people call it Heaven. The residents know it as Everlasting. When you
arrive, adjustments have to be made, especially if you were meant to
live and the person you saved . . . slated to die.
…What kind of guardian angel gets knocked back to earth? The kind who falls in love with one of his wards.
Godricson is heaven-sent. He’s Kenya Kilmartin’s guardian, and when, on
arrival, he’s hired to get her through a difficult time in her life, he
just might fall prey to earthly temptation.
answer, he faced facts. Some kind of structural collapse above the
exclusive underground shopping center blocked all exits, paralyzed
elevators, and cut the lights.
lingering in the Yellow Brick Mall shortly after the stores closed, to
await his appointment in the office building above, he had, for all
intents and purposes, been buried alive. But not for long. He would find
a way out or die trying.
gold and yellow scarf floated across the mall floor like tumbleweed to
land at his feet. He grabbed it to bandage the gash in his right hand
while seeking the airflow that propelled it.
began gathering and rolling heavy chunks of broken concrete to build a
makeshift stairway. Good enough, he hoped, for one risky climb. Hours
later, he thought—examining his work and flexing his aching hand—the
unwieldy monster just might get him out.
had not heard her approach. The young woman appeared to have been
dipped in honey, and rolled in a thick layer of concrete dust. He
probably looked the same. Tear trails marked her cheeks that bore a few
small cuts, and still she was the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen.
“What have you been doing all this time?” he asked.
let’s get you home so you can,” he said. “The ‘stairs’ can only take
one of us at a time. No hesitating, no looking down or back. Once you
take that first step, it’s a sprint. Pretend you have wings and can’t
whined as she started but followed his instructions to the letter, a
sprint like no other . . . and still, she proved the weakness in his
creation. Her inner strength put him to shame as he held the beam
nearest the wall, below the highest point of the makeshift stairs. He
couldn’t let go until she made it.
Kenya left the stairs behind her, the last one seeming to disappear
from beneath her shoe, she crouched, cradled by crossed steel beams in
the darkness between floors, her heart racing as another tremor seemed
to wreak havoc in the mall below.
pulled her through the darkness to the safety of the outdoors and the
dim light of dusk, somehow telling her to live for both of them.
you arrived, adjustments needed to be made; it’s not always an easy
task, especially when you were meant to live and the person you saved . .
. slated to die.
Rogues & Scoundrels, Eight Regency Historicals
adventurer and storyteller at heart, Annette Blair has explored
nineteenth-century Amish America and Regency England. She’s fallen for
madcap, modern Salem Mass, where bold women follow the Celtic faith with
heart. There, she fought dragons, and fell in love with an angel. More
recently, she’s taken to solving mysteries beside Connecticut’s Mystic
River. And with her newest series, she’s be revisiting her “roots” in
Salem in a small town north of the Witch City that you won’t find on any
map. Welcome to Wishing Well, where there’s something Magic in the
topped the NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists concurrently last
month (ranking at #4 & #12 respectively) with Scandalous Brides, a
joint venture box set of four full-length Regency Historicals by
Annette, Lucinda Brant, Brenda Hiatt & Cheryl Bolen. Annette is
honored to have shared the career-changing event with such amazing and
multi-talented writers. The four are all members of the Jewels of Historical Romance,
a group of 12 top flight authors who have banded together to better
serve their careers, their readers, and each other through this new
in her career, Annette’s work garnered multiple Romantic Times TOP
PICKS, Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and HOLT Medallion nominations. A
triple Golden Heart Finalist, she’s also finaled in the Golden Leaf, the
Lauries, the Golden Quill, and National Readers’ Choice Awards. She’s
won multiple Booksellers Best Awards, LORIES Awards, Laurel Wreath, Blue
Boa, Aspen Gold, RIO, Southern Magic, More than Magic, Orange Rose,
Winter Rose, PRISM, Beacon, Colorado Awards of Excellence, Write Touch
Readers’ Choice Awards and an Orange County Book Buyer’s Best Award.
With Sex and the Psychic Witch, Annette took home three Anne-Bonney
Readers’ Choice Awards out of four. Cloaked
in Malice her 5th Vintage Magic Mystery, became her first NY Times
Bestseller. Jacob’s Return, a rule-breaking Amish Historical became her
first USA Today Bestseller.
E-books include The Rogues Club & Scoundrels Series, four full
Regency Historicals each. Her Sexy Amish Historical E-books are Jacob’s
Return, Butterfly Garden, and A Winter Heart. Anthologies include
Sisters of Spirit, the Jewels of Historical Romance, Fabulous Firsts, and Scandalous Brides NY Times #4 & USA Today #12.
Romantic Times TOP PICK [as Bedeviled Angel] EVERLASTING has a first
ever prologue, new scenes and characters, and I took your reviews to
heart to make the story even better.