Saturday, March 19, 2011

Welcome Guest Spotlight Author Missy Martine

Hello and Happy Saturday!! 
I bet you're all really surprised to see us hanging out on a weekend, huh? Join the club, we're shocked, too!
What could possibly be important enough to drag us out on a weekend, you may ask? Well a fellow author that's what!! 
Sealed With A Kiss has been so packed with guest authors, I've had to open the weekends up just to give everyone a chance to meet you! Yep, you're all THAT special, but you knew that already, didn't you?
Please gather around and say hello to Missy Martine as she spends a couple of days with us. 
Take a look at "Catch Her When She Falls"... 

   Serena Dammler is recovering from a savage beating and needs protection. Cowboys and lovers Marc Weller and Tony Estabon are taking jobs as bounty-hunters, and their newest assignment is to capture her attacker and return him to Texas. They take one look at Serena’s fragile beauty and decide she’d be the perfect third to their family.
   Serena’s always dreamed of catching herself a rich man, and she’d do just about anything to make that dream come true. She’s not going to allow herself to fall in love with her two cowboy protectors, no matter how sexy they are.
   Marc and Tony want Serena as their third, but they want her love to be real and not based on their bank accounts. So what will it hurt if they take her to a little cabin on their ranch and pretend to be simple cowboys
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Thanks so much for stopping by, Missy. Please tell us all about yourself...

    I was born, and raised in the great southern state of Tennessee. In my youth, I studied nursing, and spent several happy years working in the hospitals there until I branched out into medical management in 1980.
    In 1998 I was managing a medical supply house in Chattanooga, when I met the love of my life. The only problem facing me then, he lived way out in Oklahoma. You see, we had met in a chat room!
    He romanced me daily with love letters, flowers and phone calls. It wasn’t long before I uprooted myself, and moved west to join him. We married in 1999, and then continued our fantasy romance all over the world. Together we have traveled in almost all of the Continental United States, and taken trips to Canada and China.
    I retired from working in 2002 and it wasn’t long before my husband was encouraging me to find some kind of outlet to occupy my time, something that was challenging, and rewarding. I was already obsessed with reading about romance, and I began to think I could probably write a good, romantic story. My husband heartily agreed with me. With that encouragement, I began writing my first book. I wasn’t really convinced that anyone else would find it interesting, but he pressed me to take a chance and send it in to a publisher. To my surprise, it was accepted, and now I’m able to share it with readers everywhere who like a “happily ever after” story.
    Today, I’m living in California with my, still romantic, husband of twelve years, and our boys. Our boys consist of Beau, Midnight, and Bubba, three male cats that allow us to live with them and serve them at their leisure. I continue to write almost daily, hoping that someone, somewhere will get the same enjoyment from reading my stories, that I
get from writing them.
Wow, that's a great story in itself, Missy. It's wonderful to see real life stories rival that of the fiction we deal with everyday. You are one blessed lady, and with a husband like yours, I'm sure you would agree.  Though I have a feeling he would say that it's the other way around.
Can we talk you into sharing an excerpt? Yes? Yayyy!
Excerpt
“What room is Serena Dammler in?” Marc smiled at the elderly woman sitting at the information desk in the lobby of Pioneer Hospital. His fingers drummed impatiently on the counter while she pulled up the information on her computer.
“She’s on the second floor, room two twenty-one.” She pointed down the hall. “The elevators are down there on the left.”
“Thank you,” he mumbled and motioned for Tony to follow him. Silently, they entered the elevator and punched the button for the second floor. “After we talk to Ms. Dammler, we should drive by the sheriff’s office. We don’t wanna be busting heads with the local fuzz.”
Tony grunted, but didn’t say anything. The doors opened and together the two men walked over to the nurse’s desk and looked around. Marc didn’t see anybody at first, and then voices drifted out from a small room behind the desk.
“Dr. Farin’s not happy about having her admitted to his service. I think he avoids making rounds on her whenever he can.”
“Well, what do you expect?” The unknown female snorted. “It’s hard to feel sorry for somebody that finally got what they deserved.”
“You really believe Serena deserved to get beaten up? I went to school with her, and she’s not so bad.”
“That’s your opinion, but I guarantee the rest of the women in this town don’t feel the same. I still remember when Randy fell all over himself fixing her car last year. For free, no less. She came around the shop in her skimpy clothes, practically drooling all over him.”
“Do you think he slept with her?”
“He always claimed I was imagining things, but I never really believed him. Hell, Joseph told us all about the things she was into.”
Marc had heard enough. “Excuse me,” he called out loudly. He waited for one of the women to stick her head out of the room.
“Oh, sorry, I didn’t see you there.” An attractive blond woman dressed in pink scrubs walked over to the counter, followed closely by a brunette who could have passed for her twin. Both women were young and had badges on their uniforms identifying them as Evie and Alice.
Tony leaned close to Marc’s ear and whispered. “Stepford nurses.”
Camouflaging his snort with a cough, Marc pulled out his notebook and wrote down the names of the two nurses. “Which way is room two twenty-one?”
The women glanced briefly at each other and then the blonde spoke up, nodding toward the end of the hall. “It’s the next to the last room down there on the right.”
The brunette smirked. “Are you friends of the patient?”
The emphasis on the word friends wasn’t lost on Marc. He narrowed his eyes and put his notebook aside. “No, we’ve never met the lady. Let me ask you something, Alice. Have you and Evie ever heard of HIPPA laws?”
Alice hunched her shoulders and looked down at her feet. “Of course we have. Why do you ask?”
“Because you’ve violated patient confidentiality about a dozen times since we’ve been standing here.” Without another word, Marc walked away with Tony following close behind.
Just as they reached the end of the hall, the door to room two twenty-one opened, and a tall man wearing a law-enforcement uniform stepped out. His name plaque identified him as Sheriff Burtram. Marc stopped and eyed the man critically. “Sheriff Burtram, I’m Marc Weller, and this is my partner Tony Estabon. We were sent by the Houston PD to track and retrieve one Eric Abernathy. I understand he had an altercation with one of your citizens Friday evening.”
Sheriff Burtram glanced from Marc to Tony and back again. “According to Serena’s statement, she practically invited him up here and then refused to give him the information he wanted when he showed up.” He chuckled. “Understandably, he was a mite pissed off after coming all this way.”
Marc gritted his teeth, struggling to control his temper. “Sheriff, you do realize that Eric Abernathy is a convicted felon now presently guilty of parole violation as well as wanted for a new list of charges?”
“Yeah, I know all about the boy’s background. His conviction was for malicious mischief. That hardly qualifies him for leg irons.”
“The man beat a woman severely enough for her to be hospitalized,” Tony said with a growl.
“Yes, I know the details. He had a little tiff with his wife, and he paid the ultimate price. Doesn’t make him a habitual criminal.”
“Except that now he’s gone and put another woman in the hospital. Most folks in law enforcement would call him a serial offender.” Marc couldn’t believe the attitude of the man.
“Well, son, let’s not forget that this little lady invited him to the party. She had an agenda all her own and tried to get him to do her dirty work for her. This time, things just happened to go wrong.”
“Sheriff, have you got your men out looking for Eric?” Marc asked.
“Yes, they’ve been given a description and told to keep their eyes open. But, I’ll tell you the same thing I told Cass. That boy’s long gone by now. He skedaddled out of there as soon as he heard my sirens, and he’s probably still running as fast as he can.” He crossed his arms across his chest. “Are you planning on going in to talk to Serena?”
“Yes, we need to get her statement before we do anything else. Unless there’s some reason you don’t want us talking to her.” Marc just wanted to wipe the smug smile off the asshole’s face.
“No, not at all. You go right ahead, but you best be careful. Serena will be all over you two like white on rice. She’s partial to young, handsome men.” Laughing, he walked away.
Tony sighed deeply. “Let’s get this over with so we can get the hell out of here.”
Okay, for the record, if Serena doesn't want these two cowboys, this Texas girl will take 'em, and I'm only half an hour from Houston!! LOL!
Here is where you can find Missy...
And you can find...
"Catch Her When She Falls"
Sequel to Table for Three
here:
If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book, leave a comment along with your email address and Missy will pick one lucky winner before she leaves us Sunday night!!!
Don't miss out!!!

12 comments:

  1. Love a sexy menage! This looks great! Sending you an extra dose of sunshine from your old stomping grounds. I don't live in TN but I do live in NW Alabama and can be in TN within 20 minutes. Love the South!

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  2. Thanks, Stormy. I miss Tennessee something fierce. The beautiful green fields, trees swaying in the breeze, the rolling hills There's no place quite like Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Geogia. I've visited Alabama on many occasions but never lived there. Now, I'm in California. It's only green for about one month in the year and then everything turns brown - not my idea of paradise. Thanks for stopping by today.

    Missy Martine

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  3. Hi Missy,

    I just purchased the Kindle edition of Catch Her When She Falls last night and I can hardly put it down! Hot! Hot! Hot!

    I love all of your books!

    Keep 'em coming :-)

    EW

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  4. Well, thanks so much EW - it's always nice to hear from a fan :) Be sure and sign up for the newsletter on my website and be the first to learn about new releases.

    Missy Martine

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  5. Lately it seems that cowboy stories are my new love, and add in a menage? Love this! Seriously, your storyline sounds interesting and well developed; not just the romance side of things. I will be looking forward to adding this to my TBR pile.

    Janet

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  6. Thanks for the kind words, Janet, and thanks for stopping by. Cowboys are fast becoming my favorite too.

    Missy Martine

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  7. Oh, love the excerpt but especially love the 'real life' love story! *sighs* Very romantic! Great interview!

    laylahunter@gmail.com

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  8. Hi Robin, great post!

    Missy, awesome interview! I enjoyed learning more about you.

    I always say there are not enough good menage stories around but oh wait, now I find one hot enough to make even me blush with the excerpt?! Damn nice one hun!

    I would almost kill to finish the read so please put me down for the drawing too ok.

    Either way it is going on my TBR pile!

    Now I am off to check out what other books you have!

    Thanks!
    *kisses*
    Gina
    ginakincade@mistressjournals.com

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  9. Thanks so much, Layla - appreciate the kind comments. You're right, I've been blessed with my own personal love story when I found my true soul mate.

    Missy Martine

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  10. Hey Gina, thanks for the kind words. So you think the excerpt is hot, huh? hehe Wait until you get into the book! This was my first experience with writing M/M sex and I wanted it to be as hot as possible. You'll have to let me know if I succeeded :)

    Missy Martine

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  11. Thank you for sharing the excerpt with us, Missy. You are so skilled at drawing the reader in. Table for Three and Catch Her When She Falls look wonderful and I can't wait to read them. Thanks also for sharing your own romance. Everyone has a story worth telling. ;-)

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  12. Thank you everyone for stopping by. If you liked today's excerpt, be sure not to miss tomorrow's ADULT Excerpt!!
    Missy, I'm truly enjoying your visit and tomorrow is bound to be a lot of fun!!

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