From the time I began Beyond the Moon and its publication 25 years passed. I moved on to other stories, writing romances set in the historical west, But I never forgot this story of Glen and Katie and their struggles to rebuild their shattered lives. Downsizing, I ran across the actual manuscript I’d had bound at Kinko’s back in the days when our printers were dot matrix. I had a new publisher and he’s asked to see anything I had stored away. This meant retyping for the old floppy disk had long gone out of date.
My agent in New York had done his best to sell this novel, but at the time, it was the early 1990s, the world wanted only to forget the tragedy that was Vietnam. This story is not a war story, but the story of what war does to those involved, even on the fringes. I spent over six months poring through Newsweek and Time and newspaper articles, some hidden in the back pages to research the background. What happens in this book truly happened during that long-drawn out war fought for all the wrong reasons. It has only five-star reviews, some from the wives of Vietnam vets.
To me it’s timely and important today that we continue to realize the damage wars do. Oh, sure, some are fought to free people held under oppression, but too many are political, financial and selfishly created.
Here is a romantic excerpt because I want my readers to know that this is a love story, a story of struggle and redemption, of the bonding of two people filled with hope and faith that life can be made beautiful.
I’m so pleased that my publisher is offering the Kindle and iBooks version of Beyond The Moon for .99 cents now through Feb. 20 as a Valentine’s gift to my readers. Follow the link and read the first chapter. I know you’ll want to join Katie and Glen in their incredible story.
Excerpt: She detached herself from him. He was a statue. Nightglow touched the planes of his face and deepened the scars and depressions. Stars twinkled in the depths of the pond as if dumped there by the bucketful. The cold earth wet the knees of her jeans, and his hand trembled in hers. She rose languidly, keeping her gaze pinned on his, reflecting the golden moonlight and something else she couldn’t define. It was restful, though, maybe even hopeful.
Beyond The Moon Click here to take advantage of the .99 cent offer
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Both fulfill the promise of my brand, Sexy, Dark, and Gritty. Hope you enjoy them and I’d appreciate it if you could write a review either on Amazon or in your blog. Reviews are so important to authors.
Happy Valentine’s Day. Hope you get lots of chocolates and lots of hugs and kisses.