September 27th, 2014
Capturing Caroline

YES….it’s finally finished!!! Now available for pre-order on Amazon. This novella will release on Friday, October 10th. Stay tuned for contest details!

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Grief-stricken by the strange disappearance of her two sisters, Caroline Gannett tries to go on with life…until one day she mysteriously vanishes from the world too.

Pulled through “the veil,” Caroline finds herself in an alien world and is swiftly drawn into an adventure with the sexiest man she’s ever met. Together they are an unstoppable force, sparking desire off each other from the first time they meet.

Torrent had hoped this would never happen. He has lived his life under a dark prophecy that is about to come true. Even so, the temptation Caroline presents is irresistible. He seduces Caroline’s body as surely as he binds her heart to his. They are a perfect match.

But that doesn’t change the fact that the prophecy proclaims he is destined to die. There is no denying it. There is no escaping it.

And if there’s one woman in the universe who makes him want to live, it’s Caroline.

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Excerpt from Capturing Caroline

His eyes went dark and he looked away from her, throwing a branch into the fire. “You were not supposed to come here. I’d hoped—” He bit off the end of his sentence with a word in a foreign language she guessed was a curse.

“Hoped what?”

“I’d hoped to avoid this torment.”

“But you escaped from the prison. Doesn’t that mean you’ve avoided the prophecy?”

He shook his head. “It means nothing. Prophecies can never be escaped.” He lowered his voice and seemed to talk to himself. “The prophecy is still to be fulfilled, I’m sure of it. I feel it.”

“Tell me more about this…prophecy? In my world prophecies are only plot devices in fantasy novels.”

He locked gazes with her over the fire. “I am to die. My final act upon this world will be to end the war between the Magica and the Lycaon, but my fate is to find my eternal rest in the soil of my ancestors.”

“Oh.” She swallowed her final bite and tossed the bone aside. A dark, sinking feeling replaced the hunger in her belly.

He nodded. “It’s even worse if I have a woman to love, isn’t it? Worse still if she loves me back. Worse that we are fated to be together in perfect love and trust, that the force of our perfectness brought us together from two very different worlds only to have our relationship torn asunder by my death.”

“When you put it like that…”

“There is nothing good about this situation.”

“Hey! Who says I even want to be with you? Some force I can’t see or comprehend? How do I know any of this is even real?” Anger jolted her to her feet. “And if this unseen force is so powerful and wise, why the hell did it bring me through if we’re doomed?”

“I’m doomed, not you.”

“If I’m supposed to be head-over-heels in love with you, if we’re fated to be together for the rest of our lives. I’m just as doomed as you.”

Torrent said nothing in reply.

Fuming, she stared at him, then stalked away from the fire, her voice rising. “So, screw your invisible force or whatever it is that brought me here. Screw your prophecy. Screw anyone or anything that tells me who I’m going to be with. I’ll make that decision, thank you very—” She turned and came nose to chest with Torrent, the end of her sentence dying in her throat.

“You can question our spirituality and curse our ways, you can condemn the prophecy, but never question we were meant to be together.” His husky, emotion filled voice rolled over her, lifting every hair on her body. Then he pulled her up against his chest and covered her mouth with his.

15 comments to “Capturing Caroline”

  1. Welcome back!!


  2. If I were going to write a book, it would be about loving our children unconditional even when we don’t love what they do.
    I am proud of teaching children 44 years.
    Also that I raised my children to be able to survive in the world without me.


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  4. I would write a sc fi novel if I was a writer. Don’t have a clue as to a name.

    I am a 42 year breast cancer survivor. I can understand what you went through.

    Loved this excerpt.


  5. If I were to write a book it would be a vampire romance novel, where the vampires are good and are looking for their life mates in our world.
    I love all of your book and I have almost all of them.


  6. Book title would be “It’s My Story and I’m Sticking To It”
    A bio of my life.


  7. The thing I am most proud of is the fact that I successfully raised my daughter by myself. I became a single mom when she was a one year old baby and she just graduated high school and started college. I am very proud of the fact that she is such a great kid.


  8. By far my proudest achievement in life is being a mother to two marvelous teenagers!!! Being a parent isn’t the most glamorous of jobs, but it’s the most gratifying for sure!!! I’ve most definitely been blessed for which I am grateful for each & everyday!!! No matter what curveballs life may throw at you they make it worthwhile!!! Congratulations on finishing your latest book & may your health continue to improve which each passing day!!! Book blurb sounds fabulous & can’t wait to to read!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win your contest & good luck to all who enter!!!:)


  9. The thing that I am most proud of is the fact that I share my struggles with childhood abuse and mental illness. I feel that we need to be vocal about its existence and also our struggle. People need to know that they are not alone and that they can have a good life despite their challenges.


  10. I’m most proud of my relationship with my two grown children. They enjoy spending time with me, dinner, movies or to just hang out. We really talk with each other. I didn’t have that growing up, I’m very lucky to have them!


  11. My greatest accomplishment is taking in a stray pregnant cat, much to my 6 year cat dismay. Then finding homes for five kittens and mom. Needless to say three stayed but it was worth it. All are fixed and happy.


  12. One of the things I am most proud of is earning my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate because it was one of the hardest things I ever did.


  13. I would write a book (Along Life’s Way) about some of the emotional, physical and spiritual changes that women go through in life. I sure would have loved an honest, down to earth manual of all these changes.
    I am not a public speaker however I share what it is like to have your family killed by a drunk driver with people who have had their driving privileges revoked because of alcohol.
    I am proud of my daughter! She is a wonderful human being!


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