Thursday, April 25, 2013

Angi Morgan's Latest

"Littered with double-crosses and violent twists … Morgan tightens the coil until it springs forward in an explosive finale." 

Harlequin Intrigue, May

“Your wife is a dead woman.” Jorje Serna, as he left the courtroom a free man, pointed directly at Cord McCrea.

The evil words closed Cord’s throat in a moment of fear. Just a moment that pierced him as fast as the bullet that had broken his back. The ache around the scar was real enough. He recognized it. Fought it. Shoved it aside.

Free on a technicality after three years in prison. Short years for the crimes Serna had committed. Incredibly long years as Cord’s life as a husband and Texas Ranger unraveled.

“He’s serious, you know.” The lead prosecutor, Paul Maddox, tapped Cord’s shoulder with one hand, and dialed his cell in the other. “You and Kate should take extra precautions.

“Get her protection. The local sheriff can get to the ranch faster.” Cord pulled his phone from his uniform pocket. “We may already be too late.”
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi is a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.
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CHAT WITH ME TODAY:  Do you like the opening line? You'll never guess what my copy editor wanted to change it to...


Lara said...

It's a great opening line! How did they want to change it?

Angi Morgan said...

Good morning Lara !!
I'll let a few more people comment (fingers crossed) before I share. Wanna take a guess?

Gjillian said...

Congrats on your new releases, Angie! ;) Jillian

Angi Morgan said...

Thanks Gal !!

Clover Autrey said...

That's a great first line, really starts with an impact.

bn100 said...

Nice opening line. Was the change the removal of the words "a" and "woman"?

Angi Morgan said...

Thanks Clover?

Care to guess how he changed it?

Angi Morgan said...

GOOD GUESS BN, but nope. It was a bit more drastic than that. :-)


Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance said...

I love the first line. Was it originally a threat against him instead of the wife??

Angi Morgan said...

Hi Laura... I changed the edit back to the original (this is the original). The entire book grew off that line and I just couldn't part with it. hehehe

Nope...the copy editor changed it to something with no punch at all.

Donnell Ann Bell said...

Morgan tightens the coil until it springs forward in an explosive finale." What a review, Angi. You go girl. Love the excerpt and can't wait to see the trailer!

Angi Morgan said...

Thanks Donnell !!
I loved this review.

Angi Morgan said...

This is the copy editor's version:
As he left the courtroom a free man, Jorje Serna pointed directly at Cord McCrea. "Your wife is a dead woman."

It might be the grammatically correct way to communicate, but definitely has no punch (imho). I was glad that my EDITOR agreed with me and kept the original version:
“Your wife is a dead woman.” Jorje Serna, as he left the courtroom a free man, pointed directly at Cord McCrea.


Angi Morgan said...

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