Sunday, June 5, 2016

ARMORED ATTRACTION


Congratulations to "Julie O.", the winner in Janie's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

It’s release week for ARMORED ATTRACTION, a stand-alone novel that is part of the Omega sector: Critical Response series!

I love this story. Womanizing agent Liam Goetz travels back to his hometown to help stop a human trafficking ring and to finally put to rest his feelings for Vanessa Epperson, the woman who broke his heart. But nothing is as it seems on the beaches of the Outer Banks. Especially Vanessa.

I wanted to share a few fascinating facts about ARMORED ATTRACTION:

1) Liam Goetz is one of the most outrageous characters I’ve ever written. He makes an appearance in the first two books in the series (Special Forces Savior and where he almost gets knocked out cold by fellow agents for kissing their women. 

2) The name Liam Goetz comes from two of my friends who live in Indiana, Liam Chalk and Rob Goetz. And are both always willing to take pictures of themselves reading my books. 

3) I wanted to begin ARMORED ATTRACTION with a Facebook post the real life Liam mentioned above published a couple of years ago: 

I AM JACKED UP ON COFFEE AND RED BULL WHILE RAGING TO GORDON LIGHTFOOT! 

I adore Gordon Lightfoot –but his music is hardly the raging type—and thought that post was downright hilarious. I wanted to use it so badly I even asked his permission just in case. Alas, I couldn’t make it work. But I still think it’s a great line. 

4) ARMORED ATTRACTION is set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For twenty years I lived in Virginia Beach and our family vacationed there often. A lot of people come to Virginia Beach to vacation, Virginia Beachers go to the Outer Banks.

5) The titles for ARMORED ATTRACTION and MAN OF ACTION (book 4 in the Omega Sector: Critical Response series, out in at the end of June) accidentally got switched by my publisher. Liam’s book should’ve been MAN OF ACTION. Here’s the line from the book that references the would-be title: 

Everything in him said to get her out of there right now. Liam was a man of action. But he knew in this case, rushing in there, pulling rank—and he could do it—wouldn’t help their cause. Wouldn’t help those girls. Vanessa was strong. She could handle it.

By the time we caught the problem it was too late, but ARMORED ATTRACTION certainly works as the title for this book also 

ARMORED ATTRACTION 

One secret can change everything 

It's been eight years since Liam Goetz has seen his ex-fiancĂ©. Vanessa Epperson had everything: beauty, brains…and a family fortune. He chose her, while she chose a life of luxury and never imagined their paths would cross again. An unexpected phone call from Vanessa—desperate for his help in a human trafficking case—resurrects old longings. As they work together to save hostages and catch a predator, Liam begins to learn some shocking truths—about himself and the woman he thought he once knew so well…


Giveaway:
To celebrate the release of ARMORED ATTRACTION I’m giving away a signed copy of the book to one of the JRS readers who comments below (and have other giveaways on my website). Since we were talking about Gordon Lightfoot tell me, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STYLE OR DECADE OF MUSIC?

 JANIE CROUCH’s books have been nominated for both the 2014 and 2015 Romantic Times (RT) Reviewer’s Choice Award and various other awards.  She currently lives on an American military base in Stuttgart, Germany with her hubby and four kids. Unfortunately,  ihr Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut zur Zeit. She loves travelling, adventure racing, and movies of all kinds.

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Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 6th. 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.


18 comments:

  1. Mark Harmon's role at Leroy Jethro Gibbs is definitely swoon worthy. Thanks for the giveaway! jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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    1. Joan, you commented before we changed the post. But he definitely is swoon-worthy!

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  2. Bobby Tom Denton from "Heaven, Texas" (Chicago Stars #2) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

    natalija dot shkomare at gmail dot com

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    1. This was before we changed the post, but yes! Great hero!!

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  3. Country is my favourite type of music. But Gordon Lightfoot is definitely a family favourite. I love the Facebook status that you shared...too funny!

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    1. There's lots of country music to love! We don't get much of it over in Germany, sadly. Thank goodness for Spotify. I'm going through a huge Brett Eldredge stage right now. :D

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  4. While I enjoy most types of music, I am a classic rock kinda gal! (And being Canadian, Gordon Lightfoot is a must, lol!)

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    1. hahahaha. Classic rock like Aerosmith? Led Zeppelin? Or not quite that hard? I love some classic rock too!

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  5. all kinds

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  6. Depends on my mood... I love the Golden Oldies, folk, pop, etc...

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    1. Yeah, sometimes different styles fit the mood. I know what you mean

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  7. My favorite music is from the 50s (even though I wasn't born until the 60s) I grew up listening to it and watching my parents dance. No place was safe... I could be walking through the kitchen and dodging the hand jive. And, I loved it.
    blameitonabook at gmail dot com

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    1. Hahahaha. Some great music from that decade!! Thanks for stopping by, Julie

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  8. No particular favourite, but I do lean towards to exquisite beauty of classical music.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I love to listen to classical music when I write. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I love all types of music, My favorite song by Gordon is If You Could Read My Mind. I love his voice. yenastone at aol dot com

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    1. That's such a great song! Mine is Sundown or Carefree Highway. Love both of those.

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  10. I love the 70's that is when i went to my first Loggins & Messina concert since then I have been a Loggins fan. My kids were lucky to meet him with me and it was a nice thing for him to do after one concert such a nice guy. Plus not bad looking far from a cowboy!

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