Solace From Shadows, the first supernatural romance novel in the Heart and Soul series, is a tribute to lost souls who stumble from the shadows of who they were, and into the light of who they were meant to be...
What happens when every moment, tucked within five brief days, becomes a memory? Each touch, and every whisper becomes a soul's sustenance to live, to hold on, when all seems lost? What if these few days were all that remained in the hourglass of a life lived? A day of rescue. A day of discovery. A day of togetherness. Another of resolution. On the last day...is it one of hope or tragedy? Life or resurrection...or both?
After a tragic wreck claims Elaine Pearson's family, she embarks on a solo hiking trek into the Blue Ridge Mountains. She only wants to escape her blighted past and the pain of her broken heart. But through a chance encounter with a protective, mysterious stranger, she is thrust into a world where dark creatures that haunted her childhood nightmares are now stalking her from the shadows...and trailing her up a mountain.
During a summer sabbatical, Duke University geneticist, Dr. Ian Kearney, finds Elaine stumbling along the Bartram Trail alone. His slumbering hybrid vampire/lycan soul slowly begins to awaken, and he is unable to resist or deny the persistent soul stirrings that leave him craving a mate. His forgotten human self, however, is also awakening...and the man within wants everything he knows he shouldn't--her.
Light and Shadows, the second supernatural romance novel in the Heart and Soul series, follows Elaine Pearson and lycan-vampire hybrid, Ian Kearney, as his dark past and precarious future clashes with hers in a tumultuous quest for truth, clarity and peace.
Both wounded and scarred by tragedy, Elaine and Ian struggle to find peace amidst unexpected revelations about her shadowed heritage, while Lycans attempt to steal her from his arms. Surrounded by mounting uncertainty, they must navigate sudden trials and tribulations in which they find themselves mired, or risk losing each other forever.
Can the obstacles of a resurrecting past be overcome and resolved before the path to becoming soul-mated is irrevocably damaged?
Will the pervading turmoil of the Lycans drive a wedge between two lost souls only seeking sustenance and acceptance from the other?
In the darkest of hours—when all seems lost—can a forgotten history become a place of new beginnings?
Follow their unfolding journey in the third Heart and Soul installment, Dark Night of the Soul, slated for release in August.
In the darkest moments…a sacrifice to end a life...a rescue to save a soul…
From the moment Elaine Pearson and Ian Kearney crossed paths on the Bartram Trail, they are helplessly drawn and spellbound by the other as an untamed love challenges the pervading shadows of a forgotten past…and sets into motions consequences neither can foresee…until it’s too late.
As the depths of their love are tested, and boundaries encroached by rogue Lycans stalking Elaine, the third installment of the Heart and Soul series, “Dark Night of the Soul,” follows their precarious journey to Armik as lives are unraveled, promises broken…and sacrifices made…
Can love transcend a living death…prevail after souls have crossed over into the most abysmal darkness…or is hope lost as one risks death to save the other…asked to surrender...to let go…and love another?
The supernatural love story of Elaine and Ian continues in this heartfelt romance—a testimony to all lost souls who stumble from the shadows of who they were, and into the light of who they were meant to be...
Light Over Dark Water, the fourth novel in the Heart and Soul supernatural romance series, continues where Dark Night of the Soul left off...
Bound by a transcendental love, and an indomitable need to sever ties to a past mired in Lycan savagery, Elaine and Ian are faced with mounting obstacles and dire circumstances jeopardizing not only their lives, but their very souls.
Ian--a rogue hybrid rescued from Armik--and now rabid...teeters on the brink of a living death...a result of a willing sacrifice to save Elaine from the clutches of her Lycan ancestors demanding her return to the lineage.
Elaine--risking her life to bring Ian back into the land of the living--is forced to rely on her tenacity and fiery spirit when unforeseen decisions threaten everything...and everyone...she's fought to protect.
Light Over Dark Water is an affirmation love endures. Light pierces darkness, and soul bonds transcend time.
Author Note: R. W. Patterson recognizes the books in the Heart and Soul series are recommended for Adult Audiences as they contain mature scenes and violence. She also recognizes for story flow, readers are encouraged to read the series in order: Solace from Shadows, Light and Shadows, and Dark Night of the Soul. Each book is not intended as a stand-alone novel.