Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Welcome to the Tidbits today Barbara. Give us the scoop on your current release, Ancient Awakening!

Okay. Some tidbits for you:
Paranormal, strong romantic elements, sensuous
Available at The Wild Rose Press, a Black Rose

The Wild Rose Press: Ancient Awakening, a Black Rose

Tell us about the story:

In Ancient Awakening, Police Officer ‘Mel’ Petersen investigates a death only she believes is murder. By disobeying direct orders from the Rhodes End Chief, she risks her career to follow clues that twist in circles to her backyard and lead the killer to her.

Her neighbor Stephen Zoriak is a prime suspect. Steve worked for a major pharmaceutical company where he discovered a weapon so dangerous he destroys the research. He is exposed to the dangerous organism. He suspects he is the killer and agrees to help her find the truth.

In the course of their investigation Mel and Steve find the real killer and a love that defies death.

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Sounds terrific. I always enjoy love and death themes LOL. How about an excerpt?

“Don’t touch me, Mel, not unless you’re willing to do a lot more,” he warned as her hazel eyes flared golden.

“Don’t threaten me, Steve. You’re…”

He pulled her into his arms despite the alarm bells clanging in his head.

Danger! Danger! Danger!

Her widened eyes met his. Mel’s hands were trapped against his chest, but she didn’t push him away. Instead, her fingers curled into his shirt.

Her mistake. His mistake was to crush her mouth under his.

Mel’s soft lips parted. Need exploded. The taste of black coffee didn’t hide her sweet flavor. As her tongue tangled with his, her arms slid around his neck and her fingers burrowed through his hair.

Steve hungered to peel the starched shirt off her soft shoulders, lay her on the thick turf and ease his desire. He tasted her brows, her cheek, along her throat, seeking the source of her call. Her pulse whipped under his mouth, awakening another need.

His teeth gently closed on the vulnerable vein.

He wanted, wanted, wanted…

Cold alarm chilled his pounding blood.

Steve gasped for air. He’d forgotten his own ironclad rule. Mel’s eyelids flittered open to reveal the molten glow of desire but he forced himself free.
He had no right to touch any woman. Not until he knew he hadn’t become what he had set out to destroy.

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Tiffany Green said...

Wow, sounds like a great story! You have me wanting to know more.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Barbara,
Wonderful excerpt. I could feel the tension and excitement. I want to find out more, so I'll have to go buy the book and add it to my huge TBR pile.

Debra St. John said...

Great excerpt...left me wanting to read more!

Barbara Edwards said...

Thanks, Margaret and Debra,
I appreciate the comments.

Tanya Hanson said...

Hi Barbara, thanks so much for visiting my blog these days. I agree with much tension and excitement.

Keep 'em coming! And thanks again. oxoxoxox

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Tiffany,
Hope you like it enough to read the whole book.I enjoyed writing it.