Lila Goodwell was only six when she saw her father’s ghost. As producer and star of Ghost Zone, Lila searches for evidence of an afterlife. For her Halloween special, she’s come to Cannibal Island; the most haunted place on Earth.
Sam Peterson has suffered the worst heartbreak life has to offer, losing his wife and children in a tragic shipwreck. Since then he’s shut himself away from the world, conducting top-secret research for the Department of Defense. Fate brings Lila Goodwell into Sam’s life when she comes to search for ghosts. As the attraction between Sam and Lila heats up, so do strange occurrences on the island. Lila is determined to unravel the mystery of Cannibal Island, and Sam is determined to stop her. What neither of them knows is there are sinister forces at work…forces that threaten their lives.
A Privately Owned, Uninhabited Island 50 Miles West of Nassau
Lila Meets Sam
Lila Goodwell flew out the door of the Dancy mansion, tightening the belt on her silk robe. “Hello!” Her voice shattered quiet surroundings as she ran down the trail leading to the beach. The cast meeting must have started without her. “Where is everyone?”
Late morning sun blazed through the treetops onto the dirt path, its loose sand slipping beneath her fluffy slippers, making it hard to run and keep her balance. “Hello!” She called out again, and heard only squawking birds in response. They made a ruckus in the trees, taking flight in sweeping circles. “Armani! Jeff! Tiffany!”
As creator, star and co-producer of Ghost Zone, sleeping sixty-two minutes through her alarm set the worst example possible. “Can anybody hear me?” She hurried faster down the trail, heart pounding in her ears. She’d never been late for a meeting in her life.
Running faster now, she reached the sand dunes, and her feet pulled out of her slippers, tripping her up in the hot sand. She landed on her knees in a spray of dirt, coughing, and gagging on what tasted like grit. Less than a second ticked by before she jumped back up, stuffed her feet back into her slippers, and continued running.
The pier came into view ahead. Clustered around the dock, she spotted her cast at last, standing with their backs to her. She waved to them, calling out, “I’m here!”
No one turned around, and pulled alongside the 100-foot wooden pier, she saw the reason why. A magnificent, very large yacht gleamed in the morning sun. Bigger and grander than the Vortex she and her cast had arrived on, this new vessel said one word to even the casual observer: loaded.
Polished bright white, its name shone in gold letters on its side…Miranda II.
Sam Peterson’s boat. The realization came quickly, sucking wind from her lungs. It looked just like the photograph in the magazine article she’d read about his tragic loss. An obvious copy of the one that went down.
Sam Peterson; the elusive, mysterious billionaire she’d been trying to track down for months. And here he was. And she was here. On his island. Without his permission.
About the Author
Her debut series, Desire Never Dies, is comprised of three books, Gratification, Gossip and Redemption, all of which have made their mark on Amazon’s bestseller list. People and circumstances are rarely what they seem in these stories, and getting to the truth can be a dangerous thrill-ride. So hop on board and hang on by your fingertips as you read your way to Happily Ever After.
Currently, Clara is immersed in the romance, danger and intrigue of her four-book series, Sex and Secrets.
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