Well it's been a crazy couple of weeks, which is why there was no Tuesday Treasure or Thursday Thoughts this past week, but I promise to get back on track next week.
Today's spotlight is Sharon Garner with her book, Sanctuary.
Sharon K. Garner writes so she can snag all the great comebacks that often elude her in real life, although she manages to voice her fair share. She began her writing career with disastrously detailed diaries, moving on to simply loving words, books, and reading. Living in seasonal Pennsylvania, she chooses to write her stories of love and danger set in warm, tropical, even exotic locations. A former library cataloguer and newspaper proofreader, she now does freelance copyediting and proofreading for other writers. In her free time, she reads mystery and suspense novels and prances around her living room doing walk aerobics. Visit her at sharonkgarner.com.
A double cross that keeps on giving, a Brazilian ex-mercenary who wants to live in peace, a children’s book illustrator who leaps into a danger she doesn’t understand with a man she doesn’t want to love…
“Please don’t make me shoot you. I want nothing from you except information.”
Emily Noble’s voice quavered. A fever had waylaid her about two hours ago, making her shoulders, her whole body, ache relentlessly. The old pistol she’d discovered in the rental car’s glove box trembled in her grasp. Then her brother’s training kicked in. With her heart racing, she brought up her left hand to steady the heavy gun.
A brief stillness when he first saw the gun was her only clue that she had shaken Christovao Santos. His military walk and his air of authority were familiar when he strode into the room where she lay in wait. Her father and her fiancé had sported both in abundance. Her brother James had a mere hint of each.
The big Brazilian recovered and finished lighting a cigarillo. He studied her through its smoke like she was a long column of figures that didn’t quite add up. A look of watchful expectation replaced his wooden expression.
“Please, put the gun down and we’ll talk.” He spoke with a slight accent. “A beautiful woman holding a small cannon plays hell with my concentration.”
Well friends, hope you enjoyed this spotlight! Hope you'll drop by next week.