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I couldn’t resist putting up this graphic for LOVE ME FOREVER with the Pre-order date on Amazon — July 13th, Monday!!
Here’s a special treat: An excerpt from the chapter when Major Flynt Stephens, Union Army surgeon, first realizes the young Confederate prisoner in his hospital tent is a female:
“I’d bet a Yankee dollar, Major, there’s something mighty strange about that young Rebel,” the nurse whispered, twisting her mouth.
“I’m of the same mind, but we need him.”
“Him is it?” she said, raising up her bosom. “I’m not so sure about that, Major.”
Flynt frowned. “What are you talking about?”
Pursing her lips, she cast him a wary smile. “You’ll find out.”
She mumbled a few choice words about what was the world coming to, and then eyed the young lieutenant with distaste as she picked up the bedpan and—
“Excuse me, sir,” the nurse said to the Confederate and, before he knew what happened, she spilled the contents, causing him to lose his balance and stumble against the major.
Flynt grabbed the young officer and a flash of heat shot through him, a sensation so unexpected it shook his senses to the core.
My God, what’s this?
A woman’s breasts?
He drew back, puzzled then disturbed. Warm nights…silken sheets…perfume.
He couldn’t speak. He was dumbfounded, his entire being shaken. He couldn’t move and he could barely breathe. He struggled to keep from blurting out his discovery.
The Rebel prisoner was a female.
He felt a stirring within him, something he didn’t want to admit that brought a hardness between his loins. Did he dare imagine that a beautiful woman existed under all that blood and dirt? He’d heard stories about women enlisting in the Army, both North and South, and fighting as men. A good set of teeth to rip open a bullet cartridge, a trigger finger that worked, and a firm handshake was all that was required to join up. It was no secret the promise of a steady paycheck was often the reason behind such reckless female behavior.
That didn’t solve his immediate problem.
Flynt couldn’t see her face under the broad-brimmed hat, but the fullness of her breasts was quite evident when she pushed up against him. She was tall, making her charade as a man believable, with a leanness about her uncommon to most women he knew. Too often they bound their bodies with boned corsets and rounded hip pads.
He released her, though not willingly. Her lean figure added to her appeal. She was strong and lithe, like the mountain cats he’d hunted west of the Mississippi, but she was no country girl. Her manner of speaking, though strange sounding to his ears, told him she was well-educated.
An adventuress? Or was she a female physician? That would explain her disguise since women in the medical field were rare.
Her presence put him off-balance and put him in an awkward position, but he couldn’t stop a smile from curving over his lips.
Who is she? he wanted to know.
More important, what was he going to do with her?
Hope you enjoyed the excerpt from LOVE ME FOREVER
Check back for more info as we get closer to the Kindle Press pre-order date on July 13, 2015, Monday.
She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout selection and will be published soon!! You can read the first 5,000 words HERE. You’ll meet both my heroines and both my heroes in the excerpt. It’s a saga of love and romance and war. Believe me, I walked every road, fought every battle with my characters, even walked around in a hoop skirt to “get it right.”
This is a book of the heart…any questions? Please ask!!
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