Hello, everyone! Here’s the new cover for book #3 of my Halo Legacy Series, LIVING THE LEGACY. My heroines usually have lots of baggage, but Beth is simply one of those nice people you’d love to count among your friends. She sees the best in others, but isn’t a pushover. She uses her genuine intelligence to think through problems, and she faces crises with quiet courage. I enjoyed watching Beth’s character unfold throughout this story.
In another departure from what I usually write, Beth and Collin marry fairly early in their story. A whirlwind marriage triggered when disaster strikes their hometown and they realize they could have lost each other…
***EXCERPT FROM LIVING THE LEGACY***
The path to the chapel was lined with overflowing white petunias planted a few days ago especially for Beth and Collin’s wedding. Their delicate scent wafted around Beth as the full skirt of her wedding gown gently brushed against the blossoms. Fluffy clouds drifted behind the tall spire, accenting the coppery roof glistening in the sunshine.
As the wedding party assembled inside the double arched doors, Beth closed her eyes and struggled to draw a deep breath through a throat nearly choked off with emotion.
A gallant knight in a dark grey tuxedo waited at the altar for her. A childhood fantasy she wished for with all her heart but never quite believed would come true…
Under her lashes, Beth glanced at Collin, who squeezed her hand and smiled. A smile so dazzling it made her dizzy–as if she needed anything else to make her knees weak. She clung to his hand and let herself be drawn into the love shining in his eyes.
Collin looked squarely at her and spoke his vows clearly.
When it came Beth’s turn, she had to swallow several times to make her voice work at all. Her cheeks flushed in embarrassment, but Collin continued to smile at her; his hands encouraging as they cradled her own.
Her fingers still trembled as they exchanged rings.
Then he kissed her with gentle certainty, and her nervousness dissolved under the reassurance of his lips. She relaxed against his firm, strong body, and he traced her jaw with his fingertips as he whispered, “I love you.”
Her eyes misted with wonder. This man had chosen her to spend the rest of their lives together. And she would do everything she could to make him happy. “I love you too.”
With Collin’s arm around her shoulders, Beth turned to face those who had assembled to witness their marriage. Most of the women dabbed at their eyes while the men were uncharacteristically silent.
Beth’s feet hardly touched the carpet as they swept past family and friends to the back of the chapel. They paused briefly on the steps before Collin lifted Beth in his arms and carried her to the waiting limousine.
After the wedding, the challenges begin as the harsh reality of Collin’s job as a police sniper collides with Beth’s sheltered upbringing. Will they survive the unknown dangers that stalk them and threaten their unborn child?
You can read another excerpt from LIVING THE LEGACY on my Web site <www.GenieGabriel.com> as well as excerpts from all of my books.
And, yes, to celebrate the new covers of my Halo Legacy Series and the new price of $1.99 each, I’ll be giving away a download of LIVING THE LEGACY to someone who comments on this post.