Tuesday, September 15, 2020

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Lost and Found (Tactical Solutions International #3) by Maggie Clare

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for Lost and Found by Maggie Clare. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also a tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Lost and Found
Series: Tactical Solutions International #3
Author: Maggie Claire
Publication Date: August 11th 2020
Print Length: 200 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Dr. Lissa Morgan has had a crush on her best friend’s older brother since they were kids, but handsome, brooding Cam Taylor has never given her a second glance. When Cam unexpectedly shows up on Lissa’s doorstep bleeding and bruised, his personal life in shambles, things between them take a steamy turn.

After an incredible weekend with the sweet, sexy doctor, Cam realizes what he’s been missing. But he’s run from intimacy his whole life, sure he doesn’t deserve a woman like Lissa. He’s doing her a favor by walking away – or so he tells himself.

Frustrated and hurt by Cam’s distance, Lissa must nonetheless rely on his private security firm when an annoying admirer becomes a threat. The more time Cam spends with Lissa, the faster his defenses crumble. When the disturbed stalker finally makes his move, Cam will do whatever it takes to save the woman who’s slowly healing his wounded soul.

Lost and Found is the third book in the Tactical Solutions International series but can be read as a stand-alone.

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EXCERPT:
Dani arrived after work as promised, and headed straight for Lissa’s wine fridge.

“Now, what’s really going on with you? Come on, spill it girlfriend,” she demanded, handing Liss a glass.

Liss opted to start with the stalker issue first. She needed to work up to the Cam thing. From the weird note in her locker months ago with the medical journal article, to the package that had just arrived, the more she talked about it, the more she realized she had a serious problem on her hands.

“I don’t like this, Liss. It’s way worse than last time.”

“I know.” A little over a year ago, she’d received slightly creepy love notes tucked into her locker, and a few bouquets, also with slightly creepy notes attached, but that was it. Then everything stopped.

“You need to go to the police.”

Liss nodded. “I’m going to see if Derek’s around tonight. See if there’s anything the department can do.”

“Is Derek that hot detective?” Dani asked, face lit with interest.

Liss smirked. “You can sit very close when I talk to him.”

“You know what? I’m going to call Cam,” Dani said, reaching for her phone. “He should be able to do something. Trace these stupid calls at least.”

“No!” Liss shouted, and Dani’s finger froze on her phone.

“Why not?”

Liss knew she had Dani’s undivided attention. Draining her wine glass, she poured another. “We slept together.”

Dani’s wine spewed out of her nose and mouth, showering Liss with tiny, wet droplets. Liss wiped her face, leaned her head on a couch cushion, and closed her eyes. When she opened them, Dani was staring at her.

“Tell me everything,” Dani ordered, standing to refill her glass. Liss listened for censure in her best friend’s voice, but she didn’t find it. Dani almost sounded enthusiastic.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maggie Clare is the pen name of award-winning speculative fiction author Tabitha Lord.

When channeling Maggie, she writes all the naughty things! Her Tactical Solutions International romantic suspense series features hot hunky heroes, smart sexy gals, and nail-biting narratives.

Count on Maggie to pair great story-telling with an erotic edge.

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GUEST POST:
My First Celebrity Crush
By Maggie Clare

I’m a huge science fiction fan. In fact, the first books I wrote were science fiction. I like to say that the original Star Wars movie changed my life. I saw it when I was seven, at a time when special effects were really special, and a story like this one had never been seen on the big screen. Spaceships, aliens, evil villains, reluctant heroes, and a bad-ass princess - everything a girl could ask for! As a kid, I couldn’t decide between Luke, even though he was a bit whiney, or Han Solo.

Then, just a year later, Battlestar Gallactica premiered on television, and I had my first real celebrity crush on Dirk Benedict’s character, Starbuck. He was brash and brave, and my kind of handsome. I eagerly awaited the Saturday night TV lineup so I could catch a glimpse of the dashing hero.

Many years later, when I attended my first Comic Con just before the release of my own book, the cast of the original Battlestar Gallactica was there for photo ops and signatures. I was able to tell Dirk Benedict, in person, that he was my first crush! I think he actually blushed. He certainly gave me a big hug and kiss anyway. I still consider that day one of the most fun Comic Con experiences I’ve ever had.

I still write science fiction, but I’ve branched out to romantic suspense as well. It’s funny, because even though my romances are set here on planet Earth, many of the hunky male heroes I create have a bit of Starbuck in them.
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GIVEAWAY:
Maggie Clare will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

47 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book. Love the type of romance stories where they know each other before then circumstances make they take notice of each other.

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  2. I love the cover and the excerpt.

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    1. Thank you! My cover artist, Steven Meyer-Rassow, is amazing!

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  3. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.

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    1. It took me about two months to draft and another month in edits. I actually wrote the first three books in the series before releasing any of them so that I could do it on a set schedule. I will do the same with the next 3.

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    1. Thank you! I definitely dated myself with admitting my crush:)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a chance to read it:)

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  8. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

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    1. Thank you! I really love it too. Cover Cam is exactly how I imagined him!

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  9. Thank you for this chance to win. 1cow0993[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. Sounds like a great book! I like the cover.

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  11. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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  12. sounds great, congrats on the release

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  13. Love the cover. I’ve not read your books before. I will read this though. It sounds intriguing.

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  14. Cannot wait to read a good romantic suspense novel.. maybe for the holidays....

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  15. Thank you for sharing the excerpt. It was interesting.

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  16. This has a nice cover and I am quite interested in reading this story. Curious about the stalker of course but anxious to see how they turn out/get together

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  17. Maggie, What do you most enjoy about writing in this genre?

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  18. sweet book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  19. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. That looks like an interesting couple on the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I haven't heard of this series. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. How long did it take to write the book?

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  23. Romantic Suspense sounds like a great genre. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Romantic Suspense - just what I am in the mood for.
    And the cover is perfect.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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