Welcome to my stop on the Hearts on Fire Blog Hop.
I’m sharing an excerpt of my latest release, GRACE UNDER FIRE, first of the Amazing Grace series (a rather apt choice given the blog hop, don’t you agree?) and will be giving one lucky commenter their choice of e-book.
Blurb: An unlikely disaster demands an unlikely saviour.
Grace McKenna wakes up to find the world in danger – the sky is on fire and the only man who knows how the global satellite system works is languishing in a mental institute. Sent by the director of Global Solutions, she discovers a man largely forgotten by society, a man whose powers intrigue her.
Breaking Benedict Thomas out of the institute might be as crazy as he’s alleged to be, but someone is lying and Grace is determined to find out whom. Especially since those lies have put the entire world in danger.
Champagne Books | AllRomance | Kindle
Excerpt: Heat blasted me the moment that I stepped outside. The chaos had quieted, which I assumed was down to people taking shelter from the oppressive temperatures. The only sound was the crackling of the flames flickering across the sky. Smoke filled the air. I didn’t have to wonder at the source; the trees lining the drive had been turned to blackened skeletons. A couple were still burning.
“God,” I breathed. “Are we too late?”
“It’s close to critical,” Benedict said. “We need to get to Sybaris Tower immediately.”
I looked out at the shimmering tarmac and pulled a face. “Well, that’s not going to be very pleasant. I should have brought sun screen.”
“It wouldn’t have helped.” He scrubbed a hand through his hair. “Come on.”
He set off and I had little choice but to trail after him. My trainers stuck at each step; it was like walking on molasses. Sweat crawled down my back and gathered in my cleavage. My hair was plastered to my forehead and neck. Never more had I wanted a shower. A very long shower. We didn’t talk. Benedict was clearly deep in thought and I… well, making small talk with the criminally insane wasn’t part of my repertoire. Plus all my energy was being spent on putting one foot in front of the other—the intense heat was like a weight that pulled at my shoulders, and the dry, smoke-filled air made my chest tight—which made doing anything a struggle.
Nothing and no one moved on the streets, though a couple of curtains twitched as we passed the houses. The lack of activity was creepy, as if the entire world had shut itself inside to wait for the inevitable. As we ploughed on, I felt less and less hopeful about forestalling that inevitability.
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