she encountered the sweet honey she desired.

A throaty, “Mmmm,” escaped from Kris. She licked her lips in anticipation.

Jenna’s fingers penetrated Kris and she could feel the ridged walls embrace them. She curled her fingers and stroked Kris’ G-spot causing Kris to gasp. “Oh my…oh, mmmm,” Kris moaned.

Jenna welcomed the rhythm Kris had developed as Kris’ backside bumped against her recovering clitoris. From the look on Kris’ face, no one had ever touched her like this before. “Just relax and go with it.”

Kris’ eyes were now wide open and she tensed up. “But it feels like I have to….”

Jenna spoke before Kris could finish her sentence. “I know, but trust me. It will be okay, just relax.” She positioned her wrist so that it danced against Kris’ clitoris. She felt Kris’ muscles loosen up as her eyes closed again.

They found their rhythm again and Kris submerged herself in the ecstasy she was feeling. A slow crescendo of yearning replaced the weird sensation from before. The air around her felt icy compared to the fever coursing through her body. The heat had started in her groin and fanned out from there. The fire surged until it hit the tips of her toes and the top of her head causing a simultaneous reverberation of her core. Her scalp tingled and her toes curled.

Jenna felt Kris’ vaginal walls begin to spasm against her fingers. She didn’t slow or quicken her movements, but kept a steady pace.

And then it happened. Kris lost complete control. Her body contorted and twisted as all the heat gravitated back down to her pelvis at once and exploded before being extinguished by a tidal wave of moisture leaving her breathless.

She went limp and collapsed with her head propped against Jenna’s chest. She held Jenna’s hand firm against her until the pulsations stopped.

Jenna gave Kris a soft kiss on the lips. “I told you to trust me.”

Kris released the grip she had on Jenna’s hand. “What did you do?”

Jenna chuckled. “I found your G-spot.”

Kris’ eyes narrowed as she gave Jenna a puzzled look. “I thought that was a myth. I’ve never experienced anything like that before.”

“Not everybody has one, and it isn’t in the same place in those that do,” Jenna explained.

“Do you have one?” Kris inquired.

“I guess you’ll have to wait and see.” She brushed Kris’ hair back and kissed her forehead.

Kris shifted pulling Jenna down until Jenna was resting on top of her. “You are such a tease.”

Jenna rested her head on Kris’ chest and pulled the blankets up around them. She looked around the room and sighed. “I forgot about all of the unpacking I have to do.”

Kris tickled Jenna. “Are you joking? What about me? I still have to pack up my things at my place, move everything here, and then unpack too.”

Jenna peeked up at Kris and smiled. “Okay, you win. We’ll go over there and get started today.”

Kris stroked Jenna’s back. “Are there any more surprises planned or did you pretty much cover everything yesterday?”

Jenna sat up and let the covers slide down off her back and shoulders. She stretched her arms above her head and then rubbed her eyes. “No more surprises or secrets.” She looked around the room at all the boxes. “I need to start attacking some of these.”

Kris stood up and slipped back into her clothes before walking over to the suitcase she had packed from her house. She pulled together a quick outfit. “I’m going to take a shower after I brush my teeth.”

Jenna snatched her clothes from the floor and followed Kris to the bathroom. She pulled open the top drawer and pulled out a tube of toothpaste.

Kris laughed as she looked down at the toothpaste Jenna had placed on the counter. It was almost as flat as a sheet of paper and rolled up from the end to squeeze every last bit of toothpaste out. “You are a doctor with a good salary, but you insist on getting every ounce out of that tube.”

Jenna rolled the tube up further as she squeezed the toothpaste out onto her toothbrush and then Kris’. “Waste is waste.”

Kris kissed the back of Jenna’s neck. She was happy that she was finally getting to know more about Jenna and her quirky traits such as being thrifty.

After brushing her teeth and giving Kris a smack on the ass, Jenna walked back into the bedroom. It was a mess with boxes everywhere. Her mind flashed back to five months ago when Kris first showed her the house. Jenna sat down on the bed and ran her hand over the sheets. What had been only a fantasy before was now her reality. She was beginning the life she had dreamed of for herself, and she couldn’t think of anyone else she would rather be with.

Jenna had managed to get through a few boxes before Kris had finished her shower. She heard the bathroom door open and glanced over her shoulder to find Kris standing in the doorway wearing her robe. Jenna remembered purchasing it a few years ago. She had debated buying it because it was short and a little too sexy for someone single without anyone to wear it for. Looking at it wrapped around Kris, she was glad she did.

Jenna turned to face Kris. The thin light blue material clung to every curve of Kris’ body leaving nothing to the imagination. The silky trim reflected the soft morning sunlight peeking through the window behind Jenna. The fragrance of Kris’ shampoo carried by the steam escaping from the hot shower awakened Jenna’s senses.

Kris was oblivious to the way Jenna was looking at her. She winked at Jenna. “Your turn.”

Jenna strolled towards Kris. “Isn’t that my robe?” Jenna pulled on the strings tied around Kris’ waist.

Kris smiled and grabbed Jenna’s wrists. “Yes, it is.”

Jenna moved in closer until her lips brushed against Kris’ ear. This time she gave a more firm tug on the strings holding the robe together. “Can I have it back please?”

Kris nuzzled her lips against Jenna’s neck. “Right now?”

Jenna ran her fingers along the inside seam across Kris’ chest. Kris’ skin was still warm from the hot shower. She noticed the droplets of water curving a path down between Kris’ breasts. Her hands slid inside the robe and around to Kris’ back. She pulled Kris in tight and pressed her lips against hers.

Kris melted in Jenna’s arms. She didn’t resist Jenna’s caresses. She braced herself against the doorframe as Jenna left a trail of kisses down her neck. Kris moaned as Jenna’s tongue worked over her stiff nipples. She could spend the entire day making love to Jenna, but they both had a lot to get done today. Kris pushed Jenna away and covered herself back up with the robe. She kissed Jenna’s cheek. “We can continue this later, but right now we have to get moving.”

Jenna groaned and grabbed her clothes. She opted for a cold shower instead of a hot one like Kris had taken so she could cool down. Opening up to Kris about her true feelings intensified her passion. Thoughts of Kris consumed her mind. Now, she knew what it felt like to have Kris’ naked body pressed against her. Now, she knew what it was like to have Kris’ lips and tongue exploring every inch of her body. She knew what Kris liked and how her body quivered right before an orgasm.

After a quick shower, Jenna rushed downstairs to find Kris making breakfast. She was glad she had stopped by the store the day before. She came up behind Kris and put her arms around her. She kissed the back of Kris’ neck and drew her close.

Kris turned around still within the grip of Jenna’s arms. “Don’t you get started again.”

Jenna smiled. “I can’t help it. I’ve waited a long time to be able to do this.”

Kris placed her hands on top of Jenna’s and released them from her waist. “I know, but we’ll never get anything done if we keep this up. I promise, if you behave today, I’ll do whatever you want tonight.” She gave Jenna a quick kiss before pushing her away.

“I will hold you to that promise,” Jenna said as she backed away from Kris. She started unpacking a pile of boxes in the kitchen. She tried to conceal her mischievous grin, as she thought about what she wanted to do to Kris that night. Jenna felt like a little kid working towards a prize for doing chores. She couldn’t stop smiling as she continued to imagine all the ways she intended to play with her prize.

Chapter Three

 

It took three months of Kris bribing Jenna for the two of them to finally get settled into their new home together. At times, Jenna was the one who had her hands full trying to keep Kris focused. They learned a lot about each other during that time. Kris realized Jenna was more frugal than most, despite her comfortable income. Jenna learned that Kris sometimes talked in her sleep. Kris concluded Jenna had a pretty good eye when it came to decorating and choosing colors, but lacked confidence coordinating outfits. Jenna discovered Kris was good at hiding how shy she was, although she had more friends than anyone Jenna had ever known.

They both knew what they had together was special. They loved each other and shared a deep attraction. They shared every moment they could together. At one point, Allie and the rest of Kris’ friends started to feel neglected, but they didn’t say anything. They all knew how much Kris needed Jenna and how long she had waited to have someone like Jenna in her life.

Kris had been in a lonely place in her life before meeting Jenna. She had compared every woman she met to the only other love of her life, Susie. In Kris’ mind, she had let Susie slip away. Other women she had allowed into her heart had been unfaithful. She had given up on dating and was trying to come to terms with growing old alone, but meeting Jenna in the emergency room last year changed everything. Who would’ve ever imagined a trip to the ER, would have changed her life forever. After spending time with Jenna, those feelings of desire and longing to be with someone again came rushing back to Kris.

Every now and then while Jenna was busy, Kris would stare at Jenna and her heart would begin to race just like it had when they first met.

By now, they had both began to settle into their routines. They told each other “I love you” every night and always fell asleep holding hands. They never left in the morning without a kiss goodbye; sometimes, more than a kiss if they had a little extra time. They were both busy during the week and sometimes had to work opposing weekends. They cherished their time off when the stars aligned and they were off at the same time.

They spent Friday nights catching up with their friends. Jenna and Kris enjoyed having people over for dinner and conversation. Saturdays were sometimes spent with friends especially if there was a festival or event nearby. They reserved Sundays for themselves to spend time together. They loved spending time with their friends, but they always looked forward to Sundays.

Today was one of those Sundays. Jenna and Kris had been out late the night before at one of the restaurants downtown celebrating Liz and Erin’s anniversary. Jenna awakened to Kris nibbling on her earlobe. Jenna yawned and stretched her arms above her head.

“Good morning sunshine,” Kris said.

Jenna let her arms relax and rest above her head. “Good morning beautiful.”

Kris rested her head on Jenna’s shoulder. “Let’s go to the beach today. The weather is going to be gorgeous.”

Jenna wrapped her arms around Kris and kissed the top of her head. “Sounds great to me. I’ve been dying to see you in that skimpy bikini Allie talked you into buying last week. You two should go shopping together more often.”

“You may change your mind when you see what she made me buy for you to wear.”

Jenna cleared her throat. “What? You never said anything about buying something for me.”

Kris smirked and jumped off the bed. “Sorry, I guess I forgot to mention that part of our shopping trip. You’ll see tonight. It will be a surprise. Well, a surprise for you and a treat for me.” She walked to the dresser.

Jenna watched Kris gathering up her clothes. She only had her panties on. The morning light highlighted her smooth skin and seductive curves.

Kris could feel Jenna staring at her. She turned her back towards Jenna covering her breasts and glanced back at Jenna over her shoulder trying to be modest. “What?” she asked.

Jenna walked across the room towards Kris. “You’re beautiful.” She wrapped her arms around Kris and kissed the back of her shoulder.

Kris gripped Jenna’s arms and gave them a squeeze. “I love you Jenna.”

Jenna squeezed Kris tighter. “I love you more.”

After a long shower together and a quick breakfast, they kissed Jax before walking out to the car. He wasn’t too happy about staying behind, but dogs aren’t allowed on the beach during the season. Summer was starting to wrap up and the weather had turned from the sweltering August heat to more mild with just a hint of fall in the evening air. There would be a lull in the tourists for a few weeks before the leaves changed and the fall color would bring the tourists back again.

Jenna and Kris threw their sunglasses on, rolled the windows down, and set off towards the coast. Kris stuck her hand out the window and played with the air rushing past it. “Can we take Smith Road? I know you don’t like to go that way, but I love looking at those huge houses facing the water.”

Jenna grimaced. “Okay. You know I can’t say no to you.” Smith Road only had a few houses that broke up the landscape, which was part of its appeal. Only the wealthiest residents could afford to live in that section. However, there was one bad spot along the way, almost a blind curve, that made Jenna uneasy. As long as everyone stayed in their lane, it was fine.

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Jenna’s Closure

“Jenna’s Closure” is Book Two of the Dr. Jenna Harper Series, which picks up the pace and continues where “Jenna’s Awakening,” Book One, left off.

Dr. Jenna Harper thought she had finally found happiness. She had permanently settled down with a secure position at the hospital. She had purchased her first home, which she was sharing with the love of her life. Who knew one leisurely trip to the beach could turn her life upside down?

Will Jenna’s new relationship be able to survive a brush with fame, forbidden temptations, and someone determined to tear it apart? Sometimes people change, but it isn’t always for the better. Jenna’s future depends on the events and actions of that one day, which will have a lasting impact on the rest of her life. It all comes down to one day and the chain of events that ensue. Not everyone gets to enjoy a fairytale ending.

 

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Ogunquit and York, Maine, Adventures

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Marginal Way Lifeguard Stand

If you have never had the chance to explore all the natural beauty of Maine you are definitely missing out. We are lucky enough to be in relatively close driving distance, under an hour give or take with traffic, to enjoy the beauty of Marginal Way in Ogunquit. It is absolutely gorgeous in the summer time. The trick is to get there early to avoid the massive crowds of tourists waiting to stroll along the paved pathway that guides you along the mile strip of oceanfront property surrounded by honeysuckle, sea roses, and other beautiful plants that are absolutely breathtaking.

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Benches Galore

 

They have benches placed in all the right lookouts along the granite cliffs where you can literally sit for hours and enjoy the gorgeous sparkling water, the beautiful sailboats, and the sounds of birds chirping their little hearts out. If you are lucky, you may catch people flying huge unique kites along the beach. One day we actually saw a group flying a huge purple octopus kite!

It is a great place to sit and ponder about life, and a truly great escape from our usual hectic schedule between our full time jobs and Missy’s other full-time job as a devoted author.  One of my favorite parts is getting ice cream at the end of the walk, which is a delicious quenching treat especially during the hot summer. I hope you have a chance to check it out one day. It is so worth it. Whenever our family comes to visit, it is always a top request.

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Cliff Walk End

Another cool place to go for a more adventurous walk, which is more of a natural pathway, is the Cliff Walk in York, Maine.  The path is not paved, but you are still able to walk along as long as you don’t have a stroller or anyone who is unsteady on their feet.  It is rocky so be careful, but most of it is pretty flat. Along the path are huge gorgeous homes to admire on one side and the ocean on the other side where you may see sailboats  or dogs running along the beach with their owners. It’s fun. We usually check out both Marginal Way and the Cliff Walk in the same day if we have the energy, which ice cream definitely helps with! Yes, I have a huge sweet tooth! Ha ha!

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Nubble Light

If there is still time left we sometimes check out a gorgeous lighthouse called Cape Neddick Light, Nubble Light in York, Maine. You can take your dog there as long as they are on a leash. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of harbor seals, herring gulls, and more. It is beautiful and also stays crowded. There is a decent amount of parking where you can sit in your car and watch the waves or get out and walk around. If we go in the winter, it is SO COLD, but so gorgeous, especially during the Christmas lighting starting on the Saturday following Thanksgiving until mid January. They also have a feature called Christmas in July, which is celebrated at the end of July and the first week of August. It’s so pretty whether the lighthouse island is covered in snow or if you experience the lighthouse on a nice warm day. One thing to remember is to make sure you have a long enough shirt, that wind is something…

Mel

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Yummy Turkey Cheeseburger Recipe

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Turkey Cheeseburger With Sweet Potato Fries.

My wife and I wanted to share this delicious turkey cheeseburger recipe with everyone. We usually treat ourselves on the weekend! It is really simple to make, and once you put together the seasoning it will be super easy to make. The seasoning makes 2 tablespoons at a time. We are huge fans of making things simple and easy, oh and affordable too! The cheeseburgers go great with sweet potato fries!

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The first step is to buy all the ingredients including the following:

  • Turkey meat of your choice, 1-2 pounds. We buy turkey meat from BJ’s Wholesale Club. We usually buy the 3 pound size and cut into 1/4 chunks. We split the 1/4 chunk between us.
  • Paprika 2 teaspoons.
  • Ground black pepper 1-1/2 teaspoons.
  • Dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Onion powder 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Ground cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Frozen sweet potato fries. We buy Alexia Sweet Potato Fries. They are delicious.
  • Ketchup of your choice.
  • Mustard of your choice.
  • BBQ sauce of your choice. We use Masterpiece Original. We love the sweet and spicy flavor.
  • Cheese of your choice. We use Velvetta Sharp Cheddar slices.
  • Butter spray of your choice. We use BJ’s canola oil spray, but any butter/canola spray would be fine!
  • Nonstick foil for the sweet potato fries.
  • Hamburger buns.

You will also need a frying pan, cookie sheet pan, and a spatula. Of course don’t forget the pot holders/gloves to handle the fries!

How the delicious process begins:

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

The first step is to go ahead and preheat your oven to 425 for the Alexia Sweet Potato Fries. While that is preheating. Go ahead and mix all the seasoning above on the list including the paprika, black pepper, dark brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. We use a small plastic ziplock container and mix it all up. Remember this recipe makes 2 tablespoons. So it should last you more than one time unless you like a really spicy and salty burger!

Once the seasoning is made go ahead and grab as many fries as you want! It is a good thing our pan is on the smaller side! Ha ha. Place the fries on the nonstick foil and try to spread them out evenly.

Take out a frying pan and heavily spray the bottom and the sides with the butter spray to prevent the turkey burgers from sticking. Go ahead and place the turkey burgers, depending on the size you want. We use 1/8 pound each. You can use more if you want a bigger burger. Smash both burgers as flat as you can on top of the sprayed pan.

Go ahead and wash your hands off to prevent contamination. Then, sprinkle a few pinches of the seasoning on each burger only on the top of the burgers for now. Then spray more butter spray on the seasoned burgers.

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Spicy Burgers

By now your oven should be preheated for your fries and ready to bake. We place the timer on the microwave for 22 minutes.

Once the timer gets down to 15 minutes you can put the burgers on a medium high towards the lower side flame. We use a gas oven, but an electric oven works just as well on medium.

When the fries get about halfway done, 11 minutes left, we take them out of the oven and flip them around so they cook evenly and continue cooking for the remainder 11 minutes.

When the burgers are about halfway done with about 7 minutes left flip them over with a spatula and place more butter spray down as you lift each burger up to prevent the burgers from sticking. Go ahead and sprinkle more seasoning on the flipped burgers with additional butter spray and let the other sides of the burgers finish cooking.

When there is about 2 minutes left go ahead and take out 2 slices of the cheese of your choice. We use Velveeta cheddar cheese. Let the cheese completely melt. The fries should be done. Shut off your oven and burner and get ready to enjoy.

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BBQ Sauce Topped Sweet Potato Fries

I cover the burgers with mustard and BBQ sauce. Missy likes ketchup on her fries and I am a big BBQ fan for my fries. Then you should be ready to go. We like to wash it all down with some diet cokes! Enjoy!

Mel

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Jenna’s Awakening Free Sample

Available On Amazon In Kindle And Paperback Versions.

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Chapter One

Dr. Jenna Harper had just arrived in town. She did not know anyone, and this was her chance for a new chapter in her life. She was not running away from anything, but felt like she was running towards something. Jenna grew up in a small town in the south where everyone knew each other. It was hard to get away with anything or keep any secrets in her hometown; not that she had any, but she was tired of all the gossip.

She grew up in a family with a mother and father who worked different shifts so they would not have to deal with their failing marriage. Her father was a hard worker and everyone loved him. He was the kind of guy who would do anything for anyone. Jenna’s mother was a hard worker also. She did her best to help provide for the family. Unfortunately, in the process, Jenna’s mother quickly found herself in debt. Jenna grew up knowing she wanted her life to be different. She wanted to go to college, have a successful career, stay out of debt, and hopefully…hopefully, find someone to spend the rest of her life with along the way.

Jenna studied hard, went to Duke University near her hometown, earned a spot in the cardiothoracic program at Yale University School of Medicine, and was on her way to becoming a successful cardiothoracic surgeon. She worked hard and graduated at the top of her class. Jenna had little time for a social life. She dated a few guys on and off, but nothing serious. She could not commit beyond a few dates with each guy no matter how handsome or nice they were.

Jenna was in town to temporarily replace one of the specialty surgeons who was out on medical leave at the hospital. She could easily picture herself living in this quaint picturesque New England town. The people were always nice and did not mind her slight southern accent. She was renting a small upstairs apartment from an elderly woman in the heart of downtown. She loved the fact she could walk to get groceries, walk to cafes and restaurants, and even walk to see a movie or concert. There were also many parks nearby for her to run. This one town to her was a charming fairytale that she would have never known existed if her temporary position had not brought her here, but she was glad it did.

After working at the hospital for a month, Jenna hoped the hospital would find a more permanent position for her. Summer was underway and she enjoyed the warmer weather, but she hoped she would get to at least experience the colorful leaf show New England is famous for before leaving if she had to. On a hot sweltering day in late August, the ER had become extremely busy and asked for extra help. Jenna jumped in to help. It had been a while since she had rotated through the ER, and she looked forward to taking care of some less critical patients for a change.

Near the end of her ER shift that day, a woman came in who had cut her finger while chopping vegetables for dinner. It was a small cut, but it was deep and needed stitches. Jenna quickly went over the patient’s chart. The patient’s name was Kristen Fletcher. Jenna pulled back the curtain of the small examining area to find a thin female with blond shoulder-length hair pulled back into a sporty ponytail, much like Jenna would wear her hair during her morning jogs.

Kris was startled and jumped when she heard the metal rings of the curtain as the doctor appeared. Kris looked up and smiled. She had never seen the doctor before. Kris was a local realtor in town, and she made it her business to know as many people as she could. She was really good at remembering names and faces, but she could not recall ever having met this woman before. Kris was sure she would have remembered her if she had ever been introduced. She thought the doctor was beautiful. She studied the doctor’s long dark hair, emerald-colored eyes, and thin physique.

“Hi Ms. Fletcher, I’m Dr. Harper,” Jenna said as she placed the chart down on the stand beside the hospital bed where Kris was sitting.

Kris was even more drawn to Jenna when she heard Jenna’s southern accent. Yes, she definitely knew this was a face she would never forget. Kris glanced down at the black nametag that read Jenna Harper, M.D. It was clipped to the white coat that was hindering Kris from completing the mental picture she was taking. Kris blushed and bit her lip as she commanded herself to stop gazing. “You can call me Kris.”

“Okay, Kris, it says on your chart that you cut your finger.” Jenna reached for a pair of gloves. “Let me take a look at it, and I will get you fixed right up and out of here as quickly as I can. I hope you didn’t have to wait too long.”

Kris flashed a nervous smile and held out her hand to Jenna who was sitting on the rolling stool in front of her. Kris tried to compose herself enough to relate the story of what happened. She told Jenna she had been in the process of chopping red bell peppers for salad to have with dinner when she accidentally cut her finger.

During the examination, Jenna noticed Kris was breathing a little faster than normal and seemed a little flushed. “Are you feeling okay? Let me know if you feel like you need to lie down.”

Kris tried to control it, but the longer she had to be in the same room with this gorgeous doctor, the faster her heart raced like it was going to leap out of her chest. Her face was still flushed. The only thing that could stop Kris from staring into Jenna’s eyes was watching Jenna’s lips as she spoke. She noticed Jenna was not wearing any makeup. Makeup would be a waste as far as she was concerned; Jenna was perfect without any.

Jenna moved closer to examine Kris’ finger better. Kris thought her heart was going to explode, it was pounding so hard now. She had no idea what Jenna was doing and did not care. Jenna was close enough for Kris to smell her perfume.

Jenna looked up to make sure Kris was still okay. She had seen tough guys pass out when it came to needles and stitches.

As Jenna looked up a strand of her long hair fell across her face. Kris almost instinctively tried to brush Jenna’s hair back, but thankfully Jenna had looked back down and did not notice Kris’ other hand moving towards her face. Kris was falling hard for this woman she just met. She had never felt this way after just meeting someone. What was it about Jenna that made her feel this way? Her heart was thumping fast, she felt warm and tingly all over, and she was completely unaware of her surroundings. She did not feel any pain at all and completely tuned out everything around her. At one point Kris’ knee brushed against Jenna’s leg, and it sent a warm tingling sensation up Kris’ spine.

Jenna told Kris the stitches should be taken out in seven to ten days and that she could come back to the ER or go to her doctor to get the stitches removed.

Kris smiled widely knowing this would mean she would see Jenna again. “I guess I will see you soon then,” Kris said. However, Jenna explained she normally does not work in the ER and that today was a rare exception. Kris’ heart sank. She had to see Jenna again somehow. Her mind raced as Jenna made notes on her chart. She thought she had found the perfect solution. “I noticed your lovely southern accent, did you move here recently?”

Jenna flashed a shy smile. “I have been here about a month. I am filling in for another surgeon who is out on medical leave.”

Kris seized the opportunity. “I don’t mean to pry, but I am a realtor and I can help you find a place to buy or rent if you are looking.”

Jenna explained that her position was only temporary at the moment, but she was hoping it would lead to a permanent position for her since she liked the area so much. She told Kris she was currently renting an upstairs apartment in town, but she would not mind Kris showing her some options in case it did become permanent.

Kris was excited she would get the opportunity to see Jenna again, but at the same time was saddened by the thought Jenna could leave town in a few months. She thanked Jenna for taking such good care of her. Kris took out one of her business cards and wrote her personal cell phone number and a message to call anytime.

“Here is my card. My cell phone number is on the back.” Kris handed the card to Jenna. “Please do not hesitate to call when you are ready to look at some places. I look forward to hearing from you soon Dr. Harper.”

“Thanks Kris. Please call me Jenna.” Jenna flipped the card over and looked at the number Kris had written. “I will definitely keep in touch. In the meantime, take care of yourself and no more visits to the ER.”

As Kris left, Jenna thought to herself how nice and friendly Kris was. Jenna did not really have any friends in the area, and she could see herself being friends with someone like Kris. Since Kris was a realtor, she would be able to show her around town. Jenna had been so busy working and trying to settle in, she had not yet had the time to meet anyone outside of work. She decided at that moment that she was going to make time to meet new people and explore all that the town had to offer. Jenna was determined to make this her new hometown and secure a position at the hospital no matter what it would take.

Chapter Two

Kris could not wait to tell her friends about her new crush. She felt like a schoolgirl all over again. Since Kris’ dinner was ruined with the trip to the ER, she decided to call some of her buddies to chat about what had just happened. She met with Jay, Erin, Liz, and Allie. Jay was a realtor Kris had met while closing on a home five years ago. Allie was Kris’ best friend. They had met in high school, and the two of them had no secrets. Erin and Liz were a lesbian couple who were Kris’ neighbors. Kris had rented her current house for two years now. These four people were Kris’ “go-to friends.”

Kris and her friends converged on their usual downtown hangout. Everyone wanted to know what had happened to Kris’ hand and why they were just now finding out about it. Kris quickly explained the events that led to her visit to the ER, and she flashed a wide mischievous grin. “While I was in the ER,” she stopped for a long dramatic pause, “I met my future soul mate.”

Everyone rolled their eyes and laughed. Kris had never used the term soul mate before. In fact, she always gave Erin and Liz a hard time for using mushy words to describe their relationship. Kris had never experienced true love before, and therefore to her it did not exist. Yet, she was asking her friends to believe she had met her soul mate, her true love, a few minutes ago.

They all had questions for Kris. What did her new girlfriend look like? What did she do for a living? What was her name? Where was she now and when could they meet her?

Kris tried to answer all their questions. “Her name is Dr. Jenna Harper. She is a surgeon and is probably at the hospital still. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on, and…she is not my girlfriend yet.”

Kris’ friends thought she had lost her mind. “Did you even ask her out on a date?” asked Allie.

Kris explained Jenna was in town temporarily, but would hopefully be staying. She told them she was hoping Jenna would call her to check out houses around town. The table erupted in good-humored laughter again and someone made a U-Haul joke.

Allie had never heard Kris talk so seriously about someone before and did not want to see her best friend get hurt. “That does not sound like a real date to me,” Allie said.

A look of concern came over Kris’ face. Jenna had not sent out any clues as to whether she was attracted to Kris or not. This woman she had just met was already sending Kris’ emotions on a roller coaster ride, up and down, up and down. She knew Jenna did not have a wedding band, and never once heard Jenna mention “we,” so she was sure she was single…but would she be available for her.

Chapter Three

The days came and went and Kris had not heard from Jenna. It was a Friday night and Kris was alone. She was bored and depressed. Everyone loved the weekends, but not Kris. Being a realtor meant she had to work the weekends sometimes, which was okay with her since she had no one to spend them with.

Kris laid down on the couch and listened to the rain as it hit the metal roof above her. She always found the sound of the rain drops soothing and relaxing. She closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep thinking about Jenna. She heard a knock at the door. She looked through the peephole and found Jenna standing on the porch. Kris opened the door quickly and pulled Jenna inside. Jenna’s clothes were soaked and clung to every seductive curve of her body. Jenna’s hair was wet with wild strands framing her beautiful face.

Kris could not understand why Jenna was standing in her house drenching wet. “You have to get out of those wet clothes before you get sick. How did you know where I lived?”

“Your address was in your file at the hospital. I saw it when I looked through your chart. Anyway, I got caught in the rain and I remembered you lived nearby. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have dropped by like this. The rain is slowing down now. I should go,” Jenna turned and reached for the doorknob.

Kris reached out and placed her hand on top of Jenna’s and stepped between Jenna and the door to block her from leaving. “No, don’t go. Please stay. It is still raining.”

“No, I should go. I’m dripping and getting your floor wet,” Jenna said with her hand still on the knob underneath Kris’ hand.

Kris tightened her fingers around Jenna’s hand. “It’s okay, it’s just tile right here. Stay and I will take you home when the rain stops.”

“Okay, if you insist,” Jenna said. She slid her hand out from underneath Kris’ and stepped closer towards Kris.

Kris was pinned between the door and Jenna, but she did not try to move. Her pulse quickened as Jenna inched closer. She swallowed hard and did not dare to blink. She gasped as she felt Jenna press her body against her. The moisture from Jenna’s wet clothes permeated through her own. Jenna’s lips grazed Kris’ neck underneath her jaw, and Kris leaned her head back hitting the door. She wrapped her hands around Jenna’s waist and pulled her hard against her. The sound of the rain was muffled against the sensation of her heart beating loud in her ears.

Kris wanted Jenna bad. She ran her hand up Jenna’s back and placed it behind Jenna’s head. She pulled Jenna in for a kiss, but Jenna’s lips lingered in front of hers. Jenna’s forehead rested against Kris’, and Jenna slid two fingers into the waistline of Kris’ jeans pulling her even closer. Kris looked into Jenna’s eyes and could not take it anymore, she had to have Jenna now.

Kris pushed Jenna against the adjacent wall and kissed Jenna hard drawing the breath out of Jenna’s lungs. She looked down and started unfastening the top buttons on Jenna’s shirt. Jenna tried to kiss her again, but Kris continued until she reached the last button. Then, she unbuttoned Jenna’s jeans and was working on the zipper when Jenna pushed her hands away. Jenna grabbed the bottom of Kris’ shirt and pulled it up over Kris’ head. Kris kissed Jenna again with her tongue pushing past Jenna’s lips. It felt like there was steam rising from Jenna’s breasts from the cool water evaporating off of Jenna’s hot skin. Her desire for Jenna was insatiable.

Kris had not realized Jenna had unbuckled her jeans until she felt Jenna’s hand slowly slide inside them. She moaned softly against Jenna’s neck. Suddenly, Kris heard what sounded like the doorbell and she jumped, which in turn caused her to wake up.

Kris awakened out of breath with her hand in her pants. It was not a doorbell she had heard, it was her cell phone. She picked it up, but did not recognize the number. “Hello,” Kris said trying to catch her breath.

“Hi Kris, this is Jenna. Is this a bad time? You sound out of breath.”

“Oh, Jenna. No, no, I was just exercising. It’s nice to hear from you.” It had been a week and Kris had almost given up hope she would ever hear from Jenna again. When she heard Jenna’s voice, she eagerly hopped back on the roller coaster of unrequited love again.

“How is my favorite patient?” Jenna asked.

Kris laughed. “I bet you say that to all of your patients.”

“Well, none of my other patients give me their number and tell me to call. Are you available this weekend to take me around to look at a few places?” Jenna asked.

Kris pumped her fist in the air and tried to contain her excitement. You bet I’m available. “I would love to. I am free this weekend, and I am all yours. I will have my assistant set up a few appointments tomorrow morning.”

They agreed to meet Saturday morning at Jenna’s apartment. Kris knew she would not get any sleep that night.

Kris met Jenna Saturday morning outside of the place Jenna was staying. She almost did not recognize Jenna without her white coat on from the hospital. Jenna was wearing a pair of faded low-rise blue jeans that hugged her curves in all the right places. Her simple white v-neck T-shirt exposed her thin graceful neck that made Kris want to caress it with her lips. Jenna’s clothes were not tight, but fit almost as if they were made just for her. Jenna had her hair down, and it was even more beautiful in the sunlight than Kris had remembered. Kris smiled as she had a flashback to her dream the night before.

No one would have ever known Jenna was a surgeon looking at her now. Jenna had always vowed to spend less than she earned. She was a saver. She did not want to live paycheck-to-paycheck like her parents. She made sure she always got a good deal. She planned on taking the same approach with the purchase of her first home.

Kris had spent most of the night searching for homes to show Jenna. She was still waiting on her assistant to confirm the appointment times, so she had a little extra time to kill. She asked Jenna if there were any homes around town she would be interested in so she could better figure out what style to focus on. Jenna really could not think of any, so they decided to walk around the neighborhood and take a look.

The weather was warm with a sight breeze. Kris enjoyed summer mornings like these, but was finding it hard to relax around Jenna. Jenna was her kryptonite. They took a leisurely stroll down the sidewalk and around the block towards one of the local coffee shops. Kris explained to Jenna she was still waiting on the confirmation of the appointments she had requested. Jenna smiled and said she was not in a hurry. She told Kris she had all day.

They chatted over their lattes about the town and how much Jenna loved staying downtown. Jenna once again expressed her desire to take up permanent residence as long as a position opened up for her at the hospital.  She had heard through one of the nurses that the surgeon she was covering for was thinking about retiring. Jenna was in a difficult spot because her lease was up at the end of the month, but she did not know how much longer she would be in town. The lady she was renting from only agreed to a two-month contract starting out because of Jenna’s situation, but now she wanted her to sign a one-year contract.

This bit of news surprised and delighted Kris. She had an extra bedroom available in the home she was renting and she was more than happy to offer it to Jenna. “Since you are still not sure about how long you will be here and your landlord is giving you an ultimatum, I might have a better solution. I have a spare bedroom at my place that you are welcome to use until you figure out your future plans.”

Jenna was ecstatic, but a little apprehensive. This woman she had just met and barely knew, was offering her a place to stay. She smiled at Kris. Being from a small town and from working with many patients, Jenna was a pretty good judge of character. She felt comfortable with Kris and really enjoyed having someone to talk to.

“Wow, thanks for the offer. Are you sure?” Jenna asked.

Kris nodded her head and took a sip of her latte hoping Jenna would accept.

“I would love to use the extra bedroom. It would be nice not having to worry about finding another place to stay while waiting to hear back from the hospital.”

Kris could not wait to tell Allie about Jenna moving in.

Jenna told Kris to let her know how much she wanted for the room. Kris threw her hand up in the air and waved it in a gesture to not worry about it. However, Jenna insisted.

Wow, Kris thought to herself, so much for baby steps. They had not went out on a date yet, and Jenna was already moving in with her. The U-Haul jokes her friends had made replayed in Kris’ head, and she silently giggled. Now, if she only knew if Jenna was a lesbian or not.

After Kris finally settled on accepting rent from Jenna, they decided to cancel the appointments for the day since Jenna had another temporary place to stay. They discussed what they should do now since they both had the entire day free.

They walked around town and went into a few shops. Jenna had been to most of them before, but Kris did show her a few hidden gems she had been unaware of. They ended up walking to one of the parks, which was full of people enjoying the last few weeks of summer. The entire time Kris had to hold herself back from prying into Jenna’s personal life. She wanted to ask Jenna if she was seeing anyone, and she was dying to know if Jenna was interested in women. Jenna was very friendly towards her, but she was not sending her any signals to let her know the attraction was mutual.

Jenna was really enjoying herself for the first time in a long time, longer than she could remember. She was having a great time with Kris who had so graciously offered her a place to stay. Kris was such a pleasure to be around and neither of them ever ran out of things to talk about. Her connection to Kris was growing stronger and stronger.

Jenna had plenty of friends in college and medical school, but she had to work hard at keeping them. They were always spending time with their boyfriends or constantly talking about their boyfriends, and she was always occupied with her course work and studying. Later in life, her friends went from being preoccupied with boyfriends to now having husbands and children as well as their own careers to deal with. They did not have any extra time to spend catching up with her, and frankly Jenna did not feel like she could relate to her friends any longer. One by one, each of her friends had drifted away until they were only exchanging an occasional holiday card.

Kris was different than all of her other friends. She was another independent career-driven woman that Jenna could easily identify with. This was only their second time meeting and everything with Kris was just so easy. Jenna did not find herself working hard to find things in common with her or things to talk about. Kris was about the same age as Jenna. She was also single or she would not have offered her spare bedroom so easily. Jenna felt there was something more to this connection, something that she had never had with anyone before.

There was an ice cream stand in the park, and Jenna insisted that Kris let her buy her some frozen yogurt. Kris was not known to ever turn down anything sweet so she agreed. Jenna ordered vanilla frozen yogurt in a cup and Kris ordered chocolate in a cone. They sat down on one of the park benches to people watch and enjoy their refreshing treats.

Kris watched as Jenna dipped her spoon into the creamy yogurt, flipped the spoon upside down onto her awaiting tongue, slowly pulled the spoon from her perfect lips, and made an overly exaggerated moan as if she had just quenched a deep down thirst. Jenna giggled and half-heartedly apologized for making a spectacle of herself. Kris smiled and nearly crushed the cone she was holding while waiting for Jenna’s next taste of decadent yogurt. Kris did not know it was possible for anyone to make eating frozen yogurt so sexy.

Kris’ frozen yogurt was starting to melt by now and had began to drip down the side of the cone. She had to catch the drips with her tongue before they fell any further since they had forgotten to grab napkins at the stand. Jenna laughed at Kris chasing the drips one by one and egged her on. Finally, Kris had gotten the colossal frozen yogurt meltdown under control and zoned in on the mound of yogurt on top of the cone.

Jenna found herself mesmerized watching Kris lick the frozen yogurt in perfect circles twisting the cone around until she had covered it from the bottom to the top. As if the temperature were not enough, it melted instantly on contact with Kris’ tongue until finally what was left disappeared behind Kris’ lips. Had it been so long since she had sex that she was getting turned on watching Kris? Jenna started to feel a little uncomfortable. She had never thought about women like that before, not that she had ever been against the idea, but why now? Why all of the sudden? Why did she feel this way watching Kris? Jenna cleared her mind and continued to finish her yogurt.

When Jenna looked back at Kris, she burst into laughter. Kris had yogurt on the tip of her chin. After feeling uncomfortable before, she was now laughing so hard she had tears in her eyes. Kris had no idea what was so hilarious, and Jenna could not stop laughing long enough to tell her. Instead, Jenna put her hand on Kris’ cheek and wiped the yogurt off using her thumb, which she placed between her lips and tasted.

What had only lasted a few brief moments seemed like an eternity to Kris. She felt Jenna’s soft, warm hand against her cheek and had no idea what was happening. When Jenna wiped the yogurt from her chin, Kris was a little embarrassed but got caught up in the contagiousness of Jenna’s laugh. She laughed with Jenna, but she was hooked now. She had to find a way to probe deeper into Jenna’s personal life without being obvious about it. Kris did not know how much longer she could hide her attraction from Jenna.

Jenna’s cell phone rang and it was the hospital. There was an emergency that came up that needed her attention. Jenna apologized to Kris for ending the tour so abruptly and told her she needed to get to the hospital to take care of a patient. They walked back to Jenna’s house.

Kris told Jenna to give her a call later, and she could stop by the house to talk more about the extra bedroom. Jenna thanked Kris for the tour and told Kris she would definitely give her a call soon.

Jenna’s emergency patient required more attention than she originally thought. It was touch and go for the remainder of the afternoon and into the night, so Jenna decided to crash on the couch in her office at the hospital. As she drifted off, the memories of Kris and the frozen yogurt flooded what was left of her consciousness. Jenna fell asleep with a smile on her lips.

Chapter Four

The next day Jenna called Kris to apologize once again for ending the day so abruptly.

“No worries” Kris told Jenna. “Why don’t you come over to my place tonight for dinner,” Kris said, “and you can check out the spare bedroom we discussed yesterday.”

“That sounds great,” Jenna replied.

They finalized their plans and Jenna decided she would take a quick nap. She laid down and closed her eyes. Once again, her semiconscious mind thought about Kris and how she had made her feel the day before.

Jenna only slept for what seemed like thirty minutes to her before awakening. She changed out of her hospital scrubs into a pair of short black spandex running shorts and matching sports top. Jenna loved to run. It gave her a chance to clear her mind, and she always felt better afterwards. She grabbed her phone, laced up her running shoes, and sprinted out the door. She definitely had a lot on her mind and looked forward to thinking things through during her run.

Kris called her neighbors Erin and Liz to tell them about meeting with Jenna the day before and to get their advice about what to do about dinner. The couple was happy for Kris, but stressed their concern about her not getting her hopes up about Jenna. After all, Jenna might not be open to dating women. Despite their efforts to bring Kris back into reality, Kris felt in her heart that things were going to work out in her favor.

Jenna was enjoying her run. This really is a nice town, she thought to herself. At a busy intersection she took the time to glance down at her watch. She thought her watch must have been broken because that could not possibly be the right time. According to her watch she was supposed to be at Kris’ house for dinner in fifteen minutes. She raced north towards her house to get in a quick shower before heading out.

Jenna arrived at Kris’ house five minutes late and once again found herself apologizing, this time for being late. She explained what had happened and hoped that Kris could forgive her.

“Don’t worry about it, I was just finishing up dinner,” Kris said.

Kris had opened the door to find Jenna standing on her doorstep with a bottle of wine. Jenna had her hair down and it was still wet from the quick shower, which Jenna had just told her about. It was almost like Kris’ dream a few days ago was coming true, except this time it was not a dream, which meant there would be no sex in the foyer. Jenna was wearing jeans again with a flattering royal blue button-up shirt. The top first few buttons were left unfastened exposing the soft, silky, smooth skin of Jenna’s chest. For a brief second, Kris imagined the rest of the buttons falling to the floor if she ripped the shirt off of Jenna like she wanted to.

Kris invited Jenna into her home. “I want you to meet my good friends who live next door.” She grabbed Jenna’s hand and guided her to the kitchen. “This is Erin and her wife Liz. They will be your neighbors if you decide to take me up on my offer.”

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Jenna’s Closure Update

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Editing Jenna’s Closure With Scrivener

I am in the editing process of “Jenna’s Closure.”  I am so grateful and appreciative of everyone who has given my first book, “Jenna’s Awakening,” a chance. It still seems surreal to me that people from all over the United States and other countries (I love you UK) are reading “Jenna’s Awakening.”  I love the emails I have received, the reviews, and the contact on Facebook. It really keeps me going. Editing, rewriting, and everything else that goes along with the process after the story is written is time consuming and not as fun as the actual writing process, but you all keep pushing me through it.  I want to get the sequel out as fast as I can without compromising it with any grammar mistakes or words left out, etc.

The past two weeks have been a challenge for Mel and I.  My uncle was in the hospital 1,000 miles away. He had not eaten in 10 days and had developed sepsis.  He is stubborn and had to be dragged to the hospital by his sister.  They could not find where the infection was coming from and his kidneys had started to shut down.  It was really touch and go for a while and he was in the ICU, but they finally got things under control.  Thankfully, he is back home now.

On July 4, we had a tornado warning.  Radar had spotted a possible tornado near our house.  Come on, we moved to New Hampshire to escape the volatile storms and tornadoes of the South!  We had to grab our 2 cats and shove them in their carriers, grab the dog, and head down into the basement while the power flickered on and off and the wind howled outside.  Thankfully, it was just a storm that passed through and never developed into a tornado…but my iMac refused to turn on.  It is plugged into a UPS with battery backup, but apparently the battery had died.  I did have the forethought of using Crash Plan for years to back up everything on line, but that means having to re-download everything.  I also use Parallels for a few programs I use that require Windows, ugh, so having to set all that up on a different computer involved most of last weekend.

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Missy reading Jenna’s Awakening proof for the 1st time.

Please, make sure you back up all your important files and especially your photos…and get a reliable UPS.  I have now purchased this one at Amazon: CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS 1500VA 900W AVR Mini-Tower. Mel is using it now on her iMac and it provides almost an hour of runtime once the power goes out. It has an LCD to tell you how much time you have left and a cable to safely shut down your computer if you are not there. I also purchased this one from Amazon for our cable modem and router: CyberPower CP750LCD Intelligent LCD UPS 750VA 420W Compact. It will provide almost 2 hours of wifi and internet now if the power goes out. They have more expensive ones if your computer requires pure sinewave technology. The one we purchased offers simulated sinewave and works fine with Mel’s iMac.

“Jenna’s Closure ” was safe the entire time.  I use Scriviner to write and back up everything to Crash Plan and Dropbox, so everyone, myself included, can breathe a sigh of relief now.

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Mel is not happy with me. I cut the limbs and it was her job to make them smaller.

We also had to trim up a few tree limbs that were touching the house. We just had a lot of work done a few weeks ago to repair and paint the exterior trim, so we want to do everything we can to keep that from happening again. We get heavy rain and wind with the occasional nor’easter here and that wreaks havoc to the wood siding and trim from the limbs and leaves thrashing against the house.

Back to editing!

Missy

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Hampton Beach 2014 Sand Sculpting Competition

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Hampton Beach 2014 Sand Sculpting Competition

Missy and I couldn’t wait to check out the results of the beautiful sand sculpting artwork at Hampton Beach this past Monday.  It was pretty crowded.  We had to wait a little while to take some pics of the awesome designs among the crowd of onlookers at the beach.  It is one thing to actually see the pics online, but to view them in person was absolutely breathtaking.   For those who could not make it, see the pictures below.

The winner this year was a sculpture based on the movie “Alien.”  The second place went to a dragon and a rooster combined representing 2 opposing forces, yin and yang.  The third place winner was pretty cool and had a sand design made to look like a tree.  The designs are always unique and fun to check out.  We hope you enjoy the pics as much as we have!  Hampton Beach is really an awesome place to go relax and have fun.  They always have entertainment all summer long including fireworks, concerts, and festivals.  Keep your eyes on the blog and join us on all of our adventures in New England!

Mel

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1st Place

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2nd Place

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3rd Place

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Serene Song

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The Ocean Is Calling

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Mother’s Protection

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Out Of Sand

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The Circle Maker, A Guiding Hand

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Facade

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Together We Are One

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Jenna’s Awakening Proof Copy

For the past 4 days, we have been dealing with having the trim around our house repaired and painted.  Some of this work was supposed to be taken care of before we purchased it, but we were not able to verify it had been done before signing the papers since we were almost 1000 miles away at the time.  Several things have crept up on us throughout the past year and a half of owning this home.  Sometimes, we wonder why we bothered with an inspection since the guy failed to find major issues.

On the other hand, the proof for my first book, Jenna’s Awakening, arrived today!  It is thrilling to be able to actually hold your physical book in your hands.  I think my wife was even more excited than I was.  She has been so supportive of me.  I love you so much Mel!

Missy

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My Mother

My Mom

My Mom

Next month will be 11 years since my Mom passed away.  When I was younger, I was a huge tomboy.  I seriously hated being a girl. My favorite outfit was jeans, a plaid shirt, a green jean jacket, and cowboy boots.  I was always at my father’s side.  If he was working on a car, I was under it with him.  If he was driving the tractor in the garden, I was on his lap.  If he was lying on the floor watching wrestling, I was lying beside him.  My mother did not understand why I was never interested in spending time with her.  She would even try to bribe me with candy to go shopping with her.

What she did not understand is I wanted to be like my father when I grew up.  I knew from a very early age, around 3, that I liked girls.  I didn’t like boys, I wanted to be a boy.  In my mind that was the only way to have the life I wanted.  I had crushes on girls, hell even women.

At some point I began to gravitate towards my mother more than my father.  I still refused to wear makeup or do anything “girly,” but I really loved talking to her and going places with her.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer the month after she turned 33. For my 10th birthday, she was in the hospital recovering from a radical mastectomy.  I cannot pinpoint exactly when I was no longer my father’s shadow, but I think going through that experience helped bring about the change.  That was the first time I realized my parents would not be around forever.

I remember her crying as she sat across the table from my brothers and I as she told us she had cancer.  She told us she would have to have surgery and stay in the hospital for a little while.  I asked her if she might die. She had to get up and leave the table.  Can you imagine having that conversation with your 5-year-old twin sons and your 9- almost 10-year-old daughter?

The surgery was a success with no evidence of metastasis.  It was early enough that she did not need chemotherapy or radiation.  We counted down the years until she could finally say she was in remission.

The years continued to tick by until 2000.  She was on her way to work doing a job she loved and had waited years before going back to school to do.  She worked 3rd shift at a major hospital about 40 minutes from the house.  About halfway there a car traveling the opposite direction thought it was a good idea to pass the truck ahead of him while crossing a bridge.  He pulled out into my mother’s lane and they hit head-on.  The back of her car was pushed up onto the guardrail of the bridge.

I got a phone call that night from her cellphone.  I answered, but all I could hear were several voices.  Finally, she spoke.  She said she had been in a serious accident.  Once again, I had to face the chance of losing her again.  The ambulance transported her to the same hospital she was on her way to.  We arrived to find out she had broken her left hip and right ankle.  She needed surgery for both, but the surgeons were already busy operating on the guy who hit her, which delayed her having surgery.  He arrived to the hospital first since she was pinned in her car.

She never fully recovered from the accident.  After a few months of her hip not healing properly, she had to beg the surgeons for a hip replacement.  They said she was too young.  She was wheelchair bound, sleeping in a hospital bed in the living room, and in constant pain because her left leg was now shorter than her right.

Finally she found a surgeon who would replace her hip.  She had the surgery and began that recovery, but her hip would not stop producing bone around the new joint.  Not only was she in pain trying to walk, but she was in pain lying or sitting due to the bone around her hip protruding so much.  The only solution the surgeon could come up with was to undergo radiation to kill the new bone cells from producing.  She reluctantly agreed.

Fast forward 2 years and she was finally getting around with 1 crutch.  She had also just began driving a car again. In the summer of 2002 she developed lumps in her chest.  We were worried her breast cancer had returned.  We waited for the biopsy results.  She received a phone call stating it was negative.  Our happiness was short-lived.  In  October 2002, her doctor was still concerned about the lumps and sent her for a chest x-ray.  They found spots.

She had to return for a CT scan.  They found several suspicious areas and sent her to a specialist at the same hospital she had worked at and recovered in 2 years prior.  The doctor confirmed our worst fear.  She had advanced metastatic gallbladder cancer.  This type of cancer usually occurs in elderly men who are alcoholics.  My mother did not drink.  This type of cancer also usually does not occur or come from breast cancer.  Was it a coincidence that she had radiation on her hip?  Radiation can cause cancer.  Obviously, it had not been present on her scans after the accident.

I refused to believe cancer was going to take her this time.  She had battled it before.  The doctors said 8 months.  My wife, who was my girlfriend then, and I were with her from the first CT scan and every doctor’s appointment and every chemotherapy treatment until the end.  The doctors have her 8 months from her diagnosis, and she passed away 8 months later in July 2003 surrounded by all of us.

She was 1 month away from turning  51.  I was 28 and my brothers were 23.  I miss her.  There are so many times I have needed her advice.  I miss talking to her.  I love you Mom and I miss you so much… I have changed a lot in the last 11 years, but some things are the same…I still hate shopping and I still hate makeup.

Missy

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