In twenty-second century America, war, disease and pollution have wiped out three-quarters of Earth’s population and left most women sterile. Scientists are battling the specter of human extinction. Now they’ve devised a DNA test and built a database to help each of the remaining fertile females find her perfect genetic counterpart, thereby ensuring healthy, hardy offspring.
For Midwestern farm girl Hannah Jenkins, this means accepting a stranger as a potential mate. Unfortunately, the handsome Dr. David Cabot isn’t everything she’d expected. Distant and humorless, he spends all his time in the makeshift laboratory he’s set up in the family barn. He and Hannah use more energy sniping at each other than communicating their wants and needs. After a few months of passionless monthly encounters with no pregnancy to show for it, Hannah is certain David will abandon her at the end of their trial marriage.
Then a stranger saves Hannah from robbery at gunpoint, and Hannah hires him to work as a farmhand. The mysterious Trey intrigues both Hannah and David, but can he show them how to make love without making war?
To My Readers: Tell the person who is looking to purchase your book why they should buy your book over some other less worthy book. What excited you about your story and what compelled you to write it.
This story is an experiment for me. I enjoyed the challenge of writing a romantic love story against the background of a bleak future. The “threesome” aspect added another layer of intricacy in creating believable characters and plot. I can’t wait to see if my readers love the end result as much as I do!
THERE CAME A KILLING FROST by Selah March
Lourdes Carterro is the property of brutal landowner, Thierry DuSourde. She wants freedom. After years of abuse, Lourdes resorts to desperate measures. Circumstances place her in the hands of a vicious madam that hands her over to DuSourde’s hire, Kit Frost. Lourdes desires him, not caring that Kit is known as “Killing Frost.” He’s jagged and sharp enough to cut into a trained submissive like Lourdes, who enjoys a little pain with her pleasure. Kit just might be the means to her escape, and Lourdes plans on using everything in her sexual arsenal to convince him to let her go.
Kit Frost made a vow that has left him cold. No one believes he’s truly from the past, a real cowboy. The only thing he has is his memories and current reputation as a ruthless killer. Lourdes tempts him. If he gives in to her, their lives are on the line. He’s a starving man who’s all too willing to feast on Lourdes.
There Came a Killing Frost was so enjoyable that I didn’t want to put it down. Kit and Lourdes were amazing together, sheer electricity and dynamite. Ms. March has done a great job in rounding them out by developing these characters with credible intensity. I can tell this author has feelings for the people and world she’s created. Kit’s character made me fall in love with cowboys again. I stopped gravitating towards westerns unless they’re the old school spaghetti films. Placing the old west into the future with Kit and Lourdes, adds freshness.
Lourdes is tough and unspoiled despite her sordid life. She’s a realist and I appreciate what she’s willing to sacrifice for Kit, and vice versa. I was glad that they got to fly off into the sunset together.
I Joyfully Recommend There Came a Killing Frost for its strong visual writing and sharp dialogue. The sex scenes burn hotter than a furnace, the villains would fit right in with Lee Van Cleef, and no one would remember Clint Eastwood after taking a turn with Kit Frost.
~~Patrice F. ~ JOYFULY REVIEWED