NIGHTHAWK:
An abused young wife stranded in the Alleghenies in 1783 is rescued from drowning by a rugged frontiersman who shows her kindness and passion. But can they ever be together?

The challenge for this novelist was to write a short story for the Wild Rose Press Free Reads Promo. I packed a lot into nine pages. Take a look--for free. Here's the link. While you're there check out some of the other great offerings.

http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=180&products_id=874

14 comments

  1. Keli Gwyn // July 5, 2008 at 11:47 AM  

    Beth,

    I'm impressed by how much you accomplish in a few pages. You paint a wonderful picture, set the time period and establish the conflict. In addition you do a fine job with the hero and heroine. I liked them and found myself anxious for their happy ending. A satisfying read that leaves me eager for more of your stories.

  2. Susan Anne Mason // July 5, 2008 at 12:35 PM  

    Hi Beth,

    Really enjoyed your story. My only regret is that it was too short. I wanted to read more about your characters!

    And again, love your new cover.

    Sue

  3. C.J. Redwine // July 5, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

    You are truly a master at painting a vivid setting!

    Congrats on all your momentum. You've earned it. =)

  4. Beth Trissel // July 5, 2008 at 12:58 PM  

    Thanks ladies! My novels are somewhat longer. :)

  5. Nightingale // July 5, 2008 at 4:16 PM  

    A free read and what a entertaining read it was. I wanted to more!

  6. Mary Ricksen // July 6, 2008 at 12:01 PM  

    Wonderful Beth, just wonderful!

  7. Mary Marvella // July 6, 2008 at 3:20 PM  

    You are a real story teller! Great work.

  8. Mary Marvella // July 6, 2008 at 3:20 PM  

    You are a real story teller! Great work.

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  10. Toni V.S. // July 6, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

    I second everything that's been said, Beth!

  11. Toni V.S. // July 6, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

    I second everything that's been said, Beth!

  12. Toni V.S. // July 6, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

    I second everything that's been said, Beth!

  13. Toni V.S. // July 6, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

    I second everything that's been said, Beth!

  14. Beth Trissel // July 7, 2008 at 10:28 AM  

    Thanks Toni! Multiple times back at you. :)