Monday, September 30, 2013

Blog Tour: Magic Moment (+$25 Starbucks or Barnes and Noble Giftcard!)

Title: Magic Moment
Author: Angela Adams
Series: N/A
Pages: N/A
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Date Published: October 1, 2012
Format: eBook
Genre: Mystery/Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
When the FBI brings Laura Roberts – a quiet, reserved bookkeeper – in for questioning regarding activities at the warehouse where she works, an uneasy Laura resigns her job – only to be attacked by thugs.

Chase Donovan intends to spend a few peaceful days on his boat getting his head together – and finds a woman being assaulted by two men who say his father told them to do it.

Chase doesn’t want to believe his father could hurt anyone. Laura doesn’t understand why she’s a target. Can they learn to work together to discover the truth – before someone dies?

Try An Excerpt!
Laura is having lunch at the local diner when two FBI agents approach her and insist she come down to headquarters and answer a few questions. A bewildered Laura finds Chase Donovan, her boss’s son, coming to her aid.

“Laura works for my father,” Chase said. “If I don’t see some identification, she’s not going anywhere with you.” To prove his point, his hand moved downward and his fingers wrapped gently around her forearm.

Chase also worked for his father, although what his role was within the business was generally debatable among the clientele. This was so embarrassing. In the three years Laura had worked as Dick Donovan’s bookkeeper, her conversations with his son had been work-related or cordial exchanges about the weather. If there was any chance of the floor opening up and swallowing her, she considered now the perfect time.

She turned to Chase. “Thank you for your concern. I’ve seen their identification.” She didn’t mention the hasty badge flip. “They have me confused with someone else. I’ll take care of the error, and get back to the office as soon as I can.”

“Let me go with you.” Chase tossed the men a wary glance. He still held her arm. “You should have an attorney.”


Laura winced, truly mortified. There was no need for an attorney or involving Chase Donovan in calling one. She had done nothing illegal. “I’m fine.”

Guest Post from Angela!

What is more romantic, actions or words? Why?
Actions. As writers, we’re conditioned to “show not tell.” Plus, my grandmother always said “actions speak louder than words.”  A man can tell his wife he loves her ten times a day yet not lift a finger to help her with the household chores, or carpool the kids...In that case, his words don’t seem to mean much.
But, the strong, silent type of guy who does the dishes while his wife puts her feet up, or hands over the remote control, or even sits with her while she watches “The Notebook” for the hundred and tenth time is the more romantic one in my book.

I’m curious as to what your readers consider a romantic act.

Meet Angela! 
Angela Adams writes and reviews contemporary romances. Her work has appeared in Romance at Heart, Oysters and Chocolate, and Long and Short Reviews. In December 2011, Whimsical Publications published an anthology, Winter Wonders. Ms. Adams’ short story “Burgers and Hot Chocolate,” was among the collection.


Angela is a member of Romance Writers of America and the online chapters, From the Heart Romance Writers and Elements of RWA.

Angela will award a $25 BN or Starbucks GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour! Get commenting and you will be drinking your latte while enjoying a fabulous read!

28 comments:

  1. Actions are great, but personally, I always loved being with and reading about people who could talk and think about all kinds of things.

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    1. Hi, MomJane,
      It sounds to me as if your type of guy is the intellectual type, and they are great guys to have around. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  2. Great excerpt, I love the book cover.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Rita,
      Thank you for the compliment on "Magic Moment's" book cover. The folks in Crimson's Art Dept did a great job. Thanks for joining me today.

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  3. Hi, Staci and Andra Lyn,
    Thank you for hosting today and sharing in "Magic Moment's Anniversary Tour!"

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  4. Hi, Angela! What a great way to celebrate one year book release. Have fun with your parties.

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    1. Hey, Vicki! This past year has flown. Thank you for visiting today, and celebrating with me!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book. evamillien at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Eva,
      I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  6. Hi,
    Just finished reorganizing my bookcase and your book is among all my favorite authors. Can't believe it's a whole year.
    Marion

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    1. Time flies...yes, a year has passed. Thanks, Marion, for being with me every step of the way!

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  7. Hi Angela! Congrats on the one year anniversary for such a great book! And I agree. Actions speak louder than words. Your grandmother was a wise lady. ;-)

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    1. Yes, she was, thank you for saying so! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  8. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Delighted that you enjoyed what you read. Thanks for checking out the post!

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  9. Good Morning Angela,
    I am very excited about Magic Moment. Can you give us a hint when your next book will be out or what it is about.

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    1. Hi, Morgan,
      Thank you for asking "what's next?" for me. I've been working to expand one of my short stories into a novella. Hopefully, it'll be ready soon. I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks so much.

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  10. Well, just when I decide to pare down my humongous TBR shelves, I find a new-to-me author with what sounds like a fantastic story. sigh...SMBSLT! Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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    2. Karen, I had to delete the first reply because I can't spell until I've finished that first cup of coffee (smile!) Thank you for stopping by, and for your kind words (I think I spelled everything right this time!). Have a great day!

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  11. Oooohhh this looks good!!! I love this blog....Google mail moved stuff on me so I've been missing your stuff!!! How tragic!!! :/

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  12. Nice guest post. Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Wonderful guest post! :D

    I have to say, I'm on the "actions" end of things, myself.

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  14. Sounds like a good book, thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Great excerpt! Actions speak much louder than words: Making coffee in the morning; cooking dinner when I have to work late -- helping with dinner when I'm not working late; helping clean the house; giving cat medicine every day while I'm at work...... And lots more actions show me how much my husband loves me. :-D

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  16. Great guest post, I have to agree with you. It's easy to lie with words, it's harder to do so with action. Though actions and words together are great :)

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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