Monday, November 18, 2013

OUR FAVORITE SCENES

PERINI ~ DIAZ ~ MORGAN

IT'S A CASE OF TAKEN IDENTITY IN LENA DIAZ'S UNDERCOVER TWIN!

DEA agent Nick Morgan had no choice but to break up with the love of his life, Heather Bannon. He knew that if he was seen anywhere near the gorgeous P.I., he could kiss his career goodbye. But when Heather's twin is abducted, Nick reconsiders his priorities.

As Nick leads Heather on a dangerous undercover mission to rescue her sister and topple an elusive drug lord, he knows he was wrong to end their relationship. Working side by side, Nick realizes his love for her is as strong as ever, and he'll risk his life to prove it. Having Heather pose as her twin—down to her tattoos—could be genius…or a fatal mistake.

“A fine plot line and lots of action.” ~Romantic Times

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IN ROBIN PERINI'S THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY, TWO THINGS HAVE BEEN STOLEN FROM RAVEN: HER MEMORIES…AND HER BABY

CIA agent Daniel Adams, once a prisoner of war, is a loner out of necessity. But rescuing an amnesiac woman left buried alive bonds them in ways neither can resist. All "Raven" knows is that her baby is in danger. All Daniel can focus on is finding the missing child—and protecting Raven every step of the way.

Her memories are lost and his are scarred from the damages of war. But as they depend on each other for survival in the rugged west Texas mountains, the pieces of their broken pasts start to come together. Now all they have is the risky hope of a future together as they confront the threat that can destroy them both.

“Perini’s tale is a twisted trip into the lives of two scarred souls who are digging into the mind of a psychopath to survive…[It’s]…a suspenseful adventure that will keep readers guessing until the end.” ~Romantic Times, 4-1/2 Stars
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TO THE REST OF THE WORLD, SABRINA WATKINS DOESN'T EXIST. BUT TO THIS COP, SHE IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN ANGI MORGAN'S THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE.

After escaping a killer, playing dead was the only way Sabrina Watkins could get out of Amarillo alive. Now she's living in Dallas, where no one knows her true identity. Until homicide cop Jake Craig shows up. 

A half-frozen pup he finds at a crime scene brings Jake to Sabrina's doorstep. Suddenly, the former Marine is playing hero to a desperate woman on the run. Sworn to clear her name, Jake's already falling for the stunning brunette with the amethyst eyes. Can he keep her safe and turn a rescue mission into a last chance at love?


"Morgan launches the volley from the first pages so readers aren't left wondering whodunit, but they'll have to pay attention to the escalating action to keep up with the characters, who are in trouble from the get-go." ~Romantic Times, 4 STARS
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UNDERCOVER TWIN
Lena Diaz, December Intrigue

One of my favorite scenes in UNDERCOVER TWIN is the heroine's first night in Key West, when Heather goes undercover to try to rescue her sister. Heather is a tough private investigator, but the felon-filled bar in Key West is way out of her league of experience. The patrons sport prison tats, knives, and guns barely concealed beneath their leather jackets. 

The heroine ends up running for her life down a dark, narrow side-street. And who should come to her rescue in his hot, red, Maserati GranTurismo convertible but our hero, Nick. What makes this scene so much fun is that in the midst of flying bullets and crazy race-car driver moves to save the heroine, Nick is having the time of his life, loving every single minute.

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
LENA: Definitely not a scene I pulled from any of my real-life experiences! Well, except for the hot hero in the fast car doing crazy race-car moves. Other than that, it's all fiction!
GLIAS: Um...who was the hot hero?
LENA: My boyfriend (and now husband) in his 1967 Mustang of course! :) I never could resist a guy in a Mustang.
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 THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY
Robin Perini, December Intrigue

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
ROBIN: I didn’t really plan on Trouble, not at the beginning. The Chewbacca-resembled mutt came out of nowhere because my hero, Daniel was so damaged. In Christmas Conspiracy (October 2012), Daniel had been imprisoned on a mission. His captors brutalized him. Daniel survived by sheer guts, but flashbacks and claustrophobia haunted him after his rescue.
So did Trouble.

My favorite scene with the half-Irish-setter-half-Newfoundland is inspired by Search and Rescue dogs and the amazing work they do—with a little bit of Lassie thrown in for good measure. Early on, Trouble is walking ten feet away from Daniel (as close as Trouble ever gets to him). He darts off into the west Texas landscape. Daniel follows and the ‘troublesome’ canine leads Daniel into a crumbling, abandoned mine. Trouble runs in, disappearing into the inky blackness, then finally exits, barking constantly. He tugs on Daniel, trying to pull him into the mine. NOT something Daniel wants to do. AT ALL! Then Trouble brings out a woman’s high-heeled shoe. Daniel has to make a choice. Fight his demons or go back to hitching across a Texas road ala Forrest Gump. Which do you think he chooses?


You can find out what happens in my next Harlequin Intrigue®, The Cradle Conspiracy, Coming out in paperback on November 19 and in e-book on December 1.

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 THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE
Angi Morgan, January Intrigue

GLIAS: Is your favorite scene completely fictional or did you pull it from real life?
ANGI: Wow, just one scene? It's so hard to choose. THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE was inspired by a lot of real things in my life and it was amazing to me how they all came together.  I think my favorite thing isn't a scene...it's the heroine's occupation. She's a pet sitter and it was all my husband's idea. We were discussing the book at dinner on vacation and our dog sitter called. Tim suggested that would be a good occupation for someone trying to hide. And just like that...the book was born.

The opening scene with my hero was inspired by a bike ride. I rode past a secluded area at Whiterock Lake and told Tim that I needed to write a couple of things down about a murder. (Yes, I always ride with a notebook.)

I didn't know how this book was going to end, so Tim and I took a road trip to Amarillo. My friend, Linda Castillo and her husband showed us the cattle feed lots and everything came together. I had my ending. 

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LENA DIAZ writes the popular Romantic suspense "Nursery Rhyme" series for Avon as well as shorter stories for Harlequin Intrigue. Winner of the Daphne du Maurier award, finalist in the Romance Writer's of America's Golden Heart Awards, she stays true to her southern roots by setting most of her stories in the south, especially Florida. Since selling her first book in 2011, Lena has contracted 13 novels.

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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's published work has been 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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ROBIN PERINI is a RITA Finalist, award-winning and national bestselling author, devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes adventure with a love story sure to melt their hearts. Her mission's motto: "When danger and romance collide, no heart is safe." After seven prestigious Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finals, Robin has since sold fourteen novels. 

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ENTER ANGI & ROBIN'S 'THANKS FANS contest': register at Rafflecopter through November 30th for a copy of THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY & THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE. 

Speaking of giveaways…WE EACH HAVE A BOOK TODAY for three Blog Commenters. (1 book for 3 people) LEAVE A BLOG COMMENT to be entered.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SCENE THAT'S JUST UNFORGETABLE?

34 comments:

  1. Having just re-read LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry it is fresh in my mind. So many memorable scenes. The opening scene with the blue pigs at sunrise always makes me smile.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. "Blue pigs at sunrise"
      THAT made me want to read the book. I've seen the movie, but not read the series.

      Thanks, Mary !
      ~Angi

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    2. Love it! Thanks for stopping by, Mary!

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  2. Too many favorite scenes to just pick one. All 3 books sound so good. Can't wait to read them
    yenastone at aol dot com

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  3. You guys are awesome--what a fun blog! I know for a fact that you three are fantastic writers--I love your stories. But I have to admit I haven't had time to read these three yet. Great, now I'm not gonna get anything done while I look into that!! Thanks for sharing--three of my absolute fave RS writers!!!

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    1. THANKS LIZ !
      Don't feel bad, your latest is on my TBR pile too.
      ~Angi

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    2. Sorry so late today! Hi Lizbeth! It's so great being on GLIAS again, especially with the wonderfully talented Angi Morgan and Robin Perini. (cyber wave)

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    3. Hi Lizbeth! YAY! so nice to see you here! Super excited!

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  4. Can't think of one right off! Thanks for the great giveaway.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  5. All sound like terrific books!

    Well... It'll have to be Gone with the Wind. It's not my favorite scene but it's a classic. The scene where Rhett says... Frankly, my dear, I don't give damn.

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    1. Definitely a classic, May! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing.

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    2. Definitely a classic, May !!
      ~Angi

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  6. Too many, can't pick just one!! Love your books!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  7. My favorite scene is not in one specific book, but in several books....it's that moment when the hero and heroine have been fighting their attraction for each other in the midst of danger and finally listen to their heart instead of their head. Gets me every time.
    Looking forward to reading all 3 of these books. Congrats to each of you!

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    1. GREAT ANSWER, Brenda!
      I love those scenes too.

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    2. The reason we read romance! :-)

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  8. They all sound so good. seems I have to add to my intrigue books which I just love as for the hot guy riding to the rescue in a red Maserati GranTurismo I can dig as for in hiding I do love and set in Dallas I can't believe you write while out bike riding Angi amazing but also a good idea being able to write things down as they come to you and nice to have a helpful hubby - as for Trouble i love big dogs and of course hero will choose the mine :) Thanks ladies know what I going to buy next month your books :)

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    1. Thank you, Jan. What kovely things to say !!
      And yes, my husband's very use to me stopping mid-sentence and getting something I'm overhearing onto paper. He's even gone and taken pictures of people so I can describe them in my books.

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    2. Oh, Jan. How nice. Thank you! I agree with you on Ms. Angi.

      Yep...you're right about my hero, but I can't give away more than that ;-)

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  9. I have a type of favorite scene... it is when the heroine is doing something outrageous and the hero can't figure out whether to laugh or yell.
    I enjoy all three authors' books and enjoyed seeing them here today.
    Julie O
    jo1963jo at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Julie. AND thanks for the complement on our books.
      ~Angi

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    2. Thanks Julie! Really appreciate you stopping in!

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  10. So great to see three of my favorite authors together in one spot! Congratulations to Robin, Lena and Angi! Can I use a movie? I love Overboard and when Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's hatred of each other turns to attraction. Classic!

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    1. Hi Donnell--so glad to see you here. I love Overboard, too. A fun movie!!! :-)

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    2. I adore that movie. I used the barrell scene in my own life...
      bu bu bu bu bu bu bu
      ~Angi

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  11. Work kept me from posting yesterday, but I'm so excited to see everyone here! *waving furiously*! Hugs all!

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  12. JULIE, TAMMY & MARTHA !!
    Congratulations.
    You've won a book !
    We'll be emailing you to let you know which one.

    THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO STOPPED BY !

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    1. Julie me? I scrolled through and didn't see another Julie... but, I kept my eyes closed. Lol
      Julie O

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