Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Welcome fabulous romance author, Paty Jager...



Secrets of an Aztec Temple
by Paty Jager

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BLURB:

Revenge is not always sweet…

Isabella Mumphrey can’t leave a puzzle alone. This time she attempts to use her anthropology knowledge to uncover who is stealing priceless artifacts from an Aztec Temple in Mexico City. The discovery will certainly prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency. 

Tino Costantine is in Mexico City, too. He has infiltrated a drug lord’s organization to find enough evidence to not only prove the man’s illegal activities, but to bring him down for numerous deaths. Namely those of Tino’s family.

But when the love of his life, Isabella, strolls into his enemy’s home, Tino’s challenged by the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.
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EXCERPT: 

 Excerpt Two

“No, they are recent acquisitions.” His softly spoken words drew Isabella’s attention from the stone to the man. “You are a remarkable young woman that you could pick out this stone from all the others in the room and know it is something exceptional.” He again studied her, making her uncomfortable, much as she had all through school when teachers realized her intelligence was beyond their knowledge and the other students considered her a freak.
He tapped an index finger against his lips and continued studying her, making her even more nervous. “You have a gift. One I wish to use.” He turned her from the stone and started back across the room.
That’s when she noticed Cezar standing inside the door. When he’d escorted her to Garza’s home he’d said little but sent her leering smiles when he’d caught her studying him. He was a few inches taller and broader than Tino with the same Latino facial features. Only where Tino was smooth skinned with classic contours to his face and dark smoldering eyes, Cezar had a pockmarked face, scar below one ear, and dark angry eyes.
“Cezar, tell Anarosa to prepare refreshments for myself and my guest.” Garza placed a hand on Isabella’s back, ushering her out of the room, back into the atrium, and around the staircase to what appeared to be a library.
Profesora Isabella, I have a proposition for you.” Señor Graza closed the library door locking them in and turned toward her. The glint of greed in his eyes gave Isabella her first glimpse of the man Tino sought to bring down.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award winning author Paty Jager is a member of national and local writing organizations. She not only writes the western lifestyle she lives it. With thirteen books and a short story published, she is venturing into the new world of self-publishing ebooks.  Her contemporary Western, Perfectly Good Nanny won the 2008 Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance, Spirit of the Mountain, a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest, and Spirit of the Lake was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

You can learn more about Paty:



And, on twitter:  @patyjag

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Paty will be awarding a $5 Amazon egift card at each blog for every twenty people who leave a comment and a $25 Amazon card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
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Comments?? 

45 comments:

  1. A great excerpt. What an exciting story.

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    1. Hello MomJane, I'm glad you liked the excerpt. Thank you for stopping in an commenting!

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  2. Hi Rachel! Thank you for hosting me on my tour!

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  3. Great excerpt, Graza doesn't seem very friendly.

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Hi Emiliana, He's a drug lord so he has reasons to be a bit unfriendly. Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Love the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Ingeborg! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. With twelve stops you'll get a pretty good idea about the book. ;) Thank you for commenting!

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  5. Nice excerpt!

    lennascloud AT gmail DOTcom

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    1. Thank you, Lena. Glad you stopped in!

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  6. Sounds great! How do you come up with the names for your characters?

    galaschick78(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Gala, Sometimes the name comes to me before the character fully emerges and sometimes as with the case of Tino, I search name databases for the nationality I've given my character. As for Isabella, I pictured her in my mind and the name just popped out! Thanks for asking!

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  7. Did you visit Mexico City or the ruins?

    lyra.lucky7 At gmail dot com

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    1. Lyra, No, I didn't get to visit in person. My husband didn't think it was a good idea for me to be down there considering all the drug problems that are going on. I used accounts by other who had been there, youtube videos, and the sites of the temple and museum. I wanted to go and used every power of persuasion I had but in the end my husband's comment that he wanted me safe, made me stay.

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  8. Did you always want to be a writer Paty?

    hopefull1978 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Hope. I've always been an avid reader and enjoyed writing stories for my own pleasure and to share with friends and family. It wasn't until I was an adult, remembering some of the responses I'd received to my writing, that I took it upon myself to learn more about the craft and start writing to be published.

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  9. Hi Paty,
    I would love to visit the places you describe in your book, but that will have to wait, after the situation there will become more stable.
    Is the beauty in the your photo yours?

    anzuazura(At)yahoo(Dot)de

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    1. Hi Lana. Good choice. Are you talking about the horse? Yes, he is a beauty. ;) Yes, the photo is of me and my horse, Bud. Who just had his hooves trimmed so he is a happy horse.

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  10. SECRETS OF AN AZTEC TEMPLE is going to be an exciting read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  11. Thanks Mary. It was exciting to write so I hope it also translates into being an exciting read.

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  12. It looks like an interesting read!

    moonsurfer123(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  13. Who would you like to play your hero and heroine, should your book be picked for a movie?


    elaynelost(at)yahoo(dot)de

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    1. Hello Ellie! Wow I am really poor at knowing actors and actresses. I don't watch a lot of the new movies. But I'm think Ann Hathaway as the heroine and I don't know of any Latino leading men. Do you? I'm thinking someone like a young Antonio Banderas. I listened to his voice on movies to get the feel for Tino's speech.

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  14. This offer from Graza sounds like one, it would be difficult to decline!

    fehureads[at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Fehu, It is difficult to decline. Thank you for stopping in and commenting!

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  15. Looks like an exciting read.

    jibriel.o at web dot de

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    1. Hi Jibriel! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

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  16. I liked the excerpt, I'm curious how Tony will cope with his role and protecting his lover.

    anzumerlin mail dot ru

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    1. Anzu, I'm glad the excerpt has you wondering.

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  17. I'm going back to read all the nice excerpts and get a feeling for this book, I have to say I like what I've read so far!


    freetofall00 at gmail dot com

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  18. Hi Lydia, Thank you! I'm glad you are enjoying what you've read so far.

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  19. Looks interesting, I'm going to look it up on Goodreads.

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    1. Aurenenfae, this book is new. I hope you can find it on Goodreads. I'll have the first book of this series, SECRETS OF A MAYAN MOON, available in print in a couple weeks. Thank you for stopping in!

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  20. Interesting excerpt!

    shadowrunner1987 AT gmail Dot com

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  21. I like a good adventure story!

    romance19reader at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Romance19reader! I like readers who like adventure stories. :)

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  22. New book to me, but I love the Aztec temple on the cover.

    emmasreadings(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Emma, Thanks! My daughter did a great job designing the covers for this series.

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  23. I like a strong heroine!

    anas-karina@ mail.ru

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  24. The winner of a $5 egift card is...Ingeborg. I'll be contacting you.

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  25. Thanks for the excerpts and blurb! THis book sounds exciting!!!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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