I am so happy to welcome Anna Belfrage today with an excerpt from her latest book, Smoke in Her Eyes. I lost my ability to communicate in the English language so I won’t be reviewing this one for you. Enjoy learning about this new tale from one of my favorite authors and getting a taste of the novel.
Excerpt Number 2:
A persistent drizzle had Helle half-jogging all the way to the tube stations. From Banks it was a short ride
to Waterloo, and an hour or so later she was back in Winchester. No rain here, and Helle loitered on her
way back to the apartment, strolling down High Street before taking a right onto Southgate Street. By
now it was dark, and when Helle reached their building she couldn’t help but throw a look upwards,
hoping to see a light in their kitchen window. No such luck.
She changed into her gym clothes and spent the following hour working out. Still no Jason, so she
showered before inspecting the fridge for something edible. Jason came back just as she set the
finishing touches to a salad.
“Salad?” He sounded anything but impressed.
“Good for you, remember?” She stabbed her fork through a baby spinach leaf. “You used to go
and on about how important it is to eat stuff like this.”
“It is,” he said. “But usually I serve it with something.”
“Tough. At least there’s food on the table, right?”
“True.” He gave her a half-smile. “How was London?”
“OK.” She nodded at the stack of documents on the desk. “For you to review and sign off on.”
“Fantastic,” he muttered. “Can’t you do it?”
“Review my own work?” She shook her head. “Besides, it’s your money.” She leaned forward. “I
think there’s one company you’ll really like.”
“High-tech stuff,” she told him, which made him smile for real.
“According to you or Nigel?” he teased mildly.
“Now why don’t I find that quite as impressive?” Jason asked. “Finished?”
When she nodded he proceeded to clear the table.
“You want some dessert?” she asked, following him to the sink. She slipped her arms around him
in a backward hug. He stiffened. With a sigh she released him.
She held up her hand. She didn’t want to hear. “Chocolate or ice-cream?”
“I’ll stick with some coffee. And you know that stuff isn’t good for you,” he admonished when
Helle ripped open a Snickers. She just looked at him. She needed a fix, something to blunt the sharp
teeth of disappointment at being rejected. Again. He flushed under her scrutiny and took a step towards
her. For a moment, she hoped. Until he reached beyond her for the instant coffee.
Smoke In Her Eyes
by Anna Belfrage
Publication Date: March 15, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 352 Pages
Series: The Wanderer, Book Two
Six months ago, Helle Madsen would have described herself as normal. Now she no longer knows if that terms applies, not after her entire life has been turned upside down by the reappearance of not one, but two, men from her very, very distant past.
Helle Madsen never believed in mumbo-jumbo stuff like reincarnation—until she came face to face with Jason Morris, a man who purportedly had spent fifty lives looking for her. Coping with being reunited with the lover from her ancient past was one thing. Having Sam Woolf, her vindictive nemesis from that same ancient past join the party was a bit too much. Suddenly, Helle finds herself the reluctant heroine of a far-flung, time-transcending epic story, one in which pain and loss seem to play a very big part.
This time round, Jason and Helle are determined to make it to the happily ever after. Unfortunately, Sam Woolf will stop at nothing to crush them. That ride into the golden sunset seems awfully far away at times…
About the Author
Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with three absorbing interests: history and writing.
Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England. (Medieval knight was also high on Anna’s list of potential professions. Yet another disappointment…)
With Jason and Helle, Anna has stepped out of her historical comfort zone and has loved doing so.
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