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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Adventure, Danger, Romance

The Secret Sentinel

Three lost keys to untold riches. Three cryptic rhymes. A secret society's deadly plot. A cross-country chase for buried treasure.


"Do not keep anything from me. Something tells me you are. Still protecting your father?"
"Right, and when did you get your psychology degree?" She got to her feet and stalked off, combing every room of the second floor, bravely opening closed doors, for the moment unafraid of what she would find.
Desada had touched a nerve, accusing her of holding back, and she didn't like it. Not because he said it, but because she believed it herself.
Had she buried something her father had told her in her subconscious? Was she intentionally sabotaging the effort out of cowardice or fear?
The rooms she searched were empty except for cobwebs, lizards, and a few pieces of crumbling furniture--rocking chairs, a threadbare sofa, a urine-stained mattress, discarded beer bottles.
She felt Desada's brooding presence looming behind her. "Don't go off like that again. Wait for me."
"A lot of help you'd be. Probably let me take the first bullet."
"You know that's not true."
"How do I know that? You’re only using me to get what you want!"
He grabbed her arm. "Listen, if we're going to continue in this together, we need to set a few rules. Rule one, no emotions. Absolutely none. That's one thing we don't need. We need cold detachment. We need to survive, Savannah. Don't you understand what we're up against here? We've got death facing us around every corner. We can't afford to--"
"I don't need you dictating to me. That's one thing I don't need. Do you understand? That's not going to guarantee my allegiance to you. What we need is a little equality, a little fifty-fifty deal. Besides, you're the one who keeps trying to kiss me."

FIVE STARS AND A TOP PICK FROM NIGHT OWL REVIEWS--"The Secret Sentinel is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it. Look out Nora Roberts...there's a new author on the horizon."
FOUR STARS FROM THE ROMANCE STUDIO--"The constant action and adventure made this a very enjoyable read. If you loved the movie 'Romancing the Stone' this book will be a treat for you."
RT Book Reviews magazine--"Deception is the watchword in Chambers' thriller. The action is fast moving and the characters intriguing."-RT Reviews
NIGHTS AND WEEKEND REVIEWS--"A wild mixture of National Treasure and Indiana Jones."

Available from The Wild Rose Press
Alison Chambers


Chicks of Characterization said...

Wow, this sounds like an intriguing read! Thanks so much for sharing!!


Virginia said...

Great excerpt, this sound like an edge of your seat read.


Maria Zannini said...

It makes me want to know more about these two. Intriguing excerpt.

Faith said...

Nicely written excerpt!

doxymom said...

Great excerpt. This one's on my to buy list now.

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Sandra Koehler said...

I really had a great time writing it; also have a new one out on Amazon called "The Montezuma Secret" and later this year "The Virgo Secret" will be out. Alison Chambers

Jean P said...

Wow, these one sounds great, it has adventure, danger and intrigue. Adding this one to my list.

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