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Monday, February 02, 2009

Vanished............




VANISHED is on the shelves!! Those of you who have written to me over the last year or so will be happy to know that you can get book 3 in the Immortal Guardian series at your local bookstore starting today!

This cover is gorgeous and I have to say that VANISHED is one of my favorite stories. Maybe because it's set in one of my most favorite places!

The story takes place in County Mayo, Ireland. Specifically in Tourmakeady on the shores of Lough Mask. Which is exactly where my dh and I stayed the last time we were in Ireland. It's more gorgeous than you can imagine and so magical, even the air seems to shine.

Just to give you a little taste..........Here's a brief excerpt

The Irish countryside was quiet and the darkness was absolute, as it could only be far from the lights of a city. Here, beside the narrow road that led to Westport, the night felt empty, but for the squares of lamplight in the distance, marking the places where farmhouses stood in silence.


In the grassy field, ancient tombstones tipped and tilted crazily as if they'd been dropped from heaven and left to stand as they fell. Trees bent in the wind, and their bare limbs clattered like a muttered conversation. A fairy mound rose from the ground and lay littered with wildflowers that looked black and white in the starlight. A sigh of something ancient whispered in the darkness, and far away, a dog moaned into the quiet.


A young woman stood in the center of the stones, as she'd been told. She waited, impatiently checking her wristwatch and shrugging away the superstitious twitch at the base of her spine. The stones were eerie enough during the day, but at night, when the sky was black but for the stars, the woman half expected ghosts to rise up and chase her out of their graveyard.


The woman shivered again at the thoughts jostling through her mind and shrugged deeper into her coat. There was nothing to fear, after all. Hadn't she grown up here? Didn't she know this road to Westport well enough to travel it in her sleep?
No, the only thing to worry her was that maybe the man she waited for had forgotten his promise to meet her. Maybe he was with someone else. Maybe…


"Darlin'," a deep voice whispered from close by. "I knew you'd come. I've been waiting for you."


She whirled around, a smile of welcome on her face. Something blacker than the darkness rushed at her. She screamed as a howl lifted into the air, and a moment later the cemetery lay empty in the night.

So, make your local writer happy and rush out to buy a copy, will ya? And when you've read it, write and let me know what you think!

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