Saturday, November 08, 2014

Holiday Specials at Tirgearr Publishing

You know what time of year it is. I won't say it, but you know!

My publisher, Tirgearr Publishing, has started their holiday sale. From now through the New Year, all of their holiday books are marked down to just 99c/89c euro/77p!

This includes The Power of Love, set in the west of Ireland over the you-know-what season.

You may have already read the current blurb here on the site, but here's a taste from a little farther into the story --

He’d practically killed himself getting to the hospital. When Ethan got the call saying Elaine had collapsed at work, he panicked and dropped everything to get to her side. He still had not been allowed to see her, as she was still undergoing tests, so he waited in the private room he had made sure their health insurance covered.

A moment later his pacing was interrupted when the door pushed open and Elaine was wheeled in on a gurney. As assistants helped her into bed and the nurse made her comfortable, his heart pumped hard in his chest, stealing his breath. Elaine looked pale and groggy. He wondered if she even knew he was in the room.

Then he was alone with his wife. She lay so still. The rise under the covers told him she had not lost their baby, but his chest tightened anyway, fear pumping blood though his body at a fierce rate.

“Are you going to stand there all day?” Her voice was thread, her eyes just barely open. She lifted her hand off the bed, beckoning him over.

Ethan instantly went to her bedside and kissed her clammy brow, stroking her once lustrous golden hair that now fell in limp strands around her shoulders. He gazed into her tired green eyes and his heart squeezed again.

“How are you feeling, love?”

Elaine grasped his hand as he stepped back, encouraging him to sit beside her on the bed. He did so and kept her hand in his, leaning in to kiss her forehead once again, as if his kisses could rouse her out of whatever had weakened her.

“I’ve been better.”

“What happened, Lany? They said you collapsed at work.”

She shook her head lightly. “I-I don’t know. I don’t remember much. I was helping a customer—talking about babies . . . you know how I am. The next think I knew, I woke up here.”

“Have you spoken with the doctor? What did he say?”

When she shook her head once more, he rose with the intention of going to find the doctor to get the test results. Just then, the door swung opened and an authoritative balding man with glasses perched on the end of his nose strode into the room. Dressed in black trousers and a white lab coat, a stethoscope around his neck and a clipboard in his hands, he had to be the doctor. He moved to the foot of the bed, going over the papers on his clipboard. It seemed he stood there for hours before he finally looked up.

“Are you the husband?”

The husband? “Oh, aye,” said Ethan, not even trying to disguise his annoyance. “What’s wrong with my wife?”

OMG, the suspense!

Other Tirgearr Publishing books on sale include --

Christmas Present by Isabo Kelly

Midwinter Masquerade by Romy Gemmell

The Trouble with Holly by Kristi Ahlers

Christmas Once More by Stella Whitelaw

Santa Takes a Wife by Betsy J. Bennett

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Kristi Ahlers

Deck the Halls by Zrinka Jelic

And of course, The Power of Love on Kindle, and all over formats here on Smashwords.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has read The Power of Love, either previously or inspired to by this sale. What did you think of this story, and would you recommend it?