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Being with himThey are here among us…

Far from home, gifted with special abilities, hunted for their powers. And they are desperate to find their other, the one who completes them… before it’s too late…

SOMETIMES, TIME REALLY DOES STAND STILL

Mila Adams has always known she was different. It’s not just that she’s a Mission District bohemian artist in rarefied San Francisco society. No, it’s that for as long as she can remember, she has had the ability to shift time, and who would believe that? Certainly not the obnoxious blind dates her mother keeps foisting off on her. Mila can’t help feeling there’s someone out there for her, a soul mate who might understand her unique ability. And when she looks into the dark eyes of financial whiz Garrick McClellan, time feels as if it has opened up on its own—and this time, Mila has nothing to do with it.

Any man would lust after a beauty like Mila, but the moment Garrick touches her—feels her shifting time just as he can—he recognizes her as his partner in power. Their connection is immediate, passionate, raw, and beyond anything either has ever experienced. But who are they? What is this gift that joins them so intensely? Are there others like them? And why do they feel that time is running out?

Being With Him is the third title in Ms Inclan’s second romance trilogy, and it will be released in October 2009

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Often when I am bored and without a good, solid lead on my life’s progress, I Google myself. Yes, and worse, sometimes I check to see how things are going with my books on Amazon. These are a couple of my little obsessions, and I’m trying to come clean about them.

So yesterday in ten minutes between nothing and leaving the house for a night out with friends, I thought I’d check out Amazon for the day, and much to my amazement, I found this book that I had written:

Trade Negotiations In Agriculture: A Future Common Agenda For Brazil And Canada

by Jessica Barksdale Inclan
Paperback: University Of Calgary Press (January 1, 2006)
List price: $51.76
ASIN: B001VAZXTG [ detailed view ]
Amazon sales rank: n/a
Availability: This item is currently unavailable (Subject to change)

My god, I’d forgotten that study and intense writing I did on trade negotiations in between writing romance novels and teaching fulltime. But slowly, it all came back to me, as though it were from a past life. How remarkable, that time in those two countries. It seemed, so, well a dream, that time in Brazil and Canada, those days with the vast plains of each country. As I peered at the computer screen and read more about my academic writing history, dribs and drabs of that experience came back to me. There I was as I stood on the hilltops, overlooking the areas either devastated for agriculture or forced into it. Driving my ramshackle cars about both places, I conferred daily with senior politicians and economists. My hair grew long, my face tanned. I bought a lot of sunscreen. My frequent flier miles were all but depleted.

I supposed that’s why my teaching went a little downhill in 2006. And I did have a hard time keeping to schedule with the novels. It wasn’t the divorce, no. It wasn’t my new relationship. It wasn’t the fact that my youngest had flown the coop. No, it was all the cows in Brazil and the soy bean fields in Canada. It was all about goats. Or sheep. Or maybe it was about the rainforest.

All that work, and for no Amazon sales rank. All that work, and this item is currently unavailable. If I only knew what that work was, really.

It’s my dream, though, and I hold onto it. Trade. Negotiations. Agriculture. O! Canada!

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Visit Ms Inclan’s website at www.jessicabarksdaleinclan.com for excerpts–and leave a comment to this thread for a chance to win a signed copy of Intimate Beings, the second title in her second romance trilogy.

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