Thursday teaser: Finding You


A free sample of the romantic suspense

By D.G. Torrens

Eden’s eyes struggled to adjust to the darkness enveloping her. Her heart pounded in her chest when she realised she could hardly move. Her breaths quickened and panic was setting in fast. She could just about move her arms. She extended her arm above her and felt around. She was enclosed…

Fear consumed her. Her body trembled. She screamed – but her cries were ignored. She utilised all the force she could muster in the tight space. She tried to push the top of the box, but all that achieved was a rush of loose soil slipping through the cracks, covering her face.

She shook her head vigorously feeling the impending danger. Her lower lip trembled. Her eyes were gritty and sore. She sobbed.

Who would do this? What is happening to me? Where am I?

Her eyes widened, aware that someone was there… She froze. The person is silent – not a sound. Then all she could hear was the sound of footsteps fading into the distance.

Finding You

Eden Marshall catches the eye of the wealthy and mysterious bachelor, Noah Ainsworth. Noah has been hiding away in his ivory tower for far too long. He decides it’s time to start living again. Eden Marshall is his motivation – captivated by her, he begins to trust in love again. Until a dark secret from his past threatens all that he loves…

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D.G. Torrens

is the author of 14 books, including the bestselling trilogy, Amelia’s Story #1, Amelia’s Destiny #2 and Amelia The Mother #3. This is an emotion-charged true story that the author wrote for her daughter.

D.G is a mother/writer/blogger who has a dream to inspire as many people as possible through her story. To show those with little hope that dreams can come true.

Born in England, passionate about writing, D.G. Torrens is married with a daughter. Her first book, Amelia’s Story, has inspired people all over the world. Amelia’s Destiny, book #2 is the sequel and is followed by Amelia The Mother book #3 in this awe-inspiring trilogy. A memoir that remains with D.G.’s readers long after they have put the book down …

D.G is a prolific writer and in 2013, her works were recognized by BBC Radio WM, where she has given several live interviews in the BBC studios in Birmingham, UK. Thereafter, D.G. became a regular Headline Reviewer for the radio show for the next 12 months.

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Life’s Ebbs and Flows, by Helen Hanson


DARKPOOL6X8I tripped over to my husband’s office last week.  We live and work and school within the same walls, so the journey was short. In my office, books occupy the tables, the futon, and nearly all horizontal and vertical surfaces.  Lights are full-on for prime paper-pushing efficiency.  Here in this function-first, Shui-second environment, I manage our home, answer ceaseless tenth grade questions from our son, and write kindle bestsellers.

My office reeks of production.

By stark contrast, my husband’s office has the nuanced ambiance of a new-age day spa.  Chill music gently vibrates, thumps, or sways as a muted backdrop to the cerebrally fertile grounds.  What lighting is allowed, casts an even hue, permitting the eyes to relax in a trance-like state, conducive to a stream-of-consciousness level of technological Zen.

His wafts the sweet scent of R&D.

There was a time when his was the grunt-end of our operation, back when he created our original product offering, and I was crafting my first novel.  Then, mine was the clear desk.  But the years roll on and nature abhors a vacuum.  The disparity of our operating environs has once again reached equilibrium.  His low-pressure zone has just been filled with a small CNC milling machine. Small, yes, but it sounds like a broken tractor.

He’s welcome to visit the new sea of tranquility, at any time.  As long as he remembers to bring the hot river rocks.

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Bestselling Kindle author Helen Hanson writes thrillers about desperate people with a high-tech bent.  Hackers.  The CIA. Industry titans.  Guys on sailboats.  Mobsters. Their personal maelstroms pit them against unrelenting forces willing to kill.  Throughout the journey, they try to find some truth, a little humor, and their humanity — from either end of the trigger.

While Helen writes about the power hungry, she genuinely mistrusts anyone who wants to rule the world.

Helen directed operations for high-tech manufacturers of semiconductors, video games, software, and computers. Her reluctant education behind the Redwood Curtain culminated in a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrated studies in Computer Science.  She also learned to play a mean game of hacky sack.

She is a licensed private pilot with a ticket for single-engine aircraft.  Helen and her husband spent their first anniversary with their flight instructor studying for the FAA practical. If you were a passenger on a 737 trying to land at SJC in 1995, she sends her most sincere apologies.  Really.

Born in fly-over country, Helen has lived on both coasts, near both borders, and at several locations in between. She lettered in tennis, worked as a machinist, and saw the Clash at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium sometime in the eighties.  She currently lives amid the bricks of Texas with her husband, son, a dog that composes music with squeaky toys, and another that’s too lazy to bother.

If you enjoy her books, please consider writing a review.  If you don’t, please be kind.

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