Saturday, January 19, 2013

Guest Post: Forever Hers

Title: Forever Hers
Series: The Fitzgerald Family, #5
Author: E.B. Walters

Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Release Date: October 8, 2012
Pages: 288
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She wants her past hidden...

Amy Kincaid is running from her controlling ex-husband, who will stop at nothing to find her. With a new identity and a new job as a housekeeper, she just wants to be left alone to raise her daughter. Then Eddie Fitzgerald rolls into town and turns her world upside down.

He’s in the business of exposing the truth...

Eddie Fitzgerald, L.A.P.D.'s finest, lives for his job and nothing else, until he decides to take a break at the family summer home and is held at gunpoint by the most annoying, sassiest woman to ever cross his path. But something is off about Amy, and the more he learns about her, the more he’s convinced she’s a fugitive.

When her past catches up to her, Amy has no choice but to trust Eddie. Unfortunately, Eddie has demons of his own, and struggles with the decision to protect her or uphold the law.

The truth takes them down a deadly path, and only love can save them.

He had an unforgettable face. Sharp cheekbones, square jaws and piercing gray eyes that didn’t say much. His dark wavy hair was cut short, but not too short. Unruly strands rebelled and curled across his brow and at his nape. His skin was bronze, like he spent time outdoors. The turned down waistband indicated no tan lines either. A nudist? Interesting.

“About last night,” she said casually, noticing he hadn’t touched his coffee. “I don’t usually pull a gun on unsuspecting people, and I make a really mean cup of coffee.” She slid the steaming cup closer. “Go on, try it.” She’d hoped for a smile, but got a frown instead. Mr. Fitzgerald was obviously not a morning person. How long was he planning on staying? Baron and Kara Fitzgerald tended to visit for a few days to a week before heading back to L.A.

“Excuse me for asking a dumb question, but who is Raelynn?” Eddie asked.

“My daughter.”

He looked around, his gaze zeroing on the toys piled by the door leading to the patio before coming back to her. “How old is she?”

“Almost five going on thirty. Her birthday is in two weeks.”

“Where is she?”

“Still asleep, but she’ll be up any minute. Why do you ask?” “I’d like us to have an adult discussion without a child clouding anyone’s judgment.”

He was going to say he didn’t need a housekeeper again. She just knew it. “Okay, but FYI, I have an iron-clad contract, so if you are thinking of kicking us out, I will sue you from here to kingdom come and win,” she said with a confidence she didn’t feel.

Eddie scowled. “Why would I kick you out?”

“Because you said you didn’t need me last night and that I should take a hike.”

“I never said that.”

“That’s what I heard.” She picked up her coffee mug with an unsteady hand and sipped, her gaze not shifting from his. “Why don’t we talk outside? You go put on a shirt or something while I dish up your breakfast.”

Eddie stared down at his bare chest as though realizing for the first time he was shirtless. A sheepish expression softened his features and heat coiled in Amy’s stomach, surprising her. It shot up a notch when he turned, giving her a view of his back. Powerful broad shoulders. Narrow hips. Killer ass. The man had a beautiful body.

Just before he disappeared into the hallway leading to the master bedroom, Eddie turned and caught her in the act. Without slowing down, he raised the mug to his lips and sipped, heat flashing in his eyes.

Guest Post

Good morning and thank you for inviting me to make a stop by your site on the blog tour for FOREVER HERS, book 5 of the FITZGERALD FAMILY series.

Trend: I bet you’ve heard this word in publishing business. Watch the trend in publishing…what’s popular…what readers are reading.
If you listened to the buzz on what’s popular or what’s not, you’ll never publish a book.  One minute vampires are in, the next angels and demons. Chick lit and romantic suspense are out and erotic romance is in. Contemporary romance is out and paranormal in.
My response: Write from your heart and give readers one hell of a story with well-developed characters and a believable plot.
Brand: If you listen to your agent or publicist, you’ll hear a lot about brand. Your brand is you… your voice, your style, the texture and the phrasing of your words, your genre. When a reader picks up a book by Stephen King or J.R. Ward, she knows exactly what she’s getting. What happens if you switch genres? Does it mean readers used to reading your, say, paranormal romance, won’t be interested in reading your contemporary romance or your erotic romance?  
My response: I don’t think so. Once again, I say write from your heart and give readers a ride of their live as they live vicariously through your heroine.
Fan base:  Ha, another popular expression in the publishing business you hear a lot. Readers are loyal, that’s why we talk about building your fan base. If you write it and they love your stories, they will read it. Because of self-publishing and e-publishing, authors can cross genres now, write whatever they like and market it to their readers.
I write contemporary romance because I enjoy writing about realistic situations. I like getting in the head of women any one of us can identify with and the men who courts them. It doesn’t matter whether he is a millionaire she meets by chance at a club, the boy next door, her boss, the local detective, my books are about real couple overcoming real problems to find love.
That’s not to say I will never write paranormal romance. I’m presently plotting an adult series with witches, half-angels, vampires and shifters. Am I worried that readers won’t join me and read this series? No. As long as I write from my heart and give them the same well-developed characters with flaws, the intense, steamy love scenes, believable plots just as I did with my contemporary romances, they’ll be happy. In the meantime, I’m writing about the Fitzgeralds and loving it.
             What do you think?

About the Author:
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She finished her PhD in chemistry, married the love of her life, and decided to be a stay-at-home mother. She now lives in a picturesque valley in Utah with her husband, five children and two American short-hair cats. When she is not writing, you can find her doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
Ednah writes adult romance under the pseudonym E. B. Walters. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Book 2, MINE UNTIL DAWN, was released in July 2011. KISS ME CRAZY, book 3 in the series followed three months later. Book 4, DANGEROUS LOVE was released end of January 2012. FOREVER HERS was released October 15th. Ednah is presently working on the next book, Lex’s story.
When she is not writing adult romance, Ednah writes YA fantasy books. Her YA fantasy series, The Guardian Legacy, is book about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012. Book 3, HUNTED, which will be released April 2013. She’s working on book 4, FORGOTTEN.


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