Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Excerpt for Final Surrender, book 2


Surrender Series, Book 2
Final Surrender
Excerpt
     Holding tight to the bed for support, her breath lodged deep in her lungs and she felt the blood drain from her face as her world careened precariously. She stared at the handsome half-breed who stood before her wearing an unbuttoned blue denim shirt, his muscled chest broad and chiseled. He could easily be the warrior from her dreams.
God, he was beautiful.
Taima?
A new sense of foreboding surrounded her, like whenever she awoke from dreaming of the warrior back home. The familiar blue eyes that met hers immediately weakened her knees.
Long dark hair accented his bronze features…the same eyes, the same cheekbones…that jawline.
Even the same tiny scar high on his cheek like Taima's.
Kate touched her forehead and blinked, unable to believe the resemblance. The sensations from her dream enveloped her. Her heart raced; her breath still caught in her lungs. Struggling to breathe, she gripped her chest. If she didn't sit down soon, it would be too late. Kate continued to stare at the man, so much like the warrior from her dream.
Then she saw it…the emeralds sparkling back at her in the ring that hung at his throat.
Goosebumps covered her body.
“Oh my god,” she whispered, feeling her knees begin to buckle.
The man lunged forward to catch her before she hit the floor. Kate gratefully accepted his help, but when he lifted her in his arms, she tried to object.
“Please…” His arms were strong and his hand warm against her bare thigh.
Ignoring her plea, he held her tight. “You aren't in any shape to be out of bed just yet. Smoke heard you moving, so I came to check.” He looked at her and smiled. “I'm Brandon
Wakiza. Do you remember me?”
Recognition came in bits and pieces. The same man she'd seen in the Mercantile Store in Dubois. The same man who'd shown her the petroglyphs in Whiskey Basin. Mesmerized by the voice that sounded too much like Taima's, Kate placed her arm around his shoulder for support and stared at the stranger. No words came from her throat, though many questions went through her mind. She could only listen to his soothing words as he carried her to the other side of the bed where he placed her near the center.
After pulling the feather comforter over her legs, he sat on the bed, leaned over her legs, and placed a hand on the mattress.
Nearly lost in the blue of his eyes, she missed the question he had asked. “I'm sorry, what?”
His warm smile spoke of a gentle nature. “You've been here for three days. I've had a doctor look you over, but didn't know who else to call for you regarding friends or relatives.”
Tucking the comforter beneath her arms, she avoided his gaze and looked at the white shadow-stripped pattern of the comforter. “I'm out here alone on vacation from Pennsylvania. My name is Kate Bradach.”
“Do you remember going to the petroglyphs in Whiskey Basin?”
Surprised, she met his gaze. “Yes, I do, but…”
“You hit your head on a huge boulder. It must have been quite a bump to keep you out for so long.”
She touched the bump on her head, but the ring at his throat held her attention. As she stared at it, she remembered Taima's dying words to Kelee, echoing in her mind…Pass this down to your sons, and they, to their sons until Kate reclaims it.
Kate shivered and shook her head. “It just can't be…”
Brandon continued to watch her and tipped his head. “Is something wrong? What do you mean…it can't be?”
Kate could hardly get the words out, but she had to know. “Where did you get that ring?”
Brandon's long fingers touched the ring at his throat and searched her eyes for a long time. For a moment, it seemed he might recognize her, though that was impossible. They had never met before showing her the petroglyphs.
Then suddenly his eyes widened and he whispered, “It can't be.”
Kate drew her eyebrows together. “What can't be?” she asked, becoming more confused.
He looked at her hair, her face, her mouth. “This ring has been passed through my family for several generations.” Brandon paused. He narrowed his eyes, his gaze holding fast to hers.
“Why do you ask about this ring?”
A sense of loss tugged at Kate's heart. She contemplated an answer. Not wanting to sound foolish, she changed her mind and glanced out the window at the snow-peaked mountains.
“Never mind. It can't possibly be.”
Warm fingers beneath her chin slowly turned her face back to his, but she kept her lashes lowered. His touch affected her more than she wanted him to know, and if she met his gaze, he would surely see.
“Kate, look at me.”
She pulled in her lower lip. How many times had Taima said those exact words to her? Desperately missing him, a tear spilled down her cheek, like a satin caress. She reluctantly met Brandon's gaze as more tears pooled in her eyes and he became a blur.
“What can't possibly be? You must tell me,” he insisted, desperation edging his voice.
When he touched her chin, and gazed deep into her eyes, Kate could have sworn Taima sat before her. Brandon's mannerisms were too similar, and her heart ached for a future with him that could never be.
He tenderly wiped away a tear with his thumb, again, the way Taima would have, making it even harder for her to speak. The memories were too painful. She inhaled deeply, holding his gaze. “I used to have a ring exactly like that. What I'm going to say sounds ridiculous, yet I know in my heart it wasn't a dream. I gave that ring to my husband, Taima, to wear around his neck.”
Her heartbeat thudded in the silence following her admission. Kate waited, almost afraid of Brandon's pending reaction.
A muscle twitched in his jaw.


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Sunday, November 25, 2018

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Chance to Win a Kindle Fire, Gift Cards, and More!


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Learn a bit about Deanna Jewel!


Deanna Jewel
Romance Author

     Do any of you actually know much about the authors you read? I'm not sure many of my own readers can say they know much about me so I want to change that. I've been writing for thirty years. That sounds like a long time, yet it's gone by fast. My husband and I are fortunate enough to travel and I use many of the locations in my books. I love that I can place my characters in those places, such as my story, Whispers at Ghost Point, Book two in the No Turning Back Series. We had dinner at the hotel in Savannah GA, toured a cemetery or two, as well as the lighthouse and Cape Fear area in Wilmington NC. Yes, I made it all the way to the top! I have had a few back surgeries so I took my time on the stairs but I made it!
     Paranormal is another favorite topic of mine and I used those facts in Whispers also. Anything ghosty I love. Some don't believe in the paranormal and ghosts, but I do and I wrote them into the lighthouse with Mitch and Dana. You can click on the website and find links to the area, the places Dana visited and the book trailer. As I wrote Whispers, a few areas had me spooked as I wrote them, which surprised me. I didn't think I scared easily, but I was wrong! LOL
     Another trip to Dubois, Wyoming is how my time travel romance, Never Surrender, came about. It's book one in the Surrender Series. The characters in that book came to me all at once and insisted I write their story. On the web pages for the series, you can click links that will take you to the areas in Wyoming where my characters lived, as well as view the book trailer.
     As far as my personal life, I don't put much out there. I have posted a few things on my page on FaceBook. You'll see photos of our cat, Zoie (in front below), who keeps us entertained. We lost her brother a year ago and that was hard after living with them for ten years. I swear I won't have more pets and the next thing I do is get another one. Not this time. I know at some point, we will lose Zoie and my heart will hurt again. No more pets, it's just too hard. We travel too much to make them live alone when we're gone, even though we do have someone who stops by daily to spend time with her and make sure she has food and water. I'm sure she thinks that she owns the house and we just live there!


     As to where we live, Northern Idaho is now where I call home.  We are two hours south of Spokane WA and Coeur 'D Alene ID. The weather is wonderful as we live in a basin surrounded by 3000 foot high hills. The summers can get as hot as 115 with very low humidity and our winters are usually mild at 40 - 45 degrees. We don't get much snow there, but that's not to say we never get snow, it just doesn't last long if we do. Seldom do we have to deal with 10 or 15-degree temps, but once in a while. I'm originally from Michigan so I know about snow and prefer Idaho! I have one daughter who still lives in Michigan and another daughter who lives in Kentucky with her family. I have four grandchildren and my husband has a grandson with us in Idaho. Both of my daughters and their families have visited us and they loved the area.
     We are also fortunate to have visited Mexico's beaches and oh my god, I love it there. So, yes, my characters will also honeymoon in those locations. Watch for them in my stories. On another side note about me, hubby and I are owners of a few tax offices so I'm not able to write often from January through mid-May. But once that time rolls around, our bags are packed and we're on the road for travels or fishing with friends, which we do a lot of in the summer. There, one more tidbit about us.
     I hope this has given you some insight into me as an author and a person who loves telling stories. I get the plots from the characters in my head that never go away. I thought everybody had characters in their but my husband has corrected me on that fact. Who knew! Anyway, I hope you enjoy my books enough to tell your friends about me, my books and characters. My Newsletter will keep you updated on what's coming next. You can sign up on the right or on my website. Thank you for stopping by!