Genre: Romance/Time Travel
Number of pages:178
Cover Artist: Sister Sparrow Graphics
Jami – Content with her life working for a publishing house, enjoying her caffeine addiction and her daily banter with best friend Todd. Jami wasn’t one to believe in Destiny. When her world turns upside down just days before her 25th birthday, her beliefs are challenged and time is ripped away. Dozing off in the sun one moment and sitting in a field of heather with a talking hamster the next will rattle any normal girl. But hearing a sexy deep voice and turning to find the Highlander it belongs to will rock anyone’s world!
Devlin-. He loved the annual festival, all the hustle and bustle around the keep, what he couldn’t handle was his mother hounding him about finding that “one” to settle down with as the middle brother he still had plenty of time. He escaped daily to do his rounds along the land’s perimeter, but one day he found someone he wasn’t expecting. One look, one smell was all it took. He would find out who she was.
Faced with the obstacle of overcoming her fears and embracing her powers, Jami’s destiny is hers to take. Or is it?
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I took a seat on the stones and pulled my knees up to my chest, resting my chin and just taking it all in. Moss crept up the stones on the bank, giving way to a lush carpet of grass and wildflowers. Again, I smelled heather, but couldn't pinpoint where it was coming from. Heather couldn't survive in this climate, even next to this little brook. It must be the combination of all the wildflowers' scents mixed together.
My eyelids became heavy. This seemed odd as I’d rested well last night and hadn't been up that long. I sat there, feeling a bit hazy and sleepy, and noticed a small creature venturing up, maybe to drink from the brook? It wasn't a squirrel. The tail wasn't long enough. Maybe a chipmunk, though the markings on the fur weren’t right. This wasn't anything I’d seen before.
I watched it, trying to decide what animal family it could be from, when it looked up at me. It stared right into my eyes. I gawked, my eyes widening when I realized this little creature’s eyes weren't the little black dots I would expect, but a misty gray seeming to swirl as if a fog was contained within them. This little creature winked, and then scampered away.
I shook my head. My imagination was running away with itself again. I attempted to move, but my body had other plans. Instead of finding myself standing, I’d actually lain down. My eyes got heavier the longer I rested. A small nap can’t hurt. I had no pressing work, and the call to Todd could wait. I closed my eyes and let the sun warm my face as I drifted off to sleep.
"Jami," a voice whispered
Startled, I sat up and shaded my eyes.
I scanned the trees, trying to locate the owner of the voice.
"Down here, dearie."
Peeking down, I found that the little creature who had scampered away, was in fact at my feet, gazing at me. I drew my feet up quickly.
"I’m dreaming." I scanned the area again. "Who's there? This isn't funny."
"Yes, dear, ye are dreaming and please quit thinking of me as a creature. I have a name, and it’s Roma."
I stared at this little creature with its round black eyes and fluffy, multi-hued brown fur. I rubbed my eyes. Sure enough, she was still there. "But, how?"
"It's a dream, dearie. Anything can happen in dreams"
"Who or what are you?"
"As I said, my name is Roma, and all ye need to know is I am here to help you. To give ye a bit of advice"
"What kind of advice?" Heck if this was a dream, I may as well play along. It could make for a great story if I remembered it when I woke up.
"Keep an open mind and an open heart. Yer fate is going to show itself to ye soon." Roma skittered away into the trees.
Character Name: Devlin O’Rourke
Character Bio: Middle Son to Lady O’Rourke, oldest brother Donovan is clan leader. Two other younger siblings, a sister Iona and the youngest in the brood brother Darrick. Devlin is in charge of the warriors and protection of the Keep and it’s land. Thirty-five years old and in no hurry to settle down.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
Hmm, ye always start with the hard ones eh? I would say that I don’t have a worst quality, though Jami might disagree. My best quality is my loyalty to my family and my drive to protect them and keep them safe.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
If ye hurt my family, I WILL find ye and make ye wish ye had never been born.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
Well if I tell ye it wouldn’t be a secret would it now?
What are you most afraid of?
Och, as a highlander we are breed to not be afraid of anything. But I will admit to ye, since finding Jami, my biggest fear is of losing her, but let’s just keep that between us will ye?
What do you want more than anything?
For the fueding to stop, to be able to enjoy the lass that fate has brought to me and to have my family all under one roof again.
What is your relationship status?
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
Highlanders don’t worry about fashion. A good sturdy pair of boots and a warm tartan is all we need.
How much of a rebel are you?
That’s a question I think my brother could answer better than I. (said with a deep laugh)
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Keeping my clan and those that depend on us safe.
What is your idea of happiness?
A warm fire, full belly, and a willing lass in my bed.
What is your current state of mind?
Amused, these questions ye are asking I find quite amusing.
What is your most treasured possession?
What is your most marked characteristic?
My battle scars.
What is it that you, most dislike?
Disloyalty, traitors, liers.
Which living person do you, most despise?
Jacob Morgan, the rat.
What is your greatest regret?
Not trusting Jami from the start.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Honesty and loyalty.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
I don’t read much.
Which living person do you most admire?
Ahh now there is a hard one. A few months ago I would have said my older brother Donovan, but after our last battle Jami has won that spot hands down.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
There isn’t anything about me that needs changing in my opinion. Though Jami may disagree.
What is your motto?
Family and clan above all else.
Mother to two boys, 3 four legged babies, and wife to a loving husband who doesn't mind the extra voices in her head.
Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois, but calls Portland, TN home now. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, and loves her day job working at the local public library. Though her true passion is in creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.