Today we have the blog tour for Timarie’s new romantic thriller, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE! Check it out and be sure to order your copy today!
Title: Pledge of Allegiance
Genre: Romantic Suspense
About Pledge of Allegiance:
April 15, 2013, Patriots Day. The city of Boston, and all of the nation, was rocked by a terrorist attack at the historical Boston Marathon finish line. Countless people are affected by this tragedy, including Michael Farino and Ireland “Ilee” Murphy. Neither one of them could have predicted that the act of saving Ilee’s life would lead Michael on a journey of personal discovery, while a decades old war between their rival Boston crime families threatens their happiness and their lives. Michael and Ilee will have to pledge their allegiances to either their families or each other, but it is not that simple. Passion, secrets, betrayal and a very complicated past are working against Michael and Ilee. Nothing is ever as it seems… Nothing!
The finish line is just their beginning….
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I can’t catch my breath as I grip the steering wheel. I’m hyperventilating and my vision is blurred. What the fuck… How the fuck… Why the fuck… I can’t even formulate a sentence. For the first time in my entire life, I’m having a full-blown panic attack. I open the car door and vomit on the ground of the third floor of the parking garage. This can’t be happening to me. It doesn’t make sense. How could I have not known? I try to take deep breaths and calm myself down, but it’s completely in vain. I sit back trying to fight off another wave of nausea gripping my stomach. I have to stand up. As I get out of the car, I can see across the garage where the cinnamon rolls and coffees I brought landed after I threw them in a fit of rage.
How did this day go so fucking wrong? The helplessness I felt the day of the bombings comes flooding back to me. That reminds me of her and I am gripped with hurt and anger all over again. I woke up so happy and full of excitement. I had an optimistic outlook for the day and for the future. I sang in the shower and dressed with a huge smile on my face. I knew I was going to see her, the girl who I haven’t stopped thinking about pretty much since I met her. I knew after the night we spent together that this was something special; it was something real.
I went to the bakery and got two of our large cinnamon rolls glazed perfectly and two Italian-roast coffees. I could wait to surprise her. I sang along to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” during the short drive to the hospital. Nothing could dampen my incredible mood. I had a smile plastered on my face like a goddamn fool. I parked here on the third floor of the garage and walked into the hospital. I had a whole speech prepared to go with my surprise breakfast. I couldn’t wait to feel her soft lips and see those amazing blue eyes.
I walked down the hallway, just as I have every day for the past six days toward room 333. I just rounded the nurses’ station when I saw into her room. I froze to the spot where I was standing. Walking back and forth in her room was Sam fucking Murphy.
All of a sudden, it hit me like a ton of fucking bricks. She isn’t just a girl named Ireland. She’s Ireland Murphy! She’s the daughter of the man I have grown up despising more than anyone on this planet. The fucking joke of a boss from Southie, who happens to my father’s sworn enemy. He’s a sick fuck who is also a cold-blooded murderer. He and his Southie thugs tortured and killed so many of my dad’s soldiers during the ’80s turf war and would send photos to their families just to add insult to injury. This man has tried to kill my father and other family members more than once, and our family have taken their fair share of shots at him.
Timarie was born and raised in East Boston, Massachusetts. To this very day, Timarie still only live a few miles outside of downtown Boston. Since her early teens, Timarie has been a singer/song writer. After university, she continued to work in music, while simultaneously developing her business acumen in the private sector. It wasn’t until shortly after the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon finish line, that Timarie’s creative vision for this literary series came into focus.
Timarie continues to work in music, as well as being an active writer. In addition to the books in The Finish Line Series, Timarie has also authored three other books awaiting publication at the time of this printing. It is her hope to show the world that Boston is not just the birthplace of America, but also one of the most diverse, intriguing and culturally rich places in the country. As she always says, “Boston is always a supporting character in all of my books.”
Nothing is more important to Timarie than her family and friends, which includes her beloved Maine Coon, Princess. Timarie is also a fierce advocate for racial, gender and LGBTQ+ equality. She promotes independent thinking and social positivity.
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