Thursday, April 26, 2018

Under a Storm-Swept Sky by Beth Anne Miller - Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway

Today I have the blog tour for UNDER A STORM-SWEPT SKY by Beth Anne Miller! I am so excited to share this new title with you! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Under a Storm-Swept Sky
Beth Anne Miller
Genre: Contemporary Romance

An eighty-mile trek across the rugged, stunning beauty of Scotland’s Isle of Skye isn't something I imagined myself doing. Ever. This isn't a trail for beginners. And I'm not a hiker. 

But I have to finish it, even if it kills me. I have no choice. 

With the ever-changing weather and relentless terrain, I’m in over my head. 

Rory Sutherland, my guide on this adventure, is not happy. We clash with every mile, but we recognize a shared pain. Not only is the journey a struggle, but the tension between us is taut with unsaid words. And hope. 

He’s broken. I’m damaged. Together, we’re about to make the perfect storm.

“You shouldn’t go up if you don’t want to.”
A little shiver of pleasure ran through me at the sound of Rory’s voice. I looked up to see him looming over me. “Why not? Everyone else is.” I cringed as I said it—I could hear my mother’s voice saying just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you should.
He squatted down beside me. “That’s why you want to go up Ben Tianavaig, because everyone else is?”
“Why? Do you want me to stay behind?”
He tipped down his sunglasses. “No, I don’t want you to stay behind,” he said quietly, gazing at me with those eyes, clear green like sea glass. “I just don’t think you should let anyone force you into climbing a fifteen-hundred-foot hill you don’t want to climb.”
I couldn’t think when he stared at me like that. I looked at his unsmiling mouth, remembering how those lips had felt against mine. I wished he would smile. I wished he would kiss me again…
I dragged my eyes back to his. His expression was unreadable, but his cheeks were slightly pink, and I wondered if he’d been remembering our kiss, too, and wishing it would happen again. Then I remembered what we were talking about.
“No one’s forcing me. I didn’t come all this way just to sit out.”
“There’s no shame in admitting you need a break.”
And we were back to the condescension I hadn’t heard in two days. The pleasure I’d felt that he was talking to me, the desire for him to kiss me, winked out like a light.
“What I need is to go up goddamn Ben Tianavaig, see this amazing view I keep hearing about, and take some pictures. If you don’t want me around, why don’t you just come out and say it?” I knew I sounded petulant and ridiculous—I knew it—and yet I couldn’t seem to stop myself. The more he tried to talk me out of it, the more I was determined to go—determined to prove to him that I could do it.
Thwack! He slammed his palm down on his knee, so hard I jumped. “Damn it, Amelia, stop putting words in my mouth! Why are you being so goddamn stubborn?”
My face hot, I glanced around, but no one else seemed to have heard. “Why do you have to be such a jerk about everything? It’s bad enough that you’ve had some kind of issue with me from the first moment we met, but I thought maybe after the way you had your tongue in my mouth the other night, we’d be past that. But I guess not.” As I said the words, his eyes widened and the color drained from his face, and I wished I could take them back.
But it was too late. I laid my hand on his arm, and he flinched as if I’d burned him. Shit. I needed to say something, to explain why… “Rory, I—”
He got to his feet, the movement lacking his usual grace. “You want to go up Ben Tianavaig, fine. I’m done arguing with you. God knows you need more fucking pictures.”
He stalked off without a backward glance.

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Beth Anne Miller has a fascination for all things Scottish (including, but not limited to, men in kilts), which has influenced all her writing to date. Her first novel is a time travel called INTO THE SCOTTISH MIST; her second, A STAR TO STEER HER BY, has a Scottish hero; and her newest book, UNDER A STORM-SWEPT SKY, is set on the Isle of Skye, and was inspired by her own long-distance treks in Scotland. A native New Yorker, Beth Anne lives on Long Island and works in the publishing industry. She’s looking forward to her next trip to Scotland.

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