Welcome to my blog where I share whatever is on my "Lane" brain. I've been an editor, columnist, freelance writer, teacher, and lecturer. I've written everything from greeting cards to web content to feature stories and advertisements. My fourth novel, Most Highly Favored Daughter, a romantic suspense, is now available and is the first in my Sanctified Suspense line of novels.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
It's Finally Here! Cape Cursed Makes Landfall Today!
The watches have come down and the warnings have gone out!Red flags snap in the wind as the black storm
clouds gather and roll ashore.The roaring
surf pounds the beach, as the rain, like silver darts, pelts your face.The blowing sand stings your legs while the
wind shrieks in your ears so loudly no one could hear you if you screamed.
Prepare yourself now because Cape Cursed is making landfall, and you have no means for escaping
this Category 5 of a romantic suspense novel.Cape Cursed, my new novel, barrels
in packing a surge of suspense that knocks you off your feet and a blistering romance
that sweeps you up and carries you away.Cape Cursed is now available in paperback
from Amazon and digitally in the Kindle and Nook Stores and at Smashwords.
Here’s a bit about the novel:
Inspired by the actual
relocation of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in 1999, Cape Cursed is set on the fictitious
Outer Banks location of Cape Destiny, North Carolina.Bliss Sherman comes to the cape determined to
make a name for herself and her new firm by accomplishing an incredible
engineering feat—moving the Cape Destiny Lighthouse inland before it's
swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean.
Cape Hatteras relocation from the National Park Service.
Bliss, who has
struggled with dyslexia, discrimination, and betrayal by her ex-husband and
former business partner, Jonathan, faces her greatest challenge when she falls
in love with the handsome, mysterious descendant of the lighthouse keepers,
Parker Swain, who vehemently opposes moving the lighthouse.
When Bliss is
viciously attacked, she begins to wonder if the curse that is rumored to be
attached to the lighthouse may be true.Who is sabotaging the move?Who
is trying to ruin her?Who wants to kill
her?When all clues point to Parker, she
dismisses her suspicions, deciding to trust him and her heart, but as the
evidence mounts against Parker, she begins to doubt not only herself and her
heart, but Parker.
Can she trust her
judgment?Can she trust Parker? Most importantly, when she is trapped inside
the lighthouse with him during a hurricane, can she trust Parker with her
I chose September 1 to release the books because that date
is the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, and I hope Cape Cursed will be the peak of your
This book, for those of you who have read my other novels,
(by the way, thank you!)—St. Anne’s Day
and A Shepherd’s Song—is a bit
different.Unlike St. Anne’s Day, which was a romantic comedy, and A Shepherd’s Song, which was a heartwarming
Christmas story, Cape Cursed is a
romantic suspense in the style of Mary Higgins Clark.
Since Cape Cursed
is set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and I’m so fond of that stretch of
beach, I’m raffling a $25 gift certificate to the OBX store to celebrate the
book’s release.This online store has
everything from jewelry and T-shirts to stunning beach photographs and
books.The raffle concludes at midnight
on September 3.So don’t forget to
Outer Banks-Photo by S. C. Miller
As usual, if you’ve read Cape
Cursed or any of my books, please post a review wherever you purchased the
book and on Goodreads if you are a member.The more reviews, the more these sites suggest the book to people
browsing for a new read.
Also, if you like my books, please spread the word to your reading
friends and family.I truly appreciate
it.I love hearing your reactions to the
stories, and I also love meeting you.I
have a few events scheduled for the fall.If you are interested in having me come to your book club, library,
ladies group, etc., please email me.There is no fee and we always have a good time!