Saturday, 1 July 2017

Life's Series by Rebekah Raymond



Series: Life's Series
Author: Rebekah Raymond
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Futuristic


Life's Defeat
Book 1

Tragedy places the soldier in StPatrick’s complex, determination to be someone of use keeps her within its walls. When she finally takes her first breaths of freedom, the soldier is sucked back into military servitude. Her long, violent capture and imprisonment by Rochester sets her path of physical and psychological terror.

Under his rule she learns the depth of her own depravity, and how far she can go before she threatens to lose herself. But when Tomlin and his team rescues her, she discovers a new threat in the life she chooses to lead.

As the pages of her genetically-altered history are revealed, the solider finds the key to achieving her new goal: revenge.

It’s unfortunate it might just kill her in the end.




Excerpt from Life's Defeat:

He considered my flesh, running his fingertips down the length of my thigh as he nodded and tapped my flank just below one of my tribal tattoos. I saw him lift his cigar to his lips, puffing a few times, then watched him lower the cigar to the item he held. Within seconds, the tip was red. My eyes grew large as I realized what it was.


"Only for a moment," Rochester re-emphasized as he brought the small trinket to my thigh, meeting my gaze with his filled with enjoyment.


I screamed as the brand dug into my fat, cooking the skin and membranes below. My body convulsed, my muscles twitching and fighting despite the increasing tightness of the muscular man’s hold on me. I broke out into a cold sweat, muscles quivering from pain, my mouth tasting bile as I held back sickness.


Finally Rochester took the brand away, tearing skin as it lifted off. He lowered his head to below where I could see him and I could feel his warm breath as he blew on the mark. I stiffened in response, the area smarting. I could already feel the slow continuation of heat as the burn sensation spread.
















Life's Hope
Book 2

With the resolve of a child who had grown too much to return home, Seleah stayed away from StPatrick's complex for twelve years after her devastating abduction and rescue from criminal mastermind Rochester’s clutches. When her former lover and friend, Tomlin, calls with the news of her beloved mentor's demise, however, she decides to come back to the school and her course is altered dramatically.

Tomlin can’t stand being away from Seleah any longer. He wants her, needs her to return for good. His stupidity was almost his downfall. Now, life has given him a second chance.

But with their reunion comes jealousy and hatred from an outside source, threatening to kill them both and the new life they are seeking.

The pair must learn to accept each other once more; to heal wounds and scars alike, and decide if their paths can really exist together forever. Passion, sadness, violence, and the resiliency of love await in Life’s Hope.



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About the Author:

By day Rebekah Raymond is simply Becca--Medical Claims Adjudicator, Academic Strategist, wife and mother of two. By night, she is Rebekah Raymond, Calgary writer of thriller/horror, romance, science fiction and fantasy.

Raymond is the author of the thriller Life’s Defeat (Oct 2015) and Life’s Hope (May 2016) with the third and fourth installments coming out in 2017.

Raymond is a proficient writer, working at her writing for 1-3 hours nightly. She attributes her wildly disconnected plots and vivid characters to automatic and dissociative writing.

She is a member of NaNoWriMo and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.



Q&A's with Rebekah Raymond:

Who are your top 10 favourite authors?
For a variety of reasons (some I love their writing, some I just like the authors themselves) and in no particular order:
  • Jacqueline Carey
  • Maggie Shayne
  • T.E. Ridener
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Skye Jordan
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Amanda Hocking
  • JK Rowling
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Daniel Abraham (S.A. Corey)

What makes a good story?
A good story is one that has that spark, that pull that keeps you coming back for more. A good story is not predictable, and has both engaging characters and a desire for the reader to know more.

What do you do to unwind and relax?
Writing, reading, singing, I love to be in tune with nature and enjoy the harmonious sounds of instrumental and choral music.



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