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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Saturday Promo - Joya Fields!

She’s fighting to stay independent—he’s determined to protect her no matter what…

Brooke Richards survived the earthquake that took her parents and most of her leg, but she needs time to regroup. A trip to Florida for a state-of-the-art prosthesis and to visit her best friend Linda seems ideal. But the trip turns traumatic when Brooke witnesses Linda’s boat disintegrating in a fiery explosion.

Police officer Garrett Ciavello believes the blast was intentionally set to hide something Linda found on a dive. When Brooke offers her expertise in underwater archeology, Garrett accepts her help with the investigation. But since his fiancée’s death years ago, Garrett has become overprotective, and as they are drawn to each other, Garrett realizes he will risk anything to keep Brooke safe.

Brooke is fiercely independent. Garrett is fiercely protective. Will they heal each other’s wound and find a killer…before it’s too late?


For the first time since the accident, Brooke forgot about her leg. Forgot about all she’d lost and focused on the way Garrett made her feel.

She knew she needed to stop him. She should find a way to resist the temptation to be with him. But for a few minutes, she could enjoy the taste of him, the feel of him, couldn’t she?

He dropped his hands to her waist and softened the kiss before trailing a line of kisses down her neck. A weak cry slipped from her mouth. “Garrett,” she whispered.

She should stop this now before it got any more intense.

He lifted her chin and forced her to meet his brown eyes, smoky with desire. Heat spiraled to her middle and she caught a whiff of his sawdust scent.

“I…I can walk you back to your own room before I head to mine.” His voice broke as he whispered.

She swallowed hard. She couldn’t do this right now with him. Too many obstacles stood in their way. But as she looked in his somber eyes, she realized none of those complications were bigger than her need for Garrett.

“Let’s go to your room,” she said, her voice shaking. She moved her hands inside his shirt and ran them over his tight abs and chest. Heat soared through her body at the feel of him. “Together…”

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring BENEATH THE SURFACE today, Rachel. What a fun blog! :)

  2. Sounds like an amazing book, Joya! Can't wait to read it :-))Have a groovy weekend!!

  3. Wowza! Loved the smoking hot excerpt! Good luck with the book my friend :)

  4. @Jan Hope you have a groovy weekend, too. Thanks very much for stopping by on this busy weekend! :)

    @Rashda LOL about the *smoking hot* excerpt. Glad you think so. Thanks for the luck and thanks very much for stopping by to comment. :)

  5. Hi Joya, Loved the excerpt. I've loaded Beneath The Surface on my Kindle. I can't wait to read it, though unfortunately, it might be a few weeks. (darn!) I work in accounting and tax season is ramping up. Hope you have lots of sales. :o)

  6. Katherine,
    So glad you liked the excerpt and loaded Beneath the Surface on your Kindle. Ohhhh...I feel your pain about tax season. My sister is an accountant and I barely see her from Feb-April 15th. Thanks for the good wishes for sales, and for stopping by today. Hope the tax season flies by for you. :)