Another Chance, Another Time [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Catherine Snodgrass
eBook Category: Romance/Fantasy Loveromances.com Reviewer's Choice Golden Rose Award Winner, Laurel Wreath Award Runner-Up, Orange Rose Award Winner, Dream Realm Award Winner, Independent Publisher Award Winner
eBook Description: He has spent an eternity trying to protect and provide for the love of his life. Each time he has failed...miserably. Now fate has given them another chance. Will Alec Edwards and Dani Morgan learn from the mistakes of their past or repeat them all over again?
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2005
Fictionwise Release Date: January 2006
25 Reader Ratings:
"Highly recommended! Catherine Snodgrass has woven another wonderfully complex and sensual tale about love and destiny, about fate and the past."--Jennifer Macaire, Word Weaving
"An intriguing tale of mystery and fate. Ms. Snodgrass does a wonderful job of pulling together the mystery, suspense, and romance as Alec and Dani fight to break the tragic pattern of the past and the dreadful fate that awaits them should they fail to discover the killer's identity in time. This tale is complex, full of ironic twists, and a villain is so crafty that the reader will be stunned at the lengths he or she will go to get Dani out of the way. With enough red herrings thrown in, I doubt if anyone will realize the killer's identity until it is revealed. Indeed this gripping plot will keep the reader on the edge of their seat until the last word is read."--Leslie Tramposch, PNR Reviews
"...A complex reincarnation romance that sub-genre fans will fully enjoy as the delightful lead couple research their past (via hypnosis), confront their present, and pray for their future together. Though the flashbacks are cleverly interwoven into he plot to give substance to the eerie multiple life, some readers might find that disruptive. Still with a powerful story line starring two giving individuals (past and present), the paranormal audience will want to read this tale and seek future works by Catherine Snodgrass."--Harriet Klausner, Reviewer
"A heart-warming read about two loves who have just never gotten it quite right. Alec and Dani's love for each other is so powerfully portrayed that reaches out and tugs at the reader's heart strings. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel that was full of witty characters, paranormal events, and a really great bad guy that you love to hate. If you like time travel, paranormal, or just a really great romance then read this book!"--Jen, A Romance Review
"...An exceptionally well- written book. The language was rich, the characters interesting and instantly compelling, the plotline beautifully thought out. The notion of a pair of lovers, who repetitively come together, with a secret nemesis that forever interferes, has never been done better. This is the first of Ms. Snodgrass's books that I've read, and I'm now a complete fan. She is a wonderful writer."--Janet Miller, PNR Reviews
"WOW!!! This book is a surefire winner. It blasts the reader with enough emotional force to keep one enthralled and in its spell, from beginning to end. It is a fast-paced read, full of action as Dani and Alec barrel towards the final resolution of their eternal bond. They are meant to be together and one can't help but long for the happy ending they so deserve. All of the characters are lovingly drawn, vivid and with life all their own, even the villains. Ms. Snodgrass shows brilliant expertise. Her storyline is fully fleshed out, leaving no doubt as to what is happening or why. She also shows remarkable skill at weaving a mystery, for this reviewer waffled many times over who she thought the true evildoer was. Be forewarned, don't pick this book up unless having plenty of time to read it, for the reader will not want to put it down until it is finished. This story is fantastic, but the true winner is the one reading it, for there is no better prize then this mesmerizing tale. This reviewer can't wait to read the next book by the talented Ms. Snodgrass."--Kelley A. Hartsell, The Best Reviews
"5 Hearts!!! This is a wonderful book about reincarnation, about lovers who are destined to live again and again until they can get it right and get together. It takes that feeling that we get when we meet someone the first time, but feel like we have known them forever and gives us a reason why that is possible--a remembrance of a relationship we've had before. I very much recommend this book as it has everything you could want--love, sex, suspense."--Lisa Wine, The Romance Studio
Alec Edwards stared into the blinding rain. Traffic crawled along Interstate 10. Typical Los Angeles traffic. At this rate he'd never make it to the fund-raising dinner, and that was fine with him. As Alec had left the hospital that evening, Walt Rushmore let it slip that his daughter Andrea would be joining them.
Somehow Alec had managed to keep from wincing. The Rushmores were playing matchmaker. As far as Alec was concerned, it would be a match made in hell. An abortive relationship with Andrea four months ago proved that. For some reason, the Rushmores and Andrea couldn't understand Alec just wasn't interested. Tonight was going to be pure agony. The weather seemed to agree.
Traffic slowed, cars wedged bumper to bumper, horns blared from all directions to no avail–nothing was going to move this traffic along. They were stuck here for God knew how long.
Alec smiled. Maybe there was justice in the world after all. The hospital already had his money for the benefit tonight and now he wouldn't have to bear Andrea's company.
As he thought that, the crawl of cars ground to a halt. Headlights from oncoming cars zoomed by and bathed him in eerie yellow light. They moved a little too quickly for Alec's comfort. He blessed the concrete divider that stood between him and the eastbound lane. Still, his gaze remained riveted to those mesmerizing lights.
Through a sheet of rain, Alec watched in horror as a car broke free from those coming in the opposite direction. It careened off the center divider and sailed through the air.
Alec snapped open his seat belt and dove for the passenger side.
It was silent except for the beating rain, and then came the explosion of metal and glass.
When silence descended once more, Alec eased up, looking for damage. He was safe. The car behind him was a shambles. He shoved his shoulder against the door and sprinted to the wreckage.
Others did the same. A patrolman from the eastbound lane squealed to a stop, leaped the divider, and ran to the wreckage.
"There's a medical bag in my car! Get it!" Alec pointed to his car.
Relief washed over the young officer's face.
Alec stared at the tangled heap of vehicles and wondered if there was any hope someone was still alive. The first car, a beat up Colt, had plowed headlong into the windshield of the second, a late model Cougar.
Crawling up, Alec wrenched open the door of the Colt. The stench of liquor took his breath away. A pair of gaping, vacant eyes stared back at him. Nevertheless, Alec felt for the man's pulse. Nothing.
He jumped down, expecting the same from the Cougar. The door groaned in protest as he forced it open. A woman was behind the wheel, her face, neck, and chest sliced by shards of metal and glass. The Colt's bumper missed decapitating her by mere inches. He gingerly felt for a pulse and then sighed in relief. She was still alive.
Her eyes fluttered open and focused on him. There was a catch in her breath, an awareness in those deep brown eyes of hers. She grappled for his hand and then curled her bloodied fingers around it.
"It's…you." Her voice was no more than a whisper. "God, how I have missed you." She braced her cheek against the seat and drifted off, a touch of a smile on her lips.
Alec stared at her hand still nestled in his. Warmth radiated up his arm until his body was engulfed. Not even the chilling rain could diminish the heat pulsing through him. Who was she? He racked his brain trying to place her. They had never met, had they?
"Here's your bag." The policeman set the black satchel near the open door.
Alec turned to thank him. Shock paralyzed the other man.
"She's going to make it." His tone warned the officer to say nothing to the contrary.
Finally, the man forced himself to nod. "And the other one?"
"He's already gone."
The officer glanced around. "The paramedics are on the way, but with this rain and traffic it might take a while."
"Some butterfly kisses will hold her in place until–"
Copyright © 2005 by Catherine Snodgrass.