Welcome to my stop on the Name Before the Masses virtual tour for the thriller Gray Horizon by CB Samet organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as a guest post about superpowers! Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post, and follow the rest of the tour here. Enjoy!
Sworn enemies. A stolen nuclear weapon. And the clock's ticking.
When Dr. Lillian Whyte learns a nuclear weapon is on the loose in Europe, she collides with a ruthless mercenary from her past. Isolated from her husband, a former CIA operative, Lillian tries to covertly help track the weapon. As she he joins the race to stop the bomb, she is drawn into a deadly game of chase. Despite her efforts, those intent on global catastrophe remain one step ahead of her.
As Lillian faces the fears of her past and deadliness of the present, can she secure the future of the world?
“Dr. Whyte,” a guttural voice greeted her.
Her blood turned frigid and her stomach lurched as her heart thudded against her ribcage. As long as she lived, she would never forget that deep German accent—the voice of one of her captors nine years ago in Kenya.
The one that got away.
She was fairly certain Ivan Kleist would have only one reason for tracking her down: revenge.
Springing from the bench seat, she lashed a leg out into his gut. She saw a brief look of surprise on his pale face before she took off in a sprint.
Why now? Nine years he had waited.
The calculating killer had waited until she was out of the United States and away from Sean to corner her. She dashed in the direction of her hotel. Would she be safe in the lobby? In her room?
She slung her purse over her shoulder. Her phone was in the outer pocket, but she would have to slow down to make a call. Not happening. She would not slow until she reached the hotel.
Could she beat him to the hotel? His legs were longer, but she was ten years younger. But he probably hadn’t already logged twenty-six thousand steps for the day, as she had.
From her peripheral vision, Lillian saw an enormous object barreling toward her like a freight train. She barely had time to brace herself before Ivan plowed into her. She felt like she had been tackled by a linebacker. His large arms encircled her as she sailed to the ground. They rolled through the grass, her body encased by his.
He was so large he could probably crush the life out of her with his arms. She gasped for air. He wasn’t crushing her, but his grip was immobilizing.
Grunting, he hauled her to her feet. “Settle down, hase. Little white rabbit.”
Lillian, still dazed and sucking wind after her sprint, hardly put up a fight as he dragged her into an alley. Looking around frantically, her eyes couldn’t focus long enough to see anyone within shouting distance. She clawed at his large hand blocking her mouth from screaming.
About the Author:
Christina is a practicing physician, mother of two boys and a terrier, and wife to a caring and supportive husband.
“I grew up reading Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, and the Bourne books. I write seeking to create that level of action and intrigue but with female heroines. I love the quote, ‘She needed a hero. So she became one.’ My novels have empowered women overcoming powerful obstacles and the strong men who support them.”
What superpower would you choose and why?
What superpower would you choose and why?
My superpower of choice would be psychokinesis—the ability to move objects with my mind. After all, it’s a rather Jedi trait to have (more than just moving rocks, though).
As a writer, I envision churning more books out if I could jog and write at the same time. Imagine how easy I could fix my next cup of inspirational coffee without disrupting the writing process.
As a mother of two boys, I could be reining hide-and-seek champion forever (insert diabolic laugh here). I picture myself levitating to a closet ceiling, undetected.
With the ability to manipulate objects, I could finally beat my husband in tennis!
In all seriousness, I would use my powers for the greater good. I could bring peace and prosperity across the globe (insert inspirational music here) … until I’m captured and locked in a secret government lab to be experimented on indefinitely until I escape and live out my days in seclusion.
Perhaps I don’t want any supernatural abilities. I’ll stick with being a writer, a mother, a wife, and a physician. These keep me more that satisfied.---
C.B. Samet will be giving away a $20 Amazon/Barnes & Noble gift card to to one randomly drawn winner after the tour via Rafflecopter. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour here, and leave a comment at as many stops in order to increase your chance of winning. Good luck!