Wednesday, July 24, 2013

'Finding Amy' Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: Finding Amy
Author: Carol Braswell
Genre: Romantic Suspense
What begins in Montana as routine for Texas Ranger Carson Garrett, quickly turns into a 'run for your life' chase in order to protect the two women and child he is returning to Texas.
How far would you go to protect the ones you love?
When Texas Ranger, Carson Garrett is assigned to locate and place in protective custody the wife of a man suspected of illegal activities with a Columbian drug lord, it turns into more than routine. The estranged husband has put out a hit on his wife and the only person who knows where she is hiding is her twin sister, Amy Summers.
Protecting the sister she loves may be the thing that destroys her…
It is a race against time for Carson to find Amy, convenience her of the imminent danger and get her to lead him to Jamie so he can escort both women and Jamie’s four-year-old child back to Texas.
Even if they make it can love on the run survive?
Besides the obvious problems of running from a man who is trying to kill them, Carson and Amy have an instant attraction to each other and it is clouding his usual sharp judgment and causing them both to make costly mistakes.
A determined hitman, a diabolical plan. There is only one way to stop them both…
Author Bio:
I love to write. I love to put characters in situations that seems impossible to get out of. Almost. Then, out of the blue, along comes that sexy, breathtakingly, handsome hero who can and will save the day. Sometimes, (I like this part), it’s the heroine who steps up and saves the day. I love to write. Did I mention that? Anyway, I love mystery, suspense and the forever kind of love. When someone asks me, “what do you write?” I can’t say romance. It’s not that simple. I want action, adventure, suspense with caring, loving, sexy, characters that seem to find trouble wherever they go.
I am married to my real life sexy hero who finds my imagination intriguing, but refuses to read my books. Thank God. Our, live-at-home children greet us at the door with tongues hanging and tails wagging. They travel with us when we vacation and get depressed when we have to leave them. We have four grown children who live close enough for us to see often.
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Amy set her tea cup on the table next to the swing and took the glass Carson offered. She took a long sip. “I think you were right. I did need this more than the tea. Thank you for thinking of me.” She took another long sip. “Sometimes you get to the point that you are so exhausted and the mind is all jumbled up, you can’t sleep.”
“Do you want to talk about it?”
“There’s nothing to talk about. We have to stay in hiding until Martin is caught. Then we have to stay in hiding until Martin goes to court. Then we have to stay in hiding until Martin is convicted. Then---”
“I understand.” Carson interrupted. “We have no idea how long it will take to catch him. We don’t know if he will stay in jail until the trial. He’ll probably bond out and be free until the trial which could take up to a year or longer to get a docket. Then he’s still on the street until the punishment phase of his sentence. So, you and your sister and niece could be in hiding for a year or more.”
“I have a life I’m eager to get back to. I can’t wait that long,” Amy explained.
“In a perfect world, he would confess and the DA can go straight to the punishment phase. But as we all know, this isn’t a perfect world.”
She took a quick, sharp breath when she faced him and his tropical blue eyes sparkled from the lights lining the drive. Her pulse started bouncing and her heart had already run ahead without stopping to wait. Carson caressed the side of her cheek with his fingers and she laid her head into his hand. He put his hand under her chin and gently lowered his head to caress her lips. Amy’s senses reeled as if short-circuited. Powerless to resist. She didn’t want to. She stretched out her arm to touch him. More. She wanted more. Her palm rested on his chest where the muscles rippled under his white shirt and quickened her pulse. The steady beat of his heart kept time with the music playing in her head. Carson lowered his head and brushed a feather light kiss on her exposed neck above the fluffy robe. He moved his arm from the back of the swing and tangled his fingers into her still damp hair at the back of her neck.
Amy drank in the comfort of his nearness. Her pulse quickened and her heart danced with excitement. She leaned her head over, giving him better access to her neck. With one fluid motion, Carson lifted her off the swing and into his lap. She buried her face against his neck and inhaled his delicious scent that hypnotized. Amy lifted her head and Carson claimed her lips in a kiss that sent shivers through her body. She wrapped her arms around his neck and gave back as much as she received. His lips parted hers with a soul-reaching massage. Amy couldn’t hold back the moan that escaped her throat as she tasted his sweetness. His gentle hand caressing her back sent currents of desire through her.
Carson leaned her back against the soft cushions, never releasing her lips. Amy’s breath came in short pants as Carson deepened the kiss. The robe she wore parted around her waist, exposing her pajamas. She raised her legs and rested them over Carson’s rock hard thighs. His hand caressed her hip and leg then moved up to her ribs and over to cover her breast. Amy gasped and raised her chest into his hand.
The swing rocked like a boat riding a gentle wave. A slight breeze drifted across the porch. Amy shivered. Carson raised his head and their eyes met.
“Are you cold?”
Amy didn’t trust her voice and shook her head.
Without moving away, Carson lowered his head and rested his forehead on hers. “Amy, I thought you were the most beautiful woman I had ever run across the first time I laid eyes on you. I don’t want you to think I’m being too bold but you have gotten into my blood and I don’t want to stop holding you, kissing you, and caressing you. I want to feel every inch of your body. I want to make love to you.”


  1. I love the cover! The excerpt is so tantalizing, and I cannot wait to read this!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. The cover is very nice and I love a great romantic suspense :)