Flickering Heart

I am so excited to share with you the cover for my debut novel! It’s been a long time coming, but I am so happy with the results. Look for the release of Flickering Heart on June 21st.

About Tricia

Since she was a little girl, Tricia T. LaRochelle has been obsessed with tragic love stories. No beach reads for her. Bring on the grit with a double side of turmoil. She likes to feel the characters anguish as they fight to overcome obstacles to be together. Growing up in central Vermont, she has seen her share of tragedy but remains a hopeful romantic. She now lives in central Virginia where she continues to foster the possibilities of how love can conquer all.

Flickering Heart is the first book in the Sara Browne Series. Stay tuned for updates and announcements on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or sign up for her newsletter.

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Flickering Heart

Sara Browne Series Book 1 coming June 21st

Eighteen-year-old Sara Browne is about to step off a cliff. She is taking a giant leap into the world of college—a normal transition for most—but not for Sara. A car accident that scarred her body and soul—and left her orphaned—has dictated six years of isolation, but that was all in her past. She is ready to leave those dark days behind. Her new goals: make a friend, behave irresponsibly (if she’ll allow herself), and go on an actual date.

The last thing Sara is looking for is a complication, but that is exactly what she finds in the hot, six-foot-three blond named Scott Williams, who she meets at the beginning of the school year. Sara is drawn to Scott in a way that she cannot explain, and he seems just as into her. She wants to trust her heart, but Scott’s promiscuous past keeps creeping into their lives. Jealous ex-girlfriends are one thing, but the stranger who defaces her car, sabotages her laptop, and who sends Sara threatening letters is far worse. Someone is determined to destroy her relationship with Scott and the life Sara is trying so hard to rebuild.

By the time Sara finds out who is behind all the trouble, her life is in shambles and she must fight with every ounce of strength and courage to save herself and the man she loves.

Emotional abuse and implied sexual abuse.

Praise for Flickering Heart

“With multilayered, intricate characters, expert pacing, and messy-but-beautiful romance, the novel makes for a must-read for lovers of New Adult romance.”
—The Prairie Book Review

“This book has everything: a charming ingénue of a lead character, a blossoming love story that’s impossible not to root for, a group of mean girls lurking in all the dark corners, and a mystery that evolves in a way that’s both menacing and unpredictable. This is a promising debut that begs for a sequel!”
—Kim Catanzarite, award-winning author of The Jovian Duology


Sara Browne Series Book 2 coming September 18th

Sneak Peek
Waking up screaming one morning in her boyfriend Scott’s fraternity-house bedroom is just one hurdle that Sara Browne must overcome in her struggle to patch her life back together. She wants to embrace Scott and is thankful for his return, but she’s too scared to be that close to him. As Sara struggles with her own recovery, she begins to obsess over Carrie Stevens, a student who went missing the year before. Several sinister characters emerge until Sara is face to face with the kidnapper, who turns out to be the last person she expects.

Violence and reference to sexual abuse.


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