8.25.2013

#WeWriWa 08.25.13 - #SnippetSunday #8Sunday

It's a Sunday thing...



Each Sunday, Weekend Writing Warriors hosts a fun new blog hop. If you would like to participate, link to the list at http://www.wewriwa.com/ and post eight sentences from a published or unpublished work to your blog on Sunday. Follow the same link on Sunday to read excerpts from other authors.


SNIPPET SUNDAY

Each Sunday, fellow writers on the Facebook page, Snippet Sunday, share excerpts from their work on their blogs. To read more follow this link, https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnippetSunday/461163367303186.



Today's eight is from my release, An Impostor in Town. Click on the cover above to purchase the book.

Here's the set up...

Brian has invited Peyton to spend Christmas with him as neither of them have family in Durango. After they eat, they head up to his undeveloped ranch near Missionary Ridge.

Here's the eight...


His beat up Chevy truck shifted gears with a sputter and a lurch as he turned onto a small, winding track that cut through a low place in the hills and emerged on the other side of a ridge in a box canyon. Surrounded on three sides by steep, rocky cliffs, one wouldn’t have found his place without knowing it was there. The pasture was probably green and fertile in the late spring and early summer, but in winter a hard pack of ice and snow crusted the ground.

He shifted into park. Two horses galloped toward the fence and whinnied as he got out of the truck. The Paint hung his head over the rail fencing, the first to nuzzle Brian as he opened the gate. The sorrel sauntered up with what appeared to be feigned indifference. It reminded Peyton so much of her younger years she bit her lower lip to keep from tearing up.

Here's the blurb...


Peyton Chandler has done everything to protect her son Jake from the evil men that would destroy her by destroying him. For years, she has allowed another woman to raise her son, kept herself apart from him, and hidden behind her dead sister’s identity, never allowing herself to get close to anyone—not even Sheriff Brian Parker, the one man whose love and respect she craves. When Brian receives a note claiming there’s an impostor in town, he doesn’t know where to start his investigation. Peyton fears she will lose the man she loves if he discovers she’s not the woman she claims to be.


I hope you enjoyed this snippet from An Impostor in Town. You can download the book for free during the book's free download days on Amazon beginning August 27th and ending August 31st.


8.24.2013

Wonderful new 5 Star #Reviews of #DeceptionsoftheHeart

Only 2.99 on Amazon Kindle for a limited time!





Here's what reviewers are saying about Deceptions of the Heart!


5 Stars from Susie on Amazon


I can usually solve a mystery before it is revealed either in a book or a movie, but I must admit I didn't figure this one out ahead of time. I hate spoilers so I won't write one here, but I will say Denise's character, Jennifer Cristobal's fear and fog from losing herself to the memories of her heart donor, Rhonda Prentiss twisted my smug assumptions I would have everything figured out by the third chapter into a frayed knot. It is a great read and a mystery roller coaster ride I highly recommend.


5 Stars from Mary on Amazon

this book had lots of twist and turns. It is about a heart transplant...that the lady has, and she has the memory of the person she got the heart from...

It goes one way and you think you know what is happening...then it turns and something else happens...


It keep me reading well into the night. It was hard to put down.


So different and refreshing story, loved it. Hope to read more from this author.


5 Stars from Colibri on Amazon

I can honestly say that this is one of the few book I couldn't wait to get back to, when, for one reason or another, I was forced to break away from my Cloud Reader and put in the bookmark.
The author has intertwined the characters in the story with sheer genius. The very first paragraph is exciting and you know the rest of the book will be 'unputdownable'.


I was curious to see how the story unfolded and how Jennifer's search to discover her identity carried through. She strives to put the pieces of her memory together, often risking her life. She had a heart transplant, and with Rhonda's heart beating within her chest, her memories are a muddle of the lives of both women.


The twists and turns of the many interesting characters are closely and mysteriously linked. There is never a dull moment in the entire book.


The author's concise, stunning descriptions, such as, 'Her anger was tangible, a prickly thing, thorny little barbs dripping with toxin'. Or, when Jennifer thinks, 'My fears hollering around like coyote calls on a midnight wind', to quote two out of a bookful.


A great read! I recommend this book for you to find out the complex story that unites Jennifer and Rhonda, and which of the two women survive.


From Vera on her blog, What I'm Reading


I find the theme very fascinating and intriguing. It’s filled with lots of twists and turns. One of the tricky things about this book is, as the reader starts to feel as though they have a sense of a resolution, the author quickly throws in an unexpected dimension which keeps the reader guessing till the end – note that it’s a very short book just 258 pages!

This is indeed a quick and refreshing read. Such complexities and intrigues are uncommon in most Mystery books. I also like that it is a psychological novel with a lot of mind games leading to unraveling of the mystery (think a little bit of Gone Girl by Flynn). I’m surprised this book isn’t getting the popularity it deserves. I commend Moncrief’s plotting skills in this novel. If you enjoy thriller and mystery, you would thoroughly love this book – I found this book gripping, utterly suspenseful, intriguing and exhilarating.



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8.18.2013

#WeWriWa 08-18-13 #SnippetSunday #8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors

It's a Sunday thing...



Each Sunday, Weekend Writing Warriors hosts a fun new blog hop. If you would like to participate, link to the list at http://www.wewriwa.com/ and post eight sentences from a published or unpublished work to your blog on Sunday. Follow the same link on Sunday to read excerpts from other authors.


SNIPPET SUNDAY

Each Sunday, fellow writers on the Facebook page, Snippet Sunday, share excerpts from their work on their blogs. To read more follow this link, https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnippetSunday/461163367303186.

This week's eight comes from my romantic suspense book, Deceptions of the Heart.



Here's the set up...

In this scene, Rhonda is comparing herself to Jennifer, the woman whose body she has inhabited.

Here's the eight...

Jennifer’s clothes fit me, but then…I had her body. She had remained trim while I had blossomed into matronly womanhood. No amount of dieting or exercise reshaped me. I was a perfect pear on short, stubby legs while Jennifer carried a tall frame worthy of a runway model. She was as light as I was dark. My unruly, naturally curly hair coiled about my heart-shaped face. Her blonde, highlighted bob curved around a classic oval. The only thing we had in common was our gender.

Here's the blurb...

What would you do if one morning you awoke in someone else’s body?

Surviving as Jennifer Cristobal isn’t easy for Rhonda Prentiss. Three years ago, a sudden, fatal trauma stripped Rhonda of her middle-class, stay-at-home-mom existence. A brand new shock prompts Rhonda’s essence to invade Jennifer’s soul, suppressing the other woman’s memories and replacing them with her own. When Jennifer’s heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Crane, can’t—or won’t—help her understand her unusual body-swapping dilemma, she turns to the only man she can trust. But can she fully trust Jennifer’s husband, Anson? Rhonda’s memory proves faulty—and sugarcoated. Multiple threats from her past shake her fragile hold on mental stability. If one of her enemies succeeds, he will kill Rhonda’s soul… or Jennifer’s body… or both.

Click on the book cover to purchase a copy of Deceptions of the Heart.

8.10.2013

#WeWriWa Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday #SnippetSunday 08-11-13

It's a Sunday thing...



Each Sunday, Weekend Writing Warriors hosts a fun new blog hop. If you would like to participate, link to the list at http://www.wewriwa.com/ and post eight sentences from a published or unpublished work to your blog on Sunday. Follow the same link on Sunday to read excerpts from other authors.


SNIPPET SUNDAY

Each Sunday, fellow writers on the Facebook page, Snippet Sunday, share excerpts from their work on their blogs. To read more follow this link, https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnippetSunday/461163367303186.

This week's eight comes from my paranormal romantic suspense novel Deceptions of the Heart, which reached No. 12 in suspense during its free days on Amazon!



http://www.amazon.com/Deceptions-of-the-Heart-ebook/dp/B00D0TAZ12

Here's the set up...

After a particularly difficult confrontation with Anson the previous evening, Jennifer/Rhonda awakes to discover he has left her stranded. While trying to clear her fuzzy head and figure out how she's going to get back home, she finds a trail of blood leading off the front porch into the sand dune.

Here's the eight...

The bloody knife dropped from my unsteady hand.
When did I pick it up?
   “Anson?” I hurled my panic into the ocean breeze. The wind whipped my hair about my face. I rubbed the wetness from my eyes, straining to see far down the beach against the mid-day sun. But only sand and surf stretched into the horizon in both directions. Then my eyes locked on the crimson stains on my hands. I backed up, trying to escape the blood evidence. 

I hope you enjoyed this snippet of Deceptions of the Heart. You can read the blurb in the left sidebar.

Here's what reviewers have to say about the book...

Here’s what reviewers have to say…

The author has intertwined the characters in the story with sheer genius. The very first paragraph is exciting and you know the rest of the book will be ‘unputdownable’. – Colibri on Amazon

I finished the book in a few days and I was completely enthralled in the story and couldn’t read the book fast enough. I was wrapped up in all the twists and turns and definitely surprised by the ending. Overall, this book is a quick, entertaining and very suspenseful read. – Sara at Chick Lit Plus



For a limited time it can be purchased on Amazon Kindle for just 2.99. That's less than the price of a gallon of gasoline and the story will take you a lot farther! Go here to check out some of the awesome comments readers have made about Deceptions of the Heart. To purchase a copy, click on the book cover or the link above.

8.05.2013

De-Mystifying the KDP Select Free Days!

A terrific post by my good friend, AJ Nuest! She gives authors some great ideas on how to make the most of your Kindle free days. De-Mystifying the KDP Select Free Days!

8.04.2013

Awesome 5 Star #Review for Deceptions of the Heart



Check out this awesome review of Deceptions of the Heart on Amazon.


"The author has intertwined the characters in the story with sheer genius. The very first paragraph is exciting and you know the rest of the book will be 'unputdownable'." -C0libri

For a limited time, Deceptions of the Heart can be purchased at a discounted price of $2.99, less than the price of a gallon of gasoline! Click on the book cover above for the Amazon link.

8.03.2013

What Influences Readers?

Ran across a very interesting post this week that I thought my fellow writers might be interested in.

E-Book Formatting Fairies: The Readers Sound Off! How They Read, What They Li...: By: Marie Force New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author I’ve recently concluded the first of what I hop...

8.02.2013

#CrisisOfIdentity Blog Tour #clpblogtours

Only a few stops left on the tour!


Today begins the virtual book tour for Crisis of Identity. Click on the blog tour badge above to find out how you can enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

Blog Tour Stops




July 19 Ai Love Books


July 23 BrookeBlogs

July 24 Keri Neal
   




      
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