I'm so excited to finally share AUTUMN’S HEALING. It’s a
bit of a departure for me, dabbling in the paranormal genre.
Mikaylah MacDonough is dealing with an empty nest for the first time and when I
started writing this story, so was I. It was a difficult topic for me to tackle.
Normally writing is therapeutic and often helps me through life's hurdles. But
not this time. This was one of those stories I began, then had to put away for a
while, until I was certain I was ready to face my own fears, as I’d found the
worst of them wending their way into the plot.
Though Mikaylah and I are both moms, I am the proud mama of three and married to
my high school sweetheart for... well... what seems like ever — Kaylah is a
single-mom of an only child and about to jump back into the dating game, at the
urging of her teenage daughter. That's about where the similarities end. This
too is where I get to live vicariously through my characters, as Kaylah opens up
to former serviceman, the scrumptious, Jerusalem Aames. A man who is struggling
with reacclimating to civilian life with some pretty serious hurdles of his own.
But what's common, I think for all of us, who at some point are forced to
relinquish our most precious gifts to the cold harsh world, it's excruciating
letting our children go. Not that we want to smother or stifle them, but that
worry, that overwhelming need to keep them close and safe, is something that
never seems to go away, or get any easier, no matter how old our babies get. But
what I've learned, is watching them mature and change, to learn and thrive, and
find excitement in all their new endeavours, holds another joy, one I was afraid
to let them attempt but knew I had to find the courage to. I had to let them fly.
AUTUMN’S HEALING is a
story rife with new beginnings — some of them heart-wrenching — for not only the
characters but the writer as well.
Rarely do we get to pick our battles… Often, they choose us.
Single mom Mikaylah MacDonough and her only daughter Autumn have been on their
own a long time. So, when Autumn goes off to school, it seems only natural for
Kaylah to pull up stakes and follow, though with some clear-cut boundaries, of
course. She’s determined to give Autumn space to enjoy the whole college
experience but remain close enough for emergencies, meals and laundry. But when
the closing date of the current house overlaps with taking possession of the
‘new’ house, along with orientation week, Autumn has to go it alone. From that
moment on, Kaylah’s dreams of a new beginning turn into a complete and total
When former serviceman Jerusalem Aames drives up to the century-old Cleary
house, he sees dollar signs for himself and his all-veteran crew. The rundown,
old place would finally put his fledgling construction-renovation firm in the
black. But the moment he meets the gorgeous homeowner who had been duped into
buying the money-pit, his attraction is swift and instantaneous.
However, there’s something very strange going on in the dilapidated house that
has nothing to do with rotting timbers or shoddy wiring. Whatever it is, it’s
affecting Kaylah’s state of mind, and Salem finds himself in a battle he’s not
sure he can win.
[Totally Bound Publishing, On Sale: May 16, 2017,
e-Book, ISBN: 9781786511539 / eISBN: 9781786511539]
H K Carlton is a multi-published Canadian author of romance and its varied
sub-genres, including contemporary, paranormal, historical, and erotic, mf, mm
Variety is creativity’s playground — It’s where you’ll find me
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