Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stolen Hearts


Congratulations to "Maureen C", "Bn100" and "Jonetta", the winners in Christy's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Hi! I’m Christy Newton and here’s a little bit about me:

I live in Indiana with my adorable husband and two spunky daughters. We spend most of our time chasing around our new Boston Terrier puppy named after my hero in Stolen Hearts. Like the character in my book, Simon, is mischievous and always looking for adventure.

Stolen Hearts is my debut novel. The idea for this romantic suspense came to me in a dream. The characters spoke to me before the plot and I knew I had to tell their story. Stolen Hearts will be part of a three book series. Something ToTreasure is the second in the series and is due to be released August 6th.

I’m not near as adventurous as my characters so I live vicariously through them.

Excerpt from Stolen Hearts:

They pressed their bodies flat to the rock wall as they listened. When the voices got closer Simon took her hand and pulled her further into the mine. Her feet sunk down into the deep mud. 

She felt gritty gravel at the bottom of the sludge. Thank goodness they were well equipped in boots and night vision goggles. They went a little deeper into the mine.

Simon stopped to listen. “Shit. I think we’re going to have to find another way out.” Men’s voices carried through the tunnel. “We don’t have much time to get out of here. If they check the box and see if the red diamond is missing, they will search the area. We need them to think one of their own stole the diamond.”

Cammie wanted to cry. Why did she even come? Now they were both in danger. She pressed her lips together to hold in the emotion that threatened to escape.

Simon put his hands on her shoulders. “We’re going to find a way out okay? I need you to trust me.”

She swallowed and nodded. Afraid for both their lives, she followed him with her feet growing heavy from the wet mud that now clung to her boots and pants. The air was thick the further they got making it difficult to breathe.

“Look.” Simon pointed to a round opening in the ground to the right of them. It must have been ten feet wide and twenty feet deep. The bottom of the pit looked like gravel. He took out a small flashlight and shined it down into the hole. She looked down at what she had thought was gravel. Among the little rocks were what looked like dirty chunks of ice.

“Diamonds.” Various shapes and sizes mixed in with worthless rocks. He shut off the flashlight and they continued through.

Cammie stepped on something crunchy. She looked down and a scream slipped out. Simon put his hand over her mouth. He looked down to see what caused her alarm.

“Is that human?” she asked looking down at half a rib cage. 

What about you…are most of your adventures in real life or lived out through your favorite characters?

GIVEAWAY: Christy will give away free bookmarks to two random people leaving a comment and a free e copy of Stolen Hearts to one random person leaving a comment.

 Learn more about me at:  www.christynewton.com, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christy-Newton/359791990763912, and on Twitter @CNewtonAuthor

I love to hear from my readers!  

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST July 14th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@JustRomanticSuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your debut novel Christy! I definitely prefer to live dangerous adventures through the pages of a novel. It is a lot safer.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  2. I like to do both. I write about what made me tick in the past and what I also would love to do. I feel that to write about places and situations that you actually lived makes it more easily to describe. At the same time, it is great to imagine and write your dream scene, place, situation or sexual encounter. So in the end, thank God that we can imagine, write and transport ourselves and others, through a simple page.

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  3. So true, Maureen.
    Christy

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  4. Yes, Guitze! Without writing my life would be pretty boring.
    Christy

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  5. Lol, Carolyn
    Don't we all?
    Christy

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  6. in books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  7. Great giveaway!
    lorimitchell257 at yahoo dot com

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  9. ceh35899 at alumni dot marymount dot edu

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  10. sounds like a great giveaway.
    smurphybears@yahoo.com

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  11. Congratulations on your debut novel! I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Jonettaallen77 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you, Jonetta!
      Christy

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  12. Congratulations!! You must be so excited.

    I tend to leave my adventures for the pages of a book. I've had enough in real life to last me a lifetime.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I am, thanks, Mary!
      Christy

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  13. How exciting to have your new book out! And it sounds like a terrific adventure.

    Congratulations!

    joanneboyko(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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    1. It is! And thank you!
      Christy

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