Title: Riley’s Journey
Author: P.L. Parker
Genre: Time Travel Romance
The research project was only for an "extended period." No one said anything about forever! Deceived and betrayed, Riley is sent back 40,000 years to be the mate of a man she’d never before met. Her journey will take her into a world fraught with dangers—a world made more treacherous by savage beasts, primitive Neanderthals, and the incursion of the aggressive Cro-Magnon man. Surviving alone for five years in this vast wilderness, Nathan, along with his enormous dog, Demon, carve out a life in the perilous environment. Though thrown together by forces beyond their control, Riley and Nathan nevertheless find love—but can these two lost souls survive against such overwhelming odds?
Sometime in the night, the dog growled, low and menacingly. Immediately, Riley leaped up, heart pounding in alarm. Demon’s eyes glimmered silver in the light of the small campfire, hackles rising as he stalked stiff-legged towards the cave entrance. Breath held in anticipation, Riley waited for his next move. Poking his nose through a small opening between two large rocks, Demon scented the night air, his growl becoming louder and more threatening.
“Wha—” Nathan came awake with a start. “What’s going on?”
Riley shrugged, watching Demon’s every move. “He must have heard something!” she said quietly. “I don’t know. He just suddenly started acting this way!”
Rolling free of the bedding, Nathan grabbed a weapon and rushed to kneel beside the dog. “What’s going on, boy? What is it?”
The dog turned to face him, his ears twitching, attention attuned to the outside.
“Put out the fire!”
Riley hustled to do his bidding, scooping fistfuls of dirt over the small flames, hands shaking in nervous anxiety. Seconds later, the small fire was extinguished, and complete darkness shrouded the small chamber. Alarmed, the animals moved restlessly, sensing their concern.
Breathlessly, they waited as minutes ticked by. Ears straining to hear the slightest sound, Riley’s eyes finally adjusted to the cloak of darkness, barely able to make out the cave entrance and the dark figures of Nathan and the dog crouched nearby. After what seemed like an eternity, Demon’s incessant growling ceased.
“Whatever had him upset, I think it’s gone now.” Nathan whispered. “Better not light any more fires ‘til morning, though. Might have just been a predator after the sheep, but we don’t know.”
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If you like time travel romances, very ancient history and action, Riley’s Journey and the sequels, Into the Savage Dawn and Beyond Tomorrow could just be the ones. A team of black-ops travels back to rescue one of their own, knowing full well that it is a one-way ticket. Cave bears, sabertoothed cats, Neanderthals and the aggressive Cro-Magnon are just a few of the perils they encounter.
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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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