Monday, May 13, 2013

FAVORITE SCENE AND GIVEAWAY: MIDNIGHT SECRETS @EllaGraceBooks #Giveaway

The Lovely and Ever Amazing, Ella Grace, has allowed me to share one of MY Favorite Scenes from MIDNIGHT SECRETS, the first book in her debut series, The Wildfire Series, AND, Ella is hosting an Awesome Giveaway for TWO Paperback Copies of MIDNIGHT SECRETS, plenty of ways to enter below!

 
 
AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT, THE HEAT BEGINS
On a hot southern night, with a storm on the horizon, a family is shattered. Three beautiful daughters—Savannah, Samantha, and Sabrina Wilde—go on with their lives, each significantly changed, as they bear the memory of the murder-suicide that killed their parents. For years, they have stayed away from Midnight, Alabama. Until Midnight calls them home.

Savannah is the first one back, when a grueling case in Nashville leads the young prosecutor to seek shelter in the quiet of the once grand Wilde mansion. But when she finds letters casting doubt on her family’s dark, shameful past, she realizes that peace in Midnight is a shallow fa├žade and sinister secrets lurk beneath the surface. Zach Tanner, once the town’s bad boy, is now the new police chief and still has a wild hold over her. Zach can feel it, too, but he hurt Savannah once. As teenagers, they broke every rule together. Now it’s his job to keep her safe, even though he isn’t sure who her enemies are—or which ones might be his own.
 
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FAVORITE SCENE 
Her eyes round with a seemingly innocent curiosity, Gibby asked, "Was that Chief Tanner leaving?"
Savannah didn't bother to answer.  One of the many things she had always appreciated about Gibby, especially in this instance, was that she rarely required a response, because she answered most of her questions herself.
"Of course it was." Gibby nodded knowingly.  "You two probably had a lot to talk about.  Not seeing each other for all these years. Didn't look like you visited long, since he just finished taking care of that nonsense at Gertie's. I swan, I don't know what this world's coming to."
Savannah allowed the older woman's chatter to flow around her.  Not having to answer was a blessing, since she was still reeling from her previous visitor.  It didn't help to know that Zach might not even have come over at all if it hadn't been for her boss alerting him to the threats made against her.  He'd come to tell her he would protect her, just as he would any citizen of Midnight--she was no different.  How stupid to be hurt by something she already knew.
 "And with the rash of crime we've had lately, I'm surprised he had time to visit at all."

Savannah tuned in at that comment.  "Midnight has a crime spree?"

As if she realized she'd finally caught Savannah's attention, Gibby's expression grew livelier.  "Well, mostly just vandalism so far, but there have been a couple of break-ins, too.  I've heard more than one person say that Chief Tanner's job could be in jeopardy."
Silly, since she knew nothing about Zach anymore or his competency as a law enforcement officer, but she still felt the need to defend him.  "Criticizing is a lot easier than being part of the solution.  I'm sure Zach's doing everything he can to catch the people responsible.  He needs the town's support, not their criticism."
Instantly, she knew she'd said the wrong thing.  Aunt Gibby's sherry-brown eyes were almost glowing as she exclaimed, "Bless your heart, honey, you still love him, dont you?  Even though you were both so young and he broke your heart, I don't know how many times I told Esme and Beth-Anne that the love you two had was the forever kind that just don't die.  I remember how you used to look at each other when you thought nobody was watching.  It was just the sweetest thing."

 
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10 comments:

TrishJ said...

Love romantic suspense. you get a HEA with hold your breath suspense. I like all the twists and turns on the way to the happy ending.

krg said...

Yes I am a fan of romantic suspense. Several of my favorite authors are Laura Griffin, Shannon McKenna and Pamela Clare.

Michelle MsRomanticReads said...

I absolutely love romantic suspense. There's nothing better than a little danger to throw the hero and heroine together. I like seeing how their (blooming) love stands up under pressure :) Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

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Susan T. said...

Love romantic suspense. Thanks for the giveaway.

bn100 said...

yes

Victoria Zumbrum said...

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Anonymous said...

I like romantic suspense and thanks for the giveaway.
Cindy

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Yes I love romantic suspense books thanks for the giveaway!

Di said...

Definitely a fan of Romantic Suspense! really gets my heart beating!

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Sebella Blue said...

I love a good romantic suspense novel. Throw in a bad boy makes good,and I am one happy reader.