About the Book:
Heat Rating: 4 out of 5 (sensuality, fully-realized love scenes, NO coarse language)
Publicist Teri Hunter has her hands full promoting Professor Joshua Cain and his new non-fiction book, The Pharaoh’s Mummy. She’s not convinced it’s even possible to turn this absent-minded, modern-day, Indiana Jones into a best-selling author.
Dr. Cain’s PhDs in archaeology and art history have prepared him for almost anything on the lecture circuit and among ancient ruins. He’s just not sure about a book tour…or the sexy publicist sent to monitor his every professional move.
When an odd request falls in their laps while in New Orleans, Josh and Teri find themselves transported to 1920’s Egypt where they must resolve an ancient curse in order to be sent home. Will the dangers facing them hinder their success and threaten their very lives? Or will help from an ancient guardian keep them on-track and safe?
Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat.
Teri Hunter mouthed the motivational phrase she’d chosen for her personal mantra as she stepped across the threshold into the dark and musty storeroom.
A dim light shone from a glass-enclosed workroom in the far corner. Taking a tentative step forward, she faltered when the floorboards creaked beneath her feet. Something fast and furry brushed against her ankle. A shiver ran down her back, yet she fought the urge to retreat.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
This was obviously today’s obstacle. Were it not for her professional commitments and intricately organized schedule, she’d have no doubt bolted for the door and returned to the safety and illumination of the main building.
‘Sorry, but the storage area doesn’t have overhead lighting. Preservation of the antiquities. You understand.’ The dean’s words echoed in her head. To make matters worse, what little outside light there was had become nearly non-existent due to an impending thunderstorm.
Drawing a deep breath, she took a second step and then a third, winding her way past a half-dozen crates, some open, some not. To her left she heard a rustling of paper; to her right the distinct sound of footsteps.
Her apprehension grew, the hair on her forearms stood at attention. She’d barely made it halfway across the room before bumping into something large and solid. Reaching out, she laid her hand against the over-sized object. Slowly, she raised her head and came face to face with the painted mask of an Egyptian noble. The chipped finish gave the death mask a deranged look.
“You come here often, big boy?”
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Fun Fact: The idea for Eye of the Pharaoh came about following a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. For the longest time afterward, I couldn’t get the images of ancient Egypt out of my head. Then, out of the blue, I received a gift from a relative who had passed…a gorgeous necklace fashioned like an Egyptian collar. The late relative had no way of knowing about my recent fascination with Egypt so I took it as a sign. There was obviously a story inside me begging to come out.
Earlier this Month:
Twelve days ago, my Halloween-themed novella, Bewitched, made it into the top 100 on Amazon in three categories: holiday, 20th century historical and Kindle short reads.
Here’s What’s Next:
November 1st will mark my 20th Anniversary as a published author. There will be celebrating (e.g., freebies) not just in the month of November but for a full year! I’ll be giving away 25 copies of a different book each month.
Then, on December 16th, I’ll release a new erotic romance from The Wild Rose Press’ Wilder Catalog. Part of their Real Men Wear Kilts series, Kilty Pleasures, is sure to steam up your glasses and melt those ice cubes in your drink.
In January my Valentine’s Day-themed novella, Paging Dr. Cupid, will be released. A follow-up to last Valentine’s Only Yours, it’s a sweet read with just a hint of spice.
Also to Come in 2017:
Waking Up in Oz – a vintage re-telling of The Wizard of Oz set in 1975 from The Wild Rose Press.
The Vessel – my first foray into space! Can a futuristic military man safely guard an alien princess? Or, will his own best intentions get in the way? Look for it late spring from Decadent Publishing.
Her Secret Santa’s Surprise – a sequel to Bewitched, this holiday story is my take on the Clark Kent/Lois Lane newsroom romance. A holiday treat from The Wild Rose Press.
Thank you so much for joining me today for my release-day celebration. My media links are in the side bar, as well as the sign up for my newsletter. I love connecting with readers.