Friday, September 11, 2009

Welcome Lorhainne Eckhart!



Please welcome author Lorhainne Eckhart to my blog today! She tells us what her favorite scene is in The Captain's Lady. And it includes an excerpt below! Thanks for joining us today, Lorhainne.



My Favorite Scene


My favorite Scene is when Abby is first rescued. As she is lowered to the deck unconscious hurt, battered and in desperate need of help. She lay there submerged somewhere in a semi-conscious state, as she is drawn back to the present. As she opens her eyes, confusion clouds her awareness, as Captain Eric Hamilton leans over her and for a moment she believes he is an angel.

Slowly her awareness returns as the Captain transforms before her, wearing a military uniform surrounded by his crew.

She is hurt and confused. And Abby fears being caught once again from the man she escaped from, who held her captive for a year. Abby is overwhelmed when Eric tells her she has been rescued and is on a US Navy Destroyer.

The Excerpt below:

“It’s going to be okay.”

His words were soothing and filled with hope.

Eric watched the flow of emotions, stunned by the magnificence of her baby blue eyes. They reminded him of the clear blue ocean of some of the cleanest southern waters he had ever seen.

Only there was fear lurking in those eyes.

“Are you an angel?”

“Oh that’s one he’s definitely not been called before.” The muttered words came from one of the crewmembers, and were followed by resounding snickers from the crew hovering behind.
Smiling at the obvious disillusionment, he rasped a steady hand over the rough growth of beard that insisted on appearing so early in the day. “I’m Captain Hamilton with the US Navy;
you’re aboard my ship, the USS Larsen. We recovered your dinghy off the starboard bow. Can
you tell me how long you were out there? Where you came from?”

The unmasked confusion in those fragile eyes turned to desperation. “The United States Navy?”

The emotion in her voice was heartbreaking as tears spilled over, slowly tracing a path down the sides of her face.

Blurb: The Captain’s Lady

Captain Eric Hamilton is a powerful force in the U.S. Navy, having earned himself a reputation of being a hard-nosed chauvinist. He’s commander of the USS Larsen, a destroyer, currently deployed in the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Abby Carlton has just escaped from the man who held her captive for a year. Abducted while travelling in Paris, she was given to an Arab man as a gift, until one night she makes her desperate escape.

While on patrol one morning Captain Eric Hamilton discovers a dinghy floating aimlessly. Abby is found, battered and in an advanced state of pregnancy, lying in the bottom of the dinghy. From the moment she lay on the deck of his ship her innocence finds a way to penetrate his hardened heart. But time is running out. Eric is falsely accused of sexual assault and the CIA wants Abby and the baby for bait to flush out her captor.


Excerpt
: The Captain’s Lady

Captain Eric Hamilton is a powerful force in the U.S. Navy, having earned himself a reputation of being a hard-nosed chauvinist. He’s commander of the USS Larsen, a destroyer, currently deployed in the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Abby Carlton has just escaped from the man who held her captive for a year. Abducted while travelling in Paris, she was given to an Arab man as a gift, until one night she makes her desperate escape.

While on patrol one morning Captain Eric Hamilton discovers a dinghy floating aimlessly. Abby is found, battered and in an advanced state of pregnancy, lying in the bottom of the dinghy. From the moment she lay on the deck of his ship her innocence finds a way to penetrate his hardened heart. But time is running out. Eric is falsely accused of sexual assault and the CIA wants Abby and the baby for bait to flush out her captor.

4 comments:

LORETTA CANTON said...

Well, today is the last day of this contest so I'm holding my breath.


loretta canton.
lbcanton@verizon.net

Lorhainne Eckhart said...

This was an exciting book tour. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Lorhainne Eckhart
http://www.LorhainneEckhart.com/
The Captain's Lady - A Passionate Tale of Love during the Iraqi War
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Christine Clemetson said...

Congrats on your release Lorhainne & a great book tour!

Lorhainne Eckhart said...

Thank you Christine.
Lorhainne Eckhart