Today I'm starting a new feature on my blog where I feature books from my backlist, or occasionally other writers' backlists. First up is BURNING LOVE, my fun paranormal romance. I call it paranormal light because rather than shifters, demons and vampires, I've got angels who want to match mortals with their soulmates. BURNING LOVE came out in 2010 and was my first novella/novel with The Wild Rose Press.
Without thinking she set the boxes on the fridge and took his hand. “I’m serious, Riley. I don’t mind telling you how scared I was. Whiskers and I came very close to sleeping on a bench in the park with the other vagrants. So, thank you.”
Riley gently brushed his fingers across her cheek, sending a rush of desire coursing through her body. “You’re welcome. But I know you would have been okay, even if I hadn’t rented you the room. You’re a strong girl.”
Iris didn’t feel very strong at the moment. In fact, she felt as weak as a kitten, and just as vulnerable. She let go of Riley’s hand and gave a shaky laugh.
“Yeah, that’s me. Strong as a marshmallow.” She picked up the boxes of food and turned away, afraid to look him in the eye and make a fool of herself.
“Hey, what’s this?” Riley asked. Iris turned to see him staring at her calendar.
“That’s just a little visual reminder for me. Only five more weeks until I hit the sunshine and you get rid of me.”
Instead of laughing the way she thought he would, Riley continued to stare at the calendar.
“Right,” he said. “Only five more weeks.”
She wanted to ask him if he was okay, but something in his voice stopped her. Surely, he wouldn’t miss her?Buy Links: