Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Please Welcome Debbie Peterson as She Tells Us About Her Paranormal/Fantasy Romance, Heart of the Storm

Heart of the Storm
by Debbie Peterson

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: February 27, 2019

Print ISBN: 978-1-5092-2473-9 
Digital ISBN: 978-1-5092-2474-6

Number of pages: 277
Word Count: 96478

Cover Artist:  Debbie Taylor

Tagline: Love is the perfect storm…

Book Description:

DEA agent Aliyana Montijo must stop a drug lord's killing orders and find a government mole. With a contract on her head, she trusts no one. While heading back to Florida with evidence, lightning strikes her plane. As it careens into the ocean, she thinks she sees a pirate ship. What she finds is a dashing and most unlikely ally.

Four centuries ago, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness captained a vessel for the Dutch West Indies Company. Then an unearthly storm in the Bermuda Triangle blew him into a parallel dimension. After rescuing Aliyana from a similar tempest, he finds himself drawn to the courageous beauty and wants to aid her mission.

In the midst of danger, the two find themselves falling in love. Then a misunderstanding tears them apart, perhaps forever…


About a half an hour before sunset, the unease she had carried for the past several hours turned into a sudden feeling of dread. Panic overtook all rational thought and settled into her soul. Something terrible had happened. She raced toward her supplies and grabbed her backpack. Her fingers shook as she unzipped the bag and yanked out her phone. She called Greg’s number several times over before it dawned on her that he had already boarded a plane headed for Colombia. She wouldn’t be able to contact him until the morning.
Despite all attempts to banish it, the dread grew stronger with each passing hour. A growing notion that Wolf and his crew never left the sub took firm hold. The conscientious men of the Wieven could very well have remained behind to ensure that all went according to plan. The thought of such an occurrence made her sick to her stomach. What if they could die as she had always feared? What if they died in that sub along with Mercado’s men? She couldn’t sleep, and she couldn’t eat. All throughout the long hours of the night, she restlessly paced along the shore, waiting, hoping, and praying.

By the time the gloomy morning arrived, what little hope she’d carried throughout the long night dissipated. Somewhere in her heart, she finally accepted that her beloved captain wouldn’t be coming for her. Not now. Not ever again. 

What is it about this book that makes it special?

Once upon a long time ago, a  young girl watched a fascinating documentary about the strange disappearances in an oceanic area called “The Bermuda Triangle.” Disappearances that have been documented for centuries. Over the years various scientists have theorized what caused these disappearances. Many believed these missing ships and planes were simply at the bottom of the sea due to magnetic or electrical forces and perhaps even pilot error. They theorize these vessels might possibly, one day, be found. However, no one really knows for sure. We only know that according to more modern transcripts the pilots were lost, confused and terrified. They were pleading for help while noting that none of their instruments were functioning properly. They had no idea the direction they were going…
Then one day, many years later, the young girl grew up and came across a vivid painting that depicted a violent storm over the sea. Lightning lit up the sky while crashing into the water below. Waves heaved beyond all normal bounds. As she gazed at the painting, memories of the documentary returned as did some interesting true accounts she had read over the years of what various pilots experienced for themselves while going through The Bermuda Triangle. Her imagination took flight.
Heart of the Storm was born…

Heart of the Storm is a story with a mix of fantasy and paranormal elements alongside reality. The hero of this tale, a 17th century sea captain who is still very much alive, has had experiences I would die to have. Most importantly? He can answer the vexing question of what really happens when planes and ships disappear in the Bermuda Triangle during a storm. When he meets a modern day DEA agent during one such tumultuous storm, we have a story you might not find on book store shelves every day. Perhaps that makes this story a bit special after all.

About the Author:

Debbie is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance. She has-and always has had-a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, making an impossible love possible, and happily ever after endings. She loves music, art, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and thunder storms.

When she's not busy conjuring her latest novel, She spends time with the members of her very large and nutty family in the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada. She also pursues her interests in family history (which she also teaches), mythology, and history.

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Debbie Peterson said...

Thank you so much for hosting!

Linda Mooney said...

Delighted to have you, Debbie!