BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WESTERN HISTORICAL ROMANCE!
Caroline Clemmons writes historical and contemporary genre fiction. Historical romances, contemporary romantic suspense, mysteries, and paranormals are among her current works. Learn more about her at www.carolineclemmons.com
Friday, September 07, 2018
A WAR OF HEARTS AND A SEA OF SMOKE
A WAR OF HEARTS
was waiting outside the little cafe on East 8th Street. When he saw her heading
towards him, her face lit up with a bright smile, it brought out a sense of
urgency in him. Unable to wait, he ran over, taking her hands, holding them
tightly. They stood immobilized in the middle of the busy sidewalk, looking
into each other’s eyes, oblivious to the herds of people swarming past them.
"Hey," she finally said,
breaking the trance.
"I'm glad you came.” He touched
her face, then kissed her. His hand settled on her back, guiding her out of the
way of two oncoming bicyclists. "Are you hungry?"
His eyes seemed to penetrate her
soul—they were so dazzling, deep, compassionate. She studied his face,
committing it to memory. Especially those delicious lips. Dazed, she couldn't
"I'm not sure..." She
shrugged with a shy grin.
"Let's go in. We can find a booth
in the back.” For the second day in a row, the twinkle in his eyes was back
after a long hiatus. His fingers laced through hers, tight and protective, as
they strolled into the dimly lit cafe.
Pulsating indie rock music filled the
air. The place was packed, but they finally found a booth close to the back
door. He slid next to her, their thighs pressing together. It wasn't satisfying
enough for either of them. They moved in closer.
After the waitress took their order,
Jake concentrated on Kristen’s face, his fingers tenderly touching the black
and blue bruise on her cheek. "I noticed this outside. What
happened?" His hand dropped to lay upon hers.
She looked down, avoiding those dark,
dreamy eyes. What can I tell him when he
doesn’t even know I’m involved with anyone, let alone married?
don’t know which character I loved more! They are all beautifully written and
tragically flawed. It made the story go by so quickly! Once I started this book
I became consumed!” Katy R. 5*
This book had me hooked from the start! Amazing characters, gritty and full of
suspense with romance and a love triangle thrown into the mix.” Elizabeth 5*
author's "blurb" does not do this book justice. Holy Smoke what an
absolutely crazy ride I just finished reading. The ups and downs, the back and
forth AND the sideways!!!!! Love, hate and hate to love and everything in
between." - Lisa - 4*
“This book begins a few months after the first book ended. The
drama hits you like a sledge hammer from page one!… the gritty realism in this
novel will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time! I couldn’t put it
down until I knew what happened next!! I absolutely loved all the drama and
back and forth made for a quick read. ” — Katy R. 5*
"Book 1 was good, but OMG (I can't say that enough) book 2
just, at a loss of words to describe how good it was. This book is the
definition of "psychological thriller”…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lynn, a native New Yorker has always loved writing poetry and short stories
with intense characters struggling to find love and survive in a troubled
world. After years of working in the legal field, Karen moved with her son to
Oregon. Inspired by the rain and Portland’s creative culture, Karen has been
able to follow her dream of writing novels.
A War of Hearts is her debut
novel in this dark romantic suspense series of the same name.
I don’t mind stalkers either! Don’t be shy but keep it nice!