We’re taking a little break from our NaNo blitz (don’t worry, only a short one) to share a Teaser Tuesday with you! I’m up this week with my next release, BENEATH THE SURFACE, that’s coming out on November 30th. This book is close to my heart, both because it features a heroine with a twin (like me & Ella Sheridan) and because this book was my 2009 Golden Heart finalist. I’ve waited a long time to bring it to readers. If you haven’t joined the NGWN Facebook group, do it now! I’ll be giving away some ARCs later this week!
BENEATH THE SURFACE, Small Town Secrets Book 1, Excerpt
Damn it. This wasn’t good. Not only was Amy missing, but someone had tried to cover it up.
Once again straightening her back, Emma met his gaze head on. He almost cringed at the emotion so evident in those heavily-lashed eyes. He remembered them darkened with fear and helplessness, his own anger as he’d turned away.
“I know my sister. Know what kind of reputation she has. But that doesn’t make her unworthy of help, of my protection.”
She sure knew how to dig the knife in, didn’t she? Hadn’t she been worthy of his protection that night? And like an ass he’d walked away and left her to fend for herself against a group of boys almost turned men. His friend, James, had invited him to the pool house earlier in the day. The last person he’d expected to find there was Emma. She’d never run with that group, even though her sister had. Regularly. He should have listened to his own logic instead of letting his jealousy convince him she’d decided to give promiscuity a try like the rest of her family.
Striding back over to her stool, she opened her purse and grabbed her wallet. “I don’t care what this town thinks. I’ll do what I have to in order to find my sister.”
Tossing a couple of dollars on the bar, she turned on that sensible heel and strode out the door. All determined woman and avenging angel. Colin couldn’t look away.
Behind him, Steven chuckled. “Man, you are so screwed.”
And not in the good way.
BENEATH THE SURFACE, Small Town Secrets Book 1
Look for it on Amazon this week!
Too many secrets…
Hidden in a quiet town along the Tennessee border, a secret gathering exists where the privileged fulfill their darkest desires. One of their members initiates a desperate act designed to bring home his lifelong obsession: Emma Hartwell.
A past not forgotten…
Drawn back to her hometown by the psychic connection with her twin sister, Emma must fight the stubborn silence of those around her in her quest to find her missing sister. Colin McIntyre hopes to make up for his past mistakes with Emma by helping her, but his own ties to the Gathering might be exposed along the way.
Time is running out…
Exposure could be dangerous for his family, along with himself and Emma. Can they fight the secrets and lies to rescue Emma’s sister… and their own chance at life-long love?
And don’t forget to continue reading our NGWN NaNo event the rest of this week! We have another author tip post tomorrow. Prizes to come…