But his love for Hannah Claire knows no boundaries. Jack Porter loves his woman through life, death, reincarnation, and time. He understands none of it, other than Hannah Claire Winslow is his love, his spirit mate. And that it shall be that way, for eternity.
I happened along Jack one morning, very early, while strolling an Outer Banks beach for shells. Our conversation was quick, as you can see, but it was enough to write an entire series around...
Maddie James: Good morning, Jack. I see you are up early. Or have you been out walking this beach all night long?
Jack Porter: Aye, good mornin’ to you. I fear I have been out all night. ‘Tis the moon, you know? Is a full one and truth be known, it is a blue moon. It could bring my Hannah Claire back to me.
MJ: Back? So, where is Hannah Claire?
Jack: *gives odd look* Why, she’s not here, that is for certain. She must be in her heavenly home.
MJ: Ah. Her heavenly home… So, she is d…”
Jack: *puts up hand* My Hannah Claire is just…somewhere else. You see, I have to be here in case she returns. That is why I walk the beach at night, yearning for her touch, to run my fingers through her silken tresses, to steal a sweet kiss in the night….
MJ: *sighs and is distracted* And what about this blue moon?
Jack: *steps closer. MJ feels a spark of current, drawn… * You see, a blue moon storm can open the portal.
MJ: *steps back, Jack gaze out over the ocean’s horizon* A portal. Hm. Is that a storm coming?
Jack: *nods* Aye. She may come home tonight. *turns back* You see, I am lost without her. I am less of a man. I need my Hannah Claire. With me.
MJ: *thinking* Jack, where are you now? Are you home? Is this your home?
Jack: *scans the beach, his stare lands upon the lighthouse and light keeper’s home* I am… I am here but I am not.
MJ: *watches as the wind whips up surf, clouds pass in front of the moon, darkness* Jack? Jack?
But he is gone. And I feel confused and suddenly lonely. Is this how Hannah Claire felt the first time she saw Jack walking the beach?
Soul Mates, Book One
Can souls touch through time and hold on when all odds are against them?
Nearly 300 years past, Jack Porter is in hot pursuit of his kidnapped wife. Not an easy feat considering the year is 1718 and the kidnapper is the notorious pirate Blackbeard aka Edward Teach. Determined to rescue his wife and take the pirate’s head in the process, Jack steals aboard the pirate’s ship to save her.
Night Kiss sends Jack and Claire on a wild search through time, not only for the resolution to a powerful attraction between them, but also for a historical artifact that holds the key to their future happiness—the coveted silver-plated chalice made from Blackbeard’s skull.
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HEAT LIGHTNING (Book 1, Outlaw Ridge, Texas) by Joan Reeves Contemporary Romance BREDE, (Rodeo Romance, Book 2) by Connie Vines Romantic Suspense
FINDING MERCY (Return to Welcome #1) by Bonnie Edwards Contemporary Romance
TIME AND AGAIN by Nancy Fraser Time Travel/Romantic Suspense
THE GINGERBREAD HEART by Liz Flaherty Sweet Romance ALL OF MY HEART by Sophie Jacobs Contemporary Romance
KENTUCKY BLUE BLOODS by Jan Scarbrough Contemporary Romance
ANORA'S PRIDE by Kathleen Lawless Western Historical romance
TWO DAYS UNTIL MIDNIGHT by Lynn Crandall Paranormal romance
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE SEXY KIND by Karen Kelley Romantic Comedy
NIGHT KISS by Maddie James Time Travel/Paranormal Romance