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The Edge of Too Late by Jan Sikes is a Trick or Treat Bonanza pick #romanticsuspense #giveaway



Title: The Edge of Too Late


Author: Jan Sikes


Genre: Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


What's the point of having it all when you have no one to share it with? Brandon Miller has his dream job, financial security, and he's madly in love. Only one thing is missing—a commitment. Angela Cooper's ex-husband left her with deep scars, souring her on the concept of marriage. She's not interested in a do-over. Not with Brandon or anyone. Her heart is locked securely away behind a thick wall. With a ring in his pocket and hope in his heart, Brandon arranges a romantic getaway to the historic Harbor Pointe Inn, where he plans to pop the question. Before they reach the inn, Angela's got her camera in hand and ghosts on her mind. But they arrive to find a much more tangible horror. Accident or foul play? Someone is up to no good, and Angela is the next target. When suspects can be worldly or otherworldly, danger and secrets lurk everywhere. Poised at the perilous edge of too late, Angela and Brandon face the fight of their lives.


Excerpt:


Angela sighed. “I remember the first time you came into our law office. You were so full of passion for life. It was a breath of fresh air.”


“Ha! I was so naïve about the legal mumbo jumbo involved in selling my game. I was lucky to find such a competent group of lawyers to help me.”


“Ours are the best. I’m lucky to work for them. But what I’m trying to say is that when you breezed through, wearing shorts and flip-flops, your hair a mess, it was your eyes that I noticed the most. They sparkled with something I longed to feel again. Excitement.”


Brandon massaged the back of her neck. “And now?’


“And now you take me on adventures, and I’m finding that I’m not afraid to breathe anymore. You’re good for me, Bran.” She leaned her forehead against his.


He cupped her chin. “You are my breath, Angi. My inspiration and my wings. With you, I can fly. I can do anything.” When he kissed her, his honesty and sincerity went all the way to her toes.


He ended the kiss, sank beneath the water, leaving a trail of bubbles, and then came up a few seconds later. Sputtering, he shook water out of his hair.


She laughed. “Let’s finish the champagne. I want to go exploring.”


When she stood to refill their glasses, he pulled her down onto his lap and nuzzled her neck. “One more kiss. Then I’ll let you go.”


After twisting in his arms, she softly caressed his clean-shaven cheek. They shared a passionate kiss before she found the will to end it. When she pushed herself back, she lost her footing and plunged underwater.


His strong arm pulled her back to the surface. “Oops. Got your hair wet.”


Pushing her cupped hand through the bubbles, she splashed a wave of water in his face. “Just call me Grace.”


“Nope. Nothing but Angi Baby to me.” He stood, rivulets running down his lean body.


A man cleared his throat. “Sorry to interrupt. I’m here to fix a light.”


Brandon jerked around. “Oh. Thanks, man. I didn’t hear you come in.”


“Door was unlocked.” The man stuck out his hand. “Jeremiah. But you can call me Jerry.” His gaze lingered on Angela’s breasts way too long to be anything but leering. He licked his thin lips, never taking his attention off her while he shook Brandon’s hand.


A cold shiver raced through her despite dipping lower into the warm, bubbling water.


Oblivious, Brandon pointed inside. “It’s the bathroom light. Thanks for coming so quickly.”


“No problem.” Jerry gave Angi a long stare through narrowed eyes before turning to go.


“Good grief, that was weird.” Angi let out a breath she didn’t realize she was holding.


“What was weird?” Brandon reached for the champagne.


“The way he just popped up. And the way he never took his eyes off my breasts. Wonder how long he’d been watching us?”


“Sweetheart, you’re a beautiful woman. Men stare. That’s just how they are. Don’t read more into it than that.” He poured champagne into their glasses.


Brandon was probably right. Lord knew she tended to overthink things. Shaking off the uncomfortable feeling, she took in the gorgeous scenery. A dense forest on one side of the cabin combined with the high spray from crashing waves gave the impression of untamed wildness. In the distance, the back side of the inn was visible.


A strong desire filled her, compelling her to learn more about this place and the people who settled it.


When her gaze landed on the lighthouse, she shivered. It held secrets.


The whole place held secrets.


She could feel it.


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If you could dress up as anything or anyone this Halloween, what or who would it be and why?


I would dress up as a Gypsy Fortune Teller because it would be fun to gaze into a crystal ball and pretend to see the future or read Tarot cards. Plus, I love the dangly earrings and colorful costumes. Being a blonde with fair skin, I would have fun in a black wig with dramatic makeup.


Explain why your featured book is a treat to read:


The Edge of Too Late has a lot of nail-biting suspense, a few ghostly encounters, a touch of romance, and a bit of lighthearted fun. So, it has something for everyone. It’s set in a picturesque location along the coast of Northern California. The inn and lighthouse have a long and twisted history, which I had fun including in my story. This is book five in a multi-author, multi-genre series of eight books, The Harbor Pointe Series.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card



Open internationally.


Runs October 1 – 31


Drawing will be held on November 1.



Author Biography:


Jan Sikes writes compelling and creative stories from the heart.


She openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fiction creation. She brought the entertaining true story to life through fictitious characters in an intricately woven tale that encompasses four books, accompanying music CDs, and a book of poetry and art.


And now, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published numerous award-winning short stories and novels.


Jan is an active blogger, an avid fan of Texas music, a Tarot Card reader, and a grandmother of five. She resides in North Texas.


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4 Kommentare


Joan Hall
Joan Hall
23. Okt. 2023

Great to see Jan's book featured here today.

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D.L. Finn
D.L. Finn
23. Okt. 2023

Great post and excerpt. Definitely a wonderful story.

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Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes
23. Okt. 2023

Thank you, Mrs. N. for this wonderful spotlight! It was fun! Happy Halloween!

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N. N. Light
N. N. Light
23. Okt. 2023

Thank you, Jan, for sharing your book in our Trick or Treat Book Bonanza!

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