I am thrilled to welcome fellow Soul Mate author Nancy Lee Badger! She released Heaven-sent Warrior, the first book in her new paranormal romance series on July 18, 2018. It’s her 24th book!! Congratulations and best wishes for many sales!
Asleep inside a bronze statue, a naked Frenchman wakes a century later to save a half-Fae art museum curator from a demon bent on ruling our present-day world.
Readers ask me “Why this book? Why these characters?” When I moved to the city suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina from the rural mountains of snowy New England, my sisters raved about the newly opened wing of the nearby North Carolina Museum of Art. Even before I wrote half-a -dozen Scottish time travel romances, this book was completed. It languished ‘under the bed’ as my writing went in different conditions. Each time I visited the nearby museum that gave me the plot idea, I did not know what to do with it. I finally pitched the story to an editor at Soul Mate Publishing, and she bought it!
I often visit the North Carolina Museum of Art. The two huge buildings sit on a corner of 164-acres of open meadows, dark forests, and ponds. Inside the new building, dozens of bronze statues by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, fill a whole section. This is where the idea for a new series formed. My 24th book, Heaven-sent Warrior, is now a reality. This is a full-length paranormal romance set in present-day North Carolina with a French twist. The second book, Heaven-sent Highlander, is due out next year.
Henrí Chevalier’s last memory, before stumbling naked into a museum’s moonlit garden, was Auguste Rodin and his dusty Paris studio in 1886. To escape his broken heart, Henrí volunteered to sleep inside a statue until needed. Expecting to die, he discovers he must learn to use the unexpected powers Heaven has given him. Without them he will fail his mission against otherworldly creatures, such as demons and faeries.
Kenzie Mackintosh, a dedicated art museum’s curator, spies a naked man hiding among the bronze statues. A quick glance ignites desire within her, but she is too tied-up in work to act on it. Unaware of her fae heritage, their relationship heats up as he disrupts her job. While Henrí tries to process modern buildings, cars, and a broken elevator, a demon attacks and forces Henrí and Kenzie to enlist the aid of her powerful fae relatives. When the demon possesses the body of her ex-lover and threatens to kill him, then use her to take over the world, Henrí and Kenzie must learn to trust each other, even if Kenzie’s death might be the only answer to the world’s salvation.
Enjoy an excerpt ~
When she dropped her hand from his cheek, cool air chilled his skin.
“I believe we have a problem.” Henrí kept his tone calm and non-threatening.
“A small one. There should be an emergency call box hooked up to the security station.”
“We must, therefore, find the box.”
“Henrí?” Her delicate hands shoved blindly at his chest. “You need to move.”
He enjoyed the sound of his name upon her tongue. A sudden craving to taste her mouth surged through him, pushing all fear aside. He stood alone, in the dark, with a beautiful woman. Why not take advantage?
She wiggled to her right, toward the doors, but his quick fingers traveled up her neck and cupped her chin. When he crushed her lips with his hungry mouth, he smiled at her surprised breath.
Tension vanished from every muscle as he settled into the warmth of her body and drowned in the taste of her lips.
I am home.
The thought rose as suddenly as his fear departed. This woman—this fae—should not instill such an emotion.
He had pledged his life to Rodin and his heavenly masters. He had promised to spend it as a warrior, a gatekeeper, even though he had not believed his vow. He had expected to die, which made today’s possibility of forfeiting his life in battle no great loss. He had accepted Rodin’s proposal and barely recalled his promises of Heaven-sent powers.
Powers? Merde! I must use them.
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More about Nancy ~ Nancy Lee Badger grew up in Huntington on New York’s Long Island. After attending Plymouth State, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and met and married her college sweetheart. They raised two handsome sons in New Hampshire. When the children had left the nest, and shoveling show became a chore, she retired from her satisfying job as a 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Dispatcher and moved with her husband to North Carolina, where she writes full-time.
Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, the Australian Romance Readers Association, and the Triangle Association of Freelancers. She loves to travel and attend Scottish Highland Games and is never far from her laptop. She finds story ideas in the most unusual places.
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