The night before the hunt began.
...my heroine’s thoughts in the prologue of WRITTEN IN THE STARS...
I’ve had a fascination with the night sky most of my life. And I fell in love with my late husband under a starry sky, so I have a nice romantic memory whenever I miss him. A co-worker invited me to a girl’s camp in Michigan for a winter weekend, an outing sponsored by her church. That’s where I met Edward and got to know him horseback riding in the snow and playing cards and talking about things we had in common during dinner.
Afterward, we went for a stroll in the crisp, cold night air to be alone. Fat chance. His sons – eight year old Scott and twelve year old Alan – tagged along, as did one of Edward’s friends. Even so, we found a moment to be romantic when Edward pulled me close and showed me how to find the Milky Way. There really was something special about those stars and that night. For years, we had a running joke about my not being able to find the Milky way, and he had to show me over and over again. :)
Cordelia is drawn to the night sky just as I am. She wears the same birthmark as her ancestress, Lady Elizabeth York, heroine of the first half of the reincarnation story written by my co-author Sherrill Bodine.
With barely a breath, Cordelia blinked, stared hard at the celestial pattern—unusual and yet so familiar to her—then moved to the other side of the cabin where she fetched her treasure chest. She held it next to the porthole and gasped. The stars in the sky traced the exact pattern on the face of the box.
The box once owned by Elizabeth was passed down through four centuries as was the Posey ring whose raised crescent moon provides the key to opening it. Inside is a journal, the key to unlocking Cordelia’s memory of her past life...
Have you ever had a romantic encounter under the stars? Where did you fall in love?
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- Publication Date: August 12, 2013
- Published by Entangled Publishing - Suspense Imprint
I won my first writing award in the seventh grade in a statewide essay contest about a television broadcast of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates. Instead of Silver Skates, they sent real skates, which I enjoyed immensely. I’m only sorry I don’t still have them so they could hang in my office.
While moving 22 times across the country and rearing our children, I sold stories to Fate Magazine, Home Life Magazine and True Confessions. In 1988, I sold my first novel and a week later received a two-book contract from Fawcett. Sixteen novels later, I’ve seen The Other Amanda win the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Write Touch Readers’ Award and Talk of the Town chosen by Cosmopolitan magazine as its “Red Hot Read” for February 2009. Sherrill is also known as Lynn Leslie and Leslie Lynn.
With 90 novels and more than seven million books in print, Patricia Rosemoor is fascinated with “dangerous love” – combining romance with danger. She has written various forms of romantic and paranormal romantic thrillers, even romantic horror, bringing a different mix of thrills and chills to her stories.
Patricia has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from RT BOOKreviews, and in her other life, she teaches Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing, credit courses at Columbia College Chicago. Three of her Columbia grad students and two students from other venues are now published in novel-length fiction.
SKIN is her first original indie thriller. With 53 Harlequin Intrigues since 1985, she is now writing romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing.