Last Hope Alaska by Linda Trout
Publication Date: August 20, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Emily Redfern's ex-fiancé learned to kill on the back streets of New York. Now, she is his target. Broke, exhausted, and a step ahead of the man she once loved, she clings to one last hope: the wilds of Alaska. The quiet safety of her hide-a-way becomes addictive as she grows to care for the man who offers her refuge.
Released from prison after a wrongful conviction, native Alaskan Sam Tarkington is determined to regain his business, repair his reputation, and rebuild his life. But when he meets a desperate and vulnerable woman, guarding secrets of her own, she tugs at his heart. She's a distraction he can't afford. Sam must choose Emily or achieving his dreams.
Like Emily's life, the peacefulness of the wilderness is an illusion as danger lurks in the distance. Does Sam hold the key to her survival or will her past cost them everything?
The kiss was much more than she had anticipated. Never in her life had she experienced such a connection, such wanton need. Sam wrapped his arms around her, crushing her breasts against the hard planes of his body. She inched her fingers into his hair and allowed him to deepen the kiss. Emily lost herself in his touch, the caresses up and down her back. She moved closer. Oh, yes. This was what she…
With a jolt her world came crashing back. What was she doing? She opened her eyes, taking in the forest around them. She pushed against his chest to break the kiss. Reluctantly he released her, and she met his gaze. Her cheeks heated with how she’d reacted to him. “We can’t—”
Positive Mental Attitude
I have no idea if the company is still in business, but I have to tell you, I learned a lot about attitude from them. You see, when you walked in the door of a business, you carried your sunshine, your attitude, with you. If you were having a bad day, too bad. Suck it up, put on a smile, and go do the job. In other words, you had to have a Positive Mental Attitude.
As writers, we can do the same thing. Sit down at the keyboard, gather all the PMA you can muster, and dive into that story. If you’re looking to garner word count for the day, concentrate on that. If you have a plot problem, assume it will work itself out.
During the process, your brain will automatically find ways to achieve your goal. If the goal is too big, cut it down into bite-size pieces. Eat that elephant one bite at a time and before you know it, the story will be finished and you’ll be dancing the happy dance we all love to do. :)
A retired oil & gas accountant, Linda Trout is a true romantic at heart, living with her real life hero and various dogs and cats in northeastern Oklahoma. They own ten acres of semi-wooded land, where the “wild” keeps creeping forward at a pace faster than they can keep up with. Getting lost in a good book is one of her favorite pastimes as well as riding alongside her hubby on their Harley’s.