Me & Mr. Right Now by author Terri D.


Me and  Mr. Right Now highlights the life of one of my main characters, Toni Summerfield  who appears in my previous novels Yesterday’s Lies and Today’s Truth.  Toni is the type of woman that so many women can relate to.  Abandoned by her father and raised by a single mother who always chose her boyfriend of the moment over her own child.  Toni looks for love in all the wrong places.  She meets her soul mate, Benjamin and believes they will live happily ever after.  When Benjamin the only man she allowed into her heart vanishes she is lost, alone and hurting.  Me and Mr. Right Now speaks directly to every woman who has ever asked herself this question.  Will I ever find my Mr. Right? 

Looking for a fresh start Toni decides to move to a new city hoping to leave her painful past behind her.  Me and Mr. Right Now takes you through Toni’s adventures and relationship challenges as she navigates through healing from her past and preparing for her future.  It will make you laugh and cry as the story unfolds and Toni shares her innermost feelings with you through her journal entries.   Order your copy of  Me and Mr. Right Now Today, go here:  http://www.amazon.com/Me-Mr-Right-Now-ebook/dp/B00A9X93J2


Excerpt: Me and Mr. Right Now by author Terri D.

Abandoned by the only man she’s ever loved when she needed him the most. Toni Summerfield makes a decision that will haunt her for the rest of her life. She’s lost, alone and hurting. She decides to try a new city and a new job. Is this the fresh start she’s been looking for or will pain and sorrow follow her.  When she meets Andrew could her search for Mr. Right be over or does she find herself dealing with another Mr. Right Now?

Dear Journal,
Here I sit trying to fight back tears because I am so lost. I do not know how to go on living this way. Keeping all of this hurt and pain bottled up inside of me. It’s becoming unbearable, something has to change. I have been lying around sleeping and crying for weeks now. I am so close to a mental breakdown it’s scary, or maybe I am in the middle of it now, who knows. I feel like I am in the middle of this inner struggle part of me wants to breakdown curl up in a corner and continue to cry like a baby. The other part wants to be strong, rise above it all and become a successful professional woman, marry my soul mate and have a family.

Maybe that’s my problem I can’t determine how to define success anymore. What does success mean to me? Today success is getting through this day without breaking down. Yesterday success meant handling it all myself. Not worrying about controlling other people but doing what I needed to get the things I wanted done. A year ago success meant graduating from college, marrying my soul mate and starting a family.

Well I did graduate from college so I can cross that one off of my list. Marrying my soul mate, well it seems that’s not going to happen and as for starting a family well I technically did start one but I guess you can say I didn’t finish it. I wasn’t quite ready to embark on that adventure without my soul mate by my side so I did what I had to do. It’s been a month and I’m still asking myself if I did the right thing? No one to talk to about it since no one knows but me, God and the people at the hospital where I left my baby.

I don’t even know if it’s a girl or a boy. There is a child out there somewhere who will one day learn that they were adopted and they will wonder why their parents gave them up. How could I ever face my child and tell them why? The reason makes sense to me the parent but the children always feel abandoned, like they were not wanted or good enough to be kept. It’s sort of how I feel right now myself. Why did Benjamin abandon me? Wasn’t I good enough? Didn’t he love me enough to know that we could make it through any challenge we were faced with?


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Me and Mr. Wrong by Terri D 

Toni is faced with an impossible choice.  Give Andrew the man who deceived her a second chance or continue to explore how to take a friendship onto the next level with her childhood friend Clarence.  Toni’s choice takes her on an emotional roller coaster ride. 

Who did she chose and how will it end?  Does Toni finally find what she has been looking for?


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Intimate Conversation with author Terri D.

Terri D.  is a long-term transplant resident of Harrisburg, PA.  She is a single mother of three who has written poetry and short stories all of her life.  Her children have always been her inspiration to push to get to the next level.  She writes as a way to express herself and to document her inner most feelings.  Terri D. published her debut novel titled  Yesterday’s Lies  in 2011 and her second novel  Today’s Truth  was released in the Spring of 2012.  For more information about Terri D. please visit her website at:   www.AuthorTerriD.com  or  visit her fan page on Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/AuthorTerriD.

BPM: Tell us about your journey becoming a successfully published author.  Do you have anyone in your life that was heavily influential in your deciding to become an author? 
I have always kept journals and written poetry and short stories.  One of my best friends who I have known over 20 years has always enjoyed my writing; she always complimented me on how well I express myself in writing.  I didn't plan on writing a book I just had an idea and started writing one night in 2010.  After a few chapters I shared what I had written with my friend and she encouraged me to continue and finish the story.

BPM:  What have you realized about yourself since becoming a published author? 
I have realized that there is a lot of creativity inside of me that has been buried deep for many years.  It's finally coming out and at times it overwhelming.

BPM:  What are some of the benefits of being an author that makes it all worthwhile?
One of the best things is talking to people who have read my book and they talk about the characters like they are real people.  I also enjoy that they understood what I was trying to say.  Some of the hidden messages or back stories were very well received and understood and that makes it all worthwhile when readers understand and can relate to your characters.

BPM: Introduce us to your book, Yesterday's Lies  and the main characters.
Toni and Jada grew up together and are best friends in Yesterday's Lies.  They attended Jr. high, High school and college together.  They dated best friends David, Jr. and Benjamin.  The four had their lives all planned out until a tragic event in senior year of college would take all of their lives in a completely different direction. Yesterday's Lies is contemporary fiction  and currently available on all ebook formats.

BPM:  Share with our readers the “behind-the-scenes” dish from  the sequel  Today's Truth!
Today’s Truths brings the characters from Yesterday’s Lies back together as they prepare for the 1 year anniversary of David Jr’s death.  They all have mixed emotions about the memorial and they are all still keeping secrets that revealed could impact their lives and test their friendship.

BPM:  What impact will Today's Truth have on readers?
Today's Truth will answer many of the questions the readers had from Yesterday's Lies

BPM:  Ultimately, what do you want readers to gain from your book?
I wrote it as entertainment however there are some strong messages in the book.  I would like for my readers to really think about their relationships and the decisions that they make everyday when interacting with each other.  Sometimes we hide things or keep secrets to spare feelings but in the end we are doing ourselves and our friends a disservice by not being honest and truthful.

BPM:  How do feel about selling digital books vs. selling in a brick and  mortar store? 
I think we authors have to be flexible and change with the times.  There are many readers who will continue to read books but right now there is such a big push towards eBooks.  We have to be prepared to provide our readers what they want.

BPM:  What has been your most difficult hurdle to leap?
Marketing has been the most difficult hurdle thus far.  I have had a lot of success in my local area mostly due to word of mouth and people wanting to support a local author.  Trying to expand and get exposure further away from home has been a challenge for me thus far.


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Today's Truth by Terri D.

What secrets do you keep from the one you share everything with? Secrets. Lies. Half-Truths.  Toni and Jada grew up together and are best friends in Yesterday's Lies.  They attended Jr. high, High school and college together.  They dated best friends David, Jr. and Benjamin.  Yesterday's Lies is a poignant tale of a circle of close knit friends whose lives are more intertwined than they realize. That is until the blurred lines of Love, Lust and Friendship begins to reveal the half-truths and lies that exist.

In the sequel, Today's Truth brings the characters of  Yesterday's Lies back together to honor their departed friend.  They're each keeping secrets in an attempt to shield each other from the pain that the truth will cause.  What they don't realize is that their efforts will all be in vain.  One of them holds the key that will open the door and the sins, lies and secrets will come to the light.  

Today's Truth is filled with suspense, drama and twists that  you will never see coming.  Will the secrets they all hold from the past ruin their friendship and lives forever?


Primary message in the book, Today's Truth by Terri D:  Think before you act.  These friends were not intentionally trying to hurt one another,  but in the end they did.  If they had each taken the time to think about the entire situation before making rash decisions things would have worked out much better.

 

 



Excerpt from the prologue of Today's Truth
Listen to a Reading by Terri D.

Dear Journal,
My name is Toni Dickerson. Wow, I still can’t get used to my married name––Dickerson. Yes, I’m married, FINALLY. Darien and I met at work and married about six months ago. We now have a four-month-old son named Darien, Jr. but we call him Lil’ Darien. We work for American Health Products; I’m a sales rep in Marketing, and he’s a manager in Accounting. I love my job in Marketing and am in conflict about returning to work now that Lil’ Darien is here.

The past year has been full of life changing events for my friends and me. My circle of friends, as I have referred to them over the past decade, include my best friend Jada, her husband David, Jr., who was killed this past year in a terrible car accident, and my long-lost love Benjamin. The four of us grew up together in Greenbelt, Maryland, attended the same high school, and then went to Penn State together. Things were great for the four of us until our senior year of college.

Benjamin and I had a bad fight and broke up for a couple of months at the end of the summer heading into our senior year. During that time, we both started dating other people. I dated a guy named Vinny, or Vince as I later found out. A month after Benjamin and I reconciled, I discovered I was pregnant. Benjamin was favored for a first round pick in the NBA draft. I knew my pregnancy would be a distraction for him, and I wasn’t sure whose baby I was carrying, his or Vinny’s. An opportunity came up for a marketing internship in Chicago, so I jumped at the chance to take it. I needed some time to think about how to handle the pregnancy and establishing paternity.

A few months into my internship in Chicago, I received a call from Jada that Benjamin had been hurt during practice for the playoffs. It was thought to be a career-ending injury. Benjamin was devastated and had fallen into a deep depression. He was not responding to anyone and asked to be left alone until he was ready to talk. Jada was calling to let me know that this included me, as well. I wasn’t buying it at all. I tried calling and emailing him, but didn’t receive any response. After a few days, I considered traveling back to Pennsylvania to see him in person. However, a quick glance in the mirror at my protruding belly quickly brought me back to reality. There was no way I was springing this pregnancy on him while he was going through this. So, I decided to give him some time.

Meanwhile, I would work on trying to contact Vinny to let him know about the pregnancy and that we would need a paternity test. Vinny and I only dated briefly, and I was not able to locate him. He attended a college in Pittsburgh, and obviously, the information he gave me was only partially true.

After the first month of not hearing from Benjamin and not getting any responses to my messages, I became depressed. After three months, I decided the best course of action was to put the baby up for adoption and move on with my life. I was scared and alone with no one to turn to. Jada’s life was moving along just fine, while I was pregnant and alone, not knowing who had fathered my child. I asked myself how I got here. There was no answer.

My love, Benjamin, had disappeared from my life for seven long years without so much as a phone call, letter, or an email. Looking back over the past decade, I now realize I wasted seven good years of my life mourning the loss of Benjamin and trying to find that love I felt with him with so many Mr. Right Now’s along the way.

I was in a deep state of depression for a long time. I know that Jada and David, Jr. moved here because they were concerned about me. It took me two years to halfway get over the loss of Benjamin, and once I did start dating again, I had a string of unfulfilling and emotionally abusive relationships. Jada was always there for me, trying to help pick up the pieces whenever I suffered another heartbreak.

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About the Author
Terri D.  is a long term transplant resident of Harrisburg, PA. She was born in Detroit Michigan and grew up in the Washington DC and Suburban Maryland area until she left to attend Chatham Hall a private boarding school in Virginia. She attended Queens College in Charlotte North Carolina as well as Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania.  She is a single mother of three. Terri D has kept journals and written short stories and poetry all of her life.  Website:  www.AuthorTerriD.com.  Follow Terri D. on Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/AuthorTerriD

 



Yesterday's Lies by Terri D.



What Secrets do you keep from the one you share everything with?

Secrets. Lies. Half-Truths.  Toni and Jada grew up together and are best friends in Yesterday's Lies.  They attended Jr. high, High school and college together.  They dated best friends David, Jr. and Benjamin.  A poignant tale of a circle of close knit friends whose lives are more intertwined than they realize. That is until the blurred lines of Love, Lust and Friendship begins to reveal the half-truths and lies that exist. Will the secrets they all hold from the past ruin their friendship and lives forever?

Excerpt from Yesterday's Lies by Terri D.

Journal Entry -- Tuesday

As each day passes my thoughts of you and desire for you increase. When I close my eyes, I can drift back in time and feel your touch and I imagine I hear your voice. Oh how I wish I could hear your voice. I've let you get under my skin, and I feel very vulnerable because I know I'm in a position to get hurt. You told me when we first met, you were not looking for a relationship, and I agreed to your terms. I never expected you to be such a nice guy. I really want to call you but I promised Jada I would wait until Thursday.

In the middle of my entry, I checked the clock and it was only 10:15 pm. It's not too late to call, I thought to myself. I grabbed my phone and dialed the number. The phone rang four times. I was just about to disconnect the call when he picked up and answered with a simple, “Hello.”

“Hi Darien,” I said. “This is Toni.”

“Well hello, Ms. Toni,” he said and I felt like he was smiling through the phone. “I was just thinking about you.”

“Really?” I said. “That’s funny because you didn’t call me I called you,” I said with a hint of sarcasm.

“About that,” he started, “I wanted to call you but I got sent out of town on business suddenly yesterday morning. I didn't have your cell number on me. I've been in meetings all day long and have not had a minute to log in to send you an email.”

Trying to sound cool, I said “Darien its okay. I was just concerned because I had not heard from you since you left my house on Sunday, and I had not seen you around the office either. I thought maybe something had happened to you and I just wanted to check on you.”

“Oh I see, well as you can hear, I'm doing okay. I'm in Miami right now and am not sure, when I'm coming home. Hopefully this weekend, but not sure I really want to fly all the way back home just for the weekend when the only thing waiting for me there is my empty bed and my fish.”

Trying to sound very nonchalant, I said, “Yes I can understand that.”

We talked for another few minutes. Then I said, “Darien it’s getting late so I need to go. Did you save my number in your phone?”

“Yes I did.”

“Okay so call me when you can.”

“I will Toni, I promise.”


Journal Entry -- Tuesday continued…
I broke down and called you and even though Jada is going to have some choice words for me, I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed talking to you. Our conversation left me wanting more. I'm trying to put my finger on what it's about you that intrigues me the most. I think it's a combination of a number of things. First of all, I like your confidence. You carry yourself like you know exactly who you are and what you want. That's a real turn on. In addition, you try to act like you're a player and women do not mean that much to you, but I can tell that you really like women. The way you talked about your mom and little sister I can tell you really like women. I mean most straight men like women. They love us and want to make love to us, but they do not really like us. I can tell you do. It's the way you listen that makes the difference. Women like to be heard more than anything else. I could write so much more but am very tired, so am closing for now. I'm looking forward to hearing from you tomorrow.

I placed my journal back in its hiding place, put my cell phone on the charger, and prepared to turn in for the night. As soon as I turned the light off my cell phone rang. I looked at the clock and it said 11:00 pm. Who is calling me this time at night? I thought to myself. I reached over to grab my phone off the charger to look at the number. It was an unfamiliar out of town number. I think the same one from the other day. Who is this who keeps calling me? I thought. I considered letting it go to voice mail again but I had a feeling I needed to take this call so I answered, “Hello. ”

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