Thanks and Friday’s Excerpt

Good Afternoon!

Thank you, so very much, to the people who downloaded my novel, Signs of Love and Deliverance, during my free kindle ebook promotion! You are all FABULOUS!

To me, this promotion was a great success which far exceeded my expectations. I’m sure for authors who have been doing this for awhile would say my success was modest, perhaps even nonexistent, but to me, it was pretty big. I did not spend any money on this promotion as this is my first novel and my budget is very small. I did all the promotion myself through my blog, facebook and goodreads posting, on a couple of free listings and word of mouth. So again, thank you to those who downloaded my awesome novel. You are the ones who made it a success. Now go read it and enjoy!

Aren’t you happy it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us? I know I am. If you are looking for something to do, go read my novel Signs of Love and Deliverance.  Then, let me know what you think by writing a review or simply dropping me an email. I need some encouragement to write that sequel.

For those of you in Canada trying to get the print version of Signs of Love and Deliverance and have noticed that it is not “available”, I have contacted Amazon/Createspace and they are working on the problem. Hopefully, everything will be resolved within a week or so. I will keep on them until it is.

Onto today’s fun!

Here’s today’s excerpt from Signs of Love and Deliverance which features Raven and Gretchen and her brother, Warren. Warren believes it is way past time Gretchen is married and they are in the middle of an argument when Raven intervenes. Enjoy!

In the cold fireplace, a fire sparked and blazed to life with a roar. Furious and in pain, Gretchen picked up the nearest object and threw it. The crystal dish smashed against the wall next to her brother. “I will not marry that man!” She screamed and picked up another object to throw at her brother.

“What is going on here? I could hear you out in the street.” Raven demanded as he entered the tension filled room. “Gretchen, put that down,” Raven ordered calmly.

Stopping in mid-throw at Raven’s voice, Gretchen glanced at him and put the figurine down, much to the annoyance of her brother. His sister never listened to anyone when she was this enraged. Her fury had to burn itself out. That is until now.

“What is this all about?” Raven demanded again in a steady, calm voice.

“He . . .” Gretchen pointed at her brother, shaking with emotion, “wants me to marry Lord Ruxford and I refuse.”

“You will marry him, Gretchen. It is for your own good,” Warren shouted, infuriated with his sister for her obstinacy, and her obedience to a man he didn’t know.

“How can it be for my own good when I hate the man?” Gretchen yelled in return, trembling with rage, pain, and fear. She couldn’t marry Lord Ruxford, she couldn’t.

“Calm down, both of you. Now sit,” Raven ordered and pointed at two seats in opposite sides of the room. Warren sat in the indicated chair with an expression of uncertainty on his face. Gretchen sat on the settee with a huff, crossed her arms, and glared at her bother. Raven watched them both for a moment before speaking again. “You will not have to marry a man you hate, Gretchen, so calm down.”

“Who the hell are you to make that promise?” Warren blustered, red faced, and indignant at the man’s interference and his calm. He stared at Raven with confusion. He didn’t understand why he felt so intimated. Raven wasn’t much larger than Warren; however, he felt compelled to do as Raven ordered. The man exuded an authority which Warren hadn’t encountered before.

“I am Raven,” he said simply, as if that was enough information. “And don’t take that tone with me. I won’t tolerate it,” Raven warned quietly.

Gretchen lifted her chin defiantly at her brother. “I will speak to Simon. He is the head of this family and he won’t force me to marry Lord Ruxford or Lord Henry.” Now that Raven had appeared, she felt more calm and confidant. The room had stopped spinning and the pain in her head had become a dull ache.

“I have decided to take the decision out of Simon’s hands. He has allowed you to do as you please for too long. It is time for you to marry,” Warren argued, although with less heat with Raven’s presence. “Ruxford has wealth and is well titled. Cummings comes from a good family, and he has some wealth, as well as the title he gained from his brother.” Warren crossed his arms and glared at his sister. “Ruxford or Cummings. Now choose!”

Gretchen glared back at him. “As I said before, I do not care about wealth or titles.” An exasperated and exhausted Gretchen explained to her thick-headed, infuriating brother. “I would rather marry Raven than that imbecile Lord Henry or that scary Lord Ruxford.” She glanced over at Raven and smiled to take the sting away from her words. “No offense, Raven.”

Raven grinned and winked at her. “None taken, luv.” Unbeknownst to Gretchen, Raven was a very wealthy man from the many companies he owned and co-owned, including Ravenleigh Shipping. He had never found much use for his wealth, preferring the simple life as a sailor on the Deliverance.

“And who exactly is this man?” Warren uncrossed his arms, gestured at Raven, and raised his blond brows mockingly.

Ahh, Raven, isn’t he something else. I just love him!  And Gretchen, so sassy!

If you want to learn more about Raven and Gretchen, go pick up a copy of my novel, Signs of Love and Deliverance, and find out how Raven and Gretchen met. What is their relationship anyway? Hmmm, is there a budding romance between them? Does Warren get what he wants and can convince Gretchen to marry Lord Henry or Lord Ruxford?

You will have to read the novel to find out.

Have a fantastic, fun filled weekend and keep on reading!

Tracy

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