Title: A

Author: Rachel
L. Demeter

Release Date:
November 1, 2015

Contemporary Holiday Romance




“Christmas, my child,
is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s
 — Dale Evans
A week before Christmas, Jeseca Reed sets off for Blue River,
Oregon—her childhood home and a vault of tender memories. However, fate takes
an unexpected turn when she’s left stranded in the mountains’ vast, untamed
wilderness. Desperate and alone, she seeks shelter at a cottage and finds
herself in the arms of a mysterious stranger.
Dr. David Drake was once a renowned cardiovascular surgeon.
But a devastating tragedy has left him scarred both inside and out, unable to
use his hands to operate again. For the past five years, his Blue River cottage
has been his sole escape—a safe haven where he can shut out the world, bury
himself in his grief, and reunite with his son’s memory.
Together they are summer and winter. Fire and ice. And yet a
poignant connection forms between them. Jeseca awakens David and thaws his
heart with a romance hot enough to melt snow. But before David and Jeseca can
fully embrace each other, they must wade through darkness and confront the
ghosts of their pasts …
Equal parts steamy and heartfelt, A Kindled
 brings the spirit of the holidays to life with a
passionate story of second chances and healing love.

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David’s enchanting voice swelled the darkness, surrounding
Jeseca, gripping onto her senses with a thousand beckoning fingers. They held
her captive—and she readily surrendered her freedom.
“We’re like day and night. Summer and winter. Fire and ice.
And yet something about you whispers my name and echoes inside me …” His mouth
found her pulse point. Damp, hot lips nibbled on her skin and sent her wits
reeling. “You should have never come in here. It was a mistake.”
“Then tell me to leave and I’ll go,” she replied through a
breathy whisper. Her voice sounded thick with desire, hoarse … she hardly
recognized it as her own. “And I don’t believe we’re complete opposites,” she
said, her words husky and guttural. “I think the real you is
Impenetrable silence took hold. Only the howling wind and
David’s heavy breathing breached the quiet.
“Should I leave?”
More silence. “No. I need you … I need you to stay with me.”
The words emerged from the darkness and wrapped around Jeseca’s heart with the
force of a lasso.
He plunged a hand beneath the bathrobe, which had fallen
halfway open, and a jarring whoosh of air slammed against her skin. His tongue
swirled along her collarbone, branding her flesh with slick, wet shapes. Her
heart hammered, and she clutched at the bedsheet as his mouth ventured lower …
lower … skirting across the V-line of her plush pajama top. Then his fingers
were working the buttons, quickly undoing them and sweeping the soft material
aside. Cold air tightened her naked breasts, causing gooseflesh to prickle her
“Stop me if I’m going too fast,” he breathed against
Yes, she should stop him. This was wrong. Totally wrong.
Instead, all rational thought melted away and she found herself arching against
his mouth and tongue. She wanted more—not less. And she wanted him to go
faster—not slower …

About Rachel L.

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Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim,
California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and her high school
sweetheart of eleven years. She enjoys writing poignant romances that challenge
the reader’s emotions and explore the redeeming power of love.
Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been Rachel’s
passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write,
she would dictate stories while her mother would record them for her. She holds
a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether
crafting the protagonist or antagonist, she ensures every character is given a
Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact
through her words.

Also by Rachel L.
FINDING GABRIEL - full cover
Colonel Gabriel de Laurent departed for the war
intending to die.
After a decade of bloodstained battlegrounds while fighting
in Napoleon’s army, Gabriel returns to the streets of Paris a shattered and
haunted soul. Plagued by inner demons, he swallows the barrel of his flintlock
pistol and pulls the trigger.
But fate has a different
Ariah Larochelle is a survivor. Orphaned at twelve and victim
to a devastating crime, she has learned to keep her back to walls and to trust
no one. But when she finds a gravely injured soldier washed up on the River
Seine, she’s moved by compassion. In spite of her reservations, she rescues him
from the icy water and brings him into her home.
Now scarred inside and out, Gabriel discovers a kindred
spirit in Ariah—and feelings he imagined lost forever reawaken as he observes
her strength in the face of adversity. But when Ariah’s own lethal secrets
unfold, their new love is threatened by ancient ghosts. Can Gabriel and Ariah
find hope in the wreckage of their pasts—or will the cycle of history repeat again?
Perfect for fans of Gaelen Foley’s Lord of
and Judith James’s Broken Wing,
Finding Gabriel features all the dark romance, searing
passion, and historical intrigue of The Phantom of the
and Les Misérables.


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