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For me, 2016 has been full of personal growth and surprises. I’m focusing on sharing my motto: Excite, Empower, and Embrace. And, I love sharing uplifting stories, support, and words of love and peace on my personal FB page, so please follow me there https://www.facebook.com/cyndifaria/ as well as my author page where I share all my latest writing news and releases: https://www.facebook.com/CyndiFariaAuthor/

My quarterly newsletter is fast growing. I offer special prizes throughout the year, including excerpts, reader bios, covers, swag, recipes inspired by my Whisper Cove series, and peeks at what the characters are doing now. Super fun! You can sign up here http://eepurl.com/bWRwDb

I’m excited to share that my writing took a new direction (dark romantic suspense!) I can’t wait to tell you more about my new series in 2017. I’ve returned to writing book 5 in the Whisper Cove series (Thank you to everyone who requested more of that paranormal world. Dane and Abigail’s book, Spirit Freed, releases February 14th! Woot! (For info and pre-order vendor links: https://cyndifaria.wordpress.com/published-fiction/)

The new house is amazing and furnished just the way we like, lots of pillows, throws, and comfy reading areas. We welcomed a new puppy and she’s eight months old already. Will, my four year old heeler, thinks she’s awesome. The backyard, aka swampland, will be our next project…but isn’t that life’s lesson to happiness? Setting goals, empowering yourself with the skills needed to complete the work and doing your best, then embracing your accomplishments? Repeat, repeat… I’ve even been asked to speak to a group of high school-aged young women on pursuing dreams!

Before I welcome in the new year, I want to say thank you for following me and supporting my writing dreams. If you haven’t read the first two books in the Whisper Cove series, now is your chance to read the romance that started it all (books 2, 3, & 4 are stand alone novels). I hope you enjoy Jake and Faith’s quest to find their HEA.

Fall in love with Whisper Cove First two books 99¢ *Limited Time*

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Spirit Awakened *FREE*
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“Loved it! Definitely one that pulls you in from the start! Cannot wait for book 2 (available now)!!” Reviewer

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“…filled with intrigue, mystery, romance, and paranormal… I can’t wait to see what book 3 has in store for us!” –Tanya’s Book Nook

Books 3 and 4 Available! Book 5 Preorder now!
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A Bestselling Holiday Romance, Honor the Promise, is being offered at a reduced price. This is a sweet bestfriends to lovers romance novella you won’t want to miss.

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A hidden fear. A secret crush. Risking the truth could tear them apart.

A bestselling, sweet holiday romance Amazon (only): http://amzn.to/1rkb5pD
(Bonus Chapter from the Whisper Cove series included) *Limited Time*

“…a wonderful story about love, best friends turning to lovers, and figuring out what you really want out of life.” Reviewer

Maggie leaned in, brushed her lips against Garrett’s, and shimmied closer. “Don’t be afraid to get close.”

He twined his legs with hers, thought about how the pig-tailed ten-year-old had transformed into a beauty queen, now safely tucked into his arms. “I thought we had a dance class?'”

She whispered, “Class doesn’t begin for half an hour.”

He tasted her smile, tasted sunshine on a stormy night. The way his body tingled from her chest, tummy, and thighs pressed tight against his might as well have been a lightning bolt that struck deep and fired him up inside. He could think of nothing else but claiming her as his.

Best friends to lovers never felt so good.

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Lastly, congratulations to Catherine Maquire, winner of my Holly Jolly Facebook Hop page game. And, Congratulations to Cara Scott, winner of the Kindle paper white! Woot! I had so much fun seeing everyone’s’ Mr. Sexy! Oh, my!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday season! Don’t forget to download the above items and have a fabulous time reading, relaxing, and ringing in the new year.

 

Happy Reading,

 

Cyndi Faria

Happy Holiday Weekend!

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Happy July! I can’t believe the 4th of July here! I have so much fun stuff to share with you all on this Independence-Day weekend! I’m thrilled to reveal the amazing cover from Patricia Schmitt with PickyMe Artist for my upcoming Whisper Cove novel, SPIRIT FREED! Thank you all for the immense support you’ve given me and my Whisper Cove family! I’m excited to take you back to Whisper Cove with Dane and Abigail’s story (preorder coming soon).

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With their second chance at love threatened, lovers held prisoner by dark magic fight a spirit controlled by a sinister force…in book 5 of the Whisper Cove series.

 

Sworn off Dark Magic… Riiight

Dane Kershaw never let his ego stand in the way of duty and doing what is right. When the firefighter is injured in a horrific fire that nearly steals a precious child’s life, he sets his pain aside and rallies fellow wounded firefighters for a beach-side fundraising pin-up calendar…if only he can find a worthy photographer.

 

Only on one condition…

Freed from the wrong side of curses and spells, the last thing Abigail Haven wants is to reconnect with the thrill-seeking heartthrob…until Dane silkily summons her to Whisper Cove with a desperate plea: Photograph the calendar and help raise funds to save a little girl’s life.

 

But, when Abigail discovers Dane’s human image is degrading while his spirit image is becoming dominant both Abigail and Dane race to decipher the magical elements.

 

With their second chance at love on the line, will they survive descending into the world of dark magic or will embracing curses and spells be the key to setting their spirits free?

 

For Pre-Order, stay tuned… I’m targeting a fall release for SPIRIT FREED.

 

Next up….

In a couple of weeks I’m headed to the annual Romance Writer’s of America Conference! This year it is being held in San Deigo, CA.

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Romance Writers of America®
36th Annual Conference
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
San Diego, California
July 13–16, 2016

“Join Romance Writers of America in San Diego, CA, July 13–16, 2016, for the 2016 RWA Conference at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. RWA2016 Conference highlights include the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing; the Keynote speech; hearing from great speakers; book signings; and the Awards Ceremony.

Every year, writers and industry professionals come from all over the world to attend Romance Writers of America’s Annual Conference.

At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate:

  • education and information,
  • networking with fellow writers,
  • Interaction with editors, agents, publishers, booksellers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.”

I can’t wait to see all of my friends, make some new ones, imbed myself in a few workshops and hopefully meet some readers! You can learn more about the conference here.  I will definitely take pictures to share with you all in August.

Thank you to everyone that signed up for my newsletter! I’m eager to publish my first one but until then I’m happy to announce my first subscriber winner!

Congratulations Regina!

Regina will be receiving a Signed Paperback Copy of the first book in my Whisper Cove series, Spirit Awakened.

*Winner has been notified via email

You can sign up for my newsletter HERE.  Learn how you can win your own Autographed copy of one of my books below. July’s winner will receive a copy of SPIRIT RELEASED, the second book in the Whisper Cove series.

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ENTER TO WIN an autographed paperback of Spirit Released*.

To enter to this giveaway:

1) Follow me on Amazon by clicking the “follow” button on my Amazon page (http://amzn.to/1X0N7Ut) and leave a comment below saying “Following Cyndi Faria!”; AND

2) Sign up for “Cyndi’s News”, where you’ll get a first peek at book 5 excerpts (Dane and Abigail’s story), follower-only swag giveaways, writer’s toolbox help-sheets, next in the series updates, and more…at http://eepurl.com/bWRwDb, and leave a comment below saying “Got Cyndi’s News!”

 

Whisper Cove Reader Reviews are AMAZING. 😉 Thank you, thank you!

 

“I frantically turned pages to find out what happened next Fast paced, suspenseful, mystery, legends, spirits…great characters and a storyline that…leave(s) you wanting more.” Amazon Reviewer

 

“So good, the twist-turns and surprises kept me spellbound.” Amazon Reviewer

 

“Ms. Faria…writes one hell of a storyline. With each book in the (Whisper Cove) series you are drawn farther into the legend that started it all and just when you think you have it all figured out she throws you a twist that blows your mind. Great characters, intense unique plots, mystery and legends come together to create exciting, suspenseful and page turning tales that will keep you coming back for more.” Amazon Reviewer

 

“[Cyndi Faria] has a talent for lovely happy endings and I’m so glad she does.” –Night Owl Reviews

 

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Entries will be accepted through July 31st at 6 p.m. PST. Thank you for sharing, liking, and for participating in my giveaway.Good luck!!

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I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Happy Reading,

Cyndi

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! This is such an exciting and busy time of the year. Thankfully, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some quality time with my mom and sister. We had the most fun baking cookies and sharing them with family, friends and neighbors.

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SnowmanFor me, it’s important to give something back during the holidays. Sometimes it’s easy for me to get caught up in all the frills of the holidays. This year, I participated in a fundraiser for a local family whose daughter has leukemia. Seeing all the people there giving their hearts and souls to help is the best present I could have received this holiday season (FB page: Prayers for Reece )

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I have some special news regarding my Whisper Cove series…We are going into PRINT! YAY! AND to celebrate, I had new covers commissioned. Digital copies with new covers should be live at all vendors after January 4th. Soon as print copies are available, you, my wonderful followers, will be the first to know. I cannot wait to share them with you all. Squee!

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On Christmas Eve, and always, I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday filled with lots of Joy, much Love, and as always Happy Reading!

Cyndi

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Books Support Diabetes Research

 

With diabetes hitting close to home, I couldn’t be more pleased to help raise funds for Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research. There are so many items up for auction: vacations, books, editorial reviews, jewelry, something for everyone! The auction runs until May 31st with one day only auction items a plus.

May 15th–ONE DAY ONLY–the online auction will offer a brand new Kindle Fire HDX (7″, Wi-Fi, 32 GB) loaded with titles from Brenda’s local chapter mates from the Sacramento Valley Rose and a $50 eGC. I’ve donated two titles. Hope you check out this awesome fundraiser!

Titles include:

  • TEMPTRESS OF TIME and IT TAKES A THIEF from author Dee Brice (erotica)
  • FALLING FOR YOU…AGAIN and ONLY FOR YOU by Kate Curran (contemporary romance)
  • BLUE RULES (hot contemporary) and SUMMER KISSES (sweet contemporary) by Melinda Curtis
  • HONOR THE PROMISE and REMEMBER THE PROMISE by Cyndi Faria (contemporary novellas)
  • FIRE AND WATER by Betsy Fasbinder (suspense) and Betsy’s recommendation AUNT MARY’S GUIDE TO RAISING CHILDREN THE OLD FASHIONED WAY by Amy S. Peele (Non-fiction)
  • SEX, LIES, & BEAUTY AIDES by Deb Julienne (debut novel, contemporary romantic comedy)
  • BLOOMS ON THE BONES and WINE INTO WATER (books 5 and 6 in the Flynn’s Crossing books) by Yvonne Kohano
  • LOVE & MAGIC, Stories of Romance by Diana McCollum (paranormal anthology) and Diana’s recommendation: MARSHALL IN PETTICOATS by Paty Jager
  • ADVENTURE CRUISE LINE Boxed Set (3 titles!): HIGH SEAS DECEPTION, HIS RELUCTANT BODYGUARD, and NEW YEAR’S ENDEAVOR along with DEAD GIRL IN A GREEN DRESS by Loucinda McGary (romantic suspense)
  • THROUGH THE SMOKE (Historical romance) and COME HOME TO ME (contemporary romance) by Brenda Novak
  • IMMORTAL LIES (Urban Fantasy) and OF SHADOW BORN (Paranormal romance) by S.L. Gray
  • GOLD RUSH GIRL, Book 1 of the CA Argonauts (historical romance) and A THOUSAND LITTLE SECRETS by Suzanne Lilly (contemporary romance)
  • ABDUCTED and DEAD WEIGHT, Books 1 and 2 in the Lizzie Gardner Series by Theresa Ragan (suspense)
  • DYING FOR A DATE and DYING FOR A DANCE by Cindy Sample (mystery)
  • NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (Mystery) and THE COMPLETE HYDE SERIES (HYDE, JEKYLL, and STRANGE CASE; Urban Fantasy) by Lauren Stewart
  • Also included:
  • $25 Amazon gift card from SVR member Suzanne Vince
  • $25 Amazon gift card from debut author Anna J Stewart

“Spellbinding” says Reviewer of Spirit Released #Winners #Giveaway

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Last week’s launch was such fun! I’m still excited about meeting so many readers at the Facebook Launch Party. I want to say thank you to all who attended! XO YOU!!!

REVIEWS ARE IN!

“I started reading this book and fell in love with the characters. True love trumps evil in a surprising twist. It is a page turner. I read till I couldn’t see then had trouble sleeping because I wanted to read more about Faith and her Fairy Fog spirit, Jake and his disbelief in spirits. I got up grabbed a cup of coffee and continued to read this spellbinding story. I now have to wait to see what happens in book two of the Whisper Cove Series. Ms Faria that was a great book. I loved it.”    –AnAngelLady

Thank you so much, AnAngelLady!

Authors live for reviews. And your review actually matters by way of getting a story into more readers’ hands. Soon as you’ve read Spirit Released, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve listed the purchase links below. Simply download, read, and  leave a review.  😉

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i9KOvu
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1nlK3l0
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/RLkugD
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1gQX7Y7
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1rta9jC

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Hosting me is Author Assistant and Reviewer April Allen Her mission is to bring authors and readers together. Want to read some fun facts about me, click here.

MORE CHANCES TO WIN!

FACEBOOK PARTY: Join me May 1st, 2014 at 4:40 EST. I’ll be participating as a guest author for author Veronica Blade. Her Facebook launch party for her new release, Thrown to the Wolves, is going to be amazing! I’ll be giving away two digital copies of Spirit Released. To join the Facebook party fun and find out times, etc., click here.

GUEST AUTHOR: Hosting me again, is Delilah Devlin. She’s one awesome author! Join me on Monday, April 28th, 2014 here. I’ll be asking a question and giving away a digital copy of Spirit Released to one lucky commenter.

LIKE AND SHARE: Head over to my FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE and LIKE my page. I’ve listed a CONTEST post for you to SHARE. When we reach 350 likes, I’m going to give away another copy of Spirit Released!

WHOO HOO!!! MY APRIL WINNERS…

1. Digital copy of Keep the Promise: Linda Richter 
2. Digital copy of Honor the Promise: Amanda Kay
3. Digital copy of Keep the Promise and Spirit Released: BN100 
4. $5 eGC to Amazon.com: Bella DaSilva 
5. Winner of a beautiful “LOVE” pendent  Amanda Muller  
6.: $5 eGC to Amazon.com: Benita Wilson  
7. Winner of beautiful bracelet: Krissie Kuster Bogner  
8. Digital copy of Honor the Promise: Charlene Zall Capodice 
 
Happy Reading,
Cyndi Faria

Writing Process Blog Hop

 

Before I talk about my writing process, I want to say this week has been so exciting! Come Tuesday April 22nd, I’ll release my Debut novel titled, Spirit Released.

For a chance to win this beautiful locket, created by myself with the help of Origami Owl, gift cards, eBooks, and more, join the event by following this clicking here. Check Going.

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Enter the pre-party rafflecopter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card by following this clicking here.

Until Tuesday, I’ll be posting excerpts, hosting daily giveaways, and introducing you to our wonderful lineup of guest authors. Those include: Virna De Paul, Susan Hatler, Karin Tabke, Tawny Weber, Kristina Mathews, Kristin Miller, Sharon Hamilton, Grace Callaway, and Dale Mayer!

See you at the party!

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The Writing Process Blog Hop:

Asked by author Diana Mccollum to participate in a blog hop, well, I hopped right on. So thank you Diana for including me.  To find out what Diana has to say about her writing process, click here.

Questions/Answers:

What am I working on?

Right now I’m working on book 2 in the Whisper Cove Series. This is Thomas the sexy detective’s story. We’ll first meet him in Spirit Released, book 1, that releases on Tuesday, April 22!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This series strays away from dark and gory paranormal of vamps and weres and swings toward the more sweet but still sexy and dangerous side of the spirit world. The mystery behind the town’s curse is embedded in Native American folklore of the Ohlone people that inhabit the California coastline and the Christian settlers that founded the town. Research of the Monterey area and northward suggests spirits do exist… Along with historical conflicts between the Ohlone and Mission Settlers.

Why do I write what I do?

As a California Native who finds peace at the edge of the sea, I wanted others to experience the magic and mystery of seeing the world through both Christian and Native American lenses. Nature and natural balance has played a dynamic role in my life and has left me with questions… What if there is more than what we are told exists, what we can see?  I pity those that gazed at the horizon at the edge of the sea and believed that the world was flat, so that in sailing to the edge they’d fall to their deaths. I want to challenge such notions. And of course experience love unfolding as two souls destined for each other come together…

How does the writing process work?

Mentally, I’ve always been a daydreamer. I carry a notepad and smart phone. Should an idea pop up I’ll jot it down with the long list of others.

Over time, one of those log lines will rise to the surface of my mind. The characters will wake me in the middle of night and beg for their stories to be told. While I’m driving, entire scenes will unfold in cinematic format. Faith and Jake’s story shook me awake two years ago and never let go!

See you at the release party!

Also, if you’d like to participate in the Writing Process Blog Hop, send me a request and I’ll append to this post to keep the chain going.

Happy Easter!  Cyndi

 

 

 

And the Winners are…

We’ve had quite a month of contests and giveaways, so I’m here to announce the WINNERS!

Congratulations to Jen Martin for winning yesterdays $10 Amazon gift card. The after Valentine’s Day Facebook party was a blast!

Woot! Donna Squaw is the winner of February 12th’s Cover Reveal post. You have the choice of receiving one of the following eBooks: Keep the Promise, Remember the Promise, or Honor the Promise.

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Way to Go!! Diana M wins the signed copy of Virna DePaul’s upcoming release Turned.

For now, I’m heading back into the writing cave and working on my next novella in the Promises Series, Share the Promise.

Happy Reading, Cyndi

Cover Reveal (giveaway) #FreeKindle

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Welcome to Safe Haven! New covers are here and they are beautiful! Last week, I worked with the very talented cover designer Elaina Lee, For The Muse Design. I wanted the covers of each of my heartwarming romances to have a more cohesive look, a brand that said sweet, flirty, and had a new adult feel. So what do you think? Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my sweet novellas of your choosing.

Also, In honor of love and Valentine’s Day, I’m putting Honor the Promise for FREE on kindle, beginning Feb 14 – 15th. Click the title or cover above to download.

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Click on any cover to be directed to Amazon’s Buy Link.  😀

Also, all eBooks are now available on B&N, iTunes, Google Play, and Kobo. Keep the Promise is now permafree at iTunes, Google Play, and Kobo. (still waiting for Amazon and B&N to price match…)

Leave a comment to win! XO Cyndi

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Paranormal Premiers 2013

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Fall is my favorite time of year. Fall brings foliage color, Sunday football games, homemade soups and bread, and family time. It’s also a time when I buckle down and write. So how do I treat myself?

Paranormal premiers! Yes, I love to sit fireside with my blanket and puppy and settle down for an hour of television me-time.

 

 

Here’s the line up:

Sunday Night:

Walking Dead premiers on AMC on October 13th at 9:00 PST. Yes, this show quickly became my all time favorite Zombie drama. If you haven’t watched from the beginning, there’s still time to play catch up on the previous three seasons.

Monday Night:

Sleepy Hollow is a new favorite of mine with a twist on the 1820 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. (Premiered September 16th on FOX; 9:00 pm ET)

Beauty and the Beast is perfect if you like shows that are heavy on the romance. So, yes, I never miss an episode.  Follow the link to check out the highlights and Podcast.  Premiers October 7th on the CW; 9:00 pm PST.

Tuesday Night:

The Originals. After the CW premier on October 3rd at 9:00 PST, the show will move to Tuesday nights at 9:00 PST. If you’re familiar with the Vampire Diaries then you’re familiar with the original vampire family, especially, Klaus. This new series is sure to be a winner.  Series premier October 3; 9:00 PST on the CW, then moving to Tuesday nights at 9:00 PST.

Wednesday Night:

Arrow has a mysterious aspect that keeps me coming back. Follow the link to check out the highlights and Podcast.  Premiers on the CW on October 9; 8:00 PST.

Thursday Night:

Vampire Diaries just keeps on upping the stakes. After last season’s finale, I’ll be clinging to my seat premier night October 3; 8:00 PST on the CW. Follow the link to check out the highlights and Podcast.

The Originals. If you’re familiar with the Vampire Diaries then you’re familiar with the originals vampire family, especially, Klaus. This new series is sure to be a winner.  Series Premier October 3; 9:00 PST, then moving to Tuesday nights at 9:00 PST on the CW. Follow the link to check out the highlights and Podcast.

Friday Night:

Grimm returns for its second season on NBC at 9:00 PST. Yay! Love this show! Follow the link to check out the highlights and Podcast.

Dracula premiers right after Grimm for its first season. Pretty sure I’ll be spending Friday night tuned in to this new show on NBC at 10:00 PST.

Above is this fall’s paranormal premier line up.  While I’m heading back to the writing cave, fill me in on your favorite paranormal shows I’ve missed.

Cyndi

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Indie Book Of The Day August 13, 2013 Winner

 

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What a surprise to learn that A Promise Worth Remembering was awarded Indie Book of the Day for August 13, 2103.  Love the badge and certificate and had to share with all of you!

Thank you all so much for your well wishes and continued support on this writing journey!  Cyndi

 

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A Promise Worth Remembering

SHE’S CLINGING TO THE PAST

After ten years, tiger preserve owner Bailey Yant never thought heart-breaker Tucker Pierce would return to Safe Haven. With a hundred-year-old feud between the Pierce and Yant families escalating, and despite a mystical lovers’ rock stirring memories of their forbidden love, she’s walled up her heart tighter than her sanctuary. When her prized tiger trespasses onto the Pierce’s hunting range, and poachers threaten not only her tiger’s safety but the livelihood of her preserve, will Bailey open her heart and trust Tucker in time to save her endangered Bengals?

HE’S OFFERING A FUTURE TOGETHER

 At seventeen, Tucker Pierce fell in love with Bailey’s strength the day he’d pulled her from the river and promised to make her dreams come true. However, to keep Bailey safe from his abusive father, he risked everything—and in the process lost her to another man. For ten years, he’s kept his reason for leaving Safe Haven secret, but he can’t forget the promise he made to her or who his heart belongs to. After finding the widowed Bailey standing on their special rock, will he finally convince her to trust he’s a man of his word?

TO SEE HER DREAMS COME TRUE, WILL SHE RISK TRUSTING…A PROMISE WORTH REMEMBERING?

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