Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Love or Deception by Morgan K. Wyatt | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Author Interview, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Amy awakes to find her husband Mark missing, along with her memories. Her recollections of Mark include a whirlwind courtship and a beach wedding. Amy is determined to uncover what happened to her husband. How could a man who loved her so intensely just walk away? 

The police have no interest in finding Mark. They reason he wasn’t ready for marriage and he walked. She wonders if his disappearance could be associated with her work.

Ryan, a close friend and co-worker, assists her in piecing together her missing memories. As the pair work together, they find that Amy’s actual past reveals a scenario that is so horrifying that it forces them on the run, not knowing whom they can trust.  Will Amy’s newly recalled memories prove fatal to both her and Ryan? 

Love or Deception by Morgan K. Wyatt 
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Special Circumstances, Book 1
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Publication Date: April 7, 2014
Paperback: 260 pages
ISBN-10: 163105287X
ISBN-13: 978-1631052873
eBook File Size: 958 KB

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The Excerpt

The tinny tingle of the bell drew her eyes as two guards from the center meandered into the diner. “Guards from the center.” When Ryan started to turn his head, she added. “Don’t look.”

Inhaling deeply, he leaned across the table blocking their view. “Do you think they followed you here? If so, what are you going to do?”

Her eyes measured the space from the table where the guards sat to the door. Too close. Maybe there was a back exit through the swinging doors. If nothing else, she could sprint through the kitchen. She had a feeling Trixie might be doing most of the cooking tonight based on her long disappearances. Cutting her eyes back to Ryan, she whispered, “It might be coincidental, but it won’t be good to see us together. I am heading to the restroom to find another exit, which means I am sticking you with the check.”

She fluffed her hair, pulling it up in clumps making it look more punkish. Retying her plain oxford shirt under her breasts created a midriff-baring top. Unbuttoning the remaining blouse top exposed her breasts with traces of the lace bra cup peeking out.

Ryan coughed. “If you want the guards not to look at you then I would say you are going about it the wrong way.”

The look on her companion’s face seesawed between concern and interest. She looked down at her breasts prominently displayed in her tied up shirt. It made sense, he was a man, and men responded to visual cues. No more than that or was it? Certainly not the time to explore her relationship with the doctor. “I just want them not to mistake me for the serious scientist type.”

“Trust me. If they do see you, I doubt they’ll even bother looking at your face.”

“Thanks, I think.” She slid out of the vinyl booth seat, squeaking as she went.

She refused to look back but put an extra sway into her walk, just in case the guards looked up.

Interview with the Author

I have a special guest in the studio today.  

Put your hands together, y'all, for Morgan K. Wyatt!

1. Did you have a specific inspiration for this book?
I wanted to write an unpredictable romantic suspense.

2. Do you have a favorite character in this book? If so, who and why?
There are so many interesting characters in the book, but I’m partial to Ryan who’ll do anything for a friend.

3. What is the best part of being an author?
The creation of the world the characters inhabit is my favorite time.

4. When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing in second grade to entertain myself, and my fellow students.

5. Do you prefer to write books that are in a series, or stand-alone books?
The series are easier to write, but I think I enjoy the stand-alone more.

6. Can you tell us about any books you may have in the planning stage? 
I have a wounded warrior tale The Inheritance completed.  I have another romantic suspense that is in edits. It’s tentatively called Exposed.

7. What books by other authors have influenced your life?
Gone with The Wind with the feisty Scarlett showed me the not so good girls had more fun. To Kill a Mockingbird and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn showed me the story is in the details.

8. Which writer would you consider a mentor?
I’ve met several authors, who have been wonderfully helpful to me. I would have to say Destiny Blaine.

9. What are you currently reading?
A Matter of Grave Concern by Brenda Novak.

10. Do you have any hobbies other than reading?
Gardening, belly dancing, and scrapbooking are my go-to leisure activities.  

11. Are there any new authors who have captured your interest?
I’ve started reading Maggie Shayne and Lexi Ryan.

12. If you could have a dinner party and invite four authors, living or dead, in any genre, who would you invite, and why?

  • Jennifer Weiner because I like her books and blogs.
  • Frank McCourt because Angela’s Ashes really touched me.
  • George Sands who was one of the first known female authors.
  • Jayne Ann Krentz is a must since she’s not only talented, but fun.

13. What four items do you always have in your fridge or pantry?
Heavy cream, cheese, water, and almonds, which is unfortunate because they do not add up to a delicious meal.

14. Is there anything else you would like my readers to know?
I love to meet people and I have several public appearances coming up. On April 11th, I will be at the Zionsville Author Faire in Zionsville, IN. April 13th. I’ll be at the Jeffersonville Library for their Author Faire in Jeffersonville, IN. I’ll be presenting at Midwest Authors Conference in Indianapolis, IN April 17-19. 

Well, that's all the time we have for today's segment. Thank you so much, Morgan, for visiting the Jane Reads studio, and thank you to our great studio audience!  I hope you enjoyed the interview as much as I did.

The Author

About Morgan K. Wyatt

Morgan K Wyatt believes in happy endings. When things don’t end well, she holds to the familiar Indian saying: If things don’t work out, then it’s not the end because everything works out in the end. She considers herself living proof after escaping an abusive marriage; she found and married her soul mate. While not every day is sunshine and roses, she writes about the possibility of flowers and chance meetings between strangers. 

Her reputation as a plant rescuer has people dropping sick and dying plants at her house, and then speeding off in the night. The magic ingredient that brings the plants back to life is love and Miracle-Gro. Morgan would love to hear from you. If you have a name for a character, cute dog pics, or gardening info, even better.

The Giveaway

Morgan will award a $50 Amazon or B/N Gift Card  
and three signed paperback copies of Love or Deception (international) 
to four randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.

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