I’m continuing today with another snippet from my brand new release, The Seven-Foot Cupid — book one in the Passion Island trilogy. Last week, the seven-foot-tall title character burst in on Ember and Tyler in an old cabin located in a large lava tube. The big dude becomes even more mysterious.
“You two work extremely well together,” Booker said. “You’re perfectly in sync.”
“Oh, give it up,” she said. “We’re busy. Go back where you came from.”
“Speaking of which,” Tyler said, “where did you come from?”
“Flanders Isle,” he said, naming a small island in the East Ocean. The population was small, only a few thousand. The people kept to themselves.
She wondered if all the Flemish were so tall. Probably not, or everyone would know about it. “Go back there and leave us alone.”
“Leave you alone? Yes, I like the sound of that. Tell you what. You two get to know each other while I head off for a while. I may need to come back, but maybe not.”
“We can hope,” Tyler said.
Ember didn’t trust that he was actually leaving, so she stepped toward the middle of the tube and turned her flashlight to high so she could watch him go. Tyler must’ve felt the same way, because he came to her side. In silence made tense by her awareness of Tyler’s nearness, they watched the big man’s graceful steps, almost like he was gliding.
“What do you think he was really after?” she asked.
“And why us? How did he know where to find us? We’re the only people for miles around. He couldn’t have stumbled on us by accident.”
They turned to look at each other while speaking. When Ember turned back, Booker was gone. Vanished — which as impossible. There was no place to hide.
“What the black holy hells?”
The Seven Foot Cupid
Book One in the Passion Island Trilogy
Ember Dayle is a tough lady who prides herself on handling anything her newly colonized planet can throw at her, so after an injury, she’s determined to prove herself again. She gets her chance when ordered to explore a mysterious cave on a wilderness mountain. Until that’s done, the last thing she needs is the distraction of a man.
Tyler, an explorer from her town’s fierce rival, is sent to explore the same cave. Like Ember, he’s been in an accident . . . but he was the only survivor. When he meets her, he’s drawn not only to her beauty and toughness, but by her ability to deal openly with her accident.
Booker is a naïve Apprentice Cupid for a secret group that hopes to make the colonists stronger, healthier, and smarter by matching people with compatible genes. His first assignment — Ember and Tyler. His strategy — lock them in an abandoned cabin together.
He doesn’t realize he’s locked them in with the fiercest, most intelligent native beast ever discovered. Can love help them survive?