October 7, 2014

Guest Promo (LX)

Let's give a warm welcome to fellow author Margaret Tanner  who shares with us her novel:

HAUNTED HEARTS
Haunted by the death of her soldier husband in Afghanistan and the malice of her in-laws, Abby Palmer is on the run with her baby. She doesn’t believe in happily ever-afters.

Ethan Alexander’s fiancée defrauded him out of millions then dumped him. He is in no mood to be kind to anyone.

He meets up with Abby and against his better judgement helps her.

Will the cynical tycoon and the young war widow let their wounded hearts stand in the way of future happiness?

EXCERPT:
Guilt and fear kept Abby awake that night. Was Bob a deviate, or was he snooping around in her drawer to see what he could find? What would happen if the Palmers found out what she planned? Would they report her to the police for theft? How they would love to do that. It would be a way to get rid of her. Having her declared a thief, would strengthen their claim to Rosie. Her mouth went dry and she had trouble swallowing. What if the airline sold her ticket to someone else?

Her tension must have transmitted itself to Rosie because she woke up twice to be fed and in the end, out of sheer desperation, Abby took her into bed with her. As she patted the baby’s soft, warm cheek, she tried not to dwell on what would become of them once they made it to Australia.

Get out of England first, she scolded herself. Worry about Australia when you get there. Nothing that happened to you in Australia could be as bad as living here with a deviate like Bob prowling around.

The Palmers were desperate to get Rosie, yet they didn’t show her any real affection, such was the type of people they were. Wanted everyone to think they were doting grandparents, but were they? Did they want Rosie because she was a sweet baby, or was it because she was all they had left of Robbie? And what about Bob going through her panty drawer? What if he turned his twisted fetish on to Rosie? She couldn’t take the risk. They had to get out and fast.


MARGARET TANNER BIO
Margaret Tanner is a multi-published Australian author. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides herself on being historically accurate. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty, or cemetery too overgrown. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia.


As part of her research she has visited the World War 1 battlefields in France and Belgium, a truly poignant experience.


She won the 2007 and 2009 Author of the Year at AussieAuthors.com. A Rose In-No-Man’s Land won an un-published manuscript award. Her novel Frontier Wife won the Best Historical Romance Novel at the 2010 Readers Favorite Award, and another novel, Wild Oats was a 2011 Finalist in the EPIC awards.


In 2012, an unpublished manuscript was short listed in English publisher, ChocLit’s, Find an Australian Star, competition.


Margaret is married with three grown up sons, and two gorgeous little granddaughters.
Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion.



Publishers: Books We Love, The Wild Rose Press.
 

15 comments:

  1. Hi, Margaret. Very nice to meet you. A most interesting excerpt. Wishing you much success with Haunted Hearts (love that title!).

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    1. Thanks for passing by, Mae! Yes, Margaret's book has an inspired title,

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    2. Hi Mae,
      Thanks for dropping by, much appreciated.

      Regards

      Margaret

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  2. Hi Carmen,
    Thank you for inviting me to your blog.

    Regards

    Margaret

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  3. Hi Margaret and Carmen. Great post as always. I adore this book. Perfect mix of Love, Romance and Angst. Highly recommend it.

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  4. Hi Margaret, Great post...and best wishes for Haunted Hearts. Like all your other books, it sounds like a great read.

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for dropping by.

      Regards

      Margaret

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  5. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for dropping by. This is one of my own favourites I must say, and the only contemporary romance I have written.

    Regards
    Margaret

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  6. Have read your books and enjoy them. Really liked this one

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  7. Margaret, I enjoyed reading this lovely post. Your book will soon join my TBR pile.

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    1. Hi Sydell,
      Thanks for stopping by, much appreciated..

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  8. Hi Margaret, Nice post. Your book sounds like one we need to have in our TBR stack. Your excerpt of Haunted Hearts makes us want to read more.

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  9. Hi Tia Dani,
    Thanks for dropping by, I am glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

    Regards

    Margaret

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  10. Love the premise of the cynical tycoon-- congrats! Have adored Australian authors since back around 1980 with vintage romance author Dorothy Cork. Your book sounds wonderful. http://flossiebentonrogers.com

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