Special Halloween Mid-Week Tease — PURE CHANCE sneak peek #ThePURE

MidWeekTeaseHalloweenThis week’s Mid-Week tease, hosted by the inimitable Sandra Bunino, is a special Halloween treat. Since I don’t write that much paranormal under this pen name, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into the start of The P.U.R.E. #2, working titled Pure Chance. I was planning on working on this for NaNo, if I do it this year, which starts this Saturday, November 1.

In this opening scene, Gayle and Jon are back and are jetting to Las Vegas (unedited):


Las Vegas looked like a very hot desert and an inhospitable place to crash land. The thermals were brutal, tossing our little plane ruthlessly. Jon would have to pry my fingers off the armrest when we landed, assuming we survived.

I glanced his way. He turned and caught my eye, leaned over and kissed me on the nose.  “Almost on the ground.”

“Hopefully still able to walk erect and not incinerated beyond recognition.”

Jon peeled my fingers off the armrest and held my hand in his. “I got you, ” he murmured.

“Who’s got you?”

He glanced past me toward the window I sat next to. “We’re looking good. Don’t worry.”

Eyes squeezed shut, I chanted to myself, “Safe, safe, safe.”

A thermal tipped our wings to the side. I clutched Jon’s hand more tightly.handsome man and lovely woman

Safe, safe, safe.

The wings leveled off, and then we fell.

A few gasps blended with my own.

“Whoa! What a rush!” Jon exclaimed.

Again the wings wobbled as the hand of an invisible gremlin, as malevolent as it was mischievous played with us.

Safe, safe, safe.

My blood rushed to my toes, eager little piggies for terra firma, only it threatened to take the contents of my lunch with me. As the blood abandoned ship, malaise crept into the void. Someone shoved cotton in my ears and then spun me around and around. A cold sweat popped out over my skin. I briefly pondered if crashing might be the lesser evil.

Sick, sick, sick.

With my free hand I fumbled in the seat pocket in front of me. Jon let go of my other hand when I tugged it away to aid in my frantic search.

“Gayle? Are you okay?”

Sick, sick, sick.

My fingers found the white paper bag. I opened it, bent my head over and hurled.

What a great way to start …


Way to start what??? An elopement? An assignment? A vacation? What? What?

Honestly? I don’t know!!  Not yet. Still plotting this puppy.

bossoverboardJust FYI…Purely Relative (The P.U.R.E. #1.5) will be on sale for Thanksgiving starting November 1st. Boss Overboard, my latest release, is still on sale at Evernight for 25% off. And speaking of Evernight sales, don’t miss their Paranormal sale with selected paranormal titles discounted 25%. There’s a certain author I know who writes humorous succubus stories you might also like. 😉


Click to go to Evernight Publishing

Be sure to check out the other Mid-Week teases (links below) for this special Halloween edition!


The P.U.R.E. will be 99 cents during October!

For the entire month of October 2013, The P.U.R.E. will be reduced to the bargain price of:

99 cents!

Woo hoo!

If you nabbed a free copy of Purely Relative in the early summer, now’s your chance to get the first book in the series, the one that started it all, for less than a buck!

I really do recommend reading them in order for maximum swoon and no spoilers, but if you’ve already read Purely Relative, I think you’ll enjoy reading The P.U.R.E. even more.

The P.U.R.E. takes place in October – November, so you’ll be right there with the characters…if you care about that sort of thing…and don’t think it’s weird of me to even bring it up as a reason to buy the book.

Here’s a little promo graphic I made just because I felt like it. Please excuse the gaudiness.


CLICK ME to BUY A COPY from Amazon

UPDATE:  It’s already 99 cents at Amazon!!! Click the picture above if you’re interested.  🙂