Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! So glad you all could stop by and visit! Today's special treat, I have Claire Gem with her latest release, Spirits of the Heart. Please join me in celebrating her release.
Thank you, Connie, for hosting me on Valentine's Day, this very special day celebrating LOVE. I'm going to share an excerpt from my latest release showing the moment when the hero confesses his love for the heroine. If you like the excerpt, please consider signing up for my Author-Reader Group here: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wlaz2sqwl4
You will receive the first chapter of SPIRITS OF THE HEART, A Haunted Voices Novel. You can find out more about the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2nQDDzJ
Blurb: An addiction counselor and a security guard struggle to free a little girl and her father, two lost spirits trapped inside an abandoned mental asylum.
Addiction counselor Laura Horton returns from college to move in with an old friend and start her career. But her homecoming is jarring. Her friend moves out, leaving Laura alone with the gorgeous but intimidating ex-boyfriend—in a house that snugs up to an ancient graveyard.
Officer Miller Stanford is a man with a shattered past. His alcoholic dad destroyed their family, a weakness Miller is terrified will consume him too. The last thing he needs is a sexy, blonde addiction counselor watching his every move. When he begins to see specters in the dark, he starts questioning his own stability.
But Laura sees her too—a pathetic child-spirit searching for her father. Then Laura starts digging into old asylum records . . . Can Miller and Laura uncover the secrets of Talcott Hall without jeopardizing their love—and lives—in the process?
“Make love to me, Miller. Please. I feel a little lost. A little like that child-spirit out there. I need to be held. I want to feel cherished. Wanted,” she whispered.
“Oh, I want you, all right. But what scares the hell out of me, Laura, is how I’m starting to need you.” He pulled back and gazed into her huge, blue eyes. “Need you. And not just like this.” He searched her face as he fiddled with one errant, blonde curl and tucked it behind her ear.
He waited, searching her eyes for some sign she understood what he was saying. But there was only open, pure innocence in those eyes. She had no idea what it meant to be loved. He could see that now. And like a pinprick to his heart, he nearly winced when she replied, “I’m yours, Miller. I’ll give you whatever you want. To please you. I just want to make you happy.”
“Laura, I love you. Are you ready for that? I mean, I’ve never felt this way about anyone in my life.”
She blinked fast as though he’d hit her with something too complex for her to understand. “Why?” she asked in a small voice.
“Because I’ve never felt so alive since the day you came waltzing into my house. Into my life. At first, like a shy bird. One I soon realized was a well-disguised lady hawk.” His mouth curled into a wry smile. “And because you don’t think I’m crazy.”
He watched as her pale, gold eyebrows grew together, her eyes glistening. “I don’t know how to do that, Miller. . .the love thing. I mean, other than family. I don’t know if I’m ready for—”
Miller didn’t give her the chance to finish saying what he not only didn’t want to hear, but didn’t believe. His mouth crushed hers with a hunger, a passion he’d never known. She didn’t resist, but dove into the pool of desire right alongside him.
He would show her. If she didn’t understand his words, then he would show her. Show her what it felt like to be loved.
Buy Link: www.amazon.com/Spirits-Heart-Haunted-Voices-Book-ebook/dp/B01N7VIZU2/
Wow, I love it when a man wants to show a woman how it feels to be loved. This book sounds great, and I look forward to reading it. So let's check out the You Tube Video!
That is a cool video, Claire. I love it. Let's find out more about Claire!
Strong Women, Starting Over
Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of five titles in the genres of contemporary romance, supernatural suspense, and women’s fiction. She also writes Author Resource guide books, and presents seminars on writing craft and marketing.
Her supernatural suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New York Book Festival, and was a finalist in the 2017 RONE Awards. Also in 2017, her women’s fiction, The Phoenix Syndrome, was a finalist in the National Reader's Choice Awards, and her contemporary romance, A Taming Season, was a Literary Award of Merit finalist in the HOLT Medallion Awards. Her latest release, Spirits of the Heart, was a finalist in the 2017 "I Heart Indie Awards."
Creating cross-genre fiction she calls "supernatural suspense," Claire loves exploring the paranormal and the unexplained, and holds a certificate in Parapsychology from the Rhine Research Center of Duke University.
A New York native, Claire has lived in five of the United States and held a variety of jobs, from waitress to bridal designer to research technician—but loves being an author best. She and her happily-ever-after hero, her husband of 39 years, now live in central Massachusetts.
Claire is available for seminars & media interviews, & loves to travel for book promotional events.
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2nabvbm
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO-vB7WDZhEQ8U4YpC937ng
Thank you so much, Claire, for stopping by and sharing your latest release, Spirits of the Heart. I hope you have great success with it.
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