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Today, I'm featuring the swoonworthy Lane Moreau, with quotes from The Dark Unwinding and A Spark Unseen!
Katharine and Lane, The Dark Unwinding, THEN
In a garden at Stranwyne:
The tension I could sense in the shadows before me suddenly intensified.
“Did he hurt you?”
I shook my head, and the shape in the darkness came nearer, until I could smell the river water and silt and the unmistakable scent that was Lane. He reached again for my hands, and against every wish of my being I took one small step back. He stopped and went very still.
“I see,” he said simply.
I closed my eyes. How I wished I’d never come to Stranwyne Keep. Mrs. Jefferies had been right. I had been the one to make it difficult. I had ripped myself into tiny pieces, and a hundred years at Aunt Alice’s cold have never hurt me so badly. But my course was now set.
“When Mr. Babcock arrives, he will manage the arrangements for repairs.”
I could feel the gray gaze on my closed eyelids. “And then you will go,” he said.
Katharine and Lane, A Spark Unseen, NOW
In a different garden:
I couldn't think of a thing to say. All I could think was that the blood soaking through the cloth was warm on my fingertips, the skin beneath my hand present and real. Here, solid, not gone. With me. My breath caught as I held the torn cloth, and I realized it was because I was crying.
I heard him sigh again, and then the space between us went away. My wet cheek was pressed against his chest; there were hands on my back and I was being held tight, tucked beneath his chin, his mouth in my hair. Long fingers steadied my head, kisses working their way form my forehead to my cheeks to my ears and around to my mouth, where I tasted the saltiness of my own tears. I had no knowledge of what had brought him to this courtyard, no understanding of anything, really, except that for the first time in so many days and months that I could not remember, something was as it should be. The ever aching knot inside me loosened, relaxing its grip.
After too short a time he reached back and unwound my fingers from his hair, put my arms around his waist, and rested his chin back on top of my head. I became aware of the garden again, of the quiet, the branches poking my back, and the heartbeat beneath my ear.
He said, “I have to go, Katharine.”
About the Book:
A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
Book Two of The Dark Unwinding series
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads):
When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.
But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust--if anyone--to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.
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About the Author:
Sharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding. When not writing Sharon can be found thumbing dusty tomes, shooting her longbow, or indulging in her lifelong search for secret passages.
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