Maria K. Alexander Giveaway: Untangle My Heart

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Untangle My Heart

by Maria K. Alexander

Maria will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

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Blurb:

When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell around her heart.

Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust British family, and to  himself. Working alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he’s missing. For the first time, he wants more than a one-night stand.

When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.

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Excerpt:

“Privacy is a hard thing to find around here, so you may want to lock the door. Especially when you’re wearing only a towel and my sister is on the prowl.”

“I’ll have to remember that,” Edward said, taking a step toward her. “I knew she was smitten, but didn’t think she would be waiting in the room after my shower. I was struggling with a tactful way of getting her out.”

“I’m sure you’re not accustomed to asking a woman to leave your room.”

He gave her an unapologetic grin. “No, usually not.”

“I guess it’s partly my fault. I told her I don’t have any claims to you. Apparently she took that to mean it was open season to pursue you.”

“Yet you stopped by. Why?”

“I wanted to thank you again for your help today. You dropped everything to come and help my family and that means a lot to me.”

He took another step toward her until he stood directly in front of her. “You mean a lot to me. I’d do anything I could to help you.”

She nodded in acknowledgement, not sure she could trust her voice to speak with him all but touching her.

“And you’re wrong about not having a claim on me.”

His hands found their way to her waist. Her heart thumped and she knew she should pull back, wanted to pull back. But his blue-gray eyes held her in a hypnotic state and she couldn’t move.

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Author Bio and Links:

A romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters, learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.

Maria blogs and shares her writing journey with her critique partners at: http://thevioletfemmes.com.

When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules.

 

You can keep in touch with her at: http://mariakalexander.com.

 

Web Links:

Website: http://mariakalexander.com

The Violet Femmes Blog: http://thevioletfemmes.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MKAlexander1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-K-Alexander-Author/201236689917319

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mariakalexander

Amazon Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B00GVKRLOG

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Rhonda Shaw on Tour: The Changeup

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The Changeup

by Rhonda Shaw

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Rhonda will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

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Blurb:

Playing for keeps

After nine years of striking out in the dating department, Maddie Hamlin is throwing in the towel. But just as this mom resolves to remain single, she meets sweet and sexy pitching phenom Chase Patton at a family dinner. He’s perfect for her and aside from the fact he’s only twenty-two.

Chase knows he should be focusing on his rookie year with the Detroit Rockets, but he can’t stop thinking about Maddie. He doesn’t care that the beautiful school counselor is twelve years older, and he’s already lost his heart to her adorable daughter. When an incredible date leads to an incredible night of passion, he knows he never wants to let her go.

But dating in the media spotlight is a whole new ball game. Maddie quickly discovers that not everyone accepts their unconventional relationship and that finding love may mean losing everything else…

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Excerpt:

“Lift your left foot there, that’s right, and bring your arm back to here. You feel that?” Chase asked as he held her right arm up, his warm hand moving slowly from her elbow to her wrist. He angled his body and she could feel the feel length of him pressed against her, leaving almost nothing to the imagination. “And then you’re going to bring it through and follow through to here.”

Maddie nodded. Could she feel that? She could feel nothing but that! The breadth and solidness of his chest against her back as he leaned over her made her want to turn and worship its strength. Her butt was snug against his front and she didn’t even want to think about what she could bump into if she moved even the slightest inch. His breath was warm on her neck and his lips were right by her ear making her mouth water. Her skin started to tighten and tingle as the air seemed to clog in her throat, and she could feel her cheeks burning. Her reactions, all of them, were shocking. Had it been that long that any touch from a male was going to set her off? Did it not matter that he was many—way too many—years her junior? Her mind screamed, asking what the hell she was thinking, but her body was happily ignoring the alarms.

 

Author Bio and Links:

After writing one mind numbing technical document after another, Rhonda Shaw decided to combine her love of writing with her love of reading romance. Born in California, but transplanted to the Midwest, Rhonda is a warm weather girl to the bone. She works in the software development industry and was a lifelong dancer until her body told her it was time to come down off her toes.  For more information about Rhonda and her books, please visit her website at http://www.rhondashaw.com.

 

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/AuthorRShaw

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Diana Miller: Fatal Trust

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Fatal Trust
by Diana Miller

Diana will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn host.

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Blurb:

Stepping her perfect Jimmy Choos into place beside Ben Gallagher’s wounded Nikes, straitlaced Philadelphia lawyer Catherine Barrington is surprisingly unable to resist the disarming small-town mechanic’s charm. He’s one of the heirs to the vast fortune left by his eccentric grandfather Max, a bestselling horror writer, and she’s there to carry out Max’s last wishes. Routine enough…except that inheriting comes with a catch: none of Max’s heirs will get a penny until they’ve lived together for two weeks in the shadow-filled rooms of his mansion in the wooded hills near Lake Superior.

From beyond the grave, a letter from Max insists that his death was no accident, sending Catherine undercover—and way out of her comfort zone—to catch the killer. Posing as Lexie, Ben’s cocktail waitress girlfriend, Catherine soon finds herself trapped with the feuding clan at the sinister Nevermore manor. To save her own life, she’ll have to confront the murderer, as well as her growing attraction to Ben—a top suspect.

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Ben draped an arm around Catherine’s shoulders, pulling her against his side. He smelled like pine soap, which surprised her. She’d expected some men’s cologne with a virile name and an overdose of spice and musk. “Why don’t you get me another drink, Lexie? She’s a cocktail waitress,” he told Cecilia.

That’s right—she was supposed to be Lexie the cocktail waitress. Catherine gave him a tight smile. “I’m off duty.”

“I promise I’ll make it worth your while,” Ben said, his voice lowered suggestively.

She was also supposed to be crazy about him, so instead of telling him where to stick it, she raised her chin. “I came out here to give you emotional support. Not to wait on you.”

“Good for you, Lexie,” Cecilia said. “Ben always dates twits who do whatever he wants. He needs someone who’ll stand up to him.”

Ben sighed as if he’d been ordered to haul stones across the Sahara for a new pyramid rather than his own glass across the room for a refill. “With the two of you ganging up on me, I guess I’ll get my own drink.”

“Bring me a glass of cabernet while you’re at it,” Cecilia called after him.

“They got me.”

The words came from the man who’d just stumbled into the parlor. His light brown hair was all wild wisps and spikes, one sleeve of his suitcoat was torn, and his shirt had been pulled from his trousers.

And he was covered with blood.

“They came out of the trees,” he wheezed out. “I couldn’t stop them. I tried, but I couldn’t.”

“Help me.” His voice was just above a whisper. “Please.”

Then he collapsed in a bloody mess on the parlor floor.

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Author Bio and Links:

When she was eight, Diana Miller decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk, a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it.

Diana is a five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award, including for Fatal Trust, and won a Golden Heart for her debut novel Dangerous Affairs. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family.

 

Links:

My website link is: dianamillerwriter.com

My Amazon page  is: http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Trust-Kindle-Serial-Miller-ebook/dp/B00FX7SLLA/ref=zg_bs_5044445011_8

My Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/dianamillerwriter

C M Michaels on Tour: Dangerous Waters

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Dangerous Waters by C M Michaels

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Welcome C M Michaels with Dangerous Waters, the first book of an exciting new series.      C M will award a $50 Amazon or BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter.  Leave a comment with your email address to enter this giveaway. Follow the tour at the link above and remember, the more you comment throughout the tour the better your chances of winning!

Blurb:

For Emily Waters, a nature-loving, small-town girl with an overprotective father, heading off to Boston University to study conservation biology is a dream come true—until a chance encounter catapults her into a mythical world she’d do anything to escape.

The latest victim in a rash of abductions near campus, Emily is brutally attacked before being rescued by a powerful new friend. She survives the ordeal, only to find herself held captive and presented with an impossible choice. While preparing for the unimaginable life she must now embrace clues soon emerge that Emily may not be entirely human, and her physical transformation awakens goddess-like powers that her new family cannot begin to explain. Dealing with her human first love, the not-so-platonic relationship with her coven “sister,” and her new vampire sort-of-boyfriend further complicates matters, not to mention being secretly hunted by the psychopaths who attacked her. And as the only known offspring of a once all-powerful race, the climactic battle is only the beginning of her journey.

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“Would you stop already?” Teresa grumbled, glaring at her ever-pacing brother. “No one’s following us. Relax.”

Travis finished scanning Beacon Street and ducked back into the alleyway. “God damn it! Do you ever listen? I told you we had to cool it for a while. What the hell were you thinking?”

“The bitch spilled her drink on me.”

He sighed and tiredly rubbed his eyes. Arguing with her was like trying to reason with a bratty three-year-old grabbing candy in a grocery checkout line. “So we’re homeless because someone accidentally got diet coke on your shirt?”

“Quit being such a queen,” Teresa said with a huff. “You know Stefan thinks of us as his kids, which is totally weird by the way. All he’ll do is make us listen to his rules again. If you wouldn’t have talked me into running, we’d probably be watching TV by now.”

“If Stefan and Alexander just wanted to talk, they would’ve waited until we got back, not raided our feeding room like a two-man S.W.A.T. team. This is serious, Terr. If they find us, they’re going to kill us.”

For the first time in as long as he could remember, his snarky, narcissistic sister looked vulnerable. She crossed her arms to conceal her jittery hands and looked into his eyes. “So what do we do? I’m not living on the street again, or in the skuzzy-ass hotels we used to stay in.”

Travis placed a comforting hand on his baby sister’s shoulder. “Things aren’t like they used to be, sis. Even you have to admit that Stefan taught us a hell of a lot. Once we get out of town, we can trance a bank manager and get all the money we need. I thought we’d head south—you always wanted to see Orlando.”

Acting as if he hadn’t even spoken, Teresa shrugged off his hand and headed further down the dimly lit alley, veering around overflowing dumpsters and piles of loose garbage before slumping back against the brick wall behind her. “And what about the skank who started all this? We just leave her to her fairy-tale life, sipping wine in her mansion?”

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Author Bio and Links:

C.M Michaels grew up in a small town in northern Michigan as the youngest child of a close-knit family of seven. He met his wife, Teresa, while attending Saginaw Valley State University. Together they’ve provided a loving home for several four-legged “kids”, including Sophie, their eternally young at heart, hopelessly spoiled Spaniel.

He has always enjoyed writing, and still has fond memories of reading his first book, a children’s novella, to local grade schools when he was 14. Dangerous Waters, the first book in the Sisters in Blood series, is being published by Freya’s Bower on September 5th, 2013. C.M. is currently working on the second book in the Sisters in Blood series along with a Fantasy romance.

When he’s not writing, C.M. can be found curled up with a good book, watching movies or hitting the hiking trails with his wife. An avid reader since discovering Jim Kjelgaard novels in early childhood, his favorite authors include Kelley Armstrong, Peter V. Brett, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Cassandra Claire, J.R. Ward, Laini Taylor and Tessa Dawn.

C.M. currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Social Media Links:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UFAuthorCMMichaels

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UFAuthor

Blog: http://cmmichaels.blogspot.com/

Website: http://cmmichaels.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/authorcmmichaels

Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Q7m0MrwlQ

 

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Freya’s Bower (eBook): http://www.freyasbower.com/urban-fantasy-c-46/dangerous-waters-p-289.html

Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Waters-C-M-Michaels/dp/1617981044/ref=sr_1_27_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378349287&sr=1-27&keywords=dangerous+waters

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Lindsey Fairleigh: Echo Prophecy

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Welcome Lindsey Fairleigh with her new release Echo Prophecy. Lindsey will be awarding a $15 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/09/virtual-blurb-blitz-tour-echo-prophecy.html

Echo Prophecy (Echo Trilogy, #1)

by Lindsey Fairleigh

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“…we only see what we want to see…what we expect to see…”

Discover what’s hidden—a powerful, mythic race, an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and a love strong enough to shatter the boundaries of time.

Alexandra Larson isn’t human…but she doesn’t know that. As far as Lex is concerned, she’s simply an ambitious and independent archaeology grad student with a knack for deciphering ancient languages, especially the various forms of Egyptian. When she’s recruited to work on her dream excavation, her translating skills uncover the secret entrance to an underground Egyptian temple concealed within Djeser-Djeseru—the famous mortuary temple of Queen Hatchepsut. Lex is beyond thrilled by her discovery…as is the enigmatic and alluring excavation director, Marcus Bahur.

As the relationship between Lex and Marcus heats up, a series of shocking revelations leave the young archaeologist reeling. Once Lex discovers the truth of her ancient Egyptian roots—the truth of her more-than-human nature—the people she trusts most make one final, terrifying revelation: Lex is the central figure of a four-thousand-year-old prophecy. She is the only thing standing between the power to alter the very fabric of time and an evil megalomaniac…who also happens to be her father. As events set in motion over four millennia ago lead Lex and Marcus from Seattle to the heart of Egypt, the fate of mankind depends on one thing: the strength of Lex’s love.

 

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“This is all so strange, you know? It’s like a dream I could wake from any moment,” I said, my voice hushed.

Marcus’s arm tensed in mine. “Would you want to wake up?” He sounded a little sad.

I hugged his arm with both of mine and said, “Not anymore.”

When Marcus abruptly stopped, I almost slipped on the slick brick path. With his free hand, he turned me to face him. His cool, leather-clad fingers cupped either side of my face, tilting it up so he could examine my features better in the light of a distant streetlamp. I could feel the faint kiss of each snowflake as it landed on my face.

“What are you, Alexandra Ivanov?” he breathed. “What are you and what are you doing to me?” As his deep, silky voice released each word into the starless night, he leaned closer. Our individual white puffs of breath slowly merged, becoming indistinguishable.

“But—”

“Shhh, Little Ivanov,” he murmured, closing the distance between our mouths. His lips touched mine with the faintest possible pressure, brushing first one way, then the other. When I tried to deepen the kiss, he pulled back just enough to maintain the maddening softness.

I slipped my fingertips into his coat pockets, pulling his body closer to mine, and groaned in frustration. I wanted more. I needed more.

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Author Bio and Links

Lindsey Fairleigh lives her life with one foot in a book–as long as that book transports her to a magical world or bends the rules of science. Her novels, from post-apocalyptic to time travel and historical fantasy, always offer up a hearty dose of unreality, along with plenty of adventure and romance. When she’s not working on her next novel, Lindsey spends her time reading and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She lives in the Napa Valley with her loving husband and confused cats.

 

Links

Website: http://www.lindseyfairleigh.com/

Blog: http://lindseyfairleigh.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindsFairleigh

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lindsey-Fairleigh/220345161400603

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18038336-echo-prophecy

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Purchase links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EIV14HK

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p.m. terrell: Secrets of a Dangerous Woman

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SECRETS OF A DANGEROUS WOMAN By pm terrell

Welcome p.m. terrell to the blog!She will be awarding a Celtic Open Knot necklace to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. But first, p.m. answers my ten.

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Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/05/name-before-masses-secrets-of-dangerous.html

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

Woohoo! You are a published author. Describe a strong character trait you possess, good or bad, and how it helped you become a published author. I believe the one character trait that helped me more than any other was my determination not to give up. I’d wanted to be a published author since I was nine years old, and even though my life took turns I never could have imagined, I never gave up on that goal. I found that writing the book was the easy part; finding a publisher was a daunting, challenging task. My first book was published in 1984, and now, looking back at more than 18 books and more in various stages, it’s been a ride I am very glad to have taken.

 

Sometimes an author begins writing a story before they are aware of its genre. Did you choose your genre, or did it choose you? I’ve written in four genres, and three of the four chose me. My first books were non-fiction computer books; the publisher sought me out after reading some of my articles in computer magazines.

But I’d always wanted to be a writer of suspense, so that was definitely the genre I chose. It’s been the most difficult to break into, though, as there are so many books being released in the suspense and mystery categories.

I’ve also written two historical suspense based on the true story of my ancestor, Mary Neely, who was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1780 in what is now Nashville, TN. My family begged me to write those books to preserve the story of Mary’s courage and will to survive, and those two (River Passage and Songbirds are Free) have consistently been my bestsellers.

Then a few years ago, a publisher asked me to write a book on promoting fiction, because I was doing so well at it.

 

The plot thickens, or does it? Which one are you, a pantser or a plotter? I am definitely a plotter, but I don’t write down outlines or have masses of index cards. I plan the crime first, and then I determine what the fatal flaw will be in carrying it out, and which character is best for the telling of it. In my Black Swamp Mysteries series, I have several main characters I go back and forth with: a computer hacker, a CIA psychic spy, a CIA operative, and a political strategist. Depending on the crime and the plot, I pick one of those as the main point of view, and go from there.

 

Fear 101: As writers it is our duty to make our characters face their fears. Have you ever included one of your own fears in a storyline? I do have a fear of being abducted, though oddly that fear largely went away while I was writing of my ancestor’s true capture by Shawnee Indians. As a child, I was constantly in fear of being kidnapped. Today, I can’t read anything that deals with brutality directed at a child or an animal, or anything involving torture or captivity.

 

Fear 102: Yes, deadlines are terrifying. Have you conquered the juggling act between writing and the rest of your life? What do you do when it feels like the balls are dropping all around you? I’ve been a full-time writer since 2002, and the way I look at it is many people have full-time jobs that they must go to regardless of what is happening in their lives. When I am facing deadlines and I know there are others in the chain dependent on me meeting my deadlines—from the editors to the graphics artists and marketing department—I know, whatever happens, I will have to pull through. I also have become adept at compartmentalizing.

 

Where is your favorite place to write? Add that one comfort food that you can’t do without. My favorite place to write is in a recliner across from one of my aquariums, in which I have a number of ten-inch tall freshwater angelfish. There is something very soothing in the way they move. Sometimes that isn’t possible, so I can always fall back on my office, which is separated from my house, and my desk.

Regardless of where I am writing, I always find I do better with chocolate!

 

Writing inspirations? I find inspiration everywhere, from the people I meet to the places I drive past, to the stories I hear and the newspaper articles I read. My challenge is not having enough time to write all the stories that swirl around in my head.

I will frequently peruse declassified documents, also, when I am working on a CIA-based plot. Truth is always stranger than fiction, and it’s amazing some of the missions that our government and others have been involved in.

 

I’ve gone mad – why don’t you come with me? Some people just don’t understand us writers. Name a quirky, writer-thing you do that friends wish you didn’t. Nobody has complained to my face but I’m sure I’ve raised a few eyebrows by thinking of the characters in my books as real. They have to become real to me in order to convincingly write about them. In my earlier work, the characters fell by the wayside after each book—like houseguests who only visit once. But with the Black Swamp Mysteries series, they’re like roommates who have moved in permanently!

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Dylan Maguire is back and in his first mission with the CIA he must interrogate a recently captured Brenda Carnegie. But when she escapes again, it’s obvious that she’s had help from within the CIA’s own ranks. With Vicki Boyd’s psychic help, he must locate her again—and find out why some in the highest levels of government want her dead while others will risk everything to help her. And when he finds out her true identity, his mission has just become very personal.

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Dylan placed a hand on each knee and pulled her legs apart to reveal a slim, homemade knife holder wrapped around her thigh. Inside the sheath had been a serrated nylon composite knife, but one of the rivets had popped loose, allowing the knife to come through the sheath. Now he could clearly see nearly two inches of the blade embedded just underneath her skin.

He looked back at Brenda’s face. She’d grown pale and was watching him.

“You’re supposed to wear these just below the knee,” he said calmly.

“Pull my pants down a little bit further.”

He complied, revealing two empty knife holders, one at the top of each calf.

“They took the knives,” she said.

He turned his attention back to the knife embedded in her. “I don’t normally see a nylon knife worn like this.”

“It won’t set off metal detectors.”

“How long has it been like this?” he asked.

“Four days.”

“And you’ve been sittin’ here like this ever since?”

“Well, not here,” she said. Beads of perspiration had popped out across her arched brow.

He looked at the table and then back at her. He glanced toward the door but it didn’t open and Sam didn’t join him. “I’m goin’ to cuff you to that table there. You’re goin’ to lie there and I’m goin’ to pull this thin’ out o’ you. It’s not goin’ to be pleasin’ and I can’t give you anythin’ for the pain.”

She nodded.

“Think you can handle that?”

“I can handle anything you want to throw my way,” she said.

He retrieved the handcuff keys and when he returned to her chair, he leaned over her so his face was just inches from hers. “You can’t escape this room,” he said. “You and I both know there’s only one way out.” He nodded toward the door. “And we both know we’re bein’ watched. And once I take these cuffs off your legs, if you try to kick me, I can’t help you. And I guarantee the next person through that door won’t be helpin’ you, either. You’ll just make thin’s worse for yourself.”

She looked at him blankly.

“Are you understandin’ me, Woman?”

 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 18 books in 4 genres. A full-time author since 2002, she previously opened and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties were in the areas of computer crime and computer intelligence and her clients included the Secret Service, CIA and Department of Defense as well as local law enforcement. Computer and spy technology are two themes that recur throughout her books. She is the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness of the link between high illiteracy rates and high crime rates. And she founded the annual Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair which takes place each February.

 

Author’s website: www.pmterrell.com

Author’s blogs: www.pmterrell.blogspot.com and www.vickisangelfish.com (inspired by the angelfish “front” used by the CIA in the Black Swamp Mysteries series)

Twitter: @pmterrell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.p.m.terrell

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Gail Barrett: A Kiss To Die For

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A Kiss to Die For by Gail Barrett

Welcome Gail Barrett to the blog with her suspenseful romance, A Kiss To Die For. Gail will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift certificate and either a signed print copy (US ONLY) or an electronic copy of Fatal Exposure (Buried Secrets book one) to one randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her other Super Book Blast on August 27th.   http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/07/virtual-super-book-blast-kiss-to-die.html

 

Blurb:

Homeless Army veteran Sullivan Turner is nobody’s hero.  His failure to save his fallen comrades proved that.  So when a gutsy social worker gets caught in a drug gang’s crosshairs, he knows he’s the last man who can safeguard her and the pregnant teenagers she’s trying to protect.  

Former debutante Haley Barnes learned the hard way how to survive.  After witnessing a cold-blooded murder, the terrified teenaged runaway changed her identity and hid to save her life.  But when the killer tracks her down and attacks the girls in the homeless shelter she now runs, Haley knows the time has come to stand and fight.  But to bring down the powerful killer she must confront her high-society family’s darkest secrets — and convince wounded warrior Sully Turner he’s the hero she believes.

 

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Excerpt:

“Then you’ll do what they say?  You’ll go to a safe house?”

“No.  Not yet.  I can’t,” she added when he hissed.  “I have to try to get answers.  If my parents won’t talk, if I don’t learn anything at the fundraiser, then I’ll reconsider my plan.  But I have to give it a shot.”

Frustrated, he gripped the back of his neck.  He was starting to realize how she’d survived the streets — she was too damned stubborn to quit.  “Then at least take a cop as your bodyguard.”

“No.  It’s either you or no one.  I won’t change my mind about that.  I can’t.  I’ll never figure out who’s involved if I tip him off.” 

His jaw clenched.  Dread mingled with desperation at the thought of her taking on the killer alone.  “That’s not fair.”

A sad smile curved her lips.  “Don’t worry, Sully.  I don’t blame you for not wanting to do this.  I’ve already involved you enough.”

Suddenly feeling cornered, Sully turned to the window and scowled out at the city lights.  She’d just given him an out.  He should leave right now while he still could.  But he couldn’t let her go to that fundraiser alone.  He’d never forgive himself if she got killed.

But how could he protect her?  He was the worst possible man for the job.  He swung around to face her again.  “For God’s sakes, Haley.  Why can’t you understand this?  I’m not the man you need.”

“But you’re the one I want.

 

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Author Bio and Links:

Gail Barrett is the award-winning author of thirteen romantic suspense novels.  A former RITA® and Daphne finalist, Gail has received the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Holt Medallion, the Booksellers Best, The National Readers’ Choice Award, and numerous other awards.  She lives with her husband in Western Maryland.  For more information, visit her website: www.gailbarrett.com.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Romantic-Suspense-Buried-Secrets-ebook/dp/B00BNRHMWI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375097894&sr=1-1&keywords=a+kiss+to+die+for

BN:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-kiss-to-die-for-gail-barrett/1114668433?ean=9780373278367

Rebecca Trogner on Tour: The Last Keeper’s Daughter

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The Last Keeper’s Daughter by Rebecca Trogner

Rebecca will be awarding a $50 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/06/virtual-excerpt-tour-last-keepers.html

Blurb:

Born into old money, Lily Ayres lives at Waverly, her family’s estate situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Paris, Virginia.  She is a strange, small, almost mute, young woman who has no idea that her father has given her to the Vampire King Krieger.  Walter Ayres is the King’s Keeper and part of a secret society of historians who unearth, preserve, and attempt to understand relics of long forgotten civilizations.

Lily has never felt comfortable in the human world, but after she suspiciously falls down a flight of stone steps, and is healed and claimed by Krieger, she realizes there is another world.  In this Other Realm she feels a sense of belonging, and begins to untwine the mysterious event which left her mentally and psychologically damaged.  When Walter disappears in England, Lily works with human and supernatural beings to uncover his whereabouts.  With each new discovery, she is pulled deeper into the vortex of magic, intrigue, and dark desires that permeates the supernatural world.  The revelations revealed unfold a story of deception and betrayal that threaten to tear the thin veil between the supernatural and human world asunder.

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Excerpt:

For many centuries Krieger had kept himself aloof from matters of the heart. Now, with this small slip of a woman, he felt the desire to understand her as well as possess her. She was a puzzle to him. She seemed contained in her own world, with not a care for him. Even now she brushed her delicate fingers over the books as if they were lovers.

“Have you read all these?”

“Yes.” Krieger looked around the room. “Some more than once.” He paused, thinking of how to proceed. “You’ve had so little time to get accustomed. I had wished to show you my estate tonight. Unfortunately, there are matters that must be discussed between us.”

She turned to face him with her hand still resting on a book. The glow of the fireplace lit her face.

“Like that I’m your Sanguis Ancilla.”

He sat down on the sofa facing the fireplace and Lily, enjoying the view of her. “My royal blood lives within your body. It is the highest honor I can bestow without making you vampire.”

“I know Latin. It means blood slave. I’m not your slave, and I didn’t ask for your blood.”

“You are mine, my woman, my slave, my blood.” He should have been gentler with her, but the effect of her scent was overpowering.

“I didn’t agree to that.” She placed her hand over her abdomen. Her expression was one of confusion.

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Author Bio and Links:

Rebecca Trogner lives in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, and frequently crosses the Blue Ridge Mountains that were the inspiration for Krieger’s home. She always dreamed of being a writer, but got sidetracked by the day-to-day adventures of life. With the encouragement of her family, she has finished her first novel and is currently writing the next book in The Last Keeper’s Daughter series. Rebecca lives with her husband and stepson, and a rescue dog named Giblet. To find out more about the author visit www.rebeccatrogner.com.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Trogner/e/B00BF1OTMI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/the-last-keeper-s-daughter?store=allproducts&keyword=the+last+keeper%27s+daughter

Books A Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Last-Keepers-Daughter/Rebecca-Trogner/9781939173119?id=5645776099709

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17252265-the-last-keeper-s-daughter

Twitter: @RTrogner

Website:  www.Rebeccatrogner.com

Blog: http://blog.rebeccatrogner.com