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Friday 18 March 2016

☀ Collateral Damage [1] - Gwenan Haines

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Collateral Damage, a Romantic suspense by (, The Wild Rose Press, Inc, 242 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Gwenan Haines.

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

Author Gwenan Haines will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.  

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


For three years Laura Drake has watched Senator Pete Worthington promote a series of gorgeous women while she sits in a forgotten corner answering constituent letters on an outdated computer.

When Worthington asks her to find an elusive file one Friday night he sets off a series of events that brands her as a killer and puts her life in jeopardy. The path she sets out on forces her to confront not only the nature of evil but the ghosts from her past that have never been set to rest.

FBI Agent Dalton Ross transferred from Chicago to Washington to escape his own ghosts. When his investigation leads him to Laura he's torn between his desire to keep her safe and the need to protect his own heart.

As the mystery that surrounds them deepens, Laura and Dalton race to save themselves and the nation from someone willing to sacrifice anything to protect a secret.

Teaser: Excerpt

     “I need you, Laura.”
     The voice was masculine as hell and it demanded compliance.
     Laura Drake sighed and pushed herself back from a desk sandwiched between an overstuffed file cabinet and a door that didn’t open. Nine o’clock on a sultry Friday night in the nation’s capital and here she was, smack in the middle of a big, fat cliché. Dashing senator smitten with beautiful young assistant. Even worse, it wasn’t her cliché. That belonged to Paige Neverett. Blonde. Big-chested. Bombshell.
     She on the other hand was just the mousy aide designated to pick up the shrapnel.
     Paige was long gone, of course. The gorgeous videographer had departed hours earlier, as had most of Senator Pete Worthington’s staff. As she hurried down the corridor toward his plush office Laura could still picture the curvaceous twenty-something woman as she stood poised in the doorway, face raised to receive a clandestine goodbye kiss from her boss.
     “Coming!” she shouted, breaking a heel on the carpeted hallway in her rush to reach him. She swore under her breath and hobbled the rest of the way, heel in hand.
     Worthington sat behind an enormous desk covered with papers. Files and flash drives were scattered across the floor as well, nearly obscuring the royal blue carpet. Clearly, the senator had been looking for something. Either that or he’d gotten into cleaning mode for the first time since she’d known him. Laura braced herself for an order to start alphabetizing.
     The order didn’t come.

Collateral Damage
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About the Author

I live in an old Cape house with my daughter, too many books, and a red-and-white Siberian husky born on Halloween.

After working in Washington, D.C. for several years and traveling to Russia, Europe and Pakistan, I moved back to New England.

I’m the author of the romantic suspense novel Vertigo, which is available as an E-book from Amazon Encore and in paperback from Wild Rose Press.

Collateral Risk, the follow-up novel to Collateral Damage (which features Dalton’s boss Nick Doyle and scientist Mia Lindgren), is forthcoming from Wild Rose Press.

 When I’m not working on fiction, I write poetry, teach literature and am still trying to learn how to cook.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

MomJane said...

Great excerpt. I loved the cover.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

Gwenan Haines said...

Thanks. Artist Kim Mendoza did a great job on it.

Gwenan Haines said...

Glad you liked it.

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt!! Thanks for sharing :)

Amy Friedentag said...

Great excerpt. Thanks for the chance!