Monday, August 26, 2013

TBT: DANGEROUS CURVES by Morgan K. Wyatt @tastybooktours #giveaway

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Wolfe Jackson is hot on the trail of a domestic terroristic who has been causing havoc and panic by blowing up factories. The trail, although sketchy, has led to a convention in the Midwest. Is it a false trail? Wolfe is unsure, but he knows that a certain blonde named Krista bears investigating.

Krista Harlow finds her life as a principal dull. So bland in fact, she thinks attending the annual principal conference might enliven it. She even harbors secret romantic aspirations. As a principal, she must keep everything strait laced and buttoned down, but that was before she was mistaken for a corporate saboteur and possible murderer.

Wolfe initially approaches the suspect by pretending he knows her. Krista plays along, proving she's either devilishly clever or she's really interested in him as a man. The road to restore his credibility is full of dangerous curves.
“Rachel, didn’t you hear me calling?” He stepped closer and put one hand on her arm, sending an arc of electricity through her body.

This is where it got difficult. How well did Rachel know him? If they’d been lovers, she would know him very, very well—definitely well enough to remember his name.

“So sorry, handsome,” Krista purred. “I was thinking about the dress I didn’t buy.”

“Sounds like you. Have you had dinner yet?” He watched her with one expressive eyebrow lifted.

“Um…no.” Krista had doubts about how far she should go with the Rachel thing, but she needed to eat sometime. Why not have dinner with him? Oh sure, it would be a hardship to have dinner with Mr. Stud Muffin.

He cupped her elbow and guided her in the direction of the steak house where the aroma of mesquite-flavored beef enticed shoppers. There was a significant wait so they moved to the bar. A few people called out greetings as they entered. She listened closely in effort to catch his name. Krista was sure his name wasn’t buddy or friend—no help there. He ordered oversized margaritas for both of them. Krista was about to tell him iced tea when she remembered Rachel might love margaritas.

“Wolfe, Wolfe Jackson. You don’t remember me, do you?”

His grin was devastating against his tanned skin. He reminded Krista of a pirate, the swashbuckling type as opposed to the peg-legged ones. She was lost. Perhaps someone would scrape her up as she melted at his feet. Krista shook her head since talking was more than she could handle at that moment.

“We met at my cousin’s wedding, Samuel Levinson. I believe he married your friend Ruth, or is she your cousin?” Wolfe placed his hand over hers on the bar.

Krista nodded eagerly at the verbal lifeline he’d thrown her while she tried to ignore the heat radiating from his hand. “She was, um, is, my friend. I don’t see her much since I moved.” He might wonder if she never talked to her cousin. Krista gulped the margarita in an attempt to alleviate the sudden heat streaking through her body, but the alcohol raised her body temperature instead. Not one of her better ideas. The liquor singed her empty stomach like three-alarm chili, while giving her an air of flirtatiousness she normally lacked. She remembered why she didn’t drink—she couldn’t hold her liquor.

The bartender lingered nearby and asked if they needed anything. Krista looked Wolfe up and down boldly and knew she had everything she needed. Wolfe’s wink caught her unawares, and she almost slipped off the stool. In a flash, he was beside her, wrapping an arm around her waist. For an instant, she leaned into him, inhaling the smell of sandalwood, soap, and a hint of gasoline. Then she remembered she was supposed to be sitting on a stool not oozing all over him like a melted ice cream bar and jerked upright. What kind of girl was Rachel? Krista was secretly hoping Rachel was a touch fast. Fast sounded superb.

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Meet Morgan

Morgan K Wyatt, raised on a steady diet of superheroes, believed she could fly at a very young age. After using trees, barn lofts, sliding boards, and even a second story window as launch pads, she found her flying skills were limited to fast and downward. By the age of nine, her dreams to be a superhero needed some modifications, which caused her to turn to writing and horseback riding as alternatives to flying.

At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.

Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.
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Angela Adams said...

I've read book. It's an awesome, quick read!

dawn said...

I really am looking forward to reading this book

morgan said...

Good Morning Angela,
Thank you for your awesome praise. Why is it never a quick write?
FYI, I was assisted in the French restaurant section by an actual chef. :)

morgan said...

Good Morning Dawn,
I am giving out free copies of this book. It is now available on iTunes too. Thanks for stopping in.

Tamara Hoffa said...

What a cute excerpt! I look forward to reading Dangerous Curves

denise smith said...

your new book sounds really good im excited to read it thanks so much

Barbara Ann said...

This looks like a great romantic suspense! I look forward to reading it.

Quilt Lady said...

Sounds like an awesome read, can't wait to read it. I will be entering under the name of Virginia

morgan said...

Hi Tamara,

Dangerous Curves was fun to write since I based it on local events in the area. Thanks for commenting.

morgan said...
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morgan said...

Hi Denise,
Thanks for stopping in and commenting. :)

morgan said...

Hi Barbara Ann,
Dangerous Curves is an unusual in the fact, you never know who the real culprit is until the end. Thanks for commenting.

morgan said...

Hi Virginia,
I love for you to get your hands on a copy. Follow the tour and you should end up with a copy.

Cindy B. said...

This book sounds real good! Can't wait to read it.

Michele Dewell said...

Thank u for the giveaway. This sounds really good.

Janice Hougland said...

Love your name, Morgan. :-) But I love more the genre of romantic suspense...I crave it in fact! So glad to "meet" another author in that genre. I think romance and intrigue are a terrific combo that keeps my eyes riveted to the pages 'til the very end.

TerrieLynn61 said...

What influenced you to became a writer?

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a really dangerous read, meaning it's own I will definitely have to own. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

morgan said...

Hi Cindy,
I want you to read Dangerous Curves. Ten copies are going to ten people. Might as well be you.:)

morgan said...

Hi Michelle,
Keep following the tour for more chances. Two new tours coming up in October. Plus single giveaways too. I usually announce them on my FB

morgan said...

Hi Janice,
I like romantic suspense because it feels more like real life. Everything doesn't grind to a stop for a couple to fall in love. It wouldn't be so miraculous if things did work that way. :)

morgan said...

Hi Terrie,
I think I started writing when teachers felt I shouldn't talk in class. Instead, I wrote stories and passed them around. LOL

morgan said...

Hi Eva,
I used to have an old school chum named Eva. I thought she was very glamorous. I can see an heroine named Eva in the near future. Thanks for commenting.

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I would love to read this awesome book. It sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

morgan said...

ivensaHi Victoria,
Count yourself entered. :)

Daniel M said...

love the cover & excerpt! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

BookLady said...

Congratulations on the publication of Dangerous Curves! It sounds like a thrilling book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

femto femtto said...

thank you

femto femtto said...

i like the name of the book DANGEROUS CURVES

jasmin q said...

look a nice book

roxy as said...

i read this book for you Cub in Blue
and like it hope i will like this one 2

sah jau said...

great work thankss for this chance