Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Seductive Suspect by Thea Landen Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway


Seductive Suspect
by Thea Landen

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GENRE:   erotic romance, mystery/thriller/suspense, contemporary romance

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BLURB:

A murder mystery weekend goes awry when the guests start dying for real. Veronica is desperate to survive and escape, but can’t deny her growing attraction to Adam, the handsome man staying in the room next door. Can she trust his intentions, or has she wound up in the arms of a cold-blooded killer?


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Excerpt One:

Adam glanced at where Ruth and Laura stood by the stove and lowered his voice. “Putting aside the fact you haven’t ruled me out as a suspect, what’s your read on the others?”

“You mean do I think those two are poisoning the pasta right now?”

He laughed. “I’m curious whether your perceptions are similar to mine or not.”

I pondered his question and cut into a third tomato. “That’s the thing. Nobody stands out to me as having the potential to be a cold-blooded murderer. All the other guests seem like regular, everyday people. People I might run into anywhere and not give it a second thought.”

“I agree.” He peeked over his shoulder again. “So, what about the staff?”

“What, you think Brittany’s ditzy comments are an act and she’s secretly plotting to kill us all?”

A grin spread across his face. “Maybe. She could even actually be French, for all we know.”

I put down the knife and raised an eyebrow. “Are you serious?”

“No.” His smile disappeared, and he resumed chopping the cucumbers. “What about Victor? He seems to know the most about this place and would have the easiest time carrying out his plans. Besides, don’t these stories always end with ‘the butler did it’?”

I shook my head. “I saw his reaction when the lights came back on and Jeremy was dead. He appeared genuinely shocked.”

“Okay. So that leaves the other guests.” Adam moved his cutting board over and opened a bag of pre-cut lettuce. “If you had to guess, who would it be?” The corners of his mouth turned up, and I saw a hint of dimples. “And I promise my feelings won’t be hurt if it’s me.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Thea Landen lives in New York with her husband and two children. She strives to encourage creativity and passion in all those around her, and uses writing to help inspire. Though she reads and writes in nearly all genres, she has a special fondness for science fiction, fantasy, and adventure and anything that pushes the imagination beyond its usual limits. When she’s not writing, or thinking about writing, her hands and mind are occupied by either yarn crafts or role-playing games.
Interview:

Where are you from?
I’m from New York, about half an hour or so north of the city. I love it, as it’s close enough to pop down into Manhattan any time there’s something fun going on, but I don’t have to live there.

Tell us your latest news?
This book release is pretty big news! Other than that, hmm, let’s see…I’m having an extension built onto my kitchen/dining room and renovating the whole thing, does that count? (Somehow, in the midst of the complete and utter disaster my house is right now, I still manage to get some writing done. Don’t ask me how.)

When and why did you begin writing?
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to write stories. Granted, my first attempts when my age was in the single digits weren’t very good. Either I blatantly stole ideas from other places, or lost interest after a couple paragraphs. Later on, like many brooding teenagers, I started writing fanfic. I wrote a couple original stories in college and posted them on a website, but then life happened and I didn’t write anything for a long time. Around 2010, though, I rejoined a fandom, started writing fanfic again, and then finally branched out into original works.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Ooh, that’s a toughie. Like I said above, I tried to write fiction from an early age, but that had its ups and downs. I amassed a small following with some of my fanfics, but does that really count? (I could argue either way.) I think I’ll say that I finally considered myself a writer after I got an acceptance letter saying that something I wrote was going to be published, which was in 2011.

What inspired you to write your first book?
This is going to sound terrible, but while I was on my honeymoon, I read an e-book that was…not terrific. (Not the worst thing ever, but not great. I think I gave it two stars.) It was an erotic romance, a genre I’d dabbled in before. After reading it, I thought “I can write something that’s at least as good as this, if not better!”, and set out to do so. I’m happy to report that I wasn’t wrong!

what would you like my readers to know?
I know your readers see all your wonderful posts promoting authors and their releases, and no one has enough time to read all of them. So I’ll try to keep my pitch simple: I’m fun. I don’t know how much of that managed to come through in this interview, but I love interesting, creative, and sometimes even silly things, and that’s what I try to write. Even if Seductive Suspect doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, I encourage you to browse through my backlog, as I think I’ve tried just about every subgenre of romance there is at this point. You’re bound to find something that appeals to you!


Also, I once got into an argument with a Pulitzer-prize winning composer because I was checking festival badges at a concert and he didn’t have the proper ID. I won. So there’s a fun fact to take with you!
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GIVEAWAY 

Thea Landen will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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10 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting and interviewing me today!

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  3. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway and congrats on the tour.

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    1. I love sharing excerpts! Thanks for reading, and good luck!

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  4. Sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hope you do enjoy it! Thanks for posting!

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  5. I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

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  6. This was a very interesting interview I enjoyed it thanks.

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