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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Book Excerpt from Sworn to Secrecy by Tammie Clarke Gibbs

The much anticipated new time travel romance by the author of the #1 Kindle Gothic/Time Travel Romance, ISLAND OF SECRETS.

Their arrival was foretold in a journal and protected by one family for generations.

The time has come and one woman will succeed or fail -

She'll have to help to fulfill the past, but they'll have to protect her future.

Dak Bartholomew is a US Secret Service agent. When he wakes up locked in a dark room, it's just another day until he realizes that he's not alone.  Protecting the woman covered in dirt comes natural, but the feelings she stirs inside him are anything but ordinary.

Elizabeth Porter would like nothing more than to plunge her knife through the stranger's heart for all the trouble he's caused, but he doesn't seem nearly as bad as they said he was.  When he looks at her, she fears her heart is the one in danger. .

Together they'll take an unexpected journey to a time and place they could never have imagined and discover a secret they'll be sworn to protect. 
An unlikely alliance...a love born from the ashes of adversity....but will it be enough to preserve the past and guarantee their future?
Excerpt from Sworn to Secrecy
Dak Bartholomew felt a trickle of blood run a cold wet trail down the side of his face from the open gash at his temple.
He struggled to open his eyes, and after several moments succeeded. Focusing on his surroundings took several more, but eventually, he could see the small, dank-smelling room in more clarity than he even desired.
The only light came from a single window, its pane’s blackened all but for one small section.
He pulled himself off the filthy mattress and felt his way toward the light. The window had been painted from the inside, and it appeared that someone had literally scratched at it until a small stream of light was allowed in from the outside. Instinctively, he reached into his pocket for his knife, but it wasn’t there. Nothing was there.
There was a faint cry from the corner of the room. Startled, Dak stepped back into the darkness.
He felt his way along the bed until he came to what he thought was a wall.
The darkness was deep and black, and the light cut only a sliver through it, leaving the rest of the room engulfed in an ebony sea.
He was weak from having been drugged or loss of blood. He wasn’t sure which. Either would have given him an excuse to forget he wasn’t alone and cower, but the pitiful whimpers stoked within him a steely determination.
“You there,” he called and waited for an answer.
The room was quiet in response. No whimpering. No breathing.
“Are you hurt?” Dak asked this time, and his voice was softer. Still there was no answer.
He took several short steps, feeling his way along the wall in the direction he’d heard the sounds coming from.
“I won’t hurt you,” he said, this time louder. “I…”
Dak felt a dirty hand on his mouth and something sharp at his side.
His body went rigid. He tried to say something, but the hand clamped tighter against his mouth.

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About the Author
Tammie Clarke Gibbs started her first business just two weeks after graduating from high school. Her eclectic writing style mirrors her entrepreneurial business experience where she's known for wearing at least a dozen different hats. She's worn a red wig and delivered balloons as Raggedy Ann as well as publish a magazine for the Go-Kart Racing Industry where she quickly became familiar methanol fumes and just how hard it is to race with a helmet on. From the dusty tracks of South Georgia to the posh hotels, she's had the pleasure of speaking at Tammie has always enjoyed a challenge and believes the only one with the power to keep you from success is you. She is a licensed Realtor in Georgia and has over twenty years in online and offline marketing.

Author of the Kindle Bestselling Gothic, ISLAND OF SECRETS; Tammie Clarke Gibbs employs a visionary style mixing genres and crossing boundaries. The author is a native of South Georgia where she lives with her husband, son and a very spoiled Maltese.

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  1. That excerpt has me wanting to read more--I have always loved thrillers and although time travel used to be in Historical Romances for me at least--this book sounds right up my alley!! Time travel captures my imagination like no other!

  2. Looks like a very good book to read. This is the type of books that I love reading.

  3. that looks like a very interesting book to have. never heard of it before but that is a good one for romantic and thriller genres. thanks for sharing.

  4. Title alone, makes me wanna read the whole story. Suspends and romance,what a perfect combination!

  5. I love reading suspense and thriller book, but the love romance novels the most. This synopsis left me wanting to know what the story is about.

    Liza Barnett

  6. Sounds like a very interesting book to read. Oh dear! I am afraid I will get hooked with this book.

  7. Sounds like a great book. Will definitely look into buying it.


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