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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Spotlight - Beth Caudill!

Hello Again Friends!

Time for another Saturday Spotlight and today I'd like to introduce to you a fellow TWRP author, Beth Caudill and her new release, Informally Yours.

Bio: Beth grew up in West Virginia but now resides in North Carolina with her husband and two children. She has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and previously worked as a quality assurance computer software tester. Reading has been her favorite activity for as long as she can remember and her home has more books than shelves to store them. While being a full-time parent, she is pursing a writing career. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.
Blurb: Everyday Melinda Jenson goes to work at Formally Yours, a high-end formal wear store, unaware the customers and owner are members of the local supernatural community. On Halloween night, Melinda's boss asks her to make a simple delivery. Unwilling to disappoint her niece and nephew, she arrives late and has an unexpected encounter with a wolf. Now she's chasing cute, furry forest creatures, and mated to a man she barely knows. "May you live in interesting times," just took on a whole new meaning.
Excerpt: Chapter Three
Walking the third floor hallway, Melinda heard the grandfather clock chime downstairs. Standing before a door with a soft yellow glow around the doorframe, she knocked several times but no one answered. As the last strikes echoed through the house, the door swung open. In the silence that followed, Melinda entered the brightly lit room. Here she found signs of life: clothes lying on a chair next to the antique four-poster bed, books piled on a nightstand, and a tower of CDs beside a stereo across the room. Examining the bathroom, she found it empty but cluttered as well.

Back in the hallway, she closed the door behind her and said, "Well, that was anticlimactic." Laughing to herself, she decided to take the clothes downstairs and go home. She could honestly claim no one was home when she came to deliver the clothes. No reason the owner should know she strolled around his house.

From behind her, growling shattered the quiet night. Turning toward the noise, she gasped at the sight of a large gray wolf standing at the end of the hallway. He stalked towards her, his large teeth bared in a snarl. She inched toward the stairs hoping to beat him there. Just before she would have reached them, the wolf leapt at her. Swinging the clothes bag with all her might, she slammed the animal into the wall but lost her grip on the bag as the plastic became entangled in its feet.

The hairs on the back of her neck prickled as she dashed down the stairs. Her only thought—to find a chair to beat the thing off. Reaching the bottom floor she turned the corner toward the back of the house where the kitchen and dining room were located. Then remembered there were no stools at the bar so she quickly moved to the dining room.

Stopping in the center of the room, she looked around in disbelief. Earlier on her tour, there had been a dark walnut table large enough to seat eight people. Now the room stood empty. Even the matching china cabinet and buffet table were gone. She had to escape.

Moving toward the opposite entrance, she stopped when growling once again came from behind her. Turning slowly, beautiful, glowing milk chocolate eyes captured her gaze. Those luminous eyes terrified, and restrained her. At its mercy, Melinda had nothing but her hands to defend herself and no hope of out running the wild animal. She screamed as the wolf leapt on her sinking its teeth into her shoulder and clawing her belly. Thankfully when they hit the hardwood floor, she hit her head and blacked out.
Well Friends, hope you've enjoyed finding out about Beth and her new release, Informally Yours!
You can find out more about Beth by visiting her website and/or blog.
You can purchase a copy of Informally Yours or one of Beth's other titles from The Wild Rose Press
Until later...take care and God Bless!


L M Gonzalez said...

Nice to know more about you, Beth.

Your book sounds interesting. Very well written and tense.

I don't normally read paranormal, however, this is Paranormal Month at The Wild Rose Press so I'm keeping an open mind.

Keep writing,

Beth Caudill said...


Hope you take a chance the wonderful paranormals the The Wild Rose Press has to offer.