Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hot and Deadly blog Hop!

Hot and Deadly Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hot and Deadly blog hop! The grand prize is a $53 giftcard! My prize is a $5 Amazon giftcard.  Leave a comment with your email to qualify!
In my book, Mississippi Blues, Jace Hill has been wrongfully accused and convicted of murder…


Five years ago Trey Bouche found his best friend - with blood on his hands - standing over a body. Although Trey wanted to believe in his friend’s innocence, he was forced to testify in court, and Jace was sent to prison for life. Trey returns determined to prove he was right. Even if it means losing the woman he still loves.
Summer Hill cannot forgive Trey, or his father, the chief of police, for the wrongs she feels they did to her family. When her brother escapes from Angola, Summer vows to keep her brother safe, no matter the cost. Falling back in love with Trey again isn’t an option.
Now, five years later, the past begins to unravel. Reluctantly thrown together, Summer and Trey follow a twisted path that lead them to the truth - Jace didn’t kill anyone and an entire town’s ugly secret is unveiled. But more importantly, can Trey and Summer rediscover the love they lost?
             Something tangible sizzled in the air, an undercurrent of high tension.
            Jace Hill shot a glance around. All the other cons seemed normal, so he pinched his lips together. The last thing he needed was to draw any attention to himself. Angola guards were quick to use their clubs first and slow to ask questions later. Most were overly eager to put anyone in the hole who looked at them the wrong way.
            Jace figured out a long time ago it was safest to keep his head down and his mouth shut. After five years behind the prison’s unforgiving walls, he’d learned the art of living an invisible life. Like a ghost, he moved about praying no one saw him. Keeping low was how he’d survived so far and how he planned to keep on surviving. To the guards, the cons, anyone on the inside, he had no name, no identity beyond the number stenciled across the back of his orange jumpsuit–20010.
               Someone yelled, and the driver tromped on the gas shooting the bus forward. Whether from its unusual speed, or the deep ruts, the vehicle whipped from side to side. One tire dropped into the shallow ditch lining the road, tipping the bus still rolling on two wheels. Shackled to a steel pole, Jace’s arms screamed a protest when the movement jerked him sideways. His limbs stretched so hard he feared them being pulled out of their sockets. The floor seemed as if it were going to fall from under his feet. Shouts and curses filled the air. 
            For a moment, it felt as if the bus would right itself. But instead, it flipped, sliding down an incline. The chains anchoring Jace to the pole broke in half, and he flew like a basketball. Someone’s fist or foot hit him in the face, his ribs slammed into solid metal. He grabbed for something solid, but caught only air. The squeals of tearing tin sounded like a dying animal. Or maybe he only heard his own cries mingling with the others.
            His head crashed into the ceiling and the world went black.
            Gradually the world came back into focus. Jace’s left cheek rested against cool Louisiana dirt, and he tasted blood, dirt, and gasoline. When he gingerly touched the back of his skull, his fingers came away clean. By some miracle, he didn’t have a bashed-in brain. His head hurt worse than the time a guard hit him with a shovel for mouthing off about the shitty food.   
            One at a time, he tested his fingers, arms, and legs.
            All worked, though he hurt like hell.
            He pushed up to a sitting position. His wrists and ankles still wore iron bands, but the force of the wreck had broken the chains. He turned his aching head and saw the other men laying in bloody tangles of flesh and clothing. Snake Wilson lay a few feet away, his sightless eyes staring at the blue sky. Lucky bastard. Jace wished they could trade places.
            The driver hung half in and half out of the shattered front window. Easing his pounding head the other way, Jace looked for the two guards. One lay sprawled in a twisted heap a few feet away, but there was no sign of the other man. Maybe he’d been squashed under the bus. Jace couldn’t muster up any sympathy for him.  
            Completing his perusal of the area, Jace saw something that made his pulse jump. The wreck sheared the razor sharp fence surrounding the perimeter of Angola.
            A chance to escape.


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  1. I am reading Eternal Lover right now and love Rhage. These books are awesome so far!!!
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  2. Fantastic excerpt, so exciting! I got chills just reading it. Wow...

  3. Loving the sound of this book D'Ann, and thanks for a great giveaway !!! Congrats on all your success :)

  4. Oh the story sounds twisty and suspenseful and I adore the name Jace.


  5. I'm prejudiced because my grandson is a Jace. That out of the way, this is a riveting excerpt! Kudos!

  6. The entire town is in on it?! I'm sitting here with one eyebrow raised, like, "Ooh, wonder what happened."


  7. J'accuse! Non n'est pas moi. Je suis innocent.

    Liza's massacre of the French Language for no reason at all. Mississipi Blues sounds really great. Love the cover.

  8. LOVED this book, D'Ann! Such a fast, suspensey read - congrats on the release!!

  9. What a great cover. I can't wait to read it!


  10. I agree with Melissa: great cover for a romantic suspense novel set in the South. Definitely fast-paced and exciting.

  11. Fantastic cover, loved the excerpt! Must read! Will visit other sites asap--looks like fun! Leslie (because half the time, WP decides I'm 'anonymous!'

  12. Gorgeous cover for a fabulous book!! RS is my favorite genre to read and write!! Can't wait to read this one!

    jennyrlowery at yahoo dot com

  13. Love the cover, it says it all!!

    kwhist at yahoo dot com

  14. Hi, D'Ann. So glad to see this story of your heart with such a delicious cover!

  15. Looks very intriguing!


  16. Wonderful excerpt. Now my TBR list keeps growing ;)

  17. This sound like a page turner! I love secrets!

  18. Love the cover!!! Awesome excerpt! Can't wait to read the rest!

  19. Read it. Loved it! Two romances and a great mystery.

  20. Great excerpt. Sounds intriguing :)


  21. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  23. My favorite hot and deadly hero is Bones from the Night Huntress series! He is amazing, I love him!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. I just finished Don't Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee and it was great. I rarely read paranormal or vampire romances, but this one was very good - I couldn't put it down.

  25. My favorite hero is Acheron. He is amazing
    Debby236 at gmail dot com

  26. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. The excerpt was wonderful. I would like to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. I love Charles from the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

  29. Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  30. Great excerpt, D'Ann!

    I so can't wait to read this book.

  31. liked the excerpt thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  32. What an intriguing book! Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  33. Love the excerpt and cover thank you for the chance to win.Have a fantastic weekend

  34. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  35. Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway! Mississippi Blues sounds really good. The excerpt was wonderful. I have added this to my wish list. The excerpt was so good I need to know what happens to Jace now! Where will he go? What will he do? Oh the suspense! I love it and can't wait to know more! Thank you!!

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

    Shelly H

  36. FABulous excerpt, D'Ann, thanks for sharing it!!! Good luck with the book!

  37. This sounds great! Wonderful excerpt! Thank you!

  38. Thank you, everyone, for all your great comments!
    My winner is naralee94(at)hotmail(dot)com!