Time to introduce another wonderful new author on our Bloggers Book Fair event! Ladies and germs, may I present, Kathleen Lutter and her debut contemporary romance novel: WILD POINT ISLAND.
Banished from Wild Point Island as a child, Ella Pattenson, a half human-half revenant, has managed to hide her true identity as a descendent of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Thought to have perished, the settlers survived but were transformed into revenants–immortal beings who live forever as long as they remain on the island.
Now, Ella must return to the place of her birth to rescue her father from imprisonment and a soon to be unspeakable death. Her only hope is to trust a seductive revenant who seems to have ties to the corrupt High Council. Simon Viccars is sexy and like no man she’s ever met. But he’s been trapped on the island for 400 years and is willing to do almost anything for his freedom.
With the forces of the island conspiring against her, Ella must risk her father, her heart, and her life on love.
Intrigued? Then read on with this exciting excerpt from Wild Point Island…
My hands began to sweat. I wiped them on my skirt. “I should be going.” I grabbed my pocketbook.
“What about your sister?”
I faced the cold, hard truth. “She won’t come. I made a mistake in showing up here. She hates the island and everything it stands for. I should have known better than to invite her here. To get her approval for something I must do.”
“Do you need her permission to come to the island?” Simon stood, blocking my exit.
I’d let him into my thoughts, and was it my imagination, or did he now know things he couldn’t possibly know?
“How do you know I need to go to the island?”
“You will do it because of your father.”
I froze. Yes, all of this was about my father, but how could he have known that? “What do you know about my father?”
“You feel compelled to help him. Because you feel responsible for what happened.”
“How do you know that?”
He stood so close to me I could feel his breath on my cheeks. “You were thinking about him while I was inside your head. I am sorry. I invaded your privacy. Now I have obviously upset you.”
“I’m not used to being with a revenant. It’s different. It’s a lot to absorb so quickly.”
“I understand.” He stepped aside as if he were deliberately letting me go so I could walk away and, perhaps, never see him again. It was the prudent thing to do, but I didn’t move.
“Ella, I would like to see you again.”
“See me again?”
“If it were possible.”
Simon was a revenant, and by their very nature they were dual creatures. During the day they relinquished their physical form, but when they took on flesh, they did it completely. Like now. And they were bound to live on the island. Could I have a relationship with him? My heart quivered.
I didn’t mean to, but I sighed. “You live on the island and your time off is very limited.”
“You age when you come off the island, don’t you?”
“Yes.” But he persisted as if all that didn’t matter. “Would it please you to see me again?”
I smiled. “It would please me very much.” But was it possible?
He leaned in. “May I?”
I wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, but I nodded.
He touched my hair, running his fingers through the strands as if he were caressing delicate gold filaments. “When I look in your eyes, I see reflected there the life you have lived, the places you have been to.”
I heard regret, the sad awareness that he hadn’t seen all those places I could travel to on a whim, places he’d been kept from.
I reached out. The tips of my fingers skimmed his cheek, feeling the rough, uneven day’s growth of beard.
Here I was touching him. For the first time in my life I wanted someone. I felt desire. Despite the taboos that existed, I wanted him.
I leaned closer, arched on my toes, and in the fullness of need and want, not knowing how he would react, I kissed him.
Kate Lutter (biography)
Kate Lutter believes she was born to write. She wrote her first novel when she was in eighth grade, but then almost burned her house down when she tried to incinerate her story in the garbage can because she couldn’t get the plot to turn out right. Now, many years later, she lives in NJ with her husband and five cats (no matches in sight) and spends her days writing contemporary paranormal romances, traveling the world, and hanging out with her four wild sisters. She is happy to report that her debut novel, Wild Point Island, the first in a series, has just been published by Crescent Moon Press. She is busy writing the sequel and her weekly travel blog entitled Hot Blogging with Chuck, which features her very snarky and rascally almost famous cat.
Blog spot: www.katelutter.blogspot.com