Sunday, October 30, 2011

SUNDAY - The Bewitching Trick or Treat Blog Hop continues!

It's Sunday - day three for our exciting  Bewitching Trick Or Treat Blog Hop!
We're back with a brand new excerpt - this one from my latest Rebel Ink Press release Witness Protection Program!

Would you like to watch the video? It's here:



It's Halloween so let's have some fun and hand out some treats!
To kick things off, I'm offering up a lot of prizes. So are all the other participating authors!
To enter my contest, just comment - and you can comment throughout all the days of the hop between Friday October 28 and midnight (the witching hour) on October 31st. At the end of the hop I'll gather up all the names, write out a slip for each comment and toss them into a hat or bowl or something. I'll let my kids draw out the names for the prizes and then I'll start contacting winners on November 1st.
My prizes will be:
2 full size tote bags with my romance author logo on them, white bags with pink lettering, each one going to a different winner
A set of all three PDF files for my Love Covenant series from Evernight Publishing (Love Tattoo, Love Scars, Love Knots)
Ebook of my newest Rebel Ink Press Release Witness Protection Program from winner's choice of All Romance Ebooks or Amazon.com
PDF copy of my new stand alone short from Silver Publishing, a Halloween themed tale called World Without End, Amen
A print copy of the new Halloween collection gathering awesome reviews around the cyber world from Raven Electrick - Jack-O-Spec that includes my short poignant tale, "Forty Eight Hours A Year"
a PDF Copy of the wicked and wanton new anthology from Evernight Publishing, Midnight Seduction including my story "Salem".

Be sure to scroll down to blog hop to all the other authors for more chances to win but first here's the details, blurb, and excerpt from Witness Protection Program.


Witness Protection Program
Contemporary romantic suspense
Release Date: 10/3/2011
Rebel Ink Press
Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
$5.99
4 and ½ stars Manic Readers Review
Blurb:

When a routine trip to the local discount store turns in to a gunfight,
Kendra Driscoll must face the fact that her witness protection cover is
blown and she's in federal custody until further arrangements can be made.
Tucked away in a safe house in southern Arkansas, Kendra reverts to being
Deborah Kincaid, for now.

When Timothy Campbell dodges bullets and throws Kendra Driscoll into his
van, he knows better than to mix business with pleasure. Witnesses are
off limits. Period. So why is it then that Cam finds himself impossibly
drawn to the woman he's charged to protect?



As Kendra gets to know Cam, she realizes he isn't as unyielding as he looks.
Underneath his gruff exterior, Deborah finds a kind, sensitive man and
soon, she realizes she's falling in love. And when events turn ugly and
Cam suffers a life-threatening injury, it's up to Deborah to face her
enemies and deal with the danger for the last time.


            She couldn't catch a glimpse of the gunman or determine if there was one or more.  Kendra wriggled backwards, like a snake, moving along the base of the freezer case with the idea she might reach a different position with a better view.  Halfway there, her leg caught on something and she jerked, trying to free it but she couldn't budge.   Just as she turned to look for the problem, a large hand, encased in a black leather glove, clamped down over her mouth.
            “Don’t scream,” a male voice whispered in her ear.   Whoever he might be, he was behind her and she couldn't see him at all.   However, he smelled of Irish Spring soap and peppermints.  “Take my hand.”
            She tried to ask why but with his hand blocking her mouth, she couldn't speak so she shook her head to refuse.   He snatched her left hand with his free one and jerked hard enough she had to move with him or be drug behind.  He took his hand off her mouth but she didn't dare make a sound or speak.  In a crouched position, he maneuvered her past three more open freezer cases and then went wide to the left through a door that led back into the storerooms.   Once that door swung closed behind them, he stood upright and faced her.                                                He loomed tall above her, six feet or better, lean and lithe.   His blue jeans fit his chiseled body like an outer skin and his plaid flannel shirt looked cozy.   On his hip, a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber pistol fit into a nylon holster attached to his wide leather belt.  His black eyes bored into hers, vital and filled with strength.   The solemn expression on his face seemed carved from solid granite.   He looked capable and very dangerous.  In fact, he reminded Kendra of a leopard she watched once at the zoo, graceful and somehow beautiful yet deadly.
             Out in the store somewhere, more gunfire roared and screams followed but he didn't flinch or react. She cringed with each blast, fighting the desire to drop to the floor.  If he hadn’t held her in his grasp, she’d dropped, too.    His height and lethal manner intimidated her but not enough that she didn't attempt to break free.
            “Let me go!” She twisted her hand, struggling to work loose.
            He snorted and gripped harder.
            “Relax.  I'll get you out of here safe and sound.  Just stay calm and be quiet.”
            Her anger kindled, his bossy ways made her old-fashioned mad and without thought, she spoke, her voice louder than it should be.
            “I’m not going with you.   I won't be a hostage,” Kendra told him, her voice high-pitched and nasal.  “Leave me alone and go turn yourself into the authorities!”
            He laughed aloud as he reached into his front jeans pocket pulling out something he thrust in her direction; a gold badge formed with an outer circle around a five-pointed star. “United States Marshall” was etched around the rim.
            “Maybe I should've introduced myself,” he said with what might've been a smile on a less serious face.  “I’m Timothy Campbell, United States Marshall.”
               The reality sank in with speed.   He wasn't one of the shooters but a law enforcement officer and Kendra wondered why he wasn’t out there, taking down the suspect and saving lives in plural instead of just saving her own.    Questions flooded her brain so fast she didn’t know where to begin or what to ask.   He must've read the curiosity in her eyes because he pulled her forward toward a back exit off the storeroom.
            “Ask me whatever you want later,” Timothy Campbell said. “Right now, we need to move.  Let’s go.”

















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9 comments:

  1. Witness Protection Program sounds like another good one!! My TBR list just keeps growing!! Thanks for the excerpt.

    mnjcarter@charter.net

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  2. Witness Protection Program sounds incredible. I have just put it on my TBR list. So glad you are part of the blog hop.

    Lisa
    Wolphcall (at) bellsouth (dot) net

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  3. oh... you had to stop?? :)

    Jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  4. Great excerpt, Happy Halloween! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  5. Excerpt got me interested. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

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  6. Witness protection program definitely on my list to be purchased

    Soneni
    Nyccl1982@yahoo.com

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  7. I want, i want! Sounds like a bunch of awesome books! There all on my wishlist! Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. I've got so many of your titles on my books to buy list, it is sinking. Sure would be nice to win at least one, so I can lighten the load without going broke.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  9. Terrific intros, LeeAnn! Thanks for the video, too!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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