There are no words to describe how happy I am that today has finally come. It’s release day for Dangerous Embrace. Years of work. Months of waiting, and here it is. Please visit Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com to pick up your copy of my debut novel.
Here’s an a synopsis:
Sarah Jennings has the perfect quiet life, exactly what she wants. But it only takes one-act of violence to remind her that safety and security are on illusion, but Mark Summors is no illusion. He promises to protect her, and that scares Sarah more than anything.
When she agrees to let him help her, she doesn’t know just how important of a role he’ll play in her future or how her past will come back to threaten them both.
Here’s an excerpt:
Sarah pried open her heavy eyelids and turned, trying to focus on the clock. “Ow, dammit!” She clenched her teeth and looked down at the sling tied to her arm. The smothering realization pressed on her chest. When the nausea hit, she flung the covers off and rushed to the bathroom, fighting to get to the toilet before her stomach heaved.
When the painful dry heaving stopped, she lay back on the cold tile floor, exhausted, and waited for the room to stop spinning. Her ragged breaths roared in her ears and seemed to echo in the quiet room. When her breathing slowed, the silence ebbed around her in waves, but when footsteps approached the bathroom door, she tensed again.
A bead of sweat dripped down her scalp and at the same time someone tapped at the door. Her pulse spiked and she fought like hell to remember who brought her home from the hospital.
She closed her eyes. “Who’s there?” The waver in her voice pissed her off. Gawd—please don’t let me be pathetic in front of whoever this is.
A hesitant and completely unfamiliar man’s voice said, “Are you all right? Do you need something?”
Sarah sucked in a hard breath. “Um…” She exhaled slowly. “Who are you?”
She stiffened and tried to sit up. “Do I know you?” she asked her voice pitching.
“I can explain if you open the door.”
She steadied herself against the bathtub. The sling had slipped up her arm, exposing the trail of bruises. She swallowed another wave of nausea and tried to put the pieces together. Mark Summors? She glanced around for something to use as a weapon just in case, then she wanted to laugh—and cry. Who the hell was she kidding? She rolled her eyes. Good plan, Sarah, take on a strange guy with a toilet brush.
“Can I come in?” His voice was muffled as if he was resting his face against the door.
“Go ahead.” She clamped her mouth closed to suppress a shiver, then said, “It’s unlocked.”
The door eased open and a cup of water shot out at her.
“Oh, thank you,” she cried out, relieved to wash the disgusting film out of her mouth. She snatched the cup out of his hand and gulped it, letting her eyes lift above the rim to see his face.
“Ah.” Sarah choked and inhaled the water. She set the cup down, almost upending it as she dropped it. “Oh my God!” She would never forget those intense blue eyes, just like she would never forget the smell of her attacker’s breath. They were all thrown together in the same horrifying memory.
I’ve been posting teasers the last few Sundays in my Six Sentence Sunday posts. If you want more, please click the Six Sentence Sunday tag below and read the entries.
If you’re looking for me over the next few weeks, here is where you’ll find me:
Virtual Book Tour October 4 – November 1
October 4 – My Cozie Corner – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 4 – Crazy Four Books – Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 4 – Romance to Rock Your World – Guest Post/Excerpt
October 4 – Nancy S. Thompson – Promo/Excerpt
October 5 – Wonderland Reviews – Review/Interview
October 7 – My Reading Addiction – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 9 – Just Romantic Suspense – Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 11 – Jennifer McConnel – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 12 – Tana Rae Reads – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 15 – TE Garden of Books – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 19 – Up All Night Reviews – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 20 – Ashley’s Bookshelf – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 22 – Sit Here and Read – Review/Giveaway
October 24 – Lov Liv Life Reviews – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 27 – For the Love of Film and Novels – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 30 – Inside BJ’s Head – Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
October 31 – Beth Art From the Heart – Review/Excerpt