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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cover reveal: Freedom's Embrace by Kianna Alexander

Kianna Alexander

















This summer, Kianna Alexander is turning up the heat with Freedom's Embrace. This is a story that she believed in. And now, Ellora's Cave is releasing it this summer. August 1, to be exact.

When Kianna visited the blog earlier in May, this is what she said about the journey to get her novel published.

I was having a very hard time selling a story very near and dear to my heart, about a runaway slave and a quadroon doctor in the late 1840's. Five or six publishers had rejected it and I was about to tuck it away under my bed, never to be seen again. I felt this book needed and deserved the broader audience a publishing house could provide, so I didn't want to self publish it. I was at the end of my rope. Beverly Jenkins told me to write the book of my heart, and everything else would fall into place. Sure enough, I sold it when an editor finally saw my vision. It's now titled Freedom's Embrace, and is coming this summer from Ellora's Cave.
Here's what Freedom's Embrace  is all about:

Blush Sensuality Level: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic).
Jonathan is the only doctor within several days’ ride of Graham, Pennsylvania, and is desperate for a nurse to assist him. His salvation comes in the form of Naomi, a runaway slave who shows up ill on his doorstep. When she agrees to be his nurse in exchange for treatment, his world lights up. Unfortunately, not everyone in town approves of Jonathan’s new nurse. His mother and some of his patients express their distaste for her, but she’s captured Jonathan’s heart, and he’ll defend her at any cost.
When Naomi’s former master rides into town, Jonathan discovers just how far he will go to keep the woman he loves from being torn from his arms, and from freedom’s embrace.

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