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eBook by Jeannine D. Van Eperen
eBook Category: Romance/Fantasy
eBook Description: Meredith finds herself trapped in a labyrinth of caves below the Carlsbad Caverns when she is propelled downward during an earthquake while visiting with some friends. She is separated from those with her in the Great Room, and lands on a small ledge in complete darkness. To her relief she finds there is someone else with her, a mysterious male who manages to extricate her from her perilous position to a chamber below. Together, they must find a way out or perish.
eBook Publisher: Awe-Struck E-Books, Published: 2005
Fictionwise Release Date: June 2005
21 Reader Ratings:
"...a unique blend of mystery, sexual tension and intrigue that is sure to please the reader. From the moment I started reading I did not want to put it down...Ms. Van Eperen never quite spells out what kind of being Brandon is. It does become obvious as the book goes on but this lends to the mystery of the whole tale. With no one seeing Brandon and Merry experiencing some odd side effects from her stay in the cave, it is no wonder her friends conclude that she needs some help, but this, too, adds to the mystery. Golden-Rod is indeed one story you do want to experience. As the mystery builds and builds, you will want to keep reading to find out what happens next in this unique and awesome tale."--Elise Lynn, eCataRomance Reviews
A long, slender stalactite drew her attention. It hung down thin and graceful, alone, away from other groupings. It's like me, she thought. Alone. She knew she wasn't supposed to touch it, but was compelled to feel its texture. For a moment she caressed the smooth stone, feeling relaxed, drained of the sorrow of her parents' untimely death. Meredith stood immobile, an uncoiled wire, a rag doll, as her fingers drew relief from the cool stalactite, her mind, for once, a perfect unthinking blank, sorrowful thoughts scurrying away, leaving an inner peace.
Beneath her feet the ground began to shake. The cavern was suddenly filled with frightened, flying, screaming brown bats as a loud crash, and then a rumble filled the cave. Rubble fell from the ceiling, the ground opened and Meredith felt herself falling through space. She screamed.