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Friday, 2 October 2015

☀ Accused: Troubled Boys, Strong Men [1] - Wendy Byrne

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Accused, a Romantic Suspense by (, Two O's Publishing, 263 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, and don't miss out on our Q&A with author Wendy Byrne.  Read the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.   Accused is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Wendy Byrne will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Spawned from the depths of every parent’s worst nightmare, Jillian Beckett’s 16 year old troubled son is charged with murder. He’s unable to remember what happened and swears he’s off drugs, but should she believe him? Her ex-husband doesn’t. The high-priced lawyer she hired doesn’t. Where does motherly instinct intersect with reality?

Afraid and alone, she reluctantly enlists the help of her son’s football coach to find the truth of what happened. As they battle to uncover the guilty party, confidences are shattered, lives are on the line, while her son is one step closer to spending his life behind bars.

Teaser: Excerpt

     “Jillian chewed her lip to keep from speaking. If she’d known Reggie would drag his heels, she would have already found somebody else. The last thing she wanted was for Travis to linger in jail unnecessarily. Of course, if they had more time, they could explore options. But she dreaded thinking about being without him for all that time.
     “December 1.” The judge banged the gavel. “I would expect the trial to last approximately a week so clear your calendars accordingly.” He stood and returned to his chambers.
     More than three months. How could she bear to be separated from him for all that time?
     She stood and waited for the moment when she might have a chance to hold her son and hug him. Seconds later, he turned to face her, tears glistening in his eyes.
     “Mom.” He sounded so young, like the scared child she remembered going off to kindergarten that September morning many years ago.
     She wrapped her arms around him and hugged him, relishing his familiar feel. “Travis, I love you,” she whispered in his ear. She corralled an errant chunk of hair behind his ear.
      “I love you too, Mom.” He turned away from her. “Don’t worry. I’ll be okay.” His words didn’t carry much conviction as he had that scared-as-hell look in his eyes. He hugged her again and whispered in her ear, “Don’t ask Reggie to do it, but find Lexie.” Before she could ask any questions, he shuffled away, stopping for a second to talk to his coach, then disappearing into the back hallway.
     Screams tore inside her throat itching for release. He’s a good boy. Let him come home. The mantra cycled through her mind until she thought she might go insane. She wanted to rail at Reggie. At Dr. Stern. At Archie. Anybody. And she would if she thought it would make this whole thing go away.

Accused - available NOW!

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About the Author

Wendy lives in the Chicago area. She has a Masters in Social Work and worked in the child welfare field for twelve years before she decided to pursue her dream of writing. Between teaching college classes, trying to get her morbidly obese cat to slim down and tempering the will of her five-year-old granddaughter, who's determined to become a witch when she turns six so she can fly on her broom to see the Eiffel Tower and put hexes on people--not necessarily in that order--somehow Wendy still manages to fit in writing. She spends the remainder of her days inflicting mayhem on her hero and heroine until they beg for mercy.

She has written three books in the Hard Targets trilogy, Hard to Kill, Hard to Trust and Hard to Stop. In addition, she has a contemporary romance through Entangled Publishing called The Millionaire’s Deception, a self-pubbed Christmas short story called The Christmas Curse and two interracial romances, Fractured and Mama Said.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Unknown said...

Thanks for having me! Good morning everyone. Hope everyone's having a great first-Friday-in-October day!

BooksChatter said...

Hi Wendy, thank you for joining us and thank you for the Q&A! :-)
Have a great week-end.

MomJane said...

I don't have a Kindle, but if I did, this would be the first story I would like to read.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by.

MsKayLib said...

I LOVED Accused so much. But then, I may be your biggest fan. I just finished Bad To The Bone & it was fabulous! Can't wait to see what you come up with next. All your series are so different & so great. I've got Mama Said to read next. Thank you for your stories. They make me happy reading them.

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the teaser! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the teaser! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!