My newest novel, Blood's Price is now available through Absolute X-Press!
Rated G excerpt
Coming March 15, 2009!
From Absolute X-Press!
Two cultures, two lives, one path.
Rendered helpless, captured and stripped, Elizabeth Smythe is taken away from her privileged life and everything she knows. Her captor, Spirit Walker, treats her with gentle compassion, winning her trust and love. Elizabeth discovers Spirit Walker is so much more then just a strong man and beautiful Earth Spirit.
When Spirit Walker receives word a woman he admires has been given to a neighboring tribe to dispose of, he rescues her. Despite not knowing who or what he is, she shows neither fear nor weakness toward him or her fate. Her strength earns his respect and more important, his heart. Opposition from both of their cultures tries to separate them. Can their love withstand the heat?
Blood’s Price Rated G Excerpt:
Beth followed behind Spirit Walker with her hand locked firmly in his, nearly having to run to keep up. He seemed nearly oblivious to her being attached to him at the moment.
While listening to the exchange that had just ended, the foreign words had become so heated that she thought he was going to crush her fingers. Thankfully, when she wiggled them he loosened his grip. She wished she knew their language, so she knew what the exchange of words had been. But then again, from the look on the older man’s face, maybe ignorance was bliss. She had heard her name in the mix a few times, and it sounded so dry and bland, nearly offensive, in the exotic mix of their native tongue.
“Spirit Walker,” she spoke, making him slow his pace when he looked at her. “Where are we going?” She could barely keep the apprehension from her voice.
“I’m sorry Beth, this is Chief Running Elk. He is taking us back to Wind through Willow’s habit for the morning meal. It’s also his, but here, since the woman keeps the home, it is her place and the man must be invited in.”
“Oh.” Beth’s grin brightened her face and Spirit Walker squeezed her hand a little, shaking his head with a smile. “What if there’s a disagreement and she doesn’t let him in?”
“Then he will have to sleep in his own place.” Spirit Walker looked down at her, noting her curious look. “Which is anywhere else.”
A silent giggle breathed through her nose. “You mean he has to sleep outside.”
Spirit Walker gave her a sharp look beneath a crooked brow, stifling her giggle to a broad grin. “Don’t worry Spirit Walker. I couldn’t imagine that ever happening.” She whispered for his ears only. “I prefer you in my bed.”