Sunday, October 18, 2020

New Romance and Fiction from The Wild Rose Press

 

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Home in Your Arms
Deerbourne Inn $3.99

After her sweetheart Joe dies in a road accident, twenty-four hours after he returns from Army service, grieving Karla Payne slams the door on love.
Five years later, Karla's tavern business is booming, and she owns her home, but she knows forever love has no part in her future.

Headed to interview for his first civilian job, retired career Army 1st Sgt. Zane Blackthorne can't resist visiting his late buddy's beloved Vermont hometown. He also can't resist looking up Joe's sweetheart, Karla, who is an alluring mix of brains, beauty, and bravery.
Loyalty to his brother-in-arms demands Zane fight his attraction to Karla. Besides, even if Karla wants him, she'll never love him.

Can Zane say goodbye to the woman he has no right to call his own?
Even if his only true home is in her arms?

Arresting Jeremiah
Arresting Onyx Series $5.99

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah "Jim" Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he's craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart—and his bed—but he's obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.

Calista doesn't trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim's arms.

Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

Maisie's List
$5.99

A year after his wife's death, Peter Hunter juggles raising their two precocious children and running his veterinary practice. When he receives a mysterious package from his late wife, Maisie, he discovers her matchmaking list of four potential mates. His office manager, Caroline, encourages him to trust Maisie's judgement and give love another try. But dating is never easy, especially when his school-age children have opinions on everything. Will he ever find another woman who can make them all happy?

The Texas Ranger and the Professor
$4.99

Retiring Texas Ranger Benjamin Edwards has one last assignment before taking his final exam to become an attorney. Female Professor Jessie Reeves is primed to prove she can make it in a man's profession. When their lives cross paths, they are never the same.

The Reluctant Cowboy
A Second Chance Romance Novel

$4.99

Ex-cowboy-turned-stuntman Jake Smith trudges to his hometown where he's left behind a dream he was born into, memories of a hero dad, and his ex-girlfriend who was never supposed to stay in town.

Cassie Sullivan, an ex-politician's daughter, escaped to Lovestruck during college and now owns the Smith ranch. She's created a life she's proud of, even though they aren't her dreams she's fulfilled. When Jake returns and lassoes her in, she's prepared for a showdown that's percolated for seven years. That is, if she can stay angry with him for abandoning her. Because she has a secret that would've ended their union long ago.

A Place In This World
The Sheffields
$4.99

When Meg Sheffield's fiancé shows his true colors, she calls off the wedding and leans on the comfort of her friend, Dylan Gilbert. But an innocent New Year's kiss becomes a burst of passion.

Dylan's known Meg her entire life, making the thoughts in his head forbidden. With the strain of his father's declining health, a relationship is the last thing he needs. But the explosive touch of her lips to ring in the holiday unleashes the desire that's been boiling for years. When their personal situations collide, can Dylan and Meg find their way back to each other and rebuild their love?         

Monday, October 12, 2020

New Series call for submissions

 We are happy to announce a brand new series at The Wild Rose Press.  Similar to our popular “Candy Hearts” series from a few years ago and our more recent “One Scoop or Two”, this series is open to submission from all writers not just TWRP authors. 

Details are below:
 
CHRISTMAS COOKIES!
 
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A NEW SERIES FROM THE WILD ROSE PRESS, INC.
 
We are launching a new series for Christmas 2021.
 
These are meant to be short stories, quick holiday reads 7,500 – 35,000 words.  They will be released electronically -  not in print.
 
All stories have to do with Christmas or holiday cookies.  It must have a Christmas cookie in the title – for example something like Murder and Mint-Meltaways.  Something unique but make sure it has a cookie in the title.  NOTE - We are not trying to discriminate against other holidays so feel free to make a Hanukkah cookie or some other holiday cookie.  But we want cookies – not pies, not cakes, etc. 
 
The story should take place during the holiday season - November 1 through January 1.  It must center around a Christmas/holiday cookie.  This crosses all lines in the company from historical to paranormal to romance. They can be any heat rating from erotic to sweet and any genre.  
 
The first stories will release in November 2021 so deadline for submissions to your editor or queryus@thewildrosepress.com is March 1, 2021.  You can submit after that but it will not be guaranteed a 2021 release – they will be held for 2022 holiday release.
 
Open to all.  Any questions, email your editor if you are a TWRP author or email Rhonda Penders  directly – rpenders@thewildrosepress.com  

Friday, October 09, 2020

Discover new romance and fiction from The Wild Rose Press

 

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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The Reiver's Cub
$5.99

Ten years ago, Bess Mowatt promised to guard her newborn cousin from his father, Aleck Maxwell. Called the Reiver Wolf, Maxwell is the scourge of the Scottish marches, and no fit guardian for a child. But when the keep where Bess and the boy live suddenly comes under Maxwell's protection, she has nowhere to hide.
Aleck doesn't quite believe the tale he was told, that his son died at birth. His head tells him one thing, and his heart another. While protecting the keep from marauders, he makes a connection with Bess's young charge. But Bess stands in the way, a woman who is also a warrior, a protector who needs his protection. Can he persuade this fiery woman to accept his help? Will a lie told long ago stand in the way of their love?

The Fog Ladies: Family Matters - A San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery
$4.99

Till death do us part, with kitchen shears. What drives a family man to kill his wife? This question haunts Sarah James, a medical resident who meets the unhappy family at a resort near Big Sur. She witnesses how ugly a marriage can be. But murder?

Sarah and the spunky Fog Ladies--elderly neighbors from her San Francisco apartment building--set out to discover the truth. Their probing finds the threat is perilously close to home, as another troubled family struggles to survive.

A Woman Scorned
$4.99

Life changes dramatically for Libby McKenna when a body is found at Fairway to Heaven, the iconic golf course she runs. Murdered Chairman of the Board Mickey Warren had enemies. These included a 'starter' ex-wife, the angry current wife, a deceived girlfriend, and the disgruntled business partner. Plus a bevy of 'buddies' resented Mickey's creative scoring when playing a round.

When new sheriff Riley O'Connor asks for Libby's help, she agrees. But snooping around quickly becomes hazardous for her health. Can Libby find the truth before the killer scores another hole-in-one?

Enigma Variations - The Justin Vincent Series
$4.99

Master thief Justin Vincent and his computer hacker partner Ashna help people recover stolen items when the authorities can't. This time, their client needs his missing research notes back—notes that could help provide the solution to a century old musical mystery. The trail is cold, but the motive is clear: a £1 million reward offered to anyone who can decode the secret message hidden in Sir Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations. Justin and Ashna come up against a mystery steeped in arcane lore lurking behind what they thought was a simple case of theft and a shadowy foe who seems to be a step ahead of them at every turn. Will they be able to identify the thief and retrieve the formula before its dark forces are unleashed on an unsuspecting world?

What a Rich Woman Wants
$4.99

Lesley Robinson is forced to step up and take control of her father's Fortune 500 company after his debilitating stroke. Because she also just adopted a baby and divorced her cheating husband, she hides her pain and uncertainty behind an icy exterior.
After Niko Morales clawed his way out of gang life, he found a career in law enforcement. He meets Lesley when he applies for a grant for the community center he wants to create. His passion is helping disadvantaged youth, and he will do almost anything to make his vision a reality.
When Lesley asks him to escort her to elite social functions in exchange for her help, he knows he won't fit in but is unable to resist her offer. Even though they are worlds apart, Lesley can't resist Niko's warmth and understanding. But their relationship poses a threat to others, and if Lesley and Niko aren't careful, they could lose each other forever.

Secret Spirit Guardians of Santa Fe
$5.99

After Marissa Tahy returns home to Santa Fe, she is haunted by visions and glimpses of danger no one else sees: Old Man Gloom in his true form. For over a century, people have burned their troubles in the spirit's effigy at the Zozobra festival, making the spirit angrier and more powerful.
This year, Old Man Gloom demands his due. The vengeful spirit targets those Marissa loves.

Even when Marissa discovers the secret history binding her family to Zozobra, joining their forces may not be enough to prevent the furious spirit from burying Santa Fe beneath an avalanche of misery.         

Friday, October 02, 2020

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

 

The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Bella Cigna (Foreign Endearments Book 1) 5.99

Devastated by personal loss, Sarah Flynn escapes to Rome where she finds a job teaching English. Only the girls' school is like a nunnery and she's expected to speak fluent Italian overnight. What has she gotten herself into? While the beautiful sights rekindle her interest in art, not even her brush finding canvas can heal all the wounds she carries. She'll need the help of a meddling nun, a nutty mathematician, and a handsome Italian admirer. Can Sarah overcome the insecurities born of a shattered marriage? Will she again take a chance on love?

Frozen Crimes (Disaster Crimes Book 5) 4.99

Beth and Donovan are expecting their first child. Life couldn't get any better...until a stalker makes his presence known. This person sends disturbing messages and unsettling items, but it isn't long before his menacing goes too far.

Hoping for a peaceful Christmas, Donovan takes Beth to Michigan. Days into their trip, a winter storm named Nemesis moves in with the goal of burying the state. Snowdrifts surround their house, and the temperature drops below freezing.

Except, the storm isn't the only nemesis they must face. Everyone's lives are at stake--especially that of their unborn child. Will they survive, or will they become a frozen crime?

Kissed by Winter (A Redford Falls Novel Book 2) 3.99

A woman who knows what she wants and a man who knows what he needs.

She's been on a flight from hell for over eight hours, lost four hours of daylight, and arrived in temperatures twenty degrees lower than accustomed to. Disliking winter for a reason she refuses to discuss, Danielle Lerato would rather be anywhere than in Redford Falls. She needs to get the job done and return home before getting caught up in the small town's charm—and the arms of the handsome, brown-eyed restaurant owner.

Andrew Bailey's first encounter with the buttery blonde didn't go so well, and he well-remembers the chill of the glass of water she dumped over his head. Now, nine months later, a raging storm drops Danielle back into his life. She's determined to leave, but he'll do whatever it takes to convince her to fall in love with Redford Falls…and him.

Mitzi of the Ritz
5.99

It's 1930. Pops is dead, the Stock Market has crashed, and the wolf is at the door. When Mitzi Schector crosses the threshold of the Broadway Ritz for a lowly usherette job, little does the eighteen-year-old know she has just stepped into her future. Mitzi's life is about to change into a world of movie moguls, platinum-blondes, and romance in Hollywood during the transition from silent films to sound.
Mitzi finds herself caught between her idolization of Hollywood's latest heartthrob and the reality of David Stein, a handsome theater owner to whom she won't give the time of day. How can David make her realize he's the man for her?

The Beaches of Cheyenne (Canyon Creek Book 1) .99

When ER Physician Brody Cannon returns to Canyon Creek to fix up his grandfather's old farmhouse, he doesn't expect to reconnect with his hot ex-girlfriend. And while he knows the dangers of opening old wounds, there is only one place she belongs...in his bed.

Nurse Practitioner Alex Scoggins is blindsided when Brody returns to their small town. She hasn't forgotten what it was like to play doctor with the sexy cowboy...or the broken her heart he left her with.

Hidden Gypsy Magic (A Witch's Journey Book 3) 5.99

The Salem Wildlife Sanctuary is Gwen Taylor's life work. Her Irish Gypsy heritage provides a hidden talent she uses to help the creatures under her care. But even her magical skills can't help new rescues in dire need of veterinary care.
The opportunity of signing on as the vet for Gwen's sanctuary dropped into Brock Scutter's lap after he expanded his practice to include wildlife. The personal attraction he and Gwen experience is undeniable the more their professional and personal lives collide.
Touring the only "non-haunted" house in Salem they both feel a spark of magic. A trip to his family's cabin uncovers a heritage he didn't know existed. If they want a future together, it means facing the consequences of awakening hidden Gypsy magic and a race against the clock to correct past wrongs.

Time Won't Erase (Big Sky Country Book 1) 5.99

On the anniversary of her sister's murder, Calista Hartman returns to Backwater, MT. She'd rather be anywhere else. She left the town, its memories, and the only man she'd ever loved behind years ago.

Sheriff Gage Ryker believes official procedures and rules are the only way to keep his town, his family, and his heart safe. But now Calista has come home, and the rules have changed.

Calista and Gage will have to work together to solve a string of robberies. But gunfire shattered trust long ago, and more lives will suffer if they don't move forward and leave the past behind.

The Carus Series 5.99

As a supernatural who checks off the "other" category on the government tax forms, Andrea "Andy" McNeilly's sole mandate as an Agent is to fix the mayhem caused by the creatures bumping around in the night. But her own life could use some repairs. When she's not dodging the manipulations of power-hungry Vampires, she's wrangling up naughty supernaturals, coming to terms with her brutal past, and fighting her attraction to brutish alpha males.

Includes -
Shift Happens
Beast Coast
Carpe Demon
Shift Work
Beast of All

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Fall into a great read...

 

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Beautifully Flawed (Shine Design Series Book 2) $5.99

Elle Fiore wants a prince on a white horse. Maverick Wallace does not fit the description.
It doesn't matter they shared the best kiss of her life, or her friends think he walks on water...and his Greek-god looks have absolutely no effect on her whatsoever.
If only she can convince her heart he's not for her.

Maverick is happy with his free and easy no-strings lifestyle. The last thing he wants or needs is someone complicated like Elle. He doesn't do relationships or sleepovers. She's beautiful, but a diva with a capital D.

But something magical happens whenever they're in a room together, whether they want it to or not.

Ghosts Just Want to Have Fun (Adventures in Ghostsitting Book 6) $1.99

Mel Hargrove is getting married to her fiancĂ©, Becker—on a night when all her relatives, both living and dead, can attend—Halloween. The bride and groom to be are hosting the entire town at their nuptials. And as a treat for the ghosts attached to her junkyard, she is allowing them a night out. What could possibly go wrong?
Famous last words. Her cousin shows up with an agenda of her own, and the portal between worlds slams shut with a noise loud enough to wake the dead. Mel and Becker must figure out what went wrong and how to sneak in their vows before all Hell breaks loose.

Kitsune Enchantment
$3.99

On the verge of losing her job, Shannon leaps at the chance to sell her graphic novel series to a major publisher. If only she could trust her reclusive artist partner, Ryo, to show up for editorial meetings at the science fiction convention they're attending. She'd love to have a closer relationship with Ryo, but how can she count on a man who keeps disappearing with the flimsiest of excuses?

Ryo feels the same attraction to Shannon, but he isn't sure how she'd react to the truth. He's a kitsune—a fox shapeshifter—prone to transforming at awkward moments. Furthermore, a bungling amateur sorcerer is stalking him. When the wannabe wizard follows him to the convention, Ryo's secret, liberty, and budding romance with Shannon are all threatened.

By Promise Made
$4.99

Hugh Cullane, accused of murder and sentenced to hang, is forced to deliver a message of betrothal to four-year-old Queen Mary of Scotland. He faces death yet again when, in rejecting the proposal, the queen's guardian orders his severed head sent back to England in a jar.

Trained to protect her queen at all costs, Katherine Payne can show no mercy to the handsome messenger, despite the way his stolen kiss unsettles her single-minded sense of duty. Trapped between the English and Scottish armies, she must escape with Mary. Hugh joins her as they are chased by men determined to murder the young queen in their own quest for power.

Echoes in the Storm (The Echo Series Book 2)
$4.99

A melancholy Darla Hennessy struggles to be happy for her best friend in her role as the maid of honor in her fairy-tale wedding. A last-minute wedding party change pairs Darla with her ex-boyfriend, rocker Eric Boyd. Now, she has to face him, and the realization that he's happily moved on without her.

Having to be near the ex-girlfriend who dumped him, even for only a few hours, sours Eric Boyd's mood. The appearance of another of her exes, who seems interested in a reunion with Darla, and her responsive attentiveness only amplifies Eric's anger. All he wants is to get this weekend over with, head home, and nurse his broken heart.

When the groom goes missing, Darla and Eric put aside their animosity to work together to search for him. But their quest leads them into danger. Will this once-loving couple overcome their resentment and admit their love? Or will they perish before they come to their senses?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Welcome Cynthia Harrison to our Garden Interviews

 Hello Cynthia


tell us about yourself

When I first began publishing my novels, I was a pantser all the way. Once I began writing mysteries, I quickly learned you have to be at least part plotter or you will make yourself crazy. You have to write out the murderer’s story, even if it will not be part of the book. You’ll need to know everything about him from behind the scenes so when you write those scenes they will feel more authentic.

 

In Blue Heaven had one character, Lily, who really got to me. At first she was just a walk on. She showed up, a 17 year old hitchhiker on the only highway out of town. She stayed. She wanted to be the star of the show. Blue Heaven was the first book in a series so I kept thinking “one of these days I’ll write your story, so can you simmer down for now?”

 

Yes, I talk to my characters. Lily went away to college but four years and two books later she was back in Love and Death in Blue Lake. And she really did almost steal that book. I could hardly hold the lid on her. Also, she added an element of mystery to the series, yet another thing I was not expecting. Since then, I’ve only written mysteries. I finished that series with a Christmas mystery, and while Lily was not a character, she was like a ghost hovering over the book.

 

I finally wrote Lily’s book Lily White in Detroit. There are two main characters, a police detective and Lily, who has become a private investigator. With a lot of baggage. I wanted to give her a happy ending. I wanted her to triumph over the tragedies in her past. And I wanted to not mess up on police procedure or private investigators. So, for Lily I went to the Writer’s Police Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I also read many many books on both cops and P.I.s The Detroit Police Department has a good website and I visited it. I also visited a state prison and the Wayne County jail in Detroit. I became a founding member of the Michigan chapter of Sisters in Crime.

 

That book took twice as long to write than any book I’d ever written before, but it had been a long time coming. Lily White in Detroit is my favorite book to date. I did base certain elements of Lily’s life on my own, but not in a way anyone but I can tell. I’m really proud of all the work I did to change genres and give Lily a book of her own. People ask me if I’ll write a sequel. Never say never, but for now, I’ve moved on to a new series set in Florida. Lily’s still in Detroit. Here’s the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F92KX3C/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1



Tell us more...

My husband is my hero and my true love. He married a single mom, which he swore before he met me he’d never do. He supports my writing and is so proud of me. When he introduced me to his mom he said “Cindy’s a writer!” I just love him for that. He also was the first person to notice that I was in trouble mentally. After a couple of really bad car accidents, I had a whole mess of phobias, panic attacks, PTSD, you name it. And he noticed (how could he not, I was unable to control or hide my panic). He told me I needed to see a psychiatrist, and doing that changed my life for the better in really big ways. He’s been a great stepdad to my sons and a role model for me. He is so healthy. He eats healthy, he exercises, he drinks in moderation. He is wise and generous  with money and can fix everything from a refrigerator to a car engine. He’s forgiving. He’s gentle. He’s loving. He balances me out in so many ways. I owe my writing career (not to mention my sanity) to him, because whenever I needed to take a semester (or two) off work, he never complained.

 

I enjoy interviews. I’d rather do an interview than any other form of marketing. And yes, I laugh at my own jokes. My husband just retired this year, and he doesn’t always get my humor. So, I laugh and say “Did you notice I just told a joke?” Now he knows that when I say something and laugh, he needs to laugh, too. Work in progress.

 

I love autumn, but summer’s nice too. My favorite comfort food is mashed potatoes. I could eat them every day. I really want some right now.

 

I’ve had my website, http://cynthiaharrison.com, since 2002. I blog once a week on writing, retirement, reading, or whatever’s on my mind on Monday morning. I love #MondayBlogs hashtag on Twitter, but there is no book promotion allowed. But I still blog every Monday. I don’t have a business page on Facebook, but my Twitter handle is @cynthiaharriso1. I’m a fan of Pinterest and have boards for all my books plus boards for everything in my personal life from organizing the pantry to new haircuts I want to try. You can find the boards I’ve created here: https://www.pinterest.com/cynthiaharriso1/_created/.

 

I have a new book coming out November 2, Jane in St Pete, a brand new series about a woman who completely changes her life when her husband dies unexpectedly. She retires, sells her home, moves from Detroit to Florida. This cozy series is much more light-hearted than Lily White in Detroit. Jane gets involved in murder cases because, as a former art lecturer, she consults with the police on art-related questions in suspicious deaths. And of course, as in all my books, there’s a little romance.

 

Until then, I have a free short story on my website with characters whose story continues to unfold in Jane in St. Pete.  You’ll find it here: https://cynthiaharrison.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/the-charming-criminal.pdf




Sunday, September 20, 2020

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

 

New Romance and Fiction In The Garden

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Against My Better Judgment (Mauzzy and Me Mystery Book 1) $4.99


When freshman year at the University of Alabama draws to a close, Sara Donovan finds herself grappling with the same old question—listen to her head or follow her heart. What she ends up doing is purchasing an Egyptian souvenir funerary mask, and after a mysterious phone call, she's certain a ring of antiquities smugglers are operating in Tuscaloosa.

With finals never far from her mind and her return to 'Bama hanging in the balance, she should be studying. Instead she launches her own investigation to prove her mask is indeed a stolen artifact, and not a cheap trinket. When it comes time to snoop, Sara is more than ready, or at least she was until a hot new teaching assistant moves in next door.

Suddenly she learns things are never as they seem. Ever.

A Neapolitan Fairy Tale at Lake Okoboji (One Scoop or Two) $2.99


Twenty-seven-year-old workaholic Georgiana Bennet lost her sense of taste in an accident. When she arrives at Lake Okoboji, Iowa, looking for a cure she meets Michal, the handsome co-owner of the Lucky Star Ice Cream Bar, and his three eccentric partners. The three women weave their way into Georgiana's world as she finds herself spending long days in the sun with Michal and warm evenings under the stars. But the day she sees fairy wings on her new female friends changes her forever.


The fairies manipulate Georgiana's life, including her love life, until she makes a decision that complicates everything.

Diomere's Mercenary (The Gate Keeper Chronicles Book 3) $4.99

Five Gates. Five Sisters. Five Very Different Men.

Once there were two worlds connected by five magical gates. Then the Gate Keepers closed the gates and disappeared. The Gate Keepers have returned.

Ripped from her home and sold to the mercenary guild as a child, Kardia Quinones overcame her father's betrayal and made a place for herself as a respected mercenary. Then war threatens her beloved guild and her homeland.

Sahir Mekala wakes after twenty-three years to find his people on the brink of war and his intended mate unwilling to accept him. But dragons are as stubborn as harpies and he'll let nothing stop him from claiming her.

When Kardia and Sahir find themselves working together, sparks fly. Despite Kardia's reluctance to ever trust another male, Sahir sets out to prove exactly how perfect the match between a dragon and harpy can be.

A Fallacious Seduction

$4.99

When the train US Marshal Reese Calhan is riding on explodes, he is one of two survivors. Trouble is, the other survivor is the woman who betrayed him years ago. A woman he thought was dead. This time he will not fall prey to her wiles. He'll see the vixen jailed for her crimes if it kills him.

Recovering from a recent jilting and now a train explosion, Shanna Johnston has no idea why the handsome stranger insists he knows her and calls her by another woman's name. His heated looks and knowing kisses spark a fire in her she cannot ignore--even as her own mysterious past is closing in.

At Her Request
$4.99

Lady Olivia Worthington has had some ill-fated ideas in the past. This, however, might well take the prize for the worst.
Olivia and her friend, Elspeth, set out late at night to catch a rumored demon in their net and send it home. Instead, they catch a man.
Lord Derek Durham, Marquis of Durnhaven, walks the park late at night and alone. Since the day of the fire, when half his face was disfigured, it's the only way and time he'll ever venture outside the walls of his mansion.
It is Olivia's nature to rescue every person or animal in need, and Derek's need is great. No matter his resistance, she will not rest until she sees him happy and restored. Olivia never expected to fall in love. Neither did Derek.