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Excerpts from Breach of Trust by Shannon Nemechek:

Madison’s heart sank when she heard her name. Frightened, she grabbed the broomstick again. Then she prepared to smash whoever popped their head through the hole in the old building. Gretchen grabbed Jasper. Madison hoped he would not bark, but it was too late. He was a small, strong little dog and had jumped from her arms and into the opening in the bricks.

Jasper’s barks echoed throughout the building. Madison could hear the man’s voice calling for her. As he got closer to the opening, she heard him say, “Madison, if you are in there, this is Chance
Maxwell. I am with the CIA. Agent York sent me to come get you. I swear I will toss you my wallet so you can see I am who I say I am.”

Chance tossed his wallet toward the opening, and Gretchen popped her head out to retrieve it. Chance grinned as the old woman snapped him a look of disgust then went back into the building.
Handing Madison the wallet, she then popped her head back out like a turtle from its shell.

“Is it him?” she asked Gretchen.

“Yes, child, it is the same man,” Gretchen answered.

“Okay, let him in,” Madison said.

Gretchen leaned back out of the hole, “Okay, you can come in,” she said. “But watch what you do, or Jasper will bite your cock off.”

***
Chance laughed.

“Don’t worry, ma’am. I am only here to help Ms. Madison,” Chance replied.

Chance crawled through the opening, his head down. He watched for items in the rubble that might hurt as he crawled through on his hands and knees. Once he got all the way inside, he looked up
then over to the right, and he saw her. She was even more stunning in person; her hair was a mess, her clothes torn, and she had on a pair of mismatched shoes. Her makeup had long since run down
part of her face. But despite that, she was the most beautiful woman he had ever set eyes on. Her eyes were deep green, and her hair disheveled and matted, it was blonde and hung past her shoulders. Even in this state, his cock took over his mind, and his cock started to thicken. What the hell, man? Get a fuckin grip. This is a woman in need of help, and a bath. He grinned to himself.

***
Madison peered at him, still holding the broken broom handle at the ready. “And what the hell are you laughing at?” she asked, waiting still holding the broomstick above her head.

“I am laughing at you, miss. Do you actually think that would do any kind of damage whatsoever?”

“Well, it could, if I hit hard enough,” she replied.

“Doubtful, but I’ll take your word for it,” Chance replied. Standing up and walking over to her then grabbed the broom handle.

“If you don’t mind, I will take that. I have something that will do a little bit more damage than that, so you are perfectly safe with me. I promise,” he said, winking at her than focusing on the small barking
dog at his feet.

“Now, who is this little guy?” He bent down to pet Jasper’s head and scratch his ears. Jasper was now on Team Chance and was currently rolling onto his back for a belly rub.

Gretchen replied, “That, my dear, is Jasper, my guard dog. This is our home. Welcome. Welcome, young Chance, my name is Gretchen.”

“How long have you and Jasper been here?” Chance asked.

“Oh, we have been here for, oh, say, ten years. Well, I have had Jasper for only four years. I found him abandoned down at the city center, not far from the cathedral. We have been together since. He
protects me, and I protect him,” she answered.

“Well, you have a very nice home, Frau Gretchen.”

“Ah, poppycock! It’s a shithole, but thank you for saying so,” Gretchen announced as she laughed.

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Five On Friday: Interview with Crave author Camille Taylor

Author Camille TaylorRECEIVE A FREE EBOOK, CRAVING- MAYHEM (2) joins us today for a quick 5 question interview. You can check out  her story in Craving: Security (getBook.at/CravingSecurity). Available for .99¢)

Best writing advice you ever received?
I think advice from Nora Roberts who said, “I can fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank page.” is probably the best advice, closely followed by Anton Chekhov’s, “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
How long on average, does it take for you to write a book?
A few months if I can keep from being distracted which I confess I am easily with other books and Netflix.
Which one of your characters is your favorite and why?
Riley O’Neill (a secondary character from Doppelganger, Harbour Bay book 4. Her own story is coming soon.) Riley is a spunky, feisty red-head in a small package. She’s hard to intimidate, stubborn and packs heat.

Do you consider being a writer a gift or a curse?

A bit of both. I love creating stories/worlds and feel personally connected to each of my characters, though I admit some days (especially when I find a massive plot hole) I want to pull my hair out. I’m sure other writers would agree. Always good to have chocolate and wine on standby for those days.

Which one of your characters would you want to date and why?

Dean Matthews (Doppelganger) Dean is hot, sexy, broody and possessive. He can also be sweet and caring. He’s a take charge kind of guy who kisses amazingly (among other things) at least in my mind!

 

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Release Event: My Weakness FB Party & #Giveaway

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Five On Friday: Interview with Author Erin Lee

RECEIVE A FREE EBOOK, CRAVING- MAYHEM (1)Author Erin Lee joins us today for a quick 5 question interview. You can check out a couple of her stories in Craving: Secrets (myBook.to/CravingSecrets), Craving: Security (getBook.at/CravingSecurity). Both anthologies are available for .99¢ each)

1. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever received?

Best writing advice – Take breaks. Read

2. How long does it take for you to write a book?

Novels take me two months to write. Novellas take a month.
3. Who is your favorite character from one of your books?
My favorite romance character is Jayne from my dark romance novella, No Shame. I love her because she’s flawed. I love that she is able to find ways to work around a disfigurement and how fiercely she loves.
I hate Cora in my dark romance novel Spoiled. She’s selfish and cruel to other people. At the same time, I can’t help but love her determination to win over Micah’s heart.
4. If someone offered you a TV/movie deal, which book would you like them to choose?
The book (series) I’d like to see on the big screen is my Diary of a Serial Killer Series. I would love to see Jimmie, the killer, come to life. His love for his things is ironically heart warming and I think that would come through in a film medium.
5. What is something very few people know about you?
I can twirl a baton – two batons at the same time. People don’t know that. 😉
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Five On Friday: Interview with Author Christine Hartmann

RECEIVE A FREE EBOOK, CRAVING- MAYHEMChristine Hartmann joins us today for a quick 5 question interview. You can check out one of her stories in Crave’s, Craving: Secrets (myBook.to/CravingSecrets) On sale for only .99 cents.

1. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever received?

When I was thinking about writing my first book and was terrified I could never finish such a long project, my husband told me, “You don’t write a book. You write a chapter.” He’d authored seven books at that point. He figured he knew what he was talking about. He did. You write a book one chapter at a time. It was a huge relief to me to think of it that way and a major reason why I was able to complete my first project.

2. What is one of your favorite characters and why?

I love all my characters, including the bad ones. I think my favorite is always my most recent main character, so in this case, Bree from Wild Card. She’s spunky and funny and very much like all the rest of us–a little unsure of herself, self-conscious about her plump figure, but willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. And when push comes to shove, she stands up for herself and those she loves. It was really fun writing her, because she grows a lot in the course of the story and finds inner strength through difficult situations. I love when people tell me they laughed out loud when reading the book and really identified with Bree as she was moving through her adventures.

3. What’s one of the craziest things that has happened to you?

In terms of writing, one of the most crazy things that ever happened to me was having my first book appear on the front page of The Daily Beast for a week. It was completely unexpected and only happened because an editor who heard about my book and wanted to profile it in her big-name magazine moved to The Daily Beast and took the idea with her. I couldn’t believe my story was in their Women in the World section. I had friends walking up to me pointing to their phones. It was crazy and embarrassing and wonderful, all at the same time. But it also taught me that publicity like that isn’t everything. Building your author platform, a solid base of readers who really like what you write, is actually much more important.

4. What is something you’re really good at that few people know about?

I have a 2nd degree black belt in judo. You wouldn’t know it to look at me. But I’ve lifted 200 pound men above my head and thrown them to the floor. I don’t practice it anymore, because I’m too scared of breaking things–i.e., my bones! But back when I was young and carefree and didn’t mind periodic trips to the hospital, I worked really hard at getting better. It was my favorite hobby for a long time.

5. How long does it take you to write a book?

I work full time and can only write on the weekends, so it takes me three to four months to get a book ready to send to the publisher. These days I dictate my books, which reduces the time a bit. The dictation software is good, but it’s not perfect, so it also results in some really strange mistakes that are difficult to catch. When you read a book, you actually read it to yourself out loud in your head, so it’s hard to notice wrong words and phrases that sound correct. There have been some funny ones. In the most recent book, Wild Card, for example, someone was supposed to “stalk” to the counter. But the dictation software wrote “He stuck to the counter.”

Learn more about Christine on her website: https://chartmannbooks.com/