Release day: Cali’s Hurricane
Today is the official release of Cali’s Hurricane by Afton Locke (Oyster Harbor Book 4) (ebook, self-published). Here’s the blurb:
A medical double romance of forbidden love with an alpha hero set in Maryland
Despite the racial tensions brewing in Oyster Harbor in the 1930s, three interracial couples have found love. When a hurricane blows through, will hate finally be washed away or will it grow back stronger than ever?
Jonathan Carter, filled with hate from a childhood incident, cares only about keeping the Klan strong on the island. Cali Waters, still grieving for her husband who died from a Klan attack, longs to use her healing gift instead of being the Carter family cook. When a hurricane threatens the hospital Jon started to build, an injury puts his life in her hands and a chance to heal more than his flesh.
Jonathan’s sister, Mary, is tired of the sheltered existence she’s lived since being raped. When Jimmy Clark, a black oyster shucker, rescues her during the hurricane, she heals from his gentle love. But if her brother finds out, both relationships will be put to a test fiercer than any storm.
Oyster Harbor ~ where passion and race collide.
Afton dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Cali’s Hurricane is book 4 in the Oyster Harbor series. Oyster Harbor is a small town where love often crosses the colour line with stormy results. Everyone loves sunny days, but storms bring out the best and worst in people. In this story, I really pushed the envelope with hero Jonathan Carter, Klan leader. I had to make him sympathetic yet believable. I’ve also been fascinated by healing lately, so this is my first “medical” romance. Finally, I needed to tell Mary and Jimmy’s story too. Since white woman/black man (wwbm) romance is not as popular as black woman/white man (bwwm), I decided to combine the two. It also lit the perfect sparks of conflict under Jon and Cali’s romance.