Friday, May 13, 2011

Journey's End - Romance Novella

Journey's End, a romance novella, by Dora Hiers is a great read. It has layered characters, a moving storyline, and beautiful setting. Just over 200 pages, its the perfect treat for a day at the beach.

Journey's End~

Devastated after the brutal murder of her husband, Chelsea Hammond vows never to love another lawman. Intent on rebuilding her shattered life, she turns her focus to helping troubled teens. But when an angry father bent on retaliation, threatens her, Chelsea must turn to the one man she never thought to trust: Deputy U.S. Marshal Trey Colten.

Trey wants only to protect Chelsea, but she blames him for her husband’s death.Trey can relate. He blames himself, also. As danger lurks, Trey begs Chelsea to heed his warnings. He let down one Hammond. He won’t let down another—especially one who now holds his heart.

When Chelsea is snatched from her home, can she put aside her fear, and trust Trey with her life? Can she forgive him for destroying her past and let him help to rebuild her future?

Where one journey ends, another begins…

Read and Excerpt ~

“I suppose I should have been a vet.” Chelsea stroked the dog’s fur from his head all the way down his back, careful not to touch his wounded leg.
“Maybe. But I don’t think you’ve wasted your energy or your talents as a guidance counselor. Teenagers can’t seem to resist you, either.”
That produced a full-fledged smile in his direction. Way to go, Colten!
“Remember that natural charm I warned you about?”
He threw back his head and laughed. “Yes. And after a few days in your presence, I’m inclined to agree with you.”
He pulled into the veterinarian’s parking lot and glanced her way, surprised to see her grinning. “What?”
“Saved by the vet.”
Her words hit him like a piano dropping ten stories. She was flirting with him.
He took his time walking around to her side of the truck. He opened the door and leaned in, planting his hand on the seat next to her shapely legs. His face hovered inches from hers while he savored the way her wavy hair cascaded down her shoulders, the lips that curved in that always graceful way, and the eyes that spoke everything his heart wanted to hear.
Her eyes closed, and her lips parted slightly.
Trey snapped out of it. He couldn’t do this.  He was on the job. She didn’t know the secrets he knew, the truth about her husband. 
Her eyes startled open. As much as he wanted to partake and enjoy, he couldn’t. He touched a silky curl framing her face and ran it through his fingers. “You need to know that right now I’m working. But there will come a time, soon, when I’m not.”

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Dora Hiers said...

Hi Raquel.

Thanks so much for hosting me today and for your kind words about Journey's End!

Marianne Evans said...

Dora, that's awesome! Journey's End sounds great, and I can't wait to read it! :-) God bless!

Dora Hiers said...

Thanks so much, Marianne!

LoRee Peery said...

This sounds so good! I tried to order it, but it's not available yet.

Dora Hiers said...

Hi LoRee.

I'm so glad you like it! Journey's End releases Friday, May 20th. Only one more week! Did you try adding it to your wish list?

Donna B said...

I love this warning...there will come a time...what a cliff hanger in this lovely little post! I can't wait to read it!

Dora Hiers said...

Thanks, Donna! I appreciate your kind words.

Dora Hiers said...

Thanks so much, Raquel, for your hospitality today. I enjoyed my visit! I especially appreciate your kind words about Journey's End.

What a great educational, entertaining blog. Loved browsing around.

Congrats on Purple Knot's upcoming release, Raquel!

Raquel Byrnes said...

It was a pleasure, Dora. Loved Journey's end. And thank you for your kind words!

L'Aussie said...

Thank you Raquel and Dora for this post. I enjoyed the review, Raquel, and Dora's novella sounds great. I don't read many novellas mainly because they're sometimes not that easy to find, so thank you for this link.

Raquel, also like the sound of Hooked. So true. We need to get the interest happening in chapter one.