Waiting Forever

Waiting Forever

Laurie Kellogg

Fiction / Humor and Comedy / Contemporary

SHORT STORY A grieving widow discovers destiny still has a few wonderful surprises in store, and it’s never too late for a second chance at love.SHORT STORY Only two reasons could make Kathy Sullivan’s usually responsible daughter elope to Vegas with a man Kathy has never met—insanity or pregnancy. Neither possibility is one Kathy cares to consider. Even though things turned out okay for her in the end, the last thing she wants is to see her child repeat her mistakes. Since her husband’s death only ten months ago—the second time Kathy has lost a man she loved—she feels her life is over. While waiting to meet her daughter and new son-in-law for dinner, she discovers destiny still has a few wonderful surprises in store, and it’s never too late for a second chance at love.3,000 words
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A Little Bit of Déjà Vu

A Little Bit of Déjà Vu

Laurie Kellogg

Fiction / Humor and Comedy / Contemporary

Sometimes destiny has the last word (and laugh) Fate thrust them together Blackmail and deception tore them apart Nineteen years later, their children’s love reunites them Now, only truth and forgiveness can make them a family Strangling her meddling cousin is at the top of widow MAGGIE BRADFORD’s to-do list — right after picking up the pieces of her shattered life following her husband’s death. Her mission is to stamp out teen illiteracy, so when her cousin gives her a classified ad and encourages her to make a fresh start with her teenage daughter, unsuspecting Maggie takes the reading specialist job. The last thing she expects to discover is her new school district’s head football coach is the ex-NFL quarterback and Dr. Phil wannabe who broke her heart nineteen years ago. Divorced teacher and psychologist JAKE MANION experiences an eerie sense of déjà vu when his 18-year-old son tells him he’s gotten his girlfriend pregnant. The feeling simply grows stronger when Jake learns the girl’s mother is the same woman he’s wasted nearly two decades of bitterness on after she aborted his baby.About the AuthorLaurie Kellogg is a two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® award, winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association® Zola award, and a Romantic Times® American Title I finalist. She began writing to avoid housework and has since resorted to naming the dust-bunnies that multiply as fast as real rabbits while she plots love stories that are steamy, heartwarming, romantic fun!
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The Memory of You

The Memory of You

Laurie Kellogg

Fiction / Humor and Comedy / Contemporary

Winner of Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Award She can't forget him--He can't remember her Together, they must discover the healing power of unforgettable love The day Lieutenant Matthew Foster departed for his so-called 'tour' in Vietnam, he never expected a sudden change in his itinerary would include an extended stay in the horrific Hanoi Hilton. Six years later, he's finally released with the other POWs during Operation Homecoming. Unfortunately, his memories before his capture were erased by the complimentary torture provided by the hotel's concierge. Due to prior facial injuries and the beard concealing his gauntness, he looks nothing like the boyish photo in his military file.When the Army informs Matt he has a wife and he was mistakenly declared dead, he's sure Abby must have made a new life for herself. He doubts the bitter man he's become can salvage the boy she once cared for, so to be fair to her, he decides to simply write a note to wish her well and leave. But before he does, he can't resist going to Redemption, PA, to catch a glimpse of the woman he'd loved enough to marry. The irony of the small town's name is totally eclipsed by Matt's dread that he'll discover he's lost something truly worth remembering. That fear becomes reality when he learns Abby is engaged, and he's a daddy! Luckily, his wife doesn't recognize him, so Matt could still walk away from the beautiful stranger who's been starring in his X-rated dreams. However, he could never, ever abandon his sons. The clock is ticking. Any day, the military will inform Abby he's alive, and her wedding is in only six weeks. It doesn't give Matt much time to discover if he can reclaim the love the war stole from him.Review"If you like The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, you'll love The Memory of You."IndieReader.com 4/26/2012"A heart-warming tale of love and second chances. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!" Joy Nash, USA Today best-selling author of The Unforgiven and A Little Light Magic "A poignant and sensual read filled with great characters you'll fall in love with." Hope Ramsay, best-selling author of Welcome to Last Chance About the AuthorLaurie Kellogg is a two-time winner and seven-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® award, the winner of Pacific Northwest Writers Association® Zola award, and a Romantic Times® American Title I finalist. She began writing to avoid housework and has since resorted to naming the dust-bunnies multiplying as fast as real rabbits while she plots love stories that are steamy, heartwarming, romantic fun.
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The Great Bedroom War

The Great Bedroom War

Laurie Kellogg

Fiction / Humor and Comedy / Contemporary

Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart*® Finalist* She's trying to forget the pleasure in her ex's armsHe's doing his damnedest to remind her*Fledgling entrepreneur Samantha Riverà is in charge of her own life for the first time and determined to keep it that way. She's attempting to banish her call-all-the-shots ex-husband from her dreams, but it's kind of tough forgetting the Zorro look-alike who's willing to do anything for her, except give her the only two things she wants--another baby and his love. When their 14-year-old daughter Dani--who's maintaining a shaky remission from leukemia--rebels, Sam foolishly seeks advice from her Don Juan ex, who, incidentally, could charm the knickers off a nun. When Nicolàs Riverà returns to Redemption, PA, to help control his defiant daughter, he discovers he not only has serious competition for Sam's affection, but Dani has a crush on a boy who is the last kid Nick wants her interested in. The boy is a horn-dog rebel who reminds Nick way to much of his teen-aged self. Sam never understood that, to a second-generation Latino man, familial responsibility is número uno. She also has no concept of how terrified this reformed bad-boy and businessman is of losing her to another high-risk pregnancy. The death of their premature son devastated Nick, and his refusal to sire another child incited The Great Bedroom War that ultimately destroyed his marriage. Now, he'll stop at nothing to get his family back--even if it means blackmailing his way back into his ex-wife's home to become a greater presence in his sick child's life--and, with any luck, Samantha's bed and heart.Approximately 83,000 wordsAbout the AuthorLaurie Kellogg is a two-time winner and seven-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® award, the winner of Pacific Northwest Writers Association® Zola award, and a Romantic Times® American Title I finalist. She began writing to avoid housework and has since resorted to naming the dust-bunnies multiplying as fast as real rabbits while she plots love stories that are Steamy, Heartwarming, Romantic Fun!Laurie also writes red-hot romantic comedies under L.L. Kellogg, which she's branded as A Little Naughty and a lot of Fun!
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No Exchanges, No Returns

No Exchanges, No Returns

Laurie Kellogg

Fiction / Humor and Comedy / Contemporary

A New Twist on The Gift of the Magi There were never such devoted sisters? Dr. David Lambert and his wife, Brianna, received the ultimate Christmas gift from her fraternal twin. They gratefully accepted it, of course, because everyone knows you can’t return a baby like an itchy sweater. Yet, that’s essentially what Brianna does when she has a meltdown and unexpectedly divorces David. She runs from their home in Redemption, Pennsylvania, and leaves their surrogate—her sister, Casey—pregnant with his little bundle. When David chose her beautiful twin over her, Casey McIntyre hid her hurt behind a wall of sarcasm. Now that her sister has divorced her husband, it’s increasingly difficult to remember why the hunky pediatrician is supposed to be off limits—especially since Brianna doesn’t seem to want him or care if Casey and he get involved. David always liked and admired his selfless ex-sister-in-law—despite that the sassy preschool teacher is always busting his chops. Consequently, after his wife bails on marriage and motherhood, it’s only natural he turns to Casey for sympathy. Unfortunately, the exasperating pixie becomes more irresistible with each day she carries his child. He already mistook lust for love once and jumped way too fast into marriage. He’s not about to botch up his life that way again. Casey wants whatever happiness she can grab, whether it’s temporary or not. The only problem is, if she lets herself love her baby (or David), what will happen to her when her sister inevitably realizes her mistake and returns to Redemption?About the AuthorLaurie Kellogg is a two-time winner and seven-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® award, the winner of Pacific Northwest Writers Association® Zola award, and a Romantic Times® American Title I finalist. She began writing to avoid housework and has since resorted to naming the dust-bunnies multiplying as fast as real rabbits while she plots love stories that are Steamy, Heartwarming, Romantic Fun! Laurie also writes red-hot romantic comedies under L.L. Kellogg, which she's branded as A Little Naughty and a lot of Fun!
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A Heart Decision

A Heart Decision

Laurie Kellogg

Fiction / Humor and Comedy / Contemporary

On her wedding night, Sabrina will share the bridal suite with one of her brother’s best friends. Which one? She has no idea! Sabrina Fitzpatrick helped plan her dream wedding last year—for her brother and his wife. Now, she wants her own fairytale ceremony. She’s tired of waiting for commitment-phobe, Detective Luke Marino, to realize she’s been crazy about him since puberty.
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