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Beverly’s Rebirth – Six Saviors Series

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There’s no doubt that Beverly has had her share of ups and downs. When we last left her in REBORN, she had told Hudson that she was pregnant with his child, he was happy about it, and they were about to be mated.

In Destiny’s Shift, we see Beverly and Hudson happy with their baby, but what happened in between those two books?

A lot.

This is Beverly’s journey into motherhood.

And it’s not an easy ride.

This book also answers the question that many readers emailed me about: What are they going to do with Beverly being fully human?

**Please note:  this is not a stand-alone book.  This is a novella that is to be read between REBORN and Destiny’s Shift.

EXCERPT

A minute later, Beverly pushed, and Cohen lifted the baby from the water. Hudson felt like his chest would explode with pride, as he was the proud Papa of a baby boy who had a head full of black hair.

The baby began to cry softly, and the sound made Hudson feel like someone had just stabbed him through the heart. The sound was nothing like he had heard before. The wail sounded like hope, despair, and the need for love all rolled into one long syllable.

“What’s wrong with him?” Hudson asked, panic lacing his gut.

“Nothing, that’s good. They’re supposed to cry. You want to cut the cord?”

That would be a definite negative, a “hell no” of epic proportions, and Hudson shook his head.

Hudson stared at the crunched-up little face, the little mouth that formed an O. He briefly counted the baby’s fingers and toes, and was happy to see ten of each. The cry from the kid increased tenfold.

“Oh, no,” Cohen said, his eyes on Beverly.

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It Was You

On a fateful afternoon under the hot Arizona sun, firefighter Sydney Blake suffers an incident that leaves her with nightmares plaguing her and a good case of depression. Sydney’s best friend decides that Sydney needs the help of the online dating service, Match Made in Heaven, where trouble souls go to find peace.

Jordan Henley was the guy who had it all:  good looks and any woman he wanted.  After an accident that left him scarred, angry and suffering from his own nightmares, he signs up for Match Made in Heaven on a dare after some beers with his business partner.

Neither Jordan nor Sydney is prepared for exactly how well matched they really are, and how Match Made in Heaven can help them find the peace they both desperately need.

 

EXCERPT

Sydney eyed the envelope for a few minutes before finally picking it up and laying the contents out on the old wooden table before her. According to the plane ticket, she would be leaving tomorrow at noon for Rocky Point, Mexico, for Corte Celestial Resort. She had never heard of it, and she’d been down to Rocky Point many times. Studying the brochure, she noticed the tagline: where troubled souls find peace.

Okay. She qualified for that.

And besides, with the white sand beaches, lazy rivers floating through the resort and magnificent views, what did she have to lose?

Nothing except her pride, when the man she was supposed to meet was waiting for a sexual siren ready to jump into bed with him, and he got a tomboy ex-fireman who couldn’t get past an event that happened a year ago, an event that had left her unable to sleep through the night, depressed and bogged down by guilt.

Sydney reviewed the brochure further, and found herself attracted to the scuba diving and surfing the resort offered. She studied the picture of the man she was supposed to have a date with and she liked what she saw, but she wasn’t shallow like that. For her, there had to more than just a pretty face.

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A peek at REBORN

Many of you have been emailing me privately and via FB and asking when you get a peek at Hudson’s story, REBORN.

Ask and  you shall receive.  I’ll be posting snippets over the next few weeks, and then I hope you’ll all join me for the release party, which I will let everyone know about beforehand.

So on to REBORN:

Just like at the bar, her piercing green stare felt like she could see through the charade he had carefully constructed, and she knew the lies he had told. 

He studied her face.  Goddammit, she was what they described as a classic beauty.  Smooth porcelain skin.  High cheekbones. Full lips.  There wasn’t a flaw anywhere on her face that he could see.  She sat with her back ramrod straight, her shoulders pushed back, her chin lifted.  He was reminded of pictures of royalty as he looked at her, except they all tended to look like they had a broomstick stuck up their asses and attached to their spines.  For Beverly, the way she carried herself was natural.

Women like her had never held an interest for him.  He always went for the ones with a bit of a hard edge.  The party girls.  Hell, he’d been with hookers many, many times.  He had always felt that women like Beverly deserved more than he could offer.  The others were simply looking for a body or to get paid.  Of course, he would love nothing more than to have such a woman, but all he could give her would be a night of nothing but fucking, maybe some cuffs or a blindfold to fulfill to an erotic fantasy.  He didn’t have much else.  Perhaps an omelet in the morning, but there wasn’t much more to the what-can-Hudson-give-a-woman list. 

Finding My Faith – Exerpt

FindingMyFaith200x300Growing up in a small Northern Arizona town, Faith Cloudfoot’s life was spent playing in the forests surrounding her house under the protective eyes of her father, and learning about the legends of her Native American heritage. Yearning for more out of her life, she moves to Phoenix, Arizona at the age of twenty-three where she is kidnapped and almost killed.
Rayner has a special ability, one that weighs on him like a curse. He can see spirits trapped in between life and their final resting place. Because he can’t do much to help them, he studiously ignores them. He concentrates, instead, on working with his fellow warriors to right the wrongs caused by the evil criminals from his home planet.
 When Rayner sees Faith in her spirit form while investigating a lead in Phoenix, his attraction to her is immediate, yet he follows his own personal code and ignores her cry for attention. When he realizes that she may be a stepping stone to getting him home to his own universe, he engages Faith and begins to use her as a means to an end: going home.
As the attraction grows stronger, Rayner finds himself breaking all sorts of self-set rules, as well as the code of ethics set by him and his fellow warriors. When Faith nears death, Rayner realizes that he must do everything in his power to save her, because if he doesn’t, he may just lose himself.

An Interview with Noah from The Light Within Me

Noah offered to buy me dinner at Saul’s Steak House  in Sparks, Nevada.  I imagined him charming me the way he did Abby, but it became apparent that wasn’t going to happen.  He was strictly business.

Carly:  Thank you for meeting me, Noah.  And you were right – this is fabulous steak.

Noah:  Sure.  And damn straight.  Best place on the western side of the U.S.  Believe me, I’ve been just about everywhere, and I know.

Carly:  I’m sure you do. You can visit a lot of steak houses in two hundred and eleven years!

Silence.

Okay, so he didn’t find me funny.  Back to business.

Carly:  So how are things going with the other warriors and Abby?

A slow smile crossed his face as he mulled over the question while enjoying the garlic mashed potatoes.

Noah:  She fits in really well.  She’s strong.  She doesn’t take any shit.  And any  problem she has with anyone usually gets rectified over a game of pool.  Where she wins.

It was obvious to me that Noah held nothing but pride and love for Abby.

Carly:  How’s her writing going?

Noah:  Great!  She hasn’t published anything, but she will.  She likes writing fiction.

Carly:  How’s the hunt for the Colonists going?

Noah’s face became dark, and he shook his head.

Noah:  I got off the phone today with Rayner.  He’s down in Phoenix with Hudson and Cohen hunting one of those bastards.  I don’t know about that mission, to be honest.  Seems things are a little fu…screwed up.  Rayner…he’s either losing it or…I don’t know.

Carly:  Wow.  I hope they’re okay.

Noah nodded solemnly.  I do too, Carly.  Rayner’s head isn’t in the game.  I worry about all of them.

Noah poured the rest of the bottle of wine in our glasses, and there was silence as we finished our dinners.

Carly:  So any kids in the  future, Noah?

He looked at me with surprise.  But then a small smile played on his lips.

Noah:  Guess we will have to see about that, he said.  I’m definitely up for it though.

Saul came by and cleared the empty dishes.

Noah:  I need to get back to the silo.

I have to admit, I was disappointed.  Noah is strong, good natured, quick with a smile and terribly nice on the eyes.  I wanted to spend more time with him, but I knew that his mind was on other things…and other people.

Carly:  Okay.  Thanks for meeting me.

Noah got up from the table, and I did as well.  He threw a couple of hundred dollar bills on our table and began to walk out.  Saul yelled out, “Noah!  You know your money isn’t good here!”

Without missing a step, Noah flipped him the one finger salute and kept walking for the door.

I looked over my shoulder to see Saul and a couple other patrons laughing.

When we were outside, I noticed that it was almost dark.

Noah:  Goodnight, Carly.

He put on his sunglasses just as his eyes started to glow a warm, bright orange.  I watched him walk away, hoping that I would eventually be able to interview the rest of the warriors at some point in the future.