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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

LOVE & DANGEROUS MEMORIES


Giveaway alert!

“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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LEAVE A BLOG COMMENT and Angi will give you an extra three entries into her monthly drawing (she'll need your email addy--which you can always send to her directly).   DO YOU HAVE ANY DANGEROUS MEMORIES ABOUT AN OLD LOVE?  







19 comments:

  1. No dangerous memories about an old love here. Boring! ;O)
    kacbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. No running out of gas episodes, Karen?

      When my dad died, my high school guy friends told me they'd been scared to death of him. Turns out he showed each of them his gun collection. LOL
      ~Angi

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  2. Hello to you,
    One of my first boyfriend was sort of a stalker,(although not a dangerous one, fortunately, but I did not know that at the time). It was more like harrassing,(a lot). And I was very upset by that for a while. I did what I had to do and finally contacted the autorities. After that, it stopped.
    Thank you,
    mondijudele(a)yahoo(dot)ca

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    1. WOW !!
      I've had an annoying EX who wouldn't return a couple of things. I had to have to of my friends meet him one day at his apartment. Nice of them--I didn't think about what possibly might happen if he said 'no.'
      ~Angi

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  3. No I am happy to say that I do not have any dangerous memories about anyone, except a junior high bully... she was one scary girl that decided to focus on me for a short time. She disappeared after a few days of tormenting me... I think she dropped out of school... she was older than us to begin with... probably failed a few grades. Was extremely relieved when she no longer was there.
    greenshamrock AT cox DOT net

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    1. That is scary and makes you wary for a lot of years. Hugs on the experience, Colleen--even if it was a long time ago.
      ~Angi

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  4. No, I don't.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. BN100, I love your succinctness. :-)
      I also hope you never have DANGEROUS LOVE MEMORIES !
      ~Angi

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  5. Not really dangerous but can we say 'over protective'? The first time I was asked out was by a family friend and he asked me to go to the Dairy Queen for some ice cream. My father heard him ask me and insisted..."no, no, why don't we all get in the car and go get some ice cream together". Smile.
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

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    1. Did I mention the guns?
      >>>grin<<<
      ~Angi
      ...see above comment

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  6. No dangerous memories here. I never dated the bad boys, just had crushes on them. :-)

    lisajanew at yahoo dot ca

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    1. You know, Lisa, the date I had with the fastest hands was the preacher's son. LOL
      ~Angi

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  7. congrats to Angi on her new release! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Congratulations on the new release! It looks like an exciting story and the cover matches that.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Thank you, Maureen. I've said it many times, but I love my cover. It's perfect for Jo and Levi.
      ~Angi

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  9. You had me with echoing shots in a cemetery...

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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    1. That is sooooo cool. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the book. Please let me know what you think. ~Angi

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  10. Thanks everyone for sharing your memories. I hope you'll enjoy DANGEROUS MEMORIES and help spread the word. Don't forget to click on the other giveaways. There's even a multi-book giveaway on Get Lost In A Story this week (GetLostInAStory.blogspot.com)

    THANKS !!!
    ~Angi

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