Monday, May 29, 2017

NBTM: A Stranger She Can Trust by Regan Black



A Stranger She Can Trust
by Regan Black


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GENRE: Romantic suspense


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BLURB:


Outside a busy Philadelphia nightclub, a woman stumbles from her taxi. Beaten and bruised, she is an amnesiac who must rely on a handsome stranger to help her uncover her identity. Carson Lane—a paramedic with his own dark history—can't help but bring this beautiful, vulnerable woman under his wing. As they begin unraveling who she really is, he realizes falling in love could be the biggest risk of all.


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Excerpt Two:


Carson turned around at the sound of an engine, holding up a hand to shield his eyes from the glare of headlights as a big car pulled to a stop at the side of the club. He saw a typical white city taxicab with a familiar logo on the back door. Then a slender woman pushed it open and stumbled out.


“Hey!” The driver jumped out, as well. “You owe me money, lady.”


“I…” The woman frowned at her empty hands. “I don’t have money.” She wobbled, looking around. “Where—”


“Wait right there!” The cabbie rushed around the car to confront her.


Sensing trouble, Carson dashed forward as the woman tripped and started to fall. He caught her, willing his knee to hold up for both of them. “Back off,” he warned the cabbie.


“She owes me the fare.”


“I’ll cover it.” Carson eased the woman down to sit on a discarded pallet. Despite the shadows, he could tell she wasn’t well. Drunk or stoned, the visible fresh scrapes and bruises on her face and arms implied someone had taken a few swipes at her recently. “What happened to her?”


“How the hell do I know? She got in the car that way.”


Carson looked at the woman. “Is that true?” She only stared up at him, shying away from the cabbie. “Bring me her purse.”


“No purse.” The driver gestured at the empty backseat. “Just her.”





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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Regan Black, a USA Today bestselling author, writes award-winning, action-packed romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels featuring daring heroines and sexy heroes. Raised in the Midwest and California, she and her family, along with their adopted greyhound and two arrogant cats, reside in the South Carolina Lowcountry where the rich blend of legend, romance, and history fuels her imagination.
















Regan Black interview


Thanks so much for hosting me today and helping me celebrate the release of A Stranger She Can Trust.


1. What is your favorite part of this book and why?
The scenes in and around the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art were wonderfully fun to research and write. I admit the Rocky theme was rolling in the back of my mind while I played with those scenes and reacquainted myself with the museum layout and how it fits into the city as a whole and the story specifically.

2. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Well, I’d absolutely love to spend a day with Melissa at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and see the exhibits and take a peek behind the scenes through her eyes as a conservator. However, if I could get two days with characters from A Stranger She Can Trust, that would be perfect. As a former drummer, it would be amazing to spend a day jamming on the drum set with Grant Sullivan, owner of the Escape Club.

3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?
I truly admire the impeccable world-building and vibrant characterization of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. It’s a series I can absolutely lose myself in and simply appreciate as a reader time and time again.

4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
I frequently build characters with traits I admire from real people and occasionally I’ll use an actor or actress to stay rooted in a character’s appearance. In A Stranger She Can Trust, aside from the traits of dedicated first responders, Carson and Mellissa are completely imaginary friends.

5. What made you want to become a writer?

Writing novels wasn’t on my primary list of life goals, though I’ve always loved to read and write. I was ridiculously shy as a kid and felt I could give my thoughts and imagination full expression on paper without getting embarrassed. When our kids were little I would make up songs or poems on the fly and eventually that grew into developing bigger stories packed with action and wrapped up with a happy ever after.
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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION


Regan Black will be awarding a $50 Amazo/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway




45 comments:

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

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! Good luck in the giveaway :)

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  2. I did not want the excerpt to stop. I really want to read more.

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    1. Well, that really makes me smile. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. I'm glad, Rita! Thanks for following the tour! :)

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  4. I like the way Regan describes her characters as her 'imaginary friends'.

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    1. LOL, seems some parts of being an only-child stuck with me. Thanks for being here, Kate!

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  5. What is your favorite movie based on a book? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. That's a tough one. Going just off recent releases, I'd say Hidden Figures. Thanks for following the tour. :)

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  6. Good luck with the release!

    --Trix

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    1. Thank you, Trix! I appreciate you following the tour. :)

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  7. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  8. All the very best with the promo tour!

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  9. Another good blurb. Really liked what I've seen of this so far!

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    1. Awesome to hear that, Vesme! Thanks for following the tour!

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  10. Teresa, thank you so much for hosting this tour stop! (and my apologies for not chiming in on Monday). Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Excellent interview! I really enjoyed reading it!

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  12. Isn't the human imagination a wondrous thing?

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  13. Fourteen more days of original comments? It can't be done!

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  14. Nope, sorry, just can't think of an original comment today :(

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

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  16. Twelve more days of these comments - yawn!

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  17. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt! Looking forward to checking out this book!

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  18. Never doing these comments again! Anyways, hope you all have a good weekend!

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  19. I love the book cover! How did it come about?

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  20. Almost the middle of June & it's still raining!

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  21. I really do hope that the book does well!

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  22. My sister's been to Philadelphia & did the 'Rocky' thing!

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  23. Wasn't Regan one of the wicked sisters in Shakespeare's King Lear?

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  24. Only six more days ... oh, and it's Wednesday so we're almost counting down to the weekend!

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  25. Here's hoping your day was one full of joy!

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  26. Phew, it's a scorcher out there! Ireland's summer has finally arrived & is due to last a couple of days!

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  27. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

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  28. We've only had summer for 1 day and already Ireland can't cope with the heat! I love it though!

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  30. And it's back to the working week - where does the weekend go?

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  31. Right, Regan, you've been shipwrecked on a desert island, what luxury item would you choose to take with you?

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  32. What's your least favourite domestic chore?

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