I'm one of 8 finalists in the Kensington Brava / RT Book Reviews Writing With the Stars contest. Round Two ends on Sunday, November 28th. Please read on...
I survived a 14 hour Black Friday shopping marathon today. Came home, collapsed on the couch and recharged with a two hour snooze. Upon waking, I realized - YIKES! - Round Two of the Writing With the Stars contest winds down to a close on Sunday, November 28th.
Yesterday and today, I've enjoyed family time and diving headlong into the upcoming holiday season. In doing so, I guess for a brief time, I put the contest to the back of my mind. But when my eyes popped open from my nap, the nervous excitement slammed back with a vengeance.
So, I did what I always do when I panic - I decided to blog one last time about Eternity's Mark before the round comes to a close. Here's the "query blurb" from Eternity's Mark. You know - the PLEASE BY MY BOOK lingo that basically got this ball rolling:
Sacred blood flows in Hannah MacPherson’s veins; she’s just too hardheaded to realize it. After losing a husband to the Iraq war, she’s squirreled herself away in a miniscule town where she snarls at any man who makes the mistake of giving her a second glance.
Taggart de Gaelson understands more about Hannah than she knows about herself. As her assigned protector, Taggart’s grown tired of Hannah’s disregard to his messages from Scotland. She's forced his hand. This woman’s ignored his efforts to contact her as long as he’s going to allow.
The balance of the Continuum depends on the race of the sacred Draecna’s to maintain the strength of the portals. At Taroc Na Mor, twenty hatchlings await Hannah’s touch to release them from their eggs. Taggart’s half brother lusts for control of the beasts. He's willing to do whatever it takes to claim them. Whoever controls the power of the gateways gains access to endless realms of riches. But only Hannah’s touch or Hannah’s blood can release the Draecna’s from their shells.
Sworn to protect Hannah, Taggart's duty is to return her to the ancestral home of the Draecnas - and nothing more. By ancient tenet and an ancestry he struggles to hide, Taggart knows the fiery Hannah can never be his. But the longer he battles at her side; the hotter he burns to claim her. As a half-Draecna and exiled from his land, how can he hope to win Hannah's love and give her his eternal mark?
If you're so inclined and have a bit of time, please pop over and cast your vote for ETERNITY'S MARK. Taggart, Hannah and I would SO appreciate it!
Thanks so very much!
"Beyond a Highland Whisper" - Feb 2011 - The Wild Rose Press