On Tour with Prism Book Tours
Where life’s currents take you…
Dana Raynott just traveled 3,600 miles to reunite with the brother who changed his name and fled to Alaska nineteen years ago. It’s impossible not to be moved by this wild, breathtaking state, even if Dana’s no closer to finding the answers she came here for.
Her brother’s best friend, Anchorage engineer Sam MacKettrick, might be able to help her. He’s strong and kind—a six-foot, irresistible blend of diverse cultures. He’s also haunted by a tragic family history with a startling connection to Dana’s past…
The Alaskan Catch: Excerpt
Sam yawned as he dug American bills from the back of his wallet to pay for the taxi. The aggravations of travel on top of twenty-eight straight days of twelve-hour shifts always left him feeling like a bowl of mashed potatoes. He usually spent his first two days at home catching up on sleep.
He hefted the huge duffel over his shoulder and climbed the steps to the front door. Even at three in the morning, enough predawn light leaked over the mountains to allow him to fit his key into the keyhole.
He flicked on the lights, dumped his bag, and wandered up to the kitchen. Might as well wind down with a beer before bed. He had to rearrange milk and eggs to reach the bottle. Odd. Chris’s truck was missing, so he’d assumed Chris would have cleaned out the fridge before going. He scavenged through a drawer, searching for the bottle opener.
“Hold it right there.”
Sam blinked. He knew he was tired, but was he hallucinating? A woman wearing flowery shorts and a pink tank top stood in his living room, near the hallway. She couldn’t have been more than five-two or three, but the red gun in her hands more than made up for her petite size. Especially since the hands seemed to be shaking.
He set the beer bottle on the counter. “Easy there.”
“Put your hands up.”
He raised his hands, slowly. “Who are you?”
“Never mind who I am. Who are you and what are you doing here?”
“I’m Sam MacKettrick. This is my house.”
“This is Chris’s house.”
Sam nodded. “Yes, Chris lives here, too. You know Chris?” He spoke slowly and gently, as he would to a timid child.
“Chris is my brother. He said I could stay here.”
Sam raised his eyebrows. “I didn’t know Chris had a sister.”
The gun wobbled. “Maybe you don’t know Chris at all. Maybe you’re making it all up. Maybe you’re here to rob the place.”
“Calm down. That’s not a real gun, you know. It’s a flare gun.” Not that he found that reassuring. Flare guns weren’t particularly accurate, but if she managed to hit him with a flare, it wouldn’t be pretty. Even if she missed, she might burn the house down.
Her gaze wavered, but then she raised her chin. “I suspect it could still do a lot of damage.”
About the Author
Once upon a time …
when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.
She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.
August 12th: Launch
Nicole’s Book Musings
Becky on Books
It’s All About the Romance
Hearts & Scribbles
Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford
Getting Your Read On
underneath the covers
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
What to Read Next
Reading Is My SuperPower
The Bookworm Chronicles
Janice’s book review
Thoughts of a Blonde
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
August 18th: Grand Finale
Taste of Alaska Prize Pack (US only), which includes:
- Alaska cross-body bag
- Wild Smoked Alaska Salmon for Dip
- Alaska Wild Berry Company Bering Sea Salt Caramels
- Gold Nugget Chocolate Chunks
- Raspberry Herbal Tea
- Salmon Jerky – Teriyaki and Original
- Three Bears Postcard
- Alaska Sourdough Starter
- Moose Notecards by Alaskan Artist Vonnie Gaither
$25 Amazon Gift Card (open internationally)
Ends August 22nd