Sunday, December 1, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Zapata (Border Series #1) by Harper McDavid

Title: Zapata 
Series: Border Series #1 
Author: Harper McDavid 
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: August 21st 2019
Print Length: 297 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
When engineer Avery McAndrews is offered a last-minute assignment to the rough and tumble border town of Zapata, Texas, she doesn’t think twice. Used to pushing past stereotypes, she’s sure this project will earn the long-awaited promotion.

Instead, she’s thrown in the crossfire between warring drug cartels and soon discovers that her captor, Javier Ramos, is more than just a power hungry drug lord. He’s crazy.

As lead attorney for the cartel, it’s Alejandro DeLeon’s job to manage Javier. But this time, Javier’s cruelty reaches epic proportions, and Alejandro finds himself wanting to risk everything to save Avery.

Running for their lives with Mexico’s underworld at their heels, Avery and Alejandro discover unintended and intensifying emotions, feelings neither sought and neither seem prepared to control...

As a child, Harper McDavid watched her mother ride the rollercoaster of writing books, swearing she'd never do it herself. But some things are just hardwired, and luckily for Harper the world has moved on beyond typewriters and ten-pound manuscripts.

Harper's gritty romantic suspense incorporates her own background in science and engineering and work experience along the border. The result is a collection of brainy hard hat-wearing heroines that occasionally swap out their coveralls for the little black dress.

Harper is the mother of three daughters and lives in the foothills of Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and a fat cat. Her free time is spent traveling the world in search of that next story and perusing her local library for funny book covers.

Why Write a Romance Set in Hell?
by Harper McDavid
Why write about the border of Texas and Mexico when a romance set on the Left Bank of Paris is a much easier sell? It’s a good question. With me, the questions run even deeper. Why write a book? A romance–really? My friends have dubbed me the Reluctant Romantic.

A thousand times, I’ve thought back to those first few sentences and wondered what compelled me to write Zapata. Part of the answer is easy. I had a project there. The same task that I assigned to my protagonist, Avery. Someone was stealing my client’s oil, and one of the site employees had disappeared, reputed to have been murdered.

So why didn’t Zapata become a thriller? Maybe because a fairytale is necessary to negate the harsh effects of reality. Or perhaps love derived from hardship feels like the grand prize to me. I still don’t have a single answer. What I do know is that I’ve grown attached to the rugged landscape and its people. It’s the kind of place that gets its hooks into you and doesn’t let go.
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  1. I like the book cover art representing the "rough and tumble border town of Zapata, Texas."

  2. The book sounds very intriguing! Love the colourful cover!

  3. This looks like something I would read and I like the cover art.

  4. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  5. I liked both the book description, and the book cover.

  6. the book looks amazing, can't wait to read it!

  7. The book sounds interesting. The cover is neat too. But I can't help thinking the river on the cover kinda looks like the shape of Italy.

  8. This sounds like a great read! I love the cover! ❤

  9. Thank you for the intro to Harper McDavid. I look forward to many more books from her in the future.