Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Faves- Release Day!


I was so caught up in the big blog tour I forgot- TODAY IS THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DAY for Doctor in Petticoats. If you want to really learn about Clay Halsey the hero in this book check out his interview at Tarot by Arwen.

Romance Books R Us also has an interview from me up today. Check it out as well, and follow me on my blog tour. You could win some great prizes.

This week I hit 40K words on the WIP. Just about to the half way point and the story always rolls faster then with all the plot points coming together and mayhem taking place. This book has ended up being steamier than I had planned, but it's working. Well, it's working for me but my hero and heroine are getting a bit frustrated. LOL

I have between 30-40 people descending on me next week for a family reunion. It should be fun, but I'm not thinking I'll get a whole lot of writing done after Tuesday.

In celebration of my release here's a never before seen scene from Doctor in Petticoats.

Blurb for Doctor in Petticoats

After a life-altering accident and a failed relationship, Dr. Rachel Tarkiel gave up on love and settled for a life healing others as the physician at a School for the Blind. She's happy in her vocation--until handsome Clay Halsey shows up and inspires her to want more.

Blinded by a person he considered a friend, Clay curses his circumstances and his limitations. Intriguing Dr. Tarkiel shows him no pity, though. To her, he's as much a man as he ever was.

Can these two wounded souls conquer outside obstacles, as well as their own internal fears, and find love?

Excerpt
“Slip your undergarment and dress back up. Someone’s knocked on the door twice.” He kissed her forehead and helped her into the top half of her dress.
Clay ran water into a basin and steadied his racing heart. If not for the man wanting in here, he would have taken her the first time in a washroom. He grimaced at his lack of control.
Rachel slid off the counter. Her clothing rustled, and when he deemed she was put back together, he handed her a wet cloth and buttoned his shirt.
“Thank you.” She took the rag and kissed his cheek. “For the rag and the wonderful ride.”
A knock sounded louder.
“I think we better head back to our seats.”
Walking out of this room with him would be embarrassing for Rachel. He wouldn’t see the looks and leers, but she would. Once again he’d let his body overrule his head. “I-I hope you don’t get ridiculed for this.”
She tucked her arm in his. “Let me worry about that.
They walked to the door, a wooden slat slid, and she pushed the door open.
“Excuse me, sir, could you step back. My husband is blind, and I don’t want him tripping over you.” Rachel tugged on his arm. “Thank you.” They walked the fifteen steps to their compartment.
Her hat bumped against his shoulder. “See, nothing to it. Not a snide remark or over-calculating look.”
Clay shook his head and smiled. After the way he’d ravaged her in the washroom, she should have been blushing and fumbling about, but his Rachel could handle any situation.

Have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the excerpt, Paty! Happy release day, and hope you get lots of productive time in this weekend :)

Paty Jager said...

Thanks! We'll see. The dh has plans to get a barn up. But after he leaves, I can write in between changing irrigation pipes.

LORETTA CANTON said...

Congrats on the released of your book.

lorettaC
lbcanton@verizon.net

Paty Jager said...

Thanks, Loretta!

Anonymous said...

The book sounds great. It will make a nice summer read. Congrats on the release.
JOY
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Paty Jager said...

Hi Joy,
Thanks!