Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just One More Month!

In just one more month my novel, Forever Faithful, will be out with Champagne Books. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to receive a contract from J. Ellen and become a part of this fine group of authors. "The Call" came while my husband and I were on vacation last November. We were touring the west end of route 66 and were in a motel in Amarillo, Texas. Like many of you, even on vacation I have to check my email several times a day. And there it was, the email, the contract. It was an exciting day.
Here is a blurb and excerpt.

Love is like a flame, some days it burns bright and others it dwindles. Faith is the forge upon which love is strengthened to steel.

For four years, Lucas and Gail Johnson have lived the idyllic life. He has his ranch and a loving wife whom he adores. She is an accountant with her eye on a partnership, and her husband is the love of her childhood dreams.
The one thing they want but don’t have is a child created from their love.

On a hot Texas day in June, a car containing two skeletons is pulled from nearby Possum Creek, both with bullet holes in their skulls. One is a salesman from Houstonwho disappeared over twenty years ago. The other is unidentified.

Gail attends a conference with her boss, Alex Guthrie whom Lucas despises. Distraught and depressed over her father’s illness, it’s easy for Alex to get her drunk and seduce her. Thus begins a series of events that shatters Lucas’s faith in Gail and drives the two apart.
Gail lay on the bed, a grin stretching her face as she listened to Lucas sing in the shower. She felt tempted to run into the kitchen and turn on the hot water so she could hear his yelp as the cold stream hit him. Nope, better not this morning. She was taking a week of vacation to do some things around the house and wanted to be in town by nine. Last time she’d done so he jumped out, chased her down, and pulled her in the shower with him. It would be fun to see her handsome husband run wet and naked through the house again but.... She rolled off the bed and dressed in shorts and a tee shirt.

When Lucas entered the kitchen, Gail lifted slices of crisp bacon onto a paper towel to drain. He caught her around the waist and drew her backside up against him while she poured pancake batter into the old iron skillet atop the stove. His lips nibbled across her neck making her shiver.

“Mmmm, you taste good,” he said.

She turned in his arms and put her head on his chest. God, she loved this man. They’d been married four years, known each other a lifetime and the sound of his voice still made her heart lurch. Squeezing his waist, she shoved him back a step, smiled up at him, and teased. “You smell mighty fine to be working with horses all day.”

He laughed and started filling their mugs with coffee. “Well, a man never knows when his favorite filly might visit him at the stables.”
Author comment
A wonderful and heartwarming tale of love, betrayal and finding that deep within, there is always room for forgiveness. Linda LaRoque has done an excellent job of bringing all of these feelings across the page and is sure to bring smiles, tears and hope along with them.
Liadan Brodie
Highland Caller - Available now from The Dark Castle LordsReunited By Murder - Champagne Books 2008Website- www.liadanbrodie.comYahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/liadanbrodie

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