#8SUNDAY Weekend Writing Warriors-Happy 4th of July Weekend Friends!!!


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Hi friends, I realize I’m posting super early, however I’m expecting a busy weekend.  I’m hoping all of  you enjoy your weekend to the fullest and I look forward to checking in with you on Sunday.  🙂  Be safe!

Now, let’s get right down to business!  🙂  It’s time for fireworks with the Weekend Writing Warriors…

~We are a fabulous group of individuals that posts 8-10 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book. Then we “hop” around and leave comments on each other’s snippets.  We welcome EVERYONE’s comments.~

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“Listen Esperanza.”  Tylen said without blinking.  “I can understand how you feel.  I mean you were practically raised as an orphan.  If your sister and her husband didn’t step in and take you in, your life would have been much different.  I understand that you’re appreciative of that and want to do what you feel is right for your cousins daughter.”

I stared at him, wondering if it was possible that I knew where he was going with this.

“I realize how strongly you must feel about this.”  Tylen continued.  “You didn’t question me when I brought my own children to live with us and you’ve done nothing but treat Gabrielle and John as if they were your own,  I was wrong for what I said last night.

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#8SUNDAY Weekend Writing Warriors Post-Esperanza Side Note #LOVE WINS


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Good day my friends.  This past week has definitely been eventful.  Let me start this weeks post by stating that I fully support my Gay/Lesbian friends right to marry one another legally.  I truly believe that this is a turning point for America and am proud to say that this is something that God has blessed me the ability to witness in my lifetime.  I’m hoping that no one sees this statement as offensive, but if they do, this is my opinion and I’m entitled to that.

Getting down to business let’s switch over to what you really came here for and turn it over to my Weekend Writing Warrior snippet.

We are a fabulous group of individuals that posts 8-10 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book. Then we “hop” around and leave comments on each other’s snippets.  We welcome EVERYONE’s comments.

Now for my snippet:

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Just as I walked into the hallway I caught a glimpse of Gabrielle going into Micah’s room and lifting him from his crib.  As I walked toward the room and stood staring at her from the doorway she looked up at me, her caramel colored skin glowing from the nightlight that sat directly behind her in the rocking chair.

“I want to practice for when you bring my sister home.”  Gabrielle said.

My heart filled with regret immediately.  What would happen if Tylen ever found out that Adriana was actually mine?  Our family would be torn apart and Gabrielle would suffer enormously if she became attached to Adriana.  Early in Tylen and my relationship I remembered wishing with all of my heart that Gabrielle would open up to me and accept me as a stepmother, but until now Gabrielle had kept her distance.  Now that it was finally happening I didn’t know how I felt about it.  There was no turning back if I didn’t end the lie now there would be more people who I loved devastated by my deception in the future.

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Weekend Writing Warriors, more from Esperanza


Hey everyone.  Great news.  My son’s surgery went well-2 plates and 8 screws in his ankle.  This week has gone pretty well, I was even able to borrow a wheelchair from a friend so he can get around easier and I received a few five star reviews on Good Reads for “No Turning Back.”  Life is good!

Ok, now for my snippet.  I’m jumping ahead in the story.  I’m going back and forth with this story, to see where it goes… Can’t wait to hear what you guys think.

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“Esperanza, I can’t believe the choices you make.”  Tylen said standing up and walking across the room.  “Now you’re getting the kids on this.  This isn’t the appropriate time to bring up adopting your cousin’s baby.  What are you thinking, every time I turn around I see another kid in this house!  God, now you want to bring another child into our family.  When you have that baby, I’m getting a vasectomy.”

My mouth dropped from his comments, but I quickly regained my composure and fired back at him.

“Don’t bother Ty, I’ll do it for you.”  I said, holding up my dinner knife angrily.

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Weekend Writing Warriors #Esperanza


Good day all.  This week has been a rough week.  My oldest son broke both sides of his ankle and I haven’t been feeling too well, so let’s get right down to business.

********************************************************************************“I’m going home.”  I said, not really knowing where home was as I prepared to board the airplane.

My father nodded his head, as if he understood the complexity of my situation and my sister Liliana looked on as if she knew what I was going through.  I shuddered knowing that I would leave my newborn behind and tried to shake it off as I tried to shake off the desperation in knowing that it would be weeks before I kissed her beautiful face again.

“We’ll take good care of her.”  Liliana suddenly said, reaching out to embrace me in one last hug before we parted ways and I held her as if I would never see her again before separating and walking down the long aisle to Micah and my seat.

I reached over and held onto him, as if I would never see him again and miraculously he reached up and held me back as if he knew what I was going through.

“Poor baby.”  I muttered before the plane took off, really meaning my comments for the two of us as we embarked on the next journey in our lives.

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And now check out my latest release on Kindle or PRINT EDITION 

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or

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#8SUNDAY Cutting it close with Esperanza. Shots out to all my Weekend Warrior Friends! Happy Sunday!!!


Hi friends.  Hoping everyone is well.  I’m going to jump right in to Esperanza this week.  Here we go.

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“You realize you don’t have to do this.”  Antonio said as he and Liliana exchanged glances.

I looked up him, while I held Adriana in my arms, feeling mentally exhausted and lifeless as I held Adrianna out to him.  Although my heart ached, the disappointment in my sister’s eyes made me feel ten times worse as I stood in front of them waiting for him to take her.  After he took Adriana from me I stood up, and hurried up the long stairway to my room without saying a word and slowly began packing my bag.  What kind of a mother was I to be doing this?  What kind of a human was I for that matter?  My eyes immediately swelled from tears that would never fall.  I held them back to show my strength, not realizing that if I was the strong woman I longed to be, I would have told Tylen the truth.  Perhaps there would have been some way that he could have accepted the reality of the situation and we could have moved on as a family, rather than to feed in to the web of lies that our lives would soon become.

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And that’s it.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Visit my Weekend Writing Warrior friends here.www

Love my writing and want to read more?  Click here to find these great stories on Amazon or other online retailers.

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And now check out my latest release on Kindle or PRINT EDITION 

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Weekend Writing Warriors -Read more about Esperanza #8SUNDAY


Hi friends.  Welcome back, I’m pretty happy to share that I was able to discuss my latest book in my column this past week.  I feel extremely blessed for that wonderful opportunity.

Ok, that’s enough talking let’s get back to Esperanza.

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“Do you think it will really work?”  I asked my sister.

Liliana sighed and walked across the room toward me.

“I don’t know Spera,” she said placing her hand on my shoulder.  “It’s wrong on so many levels, but can you afford not to give it a shot?”

Tears began to flow from my eyes, I felt the sting as they rolled down cheeks.

“I’m sorry Spera, but this is the only way I can think of handling the situation if you don’t want to tell him the truth.  Your marriage is in jeopardy either way it goes and this lie is going to prolong the problem, but if it’s what you want to do I will cover for you.”  Liliana said convincingly, pausing briefly.  “When you come back next year, she’ll be able to go home with you and your husband will be convinced that taking her in is the right thing to do.”

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And now check out my latest release on Kindle or PRINT EDITION 

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Weekend Writing Warriors #8SUNDAY, Writers check us out and join!!! :)


Good morning friends!  Well this week has been a lot of fun thus far.  Yesterday I chaperoned for my youngest’s kindergarten’s class field trip to Brookfield Zoo.  What fun he had and how exhausted I am!!!  In spite of this, I’m off to Six Flags Great America today, where we’ll be checking out a new show and then acting as driver for my daughter and her friends as we head off to the mall!  Yikes!!!  The good news is tomorrow (Sunday) I get to read all of your great snippets!!!!!

And now we’ll get back to Esperanza….  (Also just for reminders, Liliana and Antonio raised Esperanza as their own and Esperanza found out when she was 14 that Liliana was actually her sister.)

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Antonio carried Micah’s car seat out of the airport, in spite of the fact that it snapped into the stroller I was pushing.  He hadn’t known what to say as he watched my sister silently bend down and greet the baby and knew that I needed to  ask her for advice, but rather than either of us saying a thing, we walked through the airport in complete silence.

As we sat silently in the limousine that would take us back to my parent house, I turned to Liliana.

“Mom, say something!”  I exclaimed as the limo pulled off.

My sister turned to look at Antonio and then down at the baby.

“He’s beautiful Pera,”  My sister said quickly before turning to me.  “I really don’t know what to say besides that.  I realize that we have a lot of talking to do and can’t even begin to imagine the mess that you’ve gotten yourself into.”

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And now check out my latest release on Kindle or PRINT EDITION 

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or

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Women Authors of VHP ~ Neva Squires-Rodriguez


Women Authors of VHP ~ Neva Squires-Rodriguez.

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#8SUNDAY Weekend Writing Warriors -Esperanza


Hello friends.  Really good news, my latest release came out this week, for more information go to the bottom of my post and it will link you right up.  Aside from that, let’s jump right into Esperanza’s Story.**********************************************************************************

Months went by, without me knowing what to do.  Lucky for me Tylen was too busy to notice that I had been sick and I was blessed to not to begin to show until I was five months pregnant.  The second that I noticed my protruding stomach, I booked a flight to Colombia and told Tylen that I had to leave on business.  He was very understanding, especially because this time I wasn’t leaving our son behind, but taking him with me.  I felt safe taking Micah, knowing that I wouldn’t be returning to Favian, but to my parents house and was preparing myself to tell them the entire story.  I didn’t know how they would react, but I knew that eventually they would be accepting and give me the advice that I needed on what to do next.

I cried silently the entire way to Colombia, knowing I had dug myself into a deeper mess than I ever dreamed imaginable.  Lucky for me I booked a night flight and Micah slept the entire way there, including the two hour layover for the adjoining flight that we took out of Miami.  The second I got off the airplane in Colombia, my mother-Liliana stood waiting for me along side my father.  I didn’t need to say a word as she rushed over to me, stooping down over Micah’s stroller to meet her nephew for the first time.

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And now check out my latest release on Kindle or PRINT EDITION 

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“No Turning Back,” Book 3 of the Liliana Series is on sale now!!! Check out this announcement and #RT & #Share


No Turning Back

Book 3 of the Liliana series

by Neva Squires-Rodriguez

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NOW IN PRINT & ALL EBOOK EDITIONS!

Coming Soon in Audio!

 

 No Turning Back

 

No Turning Back

Book 3 of the Liliana series

by Neva Squires-Rodriguez

 

For Liliana, the devastating secret she learns pushes her to search for answers from her father, El Jefe. He is one of the most hated men in South America and eventually, Liliana sees him for the person who he really is.

Fleeing her father’s extreme lifestyle, she soon runs back into the arms of her husband, Antonio Valencia, Jr., and in spite of the rocky road in their past, Liliana is able to forgive Antonio and move forward, enabling her to take the bold steps necessary to reclaim her life.

Despite everything that she’s been through, nothing can prepare her for the tragedy that will come of her relationship with her father… or the priceless opportunity that will come from it, in this third book of the Liliana series.

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Liliana is my hero!

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This review is from a gifted ebook reviewer copy.

“Liliana has come such a long way through the series, and with each book, her growth and maturity amazes! This is an author to watch, and I am excited to see the next story from Neva Squires-Rodriguez.”

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Author Neva Squires-Rodriguez

 

 

Neva Squires-Rodriguez was born and raised in a neighborhood located on the North Side of Chicago. Mother, Wife, Expert at Multitasking… and now, Author, Neva creates electrifying stories with a twist.

Neva Squires-Rodriguez earned her Master’s Degree from National University, a feat which she worked very hard to obtain and says she will work even harder to pay off.

She claims to be a typical American, full of dreams that will hopefully get her to a more comfortable lifestyle one day. She says, “God has a plan and I will follow wherever it is that He takes me.”

Interview with Neva Squires-Rodriguez

 

What is the greatest joy of writing for you? Writing for me is like entering another world.  I become one with my protagonist and it makes me happy knowing that my words may well live forever.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
 My parents started me off in writing early.  We would take one night a week and write short stories down on a sheet of paper.  We had thirty minutes to write them and would read them aloud to each other after a timer went off.  This will be the first book that I have that is published.

What do you read for pleasure? 
 I enjoy reading a little of everything, Poetry, all genres.  Specifically books that empower women.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?  Entertaining my four wonderful children, husband and cat and working at my full time job.

 

 

 

Where to find Neva Squires-Rodriguez online

 

Website: http://NevaSquiresRodriguez.com

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