Done Dirt Cheap
Tourmaline Harris's life hit pause at fifteen, when her mom went to prison because of Tourmaline's unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker club known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell's life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom "sold" her into the services of Hazard, a powerful attorney: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion. When Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club - and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel.
Debut author Sarah Lemon has worn a few hats: butchering wild game, working at a plastics factory, and small-town lawyer's paralegal all played a hand in her B.S. in Pre-Law, but then she spent three years wandering the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains instead. Sarah, now married and living on the Chesapeake Bay, currently spends her time herding her three kids under the age of five between adventures and nap time, and in her words "sacrificing sleep for the pursuit of words".