Title: Unearthed (Duty Bound Series Book Two)
Author: J.S. Marlo
“Shaped by regrets. Bound by duty. Driven by secrets.” Rowan’s future is jeopardized by the regrets she harbors and the deadly secrets she unearths.
Obligated to give up the man she loves, Rowan O’Reilly takes over Buccaneer Bed & Breakfast. Though her heart is in shambles, she is drawn to Avery Stone, a mysterious guest who reminds her of Bjorn…and everything she lost.
Haunted by a fatal decision, Avery escapes his past in Buccaneer’s attic, but he can’t ignore the previous owner’s peculiar death, the strange bones exhumed by the spirited Rowan…or the annoying doctor vying for her attention.
As visitors wreak havoc on Buccaneer, Rowan stumbles onto deadly family secrets and unknowingly unearths a murderer. Yet nothing, not even the threat of her predecessor’s fate, can stop her from digging for the truth.
As he peered around the corner of the house, he spotted a stranger in a fancy suit rushing across the lawn. The unidentified male headed toward the gazebo where—
At the sight of O’Reilly perched on the roof like a reckless rooster waiting to be gunned down, Avery’s jaw dropped.
The hammer slipped from her hand. She leaped back as if she’d been hit by the tool and lost her footing.
An invisible blow knocked the wind out of Avery. Too far to intervene, he squeezed his cane, but he couldn’t tear his gaze away from the body sliding down the roof.
Arms outstretched, O’Reilly reached up. Whatever she managed to grip near the edge halted her deadly descent.
“Rowan? Are you all right?” The brainless fool who’d startled her stood where the hammer had fallen.
Looking haggard, she struggled to sit away from the void.
“Does she look all right?” Avery muttered under his breath, his stomach reeling from the near tragedy.
O’Reilly swayed her head, blood running down her face. “Doctor…Chris?”
The fool was a doctor? His dubious tactic to recruit new patients didn’t impress Avery.
Born and raised in a small French Canadian town, J.S. Marlo spent her childhood reading and daydreaming stories, but after high school, she set aside pen and paper to earn a business degree.
Military wife and mother of three spirited children, J.S. faced many challenges as her young family moved back and forth across the country. The “memorable” adventures she experienced fueled her imagination and rekindled her passion for writing.
J.S. Marlo is now settled down with her husband in northern Alberta from where she enjoys writing and visiting her grown children…and her little granddoggie.
Unscripted-Duty Bound Book One was published in April 2012, Unearthed-Duty Bound Book Two in June 2012, and Salvaged will be released in August 2012. J.S. is currently working on Untamed-Duty Bound Book Three, the final installment of the series.
For info and updates, please visit J.S. Marlo’s website at https://sites.google.com/site/jsmarloauthor/books
At Breathless Press -> www.breathlesspress.com/unearthed
At Amazon -> http://www.amazon.com/Unearthed-Duty-Bound-ebook/dp/B0089YM2CI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1339310448&sr=1-1