Saturday, March 16, 2013

Egg-cerpt Exchange: Keta Diablo

Today Flights of Fancy welcomes author Keta Diablo to talk about her book, Sky Tinted Water.

In exchange, today I will be at her blog, Keta's Keep, with an excerpt from Rogue's Hostage.

Sky Tinted Water
by Keta Diablo

ABOUT SKY TINTED WATER:

Note: This is a ‘sweet’ historical romance.

Familial bonds, malevolent schemes and passion collide in this sweet historical novel. Set in Minnesota during the Civil War and the Sioux uprising, this is the story of Rory Hudson, the exquisite Irish lass with an unbreakable spirit and the enigmatic Dawson Finch, a man bound by honor, duty and loyalty.

When Dawson enlists in the army to bring peace to nation divided, Rory’s world plummets into a tailspin. War, distance and time separate them, but nothing can dispel the haunting memories of their love. Not even death can destroy their fierce passion or a love so strong it beats the odds of the impossible.

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Excerpt:

The woods loomed ahead. Here, the path would narrow and Rory would be surrounded by clusters of dense hardwood and pines. On the other side of the forest, her sister’s belching chimney would come into view and to the east Jab and Louisa Pearson’s homestead, to the west, Hiram’s. She hadn’t thought of him since her wedding day. Neighbors claimed he’d changed; some said he’d run amok after Jane and Levi died. A pang of sadness cloaked her, but the day was far too beautiful to be bogged down with tragic thoughts.

Entering the woods, the familiar call of a whippoorwill competed with the harsh screech of a blue jay. Twisted limbs and branches hugged the man-made trail and thick bracken and underbrush covered the ground around her. Rory stopped Charmer when an eerie stillness descended on the woodland. The chatter of small critters had stopped and the songbirds had ceased their melodic trills. She forced her eyes to scan the trees in all directions, the lump in her throat tightening.

Looking over her shoulder, she blew a sigh of relief. Minx had paused to nibble on a sprig of grass bursting through the forest floor. The foal would act skittish if danger lurked. She relaxed in the saddle and journeyed on . . . until Charmer’s ears flattened against her head. Had the mare heard a foreign noise or were her muscles preparing for an attack from pesky flies?

Rory turned a keen ear to her surroundings and concentrated on a sliver of sunlight ahead. Keep moving toward the light. A scream tore through the still woods, or a war-cry. She’d never heard a native prepare for battle, but had read about their nightmarish shrills. Charmer whinnied and tossed her massive head and a sense of danger spiked Rory’s heartbeat. Clutching the reins, she looked down at her white knuckles and caught a flash of movement on her left. Her blood ran cold when she spied a tall, dark form stalking her with the stealth of a panther. God’s nightgown, is it human or beast? 

Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the country on six acres of woodland. When she isn't writing or gardening she loves to commune with nature.


Keta is a multi-published author in both erotic romance and gay fiction. Her paranormal novel, Where The Rain Is Made, was nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark. Keta's books have also received numerous Top Pick, Book of the Month, and Recommended Read awards from the top professional review sites.

You can find her on the net at the following places:


Keta's Keep, http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com

The Stuff of Myth and Men, http://thestuffofmythandmen.blogspot.com


Keta’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KetaDiablo.Author

What did you think of the excerpt? And aren't Keta's covers gorgeous? I love them!

Linda

4 comments:

Linda McLaughlin said...

Thanks for joining me today, Keta. Your book looks wonderful!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'm into female mystery novels these days. Those bodice rippers are a fun time, too!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Lyndi Lamont said...

Jen, thanks for dropping by. This is a sweet romance, so I'm not sure how much bodice-ripping there is, lol. Guess we'll have to read the book to find out!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Eye surgery today so no blogging this week.

Linda