Friday, January 15, 2016
CAPTURING GABRIEL IS A PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Capturing Gabriel is book three in Lyn Horner’s Romancing the Guardians series. Staged mainly in the mountains of
this book is a modern-day western South American style. Spiced with steamy
romance, the story stars a leading man with a surprising Superhero power.
“Capturing Gabriel by Lyn Horner is part romance, part action, part paranormal and 100% entertainment as she creates a hard scrabble world and brings two souls together at a most inconvenient time! …Definitely not heavy or dark reading, this has heat, tension and a great author behind a wonderful plot!” --Dianne Bylo, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
CAPTURING GABRIEL Blurb:
What’s a handsome Colombian psychic with super-hero-power to do with a spirited Navajo beauty who invades his territory? Why, kidnap her of course.
Chopper pilot Josie Tseda served in
She can take care of herself. But when she vows to find Gabriel Valdez, a
Guardian of Danu, and deliver him to a gathering of Guardians, she’s in for a
rough ride. She didn’t count on ending up his prisoner – or on falling for him.
Battling vicious drug lords and seeking revenge for his mother’s murder, Gabriel doesn’t trust the feisty American female who wants to fly him off to the
Yet, he can’t help wanting her. Will he allow her to capture his heart or will
the secret power he wields ultimately drive her away?
CAPTURING GABRIEL Excerpt:
“What are you doing?”
“Is it not obvious? I am releasing you.” He didn’t bother looking up as he spoke. Finished freeing her numb left foot, he walked around the mule and untied her right foot then reached to free her hands.
“Now what?” she asked as the last rope fell away.
His lips crooked into a half-smile. “Now you step down, Señorita Tseda.”
Josie frowned. “I can’t. My hands and feet are numb from being tied so tight.”
He glowered at Javier, who sat silently observing, and reprimanded him for binding her too tightly. The other man lowered his head and muttered a reply.
“Hey! You’d fight too, if somebody tried to hogtie you.”
Arching black eyebrows, he said, “I do not know this hogtie and I think I do not wish to know. Come down now. I will help you.” He grasped her by the waist and lifted her off the mule, trying to be gentle, she could tell, but even so she uttered a strangled cry and collapsed against him. Her feet and hands tingled painfully with the returning flow of blood, but what really hurt was the raw flesh along her inner thighs and private places. Pride was the only thing that prevented her from whimpering like a child.
Josie didn’t know exactly when her arms had circled
neck, but she was very aware of his male scent and the hard wall of his chest
against her side. When he lowered her onto the blanket, she experienced a sense
of loss as he separated from her.
Crazy woman! He’s an arrogant bully who kidnapped you. You can’t let yourself feel anything but anger toward him.
He stood and walked to his horse, returning shortly with a canteen. Uncapping it, he bent and handed it to her. She nodded, disturbed by her unwanted reaction to him and unable to speak. Leaving her to rest and drink her fill, he sauntered over to the other men, several of whom had taken the opportunity to sprawl in the shade.
Covertly watching him from beneath the screen of her lashes, Josie couldn’t help admiring his tall, sinewy build and fluid grace. He sat near Javier and Berto, leaning against the trunk of a convenient palm tree with his long legs crossed at the ankles. Removing his hat, he raked a hand through his rumpled black hair and replaced the hat. He carried on a casual conversation in Spanish with his companions and laughed at some comment from Javier that made Berto scowl and turn red, plainly embarrassed.
Javier slung his burly arm around the young man’s head, knocking his hat off, and ruffled his hair. At that point, Josie noticed a resemblance between the two and it dawned on her that they were likely father and son. She might have seen it before if she hadn’t been so wrapped up in her alarming situation . . . and in ogling their leader, she admitted.
“Let me have that,”
said, taking the blanket from her. “Come, I will make you as comfortable as
possible.” He held out his hand and waited for her to take it. When she
hesitantly placed her much smaller hand in his, he didn’t lead her to the mule,
her beast of torture. Instead, he steered her toward his sleek bay gelding,
which looked to be at least sixteen hands high.
“Wait, I can’t ride him,” Josie said, hanging back, trying to tug her hand free. “He’s too tall.”
Chuckling, he refused to let go. “Do not worry, señorita, I will not let you fall off Cezar’s back.”
“What? Are you saying I’m to ride with you?” She shook her head in disbelief.
“That is precisely what I am saying. It will be far more comfortable for you than bumping along on that wretched creature.” He tilted his head toward the mule. “Do you not think so?”
“No! I don’t think any such thing. I’m not riding with you.” She tossed her head indignantly and stuck out her hand. “Give me the blanket. I’ll pad my saddle with it and I’ll be fine.”
A muscle ticked along his square jaw. “You are stubborn and full of pride, but you will not win this battle, chiquita.”
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Lyn Horner resides in
the West Begins” – with her husband and several very spoiled cats. Trained in
the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before
she took up writing. She loves crafting passionate love stories, both
historical and contemporary. Lyn also enjoys reading, gardening, visiting with
family and friends, and cuddling her furry, four-legged children. Fort
The author’s Texas Devlins series blends authentic Old West settings, steamy romance and a glimmer of the mysterious. This series has earned multiple awards and nominations, including Crowned Heart reviews and a Rone Award nomination from InD’Tale Magazine.
Lyn is now hard at work on her romantic suspense series, Romancing the Guardians. These books combine her trademark flashes of psychic phenomena with Irish folklore and a chilling apocalyptic theme. Along the way, readers are treated to thunderous action, terrifying suspense and sizzling romance.
Find all Lyn’s books here: Amazon Author Page