Showing posts with label Lauren Linwood. Show all posts
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Sep 5, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Illusions of Death @LaurenLinwood #MFRWauthor

Illusions of Death by Lauren Linwood


Author Karlyn Campbell wants a new start after her recent divorce. She heads home to Georgia to write her popular Matt Collins series and becomes fascinated with Atlanta’s Rainbow Killer.

Detective Logan Warner’s marriage didn’t survive after he lost his twins to a crazed killer. Emotionally dead, his interest in life is renewed when he falls in love with Karlyn and begins to build a new life with her.

But the Rainbow Killer moves beyond Atlanta, leaving a trail of dead bodies painted in bright hues in several towns north of the city. Leaving no trace evidence or DNA and choosing random victims with no apparent reason, Roy proves unstoppable. Then he arrives in Walton Springs, threatening the peaceful town with his murder spree. With a serial killer in their back yard, Logan and Karlyn unite with the FBI to find the killer—before he finds them.

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EXCERPT"Logan pulled up and saw Karlyn waiting for him on the porch swing. She came down the steps, her hair pulled back in a low ponytail. Tight jeans molded to her hips and butt left little to his imagination.
She reached for the helmet he offered and swung it onto her head.
“I am starving, Warner, so this hamburger joint better be good.”
Karlyn snapped the strap in place and threw her leg over the bike. She snaked her arms around his waist and locked her fingers together. Her floral perfume wafted around him, revving up his own engine.
The evening had turned cool. Logan knew he took a big risk, but this woman had gotten under his skin.
The worst she could do was say no.
The best would be a huge yes.
He tooled down the highway a few minutes and then pulled into a small parking lot. He cut the engine and waited a beat.
“The Cavalier Motel.” Her voice was low. Her arms still locked around him. He could sense the tension scrolling through her.
Logan got off the bike. Lifted her off. Pulled her to him. Heard the hitch in her breath.
“I haven’t slept with anyone since my wife. I’ve never pulled into a no-tell motel on a first date.” He drew her close. “But my blood races every time I’m around you, Karlyn Campbell. You’re all I think about. I want to taste you. Touch every inch of you. But the ball’s in your court.”

ABOUT Author Lauren Linwood
Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Website: http://www.laurenlinwood.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenlinwood
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LaurenLinwood
Blog: http://www.laurenlinwood.com/write-up-my-alley-2/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091840.Lauren_Linwood

May 29, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Word of Honor @LaurenLinwood #MFRWauthor

MFRW Author Lauren Linwood released Word of Honor, Book #1 in the Knights of Valor
series.
Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort have loved each other since childhood. Once betrothed, Geoffrey leaves for the wars in France for five long years. Upon his return, the two marry and spend one blissful night consummating their love and making plans for their future.

But her new husband vanishes the next day without a trace. Merryn grieves for almost seven years—and then Geoffrey returns to her—changed from the boy and man she knew and worshiped. This stranger refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away for so long.

Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Merryn and Geoffrey recapture the love they once shared?

EXCERPT
As Merryn started to nudge Destiny on, she heard hoof beats approaching in the distance. A rider topped the hill and stopped. She watched as his head turned to drink in the view.
Geoffrey!
Her heart sang as she kicked her heels. Destiny took off like the wind, bringing her closer to her beloved.
“Merryn!”
She heard his call and watched him gallop toward her. Her heart beat fast. Would he be the same? Would he still care for her? She’d loved him since she was a child. She knew that love had been returned before he left for the wars in France. The one, chaste kiss they’d shared had been her sweetest memory these past five years.
They reached one another. He leapt from his saddle as she dropped her reins. Before she could dismount, he grabbed her waist and pulled her from her horse.
His mouth crashed down on hers. In hunger. In longing. In need. Merryn gave up to his kisses willingly. She wrapped her arms about his neck. He parted her lips and plunged in, his tongue mating with hers, his mouth dominating her, his arms tightening about her.
She felt her knees weakening as he left her breathless. Suddenly, he swept her off her feet. His mouth never left hers as he twirled round and round. She grew dizzy.
So must he, for he slowed and set her back on her feet. He broke the kiss and gazed at her so lovingly, she knew nothing had changed.
Except it had.
Her entire body now vibrated, humming with tension. His kisses had awakened a sleeping giant within her. She’d watched animals mating in the woods. She was ready to do the same. Desire for him flooded her.
“I thought you’d never come home,” she said breathlessly.
“I thought I’d never be home.” He laughed. “But here I am.” He pulled her close. Her breasts pressed against his broad chest. They seemed so sensitive beneath her smock and kirtle.
They stayed in an embrace some minutes, happy in their very nearness. Finally, Geoffrey pulled away.
“I am home for good, my love.”
ABOUT Lauren Linwood
Lauren’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.

A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Website: http://www.laurenlinwood.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenlinwood
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LaurenLinwood
Blog: http://www.laurenlinwood.com/write-up-my-alley-2/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091840.Lauren_Linwood
Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+LaurenLinwood/about

Apr 28, 2016

On #Thursday13 find out what an Word of Honor is from #MFRWauthor Lauren Linwood


Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.
 



                                                         Word of Honor
                                                Book #1 in the Knights of Valor series 

Genre  Historical romance 
Publisher  Windtree Press

Blurb
Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort have loved each other since childhood. Once betrothed, Geoffrey leaves for the wars in France for five long years. Upon his return, the two marry and spend one blissful night consummating their love and making plans for their future.

But her new husband vanishes the next day without a trace. Merryn grieves for almost seven years—and then Geoffrey returns to her—changed from the boy and man she knew and worshipped. This stranger refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away for so long.

Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Merryn and Geoffrey recapture the love they once shared?
 


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13 Things I Love

1.      Flannel sheets on a cold night
2.      Getting a pedicure and seeing that pop of color on my toes
3.      Crushed ice from Sonic in my drink
4.      Game of Thrones (accompanied by dark chocolate)
5.      Reading a book that sweeps me away to another place and time
6.      The smell of a burning fire
7.      A smooth, silky Cabernet
8.      Walking along the beach on Maui
9.      Laughing with friends
10.  Listening to waves coming in and out
11.  Watching my stylist cut and blow dry my hair
12.  Spooning in tomato bisque or clam chowder
13.  Finishing up writing my latest book


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Nov 5, 2015

A Knight for Kallen on #Thursday13 with #MFRWauthor @LaurenLinwood

MFRW Author Laureen Linwood brings A Knight for Kellen on Thursday 13
Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.

A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

A Knight for Kallen
Blurb
Kallen de Mangeron grew up in a convent, her noble family never knowing of her birth. When a new Mother Superior informs them of her existence, they send trusted knight Griffith Sommersby to escort her home.

Griffith’s heart broke when he lost his wife and infant son during childbirth, and he’s kept his feelings locked away from the world—until he meets Kallen. He soon learns her dark secret—that she sees auras around people—which allows her insight into their actions and personalities.

Now Quentin, bastard brother to the king, decides to harness Kallen’s gift in a plot to win the throne. Will Quentin successfully use a kidnapped Kallen as his political pawn, or will Griffith be able to stop him before Kallen changes the course of England’s history?

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 Here's a list of Lauren's favorites:

1.     Book: Pride & Prejudice—the book that launched romance

  2.    Author: Harlan Coben—whether it’s a stand-alone or one of his Myron Bolitar books, Harlan delivers

      3.     Color: a vibrant, majestic purple

       4.    Food: dark chocolate (I’ll admit—I’m totally addicted to it!)

       5.    Flower: tulips for their unique shape and  rich colors

       6.    Drink: cabernet sauvignon (which tastes better in the company of good friends)

        7.     Movie: Notting Hill (and I cry happy tears at the end every time I watch it)

       8.     TV Show: Game of Thrones for its amazing cast and sweeping storylines

       9.   Holiday: Halloween—maybe because it’s my birthday!
  
    10.  Place: Kaanapali Beach in Maui is paradise on earth
                
    11.  Song: Don McLean’s American Pie for sentimental reasons
                    


    12.    Hobby: Walking—it keeps me sane, healthy, and creative as I think about my characters and plots . . . and life in general 
       
       13. Season: Fall because I love the cool, crisp weather and lovely leaves as they change colors

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