This Fire Down in My Soul

J. D. Mason

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When Faylene Watkins begins counseling women of her husband’s congregation at Hope Filled Christian Center church, three women teach her the perils of love, sex and obsession. Choir girl Elise thinks she’s found a good man in Jay, a truck driver who came blowing into her life one sultry night. Irresistible and sensual, he’s caught up in romancing Elise. However, when she’s ready for happily ever after, he realizes that he can’t just walk away from his wife and two children. And Elise just can’t seem to let him go. Everyone knows that singles ministry leader Renee is full of herself. When she starts her latest interior decorating project, she thinks her client’s husband is hot, and together, they’re on fire. Meanwhile his wife wants to be friends, and it’s not long before a twisted game starts to unravel. For twenty-five years Tess’s life revolved around her unfaithful husband (who sits on the deacon’s board) and their two wonderful sons. But now the kids have left the nest and Tess wants to spread her wings. While busy seeking her first job and creating a new social life outside the church, Tess meets a new man—a most forbidden man—who rides into the picture to rock her world off its steady axis.  All the while, First Lady of the church and counselor, Faye is keeping a secret of her own that is much deeper than any one of them could ever imagine.

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Chapter One

Renee Turner

(Laughing) “How come you always look at me like that?”

“Like what?”

“Like you don’t know why I keep coming back. Like I don’t belong here.”

“Is it that obvious?”


“I’m sorry. I don’t mean for it to be.”

“The church bulletin said counseling sessions were available and open to all women in need of guidance, Dr. Faye. So—come on now. Guide me.”

“You don’t seem like the type to need guidance, Renee. Confident, ambitious, focused . . . I honestly don’t know why you come to see me.

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"Readers ... who haven't yet discovered Mason would do well to pick up this steamy cautionary tale."
--Publishers Weekly

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J. D. Mason

J.D. MASON is the author of And On the Eighth Day She Rested, One Day I Saw a Black King, and Don't Want No Sugar. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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This Fire Down in My Soul
J. D. Mason

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429988513
ISBN10: 1429988517
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages

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