A Stranger She Can Trust
by Regan Black
GENRE: Romantic suspense
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.
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.”
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.
A Stranger She Can Trust on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Stranger-Trust-Escape-Club-Heroes-ebook/dp/B01LX03GF1
A Stranger She Can Trust on BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-stranger-she-can-trust-regan-black/1124690528
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.
Regan Black will be awarding a $50 Amazo/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.