Fiction. Nikole Swensen has the drive and raw talent to compete in the rigorous sport of horse eventing—and win. But fear holds her back from realizing her full potential. So her husband, a wealthy Vermont landowner, hires Gabe, a gifted former eventer, half paralyzed from a jumping accident. Before long, a powerful spiritual and physical attraction develops between Nikki and Gabe amid the sensual world of horses and riding. As Nikki moves to higher levels of competition, their respective spouses, Cliff and Carla, grow jealous. The two couples become lost in a tangle of ambition and passion, lust and suspicion. Inspired by an actual murder case, HORSEFEVER will penetrate the hearts of suspense lovers, horse lovers, athletes, and all those drawn to the connections between animals and humans.
Lee Hope is editor-in-chief of Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices (SolLitMag). Her fiction has received a Theodore Goodman Award, a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Fellowship, and a Maine Arts Commission Fellowship. She has published stories in numerous literary journals, such as: Witness, The New Virginia Review, The North American Review, Epiphany, and Sou'wester. Her short story "What to Take in Case of Fire" received an honorable mention in AMERICAN FICTION VOLUME 13 (New Rivers Press, 2014), winner of the 2015 Midwest Book Award for an anthology. Lee founded and directed a low- residency MFA program in Maine and played a role in founding Pine Manor College's MFA program. She has taught creative writing and literature at various universities. She is currently president of the Solstice Institute for Creative Writing, a nonprofit, and she teaches for Changing Lives Through Literature, which brings literature to people on probation.Author City: NEEDHAM, MA USA