One month from today my paranormal suspense A HUMAN ELEMENT releases and so does the dark world of Ben and Laura!
Each week until March 15th I’ll be posting excerpts from the book. Take a closer look now at Ben and Laura. A match or not? Even if they are, can their steam overcome the danger that stalks them? You decide….
Tall at 6’ 1”
Lean and tough
Dark looks, brooding
Intense gray eyes
Broken by evil influence
Closed off from love but ladies are drawn to him
Tall at 5’ 8”
Long, chestnut hair
Perky, upturned nose
Lithe and trim
Large, brown eyes
Open to love although she’s lost many loved ones
Ben and Laura meet for the first time at the lake:
Ben saw the woman now. She stood magnificent, high up in a giant birch tree with her feet planted shoulder width apart. Her arms spread outward gripping the branches. She flung her shoulder-length chestnut hair back and sang to the sky with her eyes closed. Her face moved in complex expression with each word she belted out. She looked as though she flew in her mind over the trees toward the sun.
He moved closer to stand a few feet below her. The leaves shook wildly in the tree around her in a gleeful dancing rhythm to her song even though there was no breeze.
Ben was enchanted. She was part of the tree. A nymph of the wood. A goddess of the Earth with the sun streaking montauk-monster.com/pharmacy/inderal through her hair. He reached for his camera and shot a photo of her as she belted out the last cheapativanpriceonline.com line, then he joined in.
The woman opened her eyes wide in astonishment and her feet slipped. She tried to regain her balance but slid along the trunk in a spiral toward the ground, grabbing onto the closest branch to stop. Ben ran over and grabbed her around the waist just before she hit the ground. He set her down with ease. She was tall but he still looked down at her.
“Sorry about that, I didn’t mean to startle you.” He grinned. “Are you okay?”
“Oh, I’m fine.” The woman blushed. “I guess you caught me, literally.”
She laughed nervously and looked up. Ben stared down at her, still enchanted. She was the one, the girl in his dream by the lake. And here she stood in real life before him at the lake.
He leaned over, plucked a leaf from her hair and handed it to her. “A souvenir.”
“To remember the first time we met.”
“What if we don’t meet again?”
“We have to. I wouldn’t miss another concert, would I?”
She accepted the leaf and laughed. “I’m Laura Armstrong, by the way.” She brushed the remaining leaves off her jeans.
Ben noticed she first tucked away the leaf he gave her in her fleece jacket pocket.
“Ben Fieldstone.” He couldn’t stop staring at her. She had such large, brown eyes dusted with long lashes.
Rebecca Rose says
What a great excerpt. I loved meeting your characters. 🙂
Have a Sparkling Day!
Thanks for meeting them, Rebecca…I have to stop thinking Ben is real, he is my dreamy, bad boy. And I cant wait for us to meet up again at The Write Stuff Conference too!
Kathryn Craft says
Awesome scene! Can’t wait to read this.
Thanks so much Kathryn…see I can write sweet scenes too – not just the heads popping in vice kind of scenes! 🙂 And I cant wait for you to read it too!
Stephanie Ortiz says
You brought me right into the scene. What a fun introduction! Can’t wait to read on…
Thanks Stephanie…it was fun to write these 2 and so excited to revive them in the sequel, A HIDDEN ELEMENT…just starting now!
Lisa Tomarelli says
SOOOO excited for you….AND your characters! Watch out world, here they come!
Lisa, you are such a wonderful cheerleader…and so nice to see you last weekend!
Mina B. says
Ooooh I love it! Sounds delish! Can’t wait to read more. 🙂
Thanks Mina…it does get quite steamy! I have the villain coming on your site on the blog tour, and that’s a whole other kind of scary steam – LOL
Lee Lamond says
Did you ever notice how much Ben Fieldstone looks like me?
Lee, now that you mention it……:)
Ann Stolinsky says
Great excerpt. I echo other’s sentiments, can’t wait to read more! How did you get pictures of the characters? It doesn’t look like drawings, it looks like actual pictures! Oh, I guess Lee posed for the Ben pic? ;-D
Ann, you are wicked funny! Actually, Ben and Laura are photos…they are so real, arent they? As real to me as people in know. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt.
Mary King says
Loved meeting Ben and Laura. Can’t wait to get involved with them when the novel comes out. Great excerpt.
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Thanks Shirlee. I dont run into compatibility issues. Are you in a Word Press blog? Perhaps research to see if there are issues with the template you are using. If so, try out some new themes to see if that works. Good luck!