By: Angi Morgan
“From the echoing shots in a cemetery straight through the hair-raising conclusion, this story of missing memories and murders will rattle readers from the opening pages, as they guess and guess again who the real culprit is.” 4 1/2 stars from Romantic Times Magazine
Today's the book birthday for DANGEROUS MEMORIES. (Clapping hands and jumping up and down.) I thought I'd share an excerpt. But before I do, I wanted to send a big thanks for hanging out with me today and another to our host, Maureen Miller, for maintaining JRS and giving us a forum to share our work with suspense readers. KUDOS to you ma'am. So on with the post…
THE MORE SHE REMEMBERS…
About the murder? That's where the marshal comes in. But about Levi himself? Jo knows how dangerous it is to put her heart on the line, especially to him.
THE MORE HE HAS TO PROTECT HER…
And himself. Shielding her from bullets is easier than shielding his heart from what will be required of him when Jo goes into WITSEC.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Levi's muscles grew taut and he may have sucked in his gut. Jolene wasn't certain, but it was nice to think he was showing off. Even endorphins couldn't shake the eerie feeling from her dream. She needed to move more than the two feet available in the compartment. "When is the train going to leave?"
"Any minute. We can talk about your dream." Levi stretched a white undershirt over his head.
"No talking. Not yet."
She tried to dart to the side, make it to the corner before he could move again, but bad timing chose that exact moment for the train to ease into motion. She fell against his body. His bare arms quickly wrapped her in a protective embrace, leaving the shirt stuck around his neck. Her hot cheek pressed against the smooth cool skin of his shoulder.
"It's okay, Jo."
The way his hand skimmed her hair and the back of her neck, soothed her like a drug. She could become addicted very quickly to this level of comfort. Her hands found the natural curves of the muscles in his back. The vibration of the train made her toes tingle, at least that was the most logical explanation. If she didn't have that reasoning, then she was tingly all over because he was holding her.
Oh, no. Not again. He'd think she'd done it on purpose, to get close to him. She jumped away from him as quickly as she'd landed there. She just should have left before her hands had wandered around his strong sinewy back. One step and the couch was against her knees. Not far enough.
She couldn't let him talk or touch her. She sidestepped his body and shuffled to the sink to splash water on her face. Stay awake. Keep it together. Just ignore him until he shares answers. He moved toward the window, slipping the curtain open an inch with that long finger that had slid over the curve of her collarbone.
It couldn't be happening again. She refused to believe she still had a crush on the handsome Levi Cooper.
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I definitely had fun writing that scene. I hope that grabbed you and (blatant promo here) makes you dart to a store and purchase. (LOL) Hey, DO YOU LIKE the DANGEROUS MEMORIES cover? I love it. And the models are a perfect match for Jo and Levi. The Intrigue authors have a Valentine's Day Contest to vote on the best cover. Just voting enters you into a drawing for a $25.00 on-line gift card. THANKS for stopping by today.
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi is a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.
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