Those are the words Beth utters to Joe Castle on their first encounter.
She takes his breath away, this little spitfire. Her beauty, however is one thing. Her temper, quite another.
It not only surprises him, it sends a clear challenge;
And it's one he's willing to accept.
But unknown to Beth, all severn of her brothers have been following closely behind, all the way from Westhampton,
determined to bring her back east.
Now it's a game of cat and mouse.
And it's seven to two.
A Rougher Touch...
Pippa Greathouse and Ruby Caine
When I was in the fifth grade. My teacher , Mrs. J, was an elegantly coiffured lady whom we all adored, and I was no exception.
One day, she gave us an assignment: Write a short story and read it aloud to the class. Sounds simple, right? We had a block of time, so I got busy and began to write.
Then it was my turn. I stood, took a deep breath, and began.
I glanced up at Mrs. J at the entrance of the Grizzley bear, to the camp where my buddies and I were staying in a tent.
Oh dear, I thought. She doesn’t look good. There was this twitch somewhere around her left eye, and her normally rosy pink cheeks had taken off for the county line.
By the time the bear attacked and body parts began flying, the twitch had made it all the way down to her mouth. She was as white as the proverbial ghost. She was looking at me as if she was thinking… Strange child.
She was a trooper, however. She made it all the way through to the end, and remained upright.
Oh, but my friends loved it! Since they were the characters in it, they thought it was super and kept asking when part two would be ready. And I was thinking…. Hm, “Part two; The resurrection?”
And me? I was just plain hooked on writing.
Ruby Caine lives just outside New Orleans. She has 20 titles to her name, including 7 with Pippa Greathouse. Caine loves writing historical romance and paranormal based in the area she grew up in.