Today finds the romantic suspense novel Cape Cursed in the spotlight. This is one of several stops on the same day to share a book blurb for this novel by Janice Lane Palko.
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at Cape Destiny, North Carolina. Bliss comes to the cape determined to make a
name for herself and her new firm by accomplishing an incredible engineering
feat—moving the Cape Destiny Lighthouse inland before it’s swallowed by the
betrayal by her ex-husband and former business partner, Jonathan, faces her greatest
challenge when she falls in love with the handsome, mysterious descendant of
the lighthouse keepers, Parker Swain, who is vehemently opposed to the
is rumored to be attached to the lighthouse may be true. Who is sabotaging her
dream? Who is trying to harm her? Who wants to kill her? When all clues point
to Parker, she dismisses her suspicions, deciding to trust him and her heart. But
as the evidence mounts against Parker, she begins to doubt not only herself and
her heart, but also Parker.
importantly, when she is trapped inside the lighthouse with him during a raging
hurricane, can she trust Parker with her life?
Maurier’s Rebecca and the spine-tingling thrills that keep you turning the
pages, Cape Cursed casts a spell of sensuous deception and seductive danger. A
Category 5 of a romantic suspense novel, Cape Cursed, barrels in packing a
surge of suspense that knocks you off your feet and a blistering romance that
sweeps you up and carries you away.
trees towering over the parking lot, she walked out across the broad lawn. Stars
were beginning to appear. It was so beautiful here. How could this place be
House. It was dark. She walked up onto the porch, and called Parker’s name into
the screen door. No answer. Perhaps he’d gone out for dinner.
the porch steps and headed toward the Explorer. From the direction of the
ocean, she heard a faint barking. Parker and Beau must be down on the beach.
down the path that led over the dune, toward the pounding surf.
through the sand, and as she stood atop the dune, she saw Parker and Beau
swimming in the frothy sea. They were gray figures in an inky ocean, and she
could barely make out Beau, his snout pointed in the air, as he paddled
parallel to the shore.
barreled in, and Parker standing in waist-high water joined his hands together
and dove into the bottom of it, letting it wash over him. He rose, his back to
her, as the wave crashed upon the beach. As Bliss was about to call his name,
the words caught in her throat. The wave spent itself on the shore and rushed
out quickly, leaving Parker in thigh-high surf. Naked.
sky, she could make out the carved muscles of his back, the narrow waist, and
his chiseled butt perched upon his strong legs. The same dark shade of the
ocean, he looked like some water-God rising out of the waves. She stood there
mesmerized by his unbridled masculinity, her mouth agape, admiring him. If he
was cursed, every many should be so unfortunate.
addition to Cape Cursed, Janice Lane Palko is the author of the romantic comedy
St. Anne’s Day and the Christmas novel, A Shepherd’s Song. She has been a
professional writer for nearly 20 years. During her career, she has written
everything from greeting cards to web content and has taught several classes at
the local community college, including Building English Skills to Creative and
is currently on the staff of the website Popular Pittsburgh and has been the
executive editor of Northern Connection and Pittsburgh 55+ magazines, where she
also contributed to the editorial content, writing her own column and numerous
features. Palko has also been a columnist with the North Hills News Record.
work has appeared in publications such as The Reader’s Digest, Guideposts for
Teens, Woman’s World, The Christian Science Monitor, The Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and her essays have been
featured in the books A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration, A Cup of Comfort for
Expectant Mothers, and Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul.
graduate of Union Institute & University with a B.A. in Writing &
Literature, Palko has won several awards for her writing including the
prestigious Amy Foundation Award of Merit. Her writings have also garnered
accolades at the Kent State Writer’s Conference, and she has been selected as
Writer of the Month by Oatmeal Studio greeting cards.
is at work on her next novel, another romantic suspense entitled Most Highly
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