Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Legacy of Buchanan's Crossing by Rhea Rhodan: Spotlight and Excerpt


 





The Legacy of Buchanan’s Crossing

by Rhea Rhodan




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What price will destiny demand? 

Warding the Crossing has always been Cayden Sinclair’s destiny. With her beloved Gran growing weaker, it’s time the little witch took her place. Juggling substantial curves for her frame and an inconvenient inability to control her power has always been a serious challenge. But not until discovering her fated Keeper is the extremely hot, tragically clean-cut insomniac who’s ignored her for months, does she truly fear failing her legacy.

 

Now that he’s finally on the road to the top with an offer from a big developer, Clint MacAllen can’t allow his struggling construction company to be threatened by a vicious nightmare, or his inexplicable attraction to a goth clerk working the graveyard shift at HandiMart—no matter how potent they are.

 

J. Milton Developments has its own agenda for Buchanan’s Crossing, and they’ll spill blood to get it.

 

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You may also be interested in her debut novel, a Musa Publishing Editor's Top Pick, Finding Grace, available here and at popular on-line retailers. 

 

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

 

Cayden sent rich prayers of thanks to every god and goddess she could think of. They’d not only helped her control her magic, they had also favored her with a generous gift. She was now able to give that particular aspect of Mr. Sinfully Delicious’s anatomy, the one she’d denied herself earlier, the closer inspection it so richly deserved.

 

Too bad she couldn’t leave him bending over the kamikazes’ scattered remains forever. Sighing deeply, she joined him on the other side of the counter. He began apologizing as though she’d been expressing dismay over the mess, rather than forcing herself to part from the view.

 

She knelt on the floor next to him, gathering runaway breath mints. “Don’t worry about it. You should have seen the mess a drunk made with his pizza here a couple of hours ago. And uh, speaking of pizza, I did warn you about those anchovies, remember?”

 

He hmm-ed noncommittally, re-relegating her status to that of service droid. Except when she glanced up, he was staring. His attention had probably been drawn by nothing more than the cleavage the little jacket would reveal from his angle.

 

Now she had to focus her own attention. She pointed past him to the copper ring gleaming more brightly than it ought to under the store’s dreary fluorescent-tube lights. “Did you drop that?” The words had come out nice and casual, even if she’d had to call on her remaining power to make them.

 

She held her breath when he turned and picked up the ring.

  

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
 

Rhea Rhodan resides in Minnetonka, Minnesota and has been telling herself stories since long before she could write. She attended the University of Minnesota with a focus on Journalism, then Brown Institute for Broadcast Journalism. After many adventures, misadventures, and a couple of short marriages, she found the love of her life in Regensburg, Germany, and has been living happily ever after since.

 

She journaled those adventures extensively (some might say rabidly) beginning in middle school, but didn't combine her writing and story-telling until several years ago, when one of the stories grabbed her by the throat and shook her like a rag doll until she gave in and wrote it. Having tasted freedom, her muse refuses to return to the confines of her head, and has successfully turned the tables, keeping her at the keyboard to appease it.

 

Her stories always had a twist of magic or a touch of the paranormal. Why the romance? Because she believes in happy endings, and helping people imagine them helps them create the magic to find their own.

 

She welcomes feedback and fan mail :>). You can join her on Facebook and/or Goodreads, too. Rhea is always happy to meet new friends.

 




 

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You may also be interested in her debut novel, a Musa Publishing Editor's Top Pick, Finding Grace, available here and at popular on-line retailers.

 

 

GIVEAWAY

 

Rhea will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour and comment often to increase your chance of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE

 

 

11 comments:

Mary Preston said...

How did you decide what powers to give your witches?

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rhea Rhodan said...

Good morning, Laurie. Thank you for hosting me at Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews.

Readers, please comment and leave your email addy to be entered in the drawing at the end of the tour. I'll be stopping by throughout the day, so feel free to ask questions, too.

P.S. I'm also running a drawing for my newsletter subscribers, so stop by my website to sign up and learn more!

Rhea Rhodan said...

Hi Mary,

Interesting question! The parameters developed organically as I wrote this book. Cayden doesn't understand the nature or extent of her power at the beginning, other than problems with electricity, which are also associated with the Crossing. She ends up surprising herself by the end.

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thank you. I can't wait to read the book.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Rhea Rhodan said...

Thank you, Rita!

Andra Lyn said...

Hi Again!

What gave you the idea for this story? Was it a show? A movie? A dream???

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Andra Lyn said...

Hi Again!

What gave you the idea for this story? Was it a show? A movie? A dream???

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Rhea Rhodan said...

Another great question, Andra! I often use tarot cards as writing prompts, and the very first scene in the book came from one of those sessions. Here's a link to the most recent blog where I posted about the process: http://clarissajohal.blogspot.com/2014/02/mixed-up-tuesday-guest-blogger.html

Karen H in NC said...

Enjoyed the excerpt.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Rhea Rhodan said...

Thank you for stopping in, Karen.