The Pit and the Passion

She held her gaze steady, mainly so she could delve deep, deep into those chocolate eyes. Together with his sharp, angular nose and intense, almost predatory, expression, he reminded her of a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

The Pit & the Passion

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's Book Hook Day! On the line is Lapses of Memory

Welcome to Marketing for Romance Writers' Book Hook Day! Book Hooks is a new weekly meme hosted by the MFRW Authors blog that gives authors a chance to hook readers into their wonderful books. This week I'm dangling my romantic suspense Lapses of Memory in front of you.

Here's the hook:

“I only remember bits and pieces you know—flashes and illuminated scenes. After all, I was only five years old.”
“I’m amazed you remember anything, Mother. At that age most children are oblivious to their surroundings.”
The older woman shook her head. “Not me. I guess I was born to be a journalist. Nothing escaped my attention.”
“And yet you’re guilty of serial amnesia when it comes to Father.”
The woman in the bed leaned back against the pillows, a dreamy smile on her face. “Not entirely. I never forgot the set of Elian’s jaw, or the way his forehead crinkled when he kissed me, or the cowlick.”
“Perhaps,” snorted her daughter. “But what about his hair color? His height? His weight?”
“Those things aren’t important, Olivia. Somewhere in here—” the woman tapped her abdomen, “—I knew him.”
“Wandering through your digestive system?”
“Possibly. Most of my encounters with him were associated with food.”
“Not sex?”
“No, of course not. Well, not in the beginning.” The woman’s eyes glazed over.

In Lapses of Memory, Sydney Bellek recounts her life and adventures as a journalist to her daughter Olivia.  Every few years from the age of five Sydney meets her true love Elian Davies, but while he remembers her, she doesn’t recognize him. Only after surviving wars, revolutions, and years of separation does she realize they are meant for each other, but in a twist of fate it is now Elian who has forgotten her. While Olivia is recording the history of her parents’ romance she must also deal with her own dilemma, choosing between the rich and dashing Rémy de Beaumec, who wants to take her around the world, and the steady, quiet, American-to-the-core, Benjamin Knox, who only wants to make her happy.

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