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Tuesday 27 October 2015

☀ First Impressions: The MacQuire Women [3] - Peggy Jaeger

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for First Impressions, a Contemporary Romance by (, The Wild Rose Press, Inc, 398 pages).

This is the third book in the The MacQuire Women series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Peggy Jaeger 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) and guest blog posts (✉).

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


Family Practice Doctor Clarissa Rogers’ first impression of Padric Cleary is biased and based on gossip. The handsome, charming veterinarian is considered a serial dater and commitment-phobic by his family and most of the town. Relationship shy, Clarissa refuses to lose her heart to a man who can’t pledge himself to her forever.

Pat Cleary, despite his reputation, is actually looking for "The One." When he does give his heart away, he wants it to be for life. With his parent’s marriage as his guidebook, he wants a woman who will be his equal and soul mate in every way.

Can Pat convince everyone – including Clarissa – she’s the only woman for him?

Teaser: Excerpt

     She sent a quick text, thinking he would read it when he woke in the morning.
     Home. Long day. Sorry I couldn’t text before now.
     When she plugged her phone into the charger, it pinged.
     Patient okay?
She typed back: Thankfully, yes.
 Are you? he immediately replied.
     “I would be, if I could get you out of my head,” she muttered.
Tired. She typed.
     I missed you after you left. Everyone did, but me most of all.
     “What are you doing to me?” she asked the phone.
     Crawling into bed now. ’Night.
     Get some sleep. Talk 2morrow.
     Clarissa snuggled under the comforter, and as she was about to close her eyes, the phone pinged again. She reached for it and laughed out loud.
     What are you wearing?

     Pat. Go. To. Sleep.

     I can’t. I keep seeing you whenever I close my eyes.
     “Oh, dear Lord.” A seeping warmth dropped through her system.
     I am not sexting you. I’m too tired right now.
     Does that mean you’ll sext me some other time? He added two emoticon faces with smiles, their eyebrows rising up and down suggestively.
     Stop. Please. I need sleep and you’re making me laugh.
     My intent was to make you as frustrated as me, not laugh. My ego is bruising again, Clarissa. Want to come over here and kiss it better?
     “The man is too much,” she told the empty room.
     I’m powering down now. Go to sleep. Friend.
     She waited a minute to see if he’d reply. When he didn’t she put the phone back into the charger. Exhaustion took over, and she was asleep almost instantly.

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The Series: The MacQuire Women

Skater's Waltz | There's No Place Like Home |

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Skater's Waltz [1]

Figure skater Tiffany Lennox is busy with rehearsals for an upcoming ice show when the only man she’s ever loved comes home after a two-year overseas stint. She needs him to see her for the woman she’s become and not the child he knew to ensure he stays home. This time, for good. With her.

For all his wanderlust and hunger for professional success, Cole Greer returns to New York wanting nothing more than to rest, relax, and recover. He is delighted in being Tiffany’s hero and has a special place in his heart reserved for her. But faced with the oh-so-desirable woman she’s become, he starts questioning his determination to keep their relationship platonic. When forced by the television network to go back on assignment, Cole—for the first time in his life—is torn between his career and his heart. [Published 4 March 2015, 274 pages]

There's No Place Like Home [2]

Symphony pianist Moira Cleary comes home after four years of touring, exhausted, sick, and spiritually broken. Emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of someone she trusted has left her gaunt, anxious, and at a crossroads both professionally and personally.

Moira’s best friend, veterinarian Quentin Stapleton, wants nothing more than to help Moira get well. Can his natural healing skills make it possible for her to open her heart again? And can he convince her she’s meant to stay home now with the family that loves her - and with him - forever? [Published 6 May 2015, 276 pages]

About the Author

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance author who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can't live without them.

Her current titles, available now, include SKATER'S WALTZ and THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, books 1 and 2 in her 6-book The MacQuire Women Series, published by The Wild Rose Press.

Tying into her love of families, her children's book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master's degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer's Disease during her time running an Alzheimer's in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.  

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

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Oct 6: Reading Romances
Oct 13: Rogues Angels
Oct 13: It's Raining Books
Oct 20: Romance Novel Giveaways
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Ally Swanson said...

Loved the excerpt! This book sounds like such a fun and interesting read! Can't wait to read this book!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

peggy jaeger said...

Ally - thanks! It was fun to write. Thanks for stopping by

Karen H said...

Loved this excerpt. If this is a sample of the rest of the story, it should be a really good read!

peggy jaeger said...

Karen - thanks for the great comment and for stopping by!

Stormy Vixen said...

Great excerpt, Sounds like a terrific book and series, thanks for sharing!

peggy jaeger said...

Eva, thanks for stopping by. The book is an enjoyable read - but I'm prejudiced!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

peggy jaeger said...

Rita, thanks. ANd thanks for taking time to stop by.

Unknown said...

sounds terrific, thank you!

peggy jaeger said...

Betty - thanks for stopping today.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great teaser, I'm looking forward to checking out the entire series. Thanks for sharing.

peggy jaeger said...

VIctoria - you're a dol!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the wonderful post! I am looking forward to reading the entire series now!