Excerpt: Forced to Love by Sky Alexander
Title: Forced to Love (The Fires of Love & Hate Book 1)
Author: Sky Alexander
Genre: Historical Romance
About the Book
FORCED TO LOVE is the newest book in Sky Alexander’s series The Fires of Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection).
“Inspiration can come from anywhere, but nothing is more uplifting and irresistible to me as a new Sky Alexander novel. This is one of my new favorites, (with FORCED TO LOVE) Sky Alexander shows his unique writing style that reminds us of how great historical romance and western romance can be written that reminds you of classics but with new addictive twists that are uplifting and intriguing in The Fires of Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection). Hattie really shows that through thick and then love for your family is one of the most important things.” ~Heather Goodreads
“FORCED TO LOVE is spell-bounding and one of my new favorite historical romance stories that is sure to be around for a long time. You must read this!” ~ Juanita Goodreads
Hattie Morran is a poor dirt farmers daughter in Missouri. Suddenly Hattie finds that her life is changed in the blink of an eye and she is forced to love Abner Garland. Now her Western Romance which is purely a façade for show and to save her family will soon come to an end.
“But what about their anger?” Hattie asked. “Jess and Abner will be furious.”
“Furious doesn’t even begin to describe how they’re going to react. Even though I probably shouldn’t, I am going to set them up with handsome allowances. What can they do? I’m of sound mind. So, Miss Hattie, when you marry Abner, I will give you nine-tenths of my fortune, and the remainder will be yours at my death.”
From the moment that you are brought into the book you will be immediately part of the western romance in the middle of the south. The Fires of Love & Hate Series will keep you right in the middle of a tale that is based on some true and historical events. This Historical Romance series is sure to be your new favorite.
Standing quietly in an upper bedroom of the beautiful Garland Mansion, Hattie Morran gazed out the open window over the lush green grounds known as the Silver Creek Estate. She stood quietly in the upper bedroom of the beautiful Garland Mansion, her wedding dress and auburn hair fluttering lightly in the soft Missouri breeze, and sighed. The cold steel of her Colt 45, nestled among the flowers of her wedding bouquet, belied the picture of a beautiful bride awaiting her once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Without breaking her gaze, she spoke to her sister, who sat silently on a sapphire blue settee in the middle of the ornately decorated room.
“So help me, God, Dakota,” Hattie said with great conviction, “if Abner does not come across with my demands this time, this will be the shortest marriage on record.”
“What do you plan to do, sis?” Dakota asked.
Turning toward her sister, who’d leaned forward since she’d last looked, Hattie slowly lowered her bouquet, reached in, and cocked the revolver. “Put it this way . . . if he doesn’t, the man is goin’ to meet up with an untimely death . . . or I am goin’ to shoot off the only thin’ in life that jackass holds dear.”
Dakota’s jaw dropped. “You wouldn’t!”
“Oh, wouldn’t I? Just you hide and watch, sister dear. Believe me, I’ve taken just about all I’m goin’ to take from Abner Garland. At this point, I’d just as soon kill him as look at him. Of course, I can’t do that because I love his Mama so much, and even though he is a despicable person, he is her son.” With her feelings for Abner’s mother, Rebecca Garland, calming her, Hattie reached back into her bouquet and uncocked the revolver.
About the Author
Sky Alexander is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced IT professionals in the industry today. He holds degrees in Software Engineering, Network Engineering and Database
Engineering. He has worked for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Citicorp Bank and Wells
Fargo, as well as many different top United States Government Agencies in the intelligence arena.
Sky has built software that is in use in multiple businesses utilizing both structural design patterns and behavioral design patterns. He is an expert in .Net, Java and OSI platforms. He has used many different technologies to create very sophisticated applications for both mobile devices as well as stand-alone software applications.
Sky has over 15 years experience in the industry, managing teams in the United States as well as managing teams remotely in Bangalore, India and Shanghai, China. He has designed and implemented website infrastructures for many multi-national companies.
Sky is also the author of 16 novels. He is currently working on three different series: The Fires of Love and Hate, Aspen Falls, and World of Darkness. Sky has also written several stage plays and two full-length feature films: Out of Darkness and A Forbidden Love.
Sky also does ghostwriting and is currently mentoring several other authors on how to write books. Sky is founder and CEO of two different companies: Rising Phoenix Publishing is designed to help people of all ages who want to write and publish a book. We take submissions from aspiring authors and determine if their work is ready for publication. Rising Phoenix will work with authors who may need additional coaching to reach publication level.
We currently have books from 21 authors being prepared for production. We will engage the best in the business to produce, market, and sell the books, both online and to bookstores across the United States and eventually the world.
Rising Phoenix Studios is designed with the intent of breaking all the rules of Hollywood by bringing fresh new stories to the platform with up-and-coming talented actors. Our goal will always be to bring original untold stories to production that are entertaining, compelling and positive films for the enjoyment of the entire family.