Thursday, 19 September 2013

Welcome romantic suspense author, Leslie McKelvey...




ACCIDENTAL AFFAIR
By
Leslie McKelvey

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Jack Vaughn is sure his life is over as he tumbles down the wooded hillside onto the deserted two-lane stretch of asphalt. Years of work ended with a single gunshot. Yet, it’s not over.

A good Samaritan stops to help him, despite the danger he poses to her.

Laine Wheeler knows better than to stop for strangers on the rural Montana highway near her home, but her conscience won’t allow her to leave an injured man behind.

What she doesn’t know is the man is an undercover ATF agent tasked with infiltrating a domestic terrorist group. His cover has been blown and helping him will put her life in danger.

Though there is an instant attraction, Jack knows that beginning a romantic relationship with Laine would be both unfair and unwise. Yet the farther they run, the harder it gets to ignore the feelings that are surging between them.
  
EXCERPT:  

“All my life people have told me I’m a lucky SOB,” he said. “I guess they’re right.”

“About the lucky or the SOB?” she asked. A small smile lifted the corners of his generous mouth, and Laine found her gaze drawn there, almost against her will.

“Both,” he replied with a ghost of a chuckle.

She blinked when his finger traced from her cheekbone to her jaw.

“Every time I get in a situation where I should be a goner,” he began, “I somehow manage to get out of it. It may be by the skin of my teeth, but somehow I manage.”

Laine gulped. His touch was feather light, like an errant spider web brushing her face. “That’s a good quality to have in your line of work, I’d imagine,” she said, her voice hardly more than a breathy whisper. She cleared her throat. “You’ll live longer with a skill set like that.”

“This is one scrape I wouldn’t have gotten out of without you.” He pushed her braid back over her shoulder.

When he rose, Laine felt very small standing next to him. It wasn’t that he was so much taller than she was, it was just him. She had no doubt when he entered a room people turned to look. His presence, his aura, was tangible, as tangible as his physicality. She stared at the cleft in his chin, unable to move her eyes any higher.

Jack put a finger under her chin and tipped her face up. He looked down at her, and there was such warmth in his silver gaze she couldn’t help but smile.

“Your husband was a very lucky man,” he whispered as he lowered his head. “And so am I.”

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Leslie McKelvey has been writing since she learned to write, and her mother still stores boxes of handwritten stories in the attic.  Leslie read her first romance at 12 and was hooked.  When her high school Creative Writing teacher told her she needed to be a novelist, she decided to give it a try.  Finally, at the ripe old age of...forty-something...her debut novel, Accidental Affair, made it into print through Black Velvet Seductions Publishing.  The publisher has also contracted two more manuscripts, which will follow Accidental Affair shortly.

Leslie is a war-veteran who served with the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War, and she was among the first groups of women to work the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.  During her five years tour she was stationed at NAS Miramar and was an F-14 Tomcat mechanic and plane captain.  While in San Diego she spent time on the carriers USS Independence, USS Ranger, USS Lincoln, and the USS Nimitz.  The final two years of her enlistment were spent on Guam and her squadron frequently deployed to Japan and the Middle East.

She learned everything she knows about firearms and tactics from her police officer husband, who is a weapons expert, range master, and firearms instructor for one of the most highly-respected law-enforcement agencies in the world (and one he wishes her NOT to disclose).  He is her biggest supporter and her unpaid consultant on everything law-enforcement and weapons related.  She has three boys who keep her very busy and contribute daily to her growing number of gray hairs.  Her oldest son is a United States Marine and the younger two have vowed to follow in their brother’s footsteps (OOH RAH!).  She spends her off-time (kidding...WHAT off-time?) reading, taking pictures, and sending lead down range (that's shooting, for those who are unfamiliar).  One of her favorite scents is the smell of gunpowder in the morning....

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Leslie will be giving away: 
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  
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21 comments:

  1. Thanks, Rachel,for hosting me today! I look forward to interacting with your visitors today!

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  2. I am totally unfamiliar with shooting. I've never even held a gun.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. It can be scary at first, Mary, but once you've put a couple hundred rounds downrange it's nothing but a thing. It's actually really fun! If you lived close I'd take you out and my hubby would have you shooting like Annie Oakley within an hour!

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  3. I am totally unfamiliar with shooting. I've never even held a gun.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. A gun is just a tool, Mary, like a hammer. Put it on a table and it will never hurt anyone.

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  4. I really think this story sounds awesome. I love a good mystery.

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    1. I hope you give it a read, MomJane! You can read the first two chapters on Amazon if you "Click to Look Inside." Might get you hooked!

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  5. The excerpt was very good, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Rita! Best of luck in the grand prize drawing!

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  6. Best of luck with the release!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate the support, and that you took the time to stop by! Best of luck in the drawing!

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    2. Hey, vitajex, you won a signed cover flat from your comment on the 9/16 stop. I sent you an email but I'm not sure it got through. Check your spam folder, or contact me: lwirtley@sbcglobal.net

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  7. What a lovely excerpt. Very light and sweet...Gentle. I like that. And I assume that it turns very passionate??
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. There are gentle moments, and those that are suspenseful. This particular one doesn't directly lead to passion, but it builds on what eventually happens. It's worth the journey, that's all I can say! ;)

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    2. Good writing is always worth the wait! That's where the fun is.

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    3. Absolutely right, Catherine! The build-up is half the fun!

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  8. Oh Jack how I heart thee!!!!

    And Leslie LOVES shooting guns!!!!!!

    Darn it. If you guys haven't read the book I HIGHLY recommend that you do.

    kvmatlock@gmail.com

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    1. Aw, Kim, Jack hearts you right back! Bear, on the other hand...well, he's ALL MINE. ;) And, yes, I DO love shooting guns. I'm even a trained sniper....

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  9. And today's winner of a signed cover flat is Catherine Lee! Thanks for commenting and congratulations!

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  10. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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