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If you like romance, and you like rip-roaring adventure, Indigo Sky is for you! Shopping at Tiffany’s, getting caught up in the New York Draft Riot, the Civil War, and the wilds of the Great Plains. Enjoy this excerpt from my book.
Dawn finally broke, and Leila sat listlessly on the pallet. Would today be the day she was raped? Death was preferable.
Little Star peeked through the doorway and crooked her finger.
Leila crawled out and blinked against the strong light. Rising stiffly, she stretched, enjoying the sun on her face. She smiled at children laughing and playing between the tipis.
A group of women waited for her.
Leila almost laughed with relief.
The women led her silently to a copse of trees. A stream gurgled over rocks. They stripped her clothes off, urged her into a deep pool and washed her with a chunk of herb scented soap.
She reveled in the cold water until an elder hustled her out, drying her with scraps of soft hide.
Stony faced, the elder worried her gums and mumbled something rubbing herb oils on Leila’s body. Deep crevices on her face sagged in a perpetual expression of discontent. The elder peered over Leila, her small black eyes glittered with malice. She rattled off in an angry tirade.
One of the young women giggled behind slim fingers. Leila glanced from one to the other. “What did she say?”
Little Star arrived with a hide garment over her arm and handed it to the elder.
“She say you white like chicken fat, and don’t know why Red Arrow want you.”
The truth dawned on Leila. This was the moment she’d dreaded. She backed away holding up her palms.
Snarling, the elder grabbed Leila and issued brief instructions. The other women hastily pulled the buckskin dress over her head. Beads and feathers decorated the soft garment. Had circumstances been different, the dress would have delighted Leila. The women took her arms and led her back to the lodge.
Red Arrow stood in the center of a clearing between the tipis, hands behind his back, black eyes impassive.
Leila’s heart pounded and she hung back. The women shoved her and she fell to her knees at the warrior’s feet.
“I—I will not be your woman—your whore.” She took his callused hand. “Please, I have a husband.”
He shook her off.
Red Arrow looked at Hook Nose. The leader nodded at a group of warriors. They stepped forward and hauled Leila up, dragging her from the clearing. She twisted around.
“What are they going to do to me?” She cried.
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Author Bio: Gail Ingis writes historical romance, loves history and romance, of course. A native of Brooklyn, New York. Gail’s early years began and ended with writing, drawing and music.
After graduating from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design and a master’s studies in Architecture and Design Criticism at The New School (Parsons), she worked in interior design and architecture and founded a school of Interior Design.
She resides in Connecticut with her scientist-writer husband. Currently, she sits on Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Board of Trustees, and serves as the curator of art exhibitions. Prior to her debut as an author, she illustrated a book for Deborah Galiley, “Seeking Paradise,” that can be found on Amazon.
As a professional artist, her paintings are an extension of her illustration work in design. Gail spent her youth dallying in Coney Island that inspired her latest paint project for her 2016 exhibition in the museum. She is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s of America.
Indigo Sky Review Headlines:
5.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing and poignant historical love story
I need to start reading more historicals. I only hope I find more stories as engrossing and poignant as Indigo Sky. I loved Leila, even when I wanted to shake her. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Christine Thomson
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!!!!
Indigo Sky is fabulous! I literally could not put the book down. I stayed up until 3AM just to finish the book. The characters were fascinating. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
Captivating! The suspense, love, romance, betrayal, strength and loyalty are just a few words to describe Indigo Sky! Easy read that is difficult to let go!! Read more
Published 3 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed Leila and Rork’s story as well as the secondary …
I just finished reading Indigo Sky by Gail Ingis. This book was well written, and true the genre. I enjoyed Leila and Rork’s story as well as the secondary characters, along with… Read more
Published 5 months ago by mal reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Really well written- a great read.
This is not your average romance novel; there is enough action and actual plot to make it much more interesting than anything else I’ve read from this genre. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Law Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Super!!!
Wow!!! what an adventure, this was really a fun book to read. I loved the traditional values of the main character .Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
I loved being whisked away by Rork and Leila into the Wild West! A beautifully spun tale of love, heartache, adventure and sinister perils during wartime.
Published 11 months ago by David S. Sell
Author RC Bonitz, http://www.rcbonitz.com, author of terrific romance stories is my guest partner today. RC, we call him Bob of course, is a colleague. We are members of the prestigious organization, Romance Writers of America. The acronym for the local chapter here in Connecticut is CTRWA. I love Bob’s writing, and thought you would too. It is my pleasure to give up my usual slot in my blogging roster to make room for Bob.
Thank you for hosting me today, Gail. I have a little bit of a twist to present today – two men on the subject of Romance novels.
It’s not often you find two guys who admit to liking romance novels. It’s even more unusual when they know what they’re talking about. I’m RC Bonitz, author of A BLANKET FOR HER HEART, A LITTLE BIT OF BLACKMAIL, and soon to be released A LITTLE BIT OF BABY. All of my books are old-fashioned sweet love stories, though A BLANKET FOR HER HEART isn’t your typical romance novel. Here’s a brief excerpt from the book:
She had a knot in her stomach as she started breakfast. Nerves and excitement, no doubt about that. Paul was coming again and he’d be there with her in a couple of hours, without his daughter, and no Molly either.
Her friend had offered to come, “to smooth things out.” Molly had made her promise to call when he was coming, but she hadn’t.
She did buy a new jumper, yellow, and was wearing it without a blouse or tee shirt. She tried a bra without the straps, and then abandoned that idea, convinced it wouldn’t stay in place. An ordinary bra wouldn’t do; the straps would show. Then again, the arm would best be hidden in long sleeves. Bravado, courage, whatever the reason, bra and sleeves were forsaken in favor of the jumper alone.
Normally, her clothing was chosen for comfort. Not this time. The jumper had turned out to be a pinch small, but she studied it in the mirror fifteen ways from Sunday and decided it would be fine.
She couldn’t believe she was doing this. A man she did not need, but here she was, acting like a schoolgirl. Sure, he was a very nice man and she liked him, but that seemed a poor reason to fuss when you’d lived alone so many years.
As the knot in her stomach twisted tighter reality hit. She was all dressed up to seduce him!
Okay, back to the blog. I hope you liked that little excerpt. I got into a discussion a while ago with Paul, the guy who runs The Book Swap, a used book store on Route 1 in Guilford, CT. Paul and his wife bought the store seven years ago. He can be found most days offering commentary on books and authors, or kidding with his customers about any topic in the air at the moment. If you walk in on him when the shop is quiet you’ll probably find him beside the register reading a book. I asked him about romance novels the first time I met him.
“We got ’em. Half the store is romance novels,” he said. “What are you looking for?” At that point I didn’t have a favorite author, so I said, “Who do you recommend?”
He groaned. That’s one thing about Paul- he lets you know what he’s thinking. “You want comedy? Suspense? Mystery? Category? We’ve got Janet Evanovitch, Suzanne Brockman, Jennifer Crusie, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr. Those are just some of the big names.”
My friend Kristan Higgins’ first book had been out about six months, so I asked about her. “Not her, not yet,” he said. “You still gotta buy her new. Give it about three or four months and we’ll have some of her books.” (He has them now!)
I picked up a Debbie Macomber book. “She writes lots of little stories in one story,” Paul said. “Do you read them?” I asked. “Romances? Yeah, thousands of them.” “Why?” “Customers want recommendations. I gotta know my stock.”
“Do you like them?” I asked. He grinned. “Do you?”
“I write them.”
“No kidding. Got any books out?”
At that point I hadn’t been published yet, so I told him that.
“Hey, when you get there bring me some copies. If I like your book I’ll sell some for you,” he said.
A BLANKET FOR HER HEART and A LITTLE BIT OF BLACKMAIL are now on his shelves and selling.
“Who’s your favorite author?” I asked.
“I like her stories. She writes pretty clean too.”
“I don’t go for that erotic stuff. I like the ones with good stories behind them.”
“Oh, me too. That’s what I write.”
“Good, cause I don’t sell the graphic stuff.”
“Do you read paranormals?”
“You mean the sci-fi kind? Some. I’m not into vampires and such though. I like the good old-fashioned sci-fi kinds of stories. Tolkien, you know?”
“That’s not romance.”
“I know. I read all kinds of books.”
“So, give me this again – why do you like romance?”
Paul grinned. “I like those happy endings.”
I’ve become one of his regulars now, dropping in to shoot the breeze and see what’s going on. It’s always a pleasure. I like contemporary romance and romantic comedies, but he always has a new author to tell me about.
“Bob, that was fun. Thank you for visiting.”
“Thanks for hosting me today, Gail. I had a ball.”
Visit his website: http://www.rcbonitz.com
Reading the excerpt, were you stymied when it ended? Did you want it to tell more? Are you curious about his atypical book?
You can buy Bob’s books at AMAZON and Barnes&Noble.