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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Falling For Sarah


Falling for Sarah
by Cate Beauman

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GENRE: Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.

Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.



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EXCERPT:


Sarah lay Kylee in her crib and covered her with a light blanket. Her daughter slept soundly in the center of the mattress, unaware that their lives were forever changed. She stared at the photograph of Jake hanging on the wall above the crib, the one she’d taken before he left to finish his deployment—before they were aware they’d made Kylee. His big, cheesy grin and smiling brown eyes filled the frame. “How can you be gone? I need you. I can’t do this by myself.”

The dredges of shocked disbelief were melting away, and panicky dread quickly took its place. How was she going to live without him? She glanced down at Kylee again as a thought circled through her mind. It brought such crushing pain she could hardly breathe. They would never meet. Jake would never touch the daughter he had helped create. Kylee would be robbed of ever knowing her father’s love. Jake’s deep, infectious laugh echoed in her head, and her legs buckled as her breath shuddered in and out. She would never hear it again.

Ethan’s hands rested on her shoulders, and she flinched as he turned her toward him.

She stared into his eyes, saw the grief settled there, and a tear rolled down her cheek. “Tell me this isn’t real. Please tell me this isn’t real,” she said on a sob.

“Come here.” He pulled her into his arms and picked her up, sitting with her in the rocking chair. Her long legs hung over the side, just skimming the floor as the chair swayed back and forth, and Ethan cradled her close to his chest.

She wept, finding comfort in the arms of her friend. “He’s really gone. I can’t believe he’s really gone.”

Ethan ran his hand through her damp hair. “I’m making a promise to you right now, Sarah.” He lifted her chin, choking on his own sorrow as he spoke. “You won’t be alone through this. I’ll be here for you every step of the way, for as long as you need me.”

“I’ll always need you.”

“Then I’ll always be here.” He cradled her head against his chest as their tears fell, mixing together on their hands they held clutched together.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.

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Amazon Author Page
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9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Peggy Hyndman said...

What do you find to be the hardest part of writing?

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to offer us this giveaway

Becky Richardson said...

Great excerpt!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

Mai T. said...

Were any characters inspired by anyone in real life?

Marcy Meyer said...

I really enjoy romantic suspense. This one sounds great!

Nikolina said...

Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

Cate Beauman said...

Happy Monday everyone! Thank you for stopping by for a visit! We had company in town for the weekend so I apologize for not visiting sooner.

I hope your week is one filled with happiness and productivity!

~Cate