Thursday, June 26, 2014

COPYRIGHT: A NOVEL by @LeskoLori #Thriller #GoodReads #BYNR

My guest today, Lori Lesko, shares an excerpt from her novel Copyright.

I woke up on a bed. Instantly, I knew it wasn’t mine. Voices were scattered all around me, male and female. Someone tapped my wrist.
“I can’t find a vein, they keep collapsing on me,” said a female voice.
“One more try and then we’ll have to use a central line,” said another.
I breathed in and felt the tubes in my nose. God, I was in the hospital! The beeping sounds and the smell of disinfectant quickly consumed me. I became aware of my body and realized that my toes were freezing cold. I desperately wanted someone to cover me up with a blanket, but couldn’t seem to communicate this. A single delicate finger lifted my right eyelid and a white blinding light shone into my eye.
“Ms. Tyler, can you hear me? We’re going to take good care of you,” a man said. “Are you allergic to any medicines?”
“Huh?” I managed to say.
“Where’s her family?” he asked someone in the room.
“I think her sister is in the lobby.”
“She’s not my sister,” I said. Nothing in this world frustrated me more than when someone referred to Karen, the love of my life, as my sister. I sat up in the bed, and my eyes opened.
“Easy, Ms. Tyler, you’re in hospital,” claimed a chubby woman in a pink nurse’s outfit.
“I realize that now,” I said, not wanting to make a fuss.
“Ms. Tyler, you’ve had a heart attack. I need you to lie back down,” she said gently.
Now I was pissed, I mean, genuinely pissed. Quickly, it all came back to me. The paramedics who stormed into my office, talking to Karen while they took my blood pressure and asked her what I had eaten. Then I got bounced around in the back of the ambulance for about thirty minutes.
“Oh, she’s awake. Ms. Tyler, I’m Dr. Casey. I just spoke to your partner, Karen,” he said.
“Yes?” I replied.
“Your EKG shows that you’ve had a heart attack and we need to prep you for an angiogram, to make sure you don’t have any further blockages.”
“Okay,” I said in shock. That was more than enough to scare the shit out of me. I wanted to see Karen, I needed to be grounded. Where are my words? I’m a writer for God’s sake, why can’t I communicate my needs?
“We have you on a nitro patch and let’s push ten milligrams of heparin,” he said, nodding to the nurse. “I’ll see you in the OR, Ms. Tyler,” Dr. Casey said with a smile as he left the room. How could he smile at a time like this? Was I just another slab of meat for him to cut open? I wondered how long he had been working today. Was he in a hurry to get home to his sexy wife and luxurious house? My thoughts were going a mile a minute. I felt like I was having a panic attack, or was my heart failing again?

Amber Tyler is living every author’s dream: her books are all best sellers and she writes full time. She has worked hard and is well-accomplished in her career, and she has the support and love of her beautiful children and girlfriend. 

But the dream soon turns into a terrible nightmare when her latest manuscript is stolen. She decides to fight for what is rightfully hers, only to find that the harder she tries, the easier it all slips through her fingers, putting her career, her family, and her life in jeopardy.
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Genre – Thriller
Rating – PG-13
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  1. I think giving life to the animals & being their voice is a wonderful thing. In reading this excerpt, I was drawn in as if I were right there. Wonderful reading!!!!