Thursday, April 2, 2015

Uncharted Trails by Jannine Gallant

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every Move She Makes just released a couple of days ago, and I'm pretty excited about it! For me, this is a new path with a major publisher. I'd love to see this book blaze a trail of successful sales. We'll see about that.

Currently I'm blogging all over the place with unique excerpts. If you want to check out some of the other short scenes I'm sharing with my followers, a full list of stops is posted HERE on my personal blog. I hope you'll visit a few of them.

What's this book about, you ask? Here's the blurb...

Long ago, Rachel Carpenter was a glamorous soap star. She gave it all up to move to Napa Valley with her daughters to open up a bookstore near her family vineyard. Her life is safe and dependable, until she encounters Kane Lafferty at a wilderness camp in the rugged High Sierra. A burned-out police detective struggling with his own demons, Kane is instantly attracted to Rachel. And like Rachel, he isn’t sure if he’s ready to open up his heart. But everything is about to change…
Someone is watching from the darkness. A fanatic obsessed with Rachel for years has decided to claim what he believes is his. It will be up to Kane to not only protect his new love and her family, but to uncover the identity of the stalker before it’s too late for all of them…

And now for our excerpt. Kane and Rachel are also following an uncharted trail....the moon path.

A full moon rose above the mountaintops, casting a faint trail of light across the lake. Stars shone brilliantly in the night sky as Kane paddled the canoe away from the shore. Rachel was more beautiful than he remembered as she leaned back against a heap of inflatable cushions and blankets and gazed upward. His arms flexed as he pulled the paddle smoothly through the water. He’d rather wrap them around her.
“Are we going someplace in particular?”
“Just following the moon path.”
Her teeth flashed in the darkness. “Kane Lafferty, I believe you’re a romantic.”
“Promise not to tell. It’d ruin my tough-guy image.”
“You’re about as tough as a marshmallow.”
He dropped the paddle and held out a hand. “Come over here and say that.”
“I would, but I have all the blankets.”
“Good point.” Stepping carefully, he left his seat to settle with her in the bottom of the canoe. His arms came around her as he pulled her against his chest.
Rachel unfurled a blanket to cover them. “This is cozy. I could stay out here all night.”
“Suits me.”
“Unfortunately, Jade and Ivy would worry.”
His chin rested on her head. “Lark doesn’t worry about you?”
        “Not when she thinks she knows what I’m doing. She said this canoe ride was just an excuse to make out.”

Will the moon path lead to love? You might have to buy the book to find out!
Get your copy now ~ available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo!


Rolynn Anderson said...

Jannine, congrats on your release! I've clearly been out of the loop because I wasn't aware of your good news. Enticing blurb/excerpt. Good luck with sales!

Jannine Gallant said...

Thanks so much, Rolynn. I welcome all the luck I can get!

Margo Hoornstra said...

At last! Kane and Rachel are two of my very favorite characters. They, like you Jannine, so deserve this. More luck offered from me for all of you.

Jannine Gallant said...

Thanks, Margo. I so appreciate your support!

Alison Henderson said...

I hope this book blazes a trail of successful sales, too. Best of luck!

Jannine Gallant said...

Thanks, Alison!

Leah St. James said...

Congratulations! Wishing you much success with this book and those that come after. :-) It's a great excerpt, too.

Jannine Gallant said...

Thanks, Leah!

Diane Burton said...

Like Rolynn, I must have been totally out of the loop. Congrats on the new release, Jannine. Wishing you much success. The excerpt is great.

Jannine Gallant said...

Thanks, Diane!