Thursday, 1 November 2012

$25 Gift Card Giveaway: Dangerous Affairs by Diana Miller

Original Title: Dangerous Affairs
Author: Diana Miller
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: October 30th 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense


When soap opera star Abby Langford leaves Los Angeles for her Minnesota hometown, she’s hoping to give her nine-year-old daughter the peaceful childhood she never knew. But instead of tranquility, Abby finds an old knife hidden behind a wall of her new house. Then the nightmares start: a blood-soaked victim and a killer’s arm slicing through the air, again and again.

Abby wonders if she’s having the nervous breakdown the tabloids claim she already had, especially when sexy, skeptical police chief Josh Kincaid questions her story. When menacing hate mail arrives, Josh’s professional concern for Abby soon evolves into an intense attraction, and the feeling is mutual. But as Abby’s visions grow more graphic and gripping, so does her fear.

Somewhere in the shadows of Abby’s memory lies the key to a very present danger. But she’ll have to stay alive long enough to find it…


EXCERPT

The knife had obviously been there a long time, nestled in the dust bunnies and wood shavings between the walls, in the space one of the two mahogany doors that separated the Victorian-style living room from the Brady Bunch d├ęcor of the family room usually slid back into. And it was covered with blood.

Abby Langford leaned the broom she’d used to fish out the knife against the wall, then picked the knife off the floor and studied it. Despite the day’s warmth and the sunlight streaming through the picture window, a gloomy chill engulfed the room. She could almost feel the steel blade scraping down her spine, raising goose bumps on her shoulders and arms.

This knife had killed someone.

Then she shook herself, dispelling most of the prickly cold. As usual, she was letting her imagination run wild. This wasn’t some menacing murder weapon, but an ordinary kitchen knife, with a nine-inch steel blade and a wood handle that looked parched enough to absorb a cup of mineral oil. The blood consisted of a few reddish-brown splotches on the blade, splotches that to her looked too smeared to be rust. It could be old food, though, something like dehydrated ketchup or oxidized chocolate. Or even blood, but from a rare steak, not a human.

Another shiver slithered across Abby’s shoulder blades. Because if this were an innocuous kitchen knife, why had someone hidden it so carefully?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

When she was eight, Diana Miller decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk, a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it.

Diana is a five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award and winner of a Golden Heart for Dangerous Affairs—a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family.

My website link is dianamillerwriter.com. I have buy buttons for both Amazon and Kindle on my website, but have no idea what you have to do to insert them since my web designer did it.

The URL for my Amazon page  is: http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Affairs-Diana-Miller/dp/1612186017/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339532353&sr=8-1

GIVEAWAY

The author will be awarding one $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and one $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.   Please leave your email ID in the comment section.

All you have to do is COMMENT in this post.  Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.


19 comments:

  1. Wonderful excerpt...Adding this one to my wish list.
    Yvette
    yratpatroL@aol.com

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  2. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sherryfundin69(at)netscape(dot)net

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  3. I’m thrilled that you’re featuring my debut novel DANGEROUS AFFAIRS today on your gorgeous blog (I especially love the flying book!). Thanks so much.

    I’ll check back later to answer any questions.

    Again, thanks for hosting me. I really appreciate it.

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  4. Thanks so much to Yvette, Bookworm, Sherry and llellsee for taking the time to read the blurb and excerpt. This is my debut novel, so I'm especially excited about it. I really appreciate your nice comments.

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  5. Diana I LOVED Nancy Drew as well, I wanted her attractive sweater set, her attractive father Carson Drew, her attractive convertible and her attractive friends. Your book looks awesome! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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    1. You forgot her attractive boyfriend Ned Nickerson, who was one of my first crushes! Thanks for taking the time to read my excerpt--I'm glad you liked it. And I loved your comment!

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  6. Thanks for a fun post and congrats on the new release! Sounds fantastic :)

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Thanks for the heads-up of new release, looking forward to read it.

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  8. Great excerpt, I have added Dangerous Affairs to my list.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. Love the story line. Thank you!
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  10. This book seems to be really interesting. It would be nice to read it :)
    My email: kaiehein@gmail.com

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  11. Erin JC, Ingeborg, Lisa and Kaie,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blurb and excerpt and to make such nice comments about it. I really appreciate it!

    Have a great day.

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  12. This sounds like a really good book. I think I would have to move out if I found a murder weapon hidden in a house that I just moved into.
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I loved Nancy Drew when I was a girl!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  14. Nancy Drew was one of my favorite reads as a youngun too. And this one sounds like a great read. I am adding to my tbb list.
    scrtspbal at yahoo dot com

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  15. Spooky and suspenseful! Loving the juxtaposition of glamour (LA) with eerie.

    julylightningATyahooDOTcom

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