I’m taking part in the Sweet Saturday Samples mini hop over on the Sweet Saturday Samples blog. #SweetSat Follow this link to the other participating authors. http://sweetsatsample.wordpress.com/
Today I’m offering up a sample from my soon-to-be-released Enchanted Skye
Alexander MacCodrum belongs to a race of shape-shifting sea creatures living on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. When Jenna MacLeod unknowingly adds seven tears to the salt of the sea, she accidentally unleashes an ancient charm that catches the transformed Selkie unawares. Under this binding spell, Alex must win Jenna’s heart, or the pain of unrequited love will drive him to take his own life. Unfortunately for Alex, Jenna hasn’t come to Skye looking for love and it will take the force of a hurricane to bring them together. But worse, Jenna’s violent ex-boyfriend has found her at last and Carl has made it perfectly clear – if he can’t have her, no one can.
Setting the Stage
Jenna MacLeod travels to the Isle of Skye to scatter her grandmother’s ashes. Mourning at the water’s edge, she unknowingly revives an ancient charm with her tears and catches the Selkie Alex MacCodrum as he swims nearby.
He watched with mild interest from the rocks. It wasn’t until Angus and the reverend walked back to the house that his interest got the better of him. He scooted a little closer and lifted his head to get a better view. He didn’t recognize this young woman on the land but watched her kneel before the pool. Her dark sable hair covered her face as she keened and for some reason he was compelled to go to her side. He slid into the water to investigate and the closer he drew, the stranger he felt.
Only feet away now, he blinked the saltwater from his eyes and watched her a while. The wind whipped at her hair and the sea mist clung to her clothing as she hugged an urn tightly to her chest. He knew what he was seeing then. They’d scattered ashes on the water. He considered her. Who was this woman to Angus MacLeod? The woman must have felt his presence for she looked up from her grief. Meeting his eyes, she looked startled to see him so close. She rose slowly and backed away.
His heart ached to watch her go and he found the feeling both perplexing and extraordinary. Then and there he knew he had to meet her. Taking a breath, he plunged under the water and swam to the far side of the cliff where the sea cave sat undetected. On dry land now, inside the dark chamber, he peeled away his waterskin. And where flippers were a moment before, a man’s arms and legs appeared. Shaking out his spotted skin with a snap, he rolled it into a tight bundle and headed toward the passage.
I’m doing quite a few things all at once today and tomorrow. Come see!
My Sexy Saturday
The Weekend Writer Warriors plus
The Silken Sheets Summer Seduction Blog Hop
The Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop (what is it about a man’s hands?)
Exquisite Quills Readers & Authors Yahoo Group (NEW)
for author Jean Hart Stewart’s blog day. http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com And over on the RB4U website http://romancebooks4us.com try your hand at our fun August Contest, it’ll be ending soon. LOTS of prizes, including a grand prize of a $50 Amazon/B&N gift card and ebooks & paperbacks! There’s still time to find those glowing suns!
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