Monday, October 01, 2012

Traffic Jam by Melissa Groeling Blog Tour Excerpt

When you’re caught in traffic, you’ve got nowhere to go… Val Delton’s life is spiraling and there’s nothing she can do to stop it. Her dad lost his job, her mom works fourteen hour days to pay the bills and yet somehow there are high-end shopping bags and an iPod in her older sister’s room. Naturally, Val becomes suspicious but her sister’s lips are sealed. Then by accident, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret hidden behind her sister’s bright smiles and cool indifference. Val has no idea how far and how deep the repercussions of her sister’s secret will reach but she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her family safe. Will she succeed before her sister’s secret destroys everyone she loves?

Her train of thought stopped abruptly as she passed her sister’s room. The door was open but there was no sign of her. Curiously, Val peered inside, the shopping bags on the floor by the bed catching her eye. She frowned then her eyebrows rose when she saw the hot pink iPod on the night table.

Where in the world did she get an iPod?

Before Val could stop herself, she stepped inside the room. She ignored the flash of danger zone in the back of her mind as she picked up the small device. Then she looked down into the closest shopping bag and saw something black and leathery.



She bit back a scream as she whirled around.

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Melissa Groeling is a fiery redhead who grew up in New Jersey before moving to the Philadelphia region in 1994. It was only after she graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in English that she began to take her writing seriously. She is a diehard New York Giants fan---please don't hold it against her---and she loves chocolate. While Beauty Marks is her first novel, Traffic Jam is her second! Melissa loves to hear from anyone who has read either or both of her books so leave a comment or a review! Happy Reading!



  1. This is a great excerpt from an awesome book. A must read for everyone. Melissa is the type of writer that draws you into the story and holds you until the last page. She won't disappoint you.