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I can’t remember how long their bodies burned, but I do remember the sun setting before it was over, not far off in the distance, just beyond the still and dismal outline of downtown San Diego. Its flame-colored glare hit the Pacific Ocean and slowly melted beyond the horizon as smoke drifted up in dark gray coils into the sky. The fleeing sun took the heat away with it, and as the first stars of the night made their appearance, the crisp chill of January returned.

Ash settled all around me, resting on my eyelashes and the tip of my nose, threatening to choke the oxygen from my lungs. I kept vigil over my dead family while sitting at the edge of the garden, slumped forward with my legs crossed and my hands resting loosely in my lap. A steady breeze from the approaching night collided with the draft from the fire, sending hot gusts of air in my direction. My face and arms stung from the warmth, but the smell was worse than the heat. The strong odor of burning flesh kept my nostrils flared and stomach turning.

I knew that day it was true what they say; one can never forget the smell of a dead body. I know, I’ll never forget.


I Hope You Find Me

Book 1 of the Find Me Series

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“This fast-paced thriller had me hooked from the start…”
“This is one of the best stories I’ve read, by far…” 
“Brilliantly written and full of suspense…”
“From the moment I started it, I did not want to put it down…”

Fire can’t destroy everything, not even hope. Follow Riley’s journey today – for free – at the retailers below. Happy reading! Don’t forget to leave a light on. *wink*






A New Year Has Started!

This means new opportunities to share TMDBooks with more readers, and we need your help to spread the word! The first Station book, ‘Dying to Forget’, is making its rounds to new inboxes as we speak, courtesy of EReader News Today, and it would be so awesome of you to help by mentioning this FREE book to a friend or forwarding this on to those who love to read. Thanks so much for being part of the TMDBook world!
If you’ve read all the books in The Station series – drop a comment below and let me know what you thought! Have a Happy Monday!

– Trish

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A New GURLS Snippet For You!


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Best friends are magical beings that soften the harsh realities of life into a bearable experience we can survive. Without them we would be lost, simply floating around the world like plucked dandelion seeds, drifting in a sea of pretty little weeds at the whim of the temperamental winds, hoping to land on something solid long enough to grow into the beautiful flowers or mighty trees we are meant to be. Best friends help us fly higher than we can see, but also anchor us down when we need it, because best friends, the truly good ones, know everything there is to know about us; what keeps our soul fed and our spirit happy, and what can crush us in a millisecond.

So, when we lose a best friend, they take with them a sliver of our heart, something that won’t grow back, something that heals with time, but will leave a mark. And they also take with them our deepest, most trusted secrets, because a best friend knows everything. A secret is something to be guarded and looked after, to be kept under lock and key, shared only with the most trusted people in our lives. Tell me, what are we supposed to do when a best friend leaves and those secrets are released?

Because I’m here. Alone again. Holding on tight to secrets that can destroy everything. Like old starlight in the sky, remnants of what used to be, I feel myself fading away, heavy from the pain, the loss and the terrifying future of a world that feeds off hate. I am broken here, without my gurls. I need them back. All of them.

© Gurls, Trish Marie Dawson

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Snippet Love For the Fans


For those who say that happiness is simply a state of being, like choosing which flavor syrup to add to your morning Starbucks, or smiling at yourself in the mirror every morning after brushing your teeth, screw you. Those people have never had their heart broken, or lost someone so beautiful and exceptional that they fuse to your soul and become completely and totally irreplaceable. Maybe those people have been lucky in life. I am not one of those people. And after what happened Freshman year, I will never be one of those people. I don’t want to be, because ignorance is not bliss, and the privileged have short memories. I will never forget.

– GURLS, Coming Soon

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What’s not to love about free audiobooks?

Every once in awhile, I give out free stuff, like audiobooks! Today is that day. There’s no catch, no obligation for you to meet, just leave a post under this thread with the title you’re interested in (available titles for the Find Me Series and The Station books are posted below), and your email. That’s it! There’s a limited number of audio titles I can send out, so this is first come, first serve. Enjoy!

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