Title: Echoes in the Glass
Author: Cheri Lasota
Release date: December 2013
Publisher: Ever-Sea Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Finnian bears the scar of an unspeakable crime. Tiria hides the pain of a terrible betrayal. When all their secrets are laid bare, will the truth rip them apart or forever silence the echoes of the past?
Seventeen-year-old Finnian Bell has been on the run for years, but he finally has a chance to rebuild his life while restoring an abandoned lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. Tiria Lucas, the lightkeeper's daughter, is still reeling from the pain of an event that has shattered her innocence. Fear and bitterness have turned her heart from Finnian, but he is determined not to let her go.
The lighthouse harbors dark secrets of its own... When Finnian and Tiria uncover the story of two teens hidden in the tower back in 1935, they discover a shocking connection that bridges time and death.
Crossing genres into worlds you've never seen... Echoes in the Glass is half-contemporary, half-historical with enough mystery, romance and lighthouse lore to ignite your imagination.
“Carina? What are you doing?” Morgan mumbled, still half-asleep.
“Putting you to bed properly,” she replied, peeling his fingers from her arm. She continued on as Morgan’s sleep-drugged eyes fell shut again. She unzipped his dirty pants, thinking she ought to find a sewing kit to mend them. Relieved he had boxer trunks on underneath, she shimmied his pants off him while he shifted in the bed, no more than half-aware. Next she’d have to find a way to remove his overshirt at least, which was dusty, stained, and smelly. He didn’t seem to be in danger of waking fully any time soon.
“Morgan,” she whispered. “Let me take your shirt off.”
She didn’t know if he thought he was dreaming or not, but he lifted his arms and shifted his weight away from the shirt when she nudged him. Eventually, she pulled it off and tossed it on the floor. Almost immediately, he was asleep again. So with an ear to any movement outside the door, she allowed herself more time to watch him awhile. She’d never had the chance before. She might not ever again. Who knew what might happen tomorrow or the next day or the next? Besides, why rush a day where she’d just be yelled at and ordered about by Keeper Yorke?
She touched Morgan’s temple, feeling his warmth under her fingertips and sighed. “Why couldn’t he have come after we left?” she whispered.
Knowing she should leave, she moved to kiss Morgan’s forehead. He stirred and pulled her to him, kissing her full on the mouth, his hands coming up around her back.
He mumbled unintelligible things, and began to pull her shirt up out of her skirt, his fingers finding the bare skin of her back. Surprised, she pushed back from him.
“Morgan!” she whispered.
“I don’t care. He’s gone. You’re here. And nothing else matters.” His hands moved up her back, lighting a fire in her skin as his mouth covered hers.
“He’s downstairs, Morgan.”
“He’s got the dawn shift up in the lantern, Carina. I already made him breakfast so you could snatch a little more sleep.”
“You shouldn’t have done that.”
His lips wheedled her neck and his hands moved around toward her front.
Carina stayed them there. “Morgan,” she said sharply.
He opened his eyes, now fully awake at last.
She gave him a serious gaze. “You told me to tell you no, so I’m telling you now.”
His eyes widened, and he glanced about the room as if finally realizing where he was.
“Carina.” He rubbed a hand over his eyes as if to sober up. “I’m sorry. I—”
She leaned down, kissed him long and soft, and said, “Get some sleep, Mr. Graves, before I get very cross with you.”
With that, she winked and left him bewildered, staring after her.
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Cheri Lasota has written poetry and fiction for sixteen years, edited fiction for nine years and recently jumped headlong into design work for enhanced e-books. She has a great love for all things techy, so she finds herself pushing the boundaries of e-book marketing and design at every turn. Her passion for fiction and helping other novelists achieve their goals is without limits.
Her bestselling debut novel, ARTEMIS RISING, is a 2013 Cygnus Awards First Place Winner and a 2012 finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards. Cheri just released her how-to e-book DESIGN AND UPLOAD YOUR EPUB and is currently finishing up her second YA novel, ECHOES IN THE GLASS, set on the Oregon Coast.
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