Today we have a sneak peek from author LaVerne Thompson’s new fantasy romance novel: Dragon’s Heart.
A thousand years ago Draakar was forced to leave Earth, now he has no choice but to return. The dragon lord, whose world teeters on the brink of destruction, must find his truemate. The one woman with the power and love fated to save them all. The woman he left behind.
Maya Trent was abandoned on Earth, apparently human but so much more and unaware of her dual heritage. Once Draakar awakens her dragon within all she wants to do is kill him. But they must still work together to save mankind as well as the brethren.
Detective Joe Traeger raced the Buick down the highway toward the coming storm.
The old gypsy woman had been right about everything she’d foretold. He had found the body of the missing boy by deciphering the clues she had given.
It was not over. He had yet to discover the meaning behind her last message to him. She’d said he would travel through a storm to find his house safe, but his home in ruin. He pressed down on the accelerator as the first raindrops spattered on the windshield. There had been no answer when he called. What awaited him at home?
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Homecoming by Janet Wellington
Word count: 62,285
Cory Wells-Richards left her cheating husband behind and headed straight back to tiny Faythe, Wisconsin, eager to create a new future for herself. First order of business, keep her promise to a dear friend and finish the renovation on the Victorian for dearly departed Tillie and find homes for her nine cats. How tough could that be? But when Tillie’s great-nephew shows up to help, it’s all she can do not to fall right back into his arms. She’s been down that heartbreak road with him before, and coming off her recent divorce she’s determined to guard her heart, no matter how sexy he looks with a hammer in his hand and his shirt off.
Jake is caught between a rock and a hard place. Well, between his party-hearty, successful big city life in Chicago and the sleepy hometown he was glad to see in his rearview mirror at the tender age of 18. He plans to fulfill his promise to Tillie and help restore her house to get it ready to sell, then return to his comfortable life in Chicago. But how is he supposed to get any work done with pretty little Cory around doing her best to drive him crazy? Being in Faythe rekindles all those long forgotten memories, some bad and some good–including his desire for Cory, the one girl he couldn’t have.