Thanks For Love Hop – November 13 – 18

Thanks For Love4Happy November and welcome to the next hop in the Thanks for Love Hop hosted by Candlelight Reads and my blog site. I am Christine Murphy, romance author and creator of the Sphinx Warriors Series, The Source – A Wild Clan Saga Novel, and the Midnight Rider’s Series.

The greatest thing someone did for me that loved me was my dad coming down and taking care of my husband.  My husband was diagnosed with leukemia and had just finished one of his treatments so really needed someone to care for him.  Being in the military, I was tagged to go on a temporary duty assignment for a week even though it was known my husband was ill.  Being stuck in that situation was not fun and even though my husband said he would be fine I still didn’t feel comfortable leaving him on his own.  I had voice my worries to my dad who lives in Illinois and he immediately said he would come down.  It was a great thing he did for my husband and me and I will always be greatful.   Sometimes love is just that strong that a person will do anything for the ones they love.  When I write I want to capture those powerful feelings in my novels so everyone can feel the heart-pounding excitement of being loved in that way be it from a parent or from a significant other.  So here is one my stories that I want to share with you. Please enjoy.

The Source_Version 4 Flat MedNow, here is my most current creation – The Source – “A powerful story of forbidden love in a world where emotion no longer drives
society but cold hard technology.  Crystal, a rare Source seeks more than her
protected existence.  Nathan, a Companion, will do anything to free her.
Together they will defy the rules of BioGen and reclaim the freedom to love.” It is available now on Amazon and will be available soon on other sites where books are sold.  Please enjoy an excerpt from The Source. Enjoy!

The Source Excerpt:

Right before his lips touched hers, the sound of the evening fifteen minute curfew warning went off.  Crystal jumped and Nathan instantly pulled back.

“Damn it.  I’m sorry, Crystal, I was so caught up in the moment I lost track of time.”

Grasping at his jacket, Crystal cried,  “Nathan we have to get back.  This is all my fault.  If we get caught after curfew, they’ll take you away and maybe punish you.  I should have never talked you into this.”

Tears streamed down her face and she swiped at them in fear for Nathan and for her.   BioGen would probably punish her as well, and the things they could do terrified her.  She choked, her body shaking, and her pulse rate went through the roof.  Nathan seemed to try and calm her brushing the tears away but there just wasn’t any time and she fought to get a grip on her runaway emotions. 

“Listen.  I can get us back in plenty of time but you need to calm down.  Do you trust me?” he asked while he pulled her hood back up over her face and followed up with his own to hide his.

Still gripping his jacket and feeling shaky, she nodded and whispered,  “I do trust you, Nathan.”

With an encouraging look he reassured her,  “Good.  Just hold on tight and I’ll get us back to The Inspire.  You just be ready with that magic necklace of yours to get us back into the building so no one will suspect we were ever gone.  Ready?”

Crystal took a deep breath and nodded.  It was the only acknowledgement Nathan appeared to need and after he grasped her hand in a firmer grip than earlier, he led her back out of the circle of bushes.  Once on the path, he sped up into a fast jog and she had to push herself into a full out run to keep up with him.  He was fast compared to her and she was panting before they even went a few feet but she was determined to get him back to her condo safely.  Together they covered quite a bit of distance even making it to the large crack in the blacktop they had passed earlier.  Nathan eased them both around the gap and Crystal began to breathe easier. 

Just when she was sure they were going to make it in time, Crystal saw two Nul guards approaching with BioGen uniforms on, evidently making their last rounds.  Pulling back against Nathan’s forward progression, she urgently whispered, “Nathan, BioGen guards.”

Immediately, Nathan steered both of them off the blacktop and over to one of the large trees bordering along the path.  As soon as they were under the large spread of branches he spun her around and pushed her back against the trunk.  The bark was rough but Nathan’s body surrounding and pressing against her was rock hard.  He felt good and she felt protected but the Nul’s were getting so close and she could see them watching.  She started to shake with nerves because she was sure they were going to get caught.

Nathan shifted slightly blocking her completely from the guard’s view.  He leaned against his arm which he had positioned above her forming a protective cocoon around her.  He leaned down just enough so he could push her hood back with his free hand and put his lips near her ear.  Crystal could feel his warm breath brush against her and the sensation made her shiver for a different reason.

“Crystal, I need you to relax.  You’re just a Gen with her purchased Companion enjoying an intimate moment together.  The Nuls won’t know any different unless we give them a reason to,” Nathan whispered, his voice vibrating through her body as he pressed his body against hers.

The Source (KnightFall Collections)  Available Now – ebook, Print, Kindle, Nook

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If you enjoyed a peak at The Source, check out my first book in The Sphinx Warriors Series, available now – Sphinx Resurrected.

Next in the Series is Sphinx United – Coming soon.

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**I will be picking one lucky winner for a free copy of The Source, so leave a comment on my blog and/or visit my website and leave a comment there and include your email information. If you have an email, I should be able to send anywhere in the world. I will send the winner a pdf and epub of The Source.

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Future Releases: Sphinx United, Sphinx Transformed, Sphinx Imagined, Sphinx Awakened, Sphinx Tempted, Sphinx Revealed, Sphinx Tempted, Sphinx Revealed (2014/Red Sage Publishing),The Source (Dec 2013/KnightFall Collections), Road To Redemption (TBD)

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