Friday, May 25, 2012

Kicking Eternity by Ann Lee Miller

Stuck in sleepy New Smyrna Beach one last summer, Raine socks away her camp pay checks, worries about her druggy brother, and ignores trouble: Cal Koomer. She’s a plane ticket away from teaching orphans in Africa, and not even Cal’s surfer six-pack and the chinks she spies in his rebel armor will derail her.

The artist in Cal begs to paint Raine’s ivory skin, high cheek bones, and internal sparklers behind her eyes, but falling for her would caterwaul him into his parents’ life. No thanks. The girl was self-righteous waiting to happen. Mom served sanctimony like vegetables, three servings a day, and he had a gut full.

Rec Director Drew taunts her with “Rainey” and calls her an enabler. He is so infernally there like a horsefly—till he buzzes back to his ex.

Raine’s brother tweaks. Her dream of Africa dies small deaths.

Will she figure out what to fight for and what to free before it’s too late?

For anyone who’s ever wrestled with their dreams.


Ann Lee Miller said...

Thanks, girls, for having me over to visit. I love your blog name. Genius!

Anyone who moseys by and would like a free e-copy of Kicking Eternity just needs to leave a comment with an e-mail address or contact me at

Happy Weekend!

bn100 said...

The book sounds interesting. I would like to read a copy. Thanks!


Ann Lee Miller said...

I'll send it right out. :)

Estella said...

Sounds like a good read!

kissinoak at frontier dot com

Ann Lee Miller said...

Oops, Estella, I got a little sidetracked today going to garage sales, graduation parties, a picnic beside the Salt River. Your free book is coming right up. :)

Ann Lee Miller said...

If anyone happens by this post anytime after May 26, 2012 and you'd like a free e-copy of Kicking Eternity, just let me know at, and I'll see that you get one.

I know, I know, it's a wacky marketing plan. But, hey, it's kinda fun passing out free books. I'm just sayin'....

graceunderpressure said...

Sweet! Raine is my daughter's name :D