Thursday, January 9, 2014

A reluctant sexy witch, a persistent charismatic warlock and time travel...

That’s what you end up with when I put my spin on a paranormal romance. The idea for Find Me has been in my head for years. I’ve always been intrigued with time travel and when this scene popped into my head a while back I knew I was setting the stage for something supernatural. 

My very first paranormal romance is set to release with Beachwalk Press on January, 20, 2014.

This is the opening to the novel...

The mystery man moved his hand to Riley’s cheek, gently stroking her face before leaning closer to her. The warmth of his breath caressed her lips. Moving his other hand to her hair, he slipped off the band that secured her ponytail and set her long locks free. Tangling his fingers in her tresses, he guided her to his lips. The prickle from the stubble on his jaw brushed her cheek as he placed a soft kiss at the corner of her mouth just below her bottom lip. His signature...
Her stomach fluttered from the contact. When he drew away from her, she craved more. Staring into his green depths, she tried to memorize every feature of his face right down to the tiny mole just below his left earlobe. There was something familiar about the stranger who began visiting her a few nights ago.
“Find me,” he whispered just before fading away.

At first our heroine thinks she’s having some pretty powerful recurring dreams but each night the dreams get more physical.  Her night time suitor becomes more persistent with his request. When she awakes she can no longer deny that something else is at play. She begins to follow the handsome stranger’s clues and that leads her right to her estranged grandfather. That’s when things get interesting.
Find Me is a tale of family heritage, defying the odds and a love that can’t be denied no matter what the natural order of things dictate. 

This book is like none I’ve ever written before. It’s set in an era that you don’t normally read when you pick up a time travel romance. I chose 1963 because it fit with the flow of the plot. It also helps incorporate a back story between the heroine’s grandfather and the stranger. As I began writing everything just fell into place and I was able to create a world of magic and sensuality. 

The oddest realization came over Riley. This wasn’t the joining of two strangers. This felt like a reunion. But how? Passion ignited inside her as she hitched her leg over his hip and rocked into him. He sighed before pulling away. She saw the conflict in his eyes.
“Not now.” He kissed the corner of her mouth, indicating it was time for him to go. “You need to let Tucker guide you. He’s the key. I need you to do this for us. You have to trust me.”
“I don’t understand anything that’s happening. I could be losing my mind.” Riley wanted to believe she had lost her grip because there was no logic in the alternative. “How can I trust what doesn’t exist?”
“I’m right here.”He took her hand and pressed it against his face. “As long as you believe I’m real everything will work out.”
She wanted to believe him but how could she rely on a fantasy?
“I promise you’re totally sane.” He kissed the tip of her nose. “It’s me who has been crazy without you.”
“What can I do to help you?” She touched his lips with her finger. Real or not, he was awfully convincing.

“Find me.” He faded into nothing right before her eyes and the sense that it was all a dream returned to her conscious mind.

I hope you'll consider adding Find Me to your TBR pile.


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