Today is release day for CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
About the Book
Title: CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT
Series: Beneath the Darkness Trilogy #1
Author: Cheryl Sloan
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
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Determined to live life on her terms, Jenna Lachlan focused her energy on growing her business all the while flying under the radar, but fate had other plans.
Insert the sexy, assertive, and captivating Cameron Rijker into the fold, and the stakes just got higher. He pushed her buttons, decimated her comfort zone, and made her yearn for a life she long since vowed wasn’t in the cards.
Their attraction was immediate, their chemistry undeniable, and their connection unparalleled. However, beneath the surface remained a secret so big that Jenna would go to any lengths to keep hidden no matter the cost.
The only downside to anonymity was that you could never fully trust anyone but yourself.
“Something amusing you, Jenna?” He asked.
“Me?” His spine straightened, and the tension brewing below my waist began building momentum.
“Where’s the dominating man I know—”
“He’s not far away I can assure you.” He interrupted before I could finish.
“It’s not like you to be so willing to hand over control, yet here you are, letting me take the lead on the designs. You’re giving me an awful lot of power. You know that, right?”
“I do.” The edge in his voice was a seductive purr, making me question his agenda.
“I’m not interested in playing games, Cameron,” I replied, fully prepared to go head to head with him.
“I can assure you; I never play games.” His shoulders pushed his upper body back flush against his desk chair while his arms folded across his chest. “When it comes to business,” he added with a cocked eyebrow and a suggestive glint in his eyes. “Business aside, what are your plans for dinner tonight, Jenna?”
I stood up and took my growing frustration out on the laptop as I jammed it in my purse with authority.
“Jenna, I asked you a question.” His brusque tone startled me.
“I don’t know I’ve lost my appetite.” I lied. Irritated by his behavior, I refused to inform him of my plans for heading out of town.
“Hopefully, not because of me?” His voice softened.
Yes, because of you and your mercurial personality disorder, I wanted to say. “I’m not sure really what to think right now.” This man had me exasperated and running in circles.
“What’s with this attitude of yours?”
“My attitude?” My hand flew to my chest as if I’d been stung by his words. “You didn’t sleep in your bed? You barely spoke two words to me in the kitchen this morning. What’s a girl to think? But don’t worry. I get it. You’ve had me now, and it’s time to move on. So for the sake of both of us, let’s not drag this out any longer. I can still keep things professional as long as we are working together if that is a concern.” A sinking feeling pushed down on my chest, threatening my next breath.
“Is that what you really want?” he asked. His expression was unwavering as he studied me intently, searching for a hint as to the direction I was leaning.
No, was my gut reaction. If Cameron was having doubts, I wished he’d be upfront about them.
“Isn’t this what you want?” I twisted his words and threw them back at him.
He stood up and held his hand out to me. “I’d rather show you what I want.”
I needed to keep my composure, stand my ground, and end this now before my emotions delved deeper. However, my head and heart were miles apart as I placed my hand willingly in his.
About the Author
Cheryl Sloan lives an hour outside Toronto with her husband, two children, and has a love for all things creative. With the unwavering support and encouragement of her husband, she decided to abandon her comfort zone and pursue her dream of becoming a published author. When she’s not lost in crafting her character’s world or cuddled up with a good book and her lapdog Labradoodle, she can be found spending quality time with her family and hanging out at the ballpark supporting their favorite MLB team.