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WHEELS OF JUSTICE
by Vickie Phelps
Vickie Phelps writes to encourage, inspire, and
Welcome, Vickie. Please tell us a little about your novel, Wheels of Justice.
When Connie Knight applies for a job at McKinney’s Fine Cars in her hometown of Redwood, Texas, she has no idea what she’s getting into. Buford McKinney is a mean, evil bully who thinks women are the ground God made for men to walk on. The only reason she stays at McKinney’s is the fear of being without a paycheck and ending up homeless. And then there’s Rick McKinney, Buford’s son. In spite of his daddy’s contempt for Connie, Rick is attracted to her and Connie to him. But will their feelings for each other be enough to keep Connie safe? Just how far will Buford go to get rid of her?
Readers, please enjoy the following excerpt from Wheels of Justice, The Redwood Series, Book 2:
Buford bounded out of his office and headed straight for me. I braced myself for another verbal tirade.
He walked right up to me, his eyes blazed with hatred. “You little slut. You think you’re smart, telling Rick about our talk. You think you can play us against each other? We’re family. You can’t come between us.”
My heart pounded against my chest. I shook my head. “I didn’t tell Rick anything.”
Buford stood so close to me, I could smell his breath, and it did nothing to help my queasy stomach. He needed some mouthwash big time. I turned my head just a little to get away from the overpowering scent. It was the wrong thing to do.
He grabbed my chin and forced my face toward him.
“Look at me when I’m talking to you? Who do you think you are?” An evil sneer flashed across his face. “I’ll tell you what you are. You’re a tramp who walked in here off the street and played on Monica’s sympathy to get a job. Well, Monica doesn’t have the last word. I do.”
He squeezed my jaws so hard, tears filled my eyes. The pain radiated across my cheeks. I tried to pull away from him, but Buford just squeezed harder and laughed—a sound that made my blood run cold. All the warnings I’d heard about him flashed through my mind again.
“I’d fire you today, but Monica would give me all kinds of grief.” He squeezed my jaws again. “Soon you’ll be gone. Your days at McKinney’s are numbered.” He shoved me into the wall and walked away as though nothing had happened.
I stumbled to the bathroom, trembling from head to toe, and splashed cold water on my face. My stomach churned. I had to get out of here. I didn’t want to face Rick. He must have confronted his daddy about the tongue-lashing Buford had given me this morning. That’s why Buford had grabbed me just now.
Back at my desk, I scribbled a note to Monica that I was sick and needed to go home for the afternoon. I left it where she’d be sure to see it and then slipped out the back door. I made my way around to my car and climbed in. My hand shook so much, the key missed the ignition, but I finally cranked the engine and pulled out of McKinney’s parking lot. If I was smart, I’d never go back.
Vickie, where can readers find you online?
Where can readers purchase Wheels of Justice?
Vickie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Vickie is offering winner’s choice of a paperback or eBook copy of Wheels of Justice to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 5, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Fox of Cordovia by Linda Weaver Clarke is Connie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.