Thursday, May 1, 2014

Straight Browsing from the Library: The Legacy of Buchanan's Crossing by Rhea Rhodan

Read an exclusive excerpt at The Library from The Legacy of Buchanan's Crossing as part of Rhea Rhodan's virtual book tour scheduled by Goddess Fish Promotions. Rhea will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


Any urge he might have had to turn around died when he got an eyeful of her in a super-short black dress. The bottom of her marble white ass cheeks and a peek of black lace panties were visible because she was stacking boxes on a shelf far above her head. While standing on a three-legged stool. Wearing four-inch spike-heeled shoes.

His boots scraped to a halt. She jumped while trying to pull her dress down. The stool wobbled wildly. The lights flickered. He must have moved because he was suddenly aware his hands were squeezing the studded belt at her waist, of setting her on the floor, of her cool, soothing, green scent.

“I’m going to have to replace that bell right away.”

“What?” He’d meant to ask her if she’d been trying to break her neck. Now he asked himself why, since his head had stopped pounding, she still wasn’t making sense.

“The twerpy, chirpy tinkling was driving me nuts, so I tossed it. I guess I should’ve waited until I had a replacement. I’m thinking a cowbell would be a nice change.” Her curly head tipped up from his chest. “You can, uh, let go of me now.”

A deep, steadying breath through his nose delivered another dose of her rain-soaked earthy scent. Yes, he could. He definitely should. That’s what he instructed his hands to do. They responded slowly, one finger at a time. Once he took a step back, he remembered what he wanted to say to her.


What price will destiny demand?

Warding the Crossing has always been Cayden Sinclair’s destiny. With her beloved Gran growing weaker, it’s time the little witch took her place. Juggling substantial curves for her frame and an inconvenient inability to control her power has always been a serious challenge. But not until discovering her fated Keeper is the extremely hot, tragically clean-cut insomniac who’s ignored her for months, does she truly fear failing her legacy.

Now that he’s finally on the road to the top with an offer from a big developer, Clint MacAllen can’t allow his struggling construction company to be threatened by a vicious nightmare, or his inexplicable attraction to a goth clerk working the graveyard shift at HandiMart—no matter how potent they are.

J. Milton Developments has its own agenda for Buchanan’s Crossing, and they’ll spill blood to get it.


Rhea Rhodan resides in Minnetonka, Minnesota and has been telling herself stories since long before she could write. She attended the University of Minnesota with a focus on Journalism, then Brown Institute for Broadcast Journalism. After many adventures, misadventures, and a couple of short marriages, she found the love of her life in Regensburg, Germany, and has been living happily ever after since.

She journaled those adventures extensively (some might say rabidly) beginning in middle school, but didn't combine her writing and story-telling until several years ago, when one of the stories grabbed her by the throat and shook her like a rag doll until she gave in and wrote it. Having tasted freedom, her muse refuses to return to the confines of her head, and has successfully turned the tables, keeping her at the keyboard to appease it.

Her stories always had a twist of magic or a touch of the paranormal. Why the romance? Because she believes in happy endings, and helping people imagine them helps them create the magic to find their own.

She welcomes feedback and fan mail :>). You can join her on her website, Facebook and/or Goodreads, too. Rhea is always happy to meet new friends.

Buy the book at Musa, Amazon, Barnesand Noble, iTunes, or All Romance. You may also be interested in her debut novel, a Musa Publishing Editor's Top Pick, Finding Grace, available here and at popular on-line retailers.


  1. That really is a super short dress.


    1. It is. And of course, when you reach up over your head, everything rides up (a point to remember when shopping for skirts and dresses) ;>).

  2. Good morning, Judith. Thank you for hosting me at Straight from the Library.

    Readers, please comment AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDY to be entered in the drawing at the end of the tour. I'll be stopping by throughout the day, so feel free to ask questions, too.

    P.S. I'm also running a drawing for my newsletter subscribers, so stop by my website to sign up and learn more!

  3. Loved the part where he peeled his fingers from her waist one by one. That's sexy!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. The scene was so clear in my mind's eye, it's hard to know whether I was able to express it. Thanks, Karen for that bit of reassurance (we authors are crazy for validation).