I'm excited to announce the release of a new 6,000 word short story called Barefoot Heroine.  This two part narrative provides a glimpse into the secret life of Ellery Mayne from the perspective of Ash Ryan, a member of the security team assigned to monitor and protect her.
  The first part of the story takes place in the early days of Ash's assignment before Ellery realizes that she's under surveillance.  Here Ash relates the details of what at first looks like bizarre behavior on her part, but turns out to be Ellery's version of a good deed.  This part of the short is designed to give readers an idea of what to expect from Ash's perspective in the upcoming book "In The Shadow," that includes scenes, conversations and action which Ellery's account did not.  This is only logical since he spends a number of months assigned to her case without realizing that she's on to him and his team.  
The second half of Barefoot Heroine provides Ash's take on that pivotal evening when he meets Ellery 'officially' on the night of her dinner party with Ray and Lidia Torrence.  This scene gives readers a feel for Ash's true feelings about Ellery, his job, his boss Ray, and his colleague Lidia.  If you enjoyed this scene in "In The Spotlight," I'm willing to bet you'll enjoy it even more in Barefoot Heroine!  Did you know you may be entitled to a free copy of Barefoot Heroine?  There are two simple steps:
Join the Mayne Attraction Updates mailing list. The sign-up form is on the top right of the home page of www.MayneAttraction.com

Send me a link to your review of "In The Spotlight" on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Apple, B & N or Smashwords.  A rating and comment about your reaction to the book is all that is needed. Then email me at Mauren.Ann@gmail.com with a link to your review and I will send you the coupon code for a free download of Barefoot Heroine with all my thanks! 

Here's where you can find the new Barefoot Heroine:


Kindle: Amazon US & Amazon UK
Nook:   B & N
Apple:  iStoreSony & Others:  Smashwords  

You may have noticed that "In The Spotlight" has a new cover.  I'd love to hear your reaction to that as well, so send me an e-mail or a tweet at @AnnMauren and let me know what you think.  Happy reading![image error]
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