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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sweet Saturday Samples

Welcome to Sweet Saturday Samples! My sample is from Bound by the Mist, a full-length fantasy romance that's coming out in Feb.

The setup: our heroine, Cal, has just awakened in a room of mist, where she meets someone unexpected.

All too soon, reality crashed down, hard. Panic followed behind like a close friend. If there had been walls, they would've been closing in on her, crushing and suffocating her. Oh, god. Oh, god.

“My lady, who are you, and what are we doing here?” An elegant sounding voice icily cut into Cal’s thoughts, disrupting her comforting mantra and returning her to the mist.

The voice, it was...it sounded....

She froze before she jerked around. In spite of the mist, she instantly recognized that noble face and bearing. That hair, there was no mistaking it.

Arctic air infiltrated her veins, and she felt her features go slack.

Thinking to clear her eyes, she rubbed them. The reason for all her therapy still stood in front of her, the very same one from her dreams, from the glen. Her throat strangled any words that tried to form. But he’d demanded an answer from her, along with her name. Even though old tales concerning the power of names blared in her head, she couldn’t resist his pull.

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Bound by the Mist Blurb

A magic that's fading

Relian has lived a life that hasn’t changed in millennia, and he likes it that way. As Prince of the Erian people, he has his conscripted duties. And a human, even one as desirable as Cal, does not fit into them. But as the enemy darkindred knock on the borders and the magic of his people fades, he might just have to find room.

A love that's binding

College Student Cal Weston spends a good portion of her time trying to keep people from thinking she's crazy, including herself. And with good reason. But her carefully constructed reality is turned upside down when she discovers that Relian, the seductive elvin prince who has been starring in her sensuous fantasies, isn’t merely a myth and his magical kingdom really exists. Now she’s bound to an elf and stuck in a land where no one, least of all Relian, is willing to spill any answers about the truth of her arrival.

Two people, two worlds meet in the mist

Even as love grows between them, can they lay aside their differences to embrace a life together?