Thursday, February 18, 2021

Ancient Winds Playlist

By Kristy McCaffrey 

Here's the playlist I listened to while writing Ancient Winds. It's mostly 70's music, but there's also a few from the 80's, 90's and 2000's. Maybe it will spark a long forgotten gem for you.

Love Takes Time – Orleans
On the Border – Al Stewart
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
How Much I Feel – Ambrosia
A Horse With No Name – America
Feels Like the First Time – Foreigner
Change – John Waite
Dust in the Wind – Kansas
Dream Weaver – Gary Wright
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Kiss You All Over – Exile
Let It Ride – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Brandy – Looking Glass
Tin Man – America
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Games People Play – Alan Parsons Project
Let the River Run – Carly Simon
Just What I Needed – The Cars
Baby, I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
One Night in Bangkok – Murray Head
Rock the Casbah – The Clash
Y.M.C.A. – Village People
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Rainy Days and Mondays – The Carpenters
Top of the World – The Carpenters
We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
Close to You – The Carpenters
I Won’t Last a Day Without You – The Carpenters
Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
The Eagle and the Hawk – John Denver
Rocky Mountain High – John Denver
I Got U – Duke Dumont
Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
Jungle Love – Steve Miller Band
Mad About You – Sting
Lady ’95 – Styx
Times Like These – Dan Fogelberg
Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Young Americans – David Bowie
Rocket Man – Elton John
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John
Tracks of My Tears – Linda Ronstadt
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Head Games – Foreigner
Could It Be Magic – Barry Manilow
Copacabana – Barry Manilow
Ready To Take A Chance Again – Barry Manilow
Walk Me Home – Pink
Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
Marrakesh Express – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Don’t Disturb This Groove – The System
Heaven Knows – Donna Summer

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Release Day!! Ancient Winds is out!!

By Kristy McCaffrey

I'm so excited to share that Ancient Winds (The Pathway Series Book 3) is now available in ebook. Print should be ready in a few days.

Can Brynn resist the charm of Dr. Magee in this high-stakes archaeology adventure?

In the jungle, there are no barriers …

Brynn Galloway doesn’t know it, but her academic career in archaeology is about to become a laughingstock. When a rare Sumerian artifact surfaces, her presence is requested in Bolivia, but nothing is as it seems. Soon, she’s entangled in a desperate hunt not only for a valuable antiquity but also for answers to humanity that might stretch across time. And by her side is a sexy mercenary physicist with a maddening belief in space aliens.

Dr. Tristan Magee is in a bad mood. When his latest acquisition—an unusual and as yet untranslated Sumerian cuneiform tablet—is stolen right out from under him and spirited away to the Bolivian jungle, he’ll do whatever it takes to get it back. Unfortunately, that includes partnering with a female archaeologist who proves to be the kind of distraction that brought down civilizations.

A combination of Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone, with a dash of The X-Files … get swept away in this romantic suspense adventure.

Available wide for one week only. Grab your copy here. On February 22, Ancient Winds will enter the Kindle Unlimited program and will be available exclusively at Amazon.

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Brynn couldn’t sleep and found Tristan sitting by a small fire near the main building. With elbows on knees, he was hunched forward, his gaze intent on the flames as shadows ebbed and flowed across the angles of his face. He sported a few days’ growth of whiskers and his dark hair was curling along the collar of his shirt. The wilderness was slowly consuming them, making them wild in the process, or maybe it was simply the jungle stripping away societal barriers and laying them bare. Brynn suspected, however, that Magee had never paid much attention to such niceties.

“Communing with aliens?” she asked, keeping her voice low so as not to disturb the others who might be nearby. Tristan had been right—privacy was in short supply.

The glint in Tristan’s gaze conveyed annoyed amusement. And maybe something else. The tug in her belly was immediate, and she all but lifted her nose to catch his scent. For a moment she let herself revel in everything male that was Magee: muscle, strength, and possibly the biggest aphrodisiac for her—irreverence.

He motioned for her to sit as he said, “Well, if you consider talking to Dimar interacting with something not of this world, then the answer is yes.”

She took a seat, leaving the one between them empty. Wouldn’t want him to get the wrong idea.

“Sometimes I have trouble sleeping in the jungle,” he said.

“Is that a sleeping aid?” she asked as he took a sip from his canteen.

He replaced the lid. “Nah. Just water. Can you play backgammon, Galloway?”

“Yes. I used to play with my grandfather.”

“I’ll be right back.”

He disappeared, and then returned with a mini version of the game. He unfolded the board and proceeded to set it up on the empty chair between them.

“Why backgammon?” she asked, helping him organize the pieces in the glow of the firelight.

“It was my dad’s favorite. Did you know it’s one of the oldest known board games?”

“I do. They’ve found evidence of it in Mesopotamia. Maybe it was a gift from their alien benefactors.”

“The dice were made from human bones, so no alien intervention likely.”

“You do know your artifacts.”

“I try.” He handed her a die, his hand brushing hers. “Need a refresher on the rules?”

“Nope, I’m good,” she replied, pretending his touch hadn’t left a burn mark.

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