Saturday, November 23, 2019

BLIND TRUST


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Blinded by a bad date, Cecelia lives and works on a ranch that helps victims of domestic abuse. All she wants is to stay on the ranch, a place where she can find her way around in her perpetual darkness. She has no intention of dating again, especially not Marine Force Recon veteran, Brian “Barbie” Ken, even if his voice is so sexy it makes her knees weak.

Assigned to protect the patrons and workers at the ranch, Brian is fascinated by everything about Cecelia and has made it his life’s mission to take her out on a date. She might be the biggest challenge of his life. Convincing her to leave the ranch will take more than smooth talking after an ill-fated date robbed her of her eyesight. It will take Blind Trust on her part to go out again.

When her cousin ends up in the hospital in San Diego, Cecelia is desperate to visit. Brian offers to drive her. Cecelia agrees to go, taking a leap of faith to leave her familiar surroundings. When a sex trafficker kidnaps Cecelia from the hospital, Brian crosses the border into Mexico to rescue her and bring her home.

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Excerpt:
'“The fire alarms are going off,” Sam said. “I can see one flashing. But I don’t see any smoke or fire. I’ll call the nurse.”

Someone entered the room and a man’s voice said, “No, don’t call. Everyone will be calling the nurses’ station. They’re busy. The nurses can’t be everywhere.”

His hand closed over Cecelia’s arm. “Come with me,” he said in a calm voice.

“Who are you?” she asked, her voice rising in fear.

“I’m a doctor,” he said.

“It’s okay,” Sam said. “He’s a doctor. Go with him.”

“What about you?” Cecelia asked, looking toward Sam. She put her hand on the doctor’s arm. “We need to get her out of here!”

The man put pressure on her arm, urging her away, toward the door. “The orderly is coming with a gurney to get your friend, and he’ll take her out. Come with me. We have to take the stairs, and I’ll help you down them.”
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He said, “I see an empty bench over there. Come on, I’ll get you seated, and then you’ll have to wait while I go help get the others out.”

She moved where he wanted her to, and then he let go of her and stepped away.
Cecelia turned her head right and then left, listening. The only thing she heard was traffic.
Where am I? Where did he go? And where was that bench he was talking about?

She reached out her hands and found only air.

Now what?

She needed her cane. And it was too quiet here. There were no people that she could hear. There was only traffic.

“Hello?” she called, not even knowing the doctor’s name.

In their hurry to get out of the building, she hadn’t thought to ask.

No one answered, but a vehicle pulled up near her. She reached out with her foot, trying to feel where the curb was, as the vehicle sounded close.

Someone stepped behind her.

Suddenly, a man’s hand was on her mouth …

Giveaway:
Debra is giving away three copies of the box set of Montana Marine, Defensive Instructor, and Marine Protector to 3 random commenters!

Bio:
Debra Parmley is the award winning, best seller author of 23 books and writes military romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and historical romance. An Air Force veteran’s wife, military romantic suspense is one of her favorites. She is a contributor to Elle James Brotherhood Protectors world, and to Susan Stokers Special Forces: Operation Alpha world.

She has worked as a travel consultant and stepped foot in over 13 countries. She loves shooting her Mongolian horse bow, pool, long guns, and hearing from readers. The founder of Shimmy Mob Memphis, which raises funds for the local domestic abuse shelter and has lived in the Memphis area with her husband for 21 years.


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20 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your next book in the BP series. This one sounds awesome!

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    1. Thank you Denise H! A Triple C Ranch Christmas Wedding is with the editor and will be out Dec. 3rd! It's so much fun writing in the BP series. I'm so glad you enjoy them!

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  2. Oh wow. This sounds good. I love the whole protector storyline. Love these types of stories. New to me author so looking forward to this author.

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  3. Ooh you have my attention! Liking what I see! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Colleen! You're welcome and thank you to Just Romance Blog for hosting me and my books. Glad you like what you see!

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  4. They all look and sound great! Looking forward to reading them.

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  5. Being taken like Cecelia was in the excerpt would be frightening for anyone. To be blind and have it happen would be terrifying in so many more ways. She has few ways to discover where she is or who took her. What they want will become frightening clear all too soon. It is hard to imagine how vulnerable she would feel. She is lucky to have someone who cares for her who is capable of rescuing her. Having had a child go missing, thankfully for a relatively short period of time, I know how gut wrenching the worry can be. Luckily, he has the resources and the knowledge of how to track her down and the skills to rescue her.
    I love suspense and will enjoy this series.

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    1. Thank you Patricia! I'm so glad your child was only missing for a short time. How terrifying that must have been! Yes, Cecelia is in the worst possible situation I can imagine for her. This was not an easy book for me to write. It took me longer than usual because the heroine is blind. I worried about whether I was doing it right. So it was a huge relief when one of my reviewers, who is blind, said I had done it right. Writing what you don't know is three times as hard and writing what you do. But Cecelia's story had to be told!

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  6. The books sound great! I love strong heroes, especially military heroes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth H! I love military heroes too. :-) You're welcome!

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  8. Thank you to Just Romantic Suspense Blog for hosting me and my Brotherhood Protectors books!

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  9. Great excerpt - now I need to find out what happens.

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  10. Awesome, Debra! Looking forward to catching up with your Brotherhood Protector stories!

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  11. Love BP world books. Looking forward to reading this one.

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  12. Wow scary, draws you in and makes you hold your breath just that little bit

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