Some births come with complications so severe you fear for the life of both child and mother. It’s a fight to bring that creation into the light, and sometimes it takes much longer and a lot more work than expected.
That’s why I’m so excited to announce (finally!) the birth of my latest book baby, Not Fade Away, Interstellar Rescue Book 4. This Earth-based SFR novel, the newest installment in my Rescue series, launches June 12, but is on pre-order with Amazon now.
Over the next few weeks you’ll have a chance to meet the hero and heroine of Not Fade Away, former Rescue agent Rafe Gordon and home care nurse Charlie McIntye, but today Charlie’s therapy dog Happy takes center stage. Happy is “rescue,” too, in the sense that he was adopted from the local Humane Society shelter, but, like many of his kind, it’s debatable whether Charlie rescued him or he rescued her.
The cheerful Belgian shepherd mix helps his mistress with her elderly clients and takes an instant shine to Del Gordon, a wheelchair-bound ex-Canadian Mountie with dementia who has recently moved to the small town of Masey, North Carolina to become Charlie’s client. Or, at least, that’s the story Charlie has been told. Even Happy can sense Charlie’s confusion when the old man’s symptoms don’t quite line up with his diagnosis.
Then there is the old man’s son, Rafe. Happy is inclined to like everybody, but he can sense this human’s hesitation. It’s like this guy doesn’t even know how to act around a dog! And, if you ask Happy, the guy likes Charlie entirely too much. What’s worse is that she likes him, too. Ugh!
Finding your way toward family is not an easy task under any circumstances, much less when alien hunters are a constant threat. Good thing Happy is there to protect his new pack. These humans need all the help they can get.
Earth shielded his secrets--
Until her love unlocked his heart.
Rescue agent Rafe Gordon is human, though Earth has never been his home. But when his legendary father Del becomes the target of alien assassins, Rafe must hide the dementia-debilitated hero in the small mountain town where the old man was born—Masey, North Carolina, USA, Earth.
Home care nurse Charlie McIntyre and her therapy dog, Happy, have never had such challenging clients before. Del’s otherworldly “episodes” are not explained by his diagnosis, making Charlie question everything about her mysterious charge and his dangerously attractive son. Rafe has the answers she needs, but Charlie will have to break through his wall of secrets to get them.
As the heat rises between Charlie and Rafe, the deadly alien hunters circle closer. The light they seek to extinguish flickers in the gloom of Del’s fading mind—the memory of a planet-killer that threatens to enslave the galaxy.