by Mimi Barbour, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Dani Haviland, Stephanie Queen, Stacy Eaton, Rachelle Ayala, Katy Walters, and Aileen Fish [Read more…]
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Coming in November, LOVE UNDER FIRE is now available for preorder on KOBO, NOOK, APPLE. We’ll have it for you on Amazon soon, too!
Join us in June for author meet & greets–June 1-21
Come to meet each of us as the 21 authors with books in the box set celebrate the preorder and cover reveal–starting today, June 1st and ending June 22nd.
It’s my turn on Saturday June 16th. Join me to for a teaser or two about my romantic suspense series–BEACHCOMBER INVESTIGATIONS–with a spinoff novella about a colorful character named Acer in this box set. A new author every day and giveaways, of course, including a nice basket from all of us to be awarded to a lucky winner on JUNE 22nd. Woohoo!
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Here’s the blurb for LOVE UNDER FIRE:
When Love Sparks Danger, Get Ready for an Explosion!
Twenty-one Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and bestselling authors bring you a heart-pounding collection of stories all in one amazing romantic suspense boxed set.
From around the edges of every day existence lurks betrayal, greed, and death.
With every turn of the page, feel the heat of adrenaline as fear lights up the night. Fight alongside the tenacious heroes and heroines as they battle for survival. They’ll put everything on the line to thwart the evil coming after them.
They want to trust in the power of love. But is it enough?
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Lisa stood on her toes to reach Oscar’s lips. Muscle memory clicked in, remembering what the others lips felt like, how perfectly their mouths fit together, the line of their bodies melding. They were getting a second chance. The only thing they didn’t know is what total intimacy would be like, because Oscar had been too afraid. But he wasn’t afraid now.
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This week I’m on a Cheez-It kick.
I love the crunch and the taste and the satisfying fullness after I eat half a box while watching the UConn Women’s Basketball team crush their opponents. Or while reading or listening to an audiobook. Or while talking on the phone. Or driving the car.
See the pattern here? I seem to be eating Cheez-Its any time I’m engaged in a leisurely activity. And have one hand free.
[This begs the question, perhaps, about how I consider driving a leisurely activity–and maybe I ought to keep two hands on the wheel. It also calls to question whether or not I ought to cut back on my leisurely activities. But I digress.]
I like Cheez-Its too much. So much so, that I’m wondering if the folks at Nabisco have invented some magical ingredient that makes them magnetic, that draws me to the cracker aisle in the grocery store, that draws me into the grocery store when I’m driving by, that makes me leave the warmth of my home at night to go out and drive to the grocery store to buy Cheez-Its.
Maybe I should take a box to the lab and have the ingredients tested. I know what the label says, but I don’t see anything past the gazillion calories and bazillion grahams of carbs and the catrillion grams of fat that might make them magnetic. They left out the magic ingredient.
I can tell you one thing that’s not causing me to buy Cheez-Itz, it’s not those commercials with the stupid talking cheese.
Regardless of what makes me eat too many Cheez-Its, I need to stop. I’m not getting any slimmer.
Since I’m far from skinny, I need to do something about this terrible snacking habit. I need to get off the Cheez-Its.
Stephanie Queen’s One Easy Step Plan to Kick the Cheez-It Kick:
I will eat nothing but Cheez-Its day and night until I can’t stand them anymore and never want to eat one again.
Here I go! Wish me luck!
NOTE: Surely you’ve all run into a snack kick, right? I’m not crazy, but I will need to buy a new larger wardrobe if this plan doesn’t work out, so I’ll check back in and let you know. I give it a week.
About the Author:
Stephanie Queen once worked for Keebler Company–a rival to Nabisco, the Cheez-It company–but this has in no way influenced her in her eating habits or insinuations that Nabisco created a magic cracker with magnetic powers. Ms. Queen has long since left her Keebler Cookie job and turned to writing. She writes romance novels and sometimes she writes humorous blogs. Or blogs she finds humorous and amusing to write. Humor her.
Beachcomber Danger is the 8th book in the Beachcomber Investigations romantic detective series.
Here’s the tab:
The trouble with being stupid-in-love is that it makes you stupid. And you have your whole world to lose…
Dane Blaise was once a special ops legend, so he’d been in danger before.
But not like this. This time it counted for all the marbles.
Shana was not going to let Dane take on this assignment without her, though she knew he wanted to. The stakes were off-the-charts high. This was about saving the President. And there was no way she would let him shield her from the dangerous consequences.
The only problem was, when someone was out to assassinate the President of the United States, things got complicated. They had a way of spiraling out of a man’s control until legendary status meant shit.
And in the end, there was nothing left but you fighting for the life of the one you loved most…
They were blessedly alone at this ungodly hour of the morning. Dane ran behind Shana along State Beach, mostly for the view of her backside. He could catch her and pass her if he’d wanted to. Sweat trickled down his temples and he bent his head to wipe the sweat off on his sleeve. When he did, he caught a glimpse of a moving car out of the corner of his eye.
He turned his head only slightly to see two men in a gray sedan creeping along the road about fifty yards behind, tracking them.
Picking up his pace, he caught up to Shana. Ever the competitor, she speeded up to try and stay ahead of him. Before she got too far, he managed to snag her t-shirt, almost tearing it from her shoulder. She slowed and swung around, pulling the shirt back on while she scowled at him.
She was about to protest but he quieted her with a look and hauled her in close. He didn’t want it to be obvious to the men in the car that he’d made them. He had no idea who they were or what they were up to, but it was scalded into his DNA by now to be cagey. Never play it straight.
He put an arm around Shana’s sweaty body, enjoyed the effects of running with the heat and humidity of the day rising, and nuzzled her ear while he whispered.
“Two men in dark glasses and suits are following us in a non-descript sedan. What does that tell you?”
“Are you in trouble with the feds?” It was both good and bad that she stopped squirming in his arms.
“No.” He thought for a moment, running his mind in reverse back to the last time he’d had a run-in with a federal law enforcement agency. The ATF. One of their agents had been bad and they hadn’t been thrilled that Dane had been the one to discover this fact. But the man had killed their client’s husband and Dane and Shana had nailed him with a recorded confession and a gun aimed squarely at him with intent to kill. No one was happy about that mess. As a reward for uncovering the ATF agent’s drug ring, Dane had been threatened with imprisonment for his so-called interference that they’d insisted labeling as obstruction of justice. But that fiasco ended a while back with a truce.
“Then what’s it about?” Her scowl changed over to something more loving, not worry, not yet.
“I’m hoping it has nothing to do with the President’s upcoming vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, but I’m not that optimistic.”
She stood stock still now and looked at him.
“Do you think they want us to—“
“No. I think they think we’re suspicious characters and they’re keeping an eye on us.”
She slapped his arm and took off at a sprint before he could stop her. Damn.
Now he’d have to catch up with her. And he’d have to acknowledge that she was probably right. The feds, likely secret service, wanted something from him—from them. He needed to remember he wasn’t in this alone. And never would be again.
Hi Stephanie Queen and all you fabulous readers out there *waves* Happy Valentine Day! Thank you so much for having me on this special holiday! My romantic suspense, Maximum Risk (Book #1, Wolff Securities) is on sale for .99 for a limited time only so I hope you’ll go pick up your copy now! You can buy it HERE on Amazon.
As a special treat, Quinn and Avery have agreed to do a character interview for you today! Yes, it took some doing, considering it’s Valentine Day, but I managed to get them to answer a few questions for me. So, without further ado, here are the hero and heroine of Maximum Risk, Quinn Wolff and Avery Marks!
How did you first meet your writer?
Quinn: When she decided to pull me on a rescue mission in the Middle East.
Avery: I was the rescue mission.
Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
Quinn: Hell, no. I run a private security firm, our business shouldn’t be in a book.
Avery: I’ve been written about in brochures and magazines with my charity work, but never a book.
Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
Quinn: More like she convinced us. I’m still not happy with what you did, Jennifer.
Jennifer: I know, and I’m sorry, but I had to go where the story took me.
Avery: *sadly* I don’t like that part of the story. Let’s just move on.
Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?
Avery: That’s a loaded question. Romantic Suspense is great and all, but it means hell for Jen’s characters. I like the romance, not so much the suspense. Too nerve-wracking.
Quinn: I prefer to keep my wife out of the suspense part.
If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
Jennifer: I can’t let them answer that because it will give away the book. They don’t like to talk about it anyway.
*Quinn and Avery nod in unison*
Do you like the way the book ended?
Avery: Despite what we had to go through to get there, yes. *laces her fingers through Quinn’s*
What do you do for a living?
Avery: You already know Quinn runs a private sector security firm. I’m founder of Books for Change. A non-profit organization that helps teach women and girls to read in deprived areas of the world.
What are you proudest of?
Quinn: My family.
*Avery nods, squeezing his hand*
What do you like most about where you live?
Avery: Quinn’s family lives on a private lake in Michigan. It’s the most peaceful place I’ve ever been. I love it there. Although it took some time to get used to not having the city outside my window.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy Sunday?
Quinn smiles: Mom cooks a big family dinner and afterwards we play our traditional football game.
Avery: Translated into five alpha male brothers kicking the crap out of each other *she smiles*
If you knew a zombie apocalypse was coming in one week, what would you do?
Avery: I have the Wolff brothers surrounding me. I would have no worries. Not that I believe in zombies.
I hope you enjoyed talking with Quinn and Avery! Thank you for stopping by!
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Lowery is a romantic at heart. She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance.
She debuted her first book in 2012 which made her dreams of being a writer come true, followed with her SEAL Team Alpha series and loves her job as much today as she did then. She is delighted to bring you stories from the heart and hopes you enjoy them as much as she did writing them.
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Thank you for having me today, Stephanie Queen!! I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to all my readers out there! Without you I wouldn’t be here. My wish is to one day meet each and every one of you so I can personally thank you for your generosity and support!
All my best,