Thursday, October 15, 2015
Scales: Of Justice (Broken But...Mending) by Dale Mayer
Happy Release Day for Scales by Dale Mayer!
Healing comes in different ways at different times for different people.
Scales: Of Justice (Broken but... Mending)
She thinks she escaped Justice.
He is still waiting for Justice to happen.
She’s afraid her day of reckoning is near.
He’s afraid his day of reckoning will never arrive.
Will love balance the scales of Justice?
Paris and Weaver’s story will out soon in this third installment of the Broken but…Mending series.
Can be read as a standalone.
Here is an exclusive excerpt from Scales:
Paris couldn't stop the shaking that threatened to overtake her body. Was there ever a word that scared her more? She'd been cleared by the police; in fact, she'd been praised for her quick actions, her quick thinking. She'd saved her brother. But somehow inside she knew she was going to pay for what she'd done. It was a dark shadow that hung over her – all the time. Waiting for someone to know a miscarriage of justice had been done and finally take her into custody.
She didn't think she could stand it.
And no amount of reassurance from police, social workers, or any of the numerous therapists she'd gone to removed the fear – she knew the truth. She was guilty.
And one day the specter in her life – Justice – was going to prevail.
And then there was Constable Barry Delaney. His words – his warning. Something she'd never forget.
"Justice is easy," Weaver said, snapping her back to the present as he quoted. "There are no two sides to that coin. Black is black and white is white. Right and wrong are easy to sort out."
Paris glanced over at him, still shaken by the conversation. Could he really be so naïve? Was anything in life that cut and dried?
"You're spouting lecture notes of our esteemed Professor Marshal Henniker, I presume," Jenna said with a laugh.
"You don't believe him," Weaver challenged, a glint in his eye.
"I know Henniker actively incites debates in his lectures, but he doesn't believe it either. However, as a teaching tool, it is effective in gaining student participation."
"I can imagine," Paris muttered under her breath. At the sharp look from Weaver, she pinched her lips together and stared back.
"You don't believe in justice?" he asked mockingly.
"Of course," she said smoothly. "However, there are definite shades of gray in that argument."
He gave a half snort. "Whatever."
Jenna grinned. "So now you two can work out your project." She stood.
"Wait, what?" Paris asked. "What project? You haven't said anything about what we're supposed to do." She hated the panicky part of her that was screamed for detailed instructions. Steps to follow, so she wouldn't stray off the path or wander aimlessly and get nothing done. She didn't need to be micromanaged, but she did need to know what was required of her.
The thought of not knowing made her sick to her stomach. She needed to have things laid out in front of her. Expectations clearly defined. So she didn't do it wrong. So she didn't end up in trouble.
So she didn't fail.
Skin (Broken but... Mending Book 1)
Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It's a Dog's Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).
She honors the stories that come to her - and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!