Wait for the Wind

 

Our song:  Red Dirt Road by Brooks and Dunn

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Title: Wait for the Wind

Genre: Romance/Paranormal

Digital ISBN: 9781616502249

Length: Novella

Digital Publication Date: January 17, 2011

Publisher:  Lyrical Press, Inc.
Formats: .epub, .lit, .pdf, .prc (Kindle and Mobi) and pc and raw .html

Series: Elemental Magic #3

Tag:  Ryan and Kate must reunite to break the second of a three- part thousand-year-old spell.
Blurb:  Kate O'Connell grew up loved by the Corrigan family, all the while suffering from the inescapable reality of her own alcoholic father. At a young age she gave her heart and innocence to Ryan Corrigan. For once happiness seemed within her reach, until in one horror-filled night, the monster she called 'Daddy' changed everything.

Too many misunderstandings forced Kate and Ryan apart, but now Kate's come home to open her clinic and raise her daughter, Allaina, closer to his family. Will she be able to open Ryan's heart to his magic?

Ryan is glad to be back on Irish soil, but the reason he left still haunts him. As he tries to build a new life and redeem his past, can he forgive Kate and reclaim his healing gift in time to save his sister and her twins?

Content warning: Steamy love scenes, adult language

© 2011 Brynna Curry - All Rights Reserved

Excerpt from Wait for the Wind

* Note Series titles build on previous books and should be read in order.

No more patients today.

She opened her office door, sat at the cramped desk and buried her face in her hands. Oh, she wanted to cry. First Ryan, then all the raw memories flooding back to her. If she could just have a moment to herself. A little ball of light in the shape of a heart floated in front of her line of sight. Kate sighed. Such a sweet--if odd--way Allie had of letting her know she was home without interrupting her work. Life was calling, and the heartache would have to wait.

Kate placed Mr. O’Malley’s chart in the holder on her desk. She’d schedule him with an oncologist first thing in the morning, though she knew he wouldn’t go. Still, she had to try. Flipping off the bright overhead light, she pulled the office door to and locked it, always mindful of the medications she kept in the locked cabinet. Allie wouldn’t ever touch them, but she was careful nonetheless.

Kate walked to the end of the hall past the exam rooms and opened the door to their little apartment space. Allie sat at the table with her books, pencils and paper. Kate smoothed her daughter’s dark silky hair. Skye’s hair fell just like that, straight as rain. Allie must have inherited the Corrigan side of the gene pool there, and her eyes were like Ryan’s. How many times had she looked into her daughter’s eyes and found Allie’s father in them? Countless.

“How was your day at school?”

“Okay, I guess. How was your day at work?”

“Okay, I guess. A lot sad. So, what happened in school today?”

“There’s this stupid girl in my class who just won’t quit picking on me.”

This she could handle. Bullies were an easy fix compared to failed romances. “And does this girl have a name?”

“Shannon.”

“Did you stand up to her?”

“Well--” Allie hid her face behind her hands. “I kind of set her hair on fire.”

“Allie!”

“Mom, chill. I put it out, but she’s so obsessed with her hair. I thought that would teach her a lesson. Plus it was cool to see the look on her face when I conjured up that fireball, and I was just so mad. It didn’t hurt her, just her attitude. ”

“You have to control your temper, Allaina. What is that phrase Devin makes you write over and over again?”

“An it harm none.”

“Yes. An it harm none. I don’t want to have to visit you in prison after you accidentally get angry and zap some brat with a fireball. I also don’t want to deprive you of doing something you were meant to do, but if you can’t control your magic, the lessons will stop. Understood? With great power--”

“Comes great responsibility. I know, Mom. I watched Spiderman. She told the whole class I was stupid, fat and so ugly even my father didn’t want me. Is that true? Did Dad leave you because you were pregnant with me? Is it my fault you’re alone?”

Kate hugged her. “No baby, no. Your dad loved you so much, but he walked away from me because he thought I’d had an abortion. He hurt so badly that he ignored all my attempts to contact him, so I never got to tell him that you existed. I choose to be alone, but I’m not lonely. I have you and our family. Don’t worry about that.”

“Well, I know I’m not fat, so I didn’t believe everything she said, but it still hurts. He’s back, isn’t he? I felt your energy shift and sort of ripple. Dad’s come home.”

“Yes, baby.”

“Can I go on to Grandma’s? I want to help with dinner.”

“Sure. I’ll be right behind you as soon as I lock everything up. Be careful and take a jacket. Rain’s coming.”

“Mom.” Allie rolled her eyes. “Okay.”

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Reviews:

5 Stars "A sweet story of redemption and love, with a little bit of retribution thrown it." - Jennifer - You Gotta Read Reviews

4 Tea Cups "From moment one, the tension that propels this unique story forward is palpable. Ms. Curry obviously knows how to create and keep action and romance." Hunter - HEA Reviews
4 Tombstones  Ryan’s unwillingness to listen to Kate was quickly coming back to haunt him, and I appreciated his quick acceptance and immediate vow to protect them both. Allaina was a well-balanced and interesting little girl, and I loved it when she set a classmate’s hair on fire, with her magic, because the classmate was mean...I will definitely be looking for books one and two." Mary - Bitten by Books

3 Hearts "If you enjoy a love story that is able to withstand anything and flawed characters that really grow and learn to trust again, you are going to enjoy reading Wait for the Wind ." Melissa - Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

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