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Paloma writes contemporary, new adult and paranormal romance. Use caution: some may be hot! She published her first book in 2012, and now boasts a backlist of over twelve books available in three formats. Look for more information on this blog or visit Amazon where all her books are listed.
Come Along... Romance Beckons
Holding Hope is the newest release in the Seven Sin Sisters series and it's FREE! As a gift to readers, I've written a short story about one of the secondary characters from the previous books. Holding Hope can be read as a stand-alone but is best enjoyed as part of the series.
Sinster sisters are entwined in a legacy originating back from the time of the
Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they’ll find their mates from the
immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history.
believed he was fated to live out a solitary existence. He devoted himself to
the sole mission of protecting his family and his breed when the woman he
thought to be his mate died right in front of his eyes. With only one fated
mate, Lucas understood his life would be lived alone.
held hope in his arms… Ella was a captive of his sworn enemy when he found her
and immediately felt the connection. Lucas rescued her, nursed her back to
health and cared for her. Now can he convince her to embrace her identity as
one of the women of the Magdalena Circle? This might prove to me his most
difficult mission yet.
Enjoy an EXCERPT of Holding Hope
Lucas held the most precious thing in his arms, something he
thought he’d never have in his many years. Once, just once before, had he
allowed himself to hope but it hadn’t been meant to be. Martha had died before
he could claim her but he’d been certain at the time that she was his mate.
Could it be he was wrong? He’d lived years believing he’d lost his only chance
at love, his one true mate. Now, holding Ella in his arms, Lucas understood
Martha hadn’t been his mate after all. You couldn’t have two mates –two people
perfect for you- and with all certainty, every fiber of his being assured him
that he was holding his mate in his arms at this very moment.
He looked down at Ella. She appeared so young; he wondered
how old she was. He knew nothing about her and still his heart beat only for
her now. Her pale skin was soft under his calloused fingers. He longed to
stroke his fingers through her short blond hair but didn’t want to disturb her.
She remained limp and still but he took solace in knowing she was calmer now.
Her cinnamon brown eyes were closed again. He’d nearly broken down when those
precious eyes looked up at him, first afraid and then hopeful. They’d been
filled with hope, with such faith and a trust he didn’t deserve.
His gut clenched with the knowledge that he’d claimed this
magnificent woman without her consent. Would she understand he had no choice?
She was so weak and seemed so vulnerable. He’d held her the entire flight back
to the United States, hadn’t let anyone so much as touch her. When Donovan, the
TEU’s medic, tried to help, Lucas fought back his growls while he refused his
“She needs more blood,” Donovan explained. “I can hear her
heartbeat fading again.”
Lucas heard his brother-in-arms but couldn’t reconcile
himself to what needed to be done.
“Lucas, listen to me,” Donovan raised his voice as he
touched Lucas’s shoulder. “Since she’s a woman of the Magdalena Circle, our
blood can sustain her through her injuries. I gave her a few drops of my blood
while we were being held. Let me give her a few more.”
“No,” Lucas raised his voice to match Donovan and showed his
sharp teeth, two actions he’d never before taken against one of his
brothers-in-arms. Shame immediately rushed through him. “I apologize, Van, but
no more. She will take from me alone.” Lucas knew the few drops Van had given
her wouldn’t do any harm. Since he wasn’t her natural mate, it had no effect
aside from sustaining her health during her healing but he still couldn’t allow
Understanding swept over Donovan as he backed away and
nodded. “You’ll need to at least give her a few drops until she’s well enough
to feed fully.” Donovan pulled the curtain and left them alone.
Silence reigned over them as Lucas sat holding his mate,
holding his hope in the future.
“I’m so very sorry, my precious, I can’t bear to see you
like this. I must feed you and make you well.” Lucas’s voice broke as he pulled
Ella closer against him. He fought to control his emotions, anger and
frustration raging through him. He’d given up searching for a mate because he’d
believed she had died. Had he not been so foolish, Ella may not have ended up
held captive by Nassir and his men. What hell had she gone through?
SERIES READING ORDER
Lustful Cravings, Seven Sin Sisters, book one Eternal Envy, Seven Sin Sisters, book two Holiday Gem, Seven Sin Sisters, book three Vanished Pride, Seven Sin Sisters, book four Holding Hope, Seven Sin Sisters, novella Frozen Fury, Seven Sin Sisters, book five