When Ash Remains by Dena Garson

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When ashWhen Ash Remains

By Dena Garson

A paranormal, Native American, historical romance

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Blurb:

A warrior with a mission

There isn’t a buffalo or deer that Kajika cannot take down. So when his cousin is slaughtered he relishes the chance to track down the killer. The trail leads him to a woman with gifts he has trouble believing in. Despite their differences he cannot fight his instinct to protect her from all threats – even those he cannot see. That drive even rivals his desire to explore every inch of her body.

 

A woman with a destiny

Knowing the spirits will protect her, Ahyoka allows the handsome warrior to take her to be questioned by his chief about the unexplained deaths in their village. He may not believe in her abilities but he is one of the few who doesn’t treat her like something to be feared or shunned. He awakens feelings that make her yearn for things she thought she’d never have. Her biggest fear is that once he learns the full extent of her gifts he will reject her like most of her tribe did.

 

A killer twisted by hurt and anger

Kajika and Ahyoka must work together to find the one responsible for the string of deaths in and around their villages. Faith, trust, and even a little bit of love will be needed to defeat the killer and right the wrongs committed in the pursuit of power and revenge.

 

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Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34237379-when-ash-remains

 

 

Excerpt:

Copyright @DENA GARSON 2017

 

 

Awake Spirit Talker.

A man.

He watches.

A man.

He comes.

A man.

He hunts.

Ahyoka listened to the sounds of the spirits around her. Even without their warning, she would have sensed the presence in the shadows.

She rolled to her side and looked to where she knew he crouched. The darkness hid his features from her eyes, but his spirit radiated from the fire that burned within him. Never before had she met someone with such a potent life force.

Even her brother’s wasn’t as intense as this man’s, and her family descended from a line of powerful shamans.

Did he mean her harm? Or was he just passing through?

Without taking her eyes off the place where he hid, she groped behind her for the knife she had been using before she dozed off. The apples she ate sat heavy in her belly as she contemplated whether she should run or just face whoever it was.

The crunch of leaves from her left drew her attention. No sooner had her vision shifted than a blur from the place the man had hid raced toward her. She rolled as her father had taught her to do in order to minimize the impact of the assault. At the same time, she pulled her knife and tried to put it between her and her attacker. The man grabbed her wrist and pinned it to the ground, rendering her weapon useless.

Her heart pounded in her chest and a roar sounded in her ears. Who was this man?

She fought to free herself from his hold but found he outmatched her in size, speed, and strength. In an alarmingly short span of time, she found herself pinned beneath one of the most handsome men she had ever seen. She pushed aside her shock and renewed her efforts. “Get off of me!” Even the attractiveness of his face didn’t deter her from ramming her head into his nose.

He loosened his grip on her and covered his face as he mumbled some expletive.

She used this distraction to her advantage and bucked him to one side so she could wiggle free. Before she could get to her feet and scamper away, he grabbed her by the ankle.

“Let go!” She kicked at his hand with her other foot, trying to break his hold.

As she struggled with the warrior, two more men appeared from out of the surrounding trees. “Do you need help, Kajika?” the taller of the two men asked. The laughter in his tone suggested their struggle amused him.

Ahyoka renewed her efforts to break free of the first man’s grip. “Who are you and what do you want?”

The warrior kept his hold of her even as he climbed to his feet. “Who are you and what were you doing in our village?”

Ahyoka stopped struggling. “In your village? What village?”

“Don’t play dumb with me. We tracked you here.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” She pointed to the bank just behind them. “I’ve been following the river all day. I stopped to rest when I realized how far I’d come. Where is your village?”

Now that he had released her, she could see the rest of the man who had interrupted her peace and quiet. Her eyes traveled up the length of his legs. She skimmed over the short deer skin he wore about his waist and tried not to speculate about what might be hidden beneath. His bow hung across his broad chest, making her wonder how he managed to squeeze into such a narrow span. Every line of his chest and belly could be seen clearly. If she wanted, she could count each one even from where she sat.

Something stirred within her and made her heart skip a beat. That same something counteracted her impulse to escape.

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About the Author:

 

Dena Garson is an award winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance. She holds a BBA and a MBA in Business and works in the wacky world of quality and process improvement. Making up her own reality on paper is what keeps her sane.

 

She is the mother of two rowdy boys, two rambunctious cats (AKA the fuzzy jerks), and a loving Labrador. When she isn’t writing you can find her at her at the sewing machine or stringing beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.

 

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Pack of Trouble Blog Tour and Liza O’Connor

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 Pack of Trouble

Most Victorian doctors didn’t have a clue how to set a bone.

On Vic’s first day back in England she’s abducted and nearly killed.  An old rival pushes her down a set of basement steps with no railing. While alive, (I would never kill off Vic, not even if you threatened to push me down the basement steps) Dr. Connors is greatly concerned she will live the rest of her life in chronic pain.

While surgeons of the Late Victorian time could cut a leg off in 30 seconds, they were very poor bone setters. Connor says he’ll do his best to cut her open and reset the bones, but standard procedure of the time was to remove the broken appendages. However Vic’s got two broken legs and two broken arms. She’d rather be dead than be left a useless lump.

Fortunately, Tubs has been setting his own bones all his life and he’s gotten really good at it.

Since Connor knows there is little chance of Vic ever walking again if he tries to set the bones, he allows Tub to try. He has little hope Tubs can do it, but he also knows his skills can’t save her, so he’s willing to let the giant try.

To everyone’s relief, Tubs can do it and sets her bones beautifully, leaving Dr. Connors to fit casts and splints to ensure they remains set. Here’s what she looked like.

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Not surprisingly, Vic gets a bit grumpy and asked to be thrown in the Thames.

 

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blurb

While Xavier’s plan to take a holiday in Europe for Vic to have her baby incognito works well enough, complications during the birth almost takes both mother and child. Dr. Connors performs his first cesarean ever. While successful, it Vic takes months to recover. A prisoner to the bed, she spends her time encouraging marriage between two of their employees. Unfortunately, Xavier’s original negotiations with Tubs prevents the giant from acting upon his heart. While Xavier chases ladies enjoying the sun, Vic convinces Tubs to resign his service.

When Xavier and Vic return to England, the head of Scotland Yard awaits them at the dock. A great change in Parliament has occurred due to the fallout of their last investigation. England is crumbling beneath an outbreak of crimes and their help is desperately needed before lives are ruined and jobs are lost.

An Excerpt

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Once inside his surgical room, Dr. Connors ordered everyone but Xavier out. All but Tubs complied.

“Thank you, Tubs, you can go,” Connors snapped.

“All the same with you, I’ll stay.” He then focused on Xavier. “He shouldn’t be cutting to set bones. He should be able to do that by feel. And if he can’t, I can.”

“You can set bones?” Connors challenged.

“I’ve set my own all the time, and I can clearly walk and they don’t hurt, so I’d say I can do bones really well.”

“Yes, your nose is inspiring.”

“My pa kicked me in face when I was three. Nobody set that one ’cause I hadn’t learned how yet.”

“Enough!” Xavier snapped. “Connors, will you at least allow him to try? Tubs has never once overpromised on something he says he can do.”

“He can try setting the right leg. If he can’t, I’ll repair it surgically.”

Tubs grabbed Vic’s leg, pulled, causing her to growl, then released it.

“Damn it, Tubs! I didn’t mean now! Turn around while I get Vic’s pants off so I can see to the damage you just did.”

Tubs glared at him. “I didn’t do no damage. I set the leg like it needed. There’s no reason Vic has to suffer pain while you undress him. He don’t need to be naked to set bones.”

Once the pant leg was cut off above the injury, Connors examined the bone. He continued to feel the leg until Xavier lost patience. “Connors, what is your finding.”

He stepped back and shook his head. “The leg is so well set that I can barely detect the break.” He focused on Tubs. “Have you ever set an ankle?”

Tubs nodded. “Takes longer, due to all the little bones, but I can do it.”

Connors pointed to the bones he believed were broken.

Tubs did his own feel. “There’s another one further down.” He closed his eyes and allowed his fingers to see for him.

Vic growled.

Xavier petted her forehead. “Turns out we can add bone setting to Tubs’ long list of valuable skills.

 

lINKS

Book 5

Pack of Trouble

Free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited

 

Need to catch up?

Book 1

The Troublesome Apprentice

Book 2

The Missing Partner

Book 2.5

A Right to Love

Book 3

The Mesmerist

Book 4

Well Kept Secrets

 

All Xavier & Vic books are Free with Amazon Unlimited

About the author

Liza O’Connor was raised badly by feral cats, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast. There she worked for the meanest man on Wall Street, while her psychotic husband tried to kill her three times. (So much for finding nicer people.) Then one day she declared enough, got a better job, divorced her husband, and fell in love with her new life where people behaved normally. But all those bad behaviors has given her lots of fodder for her humorous romances. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. They will likely traumatize you.

You have been warned.

Mostly humorous books by Liza:

Ghost LoverTwo British brothers fall in love with the same young woman. Ancestral ghost is called in to fix the situation. And there’s a ghost cat that roams about the book as well. (Humorous Contemporary Romance)

Untamed & UnabashedThe youngest of the Bennet sisters, Lydia, tells her story. A faithful spinoff from Pride & Prejudice.

A Long Road to Love Series: (Humorous Contemporary odd Romance)

Worst Week Ever — Laugh out loud week of disasters of Epic proportions.

Oh Stupid Heart — The heart wants what it wants, even if it’s impossible.

Coming to Reason — There is a breaking point when even a saint comes to reason.

Climbing out of Hell — The reconstruction of a terrible man into a great one.

The Hardest Love Is to love oneself. Sam’s story.

The Adventures of Xavier & Vic Sleuth series: (Late Victorian/Mystery/Romance)

The Troublesome Apprentice — The greatest sleuth in Victorian England hires a young man who turns out to be a young woman.

The Missing Partner — Opps! The greatest sleuth in Victorian England goes missing, leaving Vic to rescue him, a suffragette, and about 100 servants. Not to mention an eviscerating cat. Yes, let’s not mention the cat.

A Right to Love — A romantic detour for Jacko. Want to see how amply rewarded Jacko was when he & Vic save an old woman from Bedlam?

The Mesmerist The Mesmerist can control people from afar and make them murder for her. Worse yet, Xavier Thorn has fallen under her spell.

Well Kept Secrets — Far too many secrets are being kept and as we all know, secrets have a way of coming out.

 

Social Networking

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

LIZA O’CONNOR

Investigate these sites:

Liza’s Blog and Website   Facebook   Twitter

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Sneak Peek Sunday – #Historical #Romance #Native #American

 Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday! Today, I’m sharing  a snippet of my WIP  – Cheyenne Storm 

Sylvia’s skin flushed. “Kiss me.”

Parting his mouth, his tongue traced her lips moistening them. Could he hear her heart beating louder than the drums?

She traced his lips with her tongue. Her tongue darted in and out of his mouth until he growled. She tasted the buffalo he’d eaten as her tongue mated with his. Fire raced through her. Searing her mind as their mouths melted into one. Her body trembled underneath him.

But then he tore his mouth from hers.

Pleading for more, she clung to him. She nibbled at his ear. Her hands slid underneath his buckskin shirt brushing the cloth wound around his side injury. She pressed her body closer to his as her fingers circled his chest.

He grasped her hands easing them out from underneath his shirt. “That’s enough for tonight. Soon, we’ll bring each other great pleasure.”

 

To “hop” to the next blog, visit this link:  http://sneak-peek-sunday.blogspot.com/

 

Bio Pic 300x400Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

website: http://www.andreacooperbooks.com

twitter: @andreaRcooper

newsletter: http://www.andreaRcooper.com

 

Love Vikings?

Welcome to Book Hooks

Since the new season of Vikings from The History Channel is not until 2015!,  I’m sharing an excerpt from my historical romance, Viking Fire.

 

roses2He pulled her in his embrace and she went rigid. She opened her mouth to scream, but as she drew a breath, his lips crushed hers. Tingles of warmth crept from inside her to the tips of her toes.

Her mind raced, demanding she be free, while her traitorous body melted in his arms.

His kiss became gentle and sparked a craving inside her for more. His mouth opened, offering her to taste secrets. She slackened against him as his tongue played across her lips, stroking, and numbing her thoughts.

He did not force his way further, but ended the kiss with her lips yearning for his.

 Want more? Viking Fire is part of the Time after Time Historical Romance Bundle

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance.

Her favorBio Pic 300x400ite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

website: www.andreacooperbooks.com

twitter: @andreaRcooper

newsletter: www.andreaRcooper.com