Friday, December 5, 2014

Sneak Peek: Waiting in the Wings

With my submission to Harlequin Heartwarming on the editor's desk, I'm back to work on WAITING IN THE WINGS, Book III of the Afterlife Series. 

I know. It's been a while since Book II came out and I'm overdue on delivering this book to you all. Forgive me. These books are the most emotional stories I write and they're physically draining. I need periodic breaks to replenish myself while working with these characters. 

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a snippet to keep you in the loop on where we're going. So, here goes:

"I wound up in a contraband camp. Ever hear about them?”


“Yeah, well, the history books don’t talk much about ‘em. But they existed. I mean, think about it. All these slaves suddenly free—where were they supposed to go? And how were they gonna get anywhere without money or any means of transport besides walking? Millions of freed slaves wound up in these camps, most of which were just old slave quarters anyway. So they traded one hell for another. Not much food, unsanitary conditions. Most of us died from starvation—or if we were lucky—diseases like cholera or smallpox. Faster, you know? That’s what got me in the end. Cholera.”

“I’m sorry.” And she was. Even knowing how he’d betrayed her and her child in that lifetime, she didn’t want to think of him dying miserable and alone. Her thirst for vengeance had dried up when she’d forgiven Sean. Part of her growth cycle during her tenure in the Afterlife, she supposed.

All she wanted now was peace. Peace and harmony. And a hot fudge sundae. Not necessarily in that order. Since ice cream was unavailable in this realm, she’d have to hone in on the peace and harmony angle and hope hot fudge sundaes were a perk in the place she ended up next.

WAITING IN THE WINGS will be available in early spring 2015.

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