Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NBTM + #Giveaway: Flawless Danger by Rachel Woods @GoddessFish


Flawless Danger
by Rachel Woods
GENRE: Romance Suspense


BLURB:


Trying to rectify the mistake that unleashed his dark past, Sione runs to the rescue of a beautiful woman staying at his resort, saving her from a brutal attack … The sly beauty who doesn’t want a hero is no damsel in distress, considering the suspicious circumstances she seems involved in. He should stay away from the beautiful liar, but something about her makes him want to forget his doubts and do anything—even if it means relying on his violent instincts—for a chance to be with her.

Excerpt:

“Ms. Edwards.”

Spencer froze, still bent at the waist, staring at the floor, trying to ignore the prickly heat rising up her neck and the sound of Sione’s voice, which gave her a warm shiver.

Standing, struggling to cover herself with the sarong, Spencer took a step back as Sione walked into the dressing room, filling it with his size and strength, crowding her, and a sudden attack of claustrophobia battled with a warm sensation starting deep below her navel and snaking southward toward the center of her thighs.

“Where is the sales lady?”

“I think she’s helping another customer,” he said.

“Another customer,” Spencer mumbled, still trying to cover herself with the swatch of pink fabric. “That figures.”

“You need a different size or something?”

“I don’t know how to tie this thing.” Spencer shook her head. “I’ve tried and tried.”

“Let me help you,” Sione said.

“No, no,” She said. “You don’t have to do that, just … I think you should leave.”

Smiling, Sione grabbed the sarong from her.

A strange sound erupted from her, something between a squeal and a shriek, as she stood there in her lace bra and matching panties.

“It’s actually very easy.” He moved behind her.

Flabbergasted by his blatant audacity, she shook her head.

Sione maneuvered Spencer’s arms and then wrapped the sarong around her. Shell-shocked, she stood stiff as a board as he worked with the sarong, twisting the ends, bringing them up and behind her neck, and tying them together.

“Okay, there you go.” He turned her toward the mirror.

“Hmm,” Spencer mumbled, turning to the side, admiring his handiwork, vaguely wondering how he did it and how he knew how to do it.

“You really know how to put one of these things on.”

“I know how to take one off, too.”

Author Interview:

What inspired you to write Flawless Danger?


The concept of a woman who drugs men to steal from them is based on real-life stories of women who have done just that. The idea was sparked by an article I read about a young, beautiful woman in Washington, D.C. who met a man in a bar and took him to her hotel for a nightcap, which she drugged. When the man woke up the next morning, his $50,000 Rolex watch was gone. I was intrigued by the life that woman may have led, what caused her to do those crimes and what would happen if she made a mistake when trying to commit the crime. This was the catalyst for the creation of Spencer Edwards and the telling of her story in Flawless Danger.


When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of time with my paternal grandmother. Often, she would make me breakfast, and as I sat at the table, I would chatter on, telling her all these elaborate stories about our family members and neighbors, some true, and others embellished and/or exaggerated. And my grandmother would listen patiently and then she’d usually smile and tell me, “You tell so many stories, you could fill a book!” I was five years old at the time and I hadn’t written anything, but I really believe that’s when I became a writer.


What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

I remember reading in kindergarten, at age five.


What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

Mystery, romantic suspense, literary classics, chick-lit, contemporary fiction, thrillers … I guess you could say just about any genre appeals to me when I’m considering my next read.


What is your favorite book?

My all time favorite book is “Gypsy From Nowhere”. It has a simple plot, but very deep and important themes about recovering from loss and never giving up in the face of adversity and overcoming challenges than seem insurmountable. Whenever I feel depressed or sorry for myself, I can open that book and the first chapter always lifts my mood!


You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

This will sound odd, but I’d have to say, Noah Webster. Why? Because I really love reading the dictionary. I’m crazy about discovering new words!


If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

Actually, I’d like to go back to this one moment in the early 2000’s where I believe I had the winning numbers to the Texas lottery, but I didn’t play them!


When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

The writing part comes fairly easily. Once I start with one sentence, which is my small goal whenever I sit down to my computer to write, that usually starts the flow and the next thing I know, I’ve written 12 pages. The difficult thing is finding the time to write since I still have a day job. I try to keep to a schedule of writing on weeknights after work and taking the weekend off.


Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

No pets, but I have been known to temporarily adopt stray cats in the past.


What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

I must have cake. As Julia Stiles told Freddie Prinze, Jr. in the movie Down to You, “Cake is my world.”

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?



I would tell an aspiring write to be grateful and thankful for the gift of being able to write and, most importantly, to never stop writing and never give up dreams of being published.


AUTHOR BIO:

As a pre-teen, a young Rachel  quickly tired of the Sweet Valley High Series and moved on to work by Sidney Sheldon, Jackie Collins and Dominick Dunne, which was just the spark necessary to fuel her love of writing. Her first stories were written on a Brother typewriter during long summer days in Texas, where she always had an extra typewriter ribbon and correction tape handy.

Rachel later studied journalism and graduated from the University of Houston where she published articles in the Daily Cougar. She is a freelance writer and blogger with a penchant for melodrama and a frequent traveler to beach locales. Many of her stories take place on the islands, which she has visited around the world.

Rachel writes complex, multicultural stories centered on strong women in jeopardy, fighting for love and their own lives. When not writing, this read-a-holic can be found listening to audiobooks, reading the Book of Jeremiah, or scouring soap opera blogs. Rachel resides in Houston with her three sock monkeys.

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Giveaway:

Autographed print copy of Flawless Danger
 



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4 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Rachel Woods said...

Thank you for hosting me!!

Ria M said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

James Robert said...

Hope your Saturday is terrific and fun! Thanks for all you do and for bringing us such great giveaways.

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