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Jan 09

Finding My Faith – Exerpt

 

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Growing 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.

What people are saying about Finding My Faith:

Five Stars – Romance Writer’s Reads:

There’s always something to worry about when reading the sequel to a book you love. If your expectations are high, you may worry about feeling let down if the second book in a series doesn’t live up to the first. As much as I loved book 1, I was hoping that Finding My Faith would capture me the same way. It did!
I loved Rayner and Faith. Faith was one of those headstrong heroines who is not stupid or annoying her independence, and Rayner was the perfect blend of alpha male and heart. 
I appreciated that there wasn’t a huge info dump, much like what you would have to suffer through in most sequels. The same story of Rayner’s alien race was told, but this time from his point of view, giving it a different angle and a new perspective. I loved how even though Rayner and Faith were from two different worlds, they were both so similar. Faith is Native American and Rayner is from the ‘forest people’ of his planet…the two go together like opposite ends of an Oreo! 
The love scenes were tender but also scorching hot! I liked how the sexual tension was allowed to build to an explosive level before ‘it’ finally happened. The chemistry between Rayner and Faith didn’t disappoint!
I am really looking forward to book 3 in the series, just as much as I was looking forward to this one. Well done Carly!

Rayner’s distinctive ability that he brings to the Saviors is the ability to see spirits. He sees the spirits caught between life and death that has not yet passed on but has left their bodies and has not fully died. Like the first book in the series, the author uses the first few chapters to give us a briefing on Rayner’s life on SR44 and Earth.

Rayner is no Noah from book 1, but still manages to hold is own. Faith is Native American with flaming red hair. She is on her own in the big city until a Colonist strikes and Rayner sees Faith in her spirit form. I have to commend the author on Rayner and Faith’s unique relationship within the first half of the book. As their chemistry progressed Rayner fights his attraction and feelings because of his SR44 form, and Faith is frustrated with the wall he has built. The author teases the reader with their ongoing intimacy as that is one of the reasons Rayner battles to keep his SR44 form.

As for the plot of the story, book 2 allowed us a brief look into a colonist’s thoughts as he finds his prey and that was good to see. I think the storyline was very interesting as everything unfolds regarding Faith and Rayner’s future as well as the other characters that brought out an appeal that attracts you to the book. We got to see Noah and Abby again from book 1 and of course the wild and fun member of the group, Hudson.

This book had more of a paranormal feel with a good storyline, action, romance and engaging characters. And after book 2, I am still drawn to the series as the fight continues to capture the colonists and the inner battles of each Savior.

4 Stars from Booked Up

It’s a perfect balance in this series the ultimate bad boys in both meaning of the term. We get the boys of Six Saviours, they have taken on such sexier forms and then the Colonists, their actions will give you goosebumps when you consider who is on the list. I have to give this book four stars

4 Stars – The Reading Cafe

Finding My Faith and the Six Saviors series has an interesting premise. Blending sci-fi with fantasy allows for a broader audience in several different genres. The interesting use of the hereditary smoke and eye color added freshness to the story telling genre, that is always welcome to a voracious reader, such as myself. I am looking forward (or backward) to reading her first book in the series-The Light Within Me. I have no problem recommending this series. Six Saviors Series by Carly Fall.

5 Stars – Zodiac Book Reviews

I loved how Finding My Faith has a mix of genres; there’s a little bit of something for everyone: sci-fi action, supernatural abilities, and sweet romance. All of this is blended so well together that this book can’t be put into just one genre.

From Faerotic Prose

What can I say about this book?  I Loved it!  I am looking for more books from author Carly Fall!  Can’t wait to read more about the “Six Saviors” and find out who is next to “fall” in love!  Do I recommend this book? Absolutely!

Excerpt

Rayner knew what he was doing was wrong, but he simply couldn’t help himself.  He should have left the room a while back, but seeing Faith standing in the middle of the room in that little blue nightshirt and watching her get angry at him had jacked him up to levels he had never known before.  Holy Christ, he wanted her even more when she yelled at him, and when she had come at him with that little fist, oblivious to their size difference…it had sent him right to the edge.  He would have to explore the psychiatry of that later.  Right now, he was busy teetering on a very dangerous slope.  He just wanted Faith.  He didn’t care about consequences, what would happen later, or what would happen in three minutes.  He was only in the moment, and the moment consisted of Faith’s hand on his raging erection.

He wanted those lips, but he knew if he kissed her, he would be a goner.  A total goner.  Game over, hit the lights because his party would be over.  So he kissed her cheek, which was soft and warm and just a little damp from all those tears that had ripped at his heart.  He hadn’t meant to actually nip at her earlobe.

He needed to disengage and get away from her.

Instead he placed his hand at the nape of her neck and pulled her forward—the only thing separating them was their hands, her little fist wrapped in his big paw.

“Rayner—”

“Don’t say another word, Faith,” he whispered.  “Just don’t.”

He closed his eyes and brought a lock of her hair up to his nose, smelling the fresh mountain breeze scent he had come to associate with Faith.  His chest grew tight, his breathing became more labored as the silky strands whispered across his skin.  He wanted her with a ferocity that bordered on insanity.  What beat within him now was nothing but raw male need, all pretenses of manners and gentlemanly etiquette long gone.

When he felt her hand lay flat on his chest, and she turned her head and rested her cheek on his chest, he thought back to his dream and how good it felt to have Faith touch him, to be near her.  To have it happen in real life was a zillion and one times better than the dream.

“I think I’m in love with you, Rayner,” she whispered.

He knew that from the ceremony to get her spirit back in her body.  It still shook him to his core to hear her say it.  His skin developed goose bumps; his knees went weak at her words.

“You can’t love me, Faith,” he said into her hair.

“It’s too late,” she breathed into his chest.  “Too late.”

He knew what he had to do.  He needed this to end, to come to a halt, a full stop with brakes screeching. He thought his heart might break, crack, or just fucking stop with his next words.  “But it’s not too late to let me go,” he whispered.  He let go of her neck and hand and stepped away.  He didn’t meet her eyes as he opened the door and stepped out.

Where to buy:
Finding My Faith is available at all ebook outlets.  If you don’t find Finding My Faith at your favorite shopping site, please drop me a note.
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