Title Hidden Gabriel
Author Victoria Pinder
Genre Contemporary Romance
I’m stuck in a winter storm…
Until I found shelter at Gabriel’s house.
But as I’m heating up, I’m also getting goosebumps and it's not just attraction. What is he hiding in this house?
Handsome and mystery all combined in Gabriel, the only other person living, and he’s not used to talking or having guests.
I’m drawn to him, but his dead wife has him living like she was still here and watching him. Talking isn’t easy for him.
With the never ending storm outside the windows, I’m pulled into more danger and mystery within the walls that no longer seem safe.
The house itself seems to throw obstacles, but if I don’t figure this out, will I survive?
You’ll love this contemporary romance with a gothic twist, because everyone loves the thrilling question of being sucked into a bit of a mystery.
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This was called Winter Peril and won Kindle Scout back in 2016. Victoria Pinder republished it under a new title.
The deepness of his eyes suggested concern. Had he heard her yell? She gazed at the dark-haired man as he ran toward her. His muscles were now hidden under a deep blue shirt, jeans, and heavy snow boots.
She nodded. “I’m okay. You don’t have to watch out for me.”
Warmth crept into her cheeks, and she couldn’t meet his gaze. He let out a huff, walked past her, and then locked the double doors.
She flinched and tried to step away. “I am sorry.”
He kept his distance and stood with his feet apart. “For what?”
Her face must be in flames. She nodded, though she had no answer that made sense. “I . . . don’t . . . know.”
He dropped his arms to his side, and she stared up at him. “Where were you going? Are you cold?”
Her legs wobbled. “No.”
He took a step back toward the door. “Erica, there’s nowhere to go.”
“How do you know my name?” She took a step back. What was his name? How did she remember so much detail about last night but his name escaped her? She swallowed and tried to turn away, but her back hit the door.
She flinched. He backed up a bit and tilted his head. “We met last night. I’m Gabriel Murphy.”
Gabriel was one of the four archangels. She laughed, but caught the sound in the back of her throat to stop it.
He shook his head, then stepped closer. She turned into the room to keep her distance. “Are you going to hurt me?”
“No, but you’ll hurt yourself if you run around and freeze to death.”
She was a capable woman. She always took care of herself. “I’ll be fine.”
He pointed to the doors. “Did you see anything?”
“No.” What was she to see? She shook her head. “I’m cold.”
He nodded. “It won’t take a minute to grow back the flames.”
“Thank you.” Except near this man, she’d always been able to analyze and get her way. This shyness was new. Her mind swirled, unable to focus.
At the fireplace, he fanned the embers. “You barely escaped hypothermia a few hours ago, and I’m not equipped for more deaths.”
She swallowed. “What deaths?”
“Let’s not talk about that.”
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USA Today Bestselling Author, Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun though she left that for a while to live in New Orleans, Denver and now Pittsburgh. She started single but the husband and then children joined in on the fun. She’s worked in engineering, then lawyer, then teacher, and finally novelist. She refused to one day turn 50 and realize she had nothing but her career and hours at a desk.
During all this time and travel, she always wrote stories to entertain herself or calm down. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, and Victoria spent too many years living other people’s expectations, but when she sat down to see what skill she had that matched what she enjoyed doing, writing became so obvious. The middle school year book when someone wrote in it that one day she’d be a writer made sense when she turned thirty.
She’s always been amazing, adventurous and assured. It’s what gets her through the day.
Her website is www.victoriapinder.com where you can get a free read NOW. Please write as she loves writing back to her fans.
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