Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hard Miles by Trish Arcangelo Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

Hard Miles
Chisholm Falls
Book 1
Trish Arcangelo

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: 8/23/17

ISBN: 978-1-5092-1555-3  
ISBN: 978-1-5092-1556-0

Number of pages: 180
Word Count: 45,550

Cover Artist: Diana Carlile

Tagline:  It’s a rough ride from dark past to second chance

Book Description:

On the run from her psycho ex, Laurel Wheeler stops in Chisholm Falls, Texas for snacks at a gas station just before it’s held up by two desperate criminals. When one robber begins firing, a handsome stranger named Jase Miles saves her life. Hoping to make a little money and thank her rescuer at the same time, the broke Laurel agrees to a secret deal regarding Jase, who's the town pariah.

But what starts as deception quickly turns complicated. Laurel begins to fall for the brooding man who hides his pain behind a mask of indifference. And Jase begins to fall for the sweet woman who, unlike everyone else in town, doesn’t treat him like a monster. Then a careless mistake shatters the fragile trust and their growing bond… perhaps beyond saving.

She walked toward him then, with purpose. Once she was standing directly in front of him, so close that he couldn’t pretend to ignore her, she’d said, “Just go with it.”
Laurel intended to kiss him then. He knew it. She was going to kiss him in front of everyone, a declaration. It would have been an act of kindness, her falling on the sword of a debt she thought she owed. The thought made him sick. He didn’t want her kisses of pity. He wanted her to kiss him because she was driven to, because she was mad for him. And though he’d do it again, even now he kicked himself for stopping that kiss. If pity was the price of admission to another taste of those lips, maybe it would have been worth it.

About the Author:

Trish has been an avid fan of romance fiction since she "borrowed" a book from her mother's stash when she was just a teenanger (it was Hearts Aflame by Johanna Lindsey).  She's been devouring all genres of romance ever since.  She nursed a long time dream to write stories of her own and finally realized there was no time like the present.  After completing and publishing her first book, a fantasy romance, in early 2015, she is now writing a contemporary romance series.

A native Texan, Trish lives just outside Austin with her incredibly supportive husband and their incredibly spoiled dog.  Aside from romance fiction, her other loves include dogs, warm weather, wine, playing trivia, and spending too much time on social media. 


What is your writing Kryptonite?
A negative review can certainly take the wind out of my writing sails.  But I try not to let it for long.  Other than that my biggest weakness is my love of reading, sometimes I devour a book or two when I should be writing my own!

Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
I’m currently working on a series, Hard Miles is the first in what will be at least a three book series set in Chisholm Falls, Texas.  While each book will stand on their own, the characters will be connected and will show up in each other’s stories.

What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
It’s appreciated now but I don’t think it was when it first came out years ago which is when I fell in love with it – Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi.  It’s an absolutely beautiful romance and I highly recommend it.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Oh wow, so many.  I would guess I have around twenty started but unfinished stories.

What is your favorite childhood book?

My favorite book as a child was Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume.  

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