A Penny’s Worth
by Cynthia Austin
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: July 28, 2017
Sara Conrad just about had it all, wealth, beauty, a prominent place in Las Vegas society as the owner of a popular nightclub, and a reputation that was second to none.
There was only one thing Sara failed to possess…
That’s because it was dominated by a despicable sociopath, her husband, Ezra Silverstein, who rarely let Sara out of his sight and manipulated her every move.
Out of desperation, Sara turned to a bodyguard at her club, Max Tobias, for sanity and salvation. Before long they are on the verge of a torrid affair that threatens not only to engulf them personally but their very lives, as well.
When Silverstein catches wind of Sara and Max’s relationship, he is determined to make them pay for their betrayal. He makes it his mission to inflict a blood thirsty punishment on his beloved Sara and her romantic rescuer.
As events reach their dramatic climax, Sara is stunned to discover Max is not really a bodyguard at all. This revelation turns her entire world upside down leaving her vulnerable and unable to trust anyone, especially the man to whom she had given her heart.
Riveting. Unpredictable. Page turning
The story of a good woman trying to survive in Sin City where Satan himself has set up camp in her own marriage, and the only man she had truly loved turned out to be a virtual stranger.
God help her.
A Penny's Worth, a playlist by Cynthia Austin on Spotify
Ezra Silverstein: Robin Taylor
Sara Conrad: Yael Grobglas
Max Tobias: Tom Hardy
Sara’s mind was in such turmoil with the day’s events, she forgot to set the alarm on her silver Mercedes. Opening the unlocked door, she belted herself into the driver’s seat and quickly put the key in the ignition. She adjusted the rearview mirror, getting ready to back out of the parking space when she let out a horrific scream.
Ezra Silverstein was seated calmly behind her.
Sara couldn’t stop screaming, and she anxiously fumbled against the door panel, desperately trying to unlock the door. Breaking a nail, she cried out in pain.
A metal click quickly caught her attention.
She stifled her screams and slowly glanced back to see the sleeves of a once crisp, white, button up shirt drenched in blood and soot.
The shaking hands protruding out of the shirt held a silver revolver pointed directly at her temple.
Ezra blew out an exasperated breath, and when he spoke, his voice trembled. Sara knew she was in dangerous territory.
"Were you going somewhere without me, Sara?"
"Ezra, please," she stammered. "Our marriage, it’s been bad for a while, you know that."
He pressed the gun hard against her temple, and spoke through clenched teeth. "How many people do I have to kill to convince you I am trying to work on our marriage?"
About Cynthia Austin
Cynthia Austin lives in Northern California with her husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldogge named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”
She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled “The Pendant.”
Cynthia has been published twice in The Writer’s Monthly Magazine as well as the online news site, Yahoo! Voices. She has a trilogy published with Limitless Publishing and her newest novel, “A Penny’s Worth” is scheduled to be released through Solstice Publishing in 2017!
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