Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday's Children Blog Hop: See? I Really Have Been Working...

"Hadn't she always known it would be like this?  That first night in the alley, she'd dismissed whatever it was that sparked between them.  She should have known better.  Should have known no one could control a blaze this strong.  The only thing to do was let it burn until there was nothing left to feed it." What The Body Needs, Laura Oliva

"I do not need a bodyguard." -What The Body Needs, Laura Oliva

It's almost embarrassing how long it's been since my last blog post.

Almost, but not quite. Because finally, after much ado, it's almost time for the launch of my next novel! September 1st, guys. It just keeps getting closer.

Things are still pretty crazy, but I thought I'd share what is going to be the backcover copy for my book, titled What The Body Needs. Just to prove that, yes, I have actually been working...

Jak O'Mara is a survivor.

She's survived in her father's construction company.  She's survived in the boxing ring.  And she survived the brutal attack that left her permanently scarred.

For the last five years, she's tried to convince everyone -including herself- she's no victim.  But with the apparent return of her unknown assailant, the life she's rebuilt crumbles overnight.

Ex-cop Marcus Cutter has his own scars, they just don't show.  Following the violent death of his younger sister, he fled his old life in disgrace.  After almost six years, "rock-bottom" feels a lot like home.

As Jak's new bodyguard, Marcus is forced to return to the city -and the memories- he's tried to forget.  All he wants is to do his job, but Jak isn't what he expects.  When he's with her, he finally feels something besides pain.

When the danger escalates, Jak decides it's time to take matters into her own hands and find who's after her, no matter the cost.  Marcus knows he has to protect the woman who's made his life mean something again.  But how do you protect someone who's convinced they have nothing left to lose?

September 1st can't get here fast enough!

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  1. Good luck with getting ready for the launch! I'm sure you have a ton to do.

  2. Margit: Yeah, it's some madness, that's for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Sounds like a book that packs some heat (sorry, couldn't resist), and tension. Good luck with the launch! Glad to have you back at TC before we close up shop.

  4. Good luck with your upcoming release day! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  5. What a great blurb -- and cover! Keep us posted on the launch.

  6. Great blurb! Such exciting times for you. Best of luck with the launch!

  7. Rhiann: punsters welcome :-) No more TC? Aw, man...

  8. EM: thanks for stopping by, back!

  9. Vicki: Thanks for the love! Sadly, that is NOT my cover- just the perfect picture I found to hold the spot while my designer works his voodoo :-)

  10. Debbie: Thank you! I'm really excited, too!

  11. Congrats and good luck on your launch!

  12. Sounds like a fantastic story! I'll have to check it out once the first rolls around. LOL. The last time I blogged was awhile ago too. Life's been so full.

  13. This sounds like a great story, can't wait to read it! : )

  14. Omigosh! Your second book already? You rock so hard. Good luck with the launch!


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