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If you are interested in caving or cave-diving, please make sure to become educated in the sport. It is a dangerous sport where even the most nominal injury or poor weather can become life threatening. Read more here: caves.org/.
What inspired you to write your book?
The characters from this book, Brandy and Susan, are actually from a different novel I started in ’05. It was a murder mystery titled “Running in Place”. There was no caving involved. Then in ’06 I found caving and wondered what would happen if I put the characters in a cave. Then they met Alexander —and he fell in love with Brandy. I fought it for months then gave in and wrote this love story.
Here is a short sample from the book:
CHAPTER 15 PAIN EVERYWHERE IN NOWHERE. [PAGE 232]
The storm had passed. Fat, wet raindrops still clung to the window. The moon was high and shone brightly, framing Alexander’s visage in the window.
Brandy could barely raise her head, struggled to open her eyes, the narcotics pulling at her will to stay awake. Her tongue felt thick and useless in her mouth.
“Where am I, Alexander?” she tried to ask. The words were slurred and barley recognizable. “Something is weird. I know it.” Her tone was accusing. “Tell me.”
Alexander approached her bed and held her hand to his chest. She looked at her hand, not recognizing it as her own for a moment. Then seeing that it was hers, tried to pull it back
“Tell me. This is not right. I feel lost here.” Her slurred words broke with unfathomable sadness.
Alexander slumped as he heard the ache in them. “I had to bring you here,” he whispered. “It was not right.” He kissed her hand. “It could have killed you. But…” Alexander trailed off. His eyes glistened; to Brandy his tears looked red. She blinked her own eyes as if she could clear away his tears. “You had to heal. I had to get you away from…the danger.”