Shannon here: Susan Page Davis, Linda Fulkerson, Elena Hill, & Deb Sprinkle share insight into ther Romantic Suspense Novella collection, Sharktooth Island. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a print copy, US only. Deadline: April 30th, 11:59 pm central time. Here are the authors:
Sharktooth Island is a novella collection releasing May 31 from Scrivenings Press. The authors are Susan Page Davis, Linda Fulkerson, Elena Hill, and Deborah Sprinkle.
A fabled island that no one dares to tame. In four tales of adventure, over the centuries this troublesome island becomes a place of healing and love.
Several groups of people find themselves thrust onto Sharktooth Island’s rocky shores. Over nearly two centuries, this inhospitable speck in the Atlantic serves as the backdrop for their stories.
In Book 1, Out of the Storm, set in 1830, Susan Page Davis takes us back to pirate days.
Laura Bryant sails with her father and his three-man crew on his small coastal trading schooner. After a short stay in Jamaica, where she meets Alex Dryden, an officer on another ship, the Bryants set out for their home in New England.
In a storm, they are blown off course east of Savannah, Georgia, to a foreboding island. Captain Bryant tells his daughter he’s heard tales of that isle. It’s impossible to land on, though it looks green and inviting from a distance. It has no harbor but is surrounded by dangerous rocks and cliffs.
Pirates outrun the storm and decide to bury a cache of treasure on this island and return for it later. On board is Alex, whom the cutthroats captured in Jamaica and forced to work for them. Alex risks his own life to escape the pirates and tries to help Laura and Captain Bryant outwit them. Beneath the deadly struggle, romance blossoms for Laura.
Book 2, A Passage of Chance, is a Golden Age Story by Linda Fulkerson.
Orphaned at a young age, Melody Lampert longs to escape the loveless home of the grandmother who begrudgingly raised her. Stripped of her inheritance due to her grandmother’s resentments, Melody discovers her name remains on the deed of one property—an obscure island off the Georgia coast that she shares with her cousin. But when he learns the island may contain a hidden pirate treasure, he’s determined to cheat her out of her share.
Ship’s mechanic Padric Murphy made a vow to his dying father—break the curse that has plagued their family for generations. To do so, he must return what was taken from Sharktooth Island decades earlier—a pair of rare gold pieces. His opportunity to right the wrong arrives when his new employer sets sail to explore the island.
After a series of unexplainable mishaps occur, endangering Padric and his boss’s beautiful cousin Melody, he fears his chance of breaking the curse may be ruined. But is the island’s greed thwarting his plans? Or the greed of someone else?
Jump to the late 1930s for Island Mayhem, Book 3, by Elena Hill.
Louise Krause stopped piloting to pursue nursing, but when money got too tight she was forced to give up her dreams and start ferrying around a playboy who managed to excel during the Great Depression. When a routine aerial tour turns south, Louise is unable to save the plane.
After crash landing, the cocky pilot is stranded. She longs to escape the uninhabited island, but her makeshift raft sinks, and she and her companions are in even worse trouble. Can Louise learn to trust the others in order to survive, or will the island’s curse and potential sabotage lead to her demise?
Book 4, After the Storm, by Deborah Sprinkle, is set in the present day.
Mercedes Baxter inherited two passions from her father—a love for Sharktooth Island, a spit of land in the middle of the ocean left to her in his will, and a dedication to the study of the flora and fauna on and around its rocky landscape.
For the last five years, since graduating from college, Mercy led a peaceful, simple life on the island with only her cat, Hawkeye, for company. Through grant money she obtained from a conservancy in Savannah, she could live on her island while studying and writing about the plants and animals there. Life was perfect.
But when a hurricane hits the island, Mercy’s life changes for good. Her high school sweetheart, Liam Stewart, shows up to help her with repairs, and ignites the flame that has never quite died away. And if that’s not enough, while assessing the damage to the island, they make a discovery that puts both their lives in danger.
This collection of four novellas spans roughly 200 years, with each sharing the story of a suspenseful adventure on the dreaded Sharktooth Island.
About the Authors:
Susan Page Davis is the author of more than one hundred novels and novellas. A native of Maine, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband Jim, a retired news editor. They have six grown children and eleven grandchildren. Susan’s books have won numerous awards, including the Carol Award, two Will Rogers Medallions, and two Faith, Hope, and Love Readers’ Choice Awards.
Linda Fulkerson began her writing career as a copyeditor and typesetter at a smalltown weekly newspaper. She has since been published in several magazines and newspapers, including a two-year stint as a sportswriter. Linda later served as the online editor of a mid-sized daily paper and is the author of two novels, two novellas, and several nonfiction books. In 2020, she founded Scrivenings Press LLC, a traditional publisher of clean and Christian fiction.
She and her husband, Don, live on a ten-acre plot in central Arkansas. They have four adult children and eight grandchildren. Linda enjoys photography, RV travel, and spoiling her two dachshunds.
Elena Hill is first and foremost a Christian, a wife, a dog Mom, and an optometrist. She dabbles in many hobbies, including photography, painting, and most recently writing. She has been an avid reader and supporter of Christian fiction since a young age and in 2020 took on the title of content editor for Scrivenings Press.
Elena, along with her husband James and fur baby Idgie, currently resides in northeast Arkansas. By day she may say “Which is better, one or two?” But at night she always asks “What are we up to?” or “What’s today’s adventure?” Her favorite pastime is riding around with family in their side-by-side, chasing the sunset. Many of her photos display God’s handiwork—varying skyscapes and colors.
When Deborah Sprinkle retired from teaching chemistry, one of the things she wanted to do was write a mystery novel. After years of honing her craft, Deborah realized her dream with the Trouble in Pleasant Valley series. She continues to win awards for her writing and has plans for a new series coming soon. Deborah lives in Memphis with her husband, the love of her life, and sees herself as an ordinary woman serving an extraordinary God.
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Question for Readers: Besides the Bible, what’s the one thing you’d require if stranded on an island and why?
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