Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Beneath a Star Lit Sky

Small town girl looking to mend her broken heart…

…Small town boy needing to repair his reputation.

Who knew those simple goals could unearth life-threatening danger?

Holcomb Springs has a wild past, and the wilderness outside its borders hides a treacherous present.

Teacher Ella Sommer is ready to forget about her broken engagement and escape from running into her ex. An overnight hiking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail offers what she needs to clear her head and breathe out under the stars.

Ex-military Reese Vega left Holcomb Springs with a bad boy rep, but has returned wiser, longing for a fresh start in his hometown. His hiking tour business offers that opportunity, especially when he can get into the great outdoors and let his past evaporate into the mountain air.

When Reese and Ella are thrown together on the overnighter, what starts as a simple trek ends up being filled with danger when they stumble across something they weren’t supposed to see.

Can they put aside their history and use their wits to get out of this situation?

Or will it be too late?

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 Beneath A Star-Lit Sky Excerpt 

At least she had boots on. He palpated the area. “Does that hurt?” 

She winced. “A little.” 

It wasn’t swollen, but that could change quickly. “What’s your name?” 

“Andrea.” She looked up at him and bit her lip. 

He should have remembered. Raul would have remembered. He never did live up to his family’s expectations. He reached in his pack for an Ace elastic wrap from the first aid kit. He eased off her boot, wrapped her ankle, then slipped the boot back on with the laces loosened. “That should stabilize it to get you down the hill. Do you think you can put any weight on it?” 

“Maybe. If you help me.” 

A glance shot among her friends, smiles they didn’t try to hide. 

Great. Was this a set up? “Okay, everyone get your final pictures, and we’ll head back.” He slipped his arm under the woman’s shoulders. “On three, we’re going to stand together. Just put your weight on your good foot and lean on me.” 

Her “okay” came out breathy. 

“One, two, three.” He pushed to his feet and pulled the woman up with him.  

She gingerly put weight on her foot then immediately retracted it. 

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