by Elaine Cantrell
GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Drawn together by their love of animals, Aria DeLuca and Caleb Hawkins burn for each other. They never suspected that malignant forces were successfully plotting Caleb’s ruin from the moment he entered her life.
When the flood of a century strikes Aria’s hometown, an alienated Caleb is all that stands between her and catastrophic loss.
EXCERPTS (Exclusive Exceprt):
How are we going to get the dogs out of here?”
“They’ll have to follow us. We can’t carry them.”
“Hurry.” Clariee shoved her wet hair behind her ear. “The water’s up to their necks now. You go to the top of the ladder to pull them up while I push from behind.”
With lots of pushing, pulling, and grunting, they got the dogs out of the cellar and into the kitchen. “Come on up,” Aria yelled. “We have to go now.”
A shriek that seemed to go on forever drowned out her mother’s voice. Frozen with fear, Aria saw the metal shelves wrench away from the wall and knock her mother to the floor. “Mama!”
Aria slid down the ladder and pulled at the shelving unit, but it wouldn’t budge. “Mama, Mama, where are you?” she sobbed.
“Over here. In the corner.” By nothing short of a miracle, Clairee’s face was still above the rising water. “I’ll push, you pull,” she panted.
Aria pulled until she felt like every blood vessel in her face was popping, but the shelves wouldn’t budge. Clairee groped for her hand. “It’s no use, Aria. They’re too heavy, and I think something is wrong with my leg. It hurts pretty bad.” She attempted a smile. “Save the dogs. If you leave now, you can still do that, and there’s absolutely no use in both of us dying here.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators and Romance Writers of America. Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest. When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments.
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