Title: Into the Savage Dawn
Author: P.L. Parker
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Sent back 40,000 years to the ends of the last great Ice Age, the time travelers embark on a journey of survival and discovery. The brutal and cannibalistic Cro-Magnons discover the small band and attack. Forced to flee from their high mountain encampment, the tribe heads into the dawn, towards the Pacific Ocean and their dream of ultimately reaching North America. Geena and Micah are left behind to lead the Cros away from the escaping tribe. When he is killed, she finds herself terribly alone. Severely injured and without hope or resources, she nonetheless is determined to survive and find the people. Survival of the fittest - that is the law of primordial earth.
Far below, the night scavengers fought over prized bits of Micah’s body, growling and snapping as bigger and stronger beasts circled, waiting for the opportunity to snatch the grisly trophy. Geena refused to hear, forcing her thoughts on finding the next good finger hold. The shale rock gave way and she slipped, sliding down several feet before catching hold of a sturdy root. Cursing, she dragged herself up again, allaying the worst of her fears by chanting her friends' names - Seth, Jonas, Riley, Nathan, Allie, Beth, Brett, Jeremy and so on - over and over.
Her fingertips traced the beginnings of a small ledge jutting out overhead. Inch by perilous inch, she clawed her way up, struggling to maintain a tenuous hold on the slippery surface. Exhausted, every limb shaking, she pulled herself up until she could get a leg over and then eased onto the shelf, holding her breath, expecting the worst. The rocky ledge held.
She rubbed a hand across her forehead, grimacing as her fingers probed several oozing gashes. The left eye, inflamed and blurred, severely limited her peripheral vision. She winced, gasping as her knee banged against a rock. Hurt like a sonofabitch! The flesh surrounding the joint was mottled and turning a vivid shade of purple, and there was a real possibility the knee was fractured. Tasting salt, her tongue explored and found several loose teeth. Blood seeped from the many nicks and cuts where sharp rocks gouged her hands, causing the ascent to be even more treacherous. Suffering from a multitude of injuries, her body throbbed with pain, and negotiating the steep rock face was agonizing and slow.
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If you like time travel romances, very ancient history and action, Into the Savage Dawn, first sequel to Riley’s Journey, could just be the one. Left behind to guard the tribe’s retreat, Geena is severely injured and catching up to the tribe seems impossible. Her nemesis, a cave bear intent on making her his next meal.
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I write stories with alpha males and strong, determined women. I am a dreamer, an avid reader of fiction, a sometimes gardener and an inept crafter. I live in Idaho. I have a husband, three sons, two daughters-in-law, a granddaughter and little grandson. Over the years, I taught and performed dance but as time passed, I decided to try my hand at a new endeavor - writing. I enjoy life and all its promises.
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