Today I welcome a good friend, author Eileen Schuh, to my blog. Eileen has a new release, and it even references one of my books. And today YOU get to read an excerpt. How cool is that? Take it away, Eileen...
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“In Shadow Riders, Schuh
takes us along on a horrifying, suspenseful trip.”
~ Catherine Astolfo, award-winning author of Sweet Karoline
riveting plot and dynamic characters will leave you craving more." ~
Luke Murphy, international bestselling author of Dead Man’s Hand and Kiss & Tell
From the moment she falls in love with the ‘bad boy’, the very core of her being is forever changed.
Allison Montgomery is wrapping up a career as a successful entrepreneur when she’s brutally kidnapped and whisked to South Korea. To ensure her survival, she gradually forges a bond with Carbon, her smooth-talking but abusive captor, a bond that over time proves incredibly strong. Jail time, death threats, counselling—nothing can convince Allie to betray her illicit lover.
However, a team of dedicated cops, an understanding lawyer, her ex-husband— there are those who persist in believing she can break free of Carbon’s hold. She must. Justice for six massacred men depends on it.
- An exploration of the emotional ties that trap women in violent relationships. -
Excerpt from SHADOW RIDERS:
She ran her fingers over
the embossed lettering on the cover of her book, Lancelot’s Lady by Cherish
D’Angelo. Tim had the dark hair and deep eyes of the handsome hero, but he
wasn’t rugged like the cover model. Tim was gentle, both in appearance and
The long hours and
extensive travel involved in running their business had often kept her and Tim
apart. He had offered to change things—sell the company, hire more help,
downsize. She’d tried to envision their marriage returning to the way it had
been in the early years. However, she knew that it could never be the same.
They were no longer young and full of energy and dreaming and sharing dreams
and chasing dreams. They were old and worn and destined to walk in separate,
Allie traced the firm
jaw of the hero on the cover. Love ought to be forever but seldom was. She had
fought a dark, churning, growing feeling of doom for what seemed like a decade
before they had split….
There was no doubt Tim
loved her. He respected her. Allie thumbed through the first chapters of her
book to refresh her memory. Tim wanted her, like Lancelot was driven to possess
his lady on the Caribbean island. When her doorbell rang, she greeted her
guests with her eyes still on the page…
Ah, yes. The romance novel versus the reality. We all
eventually must face it—the truth about ‘happily ever after.’ The reality of
being ‘old and worn and destined to walk in separate, dreamless worlds.”
It’s just that…the protagonist in a novel generally doesn’t
Allison Montgomery does many things that fictional protagonists
generally don’t do; she does things that real women do. Things like divorce her
husband, go through menopause and…refuse to leave a violent relationship.
I thank Cheryl Kaye Tardif for allowing me to use her romance
novel Lancelot’s Lady
her pen name, Cherish D’Angelo,
me shine light on the contrast between the fantasy and the reality in matters
of the heart.
I like the irony of have a fictional character reading a
novel. It somehow makes Allie more real. In fact, she becomes desperately real,
uncomfortable so for some.
We see in her our weaknesses, and our desperation. Her poor decisions
become ours, her illicit love ours…and we know none of it should be, because we
are strong, we are woman.
Yet in reality we fail and flail and fall. And at times, do
not want to rise back up.
We are victimized, manipulated, lied to, and loved…all by the
very same man.
Allison Montgomery is us. Lancelot’s
Lady is but a dream.
addition to SHADOW RIDERS, Canadian author, Eileen Schuh has published three novels in her
ongoing gritty Young Adult BackTracker Series: The Traz, Fatal Error and Firewalls.
The Traz also comes in a School
Edition. As well, she has to her credit two adult science fiction novellas, Schrödinger's Cat and Dispassionate Lies.
Born Eileen Fairbrother on a small
farm near Tofield, Alberta, Canada, she now lives with her husband in Alberta’s
northern boreal forest in the St. Paul area. In addition to writing, she enjoys speaking to
youth and adults about the magic of literacy and the social and personal issues
addressed in her novels.
Schuh recently retired from a life
of careers that varied from nurse to journalist to editor to business woman.
She invites you to visit her online: