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Today on my Frist Kiss Friday blog I’d like to introduce you to my new author friend, Lyz Kelley. Lyz and I recently met in Texas when we attended the Buns & Roses Fundraiser for Literacy. We hit it off so well, it was like we’ve known each other for years. Today Lyz is sharing an excerpt from her book Blinded. As an extra treat, she currently has her Elkridge Series box set up for only $0.99! What a great deal. Happy reading and enjoy, my lovelies!


“Mara, you’re a genius. Sam’s hand is gripping something, and he’s pointing a finger.”

Before his mind engaged, Joey grabbed Mara and gave her a sound kiss on the lips. In that single beat of his heart, he instantly regretted the spontaneous act. He’d been thinking about kissing her for a lifetime, and the kiss he’d just given her seemed an eternity away from his fantasy. In his dreams, the connection was tender and satisfying.

He stopped and cupped her jaw. “I’m sorry. That was inappropriate, especially here, in this place.  I wasn’t thinking, but I have to tell you, I’ve been waiting a long time to kiss you.” He took a step back. “It’s just this place. Sam. Wanting to spend time with you. It’s a lot to deal with all at once.”

“I’m sure coming back, dealing with your dad, and your own grief, it must be hard.”

“It seems so surreal. Sam’s gone. He’s really gone.”

Mara touched his chest, then slid her arm up to touch his face. “If I could take your pain away, I would.”

“You can’t.” The sting behind his eyes intensified.

“I know.”

He leaned in to capture her lips. The sweet kiss felt comfortable, like a soft summer breeze, even though the temperature hovered around freezing. When he lifted his head, he interpreted her facial expressions, and damn if he didn’t see disappointment.


“I’m not breakable,” she whispered, then tugged him closer. “Kiss me like you mean it. Let me help ease your pain.”

Blinded (Book 1, Elkridge Series)
By Lyz Kelly
Box Set Special only $0.99!

She’s lost everything: her parents, her sister, her sight.
Now, someone’s stalking her.
She can feel him taunting her. He must be the one who killed the sheriff. She’s scared, but who can she trust?
She can trust Joey. He’s stable as a rock and too good looking to ignore. But she must guard her heart. Her first love is only here for his brother’s funeral.
The mayor is saying the sheriff’s death was an accident. Thankfully, her old high school crush has returned from the big city back to her small town. Will Joey, the high-profile detective, believe a poacher shot his brother or can she convince him there’s more to it?
She must convince him the mayor is lying. Her life depends on it. 

Elkridge Series Blurb. 

Suspense. Passion. Secrets

The small-town sheriff is dead and conspiracies are everywhere.

Join the community of Elkridge, Colorado in this complete romance series as each couple helps solve the mystery and finds their ever-lasting love.

Book Link: https://geni.us/ElkridgeSeries1_4


Award-winning author Lyz Kelley mixes a little bit of heart, healing, humanity, happiness, hope, and honor in all her books that are written especially for you.

She’s a total disaster in the kitchen, a compulsive neat freak, a tea snob, and adores writing about and falling in love with everyday heroes. You can also find Lyz on Facebook and Instagram for news, contests, giveaways, and more exciting stuff!

If you want to interact with Lyz, connect with her in her Facebook reader group, Everyday Heroes Unite.


Reader Group: https://geni.us/EverydayHeroesUnite
Email: Lyz@LyzKelley.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LyzKelley
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lyzkelley/