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Will o’ the Wisp by Lucy Naylor Kubash is a Backlist Bonanza pick #romanticsuspense #giveaway

Title: Will o’ the Wisp

Author: Lucy Naylor Kubash

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

In spite of a broken heart, Allison Delaney carved out a life for herself and her young daughter on her grandparents' farm. Her child and the horses she rescues are all that matter. Then a sudden threat to their safety puts her back in touch with Shane McBride, the man she never thought to see again.

Returning to the small town of Silver Creek brings back a lot of memories for Shane, ones he treasures haunted by the ones that made him leave, but this time he is determined to stay and make things right.

Trusting Shane may be her only choice, but now Allison fears not only the threat against her farm but the risk of losing her heart again.


What was going on in her mind? There was only one thing going on in his, and it had nothing at all to do with whatever danger lurked outside. The danger for him dwelled all inside, right here, with this woman. The one who stood just inches away from him and who could still, even after all these years, turn him inside out.

He had every good reason not to care, and every good reason to turn away, but he couldn’t seem to do that right now. Any more than he could stop himself from taking her hand and drawing her closer to him.

There had never been any doubt in his mind being with Allison was the best thing that had ever happened to him. There was no doubt now. He slid his hands through her hair, framed her face, and tipped it up to meet his.

Kissing her had come as naturally to him as breathing. It still did. Her mouth tasted the same, too, sweet like the wild honey from the bees in Pop’s orchard. Intoxicating as summer wine and as irresistible as a soft pink blossom. He groaned softly and took everything her kiss had to offer.

If Allison had ever imagined she would kiss Shane again in this lifetime, she would have imagined it this way. So sweet she wanted to die, so hard she tasted the need and the loneliness that bubbled up in both of them.

A sigh escaped her, and only drew him closer, and then he slipped the robe from her shoulders. He kissed her there and in the curve of her neck. When her knees buckled, he caught her and lifted her as if she was a wisp of marshland mist, a will-o-the-wisp. He sank onto the sofa, cradling her. She curled into his lap, put her arms around his neck, and kissed him again with all the heart of the young girl who’d first fallen in love with Shane McBride.

Back then, neither of them had much sense when it came to each other. She knew they didn’t have much now. His hands were in her hair, skimming down her back, up her sides, cupping the fullness of her breasts, and then rested on her hips, pressing her to him and leaving no doubt in her mind he wanted her as much as she did him. It had always been this way, from the first time they’d spread a blanket in the back of his truck to the last time she’d met him on a hot summer night by the lake. The night before he’d left town.

This couldn’t happen now. She couldn’t lose control, couldn’t be the foolish girl she’d been so many years ago. Someone had to stop the madness…

It took every ounce of strength Allison had to forget the kisses and remember instead the pain that enveloped her life when she found out Shane had left, leaving her to deal with the hurt and the shame.

It took every ounce of strength Allison had to forget the kisses and remember instead the pain that enveloped her life when she found out Shane had left, leaving her to deal with the hurt and the shame.

Tears she’d not shed for a very long time suddenly welled up and made it easier to pull away. She placed her hand over his mouth and used her other hand to push herself from his lap. “I can’t do this. We can’t. Not with Lizzie upstairs, not like this.”

He didn’t argue with her but leaned his head on the back of the sofa and took several deep breaths. She could see his pulse thrumming in his throat. It was a long time before it eased and he spoke. “I’m sorry. I should have known better than to come here tonight. I have no right.”

The trouble was he did, and sooner or later he had to know. But where did she start?

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Why is your featured book a must-read?

If you like stories of second chance at love, Will o’ the Wisp is for you. It is a story of love lost and found, two people learning to trust again, and broken hearts mended, all with a touch of mystery and suspense. It has received a number of 5-star reviews on Netgalley and Amazon, where it was called “a beautiful must read romance” and “a delightful read.”

Giveaway –

Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 66 books featured in the Backlist Bonanza:

Open Internationally.

Runs August 25 – 31, 2020.

Winner will be drawn on September 7, 2020.

Author Biography:

I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember, starting with animal stories and graduating to an historical romance I wrote while in junior high school. In college, I took several creative writing classes, and when my children were small, I wrote and sold a number of short stories to Woman’s World magazine. Those stories are now included in the five anthologies on my Book Page.

I’ve been a member of Romance Writers of America and Mid-Michigan Romance Writers for over thirty years and have written articles for chapter newsletters. I’m also concerned with animal welfare issues, and I write a monthly column called The Pet Corner, where I advocate for homeless pets and local shelters and rescue groups. Some of those columns appear on my Zeke Chronicles blog.

My husband and I live in southwest Michigan, near the sunset coast of Lake Michigan, with our dogs; Ace, a silly Terrier mix, and Foo Foo, a crazy Pomeranian, and two kitties, Zombie and Sandwich.

We have two grown children and a number of granddogs. We love to travel, especially out West, where I’m always on the lookout for a new setting for my books.

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1 commentaire

Barbara Bettis
27 août 2020

Enjoyed learning about your book, Lucy. Second chances at love are great! Good luck.

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