Welcome Keta Diablo to Historical Heartbeats as she introduces her newest release, Sky Dance. Keta will give an ebook copy of the first book in the series, Sky Tinted Water, to a commenter.
Sky Dance, a Sweet Historical Romance and sequel to Sky Tinted Water by Keta Diablo
In the continuing, thrilling saga of Dawson and Rory Finch, Dawson is sent by the army to chase hostiles across Dakota Territory. Rory nurtures their daughter through her first year of life while fighting the demons that plague her thoughts night and day …warning her of impending doom.
When a letter arrives from the army, telling Rory that Dawson is missing in action and presumed dead, her world is shattered. Fending off pleas from her sister and husband to move on with her life, not to mention a marriage proposal from a determined suitor, Rory holds fast to what she knows in her heart…Dawson is still alive.
Excerpt from SKY DANCE by Keta Diablo
Rory’s brother-in-law, Jon, walked from the barn and looked down the long drive.
“Company,” her sister whispered and rose from her chair on the porch. “We aren’t expecting anyone, and it’s a bit early for neighbors to come calling.”
Rory bounded to her feet when the riders reined in their mounts near the porch. Sweat trickled down the horses’ withers. Brass eagle buttons glistened against their dark blue shirts. Rory tried to draw breath but someone had sucked the air from her lungs.
The officer looked from Isabelle to her, his tone somber. “Mrs. Finch, Mrs. Dawson Finch?”
The sky spun and far-off voices rang in her ears—Isabelle’s, Jon’s, and a stranger’s. Staggering down the steps on wobbly legs, she reached for the document in his hand with trembling fingers. “I’m Mrs. Dawson Finch.”
“Ma’am, it grieves me to deliver this letter from the army.”
This cannot be happening. Did he say grieve? Rory opened the letter and scanned the first paragraph.
The army regrets to inform you, your husband, Sergeant Dawson Finch, has been listed as missing in action and presumed dead.
Time ceased to exist and a sound she didn’t recognize escaped her throat. She sensed Isabelle standing beside her and dropped the letter into her hand. Then she turned her back on the soldiers and vomited.
Long minutes passed before a man cleared his throat. “Our deepest regrets Mrs. Finch. The superior officer states in his report heathens rode off with your husband’s body.” The voice paused. “We, that is, the army, failed to recover his remains.”
Missing? Presumed dead? His body taken by heathens? No. No. No!
Gripped by unfathomable grief, Rory folded like a leaf and collapsed into the dirt at her feet.
Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the United States on six acres of woodland. When she isn’t writing or gardening she loves to commune with nature. She adores animals and has made it her mission in life to help feed hungry children in the USA. Greatly disturbed by the statistic that one in every five children goes to bed hungry, she donates her time and support to local food and animal shelters.
Keta is a multi-published author in both erotic romance and gay fiction. Her erotica novel Decadent Deceptions was a finalist in the MOLLY contest sponsored by Romance Writers of America and has been nominated for a Red Carpet Award in 2014. Her paranormal novel Where the Rain Is Made has been nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark. Her historical novel Sky Tinted Water has been nominated for a RONE Award by Ind’Tale Magazine. Keta’s books have received numerous Top Pick, Book of the Month, and Recommended Read awards from the top professional review sites.