When her grandfather dies, Sara finds herself alone, away from the familiar ocean and tasked with finding the holders of the other stones—but it will not be easy. On the mainland, the Siobani and all knowledge of the stones have faded into legend.
Armed with little more than determination. Sara sets off. Along the way, she meets Zeynel, a mysterious peddler who seems to know about Teann, the source of the stones’ power. Together, Sara and Zeynel travel to the desert lands where they meet a nomadic people, the Heilini.
The Heilini, and their charismatic leader, welcome Sara with open arms. When the leader's son is kidnapped, Sara offers to help. With the guidance of Zeynel and the stone, she discovers a plot that could alter the desert lands forever. A plot hatched by a wearer of the missing stone... and he's been searching for her too.
Available February 2013
Althea Grant is doing fine. Sure, her Charleston gallery is suffering from the bad economy, and her artistic aspirations have gone nowhere. But she’s happy enough. When rugged metal sculptor Steel rides up on his motorcycle looking to rent studio space, his infusion of cash is more than welcome. But his art is raw, visceral, sexual—and completely inappropriate for her pastel world of watercolor landscapes.
Steel, fascinated by Althea’s rare albino coloring, sees in her the key to his next piece: a metal satyr that can be used for bondage games. Moving into her gallery basement is the first step; seducing the coolly polite lady into modeling for him is the second.
As Steel peels away her careful manners and tasteful outfits, Althea begins to realize her life isn’t just fine at all—it’s as pale and washed-out as the watercolor paintings she’s failing to sell. Can she transform her life and accept her most secret desires?
Available February 2013
Links of Interest
From Carina Press: Submissions opportunity: one week only…feedback & 6 week response time. And you can find out what editors are looking for on the Fall '12 Call for Submissions.
From RWA: Romance Literature Statistics: Readership Statistics
Interesting article. THE FUTURE OF THE AUTHOR-PUBLISHER RELATIONSHIP: "The future I would like to propose is one in which the publisher truly serves as a partner that seeks to empower its authors, and freely shares as much knowledge and information as it has available."
Skyfall pics! Daniel Craig Boxes, Javier Bardem Plays Dress Up In New Pics From 'Skyfall'.
I think this is a GREAT idea for a Here Be Magic group bonding trip. Sick of live-action zombie survival games? Try an overnight werewolf hunt.
Here Be Magic Group Announcements
Congratulations to Deb Wunder for winning last week's Meet and Greet prize! (You can still enter to win the grand prize here.) We'll announce our next prize tomorrow. Be sure to check back for details.
Cindy Spencer Pape will be interviewed live on “What the Els?” on Flint Talk Radio Tues. Oct. 9 at 1:30 pm Eastern US. www.flinttalkradio.com
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