Book Two of the Shilo Manor Series. Media Kit.
Shilo Manor book two
"Every breath you take is a song to my soul."
Nothing is sacred to Cole when it comes to keeping his love - not even covenants made with gods. When Lord Dressen's obsession to have Anna soars, Cole pulls out all the stops. But, through all his efforts, lofty or damned, the truth remains.
Will echoes of another life cause him to fail?
Echoes is the spectacular second installment in the award-winning Shilo Manor series. If you like compelling alpha heroes, magical romances, and surprising twists of fate, then you'll love Charlene A. Wilson's fantasy romance.
Amazon: (kindle) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078RJD542
Amazon: (paperback) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1727136446
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Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/fgYyEddNpYA
What Readers Are Saying:
"Echoes is the second installment in Wilson's [Shilo Manor] series and was just as much a pleasure to read as the first. The timeless love story is brought to life in a new and creative way that pulls at your heartstrings and keeps you reading...."
--Annette, Gothic Mom Reviews
"A touching and magickal romance story, Echoes picks right up where [Fated] left off. Charlene pens her characters well-written and brings them to life in this fast-paced, totally hard-to-put-down sequel. Recommended for all romance and paranormal romance fans."
--My Cozy Corner
"Echoes is a shockingly spectacular sequel to [Fated] that will leave you reeling from the mind-blowing revelations and truly surprising twists of fate."
-- Amber, The Wonderings of One Person
"Echoes is as interesting as Book 1. Those who enjoyed the first book will definitely relish this book too... The book is a romance that touches on past lives and rebirth. This paranormal angle makes it an exciting read... Lord Dressen's obsession for Mianna forms the somber angle of the book. It is so powerful that he will do anything to possess her. Cole's struggle to continue his love with Mianna, in spite of Lord Dressen's dark presence, makes the story very exciting and adds that bit of intrigue and suspense. All the characters are skillfully etched by the author. I look forward to reading the next part of this series to find out where the author will take us."
-- Mamta Madhavan, Readers' Favorite
Sweet lavender greeted Cole as he entered the solarium. Tiny bobbles glowed from beneath the garden foliage, allowing the stars to wink through the wide skylights in the ceiling. He scanned the dark sky and an all-to-familiar longing for the five moons in his home realm returned. It was suddenly too dark in Cornerstone Deep, too repressive--a reminder of the deceit this plane bred.
Dragging his hand across his face, he released an uneasy breath. His father had been taken by greed. Just as his own standards had diluted to the point of performing acts that defiled ancient covenants. But if Sylis Shilo, a born Meridian and revered Sentinel, had succumbed to Terran influence...
Cole lowered his gaze as justification shadowed his acts. We were deceived. You had no right. The facts seethed in his blood. His father longed for his wife. How many times had he influenced her feelings? And how much of her desire was truly for Cole and not a result of emotional tampering?
His stomach knotted. The senior wizard had even suggested the charm created for Mianna. Unsigh. One heart--the ultimate sharing of passion. He had aided in its creation and in Cole's desire to please his new bride, he had embraced the idea with his whole heart. I was a fool. It would have only made it easier for the master to read the emotions she shared.
Cole smoothed back his hair and paced a circle to expel anxiety. Surely, he would have felt betrayal in his love's heart if there was desire for another man--especially when the spell joined their hearts...surely.
Adoration flowed from behind him, touching his senses. Slender hands smoothed his shirt to his waist, and a soft form leaned to his back. His heart melted, and he closed his eyes.
Despite his attempt to avoid an earlier meet, he couldn't resist. He lifted his arm and turned to hold her in his embrace. As she met his gaze, Mianna's soul once again spoke to his as none other had or would. Unrest fled. Doubt disappeared.
Her brow wrinkled with worry. "You've been distant."
He brushed her long hair with a gentle stroke. "I'm sorry, my love."
She caressed his forehead with her fingertips, erasing the tension there.
"Hush thy worries, still thy mind, for within mine arms,
love's sweet bliss will heal thy soul, downy soft and warm."
Cole rested his cheek on her soft locks, allowing her poetic tongue to soothe him.
"Whispers, wings of love's caress, light upon thy heart.
Gazes, speak of my soul's want, body, mind, be part."
She gently placed her hand to his cheek, guiding him to look into her eyes.
"I long. I pray thee touch me, carry forth my will.
Leave behind the world, my love. Be this moment still."
Cole's heart wrapped around her plea, and the reality of her return filled his being. She was his. Now and forever. "This moment, my life, my existence is yours." He cradled her face with his hands. "Every breath you take is a song to my soul."
Her words fell to his lips in a hush. "Make love to me, Cole. I need to feel you still love me."
The Breath of Zephyr flowed freely, and licorice and cream rode his whisper. "How could you truly doubt."
Wilting onto a bed of flowers, he lay with her on the soft buds. The song in her sigh washed through his heart and her emotions flowed, reminding him Sylis Shilo had no influence there. They alone shared this moment surrounded by beauty and its sweet aroma. The dark sky of Cornerstone Deep blanketed them in solitude.
Little buttons on her blouse released at his touch and as he slid the fabric aside, a heated plea breezed past her lips. The layers of her skirt fell to her hip as she raised her thigh to rest it against his waist. He leaned into her entreaty.
Her voice came to him, a small sound breaking from a whisper. "Time has passed for you, Cole." A quiver shook her words. "I know there were others."
"Just...let me pretend I was the only one to share your soul all that time. Lie to me...this once."
Her request clenched his heart. "My love. It's been you all this time." Cole's thick breath poured against her skin. "It's always been you."
USA Today and Washington Post Bestseller, Charlene A. Wilson, takes you to other dimensions with her stories. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.
She began writing in her early teens when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The characters and worlds were so amazing she brought them to life through her books.
Charlene resides in a small community in Arkansas, USA, with her husband, a cuddly Pekingese, and a very chatty cockatiel named Todder.
Author site: http://CharleneAWilson.com