I’m happy today to present Romance author, Sharon Clare. She’s sharing her paranormal story with us today. Welcome Sharon, we’re looking forward to hearing about you and your book. I also want to wish her a happy Thanksgiving Day (Canada).
Sharon Clare lives in Ontario with her husband and three wonderful grown-up kids who come and go from the nest. She fell in love with writing at the University of Toronto where she graduated with a science degree in psychology and professional writing. She writes paranormal romance and has published short stories, art reviews, newsletter and magazine articles. Her favourite place to write is outside under the maple trees beside the trickling pond and blooming lilies.
By Sharon Clare
First, I’d like to thank Callie very kindly for having me as a guest today. I thought I’d keep to Callie’s theme—where love makes you strong—and talk about a couple attributes ascribed to love in my paranormal romance, Love of Her Lives.
This is a romance about a couple who have lived past lives together, but the heroine Beth doesn’t know it. Calum, on the other hand, has every memory of their lives together. Left behind in the Upper World when Beth chose to live her life on her own, Calum doesn’t like it, not one bit. And Calum is a man who won’t be denied. So he finds a way to return to Earth and rescue Beth from her future. Here’s an excerpt to show how love makes Calum determined:
‘To stop Bethia from making a reckless error was no longer a matter that required the permission of the Old Ones. No one understood her as he did. He couldn’t bear to watch her suffer, wouldn’t bear it.
Calum unclenched his teeth and pulled the seventh volume of Studies of Supernatural Worlds off the shelf. He might lack the power necessary to bring about a change from spirit to human, but that fact was nothing more than a speed bump. He knew where to get it.’
There’s not much Calum won’t do in the name of love, so when he seeks his human form from Finn, all-powerful trickster, Finn delivers this warning:
“Be warned, mortal, as a spirit your guidance in Bethia’s mind was a mere whisper she could easily ignore — no more than the Old Ones allow. In human form, your whisper in her mind will be stronger, enough to bend her will. Not to be used to your advantage. You will keep your thoughts to yourself and stay out of her mind.”
A challenge to be sure when an eternal love bond is at stake. But love not only pushes Calum emotionally, it pushes him physically as well:
“So, Tarzan.” Beth’s chest rose and fell in quick successions. “Are you going to pound your chest now, affirm your dominance?”
He had her pinned against the wee car in the garage, her back against the front door, his hands pressed to the window on either side of her.
He left the humour out of his smile. She knew him better than she thought. “I’m giving you a choice now. You can either drive the car to a nice inn, when I say it’s far enough away, or you can ride in the trunk.”
Not to abuse an old cliché, but what kills Calum and Beth life after life, does indeed make them stronger, and that would never happen without love.
For more Love of Her Lives please visit sharonclare.com
Calum and Beth are soul mates who have lived many lives together until Beth decides to live a life on her own. Left behind in the Upper World, Calum sees a wrongful imprisonment in her future, so he bargains with Finn, an elven trickster to return to Earth, rescue Beth and reclaim her heart. Unfamiliar with the twenty-first century, he must determine who plots against Beth while playing Finn’s passion-provoking game.
Beth has no recollection of their lives together and didn’t ask this sexually-charged stranger to come to her aid. She is horrified to find her house ransacked and her life threatened. With a secret to keep, she takes the greatest risk of all—trusting Calum. Her life soon depends upon re-evaluating everything she thought normal. Their eternal bond will only be saved if Beth can rescue the man who spanned worlds to rescue her.
I think her book sounds absolutely fascinating. Sharon would love to hear what you think, so let’s leave her some love.