Welcome back to Marketing for Romance Writers Book Hooks. Today, I’m sharing a teaser from my paranormal romantic suspense novel, Saving Suki. Our heroine has loved Malcolm Patterson ever since she was a girl, but a traumatic brain injury has erased her from his memories. When they meet again, his father’s will makes things a little sticky, but even alpha males can’t fight fate. Enjoy a teaser and grab your copy today!
A Hero She Couldn’t Forget. A Beauty He Didn’t Remember. A Fate Neither Could Escape.
As a girl, Suki Marks fell for Malcolm Patterson the day he rescued her from bullies. Even after he graduated high school and left town, she couldn’t forget him or how he dismissed the rumors and superstitions concerning her family. Now he’s back, and she wants him more than ever.
A college scholarship provided Mal the opportunity to escape his alcoholic father and the abuse that left gaping holes in his memory. He built a new life for himself away from the mountain, but when his old man passes away, obligation drags him home. Tormented by conflicted emotions, the only solace his heart finds is in the company of a beauty who says he knows her.
Just as things heat up between Mal and Suki, his dad ruins everything from beyond the grave, using his will to set him against the woman who might be his fated mate. To make matters worse, a dangerous shifter purist movement is brewing among a small segment of the Horse Mountain Clan, and they’re determined to prevent Suki from passing on her genes to a new generation. Will Malcolm be able to work through his past in time to secure his and Suki’s future?
Author’s Note: Saving Suki is a smoking hot romance with graphic, put-you-in-the-moment love scenes. If you’re offended by sexual language, you might want to consider another book.
A sorrowful expression crossed her face and he knew he’d already said too much about his unusual upbringing. As he contemplated a way to lighten the mood again, she found the answer without saying a word, reaching up to her shoulder and placing her hand over his. A squeezing sensation in his chest complimented the haze rolling over his rationality. So many mixed emotions vexed him since his return, especially the anger and regret he’d tried his best to lock away. Her tiny gesture and light touch sent all the pain scurrying. Warmth bloomed over his knuckles and radiated up his arm, gaining intensity and burning the hottest across his torso.
“You’re putting on a brave face, but how are you really holding up?”
Her words pricked at his brain as he breathed in her sumptuous fragrance. “Umm…honestly, if I try to think about my father being gone forever, I feel a bit numb.” As his own words hung in the air, an odd, sour sensation stirred in his stomach. Why the hell did I tell her that? He hated thinking about his dad. Imagining how things could have been if they’d reconciled seemed useless since he’d never admitted he’d always wanted the old buzzard’s love. He sure as hell didn’t want to talk about his contradictory emotions on the subject, but even still he could hear his stupid mouth dropping more of his secrets like a huge drain sending washed-away filth out of the shower. “Things were never good between us and during the entire funeral, I felt like a fraud.” “The parent-child relationship is often a complicated one.” She rested her head on his shoulder while tucking herself in closer to his side, another comforting gesture that somehow had him ready to spill his guts to this woman he barely knew.
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