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Spotlight On…Nancy Fraser’s Eye of the Pharaoh!

Today I’m spotlighting award-winning author Nancy Fraser about her exciting new novel, Eye of the Pharaoh!

 

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Title:     Eye of the Pharaoh

Genre: Time Travel/Paranormal Romance (Egyptian themed)

Heat Rating: 4 out of 5 (sensuality, fully-realized love scenes, NO coarse language)

Tag Line: Will an unexpected trip to 1920s Egypt be their downfall or, will an ancient guardian keep them safe?

Blurb:

 Publicist Teri Hunter has her hands full promoting Professor Joshua Cain and his new non-fiction book, The Pharaoh’s Mummy. She’s not convinced it’s even possible to turn this absent-minded, modern-day, Indiana Jones into a best-selling author.

 Dr. Cain’s PhDs in archaeology and art history have prepared him for almost anything on the lecture circuit and among ancient ruins. He’s just not sure about a book tour…or the sexy publicist sent to monitor his every professional move.

 When an odd request falls in their laps while in New Orleans, Josh and Teri find themselves transported to 1920’s Egypt where they must resolve an ancient curse in order to be sent home. Will the dangers facing them hinder their success and threaten their very lives? Or will help from an ancient guardian keep them on-track and safe?

 

Excerpt:

 Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat.

Teri Hunter mouthed the motivational phrase she’d chosen for her personal mantra as she stepped across the threshold into the dark and musty storeroom.

A dim light shone from a glass-enclosed workroom in the far corner. Taking a tentative step forward, she faltered when the floorboards creaked beneath her feet. Something fast and furry brushed against her ankle. A shiver ran down her back, yet she fought the urge to retreat.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

This was obviously today’s obstacle. Were it not for her professional commitments and intricately organized schedule, she’d have no doubt bolted for the door and returned to the safety and illumination of the main building.

 ‘Sorry, but the storage area doesn’t have overhead lighting. Preservation of the antiquities. You understand.’ The dean’s words echoed in her head. To make matters worse, what little outside light there was had become nearly non-existent due to an impending thunderstorm.

Drawing a deep breath, she took a second step and then a third, winding her way past a half-dozen crates, some open, some not. To her left she heard a rustling of paper; to her right the distinct sound of footsteps.

Her apprehension grew, the hair on her forearms stood at attention. She’d barely made it halfway across the room before bumping into something large and solid. Reaching out, she laid her hand against the oversized object. Slowly, she raised her head and came face to face with the painted mask of an Egyptian noble. The chipped finish gave the death mask a deranged look.

“You come here often, big boy?”

EYE OF THE PHARAOH is Available Now! 

 

Fun Fact: The idea for Eye of the Pharaoh came about following a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. For the longest time afterward, I couldn’t get the images of ancient Egypt out of my head. Then, out of the blue, I received a gift from a relative who had passed…a gorgeous necklace fashioned like an Egyptian collar. The late relative had no way of knowing about my recent fascination with Egypt so I took it as a sign. There was obviously a story inside me begging to come out.

About the Author:

Like most authors, Nancy Fraser began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet, which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Published in multiple genres, Nancy currently writes for four publishers. She has published twenty-two books in both full-length and novella format. Nancy will release her 25th book in early 2017. She is currently working on her next Rock and Roll novella and two other equally exciting projects.

When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

 

Social Media Links:

Website: www.nancyfraser.ca

Blog: http://nancyfraser.ca/wordpress/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nfraserauthor @nfraserauthor

Facebook: http://facebook.com/nancyfraserauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7206382.Nancy_Fraser

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004AOL61Y

 

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Thursday Thread with Author Neva Brown!

Today’s featured author is Neva Brown, who has written the novel, Casey’s Courage.

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Title: CASEY’S COURAGE
Genre: Contemporary
Heat Level: Sensual

Excerpt:

When they finally stopped swimming and stood up in the shallow end of the pool, the icy wind of early fall shocked them both into quick action…he grabbed a huge beach towel and wrapped it round her and hugged her tightly, pressing her body against his own.
Shivering from the cold, Casey snuggled close to Tres. As her shaking eased, she became more aware of his body. He had one arm round her shoulders and the other lower. His hand was on her bottom, pressing her against him from head to toe. He wasn’t cold. His hot, full arousal pulsating against her abdomen fueled a new kind of shiver in her. She leaned into his maleness with primal need. His eyes, bright and feral, devoured her. As she wiggled to step away, he moved his hand from her shoulder to the back of her head. His lips brushed her temple and cheek, trailed down to her neck, then settled gently on her lips that had parted in awe at the sensations she felt. The motion of his mouth against hers sent sparks through her blood. His tongue traced her lips, slipping inside to touch her tongue as he moved his hand to palm her breast and smooth his thumb across the engorged nipple.
The towel slipped to the floor. He gently brushed aside a strap of her swimsuit. As his lips left hers and closed over her exposed breast, her eyes flew open in panic. Jerking her arms from around his waist, not remembering having put them there, she whispered, “Tres, please. I can’t handle this.” She breathed in shallow gasps.
Slowly, he released her breast and raised his head. Pulling the strap up and encasing her throbbing breast, he frowned. “You look like you’ve never been kissed before.”
In awe, she said, “Not like that.”
Tres studied her through a haze of thwarted desire and let her step away from him. His thoughts raced. Has she forgotten that part of her life, or is she telling the truth?

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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Thursday Thread, Uncategorized

 

The Magic of Mystery

I have always been an avid reader. Ever since I can remember, I loved leaving the world behind to enter an exciting story. And, although I will gladly read any good story regardless of genre, mysteries have always been my personal preference.

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It all started with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. The idea that kids could solve crimes and save the day was very appealing to me and, while I have solved a few minor capers in my day, they paled in comparison to these pint-sized Sherlocks. So, like any kid with an active imagination, I invented my own cases to solve.

This is probably where the concept of Jordan James, the feisty, female private eye who is the main character in my novel, Cold Ambition, originated. Jordan is that girl who had a dream growing up and took a chance on that dream. She refused to be discouraged and her perseverance lands her her first case, a case that thrusts her in the midst of a suspense-filled international conspiracy.

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One of my favorite aspects of a mystery novel is that it encourages critical thinking. A well-written mystery gives the reader clues throughout the novel and, at the very end, all those clues come together like literary puzzle pieces that solve the case.

Whether reading or writing, mysteries are thrilling. They allow the reader to become an active part of the story with the ability to solve a case before the novel’s conclusion, which is almost as rewarding as reading the novel itself. If you’ve never been a fan of mysteries or never taken a chance on one, try it. Allow yourself to become a part of the story. Allow yourself to become a part of the magic.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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To All Those Who Support Authors…

It all begins with a dream. A dream, and a desire to tell a good story. After weeks, months, and sometimes years of writing, editing, blood, sweat, and tears, you have it. Your manuscript. And while it is not your first born, it’s precious nonetheless. It’s precious because you have poured your heart and soul into those pages and now its fate rests in the hands of another.

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After you have your manuscript, the search begins. You prepare your pitch and send it out to every literary agent and publisher willing to read an unsolicited query. And then, you wait. And wait. And…wait. Along with the dreaded wait comes rejection. Rejection leads to disappointment. Disappointment leads to discouragement.

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If not for the constant support of my family, friends, and fellow authors, I would not be where I am today. If not for their encouraging words, telling me to “send out just one more query,” I would not be preparing for Cold Ambition‘s release this summer from Soul Mate Publishing.

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To everyone who has ever helped me in any way to achieve this, my dream, thank you.

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“It was my life-long dream to become a private eye. Little did I know that with my very first case, that dream would become a life-threatening nightmare…”

When Jordan James decided to embark on a career as a private investigator, she never could have imagined that a chance encounter would lead to her staring down the barrel of a gun on the roof’s edge of a high-rise building. As she begins to investigate her first case, the puzzling murder of a prominent businessman that has left Boston’s finest mystified for more than two decades, she finds herself suddenly immersed in a treacherous underworld brimming with betrayal, raw greed, and political subterfuge of international proportions. In the midst of this, she discovers she is falling for her mysterious client despite the hints of his dark past. Can this feisty Southern girl with a penchant for trouble solve this baffling case or is she doomed to become another tragic chapter in an international conspiracy?

COLD AMBITION coming Summer 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing!

COLLETTE CAMERON’S BLOG HOP AND FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY

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January 16-31, 2014
Prizes awarded daily!
Over 20 authors participating are in this two-week long event kicking off Jan. 16 and lasting until Jan. 31st. Giveaways include a Kindle Paperwhite, gift cards, books, and a basket filled with chocolate goodies. I will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. All the details are here:
http://www.blueroseromance.com/p/blog-page_12.html

Click here for the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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A Place In Time

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The concept of time travel has always fascinated me. I believe this stems from my love for the 1985 film, Back to the Future. Being the daughter of Baby Boomers born in the Reagan era, I believe I entered the world during a pretty fun decade and I only wish I had been able to enjoy that era more. I am not alone in my interest in the past. Many people have longed for the ability to go back in time and this is what makes that film such a beloved classic.

Interest in time travel need not be limited to our own lifetime. There are many periods in history that would be worth visiting. How exciting would it be to actually witness the birth of Christ? Or to be a part of Christopher Columbus’ journey to the New World? Or even to sit with Queen Elizabeth I herself during the very first performance of King Henry IV? The possibilities are endless.

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Being an avid reader, in my opinion, is the closest thing we have to time travel. At least, for now. Books allow a reader to transcend both time and space. They allow a reader to experience a life outside their own and to be a part of something exciting, new, and maybe even magical. This is why I love to read and why I love even more to write. My debut novel, Cold Ambition, coming this spring from Soul Mate Publishing, is about a young woman beginning her new life as a private eye by tackling one of Boston’s most infamous, unsolved murders. I can’t wait for readers to join her on this suspenseful quest.

Although we may not have access to a time-traveling Delorean, we do have the ability to glimpse the past. The next time you find yourself wanting to spar with Spartacus or seek out the whimsical wisdom of Merlin, pick up a book. Between those pages, you will uncover a world beyond your own, filled with magic, mystery, and maybe a little romance. Beyond those pages, you will find your place in time.

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Posted by on January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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A Christmas Memory

A classic holiday film that I enjoy watching with my family each year is an old, black and white version of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory narrated by Mr. Capote and starring Geraldine Page. It is a charming tale from his youth about his relationship with his three aunts, most importantly the aunt played by the incomparable Ms. Page, whose delight for the holiday season rivals only that of Capote’s young alter ego, nicknamed Buddy. This film is special not only for its heartwarming message, but also for its significance to my family. As it were, this film has become a Christmas memory for us.

This time of year is a wonderful albeit busy time because it is a time when families come together and make their own Christmas memories. Whether it’s caroling and Christmas pageants or holiday shopping and those long road trips to grandma’s, Christmas time is a special time, a time when the magic of the season can make you feel like a child once more. I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with many happy Christmas memories.

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Posted by on December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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A Haunting Look at New Orleans…

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Of all the major holidays, Halloween has always been the one I find the most fascinating. Since Jordan James, the main character of my first novel, “Cold Ambition,” hails from the Crescent City, I wanted to take a moment to discuss All Hallow’s Eve and its cultural impact on New Orleans. If you take the time to look into New Orleans’ history, there are many words that can be used to describe it, but for the purpose of this post, I’ll stick with colorful. This colorful city has been home to many interesting individuals, from pirates and politicians to ghosts, vampires, and witches. What makes New Orleans so unique is the fact that Halloween is not the only day where darkness reigns in the Big Easy. Ghost and vampire tours run year round. But to get the full, ghoulish experience, Halloween is the best time to visit, for both the festivities and the weather. Voodoo Fest is a fall favorite as is the Anne Rice Vampire Ball. Countless books, films, and songs have been written about this colorful city whose main export is a good time. And while New Orleans does have a haunting past, it is this past that makes it what it is: a city rich in culture and history that is proud of its past, both the good and the bad. If you have a chance, take a trip to the Crescent City one Halloween and experience New Orleans’ culture at its best. I promise it’ll be an experience to write home about…Happy Halloween!

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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