Monday, December 5, 2011

She's Baaaack!!! Welcome, Linda LaRoque.

A week or so ago (on Black Friday), Linda LaRogue visited us, explaining the history of undergarments. If you missed her lovely post, you can go here (Guest Post + Giveaway = Linda LaRogue) to check it out.

Well, today we're back with her to spotlight her book releasing TODAY!!!!


BORN IN ICE

This futuristic romantic suspense story grew from a dream, one of a woman frozen in a block of ice and found by fishermen from an undersea world. She’s taken to their home and with the help of advanced medical technology, she recovers. In time she learns she must learn to fit into their social system, one different from what she’s known.

Blurb:

Pulled from an icy grave…into a world of doubt and danger.

Frozen in ice for seventy-five years, Zana Forrester suffers the agony of rebirth to learn her son is dead, and her daughter's whereabouts is unknown. The year is 2155. A man's soothing voice and gray eyes haunt her drug induced dreams. When she recovers, she meets their owner and finds her heart in danger. But, a relationship isn’t a consideration; she must find her daughter.

Brock Callahan is drawn to the beautiful woman taken aboard his salvage ship. He's determined she'll be his wife and a mother to his young daughter, but he vows not to love her. All the women he’s loved died. While Zana searches for her daughter, Brock must protect Zana from the evil that threatens.


My editor for Champagne Books has graciously given permission for me to post the Prologue and Chapter One of Born in Ice, so for 10 days I’ll be sharing another installment.

Prologue – 2


Lifting Jonathan, she passed through the automatic-sealing dead-air
space to the garage. Though she’d turned on the exhaust system earlier and
started the Polar Excursion to let it warm, the moisture from her breath
formed ice crystals in the air. Even in the garage, the thermometer read
minus twenty-nine degrees Celsius.

A squirming Jonathan babbled, “Go bye-bye,” as she locked him in
his car seat. The baby was fully dressed under his protective outerwear
designed for particularly low temperatures. His clunky gloves kept him from
removing the knitted facemask that covered his sensitive skin. She probably
looked as strange as he did in her suit, the hood trimmed with silver fake fur
to match her face covering.

With her remote control, she turned off the exhaust and pushed the
door opener. She backed out and turned down the hill. The big tires on the
powerful all-terrain vehicle designed especially for extremely cold weather,
traversed over the snow and ice like an Aspen skier on snow skies. The
darkened windows cut the stunning glare from the sun on snow and ice. Just
before his accident, David bought the truck for her. He didn’t want her and
the kids out in something unreliable. It had been a Godsend since his death. It
could and would continue to operate in all kinds of conditions, giving her
independence she valued in getting the supplies they needed. Other families
weren’t as lucky, and she helped them when she could.

It had been two years since David died, buried under a mountain of
snow while trying to rescue a family whose home was covered under an
avalanche. The hill behind the house literally slid down on top burying them
all. Twenty men had perished that day as well as the six-member family
inside. Zana feared the cold, ice, and snow would be the death of them all
before long.

The trip into town never ceased to make her nervous. It was always a
relief to get supplies and return home. Today was no different. Her dread
eased as they neared the four-lane bridge that crossed a small waterway. The
road wove close to the drop-off into the bay, and the snow-covered hills on
the opposite side rose majestically toward the sky. In five minutes they’d
have left this eerie pass behind.

Her heart stopped at the rumble in the distance and then pounded in
her chest when the carpet of white moved. No, no, no! She stomped the
accelerator in an attempt to outrun the avalanche. Oh, God, please let me
make it. The vehicle rushed forward, and snow hit the road behind her. A
nervous giggle escaped her lips. She’d made it. A gigantic wave of white
moved under and over them blocking everything from view. They were
thrust forward as if from a cannon. The last words she heard were Jonathan’s
terrified scream, “Mamaaa!” And her last thought was, Oh Katy. I’m so
sorry, sweetheart.



Available TODAY at Champagne Books.


ABOUT LINDA LaROQUE

Linda LaRoque is a Texas girl, but the first time she got on a horse, it tossed her in the road dislocating her right shoulder. Forty years passed before she got on another, but it was older, slower, and she was wiser. Plus, her students looked on and it was important to save face.

A retired teacher who loves West Texas, its flora and fauna, and its people, Linda’s stories paint pictures of life, love, and learning set against the raw landscape of ranches and rural communities in Texas and the Midwest. She is a member of RWA, her local chapter of HOTRWA, NTRWA and Texas Mountain Trail Writers.

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Tune in tomorrow for the 3rd installment. I’ll be on Dawn Alexander’s blog at http://www.chasingsomeday.blogspot.com


Please leave a comment today to be entered into a drawing for an ecopy of A Way Back, my time travel set in the 1930s oil fields of Texas. Your name will also be entered in the GRAND PRIZE drawing for my blog tour—a KINDLE. A name will be draw at the end of my tour on December 16th.

I also have a release contest going. Sign up for my newsletter by emailing me at linda@lindalaroque.com with Born in Ice in the subject line. Your name will be added to the drawing for this rhinestone frog pin. For each of my releases I try to find a piece of jewelry significant to the story. After reading Born in Ice you’ll understand why I chose this frog.


Thank you, Linda, for having me here today, and thank you readers for stopping by. Good luck in all the give-a-ways!

Happy Reading and Writing!

Linda

20 comments:

  1. Oh, how exciting that your book is now available, Linda! All the very best with it - I'll be getting it soon.

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  2. Can't wait to see it up, Rosemary. It's not up yet, not sure what time it is in Canada. Thanks so much!!!

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  3. Good morning Linda K. Thank you so much for having me on your blog again. Hey, the blinking sign disappeared. I looked for it last night to click and save but couldn't find it. Ah, maybe that book is out now. Will go back and check.

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  4. Congrats Linda! This sounds intriguing.

    Amber

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  5. Sounds like a great combo! I don't get to read many futuristic romances, and am adding this book to my "To Read" pile! Also, if I win the Kindle, I promise that this book will be the first book I download! Thanks for the contest!
    Jan
    jktreads @ yahoo . com

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  6. Happy release day! I like cold cases and the storyline for your book sort of touches on this element since one of the main characters is frozen for so many years...it's intriguing. What were some research topic you looked for this book? Best of luck with this book.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Oh Linda, thank your editor, that taste is sure to sell many copies. Born in Ice, just jumped to the top of my buy list.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  8. Hi Amber. Glad it caught your attention!

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  9. Jktreads, if you win the Kindle, I'll be counting on the download! You're welcome. Hope you entered the frog pin contest.

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  10. Hi, Na. My son, a former submariner who'd been to the north pole was a big help, and I used a lot of information on global warming, ocean currents, etc. on the internet.

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  11. I'll do that, kathryn! Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Wow, Linda, that excerpt has me wanting for more. I am adding Born in Ice to my must have list.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  13. Hi Linda! Congrats on your release!!! I saw it on the Champagne Shop page today. Looks good there for sale. ;-)

    The blinking "Coming soon" sign is on my Right to Remain Mine page. Here's the link: http://lindakage.com/right.html

    Congrats again!

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  14. Congratulations, Linda. Great excerpt.

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  15. Great, Tracey. Glad you enjoy it!

    Thank you, Linda! It does, doesn't it? Headed over to check on the sign now.

    Thanks for stopping by, Sandy!

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  16. Congrats! It sounds extremely interesting!

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  17. Hi from San Antonio, Linda. It's cold enough out there today to feel like avalanche weather.

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  18. Thanks, Marie. Thanks for stopping by!

    Hi Carol. My daughter lives in San Antonio. It's cold here today too. Anytime I have on socks, it's cold!!!

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  19. Thank you for having me today, Linda. I enjoyed visiting with your readers. Please draw an ebook winner for a copy of A Way Back.

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  20. An avalanche is too scary for my words. LOved the prologue thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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