Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Perini ~ Diaz ~ Morgan

OUR FAVORITE SCENES


IT'S A CASE OF TAKEN IDENTITY IN LENA DIAZ'S UNDERCOVER TWIN!


DEA agent Nick Morgan had no choice but to break up with the love of his life, Heather Bannon. He knew that if he was seen anywhere near the gorgeous P.I., he could kiss his career goodbye. But when Heather's twin is abducted, Nick reconsiders his priorities.

As Nick leads Heather on a dangerous undercover mission to rescue her sister and topple an elusive drug lord, he knows he was wrong to end their relationship. Working side by side, Nick realizes his love for her is as strong as ever, and he'll risk his life to prove it. Having Heather pose as her twin—down to her tattoos—could be genius…or a fatal mistake.

“A fine plot line and lots of action.” ~Romantic Times

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IN ROBIN PERINI'S THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY, TWO THINGS HAVE BEEN STOLEN FROM RAVEN: HER MEMORIES…AND HER BABY

CIA agent Daniel Adams, once a prisoner of war, is a loner out of necessity. But rescuing an amnesiac woman left buried alive bonds them in ways neither can resist. All "Raven" knows is that her baby is in danger. All Daniel can focus on is finding the missing child—and protecting Raven every step of the way.

Her memories are lost and his are scarred from the damages of war. But as they depend on each other for survival in the rugged west Texas mountains, the pieces of their broken pasts start to come together. Now all they have is the risky hope of a future together as they confront the threat that can destroy them both.

“Perini’s tale is a twisted trip into the lives of two scarred souls who are digging into the mind of a psychopath to survive…[It’s]…a suspenseful adventure that will keep readers guessing until the end.” ~Romantic Times, 4-1/2 Stars

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TO THE REST OF THE WORLD, SABRINA WATKINS DOESN'T EXIST. BUT TO THIS COP, SHE IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN ANGI MORGAN'S THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE.
After escaping a killer, playing dead was the only way Sabrina Watkins could get out of Amarillo alive. Now she's living in Dallas, where no one knows her true identity. Until homicide cop Jake Craig shows up. 

A half-frozen pup he finds at a crime scene brings Jake to Sabrina's doorstep. Suddenly, the former Marine is playing hero to a desperate woman on the run. Sworn to clear her name, Jake's already falling for the stunning brunette with the amethyst eyes. Can he keep her safe and turn a rescue mission into a last chance at love?

"Morgan launches the volley from the first pages so readers aren't left wondering whodunit, but they'll have to pay attention to the escalating action to keep up with the characters, who are in trouble from the get-go." ~Romantic Times, 4 STARS
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UNDERCOVER TWIN
Lena Diaz, December Intrigue

One of my favorite scenes in UNDERCOVER TWIN is the heroine's first night in Key West, when Heather goes undercover to try to rescue her sister. Heather is a tough private investigator, but the felon-filled bar in Key West is way out of her league of experience. The patrons sport prison tats, knives, and guns barely concealed beneath their leather jackets. 

The heroine ends up running for her life down a dark, narrow side-street. And who should come to her rescue in his hot, red, Maserati GranTurismo convertible but our hero, Nick. What makes this scene so much fun is that in the midst of flying bullets and crazy race-car driver moves to save the heroine, Nick is having the time of his life, loving every single minute.

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
LENA: Definitely not a scene I pulled from any of my real-life experiences! Well, except for the hot hero in the fast car doing crazy race-car moves. Other than that, it's all fiction!
GLIAS: Um...who was the hot hero?
LENA: My boyfriend (and now husband) in his 1967 Mustang of course! :) I never could resist a guy in a Mustang.
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 THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY
Robin Perini, December Intrigue

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
ROBIN: I didn’t really plan on Trouble, not at the beginning. The Chewbacca-resembled mutt came out of nowhere because my hero, Daniel was so damaged. In Christmas Conspiracy (October 2012), Daniel had been imprisoned on a mission. His captors brutalized him. Daniel survived by sheer guts, but flashbacks and claustrophobia haunted him after his rescue.
 
So did Trouble.

My favorite scene with the half-Irish-setter-half-Newfoundland is inspired by Search and Rescue dogs and the amazing work they do—with a little bit of Lassie thrown in for good measure. Early on, Trouble is walking ten feet away from Daniel (as close as Trouble ever gets to him). He darts off into the west Texas landscape. Daniel follows and the ‘troublesome’ canine leads Daniel into a crumbling, abandoned mine. Trouble runs in, disappearing into the inky blackness, then finally exits, barking constantly. He tugs on Daniel, trying to pull him into the mine. NOT something Daniel wants to do. AT ALL! Then Trouble brings out a woman’s high-heeled shoe. Daniel has to make a choice. Fight his demons or go back to hitching across a Texas road ala Forrest Gump. Which do you think he chooses?

You can find out what happens in my next Harlequin Intrigue®, The Cradle Conspiracy, Coming out in paperback on November 19 and in e-book on December 1.
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 THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE
Angi Morgan, January Intrigue

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
ANGI: Wow, just one scene? It's so hard to choose. THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE was inspired by a lot of real things in my life and it was amazing to me how they all came together.  I think my favorite thing isn't a scene...it's the heroine's occupation. She's a pet sitter and it was all my husband's idea. We were discussing the book at dinner on vacation and our dog sitter called. Tim suggested that would be a good occupation for someone trying to hide. And just like that...the book was born.

The opening scene with my hero was inspired by a bike ride. I rode past a secluded area at Whiterock Lake and told Tim that I needed to write a couple of things down about a murder. (Yes, I always ride with a notebook.)

I didn't know how this book was going to end, so Tim and I took a road trip to Amarillo. My friend, Linda Castillo and her husband showed us the cattle feed lots and everything came together. I had my ending. 

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LENA DIAZ writes the popular Romantic suspense "Nursery Rhyme" series for Avon as well as shorter stories for Harlequin Intrigue. Winner of the Daphne du Maurier award, finalist in the Romance Writer's of America's Golden Heart Awards, she stays true to her southern roots by setting most of her stories in the south, especially Florida. Since selling her first book in 2011, Lena has contracted 13 novels.

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ANGI MORGAN writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi's published work has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.

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ROBIN PERINI is a RITA Finalist, award-winning and national bestselling author, devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes adventure with a love story sure to melt their hearts. Her mission's motto: "When danger and romance collide, no heart is safe." After seven prestigious Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finals, Robin has since sold fourteen novels. 

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ENTER ANGI & ROBIN'S 'THANKS FANS contest': register at Rafflecopter through November 30th for a copy of THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY & THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE. 

Speaking of giveaways…WE EACH HAVE A BOOK TODAY for three Blog Commenters. (1 book for 3 people) LEAVE A BLOG COMMENT to be entered.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SCENE (book or movie) THAT'S JUST UNFORGETABLE?

15 comments:

  1. I liked all three scenes. Really looking forward to reading these books.

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    1. Thanks Tammy !!
      We appreciate you!
      ~Angi

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  2. They all sound very interesting cant wait to read all 3

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    1. Thanks Misty !
      We love our readers !
      ~Angi

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  3. I can't say I have any one particular scene from any particular book or movie because I have quite a few in my brain and none really stick out above any other. Guess I have read too many wonderful books and not seen enough movies to pick just one. And right now I have a headache so I'm not sure this makes any sense.

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    1. Makes perfect sense, Ellen. {{Hugs}} on the headache.
      And I'd have a hard time narrowing it down too.
      ~Angi

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  4. Oh so many great scenes in books and movies... one that stands out for me is in the movie EVER AFTER. The prince is taking a horse from a house and the girl Danielle sees him taking off with the horse. She does not know it is the prince and throws an apple at him. It hits him right in the head and knocks him off the horse. She yells at him calling him a thief and continues to throw apples at him. Finally she realizes who he is and apologizes. etc... that scene always makes me smile...

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    1. I. LOVE. THAT. MOVIE.
      I fell in love with Dougray Scott in that movie. My favorite scene is when the king "grounds" Henry and says he'll take away the kingship by living forever. LOL
      ~Angi

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  5. I think my comment was eaten somehow, sometime.

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  6. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceNovember 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    I love that scene Colleen! There are so many great scenes that it is hard to choose just one. I always enjoy the scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Han & Lea kiss for the first time and C3PO interrupts that great moment. I sigh and giggle each time I see it.

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    1. Love that scene too.
      Although, my favorite is where Han says, "Laugh it up furrball."
      ~Angi

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    2. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceNovember 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      That's a great scene too Angi! This is why it's so hard to choose just one.

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  7. THANKS for stopping by Everybody !

    CONGRATULATIONS TO:
    Mary P who won LENA'S BOOK
    Laura who won ROBIN'S BOOK
    & MISTY who won ANGI'S BOOK

    THANK YOU !!

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  8. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceNovember 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Thank you!

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